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July 2, 2003

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Chris Corbett on NPR (8/16)
English faculty member Chris Corbett will discuss his forthcoming book, Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express, on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition" this Saturday, August 16. In Baltimore, WYPR (88.1 FM) broadcasts "Weekend Edition" from 8 to 10 a.m. For more information on NPR, please visit WYPR's Web site.

Tom Schaller in the Baltimore Sun
Assistant Professor of Political Science Tom Schaller's OpEd, "Authenticity's/sp/electricity," appeared in the Baltimore Sun on August 10.
www.sunspot.net/news/opinion/oped/bal-pe.dean10aug10,0,5745451.story?coll=bal-oped-headlines

UMBC Student Bernadette Hanlon in the Baltimore Sun
Bernadette Hanlon's OpEd, " 'Park tax' would help restore neighborhood green spaces," appeared in the Baltimore Sun on August 13.
www.sunspot.net/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.diary13aug13,0,6282452.story?coll=bal-oped-headlines

BDMetrics and Sphere in Baltimore Business Journal
BD Metrics and Sphere, techcenter@UMBC tenants, were featured in the Baltimore Business Journal on August 11.
www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/2003/08/11/newscolumn6.html?t=printable

Anne Brodsky on Democracy Now
On August 7, Assistant Professor of Psychology Anne Brodsky was a guest on Democracy Now, with Amy Goodman. Brodsky is the author of With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. For more information or to listen to the interview, go to www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/08/07/1431259

Symmes Gardner in the Baltimore Sun
Work by Symmes Gardner, director of the Center for Art and Visual Culture, was included in Glenn McNatt's favorable review of the Artscape Juried Exhibition in the Baltimore Sun on July 25.
www.sunspot.net/features/lifestyle/bal-to.art25jul25,0,3247122.story?coll=bal-artslife-today

Chris Corbett in Booklist
Gilbert Taylor of Booklist gives high praise to English department faculty Chris Corbett's forthcoming release, Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express. Taylor writes, "If MBAs existed in 1860, they'd have advised Russell, Majors & Waddell that their business plan for a cross-contintental courier service was a loser. But the firm's folly was the Old West's gain, created one of its most myth-encrusted mirages - the fabled Pony Express. In Corbett's discerning hands, the saga splits in two. The first part is his rollicking account of the Express, in which Corbett wryly picks his way through the embellishments that surround its short year-and-a-half existence. The second part ambles through the afterlife of the Pony Express as entertainment, accumulating Corbett's gallery of newspaper hacks, cheap novelists, showman Buffalo Bill, filmmakers, and local history antiquarians who peddled truths and fabrications about it. It makes for fun reading as Corbett handicaps which writer was a jolly liar, who was a conscientious chronicler, or what old timer's memories of his days on horseback have a smidgen of believability. The book is great entertainment in and of itself, but buffs of the West will virtually gallop to the checkout line."

Kriste Lindenmeyer in Newhouse News Service
Associate Professor of History Kriste Lindenmeyer was quoted in a July 7 Newhouse News Service story on the popularity of an anonymous Internet essay about childhood nostalgia.
www.newhouse.com//archive/melendez070703.html

techcenter@UMBC in the Baltimore Business Journal
On July 28, the Baltimore Business Journal noted that BD Metrics Inc., one of the Baltimore area's more promising software startups, is the newest tenant at techcenter@UMBC.
www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/2003/07/28/daily30.html?t=printable

Lou Cantori in Salon and on Fox 45 News
Professor of Political Science Lou Cantori was quoted in a July 18 Salon article on the U.S. occupation in Iraq. The full text is available to subscribers only.
www.salon.com/news/feature/2003/07/18/pre_war/index_np.html

Cantori was also interviewed about the current situation in Iraq on Fox 45 News July 22.

Doug Hamby Dance Review in the Washington Post
Doug Hamby Dance's recent Dance Place concert was reviewed by the Washington Post on July 22.
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26000-2003Jul21.html

Jaclyn Pavelec and Janet McGlynn in the Daily Record
"Social entrepreneurship: Profits for progress," co-written by Jaclyn Pavelec, CEO of Bokk Tech, a techcenter@UMBC Student Idea Lab company, and Janet McGlynn, UMBC director of communication and outreach, appeared in the Daily Record on July 11. The online article is available to subscribers only.
www.mddailyrecord.com/pub/4_9_friday/saturdaycolumns/143554-1.html

Anne Brodsky on the Marc Steiner Show
Assistant Professor of Psychology Anne Brodsky discussed her new book, With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, on WYPR's Marc Steiner Show on July 14.

Wallace McMillan's Lighthouse Project in the Virginia Pilot
On July 12, the Virginia Pilot featured Assistant Professor of Physics Wallace McMillan's global climate research at a former lighthouse off Virginia Beach.
(Note "continuation" link at top of the page)
http://epilot.hamptonroads.com/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXLib:ArticleToMailGif&Type=text/html&Path=VirginianPilot/2003/07/12&ID=Ar02000&ChunkNum=0

techcenter@UMBC in the Baltimore Business Journal
"As the Baltimore region angles for a bigger slice of the life sciences pie -- long the domain of Montgomery County and its 'DNA Alley' -- the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's technology incubator continues to emerge as a cradle for promising startups," said Robert Terry, the Baltimore Business Journal, in the July 14 feature, "UMBC tech incubator booming." The article features Executive Director, UMBC Research Park Corp. Ellen Hemmerly.
http://baltimore.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/2003/07/07/story7.html

Lou Cantori on "Newshour with Jim Lehrer"
On July 8, Professor of Political Science Lou Cantori was a guest on PBS's "Newshour with Jim Lehrer." Cantori discussed the situation facing U.S. forces in postwar Iraq.
www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec03/iraq_07-08-03.html

Ellen Hemmerly in the Daily Record and the Baltimore Business Journal
Ellen Hemmerly, executive director, techcenter@umbc, was interviewed for the June 20 Daily Record article, "Partnerships provide small biotechs with a big brother."
www.mddailyrecord.com/cgi-bin/udt/im.display.printable?client.id=mddailyrecord&story.id=142731

Hemmerly was also featured in the Baltimore Business Journal's "UMBC tech incubator booming" on July 7.
http://baltimore.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/2003/07/07/story7.html?t=printable

Lou Cantori in the News
Professor of Political Science Lou Cantori's oped, "The Quagmire in Iraq," was published in the Baltimore Sun on June 30.
www.sunspot.net/news/opinion/oped/bal-op.military30jun30,0,6194037.story?coll=bal-oped-headlines

He was also a guest on WBAL Radio June 30 and on WYPR's Marc Steiner Show July 2.

Posted by dwinds1 at July 2, 2003 12:00 AM