UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents "Power and Paper: Margaret-Bourke White, Modernity and the Documentary Mode," from Monday, September 11 through Saturday, December 9. The exhibition of 82 photographs by the groundbreaking photojournalist, war correspondent, industrial and architectural photographer was organized by the Boston University Art Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday 12 noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information call 410.455.2270.
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According to newly-released Carnegie Foundation classifications, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has moved into the top tier of America's elite research universities. Carnegie classifications, created in 1970 by the non-profit Carnegie Foundation, group institutions by their academic missions and serves as a research tool for scholars of higher education.
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Dr. Michael Summers, UMBC professor of chemistry/biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is one of ten national recipients of the 2000 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The award is administered and funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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UMBC's Fine Arts Gallery is partnering with 21 organizations to produce the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership, a far-reaching visionary program inspired by artist Joseph Beuys' 7000 Oaks project, where 7000 trees were planted in Kassel, Germany from 1982 to 1987. On Saturday, October 28 and Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 100 trees will be planted and a stone will be placed at Carroll Park and Patterson Park, respectively. A dedication ceremony/celebration will follow each planting. Other tree plantings at Wyman Park Dell (12 trees and one or more stones) in Baltimore City and at UMBC (30 trees and stones) will take place in spring 2001, along with a panel discussion and all-day conference on "Social Sculpture, Beuys and Greening Initiatives in Baltimore." All of the plantings are open to the public; call (410) 455-3188 for information on participation.
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UMBC American Studies Professor Warren Belasco has won the Sophie CoePrize in Food History, awarded on September 9, 2000 at the opening session of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery at Saint Antony's College, Oxford.
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The UMBC Shriver Center's Choice Middle Schools Program has been chosen to receive a National Dropout Prevention Network's Crystal Star Award of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention and Prevention.
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