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Tuesday, January 23, 2001

"Maryland State of Mind Airs January 25 and 27"

SALISBURY, MD--Salisbury State University will be featured in the segment: "Carving Flight and Fancy," on the winter edition of  MPT’s Maryland State of Mind on Maryland on Thursday, January 25, at 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, January 27 at 6 p.m. This is part of a larger series on initiatives and programs in the University System of Maryland.

The SSU segment explores the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and how it has taken the art of decoy carving to unbelievable heights. The facility, which honors the Ward brothers who created a new American art form, showcases some of its finest examples. The Ward Foundation, Inc., which established the Ward Museum and serves as its governing body, operates as an affiliated but separate foundation from Salisbury State University Foundation, Inc., and enables SSU to bring national recognition and prominence to the Ward Art Collection and enhance the quality and stature of SSU’s educational programs.

Other program segments include: "Harmony in Song" featuring Coppin State College’s choir trip to Korea; University of Maryland College Park’s "Physics Is Phun!," which uses dynamic and dramatic demonstrations to get people interested in a career in physics; "Halting a Corrosive Effect" features research by Frostburg State University, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources and the Bureau of Mines on the use of a technique developed by ancient Egyptians to stop acid-runoff from century-old mines; "An Excess of Riches" The Center for Environmental Science focuses on how gypsy moth defoliation of forests not only harms trees but results in excessive nitrogen deposits in the bay; "Shelling out Some Dough" scientists from University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute are working with entrepreneurs in Cambridge, MD, to create a new technology to turn once worthless crab shells into a variety of useful products; and "A Feather in Their Caps" features Bowie State University’s program for registered nurses who entered the field with an associates or three-year degree to earn their bachelor’s, providing them with greater career opportunities.


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