• The Baltimore SunFranklin Square Medical Center to build new surgical facility

    MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center plans to replace its aging surgical facilities with a new $70 million building by 2020.The plans were approved by the Maryland Health Care Commission last week, according to Samuel Moskowitz, president of the Rosedale hospital. The two-story, 75,000-square-foot surgical center would house 14 larger and more modern operating rooms.“Some [operating rooms] date back to opening Read more...

  • The Baltimore SunFlying Dog Brewery, University of Maryland announce partnership focused on hops production

    In the craft-beer industry, the majority of hops — the flowers used in production that add bitterness and aroma to the product — come from the Pacific Northwest region.Could Maryland, too, be a fertile region for hops?That’s what Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery and the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources hope to answer with a new partnership Read more...

  • The Baltimore SunMan fatally shot in West Baltimore

    A man was fatally shot in West Baltimore on Sunday night, police said.The 18-year-old man was found around 9:40 p.m. in the 3700 block of Edmondson Avenue, police said. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.Police had no more details. Anyone with information is asked to call the Metro Crime Stoppers Read more...

  • The Baltimore SunFestival Baltimore at UMBC to offer unusual programming

    Asiya Korepanova has always been a little, well, different.The pianist, who had the idea for an unusual classical music festival that launches Friday at University of Maryland Baltimore County, found an off-beat pastime during her childhood in Izhevsk, capital city of Russia’s Udmurt Republic. “As an 11-year-old girl, my best way to spend free time was to listen to Mahler’s Read more...

  • The Baltimore SunUMBC tech park gets enterprise zone designation

    The research and technology park at University of Maryland, Baltimore County has been awarded a five-year enterprise zone designation by the state Department of Commerce.The Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone, or RISE Zone, at bwtech@UMBC will help the research park support established companies, offer incubator and accelerator services to emerging companies and help university researchers commercialize their work. Businesses that Read more...

  • The Baltimore SunFestival Baltimore, featuring composers' complete works in various genres, to debut at UMBC

    This is shaping up to be a summer for unusually fresh musical adventures.First came news of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural New Music Festival in July. Now comes word from the University of Maryland Baltimore County that Festival Baltimore will launch there in June, offering a distinctive twist on programming. Festival Baltimore, founded by pianist Asiya Korepanova, who serves as Read more...

  • UPICommon antioxidant may slow symptoms of aging in skin

    May 30 (UPI) — University of Maryland researchers have identified a common, inexpensive and safe antioxidant that may help slow the aging process in human skin. The chemical antioxidant known as methylene blue showed the potential to slow or reverse several signs of aging when tested on cultured human skin cells and simulated skin tissue. Researchers tested methylene blue on Read more...

  • Voice of AmericaScientists Find Ways to Use Wood in Electronic Devices

    Wood is usually not associated with water filters, even less with electronic devices. But scientists at the University of Maryland say we have not yet discovered all the possibilities of this cheap, natural and sustainable material. VOA’s George Putic reports. Read the story on Voice of America.

  • The Baltimore SunMaryland's October football's game against Northwestern moved from Friday to Saturday

    Maryland’s version of “Friday Night Lights” will have to wait.The school was informed last week that the Big Ten moved its home football game against Northwestern from Oct. 13 to October 14, according to an athletic department spokesman. Northwestern’s game two weeks later against Michigan State has also been moved back a day. The time of the Maryland-Northwestern game has Read more...

  • ABCAP All-Time Top 100: Maryland tops the list of never No. 1s

    Gary Williams had great players and great teams during his tenure at Maryland, even won a national championship. The one thing missing from the Terps’ resume: A No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25. Through 68 years and more than 1,100 polls, Maryland was never once the top-ranked team in the country — and that’s just fine by its Read more...