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April 1, 2004

In the News

Joseph Tatarewicz, History, on the Marc Steiner Show
Joseph Tatarewicz, associate professor of history, was a guest on WYPR 88.1 FM's Marc Steiner Show on April 1. Tatarewicz and his fellow guests discussed the Bush space initiative and the cancellation of the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

President Hrabowski in the Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun covered President Hrabowski's statement before the State Board of Education in "A Call to Raise the Standards" on March 31.

Warren Cohen, History, in Los Angeles Times
Warren I. Cohen, distinguished university professor of history, reviewed Jonathan Fenby's Chiang Kai-shek: China's Generalissimo and the Nation He Lost for the March 28 Los Angeles Times. The article, "On an Island, With Dreams of the Mainland," is available online only for subscribers.

Tom Schaller, Political Science, in the News
Assistant professor of political science, Tom Schaller was quoted in the March 28 Washington Post article, "Speaker's Strategy Highlights Party Split."

Schaller also participated in a live discussion of this year's presidential campaign on Maryland Public Television's "Direct Connection" on March 29.

He was quoted in a March 21 Tampa Tribune article about the significance of Florida as a "battleground state" in the upcoming presidential election.

Theatre in the Baltimore Sun
The March 25 Baltimore Sun article, "Risks Paying Off for UMBC Theater," detailed UMBC's participation in the upcoming American College Theater Festival. The article discusses Buried, an original puppet production about the casualties of war conceived and directed by Colette Searls, assistant professor of theatre. Buried is the first puppet work to reach the finals in more than 20 years. Sophomore Jason Roth, who will be competing for a second year in the festival's Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition, is also mentioned in the article.

Theatre Alumnus Michael Patrick Smith Featured in the Baltimore Sun
"Woody Guthrie Dreams Before Dying," a play starring and written by alumnus Michael Patrick Smith, theatre '99, was featured in the Baltimore Sun on March 25.

techcenter@UMBC in the Baltimore Business Journal
The Baltimore Business Journal published an article on March 24 about techcenter@UMBC's new entrepreneur in residence, David Fink. (Free registration is required for online access to the article.)

Vivian Armor, Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, in the Baltimore Business Journal
The March 22 issue of the Baltimore Business Journal featured an interview with Vivian Armor, interim director of the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship. (Free registration is required to view the article online.)

GEST Research Featured in the Baltimore Sun
A study by GEST researchers from UMBC and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on the causes of the Dust Bowl droughts of the 1930s was featured in Baltimore Sun article on March 22.

Albin O. Kuhn Library's "Havana" Exhibit Featured in the Baltimore Sun
The Albin O. Kuhn Library's current exhibition, "Havana: The Revolutionary Moment," was featured in the March 23 edition of the Baltimore Sun.

Christopher Corbett, English, in the News
Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express, written by English instructor Christopher Corbett, was reviewed in the Salt Lake Tribune on March 21 and the Reno Gazette-Journal on March 22.

Don Norris, Public Policy and MIPAR, in the Baltimore Sun
In the March 21 Baltimore Sun, Don Norris, professor of public policy and director of MIPAR, was quoted in an article on the ongoing legislative standoff in Annapolis based around political parties and personalities.

Lou Cantori, Political Science, in the News
Political Science professor and Middle East expert Lou Cantori was a guest on WYPR 88.1 FM's "Marc Steiner Show" on March 18. Dr. Cantori appeared alongside the foreign news editor of La Paiz, Spain's most prominent newspaper.

On March 17, Cantori was on al-Alam ("The World") TV in Tehren, Iran for 1 1/2 hours along with journalists from Jordan and Cairo, Egypt. Cantori described al-Alam as similar in reputation to al-Jazeera in the Persian Gulf.

Jazzman's in the Daily Record
The March 18 issue of the Daily Record noted a recent award given to Sodexho USA for its Jazzman's Cafe concept and included a photo of UMBC's cafe. The "Hot Concept" award is sponsored by the trade publication Nation's Restaurant News and Tyson's Food, Inc.; UMBC's Jazzman's is one of only five locations in Maryland. (Online access to article for subscribers only.)

Posted by dwinds1 at April 1, 2004 12:00 AM