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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday June 07, 2020 ( 26 items )  

Arizona Peoria Unified School District Selects Discovery Education Experience to Support Classroom Instruction, Distance Learning
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 4 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: Arizona's Peoria Unified School District announced the selection of Discovery Education Experience to support classroom instruction and distance learning for all K-12 students districtwide. The expansion of Peoria Unified's multiyear partnership with Discovery Education-the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and profes  more

Auburn University: Chemical Engineering Alumna Helping Bring COVID-19 Vaccine to Production
AUBURN, Alabama, June 4 -- Auburn University issued the following news article: Auburn University alumna Katie Windham is hard at work in a team effort to develop a safe and effective vaccine to ward against COVID-19. Windham, who earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Auburn in 2016, works as a manager of tech transfer at the Maryland-based company Novavax Inc., which is among several biotechnology companies that have answered the call to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2  more

Bowie State Announces Fall 2020 Plan to Return to Campus
BOWIE, Maryland, June 2 -- Bowie State University issued the following news release: Bowie State University announces a plan to return to on-campus learning and working after COVID-19 restrictions, using a phased approach to reduce the number of people on campus and protect the health and well-being of the students, employees and the public. The Bowie State fall semester begins Monday, August 31, with a plan that follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for effective physi  more

Gov. Hogan: Maryland Surpasses Milestone of 400,000 COVID-19 Tests, Positivity Rate Drops to 8.4%
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 6 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 5: Governor Larry Hogan announced that, after a series of testing expansions, the State of Maryland has surpassed the milestone of 400,000 COVID-19 tests. As the state prepares to enter Stage Two of reopening, Maryland's COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 8.4% and total current hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since April 13. This has been another week of significant pr  more

Hood College Partners With Every Community College in Maryland
FREDERICK, Maryland, June 6 -- Hood College issued the following news: Hood College has signed an articulation agreement with Howard Community College (HCC), the final of the 16 community colleges in Maryland to sign a transfer agreement with Hood. This makes it easier and more affordable for students from any community college in Maryland to transfer to Hood. This new agreement confirms an additional scholarship for students transferring from HCC to Hood and guarantees admission to students w  more

Hood College: Graduate School Online Open House
FREDERICK, Maryland, June 2 -- Hood College issued the following news: The Graduate School at Hood College is holding a virtual open house during which prospective students can learn how to maximize their career options with nearly 30 master's programs and certificates (including convenient online graduate degrees), plus two doctoral degrees. Individuals holding a master's degree earn more money and experience fewer employment gaps than individuals with only a bachelor's degree. This open hous  more

Johns Hopkins University: Survey Finds Large Increase in Psychological Distress Reported Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 4 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: A new survey conducted during the pandemic by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University found a more-than-threefold increase in the percentage of U.S. adults who reported symptoms of psychological distress--from 3.9 percent in 2018 to 13.6 percent in April 2020. The percentage of adults age  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Coalition Fighting for Abortion Access During Coronavirus Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 6 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a multistate coalition of 23 attorneys general in supporting legal action taken against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for increasing the risk that women nationwide will contract COVID-19 as they seek abortions in their state. In an amicus brief filed in support of the plainti  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins Coalition Opposing SNAP Cuts That Would Leave Millions Hungry During Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 2 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on June 1: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general and the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York in urging Congress to block the Trump administration's attempts to cut vital food assistance for millions of Americans. In a letter to Congress, the coalition expressed support for provisions in the House- passed HEROES Act that would prohibit th  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges Congress to Give State Attorneys General Authority to Investigate Unconstitutional Policing
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 5 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general urging Congress to expand federal law to give state attorneys general clear statutory authority to investigate patterns or practices of unconstitutional policing. In a letter issued to Congressional leadership, the coalition is asking Congress to expand the law enforcement misconduct section of the Violent  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges FCC to Help Law Enforcement Expose Illegal Robocallers
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 5 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on June 4: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, along with the State Attorneys General Robocall Working Group, encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate continued collaboration among state attorneys general and telecom companies to coordinate tracing back illegal robocalls to their source. Under the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrenc  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Addresses Peaceful Protests in Baltimore City, Calls for Full and Complete Review of Primary Election
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 4 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan began his press conference with comments on the death of George Floyd and the peaceful protests in Baltimore City, as well as the Maryland primary election. On The Death of George Floyd and Peaceful Protests in Baltimore City: "I want to begin by taking a moment to address the senseless murder of George Floyd, which has served as yet another reminder that we still have a long   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Beginning of Stage Two of Maryland's COVID-19 Recovery
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 4 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland will begin to move into Stage Two of the 'Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,' with a safe and gradual reopening of workplaces and businesses, along with additional personal services. This comes after the state's positivity rate dropped to single digits, and total current hospitalizations fell to their lowest level in more than seven weeks. As with Stag  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Expansion of Six Flags America COVID-19 Testing Site
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 2 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: As state officials continue to encourage Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state is expanding its major testing site at Six Flags America in Prince George's County to two days a week. The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) conducted 1,686 tests at Six Flags on Friday--a record high for community-based sites. State health officials will conduct testing o  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Maryland's Positivity Rate Drops to 11.6%, Lowest Level Since March 29
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 1 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on May 30: Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland's COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 11.6%--its lowest level in more than two months--and current total hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level in more than six weeks. The governor also announced today that the state conducted 1,686 COVID-19 tests at Six Flags America on Friday--a record high for the state's community-based sites  more

