What's New on Campus

July 21, 1996|By Mike Bowler

A list of changes for the coming school year in area colleges and universities.

Baltimore City Community College: BCCC has revised and strengthened several degree and certificate programs, including apparel design and apparel retailing. An $18.5 million life sciences building, first major construction on the Liberty campus in nearly two decades, is expected to be completed next spring.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

Hood College: Biology Professor Randall L. Morrison is going fishing. He's been awarded a $180,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the striped color pattern in the zebrafish. The study is important, Morrison says, "because of what it tells us about how any kind of pattern can form as an organism develops."

Hood's fall semester begins Aug. 29.

Villa Julie College: Last spring, Villa Julie received state permission for its first master's degree program. The program in advanced information technologies "deals with the problems businesses have of integrating numerous different technologies to support organizational objectives," according to its chairman, Michael B. Rogich.

Classes begin Aug. 26.

Anne Arundel Community College: Arundel will reopen its renovated and expanded Glen Burnie Town Center campus in late August. Refurbished facilities in Glen Burnie include six classrooms, a telecourse viewing area, a computer lab, two seminar rooms and space for academic and student services.

Regular classes begin Sept. 3.

Coppin State College: Coppin's president, Calvin W. Burnett, was 38 years old when he assumed the school's presidency 26 years ago. Now 64, he vows to "aggressively pursue collaboration" with cross-town rival, the University of Baltimore. "We want to be partners while retaining our separate identities," he says.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

University of Baltimore: The University of Baltimore this fall will cooperate with Essex and Dundalk community colleges in offering courses to high school teachers on ways to integrate electronic media into the classroom.

The classes will be held in the computer labs at Essex and Dundalk and taught by faculty from each of the three schools.

Law school students convene Aug. 26, all others Sept. 3.

Goucher College: When school opens in September, Goucher will be completely "wired." This gives students direct access to cable television, voice mail and the Internet from their dorm rooms, and it connects the entire campus to an electronic mail system.

Classes begin Sept. 5.

Baltimore Hebrew University: Baltimore Hebrew launches a joint program in Judaic studies with Goucher College. And Shimon Shokek, a professor of philosophy and mysticism, will teach a course on Jewish mysticism at the Smithsonian Institutions in Washington.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

Howard Community College: A leader among Maryland community colleges in the application of technology, Howard offers eight online courses this fall in economics, writing, literature, music appreciation, personal health and psychology. Students earn college credits while "attending" classes at home on their personal computers.

For regular students, classes begin Sept. 3.

University of Maryland at Baltimore: UMAB's School of Nursing breaks ground Sept. 27 for a $38-million classroom and laboratory building on West Lombard Street. The structure will include laboratories equipped with "intelligent" mannequins and computer technology that will allow teaching in virtual reality.

Classes at UMAB's six professional schools begin Aug. 14, Aug. 26 and Sept. 3.

Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies: The Hopkins Odyssey Program will examine the world of virtual reality, the 1996 presidential election and Persia this fall as it expands offerings at Homewood and off-campus centers in downtown Baltimore, Columbia and Rockville.

Odyssey courses begin in early October.

Johns Hopkins University: William R. Brody, the first engineer to lead the Hopkins, begins his first semester as president. Brody, the 52-year-old former provost of the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, was chosen in April after a troubled 15-month search.

Classes begin Sept. 5.

Maryland Institute, College of Art: Perhaps because it was highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, the Maryland Institute opens with a 30 percent increase in freshman and transfer enrollment. The school expands to new space in the former AAA building across Mount Royal Avenue.

Classes begin Aug. 26.

Baltimore International Culinary College: The city's school for chefs begins an honors program this fall for students who "exhibit exemplary achievement." A symposium, "Quilts and Cuisine," is scheduled for the renamed Sheldon H. Knorr Gallery for Contemporary and Edible Art in early October, and BICC celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.

The fall quarter begins Sept. 30.

St. Mary's College: What's new is Maggie - Jane Margaret "Maggie" O'Brien, St. Mary's new president, who will be inaugurated Oct. 11.

Classes start Labor Day, Sept. 2.

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