Joint Global Change Research Institute
The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the university are joining forces to advance the understanding of global climate change. Together, they are creating a Joint Global Change Research Institute in College Park that will investigate the scientific, social and economic implications of climate change, both nationally and globally.
Maryland A Most Popular Choice for Black Men
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education published figures taken from Scholastic Aptitude Test applications reflecting where prospective students want their SAT scores sent. The university was No. 9 in popularity among black men.
Faculty Member Advises Holocaust Museum Steve Selden, director of the Center for Curriculum and Development in the College of Education, is on a panel of experts advising the Holocaust Museum on a 2004 exhibit on racial science in Nazi Germany.
Fish Epidemic Traced to Novel Germ
A new mycobacterium is responsible for a mysterious epidemic sickening some of the Chesapeake Bay's most prized fish. Pegging the mycobacterium chespeaki were Any Baya, extension associate, animal health lab at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Robert Heckert, assistant professor of veterinary medicine, and colleagues from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the Maryland Cooperative Fish and Wild Life Research Unit.
Spring Means A Chance to Give to Others for Many Students
Spring break found 14 university students traveling to Jacksonville, Fla., to build a home for the poor under the auspices of Habitat for Humanity. Also, ten students each from the Center for Jewish Life and the Nyumburu Cultural Center went to Memphis, Tenn. to work on a Habitat project together. The purpose was to build both a dwelling and bridges of communication between Jewish and black students.
Dingman Center Lends a Hand to TECC
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship in the Smith School of Business is a founder of the Technology Entrepreneur Community Center, located in Arlington, Va. Designed as a regional center for budding entrepreneurs, the Center is not asking financial return for its efforts, but instead, asks companies give back to the community in some way.
Racial Profile Bill Depends on Justice Analysis Center
The General Assembly considers a bill to stop the practice of racial profiling by police. The law would require forms be filled out when stopping a citizen under suspicion, and the data acquired would be analyzed by the campus's Justice Analysis Center.
Read Across America Day at Clarice Smith Center
More than 450 students from nine Prince Georges County elementary
schools visited the university on March 2 to participate in Read Across America Day events. Several campus organizations affiliated with America Reads volunteered at the event, bringing a total of 900 participants to campus.