5 questions for ... Joe Oster
TU’s OneCard now honored by Towson restaurants, merchants
The most versatile piece of plastic on campus just got better. Joe Oster, associate vice president for Auxiliary Services, explains how faculty, staff and students can use their OneCards at off-campus businesses.[more]
TU to host center for gifted, talented students
Summer program to focus on performing, digital arts
TU will become the newest location for the Maryland Summer Center for
Gifted and Talented Students, a program that offers advanced, rigorous,
experiential learning for gifted and talented middle schoolers.[more]
Choose wisely, choose well
Benefits Festival, Health Fair to provide information, experts
What? 24th Faculty/Staff Benefits Festival/ annual Employee Health Fair
When? Friday, April 11, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where? Burdick 155 (gymnasium I)
Why? Don't miss this opportunity to meet representaitves from state health plan providers, benefit vendors and TU organizations at the Faculty/Staff Benefits Festival. The Employee Health Fair will provide free screening exams and consultations with a wide variety of health-care professionals.
How? Admission is free to TU faculty and staff members. For more information about the Faculty/Staff Benefits Festival, e-mail Dave Curtis or Gail Price. For more information about the Employee Health Fair, e-mail Christine Woods.
TU in the news
Frenemies at the Gate
Baltimore Magazine, April
Jessica Leshnoff consulted Julie Quimby, Department of Psychology, about how to recognize—and exit—toxic friendships.Quimby said we don't talk about ending friendships as much as we do romantic relationships. "There's just a lot of gullt that you're dumping a friend," she said, "but we have the ability to choose who we want in our lives."
After 1968 riots, Baltimore 'not worth it' for some residents
The Examiner, April 1
Sara Michael spoke to Matthew Durington, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, about the impact of the riots on Baltimore and its suburbs, some of which had seen large population increases before 1968. Durington said federal housing policies spurred home ownership, and the growing highway system allowed more people to move to the suburbs.
Interview: The World Today
BBC Radio, March 29
Edwin Duncan, Department of English, discussed the changing nature of the English language on this international news program. An interviewer called him after reading an article in the latest issue of New Scientist, the British equivalent of Scientific American, in which he was quoted. To hear the discussion, go to Edwin Duncan BBC interview.