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July 2010

CONNECTING MEYERHOFFS

Posted on July 15, 2010 12:47 PM |Permalink

This blog is going to be used to help Meyerhoffs keep in touch.

We are in the age of hi-tech communication! We can connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world! Whether it's facebook, twitter, text, or Skype we are able to stay connected with old friends or connect with someone new.

I want to categorize/identify Meyerhoffs by geographic locations to encourage more communications between classes. We have Meyerhoffs in the Southeast (FL, GA, SC, NC, AL, MS), Mid-Atlantic (VA, MD, DC, DE, WV, KY), Northeast (PA, NJ, NY, CT, VT, NH, RI, MA, ME), South Central (LA, TX, AK, OK, MO, KS, NE), North Central( OH, IN, IL, IA, MI, MN, WI, SD, ND), Northwest (MT, WY, ID, AK, WA, OR), and the Southwest (AZ, NM, CO, UT, NV, CA, HI).

Over the next few blogs, we will be highlighting Meyerhoffs from different parts of the country. In the highlights we want you to give us information about you, your families, your hobbies, other significant events in your life.

The next blog will focus on those of you in the Southeast. So if you have news or news of others Meyerhoffs in your area, please drop me a line. ALL REGIONS PLEASE SEND ME NEWS!
Earnestine B. Baker
erbaker@umbc.edu

Nwokedi Idika Ph.D. (M13) Earns Degree and Makes History

Posted on July 16, 2010 2:07 PM |Permalink

Dr. Nwokedi Idika (M13) , '05, computer science, recently earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Purdue University.

Dr. Idika is the first African-American to obtain a Ph.D. from the computer science department at the University.

Benyam Kinde (M18) Nominated to Attend Prestigious Conference

Posted on July 16, 2010 2:25 PM |Permalink

Benyam Kinde (M18), '10, biological sciences, recently attended a conference hosted by the Nobel Laureates in the sciences in the Bavarian town of Lindau to exchange ideas.

Kinde has ambitions to study neuroscience. He was nominated to attend the conference by Peter Agre, a medical doctor, professor and molecular biologist at The Johns Hopkins University who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and received an honorary degree from UMBC in 2009.

For read more, click here.

Marlene Mathews M.D./Ph.D. (M9) Earns Degree from the University of Rochester

Posted on July 16, 2010 2:33 PM |Permalink

Dr. Marlene Mathews (M9), '01, biological sciences, recently earned her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Mathews was in an M.D./Ph.D. program and will begin her residency this fall.

FASEB/MARC Program Hosting Leadership Development & Grant Writing Seminar

Posted on July 16, 2010 2:46 PM |Permalink

The FASEB/MARC Program, will be hosting a Leadership Development and Grant Writing Seminar in Virginia Beach, Virginia from August 27-28, 2010 for graduate students, postdocs and new assistant professors.

For questions or more information, contact Cordelia Adams at cadams@faseb.org or 301-634-7930.

Click here for flyer.

Congratulations to the M1's and M6's for winning the 2009-2010 Giving Challenge

Posted on July 21, 2010 3:32 PM |Permalink

The Meyerhoff Cohort Giving Challenge presents an annual opportunity for alumni to demonstrate both their appreciation for the program that gave them so much, and their commitment to future Meyerhoff Scholars. In the spirit of healthy competition, the cohort with the highest participation of giving each year will be recognized on the Meyerhoff website and on a plaque in the Scholarship Program office.

Congratulations to the M1's and M6's for winning the 2009-2010 challenge with 39% participation from each cohort!

For more information about the cohort giving challenge and to make a gift toward the 2010-2011 challenge, click here.

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