'Towson is a very vibrant university'
New CFO sees TU as an institution on the move
James P. Sheehan, TU’s recently named chief fiscal officer and vice president for administration and finance, says that TU is in position for great changes in coming years.[more]
So they said ...
"In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature."
Edmund Burke, Irish philosopher and statesman, 1729-1797
Join the Click!
TU to launch new Web site with a party
What? Celebrate the rollout of TU's new Web site with food, games, giveaways and prizes. Use your research skills on the new site to compete for an iPod card, a 64Mb flash drive or a miniature mouse.
Where? University Union's Potomac Lounge
When? Wed., Feb. 1, 3-4:30 p.m.
Why? See for yourself how easy it is to navigate and search the new site. Stick around for door prize drawings for a chance to win a portable DVD player, cordless optical mouse, a Logitech Personal Digital Pen and more.
How? Free and open to the entire campus community
TU in the news
Newsday, Jan. 23
Staff writer Bryn Nelson reported on a new study published in the journal Science that concludes that the Mundurukú—villagers from an isolated, indigenous group in the Amazon
—intuitively understand geometrical concepts while lacking the words to describe them. Lawrence Shirley, Department of Mathematics/College of Graduate Studies and Research, agreed with the study's assertion but stressed that cultural differences may greatly influence how mathematics knowledge is expressed.
Helping homegrown music be heard
The Sun, Jan. 22
WTMD-FM program director Mike "Matthews" Vasilikos ‘03 and on-air host Don Rogers spoke with reporter Sam Sessa about WTMD’s recently launched Baltimore Unsigned program. The hour-long program airs at 8 p.m. on Mondays and features live interviews and in-studio performances from the featured band of the week. “Most of the acts … are going to be unsigned bands, but some might have small label deals,” noted Vasilikos.
What divorcing dads need to know
WBAL-TV, Jan. 22
Barry Frieman, Department of Early Childhood Education, spoke with reporter Kate Amara about his practical self-help guide, The Divorcing Father’s Manual, 8 Steps to Help You and Your Children Survive and Thrive. Frieman emphasized that the needs of a divorcing dad's children come first and foremost. His multi-step plan includes working toward a nonadversarial divorce, and for dads to assess their roles as fathers and make fathering plans.