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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday March 15, 2020 ( 48 items )  

Allegany County Public School Cancels 32nd Annual Teacher of the Year Banquet
CUMBERLAND, Maryland, March 13 -- The Allegany County Public School District issued the following news: * * * - School System Taking Precautionary Measures to Avoid Large Gatherings * * * In response to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and at the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, this year's Teacher of the Year banquet scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020, at the Allegany County Museum has been cancelled. This year, ACPS honored nine Tea  more

Baltimore County Public Schools: Cromwell Valley Grade 5 Student's Financial Plan Earns Fourth Place in the Nation
TOWSON, Maryland, March 13 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: Madelyn Sadera, a Grade 5 student at Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet School, pitched virtual investors for a capital investment to seed her dream of a writing center, and her $920,000 financial plan was so compelling that it earned her fourth place in the nation in the Fall 2019 InvestWrite(R) competition. InvestWrite is a national essay competition that bridges classroom learning in mat  more

Baltimore County Public Schools: Eastern Tech Senior Earns First Place in Regional Brain Bee
TOWSON, Maryland, March 13 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Nwokoro qualifies to compete in USA Brain Bee * * * Amanda Nwokoro, a senior at Eastern Technical High School, earned first place in a regional Brain Bee held at Stevenson University and has qualified to compete in the 2020 USA Brain Bee Championship to be held March 27 - 29 on the campus of the Northeast Ohio Medical School. The Brain Bee is an international neuroscience competition for  more

Baltimore Gas & Electric Taking Steps to Support Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 14 -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of Exelon, issued the following news release: * * * - Important energy assistance programs available to customers * * * BGE reminds customers of important energy assistance available to help meet their energy needs. With customers potentially impacted by the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of emergency in Maryland, and with many businesses and institutions following Centers for Disease Control Gui  more

BCPS Grade 5 Scientists First to Observe Two Species of Mushrooms in Baltimore County
TOWSON, Maryland, March 14 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Students found Viscid Violet Cort, Elegant Stinkhorn * * * Grade 5 students from Fifth District Elementary School and Timonium Elementary School have observed two species of mushrooms - the Viscid Violet Cort and Elegant Stinkhorn - never before documented in Baltimore County. The discoveries were made during the students' BioBlitz field experience. BioBlitz is a three-hour field study d  more

Beeks-Jeffries Named BCPS School Psychologist of the Year
TOWSON, Maryland, March 10 -- Baltimore County Public Schools issued the following news release: * * * - Currently serves Hernwood Elementary, Woodlawn Middle schools * * * Dr. Amirah Beeks-Jeffries has been named School Psychologist of the Year by the BCPS School Psychologists Association. The honor will officially be presented at the Office of Psychological Services staff meeting on Friday, March 27. Beeks-Jeffries is assigned to both Hernwood Elementary School and Woodlawn Middle School.  more

Ciena and Arista Complete Interoperability Testing of 400GE-Optimized Transport Solution
HANOVER, Maryland, March 10 -- Ciena issued the following news release: Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and Arista recently completed an interoperability test of the industry's most dense and spectrally-efficient 400GE transport solution with the industry's highest density native 400GE router. The test showed the successful interworking of the Ciena and Arista platforms, which combined can enable network providers to switch and transport maximum capacity across any distance, from single-span to long-haul an  more

Delmarva Power Taking Steps to Support Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic
NEWARK, Delaware, March 14 -- Delmarva Power issued the following news release: With officials in Delaware and Maryland and other locations declaring a state of emergency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delmarva Power understands customers may be affected by the ramifications and is taking steps to help. In addition to reminding customers of existing bill assistance resources, the company is taking steps to expand awareness of the programs in place to help customers through temporary or exte  more

