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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday February 16, 2020 ( 40 items )  

American Nuclear Society, Discovery Education Introduce Virtual Field Trip to Reimagine Nuclear at World's Most Powerful Nuclear Test Reactor
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Feb. 14 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release on Feb. 13: * * * - During National Engineers Week, Classrooms are Offered a Unique Front Row Seat to Nuclear Science Through the Nuclear Reimagined Virtual Field Trip on February 18, 2020 * * * In celebration of National Engineers Week, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and Discovery Education--the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources  more

Autograph Collection Hotels Introduces The Ben, The First Waterfront Hotel in Downtown West Palm Beach
BETHESDA, Maryland, Feb. 14 -- Marriott International issued the following news on Feb. 13: * * * - Taking Cues from the Destination's Iconic Ben Trovato Estate, The Ben is a Classic Hotel for a New Age * * * Autograph Collection Hotels announced the opening of The Ben, the first hotel on the downtown West Palm Beach, Florida waterfront. The Ben is part of Autograph Collection's diverse and dynamic portfolio of more than 180 independent hotels carefully crafted with vision and passion. Just   more

Charleston County School District: Burke Alum to Be Inducted Into the 2020 Class of the UMES Hall of Fame
CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Feb. 11 -- Charleston County School District issued the following news on Feb. 10: Marvin Blye Humble beginnings tell the story of Marvin L. J. Blye, a Charleston native and a 1984 graduate of Burke High School. Marvin L.J. Blye will be inducted into the 2020 class of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Hall of Fame. The induction will take place on February 28, 2020, in the Student Services Center Ballroom at Maryland Eastern Shore, located in Princess A  more

Ciena Announces Reporting Date and Web Broadcast for Fiscal First Quarter Financial Results
HANOVER, Maryland, Feb. 13 -- Ciena issued the following news release: Ciena(R) Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) expects to announce its fiscal first quarter financial results on Thursday, March 5, 2020 before the open of the financial markets. The press release will be available on Ciena's website at www.ciena.com. In conjunction with the announcement, Ciena will post an additional set of supporting materials to the Quarterly Results page of the Investor Relations section of its website. Ciena's mana  more

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Wins 2020 National Safety Council Occupational Excellence Achievement Award
HUNT VALLEY, Maryland, Feb. 15 -- EA Engineering, Science and Technology, a provider of environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions, issued the following news release: EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced that it is a recipient of the 2020 National Safety Council's (NSC's) Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. This award marks the seventh t  more

EDCO Technologies Signed as Exclusive Israeli Distributor for Annapolis Micro Systems
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 13 -- Annapolis Micro Systems, a designer and manufacturer of embedded commercial off-the-shelf systems and products for digital signal processing and high performance embedded computing for the military and commercial markets, issued the following news release: Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with EDCO Technologies Ltd. designating the Tel Aviv-area company as its exclusive Israeli d  more

Hogan Lovells Represents Howard University in New Hospital Management Services Agreement With Adventist HealthCare
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- Hogan Lovells, a multinational law firm, issued the following news release: International law firm Hogan Lovells represented Howard University, which operates Howard University Hospital, in a management services agreement with Gaithersburg, Maryland-based health system Adventist HealthCare. Howard University Hospital has served the Washington D.C. community for more than 150 years and is the training hospital for Howard's College of Medicine, which graduates more African  more

International Production and Processing Expo Recognizes Four Perdue Farms' Associates As '30 Under 30' Young Leaders
SALISBURY, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: Four Perdue Farms' associates were recognized as young leaders by the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) as part of its "30 Under 30" program at the February expo in Atlanta. They were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Georgia World Congress Center, where more than 30,000 industry employees gathered for the three-day IPPE event. Those from Perdue Farms recognized were: * Brittney Rutter, man  more

Johns Hopkins University: Firearm Purchaser Licensing Laws Linked to Fewer Fatal Mass Shootings
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 13 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: * * * - Bans On Large-Capacity Magazines Were Also Associated With Fewer Fatal Mass Shootings And Fatalities * * * Firearm purchaser licensing laws that require an in-person application or fingerprinting are associated with an estimated 56 percent fewer fatal mass shootings in states that have them, according to a new study by researchers at t  more

