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March

Johns Hopkins to train researchers at Chinese university
Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins experts will help train clinical researchers in China through a new partnership with Sun Yat-sen University. Read More...

Hopkins Researchers Describe First 'Functional HIV Cure' in an Infant
Press Release
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School describe the first case of a so-called “functional cure” in an HIV-infected infant. The finding, the investigators say, may help pave the way to eliminating HIV infection in children. Read More...

February

Universities win grant for tech transfer program
Washington Business Journal
Three Washington area universities have been awarded a $3.75 million National Science Foundation grant to launch a three-year training program for entrepreneurial student and faculty researchers. Read More...

MIPS Program Awards $4.7 Million to Maryland University Researchers
Press Release
The University of Maryland's Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program today announces it is awarding $4.7 million to Maryland university researchers to help 16 local companies develop technology products.
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January

Bloomberg pledges $350 million to Johns Hopkins University
WashingtonPost.com
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has pledged a $350 million gift to Johns Hopkins University to support interdisciplinary research and student financial aid, a commitment that will push his lifetime donations to his alma mater to more than $1 billion, the university announced Saturday.
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Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on Maryland Public Schools Being Named Number-One in the Nation for Four Straight Years
Press Release
Governor Martin O’Malley, today delivered a keynote address at the Education Week Quality Counts 2012 event, where Maryland’s public schools were once again named the number-one public school system in the nation.  Read More...

October

Maryland Is Nation’s 2nd Best Educated State
Citybizlist
Maryland is the nation’s second best educated state with 36.9 percent of its population aged 25 or over holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, 24/7 Wall St. reported, citing data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s’ American Community Survey. Read More...

University progresses on East Campus planning
The Diamondback
At long last this spring, the university should break ground on East Campus, a planned town center across from the campus. Read More...

September

Ambitious plans unveiled for White Oak Science Gateway
Gazette.net
Montgomery County planners have offered preliminary recommendations for the proposed White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan that would allow a doubling of commercial space, jobs and housing, establishing the area as a major center of growth that could rival the Interstate 270 biotech corridor.  Read More...

HCC awarded three-year grant from National Science Foundation
Hagerstown Herald-mail.com
Hagerstown Community College is getting new microscopes that can take digital images and be used on living cells.  Read More....


Hopkins gets $7.4M grant from national Science Foundation for city schools
Baltimore Business Journal
A $7.4 million grant by the National Science Foundation will enable Johns Hopkins University to implement a new science, technology, engineering and math program in partnership with the Baltimore City Public Schools. Read More...

Morgan State opens $69.9M STEM Academic Center
Baltimore Sun
A $69.9 million center focusing on STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- opened Thursday at Morgan State University, the Baltimore Sun reported.  Read More....

August

Montgomery College seeks to meet bioscience industry demands
Gazette.net
As Maryland’s bioscience industry focuses more on running clinical trials for drug developers, there’s a growing demand for the highly-trained workers needed. Read More...

Organization to promote high school science with a video game
Baltimore Sun
The MdBio Foundation, a private charitable organization for promoting science learning and workforce development, is building an online video game for high school students. They plan to build a half-dozen games that can reach millions of students across the state and the country.
Read More...

July

Johns Hopkins provost Minor named dean of Stanford medical school
Baltimore Business Journal
Dr. Lloyd Minor is leaving his job as provost of Johns Hopkins University to become dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read More...

May

Cancer test scores $75,000 science prize for teen
USA Today
A simple blood or urine test for pancreatic cancer, 90% accurate, has garnered a Maryland teen an international science prize. Read More...

Hopkins engineer students create devices to help keep babies alive
Baltimore Sun
Johns Hopkins University Engineering students unveiled devices Monday that they hope will lower the number of still births and deaths from fever-related illnesses in developing countries. Read More...

April

TIME names Hrabowski one of world’s 100 most influential
The Daily Record
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for the last two decades, has been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine. Read More...

March

Johns Hopkins medical school back at No. 2 on U.S. News rankings
Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine climbed back to No. 2 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 list of the top medical programs. Read More...

University of Maryland hopes to start East Campus in 2013
Washington Business Journal
Officials at the University of Maryland hope to break ground by this time next year on the institution’s ambitious East Campus redevelopment, a 38-acre project that was delayed by the recession but is seen as a vital economic development complement to its academic and research endeavors. Read More...

February

UMd. School of Medicine to focus on growing primary care docs
Baltimore Business Journal
The University of Maryland School of Medicine will use a nearly $900,000 grant to create a program focused on growing the number of medical students who choose to focus on primary care. Read More...

Successful Visit of Young Science Explorer in Gaithersburg
Press Release
On a sunny July morning, 20 excited seventh and eighth graders arrived at QIAGEN Gaithersburg to learn about QIAGEN, meet QIAGEN’s dedicated scientists, and engage in various laboratory demonstrations. Read More...

January

Frederick teacher picked for science academy
Gazette.net
Laura Donaldson, a middle-school teacher at St. John’s Regional Catholic School in Frederick recently was chosen by the National Science Teachers Association as a fellow in the association’s New Science Teacher Academy. Read More...

Community College of Baltimore County to train STEM teachers
Baltimore Business Journal
Maryland and national education leaders and the Community College of Baltimore County have teamed up to launch a pilot program designed to train math and science teachers in best practices for educating women and minority students. Read More...

University of Maryland among top 10 'Best Value' colleges
Baltimore Business Journal
The University of Maryland, College Park remains among the top 10 best values in public colleges, according to new rankings from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Read More...

