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By From Staff Reports | April 11, 1995
The University of Maryland College Park has bestowed its highest academic award, the title of distinguished university professor, on 13 of the school's faculty members.The distinguished university professors are Ivo Babuska, mathematics; Stephen Brush, history; Guillermo Calvo, economics; Sankar Das Sarma, physics; David C. Driskell, art; Bruce L. Gardner and Richard E. Just, agricultural and resource economics; Ted Robert Gurr, government and politics; Edward Ott, electrical engineering and physics; Jose E. Pacheco, Spanish and Portuguese; Azriel Rosenfeld, center for automation research; John D. Weeks, chemistry and biochemistry; and James A. Yorke, mathematics.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Michael Hersch composes music of sobering complexity -- lots of jagged melodic lines, thorny harmonies, quick-shifting rhythms. But even at its densest, his intense work communicates in a way that can make a listener feel privy to Hersch's innermost thoughts. The composer, who studied at the Peabody Institute in the 1990s and has been on the composition faculty there since 2006, is about to reveal even more of himself this week when his first work for the stage premieres at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
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December 23, 2001
Fourteen faculty members at Western Maryland College were awarded money for research next year through the college's Faculty Development Committee. The faculty members are: Tom Deveny, foreign languages. He will continue studying Spanish film, traveling to Spain to research the Young Spanish Cinema. Sherri Hughes, psychology and assistant dean of graduate and professional studies. Hughes will continue her research on participants in Alaska's Iditasport ultramarathon. Lauren Dundes, Roxanna Harlow, Deb Lemke and Jean Shin, all of the sociology department.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
WQXR in New York reports that Anthony McGill, one of the most eloquent clarinetists of our day, will join the New York Philharmonic in September as principal. McGill has been co-principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for a decade and a Peabody Conservatory faculty member since 2008. There is extra interest in the Philharmonic post since McGill is the third musician to be hired since the retirement, after six decades, of Stanley Drucker in 2009. The first two accepted the position, but subsequently changed their minds.
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December 1, 1996
Western Maryland College has welcomed nine full-time and 13 part-time undergraduate faculty members for the 1996-1997 academic year.The new full-time members are:Timothy J. Baylor, assistant professor, sociology. He has researched the Native American culture, including the American Indian Movement (AIM).Lauren Dundes, assistant professor, sociology. Dundes is coordinator of the Integrated Youth Apprenticeship Method, a nonprofit summer enrichment program in East Baltimore.Susan Futeral-Myrowitz, visiting assistant professor, social work.
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September 29, 1995
South Carroll High School has welcomed six new members to its faculty for 1995-1996.* Matt Davis, business teacher, has a degree from York College. He taught previously in Baltimore County.* Dawn Geisler is a special education resource teacher. She has a bachelor's degree in physical education and certificate in special education from Towson State University.* Julie Horwitz has been hired as an English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instructor to assist those who speak English as a second language.
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By Staff Report | November 22, 1993
Carroll Community College has added several new faculty members and an administrator during the current semester.* Laura Bittner joined the faculty as a full-time psychology instructor after having taught at Essex, Harford and Baltimore City community colleges and the Baltimore City Police Academy.She also worked as a mental health counselor developing treatment plans and doing group therapy for a state-run agency for children and as a mental health therapist for youth for the Johns Hopkins Medical Plan and Hopkins Hospital.
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May 17, 1994
Western Maryland College held a reception yesterday for seven longtime faculty members who are retiring this year.The seven are William T. Achor, professor of physics; Charles C. Herrman Jr., associate professor of sociology; Melvin D. Palmer, professor of comparative literature; Keith N. Richwine, professor of English; Helen B. Wolfe, associate professor of education; Ira G. Zepp Jr., professor of religious studies; and Evelyn H. Winfrey, associate professor...
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Art Critic | February 11, 1993
For some reason, there don't seem to be as many art exhibitions on the occasion of Black History Month this year as I remember from former years. Programs yes, but exhibitions no. One of the exceptions is Dundalk Community College's "In Celebration of Black History Month," which brings together 10 African-American faculty members from local colleges and universities.This is not a theme show, for these artists' interests are as wide-ranging as their media -- from painting to sculpture to prints to paper wall reliefs to ceramics.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2003
The chairwoman of Baltimore City Community College's board resigned during its monthly meeting yesterday amid a heated dispute between faculty members and the school's president about his management style. Rosetta Kerr Wilson quit without explanation at the beginning of the session. Later, the board narrowly passed a surprise 15-point resolution supporting President Sylvester E. McKay and denouncing his critics among the faculty and staff. Wilson is a director of government relations for Comcast Cable who has served as chairwoman of the board since July 2002.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
News came overnight that John Shirley-Quirk has died in Bath, England, at the age of 82. The bass-baritone was a most eloquent singer; an especially insightful interpreter of music by Benjamin Britten; a man of great personal charm; and an inspiring teacher, who served froim 1992 to 2012 on the faculty at the Peabody Institute. I wanted to share this exquisite performance by Mr. Shirley-Quirk of a song by Ralph Vaughan Williams that, in a few short minutes, captures the essence of this vocal artist's rare gifts.
