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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday June 21, 2020 ( 30 items )  

Bowie State University: Drs. Sharad Sharma & Timothy Oladunni Combine Artificial Intelligence With Data Science
BOWIE, Maryland, June 20 -- Bowie State University issued the following news release: Computer science professors from Bowie State University (BSU) and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) are using data science and artificial intelligence to understand why the nation's black community is experiencing higher COVID-19 deaths than other groups, as well as to develop tools to predict the scope of impact for discharged patients. With a $100,000, one-year grant from the National Science  more

Carroll Community College Receives Competitive Institutional Grants to Support Expansion of Nursing Education and Faculty Development
WESTMINSTER, Maryland, June 20 -- Carroll Community College issued the following news release: Carroll Community College (Carroll) has received two grants from the Nurse Support Program II (NSP II), to drive the expansion of its capacity to educate nurses at the College. With the goal to increase the number of nurses in Maryland hospitals, this program is funded by Maryland's Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) and administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). "Th  more

Centrus Reports Results of Annual Shareholder Meeting
BETHESDA, Maryland, June 19 -- Centrus Energy, a supplier of nuclear fuel and services for the nuclear power industry, issued the following news release: Centrus Energy Corp. (NYSE American: LEU) announced the results of the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders held on June 17, 2020. As of the record date, April 20, 2020, there were 8,783,189 shares of Centrus Class A common stock outstanding, each entitled to one vote, and 87.67 percent of those shares were represented at the annual meeting. T  more

Esports Coming to Howard Community College in Fall 2020
COLUMBIA, Maryland, June 17 -- Howard Community College issued the following news release: Howard Community College (HCC) will launch esports as its newest athletics program for the fall 2020 season. After accepting an invitation to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) esports league, HCC is now the first Maryland community college to hold a collegiate esports team membership. "The Athletics Department is excited to offer future students a highly competitive and growing sport," said Er  more

Gov. Hogan: Maryland's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 6.55%, ICU Beds Fall Below 300 for First Time in 10 Weeks
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 16 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 15: As Maryland marks one month since the beginning of Stage One of the 'Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,' the state's key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the positivity rate dropping to 6.55%--and now in single digits in all 24 jurisdictions--and ICU beds falling below 300 for the first time since April 6. "Today marks one month since we began St  more

Governor Announces Appointment, Reappointments to VMI Board
LEXINGTON, Virginia, June 16 -- Virginia Military Institute issued the following news: Gov. Ralph Northam '81 has appointed Lester Johnson Jr. '95 of Richmond, Virginia, and Grover Outland III '81 of Arnold, Maryland, to four-year terms on the VMI Board of Visitors. Johnson is the owner and managing partner of the popular Richmond restaurant Mama J's, one of the most notable soul food restaurants in the country. He and a fellow VMI alumnus launched the restaurant in historic Jackson Ward in 20  more

Harford Community College Awarded Nurse Support II Grant
BEL AIR, Maryland, June 17 -- Harford Community College issued the following news release: Harford Community College is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Nurse Support Program II Grant from the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The total five-year grant award is $2,100,663 for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025. The NSP II grant will help the College sustain its capacity to admit 152 students   more

Johns Hopkins University: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean Significant Out-of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 16 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: If past hospitalizations for pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses are any guide, many Americans could face high out-of-pocket medical costs for COVID-19 hospitalizations despite the fact that many insurers have waived their cost-sharing requirements, a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. For their study, the researc  more

Johns Hopkins University: Jitterbug - Roaches and Robots Shake It to Transition Between Movements in Tricky Terrain
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 16 -- Johns Hopkins University issued the following news release: Animals in their natural environments effortlessly switch up their movements to hunt, escape from predators and travel with their packs every day. By chasing cockroaches through an obstacle course and studying their movements, the Johns Hopkins engineers that brought you the cockroach robot (https://releases.jhu.edu/2018/02/13/can-a-cockroach-teach-a-robot-how-to-scurry-across-rugged-terrain/) and the s  more

