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State Tipoffs Involving Maryland Newsletter for Sunday May 24, 2020 ( 30 items )  

D.C. A.G. Racine Announces DC, MD, and VA Intend to Sue EPA Over Failure to Protect Chesapeake Bay
WASHINGTON, May 19 -- District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued the following news release: Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced that the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia intend to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the Chesapeake Bay and local waters, including the Potomac River. In a Notice of Intent letter, the Attorneys General of DC, Maryland, and Virginia informed the EPA that they intend to file suit over the agency's f  more

Delmarva Power Gifting Program Can Assist Family, Friends, Neighbors and More
NEWARK, Delaware, May 23 -- Delmarva Power issued the following news release: As COVID-19 continues to present health and economic challenges to our customers in Delaware and Maryland, Delmarva Power wants to remind customers of the Gift of Energy and Good Neighbor Energy Fund programs. From helping someone pay their energy bills to giving the gift of energy, these programs provide customers options to help ease the financial impacts of the pandemic. "We're here to help our customers who are f  more

Discovery Education, Arconic Foundation Receive Prestigious CODiE Award for Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades 6-12
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, May 23 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release on May 21: The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) - the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries - recently announced the winners of the 2020 CODiE Awards in education technology. Arconic Foundation and Discovery Education was named Best STEM Instructional Solution in the Grades 6-12 category for their Manufacture Yo  more

Harford Community College Names Hill as Director for Strategic Partnerships
BEL AIR, Maryland, May 22 -- Harford Community College issued the following news release: Dr. Austin J. Hill has been named the Director for Strategic Partnerships at Harford Community College. In this position, he will provide leadership for and implementation of strategic projects at the College, specifically HCC at the Harford County Public Library Edgewood Branch and North Star, and work with other nonprofit agencies and businesses in Harford County. He will begin his new role as Director f  more

Harford Community College Receives National Science Foundation Grant for New Biotechnology Program
BEL AIR, Maryland, May 22 -- Harford Community College issued the following news release on May 18: Harford Community College is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant for its "Building Interest and Opportunities Through Engagement and Collaborative (BIOTEC) Pathways" program within the College's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Division. The $493,912 grant will create pathways for future biotechnicians as student  more

Hood College Offers Online Archaeology Field School
FREDERICK, Maryland, May 19 -- Hood College issued the following news: Hood College is launching an online archaeology field school so students can learn how to dig like a pro while social distancing due to the coronavirus. In the wake of the current pandemic, nearly all archaeological field schools around the world have been postponed or canceled, and students and professors have been largely confined to their homes. However, Hood College is offering a modification of its Art 370 class, calle  more

Hood College Professor Elected President of Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators
FREDERICK, Maryland, May 19 -- Hood College issued the following news: Mel Zuberi, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Hood College, was elected president of the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME) at its annual conference in March. With that appointment, he is also a board member of the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD), the umbrella organization of the ACME. "These appointments provide me an opportunity to get out the name of the Hood College George B. Delaplai  more

Howard Community College to Offer Google IT Support Professional Certification
COLUMBIA, Maryland, May 19 -- Howard Community College issued the following news release: Howard Community College will offer Google Information Technology (IT) Support Professional Certification to prepare community members for an in-demand career in an essential field. With a commitment of at least five hours per week, this career training can be completed in less than six months and is designed for anyone seeking for an entry-level position in IT. For a limited time, Howard Community Colleg  more

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names Hearne Director of Public Health Advocacy
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 22 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: Shelley Hearne, DrPH, MPH, has joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as the new director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Advocacy and the inaugural Alfred Sommer and Michael Klag Decanal Professor of the Practice for Public Health Advocacy. Hearne is a longtime advocate for the power of preventive public health measures and brings a w  more

