The advent of the photographic portrait satisfied a cultural desire for immortality. To further the goal, hand coloring of the images transformed the bland monochrome of the untouched likeness into documents seemingly true to life. This exhibition of 50 framed works from the collection of Stanley and Sara Burns ranges from the daguerreotype to the modern silver print. It recalls the practice of developing artifacts that lie somewhere between a photographic reality and the realm of the imagination.
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An automated microscope developed by Cell Works, Inc., a biomedical company located at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has won a place in the Permanent Research Collection on Information Technology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
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Pro sports teams rarely benefit local economies, and in some cases they actually hurt them, according to a paper by Dennis Coates and Brad Humphreys, University of Maryland, Baltimore County economics professors.
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The Fine Arts Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition Adrian Piper: A Retrospective, 1965 - 2000, curated by Maurice Berger, Senior Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School for Social Research, Adjunct Curator of the Fine Arts Gallery, and author of the recent publication White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999).
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In response to a statewide need for information systems skills in the work force, the Bell Atlantic Foundation will give UMBC $150,000 over the next three years to help endow the Bell Atlantic Foundation Scholars Program. An additional $100,000 from Bell Atlantic also will go toward this program to help fund four full-term scholarships for high school graduates majoring in information systems, computer science or computer engineering. UMBC will contribute additional funds from its own endowment.
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