5 questions for ... Clay Hickson
Local resources, global outlook
Clay Hickson, recently appointed director of TU’s new Business Globalization Center explains why businesses need to think globally for long-term success. [more]
"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."
B.F. Skinner, 1904–1990,
psychologist and author
Educating the democracy
Register now for presidential civic engagement lecture
Who? Tom Ehrlich, senior scholar for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is author and editor of more than 10 books on civic engagement in higher education.
What? Ehrlich will share insights on how promoting an environment of open inquiry on campus engages students in public policy and politics.
When? Thursday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served.
Where? University Union's Potomac Lounge
Why? Join the discussion on how public universities can promote civic responsibility and learn how faculty, staff and students can support and enhance civic initiatives on campus.
How? R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, April 11, to Susan Lidard, firstname.lastname@example.org or x42186.
TU in the news
Accessible school has raised the bar
Baltimore Examiner, April 2
As part of the Examiner's college series, reporter Megan McIlroy spoke with President Robert L. Caret about how TU's admission standards are more rigorous now than a decade ago. In an accompanying question-and-answer feature, Caret observed that by admitting a student cohort with "roughly a 3.5-plus GPA and approaching an 1,100 SAT," TU is "no longer your typical accessible public university. It's tough on the public, and more [state institutions] are becoming like that."
Teacher jazzes up music scene
The Sun, March 30
Lisa Goldberg wrote a profile on how saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk, Department of Music, is creating a community of local jazz aficionados through his classes at TU, master class ensembles, performances, private lessons and summer jazz campus for adults. "He created an environment for them to play," said jazz trumpeter and colleague David Ballou. "A lot of musicians ... do their thing and expect people to come to them. He's reaching out to people."
Md. not ready for base relocation, report says
The Sun, March 29
Daraius Irani, director of applied economics at RESI, spoke with Liz Bowie about the institute's analysis showing that Maryland will have a shortage of residents to fill high-paying technical jobs after the national military base realignment takes place in five years. "The level of education has to go up to meet the needs," said Irani, who presented his report to the state school board. "As a state we are facing a challenge that begins in elementary school."