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April 16, 2004

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Piot Gwiazda, English, Awarded Mellon Fellowship

Piotr Gwiazda, assistant professor of English, was awarded a Mellon Fellowship from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin to conduct research on his book project, Merrill's Auden: Poetic Authority in TheChanging Light at Sandover.

Stephanie Jones, Public Policy, Selected for Federal Program

Stephanie Jones, a doctoral student in the Department of Public Policy at UMBC, has been selected by the Department of Health and Human Services to be in the HHS Emerging Leaders Program. Her position will be with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Stephanie, who plans to graduate May 2004, was also the recipient of a Southern Regional Education Board Dissertation Year Fellowship.

UMBC Recognized by National Information Assurance Education and Training Program

UMBC has recently been redesignated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for 2004-2007 by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program. The program, administered by the National Security Agency, is designed to reduce vulnerabilities in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education in information assurance and increasing the numbers of information assurance professionals across disciplines.

Kathleen Jackson, Field Hockey, to Represent UMBC at 2004 NCAA Leadership Conference

Junior Kathleen Jackson is one of 324 student-athletes selected for the 2004 NCAA Leadership Conference being held May 30-June 3 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The participants were selected from 1175 nominations from 295 institutions.

Donald Norris, Patricia Fletcher, Public Policy, Editors of New Journal

Donald Norris, professor of public policy and director of MIPAR, and Patricia Fletcher, associate professor of public policy and information systems, were recently named co-editors-in-chief of a new peer-reviewed journal on digital government. The journal, titled the International Journal of Electronic Government Research, will release its inaugural issue in January 2005. It will be published quarterly by Idea Group Publishing. Subscription information and submission guidelines are available online.

Eric Hoffman, Erica Lezan, Residential Life, Present at National Meeting

Two staff members from Residential Life recently gave presentations at the April 2-5 American College Personnel Association annual meeting. Eric Hoffman presented, "Yo Peep This: The Language of Today's College Student" and Erica Lezan presented, "Assessing the Impact of Service-Learning On the Outcomes of Leadership, Citizenship and Appreciation of Diversity."

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