Hopkins, UM benefactor W.P. Carey dies at 81
The Daily Record
William Polk Carey, an entrepreneur who founded a New York-based investment management firm bearing his name and donated millions of dollars to Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland law school, has died at 81. Read More...

December

Johns Hopkins names Paul Rothman new dean, health system CEO
Washington Business Journal
Johns Hopkins University on Monday named Dr. Paul Rothman the CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of the university’s medical school.
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Board rejects College Park, UMB merger
Washington Business Journal
The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents unanimously voted against the proposed merger of the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Read More...

High-tech microscope brings science into sharper view for Walkersville students
Gazette.net
Thanks to one parent’s generosity, students at the school have been given a rare chance to work with a $85,000 scanning electron microscope, which is at least 30 times more powerful than any microscope available in the county public schools. Read More...

November

University of Maryland launches Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Baltimore Business Journal
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has created a new center to study how to translate scientific research into medical treatments. Read More...

UMBC's Hrabowski wins Carnegie award for academic leadership
Baltimore Business Journal
University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III is one of two college presidents to receive the Carnegie Corp. of New York’s prestigious 2011 Academic Leadership Award, the foundation said Thursday. Read More...

October

In second hearing, UM-UMB merger idea gets warmer reception
Baltimore Business Journal
Speakers at a second public forum seemed to favor a proposed merger of the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore a little more than those who spoke at the first hearing in Baltimore last week. Read More...

September

Montgomery College Science Center dedicated
Gazette.net
State, county and city officials and students and faculty gathered to dedicate the $74 million science center at the community college. The center has nearly 30 new labs, including 14 for biology, nine for chemistry and six for physics/engineering. A greenhouse and rooftop observatory were also added, along with high-efficiency chillers, solar panels, and an underground cistern to make the building environmentally friendly.
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Hopkins president Daniels: School wants to spark Baltimore neighborhoods
Baltimore Business Journal
resident Ronald J. Daniels said Tuesday that the school wants to play a significant role in rejuvenating Baltimore communities, starting with its efforts to run a grade school in East Baltimore. Read More...

Foreign food scientists descend on College Park
Gazette.com
More than a dozen Chinese laboratory scientists and one Indonesian scientist spent Monday analyzing pesticide food residue at the University of Maryland’s M Square Research park in College Park. Read More...

August

Landon King named Johns Hopkins Medicine vice dean for research
The JHU Gazette
Landon King, the David Marine Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, and director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, in the School of Medicine, has been appointed vice dean for research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, effective Sept. 1. Read More...

July

University of Maryland hires Robert Specter to jumpstart campus plans
Washington Business Journal
The University of Maryland has hired Robert Specter, the former vice president for finance at the University of Delaware, to help revitalize the school's campus. Read More...  

June

Johns Hopkins Medicine International names Kersey chairman
Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins Medicine International has elected Dr. Christopher W. Kersey as chairman of the board. Read More...

Johns Hopkins hopes to seal deal bringing Chinese company to Science City
Gazette.net
For six months, Tasly Group, a Chinese biopharmaceutical company, has been talking to Johns Hopkins University about developing on Hopkins-owned land in the Great Seneca Science Corridor, also known as Science City. Read More...

May
Maryland stem cell commission awards $10.4M in grants
Baltimore Business Journal
The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission has awarded $10.4 million in grants to 36 of 180 teams that applied for funding, including 25 to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Read More...

University of Maryland launches $20M campaign
Washington Business Journal
The University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine unveiled Tuesday a new $20 million fundraising campaign. The campaign marks the 20th anniversary of the integrative center, which conducts research into complementary and alternative medicine therapies. Read More...

Johns Hopkins business school dean to step down
Washington Business Journal
Yash P. Gupta, dean of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, will step down from the role at the end of the current academic year in June. The school offers classes in both Montgomery County and downtown D.C. Read More...

University of Maryland nabs $23.4M for HIV research
Baltimore Business Journal
The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will receive a total of $23.4 million for HIV/AIDS vaccine research.  Read More...

April

The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and Paragon Bioservices, Inc. Announce the Formation of a Public-Private Stem Cell Technology Consortium
Fierce Biotech
UMB's Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and Paragon Bioservices, Inc., a contract research and GMP manufacturing organization with its headquarters at the University of Maryland BioPark, announced today the formation of a public-private partnership for developing and manufacturing stem cell therapies. Read More...

March

President Loh, U.S. Senators Discuss Importance of Scientific Research
University of Maryland
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh, and six other university presidents, met today on Capitol Hill with U.S. Senators on the vital role university-based scientific research plays in fueling innovation and sparking economic growth. Read More...

O’Malley supports merging UM College Park, UM Baltimore
The Daily Record
Gov. Martin O’Malley says he strongly supports the idea of merging the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Read More...

University of Maryland president offers support for campus merger study
Baltimore Business Journal
The University of Maryland, College Park’s president has expressed his support for studying a merger of the state's flagship institution with the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Read More...

UMB president Perman's letter to staff on proposed merger with College Park
Baltimore Business Journal
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller proposed Monday merging the University of Maryland’s College Park and Baltimore campuses into an institution with more than 40,000 students and $1.1 billion in research funding.  Read More...

February

UMD's MIPS OKs $3.7M Tech-Product Development Grants
University of Maryland
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS) - an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) at the University of Maryland - is authorizing 16 new high-technology and biotechnology product development grants worth $3.7 million. Read More...

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