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April 9, 2004
UMBC Chess Wins "Final Four"
UMBC's chess team celebrated a 3-2 victory over their archrival, the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), at the prestigious United States Chess Federation's President's Cup in a two-day match (April 3-4) at the Brunswick Plaza in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Christoph Irmscher, English, Awarded Fellowship
Christoph Irmscher, Professor of English, was awarded the prestigious Rodney G. Dennis Fellowship in the Study of Manuscripts at the Houghton Library of Harvard University. Houghton Library is one of the world's foremost repositories of rare books and manuscripts. The fellowship will enable Christoph Irmscher to study the library's holdings of manuscripts and books by Louis Agassiz, the 19th-century scientist, whose biography he is currently writing for the University Press of Virginia.
Irmscher was also selected as one of the participants in the Folger Institute's Spring Faculty Weekend Seminar on "Early Modern Scientific and Intellectual Biography," directed by Professor Steven Shapin (Harvard University), April 2 to April 3, at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.
Alumnus Kevin Armstrong Receives Cartography Award
Alumnus Kevin Armstrong, geography, received a cartographic design award in a map competition held at the recent annual conference of the Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice program: Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety. Armstrong's winning entry was a map of access of parolees/probationers to Division of Parole and Probation offices in Baltimore City. Armstrong is employed at the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDA) agency in Greenbelt.
Kelly Fahey, Women's Lacrosse, Receives Honors
Freshman Kelly Fahey was named to the honor roll on womenslacrosse.com and was named America East Rookie of the Week for her performance last week. Fahey tallied the game-winning goal with 16 seconds remaining against American to give UMBC its first victory of the season. In addition, she scored three goals in the league opener versus Stony Brook while grabbing eight draw controls.
Kelly Fiorani, Women's Lacrosse, Receives Honors from Inside Lacrosse
Sophomore Kelly Fiorani received an honorable mention from Inside Lacrosse for her play last week. Fiorani led the Retrievers in scoring in the America East Conference opener against Stony Brook, where she scored five goals and added two assists.
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