Tuesday, August 7, 2012
On the list for the third year, the university made the "Honor Roll" for ranking highly in seven of 12 categories in a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
A just-released survey confirms what many of the 1,952 faculty and staff at University of Maryland, Baltimore County already know. For the third year in a row, UMBC was named one of America's "Great Colleges to Work For" in an annual survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. UMBC made the survey's "Honor Roll" for ranking highly in seven of 12 areas surveyed by the publication. The survey results were released by the Chronicle on Aug. 6. "It shows that some of the things we're focusing on are working," said Valerie Thomas, UMBC's vice president for human resources. For this year's ranking, the Chronicle surveyed almost 47,000 faculty and staff at 294 colleges and universities, according to the paper. Questions in the survey …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The after-school engineering group at Arbutus Middle School designed the enormous bird's nest for the American Visionary Arts Museum annual event.
Seventh and eighth-grade students in Michael Guarraia's after-school engineering program at Arbutus Middle School participated in the May 5 Kinetic Sculpture Race sponsored by the American Visionary Arts Museum. Working since last September, with creativity and ingenuity (and guidance from engineering students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County), the students designed an enormous mobile bird's nest to represent the school's eagle pride. Using only human power, the parade of outlandish art took a 15-mile, eight-hour course around the Inner Harbor and downtown Baltimore that included sand and mud challenges. Participants in the Kinetic Sculpture Race included Melissa Koerner of Catonsville and Phillip Smith of Arbutus, with an …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sophomores David Murray and Edward Burroughs won primary elections for the Prince George's County Board of Education.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A Patch roundup of news in Baltimore County.
Reisterstown Woman, 21, Killed in Crash Thursday Kara Marian Cook, 21, of Reisterstown, was pronounced dead Thursday night after her car rear-ended another vehicle in the Worthington Valley. Trial Postponed for Second Woman in Walmart 'Bleach Brawl' Ebony Michelle Odoms of Reisterstown faces charges in the Oct. 8, 2011 alleged assault. Friends of the Patapsco: Name Changes and Honors The environmental group announced some changes and major accomplishments at its annual meeting. Community Pool Trying to Stay Above Water The Lakeview Swim and Tennis Club, which opened in Reisterstown in the 1970s, is trying to get back on the map and bring in new members. Officials Urge Caution as Road Work Season Heats Up Drivers share road with 115 major …