A jewel in our midst
TU researcher to receive MIRS Emerald Honors on Saturday
Roland Roberts, a member of the Department of Biological Sciences faculty, will be among the Emerald Honors award winners recognized September 17 at the Minorities in Research Science (MIRS) conference.[more]
they said ...
"Oh, I have suffered
With those that I saw suffer!"
William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Miranda at I, ii)
Hello out there
Planetarium program looks upward, outward for intelligent life
What? Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, a planetarium program sponsored by the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geoscience
Alex Storrs, Towson University
When? Friday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.
Watson-King Planetarium, Smith 521
Why? Join TU's resident astronomer for a talk about humankind's continuing quest for intelligent life in the vastness of outer space. This event is free and
open to the public; all are welcome.
Telescope viewing, weather permitting. For more information, call x43003.
Gulf Coast roundup
TU delivers for local, regional and national media
Whether they were sharing their expertise with reporters or raising money for disaster relief, TU faculty, staff and students made significant media contributions in the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Among them were: Lena Ampadu, Department of English, The Sun, September 4, and WBAL-TV (Channel 11), September 7; Martha Joynt Kumar, Department of Political Science, Seattle Times (Newhouse News Service), September 6, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Cox News), September 15, WBUR-FM (Boston), September 15, and The Christian Science Monitor, interviewed September 14; Pat Mead, Department of Athletics, and the Tiger men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams,Towson Times, September 7; Wayne Nelson, Department of Health Science, Towson Times, September 14; Seth Ovadia, WJZ-TV (Channel 13), September 2, and WYPR-FM's Marc Steiner Show, September 8; Richard Seigel, Department of Biological Sciences, The Sun, interviewed September 9; Richard Vatz, Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies, The Sun, September 5, Fox News Channel, September 11, and Sacramento Bee, interviewed September 11; and Donna Wagner, Gerontology Program, Hartford Courant, interviewed September 12.
MarketWatch.com, September 6
Steven Phillips, Department of History, spoke to Greg Robb about Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States, which has been postponed by the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Robb noted that although China had taken small steps to create good will ahead of Hu’s visit, those steps are backfiring. Phillips called China’s currency move and aircraft purchases, “just a bunch of little policies to try to keep the fires from burning out of control.”