UMBC's 15th Annual Indian Music and Dance Competition will be held Friday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Nov. 22 in UMBC's Fine Arts Recital Hall. The competition, which celebrates the traditions of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, features performers from across the United States. The event kicks off with a Friday evening concert by Ustad Vilayat Khan, one of the world's most distinguished sitar players, giving his only Baltimore/Washington area performance.
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Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, announce their second annual scientific symposium, "A Look Ahead II - Futures in Biomedical Research," to be held November 12, 1998, at 4 p.m. on the UMBC campus. The program is designed for life sciences researchers, health care professionals and science educators, and focuses on issues and trends in the dynamic biomedical research arena.
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As the Baby Boomers' children become freshmen, colleges and universities across the country face increased demand for on-campus housing. But next fall, 255 more students will be able to live on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus--followed by another 277 a year later--thanks to the generosity and creativity of the Baltimore-based Erickson Foundation. Perhaps more importantly, the gift to UMBC could change how charitable foundations operate in the future.
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"Mill Town Heritage on the Patapsco: Ellicott City and Oella," on display in UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Rotunda until Dec. 15, highlights the oral histories of these two communities. The exhibit runs daily and is free and open to the public.
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Children in Maryland public schools may go through as many different teachers as they do weeks of school. "One student I know had 13 different teachers during the first 13 weeks of school," says John Y. Lee, director of the Urban Teacher Education (UTE) track at UMBC.
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