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August 20, 2003


John Rennie Short Appointed to National Screening Committee, Fulbright-Hays Graduate Program
John Rennie Short, professor and chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, has been appointed by the Institute of InternationalEducation Board of Trustees to serve a three-year term on the National Screening Committee of the Fulbright-Hays graduate program. The program allocates grants to U.S. students to enable them to pursue research opportunities with universities overseas.

Alumnus Kevin Griffith Receives Doctoral Dissertation Endowment Award
Kevin Griffith is the recipient of UMBC's Richard E. Wolf, Jr. Doctoral Dissertation Endowment award for 2002-2003. Griffith received his Ph.D. from UMBC's Department of Biological Sciences, Molecular and Cell Biology Program, in January, 2003. After graduation Kevin began postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Grossman, Department of Biology, M.I.T. in March, 2003.

The criteria for the award are (1) exceptional research productivity and (2) the dissertation research made a significant contribution to a discipline with in the biological sciences. Candidates were nominated by their Doctoral Dissertation Committee after their dissertation was successfully defended. Candidates graduated from either the August, 2002, January, 2003 or May 2003 commencement. An impartial committee of faculty members appointed by the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences was established to make the selection.

Jason Loviglio, Fellow at the Library of Congress, to Lecture in DC (9/10)
Assistant Professor of American Studies Jason Loviglio is currently J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History in the Library of Congress' John W. Kluge Center. He will lecture on "Network Radio and Mass-Mediated Democracy, 1932-1947" at 2:30 p.m. on September 10 at the Library of Congress, room LJ119, on the first floor of the Jefferson Building. For more information, call (202) 707-3302.

Doctoral Student Chevell Thomas Finalist for Service to America Medal
Chevell Thomas, a doctoral student (health policy track) in theDepartment of Public Policy, was a 2003 finalist for the Service to America Medal. Thomas is a health insurance specialist at the Centers for Medicare andMedicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Baltimore's Best Award for Kuhn Library
BAROC (Baltimore Art Research and Outreach Consortium) has received BaltimoreMagazine's "Best Baltimore of 2003" award for "Best Online Arts Resource--Maryland ArtSource," the online art database and arts news source ( BAROC is a consortium of librarians at UMBC, Johns Hopkins University, Walters Art Museum, Maryland Historical Society, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Tom Beck is UMBC's representative to BAROC.

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