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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday. The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was initially published by Huffington Post's Gay Voices section. Campus Pride's list looks specifically at colleges' policies toward and institutional support of LGBT students in areas like housing, campus safety, counseling and student life.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was 89. "George was a great historian for lost causes and great failures like narrow-gauge railroads and the Ma & Pa," said Herbert R. Harwood Jr., a retired CSX executive and a nationally known railroad historian and author. "That resulted in the definitive histories of the American narrow-gauge railroads, the electric interurban railway industry, cable-powered street railways, overnight steamships along the coasts and in the Great Lakes.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
The No. 2 academic official at Johns Hopkins University is leaving to become dean of Stanford University's School of Medicine. Lloyd B. Minor, who has served as Hopkins provost for three years, will leave the university at the end of August. Minor said he's excited by the "unique opportunity to advance state-of-the-art medical research that crosses and combines traditional medical disciplines and academic boundaries in unprecedented new ways. " Stanford's medical school is generally ranked among the top five in the country, though usually behind Hopkins' School of Medicine, where Minor chaired the department of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery — before becoming provost.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation" form of encryption into a practical way to better protect software from hackers. Hopkins, the University of California, Los Angeles, Stanford University, the University of Texas and Columbia University are forming the Center for Encrypted Functionalities through a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. They are exploring a strategy known as obfuscation, which can hide the inner workings of programs from outsiders.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 3, 1998
A town meeting on education reform that is expected to draw national and local leaders will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Gilman School."Urban Education in Crisis: Challenges and Choices" is sponsored by Gilman in partnership with Roland Park Elementary/Middle School.The meeting will be held in the Alumni Auditorium on the boys' school campus at 5407 Roland Ave. Tickets are $25.The forum is the third in a series sponsored by Gilman in celebration of its 100th anniversary.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will join state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick and interim Baltimore schools chief Robert Schiller and other local educators at the symposium.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
The University of Maryland announced Monday that long-time finance professor Alexander J. Triantis has been appointed dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Triantis, 49, succeeds G. "Anand" Anandalingam, who left the post at the end of June to take a position in London as dean of the Imperial College Business School. Triantis will assume the position Sept. 1. "Alex has been an extraordinary asset to the university and will be an exciting, visionary leader for the Smith School," Mary Ann Rankin, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said in a statement.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
The Johns Hopkins University has named Robert C. Lieberman, an interim dean at Columbia University and an expert on American politics, to its No. 2 academic spot: provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. He will take the post July 1, succeeding Lloyd B. Minor, who left last year to become dean of Stanford University's School of Medicine. "Rob brings a scholarly record and leadership experience, clearly marked with the 'excellence gene,' that will make him a wonderful partner for me and the university's senior leadership team as we work to advance our mission," Hopkins' President Ronald J. Daniels said in a statement.
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January 28, 1995
Albert W. Tucker, 89, former chairman of the mathematics department at Princeton University and developer of the "Prisoner's Dilemma" paradox, died of pneumonia Wednesday. He was known among mathematicians for his work in linear programming and game theory. He created the Prisoner's Dilemma in 1950 to illustrate the difficulty of non-zero-sum games to a group of psychologists at Stanford University. A non-zero-sum problem is one in which one contestant's win is not necessarily a loss for the other contestant.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
Johns Hopkins University's medical school fell one spot to No. 3 in the nation, while its education school rose to No. 2, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings. The medical school ranked behind those of Harvard University and Stanford University among the top institutions for medical research. University of Maryland School of Medicine ranked No. 37. Other Maryland institutions to rank among the top 10 in their disciplines were the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Francis King Carey School of Law's part-time program, the University of Maryland, College Park's library sciences school, Johns Hopkins' public health and nursing schools and the Maryland Institute College of Art 's fine arts program.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation" form of encryption into a practical way to better protect software from hackers. Hopkins, the University of California, Los Angeles, Stanford University, the University of Texas and Columbia University are forming the Center for Encrypted Functionalities through a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. They are exploring a strategy known as obfuscation, which can hide the inner workings of programs from outsiders.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
