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April 23, 2004


Theatre Students Receive Awards at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Undergraduate theatre students Jason Roth and Matthew Myer were among the honorees at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. As a result of their performance in the Irene Ryan Evening of Scenes Night, Roth received the Sundance Theater Laboratory Acting Fellowship, the Shakespeare Theater Acting Internship, and was one of two overall winners in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition. Myers was selected to participate in the Margolis Method Summer Intensive in Minneapolis.

UMBC Ranked in Top 25 of Intel's "Most Unwired College Campuses"
UMBC came in at #23 in a ranking of 100 "Most Unwired College Campuses," conducted by Intel. UMBC is the only Maryland school in the top 25 in the list of colleges with the greatest access to wireless computing and outranked schools such as MIT and Stanford. Indiana University tops the list that was based on the number of wireless hotspots on campus, computer-to-student ratio, and the percentage of campus covered in wireless access. The complete list is available online.

Claudia Morrell, CWIT, Participates in Congressional Briefing
Claudia Morrell, director of the Center for Women and Information Technology, participated in a briefing before members of Congress and their staffs on how technology is being used to provide critical services to women and children. The briefing, held April 5, also addressed current legislation and equity resources that affect the lives of women in areas such as education, job preparation, domestic violence, and eGovernment.

Marjoleine Kars, History, Awarded Mellon Fellowship
Marjoleine Kars, associate professor of history, has been awarded a Mellon Research Fellowship by the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, a major research institute for the colonial history of North and South America. Kars will be using the award to continue her research on a slave uprising in the 1760s in the Dutch colony of Berbice (now a part of the Republic of Guyana).

Kriste Lindenmeyer, History, Awarded Fulbright Fellowship
Associate professor of history Kriste Lindenmeyer has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship. For her fellowship, Lindenmeyer will be teaching at Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Posted by dwinds1 at April 23, 2004 12:00 AM