Fit for life

With the addition of a sixth senior fitness center this spring, TU and Baltimore County are keeping pace with the needs of an expanding over-60 populaton. [more]

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Five questions for ... Karen Eskow

Family studies is one of TU's 'hot' majors

The numbers tell the tale: In 2001 the university enrolled 25 family studies majors. That number now stands at 250. Chairperson Karen Eskow explains why this relatively new program is attracting so many students. [more]

So they said...

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

John Muir, 1838-1914

Guest artistry

Center for the Arts to exhibit prints, mixed-media installation

Who? nationally acclaimed guest artists Alison Saar and Willie Birch

What? Duped : prints by Alison Saar 

            Spirit House: a mixed-media installation by Willie Birch

Where? Center for the Arts Art Gallery

When? Opening Reception is Thursday, March 15, 7-9 p.m. The exhibition continues through Saturday, April 14, (closed March 18-25 for Spring Break).

Why? Don't pass up this chance to meet the artists and view their work.

How? The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public

TU in the news

Picture this

The Sun, March 5

Poetry in Motion, a performance of classical and contemporary Japanese dance and music by New-York based Sachiyo Ito and Company, provided the inspiration for a half-page of color photos by Sun photographer Chiaki Kawajiri. The Asian Art & Culture Center sponsored the February 24 event at the Center for the Arts. To view a multimedia presentation, go to and click on "photo essays" in the Multimedia box.

Maryland flu season lacks bite

Baltimore Examiner, March 2

Jane Halpern, Dowell Health Center, spoke to reporter Andy Zieminksi about what appears to be a mild flu season thus far. Maryland's flu activity as of mid-February was less severe than in 38 other states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Halpern said TU's health center saw 51 students in February, compared with 80 last February. She noted that in some years the virus peaks in February and sometimes in March. "You never know," she said.

Prez Hil would have a Bubba bonus - poll
New York Daily News, March 1

A recent Gallup Poll found that 70 percent of Americans believe former president Bill Clinton would be helpful to his wife if Hillary Clinton were to be elected president, but most don't want him to have an official White House role. Referring to former first lady's West Wing office, Martha Kumar, Department of Political Science, told reporter Kenneth R. Bazinet that "People ... want a President to be a President and let there be no confusion about it."

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