The University of Maryland, Baltimore County has taken a major role in the digital dissemination of geographic data in being named the Clearinghouse Node for Maryland in the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) framework. Joining with more than 100 other nodes nationwide, UMBC now stands at the forefront of the distribution of critical geographical information in Maryland.
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For the second consecutive year, the UMBC's Fine Arts Gallery's publication series Issues in Cultural Theory has been recognized for excellence in design by the American Associations of Museums. By winning First Prize for Scholarly Journals in the 19th Publications Design Competition for Bruno Monguzzi: A Designer\\'s Perspective (Volume 2 in the series), the Fine Arts Gallery has continued its tradition of excellence with a series of texts that are both scholarly, beautiful, and boundlessly useful.
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Bilge water. It is the stinky, sticky scourge of boat owners and captains everywhere and a threat to the environment. But thanks to the Bilge Pill, a new product born from a unique partnership between an area waterman and Baltimore-based biotech company Athena Environmental Sciences, dealing with smelly, oily and polluting bilge on the Chesapeake Bay has gotten a lot easier.
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