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology: Sung Hoon Kang Recipient of Cohen Translation Engineering Fund Grant
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 19 -- Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology issued the following news: Sung Hoon Kang, associate faculty member at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) is a recipient of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering Cohen Translation Engineering Fund grant for his project, Vaso-Lock: A 3D Printed Coupling Device for Microvascular Anastomosis. Kang is also an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Microvascular anastomosis is a   more

Johns Hopkins Researchers to Use Machine Learning to Predict Heart Damage in COVID-19 Victims
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 19 -- Johns Hopkins University issued the following news release: Johns Hopkins researchers recently received a $195,000 Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation to, using machine learning, identify which COVID-19 patients are at risk of adverse cardiac events such as heart failure, sustained abnormal heartbeats, heart attacks, cardiogenic shock and death. Increasing evidence of COVID-19's negative impacts on the cardiovascular system highligh  more

Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health: Scientists Engineer Mosquitoes That Resist Malaria Parasite
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 23 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: Anopheles mosquitoes that have been genetically engineered with multiple anti-malaria molecules, acting at different stages of the malaria life cycle, are strongly resistant to the parasite that causes malaria and are unlikely to lose that resistance quickly, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, published M  more

Johns Hopkins University-Bloomberg School of Public Health: Genome Study Links DNA Changes to Risks of Specific Breast Cancer Subtypes
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 19 -- Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health issued the following news release: An analysis of genetic studies covering 266,000 women has revealed 32 new sites on the human genome where variations in DNA appear to alter the risks of getting breast cancer. The study lead and senior authors included researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings are thought to be the first to link such risk variants to multiple, detailed  more

Kaiser Permanente Honored for Medication Safety Excellence
OAKLAND, California, May 21 -- Kaiser Permanente issued the following news release: For the tenth year in a row, Kaiser Permanente has earned the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Excellence in Quality Award for high achievement in medication safety and appropriate use. This is the first year that Medicare health plans in all Kaiser Permanente regions received honors from the PQA, which presented the awards as part of its annual meeting held online May 13 to 15. The Excellence in Quality Award was pr  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Announces $550 Million Settlement With Subprime Auto Financing Company Santander Consumer USA Inc.
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 20 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on May 19: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced a multistate settlement with Santander Consumer USA Inc. (Santander) that includes more than $500 million in relief for consumers. The settlement resolves allegations that Santander violated consumer protection laws by exposing subprime consumers to unnecessarily high levels of risk by placing them into auto loans that Santander  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Announces Settlement With Maryland-Based Mid Atlantic Water
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 21 -- 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 Mid Atlantic Water, an online retailer based in Carroll County, specializing in the sale of water filtration equipment, and its owner, Aidan Walsh. The Consumer Protection Division alleged that Mid Atlantic Water and Walsh accepted payments  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Files Brief in Support of Paid Sick Leave for Airline Workers
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 20 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a multistate coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of paid sick leave for airline flight crew workers, benefits that the coalition argue are particularly important to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The brief, filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, supports the State of Washington against a challe  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Files Charges Against Baltimore County Appliance Repair Company
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 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 filed charges against AllStar Appliance Repair, a household goods moving company based in Baltimore County, and its owner, Eric Paul Solomon, for collecting advance payment from consumers for appliance repair services, but failing to provide the promised goods or services, and failing to provide re  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh Joins 38 Attorneys General in Urging Congress to Fund Expanded Access to Broadband
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 22 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release on May 21: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh joined 38 other attorneys general in urging Congress to help ensure that all Americans have the home internet connectivity necessary to participate in telemedicine, teleschooling, and telework as part of any additional legislation that provides relief and recovery resources related to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. As U.S. residents kn  more

Maryland A.G. Frosh, Virginia A.G. Herring, D.C. A.G. Racine File Notice of Intent to Sue EPA
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 19 -- Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued the following news release: Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Virginia and the District of Columbia, filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. Under the Clean Water Act, EPA has a nondiscretionary duty to  more

