UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery has extended "Patapsco: Portrait of a Valley, Photographs by Peggy Fox," an exhibition featuring 70 of Peggy Fox's photographic portraits of the elders of the historic Patapsco Valley and surrounding landscapes, accompanied by excerpts from Alison Kahn's oral histories. The exhibition will be on view through June 30. On Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m., the Gallery presents a performance, "Inside the Memory Box: Stories of the Patapsco Valley," featuring archival images of UMBC, personal reminiscences, a staged reading of a script and a production of a one-act play by The Patapsco Players.
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The UMBC Computer Certification Training Center (CCTC) announced a new partnership today with Magellan University (www.magellan.edu), the nation's first online university, adding web-based learning options to all of the Center's classes and rapidly expanding course offerings to include Linux and a variety of Internet technology certifications.
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Increasing the numbers of minorities in the sciences and exposing the next generation of researchers to the challenge of finding a cure for diabetes is the goal of a partnership announced today between the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The JDRF's four-year, $240,000 commitment will support four UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars and provide research opportunities for the Scholars at JDRF labs nationwide.
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UMBC's Fine Arts Gallery presents "Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations, 1979-2000," the first mid-career survey of the artwork by the internationally recognized artist, curated by Maurice Berger, curator of the Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition, which consists of more than 100 objects, some reconfigured to re-create sections of Wilson's original installations, will be on view from October 11, 2001 through January 12, 2002. An opening reception will be held on October 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (410) 455-3188 or visit www.umbc.edu/fineartsgallery.
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Doug Hamby Dance, the Baltimore-Washington region's leading explorers of technology in modern dance, will perform at Dance Place in Washington, D.C. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, and 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. Tickets are $15 general and $12 members, students, seniors and artists. Dance Place (www.danceplace.org) is located at 3225 8th Street, NE. For more information, call (202) 269-1600 or visit www.umbc.edu/dhd.
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Janet Rutledge, program director in the Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been named associate dean of the UMBC Graduate School. Rutledge will begin her appointment on July 16, 2001, replacing Jim Vincent, who will be retiring after nine years of service to the Graduate School and thirty years as professor of chemistry at the University.
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