What's New on Campus


A list of changes for the coming school year in area colleges and universities.

Baltimore City Community College: BCCC has revised and strengthened several degree and certificate programs, including apparel design and apparel retailing. An $18.5 million life sciences building, first major construction on the Liberty campus in nearly two decades, is expected to be completed next spring.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

Hood College: Biology Professor Randall L. Morrison is going fishing. He's been awarded a $180,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the striped color pattern in the zebrafish. The study is important, Morrison says, "because of what it tells us about how any kind of pattern can form as an organism develops."

Hood's fall semester begins Aug. 29.

Villa Julie College: Last spring, Villa Julie received state permission for its first master's degree program. The program in advanced information technologies "deals with the problems businesses have of integrating numerous different technologies to support organizational objectives," according to its chairman, Michael B. Rogich.

Classes begin Aug. 26.

Anne Arundel Community College: Arundel will reopen its renovated and expanded Glen Burnie Town Center campus in late August. Refurbished facilities in Glen Burnie include six classrooms, a telecourse viewing area, a computer lab, two seminar rooms and space for academic and student services.

Regular classes begin Sept. 3.

Coppin State College: Coppin's president, Calvin W. Burnett, was 38 years old when he assumed the school's presidency 26 years ago. Now 64, he vows to "aggressively pursue collaboration" with cross-town rival, the University of Baltimore. "We want to be partners while retaining our separate identities," he says.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

University of Baltimore: The University of Baltimore this fall will cooperate with Essex and Dundalk community colleges in offering courses to high school teachers on ways to integrate electronic media into the classroom.

The classes will be held in the computer labs at Essex and Dundalk and taught by faculty from each of the three schools.

Law school students convene Aug. 26, all others Sept. 3.

Goucher College: When school opens in September, Goucher will be completely "wired." This gives students direct access to cable television, voice mail and the Internet from their dorm rooms, and it connects the entire campus to an electronic mail system.

Classes begin Sept. 5.

Baltimore Hebrew University: Baltimore Hebrew launches a joint program in Judaic studies with Goucher College. And Shimon Shokek, a professor of philosophy and mysticism, will teach a course on Jewish mysticism at the Smithsonian Institutions in Washington.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

Howard Community College: A leader among Maryland community colleges in the application of technology, Howard offers eight online courses this fall in economics, writing, literature, music appreciation, personal health and psychology. Students earn college credits while "attending" classes at home on their personal computers.

For regular students, classes begin Sept. 3.

University of Maryland at Baltimore: UMAB's School of Nursing breaks ground Sept. 27 for a $38-million classroom and laboratory building on West Lombard Street. The structure will include laboratories equipped with "intelligent" mannequins and computer technology that will allow teaching in virtual reality.

Classes at UMAB's six professional schools begin Aug. 14, Aug. 26 and Sept. 3.

Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies: The Hopkins Odyssey Program will examine the world of virtual reality, the 1996 presidential election and Persia this fall as it expands offerings at Homewood and off-campus centers in downtown Baltimore, Columbia and Rockville.

Odyssey courses begin in early October.

Johns Hopkins University: William R. Brody, the first engineer to lead the Hopkins, begins his first semester as president. Brody, the 52-year-old former provost of the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, was chosen in April after a troubled 15-month search.

Classes begin Sept. 5.

Maryland Institute, College of Art: Perhaps because it was highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, the Maryland Institute opens with a 30 percent increase in freshman and transfer enrollment. The school expands to new space in the former AAA building across Mount Royal Avenue.

Classes begin Aug. 26.

Baltimore International Culinary College: The city's school for chefs begins an honors program this fall for students who "exhibit exemplary achievement." A symposium, "Quilts and Cuisine," is scheduled for the renamed Sheldon H. Knorr Gallery for Contemporary and Edible Art in early October, and BICC celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.

The fall quarter begins Sept. 30.

St. Mary's College: What's new is Maggie - Jane Margaret "Maggie" O'Brien, St. Mary's new president, who will be inaugurated Oct. 11.