Md. Gov. Hogan and CVS Health Announce 17 New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Sites in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 22 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on May 21: Governor Larry Hogan and CVS Health announced 17 new COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Maryland. The opening of additional test sites across the state will be announced by the end of the month. This announcement comes two days after Governor Hogan signed an emergency order authorizing the state's nearly 1,200 pharmacies to order and administer COVID-19   more

Md. Gov. Hogan and Walmart Announce Additional COVID-19 Test Sites in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 23 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan and Walmart announced the opening of additional COVID-19 test sites at Walmart stores in Maryland. This is the latest in a series of recent testing expansions in the state, including the announcement of new CVS sites yesterday, and follows Governor Hogan's emergency order earlier this week authorizing the state's nearly 1,200 pharmacies to order and administer COVID-19 tests. "A  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Caregiver Services Corps to Help Maryland's Seniors
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 19 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced the launch of the Caregiver Services Corps, a program to support Maryland seniors who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Caregiver Services Corps is able to quickly deploy volunteers and other resources to the homes of seniors who need urgent assistance with everyday tasks when their typical caregiver becomes unable to help them due to COVID-19 exposure, i  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Critical Milestone in COVID-19 Testing Strategy as State Broadens Criteria for Testing
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 20 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release on May 19: Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state has reached a critical milestone in its long-term COVID-19 testing strategy, surpassing 200,000 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state's population, and now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may have been exposed to the disease even if they do not have symptoms. With this progress, Governor Hoga  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Launch of Robust Contact Tracing Operation to Support Local Health Departments
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 22 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland's statewide contact tracing operation across all 24 of the state's jurisdictions will be fully operational next week. To launch this operation, Maryland has more than quintupled its disease investigation capacity, and will have more than 1,400 case investigators statewide. "To support our local health officials, the state has built a robust contact tracin  more

Md. Gov. Hogan Announces Universal COVID-19 Testing for Maryland's Correctional and Juvenile Facilities
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 22 -- Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Maryland, issued the following news release: Governor Larry Hogan announced that, as part of the state's long-term testing strategy, Maryland will begin universal COVID-19 testing at all state-run correctional and juvenile facilities. The governor also announced that: * The state is delivering more than 20,000 tests per week to nursing homes. * The state's Public Health Laboratory is producing up to 10,000 tubes of viral transport media on a   more

Montgomery College Signs Transfer Agreement With Southern New Hampshire in 9 Degree Programs
ROCKVILLE, Maryland, May 19 -- Montgomery College issued the following news release: Montgomery College (MC) and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) have announced a new partnership and articulation agreement that provides direct transfer opportunities between the two institutions, in the spirit of academic cooperation. Under the agreement, students from Montgomery College will be able to transfer up to 90 credits and complete their bachelor's degree online with Southern New Hampshire Uni  more

Morgan Receives $110K in COVID-19 Pandemic Relief From Andrew K. Mellon Foundation
BALTIMORE, Maryland, May 22 -- Morgan State University issued the following news: Morgan State University (MSU) announced receipt of a $110,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for emergency student support to bridge financial fallout resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant also aims to provide much-needed relief assisting MSU's efforts to stabilize enrollments for the upcoming academic year. Delivering direct assistance to individual students who have needs particular to the  more

University of Maryland Celebrates Virtual Commencement
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, May 23 -- The University of Maryland issued the following news: Following an uncommon end to the spring semester, the University of Maryland honored graduates in a virtual commencement ceremony on May 22, 2020. Thousands of viewers tuned into the main ceremony, which streamed on multiple platforms. University President Wallace D. Loh presided, offering words of pride and encouragement to the graduates who earned more than 8,500 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees  more

Va. A.G. Herring to Sue EPA Over Failure to Protect Chesapeake Bay
RICHMOND, Virginia, May 19 -- Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following news release: Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that he will sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to protect the Chesapeake Bay. In a "Notice of Intent letter" sent to the EPA by Attorney General Herring, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia allege that the EPA aban  more