Johns Hopkins University: Juicy Genomics
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 18 -- Johns Hopkins University issued the following news release: When Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner Kendrick Lamar rapped "I got millions, I got riches buildin' in my DNA," he almost certainly wasn't talking about the humble tomato. But a new study unveiling more than 230,000 DNA differences across 100 tomato varieties which will allow breeders and scientists to engineer larger, juicier, more profitable plants, proves that tomatoes indeed have riches buildin'  more

Johns Hopkins University: Study - Urban Density Not Linked to Higher Coronavirus Infection Rates--And Is Linked to Lower COVID-19 Death Rates
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 19 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: A new study suggests that denser places, assumed by many to be more conducive to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are not linked to higher infection rates. The study, led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, also found that dense areas were associated with lower COVID-19 death rates. The study was published online   more

Mary Ann Liebert Inc.: COVID-19-Impact on Environmental Justice
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, June 17 -- Mary Ann Liebert Inc. issued the following news release: COVID-19 is like a heat-seeking missile that targets the most vulnerable. The bull's-eye is environmental justice communities, which are the poorest, the most polluted, and the sickest when it comes to comorbidities. A Roundtable Discussion on this subject is in the current issue of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Justice. Click here to read the article now. COVID-19 is a civil rights issue, obs  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Announces $20 Million Settlement With Wells Fargo
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 18 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that his Securities Division entered into a $20 million settlement with Wells Fargo & Company. The Consent Order resolves financial crisis-era claims that Wells Fargo misled investors in its issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The $20 million settlement is the largest reached by a state for Wells Fargo's financial-c  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Announces Charges Against Cricket Wireless and AT&T for Deceptive Marketing Practices
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 16 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that his Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Cricket Wireless, LLC and AT&T, Inc. for violations of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act. Among other charges, Cricket and AT&T failed to inform consumers that the cell phones they purchased would no longer work when Cricket switched cell phone networks after its merger wi  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Announces Settlement With Ticketmaster
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 20 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that his Consumer Protection Division has entered into a settlement resolving an investigation into Ticketmaster's improperly charging consumers service fees in connection with sale of tickets for events at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. Ticketmaster, a subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., operates a website thr  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Asks Apple and Google to Ensure All Contact Tracing Apps Serve a Public Health Purpose
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 18 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on June 16: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh asked Google and Apple to ensure all contact tracing and exposure notification apps related to COVID-19 adequately protect consumers' personal information. Joining a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general, Attorney General Frosh specifically asked Google and Apple to guarantee that such apps, when available to consumers, are affiliate  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Charles Glass as Director of Maryland Environmental Service
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced he has appointed Charles Glass, Ph.D. as the director of Maryland Environmental Service (MES). Glass is currently the deputy secretary at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He replaces Roy McGrath, who was recently appointed as chief of staff for the administration. "Charles has served in senior leadership roles in our administration since 2016, and I  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Major COVID-19 Testing Site at Baltimore Convention Center
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 17 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will begin operating a free COVID-19 testing site at the Baltimore Convention Center beginning Wednesday, June 17. Patients can schedule an appointment at this site by visiting the "Testing" tab on coronavirus.maryland.gov. Appointments are strongly encouraged in order to reduce wait times and limit risks related to crowdin  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces New Guidance to Allow Limited Outdoor Visitation to Nursing Home Facilities
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 20 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on June 19: Ahead of Father's Day weekend, Governor Larry Hogan announced a plan to begin allowing limited outdoor visits to Maryland's nursing home facilities. The plan also allows for limited communal dining and small group activities to resume with proper precautions in place. This is the first step in allowing nursing homes to begin a safe and phased reopening, in accordance with strict protocols  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Maryland's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 5.43%, ICU Beds at Lowest Level Since April 5
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Maryland's key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to 5.43%, ICU beds falling to their lowest level since April 5, and the state reporting its lowest number of new cases since March 31. More than 535,000 COVID-19 Tests, 5.43% Positivity Rate. Maryland has now conducted 535,444 COVID-19 tests, including 8,562 tests over the l  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Maryland's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to 5.81%, Hospitalizations at Lowest Level in 73 Days
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 18 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Maryland's key COVID-19 health metrics continue to trend in a positive direction, with the statewide positivity rate dropping to 5.81%, and current total hospitalizations at their lowest level in 73 days. This morning, the Maryland Department of Health began operating a free COVID-19 testing site at the Baltimore Convention Center. Testing at the Convention Center site will occur on Wednesdays and   more