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January 28, 2014
Jay Gould first got his hands on a camera when he was 6 years old, and he describes those first shots as "terrible. " [I] mostly captured roll after roll containing pictures of flashes on aquarium glass," said Gould, 31, who lives in Hampden. "I'm a geek and suspect that my early love of cameras was purely because it had a button and a lens that moved in and out. Things have changed, of course. Gould took his first photography class at age 16 and "finally committed to the medium" when he was almost done with college.
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By David Wilson | November 19, 2013
Nearly 820,000 international students - a national record - studied at universities in the United States during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to a report released this month by the Institute for International Education. At Morgan State University, we have been working to attract many of these students knowing that today's careers often require a global focus. Our efforts are now bearing significant fruit. We have well over 400 international students at Morgan this academic year - an all-time high for us. We have students from 63 countries, including China, Brazil, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and various nations in Europe and Africa, and they are adding immeasurably to the diversity on our campus.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2013
J. George Kropp, an educator whose career at Calvert Hall College High School teaching social studies and history spanned more than 50 years, died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Loch Raven Village resident was 76. "I call him a legend and an icon. If you knew him, he was always student-centered. He always put the kids first," said Chuck Stembler, principal of Calvert Hall. "He also had a genuine love of his subject and all things history, and he loved the intellectual rigors of history.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
Dr. Alan Ross, a longtime faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University whose love of numbers fed his career and also an enjoyment of baseball, died Sept. 7 at Roland Park Place. He was 87. He was born in Oxford, Ohio, to E.C and Madeliene Ross, and raised in both Oxford and Hamilton, Ohio, where his extended family lived. His father was an English professor at Miami University. Family members say as a youngster, Dr. Ross showed a predilection for learning, winning several state mathematics awards in school.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
Morgan State University's faculty has overwhelmingly voted in support of President David J. Wilson, according to figures released by the university council Friday. More than 86 percent of Morgan faculty members who participated in the vote cast ballots to signal their confidence in Wilson, who has recently come under fire from some members of Morgan's Board of Regents. In early December, the regents voted 8 to 7 behind closed doors to not renew Wilson's contract when it expires at the end of the academic year.
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September 3, 2000
Western Maryland College welcomed more than 490 new students and honored several faculty members at its Aug. 25 convocation, the official start of the fall semester. After the ceremony, students were invited to join the WMC community by ringing the Old Main bell. In four years, the college president will ring them out as graduates of the class of 2004. Honored faculty members were: Thomas Deveny, professor of foreign languages; Steven "Bo" Eckard, lecturer in music; Francis "Skip" Fennell, professor of education; Volker Franke, assistant professor of political science; Mary Hawkins Hackman, graduate program lecturer; Henry Reiff, associate professor of education and associate dean of academic affairs; Herbert Smith, professor and chairman of political science; McCay Vernon, professor of psychology emeritus; Brian Wladkowski, assistant professor of chemistry; and Thomas Zirpoli Jr., Laurence J. Adams Distinguished Chair in Special Education and professor of education.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 22, 1998
Howard Community College plans to celebrate the installation of its third president, Mary Ellen Duncan, with a series of free luncheon mini-classes called the Festival of Learning. The 45-minute classes, which begin Oct. 29, will be conducted by HCC faculty members on topics such as philosophy, baseball history, computers, acting and health care.All classes take place on the campus at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway and include lunch. To attend, call 410-772-4828. Space is limited.The courses include:For the Love of Wisdom -- The Telecourse: What do Solomon, Confucius, Winnie the Pooh and HCC's Helen Mitchell have in common?
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
The closed-door meeting at which Morgan State University's Board of Regents decided not to renew President David J. Wilson's contract violated the state's open meetings act, a former Baltimore County government teacher alleged in a complaint filed this week. Ralph Jaffe of Pikesville filed a complaint with Maryland's Open Meeting Compliance Board saying that the board should have conducted its vote in a public session. The decision to not renew the contract of Wilson, who has been at the university for two and a half years, sparked outrage from students and professors who felt he had staked out a strong vision for the Northeast Baltimore campus.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
Students, faculty and alumni rallied for Morgan State University's embattled president Thursday, protesting the board of regents' abrupt decision to not renew David J. Wilson's contract weeks after he received a positive performance evaluation. Also Thursday, the University Council, a leadership group made up of faculty, administrators and students, called for a reversal of the board's decision, saying that it violated its own bylaws by not announcing the meeting's purpose in advance and by making a binding decision behind closed doors.
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