Frederick Municipal Airport to Showcase FDK's Convenience at Business Aviation Conference
FREDERICK, Maryland, March 10 -- The city of Frederick issued the following news: This week, Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) representatives will head to a leading industry conference for schedulers and dispatchers of business aircraft, the 2020 Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, hosted by the National Business Aviation Association in Charlotte, NC. This gathering of aviation professionals offers Frederick and FDK increased exposure and the opportunity to provide information about the c  more

Georgia Public Broadcasting Extends Long-Term Partnership With Discovery Education for 20th Year
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 12 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - Continuation of Collaboration Spanning Two Decades Ensures Students and Educators Access to Engaging K-12 Digital Resources * * * Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) announced the extension of its 20-year partnership with Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning f  more

Giant Improved Loyalty Program to Offer Even More Rewards
LANDOVER, Maryland, March 11 -- Giant Food issued the following news release: * * * - Allows Shoppers to Increase Rewards and Personalize Savings to Fit Their Lifestyles. * * * Giant, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces the launch of its new Flexible Rewards program which offers customers more opportunities to save and earn rewards through their everyday shopping behavior at every Giant store or online at giantfood.com Members with Flexible Rewards now earn  more

Howard University: Office of Provost - Coronavirus Update
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- Howard University issued the following news: Dear Howard University Community, There have been a number of significant events that have transpired in regard to the COVID-19 outbreak in the past 48 hours. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The number of cases globally exceed 140,000, with over 5,000 deaths. Nationally, there have been over 1,700 cases, with confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in 47 states, and the District of Columbia.  more

Hughes Awarded Contract by GA-ASI to Connect U.S. Army's Gray Eagle UAV With Next Gen Satellite Communications
GERMANTOWN, Maryland, March 12 -- EchoStar issued the following news release: Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced it has been awarded a Data Link Modernization (DLM) contract by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide new advanced satellite communications (SATCOM) systems for the U.S. Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Under the contract, Hughes will provide advanced, ruggediz  more

Hughes Awarded Contract by GA-ASI to Connect U.S. Army's Gray Eagle UAV With Next Gen Satellite Communications
GERMANTOWN, Maryland, March 12 -- Hughes Network Systems issued the following news release: Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced it has been awarded a Data Link Modernization (DLM) contract by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide new advanced satellite communications (SATCOM) systems for the U.S. Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Under the contract, Hughes will provide adva  more

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology: Nanosize Device 'Uncloaks' Cancer Cells in Mice, Reveals Them to Immune System
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 8 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology issued the following news: Scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have designed and successfully tested an experimental, super small package able to deliver molecular signals that tag implanted human cancer cells in mice and make them visible for destruction by the animals' immune systems. The new method was developed, say the researchers, to deliver an immune system "uncloaking" device directly   more

Johns Hopkins University: Infectious Disease Experts Recommend Using Antibodies From Coronavirus Survivors as Stopgap Measure to Treat Patients, Protect Healthcare Workers
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 14 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release on March 13: * * * - Infusions Of Antibody-Laden Blood Have Been Used With Reported Success In Prior Outbreaks, Including The Sars Epidemic And The 1918 Flu Pandemic * * * Countries fighting outbreaks of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 should consider using the antibodies of people who have recovered from infection to treat cases and prov  more

Johns Hopkins University: New Study on Coronavirus Estimates 5.1 Days for Incubation Period
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 10 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: * * * - Median Time From Exposure To Symptoms Affirms Earlier Estimates And Supports CDC's Current 14-Day Quarantine Period * * * An analysis of publicly available data on infections from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 yielded an estimate of 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period, accord  more

Libertarians and Greens Call on Maryland Officials to Maintain Their Ballot Access Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
WASHINGTON, March 14 -- The Libertarian Party issued the following news release: The Maryland Libertarian and Green Parties are calling on the General Assembly, Governor, and Board of Elections to place them on the ballot for the November general election, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Both parties have been petitioning throughout the state to each collect over 10,000 signatures to get back on the ballot, but their petition drives have ground to a halt, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. "As p  more

