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July 29, 2004

In the News, 7/30/04

UMBC in Baltimore Magazine's "Best of" Issue
Two members of the UMBC community received kudos in Baltimore magazine's annual "Best of Baltimore" issue. Brian Dannelly, visual and performing arts '97, received best feature film debut for Saved! (p. 166, August 2004).

The Music According to Lafayette Gilchrist by Lafayette Gilchrist, instructor of music and director of UMBC's jazz ensemble, was named Baltimore's best jazz CD (p. 168, August 2004).

Tom Schaller, Political Science, in the News
Assistant Professor of Political Science Tom Schaller wrote an editorial that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on July 25. The editorial, which originally appeared in the Washington Post in April, discusses the possibility that November's presidential election could result in one candidate winning the popular vote and the other winning the election through the Electoral College. Free registration is required to view the article online.

Schaller was also quoted in the Washington Post on July 28 in a story about the roles Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley and Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan are playing at this week's Democratic National Convention and their impact on a possible 2006 gubernatorial run.

Dennis Coates, Economics, in the Business Journal of Kansas City
Professor of Economics Dennis Coates was quoted in an article about the economic impact of professional sports teams on their surrounding cities and localities that appeared on July 16 in the Business Journal of Kansas City.

Alumna Amanda Miracle, History, in the Baltimore Sun
Alumna Amanda Miracle, history '02 and '04, was featured in the Baltimore Sun on July 25 in a story detailing her pursuit of the world endurance record for women for the longest continual row on a rowing machine. Miracle set the record of 25 hours and 170,425 meters in January.

Ellen Handler Spitz, Honors College, in the Baltimore Sun
Honors College Professor of Visual Arts Ellen Handler Spitz was quoted in an article about what the Cinderella fairy tale has to say about women and society that appeared July 25 in the Baltimore Sun.

Thomas Blass, Psychology, in the Washington Post
The Man Who Shocked the World (Basic Books, 2004), a biography of psychologist Stanley Milgram written by Professor of Psychology Thomas Blass, was reviewed by the Washington Post on July 25.

Stephen Holden, Information Systems, in USA Today
Assistant Professor of Information Systems Stephen Holden was quoted in an article on the latest methods used by government agencies to make secure online transactions that appeared on July 27 in USA Today.

Lou Cantori, Political Science, in the Baltimore Sun
Professor of Political Science Lou Cantori was quoted in an op-ed piece about the United States' policy options with Iran that appeared in the Baltimore Sun on July 25.

Sheldon Caplis, Institutional Advancement, in the Baltimore Business Journal
Vice President for Institutional Advancement Sheldon Caplis was quoted in a story about fundraising within USM institutions that appeared in the July 23-29 edition of the Baltimore Business Journal. The article is not available online.

Posted by dwinds1 at July 29, 2004 12:00 AM