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  • Four top executives resign at UMMS amid controversy over board member contracts (Pugh)

    06/09/2019 5:58:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/06/19 | Luke Broadwater, Kevin Rector
    Four top executives at the University of Maryland Medical System have resigned amid investigations into accusations of self-dealing among the hospital network’s board members, the system announced Thursday. Those resigning are Megan Arthur, the system’s primary lawyer; Jerry Wollman, the chief administrative officer; Christine Bachrach, the system’s chief compliance officer; and Keith Persinger, the chief performance improvement officer. **SNIP** The resignations come as Nygren Consulting of Santa Barbara, Calif., works to finish its examination of deals worth millions of dollars that led UMMS CEO Robert Chrencik and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign from their jobs. The consulting firm was...
  • GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes, study suggests

    05/31/2019 8:06:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    BBC ^ | James Gallagher
    A fungus - genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin - can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria, a study suggests. Trials, which took place in Burkina Faso, showed mosquito populations collapsed by 99% within 45 days. Conducting the study, researchers at the University of Maryland in the US - and the IRSS research institute in Burkina Faso - first identified a fungus called Metarhizium pingshaense, which naturally infects the Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria. The next stage was to enhance the fungus. They turned to a toxin found in the venom of a species of funnel-web...
  • 99.9999% chance humans are causing global warming, and other science-based facts

    04/22/2019 12:42:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 22, 2019 | by Doyle Rice and Elizabeth Weise
    FULL TITLE: 99.9999% chance humans are causing global warming, and other science-based facts on climate change for Earth Day. Climate change is real and increasingly a part of our daily lives. New research and studies out in just the past six months highlight the latest facts about the human-caused shift to our global weather systems and its effects on our planet. First among them, there's no longer any question that rising temperatures and increasingly chaotic weather are the work of humanity. There's a 99.9999% chance that humans are the cause of global warming, a February study reported. That means we've...
  • Plastic wrap reported as 'possible hate-bias' incident at UMD

    06/29/2017 10:39:18 AM PDT · by detective · 62 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jun 28, 2017 | Adam Sabes
    University of Maryland campus police launched an investigation into a discarded piece of plastic wrap Tuesday after receiving a report about a “possible hate-bias” incident. “Out of an abundance of concern, we are looking into this matter and conducting a review of our cameras in the area,” the department informed students via email, though The Diamondback reports that some students were upset when officers initially dismissed the object as garbage.
  • Brilliant' Ifill Cousin Scours Palin As 'Offensive to Black Women'

    02/26/2016 7:40:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    newsbusters ^ | October 2, 2008 | Tim Graham
    Here are more signs Sarah Palin could face an uphill battle with PBS host Gwen Ifill. Professor Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland Law School, whom Gwen Ifill has lauded as "my brilliant baby cousin," has written that black women are not buying Sarah Palin's "false claims to feminism" and is portrayed as too perfect: "when women who are privileged present as though they have it all together, it's offensive to black women." The Community Times, a suburban Maryland newspaper, found Professor Ifill was ardently opposed to the Alaska governor when they did an e-mail interview: "From the first...
  • Professor Blames "American Sniper" for Charleston Shooting

    06/18/2015 3:43:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 27 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/18/15 | Aurelis
    Faheem Younus, an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, believes that films like "American Sniper," as well as Fox News, are at fault for the tragic shooting in Charleston that left nine dead. Dr. Younus responded to the news by blaming popular media for the shooting. "Stop glorifying mass murderers as heroes and it may prevent the next #CharlestonShooting #BlackLivesMatter," he wrote this afternoon: He also wrote that Fox News helped cause the shooting as well: Younus further said that Roof, the shooter, was "predictably white:"
  • Univ. of Maryland study finds Fox News viewers to be misinformed on key issues (Barf Alert)

    12/18/2010 9:12:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 12/17/2010 | Ryan Witt
    A new study released by the University of Maryland shows American voters to be vastly misinformed. Even worse, the same study points to the media as the cause of much of this misinformation. The study involved a poll of 616 self-reported voters in the week after the 2010 midterm election. Voters were asked where they get their news from, and then asked about a number of verifiable facts. For instance, voters were asked whether the TARP program, otherwise known as the bailout, was started under President Bush or President Obama. Over 40% of respondents said President Obama started TARP even...
  • U. of Maryland Correct to Deny Protesters a Forum to Publicly Name Alleged Rapists

    10/22/2007 4:02:01 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 2 replies · 65+ views ^ | 10-16-07 | Glenn Sacks
    "Jessica Valenti, author of the book Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters, has criticized the university's prohibition. She explains that for women, 'There's power in naming.' "She is correct; the protesters have a lot of power. They have the power to destroy an innocent young man's reputation, college life and career. They have the power to imperil an innocent student's safety by setting him up for vigilante retribution. It's a power that should not be afforded."My new column, U. of Maryland Correct to Deny Clothesline Project Protesters a Forum to Publicly Name Alleged Rapists (Baltimore...