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October 7, 1998
An article in yesterday's Maryland section misidentified the headquarters location of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. It is based at College Park.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 10/07/98
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | June 20, 2009
The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute will be disbanded and its institutes and programs will be distributed to universities around the state under a plan approved Friday by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Chancellor William E. Kirwan said breaking up the collection of research centers could double the annual money generated by UMBI researchers (an average of about $25 million) within five years. "Although UMBI has excellent facilities and has produced excellent science, the volume of research and the economic impact were not at the level originally hoped for," Kirwan said.
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NEWS
April 10, 2002
An article in the Today section yesterday said the organization in charge of the work at a crab biology project at the Inner Harbor has an affiliation with the University of Maryland. It should have been identified as a project at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
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By JONATHAN BOR and JONATHAN BOR,SUN STAFF | October 21, 2005
Mexican HIV center getting Md. help Maryland's Institute of Human Virology has agreed to help a Mexican university create an institute for the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The new center will be a division of the Universidad Autonoma of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. Part of a larger medical science building to be completed in 2006, it will carry the name IHV Mexico but will be independent of the Baltimore facility. Officials with the Mexican university signed a memorandum of understanding in Monterrey yesterday with Dr. Robert Gallo, director of the IHV, and Dr. Jennie Hunter-Cevera, president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
NEWS
March 26, 1997
The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and colleges in Sweden and Norway are creating a trans-Atlantic virtual university to study marine life.Maryland students and those at the University of Bergen in Norway and the University of Goteberg in Sweden will be linked through the Internet and by real-time video teleconferencing. Members of the faculties will research environmental problems in the Chesapeake Bay and the Baltic Sea.The program eventually will offer graduate degrees.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 28, 1998
Peter P. McCann, former president of an Annapolis-based biotechnology firm, has been named interim president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, officials announced yesterday.McCann, 54, had been president since 1994 of British Biotech Inc., a subsidiary of a British pharmaceutical firm of the same name.He will supervise the institute, a research arm of the University System of Maryland, until a permanent successor to Rita C. Colwell is hired. Colwell, the founding president, left the institute this year after President Clinton nominated her to direct the National Science Foundation.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | May 18, 1999
The Institute for Human Virology in Baltimore is in discussions with Immune Response Corp. of Carlsbad, Calif., about licensing some of the institute's discoveries for use in developing treatments for cancer and AIDS, the institute acknowledged yesterday.Peter P. McCain, interim president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, IHV's parent, said the institute and the company have agreed on "major terms" of an agreement, but no deal has been signed.Immune Response shares fell $4.25 to $7.5625 yesterday, after the company announced the halt of trials for a drug to treat AIDS.
NEWS
By JONATHAN BOR and JONATHAN BOR,SUN STAFF | October 21, 2005
Mexican HIV center getting Md. help Maryland's Institute of Human Virology has agreed to help a Mexican university create an institute for the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The new center will be a division of the Universidad Autonoma of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. Part of a larger medical science building to be completed in 2006, it will carry the name IHV Mexico but will be independent of the Baltimore facility. Officials with the Mexican university signed a memorandum of understanding in Monterrey yesterday with Dr. Robert Gallo, director of the IHV, and Dr. Jennie Hunter-Cevera, president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
FEATURES
By Casi H. Clocker | June 28, 1992
Lisa M. Schaub of Fallston was selected by Mary Washington College in Virginia for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Ms. Schaub, a senior majoring in business administration, has also been named to the President's List at the college for earning all As.*Loyola College senior Amy Lee Kelly has been selected as a 1992 Baltimore Sun/Independent College Fund of Maryland (ICFM) scholar. Ms. Kelly was given the $2,000 scholarship award based on her academic record and her commitment to community service.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | July 20, 1993
Bolstered by an outpouring of support -- and a raise in salary -- Rita R. Colwell, the president of the Maryland Biotechnology Institute, has turned down an offer to become president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.Dr. Colwell, 58, said a telephone call last week from Gov. William Donald Schaefer helped persuade her to stay."Having the support of the governor and the personal call from him, that made a big difference," Dr. Colwell said yesterday. Other state officials, as well as a representative of Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke also urged her to stay, Dr. Colwell said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 20, 2003
The University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute plans to announce Tuesday that it will receive $50 million from the state to expand its Rockville research campus. The money, which was included in the state's capital budget, is to fund a 140,000-square-foot building at the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology. The Rockville center is one of five operated by the institute, which conducts research and training as part of the University of Maryland system. The institute is independently run and seeks to expand the state's scientific and economic development in the areas of human health, the marine environment, agriculture and protein engineering/structural biology.
