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July 9, 2004

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Andrew Sears, Information Systems, Receives Award from IBM
Dr. Andrew Sears, professor and chair of information systems, was selected to receive a 2004 IBM Faculty Award. This highly competitive award recognizes outstanding research programs of importance to IBM's industry. The accompanying $40,000 will be used to support research on accessibility, speech recognition and mobile computing.

Center for History Education Awarded U.S. Department of Education Grant
The Center for History Education--in partnership with Anne ArundelCounty Schools--has won a $994,000 "Teaching American History" grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will fund a three-year professional development program for AACPS teachers of American history. Supporting partners for this program include the Maryland State Archives and the Martha Ross Center for Oral History. This is the third such grant the CHE has won; the CHE's previous TAH grants were with the Baltimore County and Baltimore City Schools. The U.S. Department of Education awarded 122 grants under the FY 2004 TAH competition; the CHE grant was the only grant funded in Maryland. The full text of the grant abstract is available online.

Devendra Mistry, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Awarded Professional Staff Senate Scholarship
Devendra Mistry, an undergraduate majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, has been selected the winner of the 2003-2004 Professional Staff Senate (PSS) $500 Book Scholarship. Mistry has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping others by tutoring at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry's Chemistry Tutorial Center. In addition, he has worked at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as a student assistant, as well as a research assistant at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

115 UMBC Student-Athletes Named to America East Academic Honor Roll
115 UMBC student-athletes were among the 1,114 student athletes named to the 2003-2004 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. The honor roll recognizes students who earned GPAs of 3.0 or higher while competing during the last athletic season. In addition, 49 UMBC student-athletes were named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll, which recognizes athletes who earned a 3.5 or higher GPA during the last athletic season.

With 13 student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll, UMBC's women's lacrosse team led all women's lacrosse teams in the America East Conference.

The following students were named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. Asterisks note students named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll as well.

Chris Becraft*, Matthew Buchholz, Dan Carpenter, Jonathan Gossard*, Jerry Long, Michael Orlando, Bryan Owens*, John Saffran

Men's Basketball
Seth Davis, Jerrell Dinkins, Andrew Feeley, Robert Gogerty

Women's Basketball
Anastasia Goncharova, Heather Luttrell, Matea Pender*, Tyecia Powell*, Erin Voss*

Men's Lacrosse
Franklin Berry*, Jeff Clark, David Coker, Brooks Fisher*, Andrew Gallagher, Joseph Gallagher, James Hyland, Brian Johnson*, Kelvin Moulden, Patrick Muston, Luke Powell, Drew Westervelt

Women's Lacrosse
Jennifer Dragoni, Kelly Fahey, Kelly Fiorani*, Anna Jacobs*, Jennifer Kasper, Heather Licht*, Erin Lynn, Traci McClintic*, Megan Mullins*, Christina Raab, Kelly Reese*, Emily Sawyer*, Ashley Wilson

Heather Bennett*, Sarah Crowell, Jessica Keenan*, Lauren Nicholson, Kristie Pickeral, Amy Sadowl, Jen San Filippo*, Jessica Taylor, Kristian Troster*

Men's Swimming and Diving
Adam Blais, Carlos Canepa*, Ian Carey*, Timothy Conway*, Brad Green, Brian Jaeggi*, Nicolas Lombo*, John Saums, Geza Szabo*, Patrick Woodward

Women's Swimming and Diving
Stehpanie Alexander, Elizabeth Bigelow-Rubin*, Casey Conner*, Amber Harris, Katrin Harrsen*, Cara Linehan, Elizabeth Maldin*, Amy Mensch*, Kristen Moorby*, Amanda Otis*, Lindsey Prather*, Peggy Preston, Jessica Prosen, Astrid Sperling, Katherine Spohnholz, Holly Wittsack

Men's Tennis
Luis Baraldi*,Djan Gusmao, Mehrban Iranshad*, Mikhail Kouznetsov, Josef Novotny, James Tyler

Women's Tennis
Tia Kaasalainen*, Svetlana Khvalina*, Aimee Lim*, Sarah Mostellar*, Alessandra Pedergnana, Anne Perez

Men's Track and Field
Michael Caputi, Ryan Cartwright, John Commins, Nicholas Demianovich, Jonathan Desi*, Adam Driscoll, Adam Grossman*, Kevin Hurley, Issac Mathews*, James Simms, Aaron Smith, Edward Warner*, John Wetzel

Women's Track and Field
Crystal Barkley*, Yasmin Fields, Kathleen Galan, Pamela Hobbs, Alesia Hovatter, Anita Lawver*, Morgan Little*, Chiagoze Obionwu, Desiree Tubb, Francine Ward, Cara Wettlaufer*, Dellisa Williams*, Jenelle Wilson

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