Lt. Gov. Rutherford: Hogan-Rutherford Administration Announces Unprecedented Outreach Efforts to Ensure Complete Count of Marylanders for Census 2020
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 11 -- Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford announced the state's strategic plan to ensure that all Marylanders are counted in the upcoming decennial census. "The Hogan-Rutherford administration continues to reach out across the state to remind and encourage each resident to complete their Census 2020 forms," said Lt. Governor Rutherford. "It is critical that every Marylander is counted. Every single   more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Urges Federal Trade Commission to Crack Down on Abusive Non-Competes in Workplace
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 13 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on March 12: * * * - 19 Attorneys General Call on FTC to Limit Anti-Competitive Labor Practices that Restrict Job Mobility and Depress Wages for Workers * * * Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help stop the harmful and excessive use of non-compete agreements in the workplace, particularly for  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh, AARP Maryland, U.S. Census Bureau Urge Vigilance Against Census 2020 Fraud
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 12 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, AARP Maryland, and the U.S. Census Bureau are joining forces to reassure Marylanders about the safety and security of the 2020 Census, while also urging vigilance against fraud.Invitations to complete the U.S. Census will arrive in mailboxes across the country this week, and for the first time, people will be invited to complete the form online o  more

Maryland PSC Launches New Electric Choice Shopping Website
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 10 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release: In an effort to help residential consumers make more informed choices when shopping for an electricity supplier, the Maryland Public Service Commission has unveiled a new website with enhanced functionality and features. MDElectricChoice.com is the PSC's stand-alone site where consumers can shop for and sort offers to supply their home energy needs-whether they are seeking renewable energy  more

Maryland PSC Seeks Public Input on Delmarva Power & Light Rate Increase Request
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 11 -- The Maryland Public Service Commission issued the following news release: The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold three public comment hearings on the request by Delmarva Power & Light Company to increase its electric distribution rates by more than $18.5 million. Delmarva, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, LLC, serves 206,000 customers in 10 Maryland Eastern Shore counties. According to Delmarva's application, the utility's average electric residential   more

Maryland, Lebau & Neuworth Protect Employees From Unfair Non-Compete Agreements
TOWSON, Maryland, March 10 -- Lebau and Neuworth, a law firm, issued the following news: Non-compete agreements were originally intended to prevent employees from unfairly taking specialized knowledge or skills learned from one employer and using that knowledge for the benefit of their direct competitors. However, employers often abuse such agreements and require employees to sign non-compete agreements that are overly restrictive and unfairly limit their ability to find future employment. In   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Addresses International Association of Fire Fighters' 2020 Legislative Conference
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 10 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 9: * * * - Provides Coronavirus Update, Emphasizes Continued Support for Firefighters and First Responders * * * Governor Larry Hogan addressed the International Association of Fire Fighters' (IAFF) 2020 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference, where he reaffirmed his strong support for professional firefighters and paramedics in Maryland and across the nation. The governor began his   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces 6th Positive Case of Coronavirus in State
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 9 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 9: * * * - Will Meet With Full Cabinet, Long-Term Community Leaders Tomorrow * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced that state officials have identified an additional case of novel coronavirus in the State of Maryland. The state's sixth confirmed case is a Prince George's County resident who contracted the virus during out-of-state travel. According to an initial investigation by the Maryl  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Major Actions to Protect Public Health, Limit Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 13 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 12: Governor Larry Hogan announced a series of major actions to protect public health and safety and limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Earlier today, the state reported its first case of community transmission. "This problem continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically," said Governor Hogan. "For Marylanders, the actions I have announced here today wi  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces New Cases of COVID-19 in Maryland, Additional Actions
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 12 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 11: * * * - Motor Vehicle Administration, State Correctional Facilities to Initiate New Protocols to Keep Marylanders Safe * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced three additional confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland: * A Montgomery County resident in his 20s who recently traveled to Spain, and is not hospitalized. * A Baltimore County resident in his 60s who worked at the rec  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Ninth Positive Case of COVID-19 in Maryland, Issues New Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 11 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Convenes Emergency Cabinet Meeting to Review Administration's Ongoing Response to Novel Coronavirus * * * Governor Larry Hogan convened an emergency meeting of the Maryland Governor's Executive Council (Cabinet) to review the state's ongoing response to novel coronavirus. At the start of the Cabinet meeting, which lasted nearly two hours, the governor announced new guidance for long-term  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Two Additional Cases of Coronavirus in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 9 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that state officials have identified two additional positive cases of novel coronavirus in the State of Maryland. The state now has five total confirmed cases, and 62 negative tests for COVID-19. * One woman, a Harford County resident in her 80s, contracted the virus while traveling overseas and is currently hospitalized. * One man, a Montgomery County resident in hi  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Appoints Lisa Belcastro to the Maryland General Assembly
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 11 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that he has appointed Lisa Belcastro to the Maryland General Assembly. The governor has appointed Ms. Belcastro following the recommendation of the Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee. "I am confident Ms. Belcastro will serve the citizens of Baltimore County admirably in her new role," said Governor Hogan. "I offer her my sincere congratulations and look fo  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Discusses Maryland's Coronavirus Response Live on CNN
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 13: This evening, Governor Hogan appeared live on CNN to discuss the latest updates in Maryland's ongoing response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Yesterday, Governor Hogan announced a series of major actions to protect public health and safety and limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. He also provided live updates this afternoon on MSNBC. Excerpts "We declared a sta  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Discusses Maryland's Coronavirus Response Live on MSNBC
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 13: This afternoon, Governor Hogan appeared live on MSNBC to discuss the latest updates in Maryland's ongoing response to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Yesterday, Governor Hogan announced a series of major actions to protect public health and safety and limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Excerpts "Yesterday we took a number of unprecedented actions based on all of   more

