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April 16, 2004

Insights In the News, April 16-22, 2004

President Hrabowski on WBAL Radio

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski is scheduled to be a guest on WBAL (1090 AM) Radio's Bruce Elliott Show on April 17 at 9 a.m. The topic of the show will be academic achievement among minority students.

Men's Lacrosse on Comcast SportsNet

The UMBC men's lacrosse team's long-standing community service relationship with "The Ride With Pride" program will be featured on this month's edition of NCAA On Campus.

Produced by Fox Sports News, the show airs locally on Comcast SportsNet (Mid-Atlantic) this Saturday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 18th at 11:30 p.m.

UMBC men's lacrosse just celebrated its tenth anniversary with "The Ride With Pride" program, sponsored by the Maryland Council for Special Equestrians. The team assists trainers in horseback riding activities for special needs children at the Patapsco Horse Center in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Head Coach Don Zimmerman, seniors Jeff Clark, MattGallagher, and Tommy Tittsworth, and junior Joe Cahillare active participants in the program and are featured along with program director Tina Wehland and some very special young people.

Theatre to be Featured on Maryland Public Television

UMBC's Department of Theatre will be featured on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 on Maryland Public Television's ArtWorks program. The program will include an interview with Wendy Salkind, professor and chair of theatre, as well as footage of the department's current production, Female Transport.

UMBC Students in The Sun

UMBC graduate student and Shriver Peaceworker Delana Gregg was quoted in a Sun article on student interest in the Iraq war on April 9. Undergraduates Jun Woo Lee, biology, and Jin Chung, information systems, were also quoted in the article.

UMBC Baseball in The Sun

The Sun featured UMBC's newly updated baseball field on April 9 with quotes from head baseball coach John Jancuska and director of athletics Charlie Brown. The project, a collaboration between UMBC and The Baseball Factory, added lights, a new playing surface and a warning track around the entire field.

Tom Schaller, Political Science, Guest Host on WBAL Radio

Tom Schaller, national politics expert, bravely went where few liberals dare to tread as he filled in for conservative talk radio host Rob Douglas on WBAL Radio 1090 AM on April 10. Schaller manned the popular talk show's booth for a full three hours and took calls from across the Baltimore/Washington political spectrum.

Lou Cantori, Political Science, in The Sun

Lou Cantori, an expert on the Middle East and Iraq, was quoted in the April 11 Perspective section articleby Sun writer Michael Hill. Titled "An Irrelevant Date." Cantori was among several experts on Iraq quoted about the impact of the upcoming June 30 transfer of power to the Iraqi interim government.

Jennifer Rouse, Public Policy, in the Trinidad & Tobago Express

Jennifer Rouse, a public policy doctoral student, was featured in the Trinidad & Tobago Express on April 4. Rouse, who has been named director of Trinidad and Tobago's soon-to-be-formed Division of Aging in the Ministry of Social Development, discusses the challenges faced by aging women.

Donald Norris, Public Policy and MIPAR, in The Sun

Donald Norris, professor of public policy and director of MIPAR was quoted in "Busch Slots Bill Called 'Political Poker'," which ran April 9 in The Sun.

Norris was also quoted in April 12's "Assembly Falls Short on Budget Gap."

techcenter@UMBC Companies Featured in Baltimore Business Journal

Scientific Products & Systems, Athena Environmental Sciences, Inc., Next Breath LLC, MetriGenix, Inc., and In Vitro Technologies, Inc., all located in techcenter@UMBC, were featured in an April 9 article in the Baltimore Business Journal about local companies who make tools and provide services to support the biotechnology industry.

bwtech@UMBC in Baltimore Business Journal

The April 9 Baltimore Business Journal featured a story on the new office building British company Grosvenor is building at bwtech@UMBC.

Durrell Callier, Social Work, in The Sun

Freshman social work major Durrell Callier was quoted in The Sun on April 13 in an article on the Baltimore Algebra Project's efforts on behalf of Baltimore City Public Schools. Callier is a member of the Baltimore Algebra Project, a student-led group that tutors middle and high school students.

Mark Croatti, Political Science, in The Business Monthly

Political Science instructor Mark Croatti authored an article on the impact of this year's state legislative session on business that appeared in the April issue of The Business Monthly.

CWIT & Computer Mania Day in The Business Monthly

UMBC's Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) and its signature upcoming community outreach/education event, Computer Mania Day, were part of an article by Jennifer Jones of CWIT corporate sponsor AT&T in the April Business Monthly.

New Journal Co-Edited by Donald Norris, Patricia Fletcher, Public Policy, in NSF Digital Government Research Program News Online

The International Journal of Electronic Government Research, a new peer-reviewed journal on digital government co-edited by Donald Norris, professor of public policy and director of MIPAR, and Patricia Fletcher, associate professor of public policy and information systems, was a featured news story at the National Science Foundation's Digital Government Research Program's website:

Posted by dwinds1 at April 16, 2004 12:00 AM