Mon February 20, 2012
Salisbury-Education Grants

Salisbury U. gets $2M for English as 2nd language

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Salisbury University has secured a $2 million grant to continue funding courses that help local teachers reach students who are learning English as a second language.

The Daily Times ( ) reports this is the third such grant Professor Anjali Pandey has secured for the university since 2003. It's aimed specifically at improving science, technology, engineering and math instruction for English language learners.

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Thu February 9, 2012

Author visits UMES for Black History Month

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, associate professor of history at Siena College in New York, is a guest lecturer for Black History Month at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Dorsey's topic, "African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland," is based on her recent book of the same title.  The lecture takes place Feb. 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the Food Science Technology Building, Room 1102, at the university.

She is the director of the Center for Revolutionary Era Studies at Siena.  Dorsey’s teaching and research interests are in the history of the early American republic.   She focuses on African American and labor history.

 Dorsey earned a bachelor's from Emory University in Atlanta, a master's from Boston College and a doctorate from Georgetown University.

UMES also celebrates Black History Month with a lecture, "Roots of the Rivalry between Morgan State and UMES" on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre.  The lecture is followed by a walking tour "Hidden History of UMES” from 3:30-5 p.m. beginning at the Student Services Center courtyard. 

Black History Month events are free and open to the public.  Call 410-651-6669 for more information.


Thu January 26, 2012

A bird's eye view of the bottom of the world

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – While hundreds of Delmarvans participated in the annual "Penguin Swim" in Ocean City New Year's Day, a UMES professor spent the holiday with the real flightless birds that live at the bottom of the world.

Dr. T. H. Baughman delivered guest lectures and served as an adviser to an "eco-tour" group that visited Antarctica during the winter break in classes at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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Fri January 20, 2012

UMES solar farm garners local 'Environmental Star' honor

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's year-old solar-energy collection system has earned it an environmental honor from two Delmarva businesses.

Mountaire Farms and WMDT named UMES an "Environmental Star Award" winner in recognition of the university's pioneering efforts to make the campus and the lower Eastern Shore more "eco" friendly in its use of energy.

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Thu December 15, 2011

More Than 1,000 Schools Help Graduates Get Jobs By Teaching the IBM System z Mainframe

ARMONK, NY – IBM Thursday announced that 1,067 schools worldwide are recognizing the vast number of job opportunities available in enterprise computing and the importance of teaching students key systems technology like the IBM System z mainframe. This milestone comes as today's data-intensive world spurs increased demand for skills around breakthrough technologies enabling smarter computing.

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