Joint Venture of Skanska-Corman-McLean Selected to Build Replacement for Harry W. Nice/Thomas 'Mac' Middleton Bridge
NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Skanska, a construction and development company, issued the following news release: The joint venture, led by Skanska along with Corman Kokosing Construction Company and McLean Contracting Company, announce they will design and build the replacement for the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas "Mac" Middleton Bridge, which connects Newburg, MD and Dahlgren, VA, across the Potomac River. Owned by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), the project will cost $  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Completes Sale of Starbucks Retail Location Near Chicago
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 11 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - The property is part of Hammond Marina District's retail development project * * * JLL Capital Markets announced that is has closed the $1.7 million sale of a 2,100-square-foot, newly constructed, single-tenant retail building net leased to Starbucks in the Chicago-area community of Hammond, Indiana. JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Luke Land, LLC. A private 1031 buyer out of Maryl  more

Lebau & Neuworth Presents EEOC's Enforcement & Litigation Data for FY 2019
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Lebau and Neuworth, a law firm, issued the following news: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws and with which employees must first file a charge of discrimination before being able to sue employers in court, recently released its enforcement and litigation statistics for Fiscal Year 2019. The FY 2019 saw the lowest number of charges filed with the EEOC in over 20 year  more

Maryland A.G., Department of the Environment Ile Suit Alleging Improper Lead Paint Inspections
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 13 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on Feb. 12: * * * - Complaint charges that inspection company issued lead-free certificates for homes with lead-based paint, includes more than 150 alleged violations * * * The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have filed a lawsuit alleging that a Baltimore County lead inspection company and two of its inspectors violated state laws that protect ch  more

Maryland Democratic Party Celebrates Black History Month
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 12 -- The Maryland Democratic Party issued the following news: This February, the Maryland Democratic Party proudly commemorates Black History Month, and honors the many Black Marylanders who have shaped our nation's history. Maryland has played an outsized role in the history of African Americans. From our state's shameful participation in the Atlantic slave trade rose the seeds of abolition, civil rights, and freedom. Larger-than-life African Americans that have sha  more

Maryland PSC Launches Compliance and Enforcement Unit
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 12 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release: In an effort to strengthen protections for energy consumers, the Maryland Public Service Commission has established a Compliance and Enforcement Unit within its Consumer Affairs Division(CAD). The new unit will be dedicated to more proactive oversight of utilities and third-party energy suppliers to ensure compliance with the Commission's regulations. Among its enforcement responsibilities,  more

Massachusetts North Middlesex Regional School District Launches Partnership With Discovery Education Supporting Inquiry Approach to Social Studies
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - District Teachers and Students in Grades 6-8 to Receive Access to New Digital Curriculum Providing Rigorous, Relevant, and Engaging Social Studies Resources * * * Massachusetts' North Middlesex Regional School District announced the launch of a new partnership with Discovery Education - the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources  more