Md. Gov. Hogan Resident Visiting Anne Arundel County Tests Positive for COVID-19
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 12 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: * * * - Maryland Officials Leading the Investigation; World Health Organization Declares Global Pandemic * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced that a Montana resident visiting Anne Arundel County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While this will be classified as a Montana case, the Maryland and Anne Arundel County Health Departments will take the lead on the investigation.  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Signs Emergency Legislation, Announces Coronavirus Response Team
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 10 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on March 9: Governor Larry Hogan, after joining Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for a teleconference with the nation's governors, enacted emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state's rainy day fund for Maryland's novel coronavirus response. The legislation, SB 1079, was passed unanimously last week by the Maryland Senate and the House of Delega  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Statement Regarding First Case of COVID-19 Community Transmission in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 13 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement on March 12: * * * - Will Speak at 4:00 P.M. to Announce Major Actions to Protect Public Health and Limit Spread of Coronavirus Pandemic * * * Governor Larry Hogan announced the first case of community transmission of COVID-19 in Maryland. The patient, whose case was first announced last night, is a Prince George's County resident who had no known exposure to coronavirus through travel or an infecte  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Maryland Secretary of State, Attorney General Warn of Possible Charity Scams Related to COVID-19
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: The Federal Trade Commission has reported that scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the coronavirus, including through the sale of counterfeit products and the solicitation of money and personal information. When charities request donations in response to the coronavirus, Marylanders may feel duty-bound to donate in an effort to help their neighbors. Maryland's Secretary of State John  more

Md. Gov. Hogan: Statement Regarding Potential COVID-19 Exposure Risk at Conservative Political Action Conference
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 9 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Earlier, the New Jersey Department of Health notified the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) that a person confirmed to have Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, was in Maryland from February 27-March 1 attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor. Those who attended or worked at the conference may be at some risk for acquiring COVID-19. MDH immediately notifi  more