Md. Gov. Hogan COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 9.5%, Hospitalizations at Lowest Level in 50 Days
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 4 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 3: Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland's COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 9.5%--below 10% for the first time since late March--and total current hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since April 14. State officials continue to encourage Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19, with more than 100 major sites now available across the state. No-cost, no-appointment te  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Has Conducted More Than 357,000 COVID-19 Tests, Sees 117% Increase in Testing in May
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 2 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 1: Governor Larry Hogan announced that after a series of COVID-19 testing expansions, the state saw a 117% increase in testing in the month of May, and has now conducted 357,545 tests statewide. State officials continue to encourage Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19, with nearly 100 major sites now available across the state. COVID-19 Testing Volume More Than Doubled in May. Maryland con  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Maryland's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 10.9%, Hospitalizations at Lowest Level Since April 15
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 1 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland's COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped to 10.9%, and current total hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest level since April 15. Maryland's Positivity Rate Continues Steady Decline. Maryland has now conducted 348,773 COVID-19 tests, including 9,412 tests over the last 24 hours. The state's positivity rate peaked on April 17, when it reached 26.91%. S  more

Montgomery College President Pollard Issues Statement on Reactions to Calls for Justice
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, June 2 -- Montgomery College issued the following statement by President DeRionne Pollard: At Montgomery College, one simple truth drives the ethos of our work: no student is expendable and no portion of our community does not belong to us. The health, safety, and prosperity of our collective demands that anchor institutions such as Montgomery College acknowledge the pain, fear, and disillusionment that exist for our students, employees, and community members. We are not   more

Morgan State University Awarded $150,000 Henry Luce Foundation Grant to Support COVID-19 Relief
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 5 -- Morgan State University issued the following news: Morgan State University (MSU) announced that its James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts (CLA) received a $150,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to advance community-based efforts and programs to address the critical challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Morgan grant comes as part of nearly $5 million that the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded nationwide to rapidly address COVID-19-rel  more

Prince George's Community College Names Williams as President
LARGO, Maryland, June 5 -- Prince George's Community College issued the following news on June 1: The Prince George's Community College Board of Trustees announced the selection of Dr. Falecia D. Williams as the College's ninth president. She will succeed Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, who has enjoyed a stellar 25-year tenure including 13 years as president. Mr. Sidney Gibson, chair of the Board of Trustees said, "We had a highly competitive pool of candidates which resulted in the three outstanding f  more

St. John's College: Santa Fe Commencement 2020
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 5 -- St. John's College issued the following information: Saturday, May 23 was a typically beautiful spring day in Santa Fe, perfect for an outdoor Commencement. Like any other year, St. John's College President Mark Roosevelt opened the ceremony with words of encouragement for the degree candidates. Acknowledging the difficult reality of the current state of the world, he assured graduates: "St. John's has prepared you for exactly these times. You have what the world   more

TGR Foundation, Discovery Education Launch Digital Professional Development Series
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 3 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: TGR Foundation, A Tiger Woods Charity, and Discovery Education introduce the first module in a new series of no-cost digital professional learning resources empowering educators with new strategies to support student's success in school and beyond. The professional development series for educators from TGR EDU: EXPLORE presents schools, particularly those from under  more

University of Baltimore: President Schmoke - 'We Must Combat Pandemic Racism'
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 3 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following statement by President Kurt L Schmoke: University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke sent the following message to all UB students, faculty and staff on June 2, 2020: As shocked and as heartbroken as we may be by the murder of George Floyd and the aftermath of watching urban areas engulfed in flames, this is not the time to despair. Societies have overcome pandemics in the past. Now, through concerted and sust  more

University of Maryland Global Campus Receives $825,000 Grant From Ascendium Education Group to Prepare Next Generation of Community College Leaders
ADELPHI, Maryland, June 3 -- The University of Maryland's University College Campus issued the following news release: University of Maryland Global Campus has received an $825,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group to develop a new, innovative curriculum that responds to the evolving set of leadership skills needed in higher education for its doctoral program in Community College Policy and Administration, UMGC Chief Academic Officer Blakely Pomietto announced. As part of that process, the   more

Virginia Tech Researchers Establish Reverse Genetics System to Facilitate Research
BLACKSBURG, Virginia, June 6 -- Virginia Tech issued the following news: The novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, is currently causing a worldwide pandemic that has infected more than 5 million human beings, and the number continues to climb. Vaccines and antivirals are urgently needed to combat this threat, and the viral genetics that resulted in this outbreak must be identified. With funding from the Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech, researchers James Weger-Lucarelli and Nisha Du  more