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  • Former PR Executive Wins Big in Army Communication Outreach Awards

    Former PR Executive Wins Big in Army Communication Outreach Awards
    T'Jae Gibson, of Abingdon, won first place in the Community Relations-Special Events category at the major command level in a U.S. Army public affairs competition. She leads the Army Research Laboratory's broadcast services area. She also serves as the...
  • Bright Minds: Danielle Hilliard, air and missile defense

    Bright Minds: Danielle Hilliard, air and missile defense
    “The combat system is the brain that helps you fire ‘the bullet,’ which is actually an extremely complex missile,” Danielle Hilliard says of her highly technical job in air and missile defense. She uses simple visual images to...
  • Online learning has great potential and pitfalls

    Online learning has great potential and pitfalls
    Professors Elliot King and Neil Alperstein's excellent commentary ("Ask the right questions about MOOCs," March 6) usefully identifies the potential strengths and weaknesses of small and large online courses. But two important considerations are omitted....
  • How to fix the Electoral College

    Ohio, Virginia, Florida: If you don't live in one of these or a few other "battleground" states, you may feel disenfranchised in U.S. presidential elections. As a Marylander, no major party candidate competes for your vote — even if the nationwide...
  • Junot Diaz: This is why men cheat

    Junot Diaz: This is why men cheat
    Junot — and Yunior — are back. Junot Diaz is the MacArthur Fellowship-winning writer whose work reflects his Dominican roots and his Jersey youth, and who has dazzled critics and audiences with a virtuosic narrative voice that weaves tales of...
  • From Sun Magazine: 'Genius' pair rewrite rules of organ transplants, among other interests

    From Sun Magazine: 'Genius' pair rewrite rules of organ transplants, among other interests
    Think of Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry as intellectual magpies. The glittery ideas they filch from fields as diverse as swing dancing, systems analysis, water skiing and medicine seemingly have little in common. But Segev and Gentry weave them together...
  • UM professor will receive National Medal of Science

    A professor of physics at the University of Maryland, College Park who specializes in fundamental questions of the structure and behavior of the universe has been named a recipient of the National Medal of Science. Sylvester James Gates Jr., 62, was...
  • Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president

    Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president
    The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
  • Straighterline wants to help professors expand reach, while students save

    Straighterline wants to help professors expand reach, while students save
    Burck Smith is so far making good on his vision for revamping the way people pay for and complete college courses. His startup company, Straighterline, enables students to pay $99 a month for introductory college courses — and potentially save...
  • Sporting excellence adds up for two Owls eyeing future in engineering

    The Westminster High School football team put up some gaudy offensive numbers in 2012. During a 12-1 season, the Owls won a second consecutive county championship, became the third Carroll County team in five years to record an undefeated regular season,...
  • Anne Arundel schools excel with STEM programs

    The Anne Arundel County school system has one of the most accomplished science, technology, engineering and math programs in the state, garnering national awards while ensuring that its initiatives remain available to all students, according to school...
  • River Hill team hoping for repeat in international robotics competition

    River Hill team hoping for repeat in international robotics competition
    When students in River Hill High School's Advanced Computer Science classes entered a worldwide high school robotics competition last year that involved programming International Space Station satellites, they figured their chances of winning were...