Md. Department of Natural Resources: Striped Bass Conservation Regulations Set for Spring 2020
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 13 -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: * * * - Maryland Spring Trophy Season Begins May 1 * * * The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced new striped bass conservation measures for the Spring 2020 fishing season to meet a coast-wide conservation target. The 2018 benchmark stock assessment for striped bass indicated declines, so the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has determined that conservati  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Addresses National Association of Manufacturers' Board of Directors
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Touts Maryland's Nationally-Recognized Workforce Development Programs, National Infrastructure Initiative * * * Governor Larry Hogan addressed the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Winter 2020 Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, DC. In his remarks, the governor touted Maryland's economic turnaround and nationally-recognized workforce development programs, as well as the na  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Administration Announces 22% Decline in Opioid Prescriptions Since 2017
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 15 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on Feb. 14: * * * - Nearly 20% Fewer Patients Receiving Opiates as Maryland Continues All-Hands-on-Deck Effort to Confront Epidemic * * * The number of opioid prescriptions in Maryland has dropped by more than 22% since 2017, with nearly 20% fewer patients receiving opiates during the same period, the Hogan administration announced. This decrease is attributed in part to an electronic prescription  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces New Chief Legal Counsel
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 15 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Michael Pedone, Assistant Secretary at Maryland Department of the Environment, to Succeed Robert F. Scholz * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Michael T. Pedone, Assistant Secretary at the Maryland Department of the Environment, as new Chief Legal Counsel. Pedone will succeed Robert F. Scholz, who is retiring after serving as chief counsel since the start of the Hogan   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Record Milestone of $1 Billion in Mortgages Through Maryland Mortgage Program in 2019
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - New High for State's Flagship Homeownership Program * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's Maryland Mortgage Program reached a record $1 billion in reservations for the program in 2019, representing more than 4,000 homebuyers. This is a 12-month period high for the history of the program. The Maryland Mortgage Program provi  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Celebrates Installation of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Statues in Maryland State House
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Statues Unveiled in Old House of Delegates Chamber * * * Governor Larry Hogan joined Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones and Senate President Bill Ferguson to unveil new statues of iconic Marylanders Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman in the Old House of Delegates Chamber of the Maryland State House. The governor, along with descendants of both Douglass and Tubman, attended a special j  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Closes National Governors Association Winter Meeting With White House Discussions
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Nation's Governors Meet with President, Vice President, Cabinet Officials * * * Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), closed the organization's annual Winter Meeting this morning with business sessions at the White House focused on workforce development and the opioid epidemic. "As chairman of the National Governors Association, I want to thank Presi  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Issues Statement on Shooting in Northeast Baltimore
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 13 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement on the shooting in Northeast Baltimore: "This morning, two members of a joint federal-state-local task force--a Baltimore City police officer and a Baltimore County police officer--were struck by gunfire during a warrant apprehension operation. "This task force included state troopers assigned to the Maryland State Apprehension Team, as well as Maryland Transportation Authority Police. "I have direct  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Issues Statement on Trump Administration Proposed Cuts to Chesapeake Bay Funding
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement: Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, issued the following statement after the Trump administration proposed cutting funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program by 91 percent to $7.3 million: "The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure, and our administration has committed $6 billion, the most ever in history, to restoration efforts. "Maryland is leading the charge to safeguar  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Leads National Governors Association Winter Meeting
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 10 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Nation's Governors Convene in Washington, DC to Discuss Infrastructure, Meet with Federal Administration Officials * * * Governor Larry Hogan, Chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), is leading the organization's annual Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. This four-day summit provides a platform for the nation's governors from both parties to discuss the most pressing issues f  more

Md. State Department of Education: State Superintendent Search Community Forums Scheduled
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- The Maryland State Department of Education issued the following news release: * * * - Regional Forums Set to Gather Public Input * * * The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled several regional forums to gather public input regarding the next State Superintendent. Working with search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), the forums scheduled by the State Board of Education will be used to help identify the characteristics neces  more

Milford Mill Academy School Counseling Chair Honored by College Board
TOWSON, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Kenneth Berlett, Jr., one of only 8 school counselors in Maryland to be recognized * * * Kenneth Berlett, Jr., school counseling chair at Milford Mill Academy, is one of only eight school counselors in Maryland to be honored by the 2020 College Board Counselor Recognition Program. According to the College Board website, the recognition program is designed to honor innovative middle and hi  more

Northrop Grumman: Niobium-Based Connector Allows Passage of Data and Electricity Underwater for a Variety of Applications
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 13 -- Northrop Grumman issued the following news release: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has signed its first non-exclusive agreement to manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon(TM)) specifically designed for harsh environments. NiobiConTM is a new way of making electrical connections underwater that enables power transfer and data exchange without using seals, oil or moving parts. This technology was developed to address the inefficient recharging of   more

Perdue Farms' Perry, Ga., Associates Deliver Record $182,514 to United Way of Central Georgia
SALISBURY, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: Associates from Perdue Farms' operations in Perry, Ga., recently presented a check for a record $182,514.22 to the United Way of Central Georgia. The contribution, a 20 percent increase from last year, included $166,514.22 in associate contributions and a $16,000 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 2,400 associates in Perry. "Y  more

