Thursdays in the park with WTMD   

The evenings are balmy, the grass is lush and TU's listener-supported public radio station is again bringing good music, good food and good times to Baltimore.[more]

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Infographic: Top 10 databases

A world of online information is as close as TU's Cook Library

In the pursuit of knowledge, it pays to know where to look. [more]

So they said ...

"Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?"
Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, Song of the Open Road

Choose wisely, choose well

Get crucial benefits-related information in festive setting

You want to make the best, most informed decisions possible during Open Enrollment, May 24 to June 14. So be sure to get all the benefits information you need for the 2006-2007 plan year at one time, in one place and from people who have your interests at heart.

What?   Benefits Festival for TU employees and retirees

When?  Thurs., May 18, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where? University Union's Chesapeake Rooms

For more information, call Dave Curtis, x46018, or Gail Price, x46017,

in the Office of Human Resources Benefits Unit.

TU in the news

Energy merger raises fresh concerns of corporate consolidation

Baltimore Examiner, May 3

George Georgiou, Department of Economics, was among the experts consulted by reporter Chet Dembeck for a story about Constellation Energy Group's pending merger with Florida-based FPL Group. Georgiou agreed with another academic expert who questioned the economic benefit of energy company mergers, adding, "The other side is that now they then control a larger power market and can set the prices."

Enjoying a new home for the arts

The Sun, April 30

Scene & Heard reporter Sloane Brown chatted up the guests at "A Funky Formal Affair," the April 22 official opening night for TU's renovated and expanded Center for the Arts. "The party wasn't just in one area," Brown observed."It was happening all over the building." President Robert L. Caret offered some thoughts on the center: "State buildings often don't have any character, texture or dimensionality," he said. "But this building has all of that."


PBS: The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, April 27

Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science, spoke to Jeffrey Brown about President Bush's decision to replace White House press secretary Scott McClellan with conservative commentator Tony Snow. Calling the post "a tough job," Kumar pointed out that a press secretary has three constituents: the president, the White House staff and the press. "And you have to explain each to the other, and there is a great deal of suspicion from one to the other."


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