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  • Philip Filner, molecular biologist

    Philip Filner, molecular biologist
    Philip Filner, a retired molecular biologist and community activist who helped preserve a wooded and wetland tract in Owings Mills, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 6 at his Lutherville home. He was 75.
  • Alaric I. "Al" Phillips, counselor

    Alaric I. "Al" Phillips, counselor
    Alaric I. "Al" Phillips, a counselor who was an outreach and volunteer coordinator for a Baltimore men's shelter, died of a heart attack Sept. 2 at his West Ostend Street home. He was 52. The son of Jesse James Phillips, a Secret Service agent and...

    UM has received other large donations in recent years

    UM has received other large donations in recent years
    The $31 million donation to the University of Maryland, College Park on Friday from a computer tech millionaire was the largest donation in the history of the university, but there have been others nearly as big. The university has received three $30...

    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., psychologist

    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., psychologist
    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., a retired research psychologist who was a longtime active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, an historically black fraternity, died Sept. 1 at Howard County General Hospital of heart failure. He was 80. "He was a beacon of light in the...

    Howard County native gives $31 million to UM for computer science center

    Howard County native gives $31 million to UM for computer science center
    He didn't even finish his degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, but entrepreneur Brendan Iribe found other creative geniuses and best friends as he tinkered in the computer science department there. So on Friday, he will give the...