Miles & Stockbridge Principal Jim Dawson Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 14 -- Miles and Stockbridge, a law firm, issued the following news release: Congratulations to James W. Dawson, Jr., a principal in Miles & Stockbridge's Corporate, Securities & Tax Practice Group, on his election to the American College of Tax Counsel. Dawson is one of only 14 tax attorneys from across the country elected into the professional association by its Board of Regents in January. Dawson and the other members of the College, known as Fellows, were elected t  more

New Whole Foods Market in Harbor East to Open April 9
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 13 -- Whole Foods Market issued the following news release: * * * - Expanded store to feature larger selection of high-quality products and onsite food hall * * * Whole Foods Market will open its new 47,000 square-foot store in Harbor East, located at 711 S Central Ave at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 9. The store will serve as a relocation of the existing store on Fleet Street. "We can't wait for our customers to experience their new Harbor East store," said Kim Tate  more

Northrop Grumman Successfully Demonstrates 'On-The-Move' Ground Radar Capability
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 12 -- Northrop Grumman issued the following news release: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) completed a successful government customer demonstration of the Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) system at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. During the successful live fire demonstration, Northrop Grumman used the HAMMR system, mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) as an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) sensor to detect and tr  more

Statement by USM Chancellor Jay A. Perman: Guidance on Telework, Study Abroad, and Large Gatherings
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 13 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following statement: As the state prepares for more COVID-19 cases, the University System of Maryland (USM) is closely following policy and practice changes at the state and national levels in response to the pandemic. I'm in regular contact with USM presidents, who are placing the health and safety of their students and employees at the center of their emergency planning. TELEWORK Consistent with the Governor's dir  more

Statement From Governor Hogan Regarding Legislative Session
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, March 14 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following statement: * * * - Calls on Lawmakers to Immediately Pass Budget, Confirm State Police Superintendent, Approve Emergency COVID-19 Measures * * * "With Maryland in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislature's sole focus should be those measures immediately necessary to protect the public health and safety of Marylanders. "Members of the General Assembly must take these three actions n  more

UMD Hosts College Prep Workshop in Spanish for Prince George's County Parents and Students
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland, March 11 -- Prince George's County Public Schools issued the following news release: More than 700 Prince George's County Public Schools parents and students gathered Saturday in the University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union for a workshop conducted in Spanish on college admissions, financial aid and high school programs. The annual event, called A College Education is Within Your Reach, or in Spanish, Estudios Universitario a su Alcance, aims to give prospective s  more

University of Maryland: Maryland Energy Innovation Institute Leads U.S. Side of $18.4M Energy Storage Research Grant
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, March 12 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute will lead the U.S. side of an $18.4 million, five-year, U.S.-Israel Energy Center award from the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation. The award will support development of lithium and sodium metal solid-state batteries for advanced energy storage. "We are delighted to serve as the U.S. lead for one of the first consortia fun  more

University of Maryland: Public Safety Degree Addresses Changing Landscape of Law Enforcement
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, March 12 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: An innovative new online master's degree program developed jointly by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore and the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) in College Park will prepare public safety officials for careers in a rapidly changing landscape. Set to launch in fall 2020, the Master's of Professional Studies in Public Safety Leade  more

University System of Maryland Board of Regents Announces Winners of Annual Faculty Awards
ADELPHI, Maryland, March 10 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following news release on March 9: * * * - Recipients to be Acknowledged at Annual Ceremony May 1 * * * The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents is honoring 17 members of its faculty at institutions across the system as recipients of the 2020 USM Regents' Faculty Awards. The awards are the highest honor presented by the board to exemplary faculty members. The awards honor excellence in the following   more

University System of Maryland Chancellor Perman Issues Statement on Spring Break, Distance Learning and Related COVID-19 Preparations
BALTIMORE, Maryland, March 11 -- The University System of Maryland issued the following statement: The health of our students, faculty, and staff is my paramount concern as the University System of Maryland (USM) develops protocols in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Our recommendations align with those of our public health experts, and we're prepared to adapt our protocols quickly as circumstances change. Given the residential nature of the universities within the System, USM must apply   more