takes a break
eTU will resume
publication with the March 31 issue. In the meantime, consider
yourselves thanked for the story tips, photo ops and the marvelous,
if occasionally obscure, Water Cooler filler. Keep it coming.
+ imagination = solutions
co-sponsors new award for 'building a better mousetrap'
The new Masters of Maryland
Award will honor talent that too often goes unrecognized-and unrewarded-outside
the workplace, says Jim Clements, TU's acting vice president for
economic and community outreach...[more...]
TU-hosted Web site is a major hit
Who would have thought
taxes could be so, well, hot?...[more...]
security is focus of GIS conference
to host March 22-26 gathering
information systems professionals have developed scores of real-world
GIS applications, including land-use planning, environmental safety
and law enforcement. Now they're turning their attention to the
enormous challenge of protecting a nation...[more...]
Bush Campaign Embraces 'War President' Label
News, March 16
year after the United States initiated a preemptive war with Iraq,
David M. Shribman asked Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political
Science, for her thoughts on George W. Bush as a war president.
"Most war presidents are involved in large-scale mobilization
of troops," she said. "And although this has defined his
presidency, here we're involved with a struggle that is happening
behind the scenes. Usually a war president has a country he opposes.
Bush opposes a concept--terrorism."
liberal radio Md. bound?
Daily Record , March 15
writer Kara Kridler spoke with John McKerron, Department of Mass
Communication and Communication Studies, about whether a liberal
talk radio network scheduled to launch this month in Chicago, Los
Angeles, New York and San Francisco, would succeed if introduced
in Maryland. He said, "Maryland with its heavy Democratic demographics
probably would make it a fertile ground for this new venture."
base exceeds city's
Sun , March 14
Writer Larry Carson consulted Anirban
Basu, Department of Economics, and John Hopkins, RESI, in connection
with a story about Howard County's taxable base, which now is worth
more than much larger Baltimore City's. Basu said the news spoke to
Howard's development "at lightning speed" and the impetus
provided by Rouse Co.-developed Columbia. Hopkins noted that Baltimore
"is still losing people to the suburbs, and housing stock is