Johns Hopkins University scientists will share in one of the largest one-time philanthropic gifts for cancer research ever made, $540 million aimed at preventing and curing the disease, officials are scheduled to announce today. The $90 million marked for Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center - among the biggest donations for the center and the university - will help researchers build on pioneering work identifying the genetic mutations responsible for cancers. The money comes from the New York-based based Ludwig Cancer Research, an organization named for the late shipping tycoon Daniel K. Ludwig.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
For the first time this spring, students who want to take a class at the University of Baltimore with a Pulitzer Prize-winning civil rights historian won't be bound by the university they chose to attend. The class, taught by local author Taylor Branch, is the University System of Maryland's first crack at offering an online, credit course for students from any of the system's 14 institutions, including Coppin, Towson and the University of Maryland, College Park. They will be able to communicate and interact in real time with classmates and with Branch, best known for writing the trilogy "America in the King Years.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday. The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was initially published by Huffington Post's Gay Voices section. Campus Pride's list looks specifically at colleges' policies toward and institutional support of LGBT students in areas like housing, campus safety, counseling and student life.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
The University of Maryland announced Monday that long-time finance professor Alexander J. Triantis has been appointed dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Triantis, 49, succeeds G. "Anand" Anandalingam, who left the post at the end of June to take a position in London as dean of the Imperial College Business School. Triantis will assume the position Sept. 1. "Alex has been an extraordinary asset to the university and will be an exciting, visionary leader for the Smith School," Mary Ann Rankin, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said in a statement.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities - an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer. But to stand out - or simply be remembered - isn't a guarantee, no matter how high the profile of the speaker. "The commencement speaker has to perform. He or she has the responsibility to inspire both students and graduates to make something of their lives" without falling back on cliches, said Steven D. Cohen, managing director of the oral communication program at the University of Maryland.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
The Walters Art Museum, a trail-blazer in digitizing its collection and making it available online, has reached an agreement with Stanford University Libraries to give more than 100,000 high-res images of medieval manuscripts what is being called "a second home" in the Stanford Digital Repository. There, the images will receive "long-term protection against file loss or corruption," according to a statement released Thursday by Stanford. Also provided in the arrangement will be "digital handling tools that allow scholars to analyze the manuscripts and compare them with manuscripts elsewhere.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2010
David B. Greenberg, a retired professor of chemical engineering at the University of Cincinnati who was a Baltimore native, died Sunday of lymphoma at his Cincinnati home. He was 81. Dr. Greenberg was a 1947 Polytechnic Institute graduate and earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon. He received a master's in chemical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1959 and completed a National Science Foundation Fellowship at Stanford University's department of aeronautical engineering in 1961.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
Faith Loudon plans to eat at as many local Chick-fil-A restaurants as she can manage on Wednesday - at least six. Other Marylanders, meanwhile, are vowing to donate the amount it would have cost them to get a chicken meal from the fast-food chain to gay-rights groups. Nothing turns a sandwich into a symbol faster than a company executive wading into politics, especially on a subject as divisive as gay marriage. Chick-fil-A's president and CEO, Dan T. Cathy, told the Biblical Recorder, a Baptist journal, in early July that the company was "very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
The Johns Hopkins University has named Robert C. Lieberman, an interim dean at Columbia University and an expert on American politics, to its No. 2 academic spot: provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. He will take the post July 1, succeeding Lloyd B. Minor, who left last year to become dean of Stanford University's School of Medicine. "Rob brings a scholarly record and leadership experience, clearly marked with the 'excellence gene,' that will make him a wonderful partner for me and the university's senior leadership team as we work to advance our mission," Hopkins' President Ronald J. Daniels said in a statement.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
Johns Hopkins University's medical school fell one spot to No. 3 in the nation, while its education school rose to No. 2, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings. The medical school ranked behind those of Harvard University and Stanford University among the top institutions for medical research. University of Maryland School of Medicine ranked No. 37. Other Maryland institutions to rank among the top 10 in their disciplines were the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Francis King Carey School of Law's part-time program, the University of Maryland, College Park's library sciences school, Johns Hopkins' public health and nursing schools and the Maryland Institute College of Art 's fine arts program.
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