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Rotary 7620 partnered to feed Howard students

Rotary District 7620 partnered with The Salvation Army of Central Maryland Feeding Program to provide 2,100 meals to school children enrolled in the Howard County Public Schools. During Rotary District 7620’s annual conference, which was recently held at Turf Valley Resort, the focus was on giving back to the Howard County community. Typically, the Salvation Army of Central […]

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AACC Business Pitch winners announced

What do a Dungeons and Dragons game piece, pop-up Annapolis beer garden and customized jump rope have in common? They’re all business ideas now thousands of dollars closer to fruition, thanks to the Anne Arundel Community College Business Pitch Competition. Eight businesses recently vied for the prize money in AACC’s version of the ABC-TV’s Shark […]

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Sheares Ashby to succeed Hrabowski at UMBC

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has named Valerie Sheares Ashby the next president of UMBC. She begins her presidency on Aug. 1, when she will replace the retiring Freeman Hrabowski. Since 2015, Ashby has served as dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, which enrolls 80 percent of Duke’s […]

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Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence opens

Columbia-based TEDCO has launched the Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence in collaboration with the Howard County Government. In an alliance with Maryland’s four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), TEDCO and Howard County are creating a community of entrepreneurs to support each other and provide a best-in-class entrepreneur leadership development program focused on building critical skills […]

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U.S. News & World Report recognizes Loyola’s business, psychology programs

Loyola College Maryland’s graduate programs in business and psychology were ranked among the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Graduate Schools. Again this year, the Sellinger School of Business & Management was recognized among more than 130 full-time business schools across the United States and one of only three schools in Maryland. The Sellinger School received additional rankings […]

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Modification to HCPSS 2021-22 calendar impacts summer

The original Howard County Public School System calendar included schools and offices closed June 28 for the primary elections. However the Maryland Court of Appeals recently moved the primary elections to July 19. Subsequently, on April 7, the Board of Education approved a modification to the HCPSS calendar. As a result: Tuesday, June 28: Schools and offices open (previously […]

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APL uses augmented reality to deliver pediatric CPR feedback

To improve the quality of pediatric CPR, immersive technology specialists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, and pediatric emergency physicians from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore are developing an augmented-reality-based CPR coaching system to be used in community care settings. The project began under a 2020 Johns Hopkins Digital Education and […]

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HCPSS seeks employers to support teacher externship initiative

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), in partnership with Bright Minds Foundation and the Superintendent’s Program Innovation Advisory Board, is looking for businesses and organizations willing to be involved in the HCPSS Teacher Externship Initiative. Teacher externships present a professional development opportunity connecting the classroom to the workplace. They provide an experience in which teachers […]