Perdue Foundation Awards $100,000 to Help Fund Sioux Center Iowa Fire Department's New Station No. 2
SALISBURY, Maryland, Feb. 14 -- Perdue Farms issued the following news release: The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, has awarded a $100,000 grant to help the City of Sioux Center in Iowa construct a new Station No. 2 for its volunteer fire department. The new facility will replace the current Station No. 2 in Sioux Center located about a mile from Perdue's pork operation, which is located outside city limits. "We are extremely excited and   more

Renaissance Hotels Grows NYC Footprint With Debut of Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel, Inspiring Spontaneous Discoveries at Every Turn
BETHESDA, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- Marriott International issued the following news: * * * - Located on the Site of the Former Indoor Flea Market, Antiques Garage, Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel Invites Travelers to Uncover the DNA of the Neighborhood * * * Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel officially opens its doors as one of the tallest properties in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. Rising an impressive 39 floors at 430 feet high, the brand's first hotel in Chelsea is crowned with one of  more

Rutgers University Appoints New Dean for Mason Gross School of Arts
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Feb. 13 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Jason Geary, a nationally recognized scholar in musicology, has been selected as the new dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Geary, who will assume his new position on July 1, 2020, comes to Rutgers from the University of Maryland, where he has been the director of the School of Music, a professor of musicology and special advisor to the dean for the arts in the Colle  more

SOSA-Aligned 100GbE VPX Storage Boards Developed by Annapolis Micro Systems
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Feb. 15 -- Annapolis Micro Systems, a designer and manufacturer of embedded commercial off-the-shelf systems and products for digital signal processing and high performance embedded computing for the military and commercial markets, issued the following news release: Annapolis Micro Systems, a leading FPGA board and systems supplier, has developed next-generation 100GbE Storage Boards that are SOSA(TM)-aligned and VITA 65-compliant. They are designed to handle the highest b  more

University of Baltimore: Baruch College's Johanna Fernandez Discusses Her New Book, The Young Lords, Feb. 20
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 14 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: Johanna Fernandez, assistant professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York, will discuss her new book, The Young Lords: A Radical History, on Thursday, Feb. 20 beginning at 11 a.m. in Room 135 of the University of Baltimore's William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The Young Lords is the definitive account of the unexpected group of New York radical poor  more

University of Baltimore: Prof. Steven Leyva Wins 2020 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- The University of Baltimore issued the following news release: Steven Leyva, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design, has been named the winner of the 2020 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize for his debut collection of poems, The Understudy's Handbook, which will be published by Washington Writers' Publishing House (WWPH) this coming October. The award carries a cash prize of $1,000 and a book launch event at Polit  more

University System of Maryland Board of Regents Appoints Darryll J. Pines as President of University of Maryland, College Park
ADELPHI, Maryland, Feb. 13 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: * * * - New UMD President is the Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Dean of the University's A. James Clark School of Engineering * * * The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Darryll J. Pines, PhD, as the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Pines has spent 25 years on the College Park campus and is dean of the uni  more

University System of Maryland Momentum Fund Invests in ARMR Systems
BALTIMORE, Maryland, Feb. 11 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release: * * * - University of Maryland BioPark-based startup is creating a next generation wearable tourniquet device to stop severe arterial bleeds and help increase the survivability of traumatic injury. * * * ARMR Systems, Inc., a medical technology company engineering a wearable hemorrhage control system to address non-compressible hemorrhage wounds that cannot be treated with a traditional tourn  more

USM Board of Regents Appoints Darryll J. Pines as President of University of Maryland, College Park
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, Feb. 13 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: * * * - New UMD President is Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Dean of the University's A. James Clark School of Engineering * * * The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Darryll J. Pines, PhD, as the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Pines has spent 25 years on the College Park campus and is dean of the university's A. J  more

West Virginia University: In Rural Hospitals, Telemedicine May Promote Faster, Noninvasive Stroke Treatments
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Feb. 14 -- West Virginia University issued the following story: A patient walks into an emergency room in rural West Virginia and complains of confusion, facial numbness and a severe headache. The doctor, suspecting a stroke, has to make a quick decision: should she treat the patient herself, or should she have the patient transferred to a stroke center an hour away staffed with specialists? West Virginia University's telestroke program makes this decision easier. It  more