So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
Alumna Alex Schoen ’17 an Invited Lecturer in Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia Series Michael Bruckler August 21, 2019 - 10:12 am August 21, 2019 St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Biology Department presents Alex Schoen ’17 to discuss “Sharks, Stress, and Steroids: A Millennial Mystery,” as part of the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquia series. The talk takes place on Sept. 25 at 4:45 p.m. in Schaefer Hall 106. Schoen, visiting the National Public Honors College from the...
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020 Michael Bruckler August 19, 2019 - 12:21 pm August 19, 2019 St. Mary’s College of Maryland is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends St. Mary’s College in the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 385 Colleges.” Only about 13 percent of...
On Saturday, Sept. 7, after much anticipation, the campus and local community will gather to celebrate St. Mary's College of Maryland's newest facility, Jamie L. Roberts Stadium, and honor the legacy of its namesake. Open to the public, the official dedication ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. (gates open at noon) at the stadium facility located across Mattapany Road from the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics and Recreation Center. The state-of-the art facility consists of a grass athletic field, an...
In July of 2014, Jason Rezaian and his wife were detained in their Iranian home and he went on to spend 544 days in Tehran's Evin prison, released on the same day that the historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was implemented. On Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m., former U.S. correspondent Rezaian will deliver the Benjamin C. Bradlee Distinguished Lecture in Journalism on the topic of his book, "Prisoner" (Anthony Bourdain Books, 2019). The lecture will be held in Auerbach...
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named a 2019-20 College of Distinction Michael Bruckler July 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm July 25, 2019 St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of a review of each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni...
St. Mary’s College Chemistry and Biochemistry Professors’ and Students’ Research Published in the Journal of Chemical Education Michael Bruckler August 16, 2019 - 10:42 am August 16, 2019 Kelly Neiles, associate professor of chemistry, Geoffrey Bowers, assistant professor of chemistry, Daniel Chase, assistant professor of chemistry, Amanda VerMeulen, research & instruction librarian, Douglas Hovland, chemistry lab coordinator, Andrew Koch, professor of chemistry, and former student Elan...
Villadsen Receives National Radio Astronomy Observatory Grant to Support Student Research Joshua Grossman August 15, 2019 - 9:53 am August 15, 2019 Jackie Villadsen, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a $13,000 grant from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). The funds will provide stipends, conference travel support, and research computing for students participating in research with Villadsen. Their research will be tied to two sets of radio telescope...
Wooley Published in PMLA: The Journal of the Modern Language Association of America Michael Bruckler August 15, 2019 - 9:16 am August 15, 2019 Christine Wooley, associate professor of English and associate dean of curriculum, has a new article in PMLA: the journal of the Modern Language Association of America, which is the top critical journal in the field of English studies. Each issue is sent directly to over 25,000 college and university teachers of English and foreign languages...
Byrd Presents Biosafety Best Practices, Guidelines at Summer Conferences Gretchen Phillips August 14, 2019 - 9:20 am August 14, 2019 Professor of Biology Jeff Byrd gave two invited presentations this summer. On June 22, he presented “Best Practices for Biosafety in Teaching Laboratories” at Microbe2019, the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held this year in San Francisco, California. On August 1, he presented “ASM Biosafety Guidelines 2.0: Changes Envisioned after...
Professor Grogan Receives the 2019 Pi Sigma Alpha/James I. Lengle Chapter Advisor Recognition Award Michael Bruckler August 13, 2019 - 3:04 pm August 13, 2019 Susan Grogan, professor of political science, has been selected to receive the 2019 Pi Sigma Alpha/James I. Lengle Chapter Advisor Recognition Award. This award recognizes Grogan’s nearly 30 years of service as faculty advisor to Sigma Omicron Chapter at St. Mary's College of Maryland and the chapter's unbroken record of initiates...
Darrell M. West to Discuss Cyber Security and Election Interference at St. Mary’s College Michael Bruckler August 13, 2019 - 12:21 pm August 13, 2019 The Center for the Study of Democracy, a joint project of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Historic St. Mary’s City, will host the 2019 Constitution Day Lecture featuring Darrell M. West on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the College’s Cole Cinema, Campus Center. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Each year the Center...
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Named a 2019 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Michael Bruckler August 13, 2019 - 11:30 am August 13, 2019 St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the Top 500 Best College Values of 2019. St. Mary’s College is ranked 143 in overall ranking, 29 in out-of-state public rankings and 48 in-state public rankings. Introduced in 1998, Kiplinger’s rankings highlight public schools, private...
Professor Emerita Paskow Donates Father’s Letters to Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress Michael Bruckler August 12, 2019 - 2:09 pm August 12, 2019 Professor Emerita of Literature and Language Jackie Paskow donated her father's letters to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/vets/) in Washington D.C. Her father was Brigadier General Wheeler G. Merriam, who fought alongside General Patton from North Africa until meeting up with the...
St. Mary’s College Professors and Students Participate in St. Croix Plantation Heritage Study Tour Michael Bruckler August 12, 2019 - 10:08 am August 12, 2019 Steve Lenik, adjunct professor of anthropology, Garrey Dennie, associate professor of history, and nine students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland participated in a St. Croix Plantation Heritage Study Tour from July 13 - August 1, 2019. The group unearthed findings of the enslaved families who lived in the long row houses at...
Jason Rezaian to Deliver the 2019 Benjamin C. Bradlee Distinguished Lecture in Journalism at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Gretchen Phillips August 08, 2019 - 4:48 pm August 08, 2019 In July of 2014, Jason Rezaian and his wife were detained in their Iranian home and he went on to spend 544 days in Tehran’s Evin prison, released on the same day that the historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was implemented. On Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m., former U.S. correspondent...
Professor Mertz Discusses “Integrating Professional Skills into the Curriculum” at American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Symposium Michael Bruckler July 31, 2019 - 9:14 am July 31, 2019 Pam Mertz, professor of biochemistry, gave an invited talk at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology symposium held in San Antonio, Texas, July 25-29. With “Integrating Professional Skills into the Curriculum,” Mertz’s talk focused on the skills students need to...
St. Mary’s College and SolarCube LLC Research Partnership Wins Award for Innovation Michael Bruckler July 25, 2019 - 12:12 pm July 25, 2019 This June, the solar energy startup company SolarCube LLC won a $100,000 technology product development grant through the Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program. The funding will directly support the research and development work led by Troy Townsend, assistant professor of chemistry at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, who is the principle inventor...
Morgan State University Students “Touch History” at St. Mary’s College Michael Bruckler July 24, 2019 - 12:07 pm July 24, 2019 On Friday, July 19, Morgan State University students visited the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus as part of “Touching History: Preservation in Practice,” a program developed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Park Service, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew, that connects historic preservation and...
Steven Muller Distinguished Professorships awarded to Susan Goldstine and Lisa Scheer Michael Bruckler July 23, 2019 - 10:47 am July 23, 2019 St. Mary’s College of Maryland Provost and Dean of Faculty Michael Wick announced two awardees of the Steven Muller Distinguished Professorships: Susan Goldstine, professor of mathematics, has been named the Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Sciences, and Lisa Scheer, professor of art, has been named the Steven Muller Distinguished...
Alumnus Williams ’03 Named a Very Important Professional by The Daily Record Michael Bruckler July 17, 2019 - 10:31 am July 17, 2019 Congratulations to St. Mary’s College of Maryland alumnus Jayson Williams ’03 who was named to the Very Important Professional/Successful by 40 list by The Daily Record. Nominees are judged by winners from the previous year on professional accomplishments, community service, and the impact of their achievements. To be eligible, nominees must live or...
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