NEWS
April 10, 2002
An article in the Today section yesterday said the organization in charge of the work at a crab biology project at the Inner Harbor has an affiliation with the University of Maryland. It should have been identified as a project at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2001
Leading lawmakers served notice to University System of Maryland officials yesterday that they expect it to form a top-level biosciences council to increase research collaboration among its member institutions. Del. Nancy K. Kopp and Sen. Robert R. Neall told Chancellor Donald N. Langenberg and the presidents of four of the institutions that they want the system to develop a comprehensive plan to make the best use of the state's biotechnology research. For the second straight week, the educators came to Annapolis to brief House Appropriations and Senate Budget and Taxation subcommittees on their cooperative efforts in biotech, considered a vital element in Maryland's future economic development.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2001
Leaders of four Maryland public institutions of higher learning will troop to Annapolis today to tell legislators about how well they're working together to make the state a national leader in biotechnology. Chances are, the lawmakers will not be impressed. In the diplomatic language of supposedly sisterly schools, top educators at the University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute; and University of Maryland, Baltimore will tacitly admit that they deserve less than top grades for collaboration.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | May 18, 1999
The Institute for Human Virology in Baltimore is in discussions with Immune Response Corp. of Carlsbad, Calif., about licensing some of the institute's discoveries for use in developing treatments for cancer and AIDS, the institute acknowledged yesterday.Peter P. McCain, interim president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, IHV's parent, said the institute and the company have agreed on "major terms" of an agreement, but no deal has been signed.Immune Response shares fell $4.25 to $7.5625 yesterday, after the company announced the halt of trials for a drug to treat AIDS.
NEWS
October 7, 1998
An article in yesterday's Maryland section misidentified the headquarters location of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. It is based at College Park.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 10/07/98
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1998
A report commissioned by two General Assembly committees on the debt-laden and partly empty Columbus Center suggests uses ranging from a museum school for schoolchildren to an outreach center dealing with ports and other urban waterways.In a hearing scheduled for today, the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Budget and Taxation will discuss the report, which was drafted by the state Department of Business and Economic Development, the University System of Maryland, and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
NEWS
February 18, 1998
THE REST of the United States is about to find out what Marylanders already know. Rita R. Colwell not only possesses one of the best scientific minds in the nation, she is also a top-notch administrator.President Clinton has named Dr. Colwell director of the National Science Foundation. He first asked her to be deputy director, then elevated her nomination when he made the current NSF Director Neal F. Lane his chief White House adviser on science and technology.As head of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Dr. Colwell was a rational voice in discussions last year concerning the Pfiesteria outbreak in the Chesapeake Bay. She urged against prematurely blaming the poultry industry for high nutrient levels in Maryland waters.
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1998
A report commissioned by two General Assembly committees on the debt-laden and partly empty Columbus Center suggests uses ranging from a museum school for schoolchildren to an outreach center dealing with ports and other urban waterways.In a hearing scheduled for today, the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Budget and Taxation will discuss the report, which was drafted by the state Department of Business and Economic Development, the University System of Maryland, and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 28, 1998
Peter P. McCann, former president of an Annapolis-based biotechnology firm, has been named interim president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, officials announced yesterday.McCann, 54, had been president since 1994 of British Biotech Inc., a subsidiary of a British pharmaceutical firm of the same name.He will supervise the institute, a research arm of the University System of Maryland, until a permanent successor to Rita C. Colwell is hired. Colwell, the founding president, left the institute this year after President Clinton nominated her to direct the National Science Foundation.
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