Port Deposit, Maryland (April 26, 2013) — Dr. Richard Seigel, Professor of Biological Sciences, was interviewed by Brian Clark Howard for an article "The Turtle and the Town: Freshwater Species of the Week" that appears on the National Geographic NewsWatch Water Currents website.
Richard Seigel, a professor of biology at Towson University in Maryland, has been studying northern map turtles in the Susquehanna River. His team has been working in the small town of Port Deposit, Maryland, a hamlet of some 653 people that is on the north bank of the river near its mouth in Chesapeake Bay. Water Currents asked Seigel a few questions about the conservation efforts there and this shy turtle, which tends to hide at the slightest suggestion of a threat.
Dr. Gail Gasparich is Recognized for Her Efforts to Promote Diversity
Towson University (March 8, 2013) — President Loeschke recognized Gail Gasparich, Associate Dean and Director of FCSM Women in Science Program, for her excellent work in support of advancing the university's commitment to diversity. Dr. Gasparich is one of only four individuals recognized, and she received this award in the Staff category
Towson University's Reflective Process for Diversity has fostered the university's advancement toward an institutionalized model for diversity. The President's Diversity Awards recognize individuals and departments that have made efforts to foster greater awareness, understanding and advancement of diversity and inclusiveness at Towson University. Through this recognition the campus community is encouraged to sustain change that focuses on the strengthening of student intellectual and social development, the purposeful development and utilization of organizational resources to enhance student learning, the enhanced awareness of and appreciation for the variety of backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs held by members of the Towson University community, as well as the establishment and maintenance of a welcoming campus environment that engages all of its diversity in services to students and organizational learning.
Two Fisher College Professors Win Prestigious 2013 USM Regents Award
Towson University (February 27, 2013) — Dr. Pamela Lottero-Perdue, an associate professor of physics, astronomy and geoscience in the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, was granted the award for public service. Through her work, every child in Harford County Public Schools now learns an integrated STEM unit in first through fifth grades.
Both Dr. Lottero-Perdue and Dr. Zeller will be presented with their awards at a ceremony to be held on Friday, April 12 at the University of Baltimore.