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January 3, 2005

UMBC Chess Team Fights the Good Fight

Wichita, KA – The fierce rivalry between the chess teams of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) lost none of its intensity this week when 23 teams competed in the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships, the Super Bowl of college chess.

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January 7, 2005

Charities Accepting Donations for Tsunami Victims

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UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings and Prints of Charles Ritchie. This exhibition presents recent work by Maryland artist Charles Ritchie. The sketchbooks, drawings, and prints trace Ritchie's creations from journal conceptions as watercolor and pen and ink, through independent sheets in various drawing media, to a range of possibilities as prints. The works span a twenty-year period and reveal the artist’s increasing sophistication in representation. The exhibition will be open from January 31 through March 26, 2005.

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January 8, 2005

Maryland Universities Looking for a Few Good Women for Real-Life 'Apprentice'

UMBC is looking for a few good women to compete in a high-tech, entrepreneurial take on the hit reality TV show "The Apprentice." The National Science Foundation (NSF) program, "Achieving the Commercialization of Technology in Ventures through Applied Training for Entrepreneurs" (ACTiVATE), will select up to 30 Baltimore/Washington-area women for a competitive class that, unlike traditional business courses, doesn't deal in hypothetical widgets.

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January 10, 2005

Scientists See Matter Circling Black Hole at Breakneck Speed

UMBC Joint Center for Astrophysics scientists and their colleagues at Oxford University used a speed-gun technique typical of the highway patrol to clock clumps of hot iron gas whipping around a black hole at 20,000 miles per second, over 10 percent of light speed. The findings, which provided a crucial new measurement for black hole studies, were presented Monday afternoon at a press conference at the American Astronomical Society in San Diego.

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Scientists See Matter Circling Black Hole at Breakneck Speed

UMBC Joint Center for Astrophysics scientists and their colleagues at Oxford University used a speed-gun technique typical of the highway patrol to clock clumps of hot iron gas whipping around a black hole at 20,000 miles per second, over 10 percent of light speed. The findings, which provided a crucial new measurement for black hole studies, were presented Monday afternoon at a press conference at the American Astronomical Society in San Diego.

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Scientists See Matter Circling Black Hole at Breakneck Speed

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January 11, 2005

UMBC Department of Music Presents Spring 2005 Concerts and Events

The UMBC Department of Music presents its spring 2005 season, featuring an array of contemporary classical music concerts by renowned artists, including classical guitarist Stephen Marchionda, Ruckus (the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC), the Callithumpian Consort (featuring a performance of Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot by Peter Maxwell Davies), the Damocles Trio and other performers.

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UMBC Presents the Phoenix Dance Company

The UMBC Department of Dance presents the Phoenix Dance Company, the professional dance company in residence at UMBC, in its annual concerts from Wednesday, February 9 through Saturday, February 12 at 8 p.m. in the UMBC Theatre. Renowned for its exploration of dance and technology, the Phoenix Dance Company features choreography by co-artistic directors Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, and performances by Sandra Lacy and other artists.

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UMBC Presents the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

UMBC presents the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in concert on Friday, February 4, 2005 at 8 p.m. in the UMBC Theatre. The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange's performance at UMBC offers a sneak peek into a dance company whose moves, grooves and imagery are created from a multitude of voices spanning six decades.

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UMBC Department of Music Presents Spring 2005 Concerts and Events

The UMBC Department of Music presents its spring 2005 season, featuring an array of contemporary classical music concerts by renowned artists, including classical guitarist Stephen Marchionda, Ruckus (the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC), the Callithumpian Consort (featuring a performance of Miss Donnithorne's Maggot by Peter Maxwell Davies), the Damocles Trio and other performers.

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January 15, 2005

Discover Magazine Names UMBC Professor's 'Man Who Shocked the World' Among Top 20 Science Books of 2004

Discover Magazine has named The Man Who Shocked the World: The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram (Basic Books, 2004) by UMBC psychology professor Thomas Blass as one of the Top 20 Science Books of 2004. The national honor is the latest accolade for Blass's biography of Milgram, one of the most controversial psychologists in modern history.

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Discover Magazine Names UMBC Professor's 'Man Who Shocked the World' Among Top 20 Science Books of 2004

Discover Magazine has named The Man Who Shocked the World: The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram (Basic Books, 2004) by UMBC psychology professor Thomas Blass as one of the Top 20 Science Books of 2004. The national honor is the latest accolade for Blass's biography of Milgram, one of the most controversial psychologists in modern history.

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January 21, 2005

UMBC Gets It: Women Science Faculty Thrive

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January 24, 2005

UMBC Middle East Experts Recommend Postponing Iraqi Vote, Partitioning Country

The following experts on the Middle East and terrorism from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) are available to news media for commentary on the Iraqi elections scheduled for Jan. 30.

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UMBC Middle East Experts Recommend Postponing Iraqi Vote, Partitioning Country

The following experts on the Middle East and terrorism from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) are available to news media for commentary on the Iraqi elections scheduled for Jan. 30.

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