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August 20, 2003

In the News

Freeman Hrabowski in the Washington Post and Christianity Today
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski was quoted in Courtland Milloy's Aug. 24 Washington Postcolumn on the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's march on Washington D.C.

President Hrabowski was also quoted in a Christianity Today profile (September 2003) of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.

Tim Brennan in the Washington Post
Tim Brennan, a professor of public policy and an expert on deregulationof utilities, was part of a Washington Post article examining the recentmassive blackout in the Northeast U.S. and Canada.

UMBC Entrepreneurship Programs in the Sun
UMBC's Alex. Brown Center for Science and Technology Entrepreneurship,Idea Lab, CEO Chats and other programs encouraging and teachingentrepreneurship skills to students were part of a Aug. 28 businessarticle in the Baltimore Sun.

UMBC's ongoing competition with 14 other universities for up to $5million in grant money from the Kauffman Foundation to encourageentrepreneurship campus-wide was also mentioned, along with a quote fromfoundation spokeswoman Wendy Guilles.,0,4678326.story?coll=bal-business-headlines

Alumnus Paul Comfort in the Easton Star Democrat
UMBC alum and Queen Anne's County Administrator Paul Comfort '87 was appointed to a new blue ribbon commission to study the structure and efficiency of state government.

UMBC in the Catonsville Times
UMBC's growing resident population is the focus of the article "Commuter School? UMBC freshmen flood into campus housing" in the Catonsville Times on August 27.

UMBC Chess in Chess Life
UMBC Chess Team Advisor Alan Sherman wrote "UMBC's Speed Spectacular - a Sporting Smash," for the September 2003 issue of Chess Life. The article is not available online.

IMDA Graduate Student Jon Routson in the New York Times
Imaging and Digital Arts graduate student and video artist Jon Routson was mentioned in an August 17 New York Times article on artist Matthew Barney. Greg Allen writes, "And a young Baltimore video artist, Jon Routson, whose work explores bootlegging itself, has tackled Matthew Barney's work head-on. In April at New York's Team Gallery, Mr. Routson showed his "made for TV" version of 'Cremaster 4.' He cut a grainy VHS bootleg of Mr. Barney's 45-minute film down to 22 minutes, dropped in actual commercials, compressed the end credits and even floated ABC's logo inthe lower corner of the screen. The result: a hilarious, smart, and brazen work, which drew critical praise and which may be a sign of things to come."

Robert Carpenter in the Baltimore Sun
Associate Professor of Economics Robert Carpenter's study of slots was part of an August 20 Baltimore Sun story.,0,715121.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

Thomas Schaller in Baltimore Magazine
Assistant Professor of Political Science Thomas Schaller profiles political fundraiser Colleen Martin-Lauer in the September issue of Baltimore Magazine. You can read Schaller's article on page 106. Watch for more features by Schaller in future issues of the magazine.

Alumni Omari Ruiz and Avery Smith in the Baltimore Sun
As a member of The Baltimore Collegetown Network, UMBC's key role inkeeping talented young people living and working in Maryland aftercollege graduation is highlighted in an article on the organization in the August 22 Baltimore Sun. The story highlights how 77 percent of UMBC alumni continue to live and work in Maryland and features quotes from two recent graduates who are among that majority: Omari Ruiz '03 and Avery Smith '03.,0,3647317.story?coll=bal-home-headlines

Posted by dwinds1 at August 20, 2003 12:00 AM