Thursday, September 18, 2014
Taylor Earns $50K USM Elkins Professorship for 2014
A Salisbury University professor has won one of the University System of Maryland’s most distinguished awards, which includes a $50,000 prize. Dr. Ryan Taylor of SU’s Biological Sciences Department has received the Wilson H. Elkins Professorship. The honor will help him continue his field research on túngara frogs at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
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USM Foundation Seeks Art Contest Entrants
In the words of Nelson Mandela, “Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, and vision with action can change the world.” Thanks to the vision and action of its leadership, past and present, the University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation marks its 35th year in 2014. Students, faculty and staff at all USM institutions, including SU, are invited to help celebrate by entering the foundation’s third annual art contest with a work based on their interpretation of Mandela’s quote.
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Creative Writing Festival Inaugurates SU Writers-on-the-Shore Series Wednesday, September 17
Salisbury University inaugurates its fall Writers-on-the-Shore program with a Creative Writing Festival 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, in the Worcester Room of the Commons. This SU faculty reading includes fiction by Dr. Susan McCarty, poetry by Dr. John Nieves and creative non-fiction by Dr. John Wenke. The event also features student writing, and the SU literary magazine, Scarab, will be distributed.
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SU Art Galleries Presents 'Work. Respect. Dignity.'
Immigration is a hot topic in the media on a near-daily basis … but the stories of immigrants themselves seldom receive as much attention. Pictures help share some of these tales during the Salisbury University Art Galleries exhibit “Work. Respect. Dignity. Shared Images and Stories of Maryland’s Eastern Shore Immigrants: An Exhibition of Photographs by Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network.”
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SU Alumna Interns with National Farm Medicine Center
SALISBURY, MD---Recent Salisbury University alumna Ivanna Pereyra of Silver Spring, MD, spent her summer on the farm. She didn’t raise corn or soybeans or livestock, however. Instead, she raised awareness. After earning her B.A. in sociology last May, Pereyra flew to Wisconsin to begin a three-month internship with the National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) through the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC).
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SU Environmental Studies Department Earns NOAA Grant
Bees, birds and bats flying through Wicomico County may soon have more options for shelter thanks to a $2,050 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s E-Lit program to Salisbury University’s Environmental Studies Department.
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Ballroom Dance Classes Held at SU This Fall
With origins in 19th-century England, ballroom dancing has maintained its popularity over centuries. As part of its fall “Europe: Old and New” cultural events series, Salisbury University offers a series of ballroom dance classes taught by instructor Marly Lynk 5 p.m. select Mondays in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.
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Anderson's 'Sins of Seven Tables' Earns Four Stars at Festival Fringe
Salisbury University’s student and alumni actors “absolutely know their stuff.” That’s the analysis of Fringe Review, which gave a four-star rating to the New Salisbury Players in the premiere of Tom Anderson’s Sins of Seven Tables at last month’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.
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'Attack of the Killer Stripey Tubes' Workshop Friday, September 19
Beware the killer stripey tubes! Salisbury University Art Galleries hosts interdisciplinary artist Claire Elizabeth Barratt and audiovisual artist David Linton on Friday, September 19, at 234 W. Main St. (formerly Parker Place). Barratt offers a Motion Sculpture workshop from 1-4 p.m. The workshop culminates with the motion sculpture movement installation “Attack of the Killer Stripey Tubes” from 5:30-8 p.m. on the downtown plaza as part of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.
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'Daily Record' Names ESRGC Among State's Innovators of the Year
The Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative at Salisbury University and its director, Dr. Michael Scott, have been named among the state’s Innovators of the Year for 2014. Bestowed by the Maryland Daily Record, the honor recognizes those whose work “heralds new frontiers for how we live, work, play and give back” and those who have “created new products, services or programs that have improved their fields.”
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SU's Chester Hall Earns LEED Certification
Salisbury University’s list of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-approved buildings continues to grow with the recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of Chester Residence Hall. Following extensive renovations, the building was certified Silver, one of the three highest levels available. The USGBC is the nation’s leading organization supporting environmentally responsible building.
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'Delmarvans at War' Exhibit Returns to Nabb Research Center August 25-December 12
Families throughout the Delmarva Peninsula were greatly impacted by both Union and Confederate supporters and events during the Civil War era. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the exhibit “Delmarvans at War.” The installation returns to the center’s gallery, 190 Wayne Street, from August 25-December 12.
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SU Art Galleries Presents 'TXTED' September 2-October 5
Salisbury University Art Galleries presents “TXTED” September 2-October 5. “TXTED” explores the ever-evolving conversation between art and language through paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture and installation using text to illuminate conceptual metaphors, visual insights and other narratives. Curated by for mer SU Art Galleries Manager Marisa Sage, the multi-platform exhibit is spread throughout the University Gallery of Fulton Hall, Electronic Gallery (Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 128) and SU Art Galleries — Downtown Campus.
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Art League of Ocean City Presents Jinchul Kim Solo Exhibit Through Sunday, September 28
The Art League of Ocean City presents “Unspoken Story,” a solo exhibition by Jinchul Kim of Salisbury University’s Art Department, through Sunday, September 28, at the Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 5, as part of the league’s monthly “First Friday” celebration. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
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Nabb Center Presents 'Mapping Delmarva's Past' Exhibit August 25-December 12
Before GPS, before MapQuest, there were actual maps. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture explores the area through the eyes of some of the earliest cartographers in “Mapping Delmarva’s Past.” The exhibit is on display in the center’s gallery, 190 Wayne Street, from August 25-December 12.
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