Classes start Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Morgan State University: The George F.W. McMechen Commerce Building, named in honor of Morgan's first graduate in 1895, reopens after a $9.1-million renovation. The building houses the university's business school. Morgan also has plans to expand with the addition of 18 acres south of Argonne Drive.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

Essex Community College: Essex is one of three colleges in the "Computer Institute for Faculty Training," a regional resource for writing curriculum and training faculty in the use of electronic media. The other two partners are the University of Baltimore and Dundalk Community College.

Classes begin Sept. 4.

Mount St. Mary's College: The Emmitsburg college launches a computer science major and completes "wiring" the campus for computer networking.

Classes begin Aug. 26.

Dundalk Community College: Bernadette Low, an English professor, is taking her students to the streets this fall. Her "Baltimore City as Text" course will explore the city's history and culture through tours of such sites as the Maryland Historical Society, the Museum of Industry, Mount Vernon, Mount Washington and Green Mount Cemetery.

Classes begin Sept. 4.

Peabody Institute: A new class, "Learn to Improvise," is intended for those who don't have a formal music background but who want to try their hand at composing. The Peabody Prep, after a successful trial run, opens a branch at Patapsco Middle School in Howard County.

Classes begin Sept. 5.

St. John's College: What's new is what's old. The "Great Books" college, third oldest in the U.S., celebrates its 300th birthday. This will be the first full year in the new Greenfield Library, to which students, faculty and staff hand-carried 80,000 books from the old library in May.

Classes begin Aug. 29.

Washington College: A new environmental studies major debuts this fall at the Chestertown college.

Classes begin Aug. 26.

Towson State University: Long considered a regional university, Towson begins the fall semester with an international flavor. Students from a record 77 foreign countries and all but five states and territories of the United States will be in TSU classes.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

University of Maryland Baltimore County: The youngest undergraduate school in the University of Maryland System celebrates its 30th birthday Sept. 19. Planned events include a founders reception, faculty readings, an art exhibition and a party at the campus' new 100-meter outdoor pool.

Classes start Sept. 3.

Carroll Community College: Carroll's Institute for Veterinary Assistant Training, first of its kind in the nation, offers its first courses in the fall semester.

Classes start Sept. 3.

University of Maryland College Park: With the help of College Park's education and library schools, the Internet arrives in science and social studies classrooms at Baltimore City's Highlandtown, Lombard and Francis Scott Key middle schools. The project, known as the Maryland Electronic Learning Community, will bring to Baltimore students instructional material from the Discovery Channel, the National Archives and the Space Telescope Science Institute, among others.

Classes at College Park begin Sept. 3.

Western Maryland College: It's an invasion from Hungary at Western Maryland. Three years ago, the college established a branch in Budapest. After two years in Hungary, about 20 students from WMC-Budapest begin the second half of their studies in Westminster this fall, leading to degrees in business administration and economics.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

Loyola College of Maryland: Loyola continues its gradual change from a local to a regional institution. Ten years ago, 41 percent of the school's freshmen were from out-of-state. The out-of-Maryland enrollment in the Class of 2000 will be 76 percent. About 5,000 high school students applied for admission, the third highest applicant pool among the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities.

Classes begin Sept. 3.

Harford Community College: A weekend college allows students take two or three courses each semester entirely on the weekend. Harford also is expanding the Higher Education and Applied Technology (HEAT) Center, which opened last year in Aberdeen.

Classes begin Sept. 4.

Catonsville Community College: Astronomy students at Catonsville can explore the planets, stars, galaxies and universe on the World Wide Web.

To enroll in the class, students must have access to the Web, e-mail and a Web browser.

Classes begin Sept. 4.

College of Notre Dame of Maryland: Notre Dame extends its master of arts in leadership and teaching program to Harford County, where students can enroll at the Higher Education Applied Technology (HEAT) center in Aberdeen. Meanwhile, the college searches for a successor to Sister Rosemarie Nassif as president.

Sojourner-Douglass College: A certificate program, Entrepreneurial Development and Global Education (EDGE), for people who want help in starting and running a small business, begins a 20-week session Aug. 21.

Classes at Sojourner-Douglass, which operates on a trimester system, began

July 22.

Pub Date: 7/21/96

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