Md. Gov. Hogan: State Health Officials Urge County Leaders to Step Up Local COVID-19 Testing Efforts
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Maryland Department of Health (MDH) officials urged county leaders to step up local COVID-19 testing efforts and meet the goal of testing 10% of their populations. The appeal comes in a letter from MDH Secretary Robert Neall and Deputy Secretary Fran Phillips, who write: "As part of our COVID-19 testing expansion, Maryland continues to make large quantities of specimen collection kits directly avai  more

Md. Lt. Gov. Rutherford Proposes Panel to Recommend New Plaque Educating State House Visitors on Maryland's Civil War History
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 20 -- Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, the Executive Branch representative to Maryland's State House Trust, renewed his call for a panel to study and design a new plaque for display at the State House that accurately reflects Maryland's history during the Civil War, when it was a divided state in the nation's fight against slavery. On the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, which marks the final sla  more

Morgan State University Names Barton Dean of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering
BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 19 -- Morgan State University issued the following news: Morgan State University (MSU) President David K. Wilson has announced the appointment of Oscar Barton, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., as the University's new dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., School of Engineering. The announcement comes following a nearly five-month long national search led by a University selection committee in collaboration with an executive search firm. In his new capacity as dean, Barton will imple  more

St. John's College: Tutors Talk Books - Zena Hitz
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, June 19 -- St. John's College issued the following information: In 2015, St. John's Annapolis tutor Zena Hitz found herself reading article after article about the so-called "crisis in the humanities." She was gravely concerned--not by the crisis, but by the proposed solutions. "I found it unbelievably discouraging because they were all very pragmatic," she says. "'The argument was always: 'well, we get these skills for innovation and technology, we get these critical think  more

Stanley Black & Decker, Discovery Education Announce 2020 Making for Good Challenge Winners
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 16 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education announce the winners of the 2020 Making for Good Challenge. Working in teams of 2-4, high school students nationwide created 60-90 second videos outlining innovative solutions to societal or environmental needs. The annual challenge builds upon a Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education educational program - Inn  more

Texas Ector County Independent School District Selects Discovery Education Experience to Support Student Learning Over the Summer, Beyond
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, June 17 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: Texas' Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) announced the selection of Discovery Education Experience to support both its current Virtual Summer School program and K-12 teaching and learning districtwide during the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. ECISD's use of Discovery Education's high-quality resources, instructional supports, and job-embedded profes  more

University of Illinois Names Cary as Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, June 17 -- The University of Illinois System Urbana-Champaign campus issued the following news release: Alice Cary is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's next executive director of public safety and chief of police. A 34-year veteran in law enforcement, Cary currently is the chief of police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The appointment takes effect July 20 and is subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. In her current u  more

USM and UMGC Form $2.6 Million Partnership to Support Expansion of Online Learning Across System Institutions
ADELPHI, Maryland, June 19 -- The University of Maryland's University College Campus issued the following news release: The University System of Maryland (USM) and member institution University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) have formed a $2.6 Million partnership, USM OnTrack, to work with provosts, teaching and learning center directors, instructional designers, technology professionals, and others to support and assess the expansion of high-quality online learning across the system. As the   more

UVA: Rapid Responders - Engineer Helps Battle COVID-19 With Science Funded by CARES Act
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, June 19 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: On April 3, as COVID-19 was already rapidly spreading across the US, the National Science Foundation issued a call for immediately implementable research to fight the disease as part of CARES - the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Within a week, University of Virginia associate professor of chemical engineering Bryan Berger and his longtime collaborator, Jeffery Klauda,  more