Late jazz aficionado leaves music collection to UMES

Mar 16, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

James Biays Young spent a rich-and-full life collecting jazz recordings and books about “America's classical music,” and now the fruits of those twin obsessions are entrusted to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  

Before Young, a Baltimorean by birth who retired to Ocean Pines, died in mid-February he donated some 5,000-plus compact discs to UMES, a decision influenced by the campus being home to a jazz-format FM radio station.  

Taryn Jones named Newman Civic Fellow for 2018-19

Mar 9, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

Taryn B. Jones, a junior biochemistry major from Willingboro, N.J., will be the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Newman Civic Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Jones is among 268 college students selected for the honor by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization “working to advance the public purposes of higher education.” 

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