NSF Funds Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it is funding a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of
Maryland and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The joint center is a partnering of
the University of Maryland's existing NSF-supported MRSEC with materials research at
Rutgers. The joint center will receive $10 million over five years, of which approximately $1
million will go to Rutgers and the rest to Maryland.
Unlocking Secrets Of Magnetic Fields' Power
The research of physics professor James Drake and his collaborators was unveiled at an American Physical Society's division of plasma physics meeting in Quebec City, and featured in the New York Times. Drake's research sheds light on how the magnetic field of the Sun releases its energy to create a solar flare or eruption of gases into space.
Professor Fogle's Restorative Powers David Fogle, director of the Graduate Program in Historic
Preservation in the School of Architecture and one of the nation's leading building preservation authorities, is a busy man. As head of the university's Study Centre at Kiplin Hall in Yorkshire, England, he
coordinates a hands-on preservation program at the historic seat of the Lords Baltimore, founders of Maryland. He has directed neighborhood studies in Eastport in Annapolis and Butcher's Hill in Baltimore. Currently, he represents the university at the Anacostia Heritage Area initiative to record and protect historic
Accounting professor Stephen Loeb, department chair Jim Bedingfield, and student Jim Christensen were featured in a People magazine article concerning Maryland M.B.A. students visiting the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland to learn about white collar crime.
Big Winner On TV Game Show
Jimmy Brown, a senior at the university, won $40,000 competing on the television program, Wheel of Forutne. The programs will not be aired until February of 2001.