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Maryland state of mind [Fall 1998]

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Alternate title:Fabric of their lives
Birdmen of Catonsville
Music man
Millennium bug
I hear a symphony
Meeting of the minds
Work study
Summary:In The fabric of their lives, the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute becomes involved in research to control cholera in Bangladesh. In The birdmen of Catonsville, scientists at University of Maryland, Baltimore County use high-end technology in research efforts to minimize avian accidents between birds and aircraft. In The music man, Bill Cummings, composer and choir director at Coppin State College, creates an original soundtrack for a classic silent film. In The millennium bug, University System of Maryland trains students as programmers to interface with companies to deal with the year 2000 computer date conversion crisis, the "Y2K problem." In I hear a symphony, University of Maryland, College Park hosts the National Orchestra Institute, an intense annual summer program for selected music students culminating in three public concerts. In A meeting of the minds, Salisbury State University hosts the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) where over 2,000 undergraduates and advisors from the United States and foreign countries meet to explore the importance of the research experience. Work study focuses on how the University of Maryland at Baltimore is involved in a study to assess effects of the 1996 Federal Welfare Reform Act on Maryland welfare recipients.
Provider:University System of Maryland
Maryland Public Television
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Topical subjects:Education, Higher Research
Cholera Microbiology Research
Silent films Musical accompaniment
Year 2000 date conversion (Computer systems)
Instrumental music Instruction and study
Cholera Bangladesh
Aircraft bird strikes Prevention
Welfare recipients Law and legislation Maryland
University System of Maryland
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Coppin State College
University of Maryland, College Park
Salisbury State University
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Credits:Host, Scott Simon. Narrators, Betsy Ames, Mike Pengra.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:University of Maryland
Science, Technology
Performing Arts, Music
Government, Law, Politics
Films@UM Browse terms:The State of Maryland
Science, Technology, and Math
Health, Family Studies
TV, Film
Performing Arts
Government, Law, Politics
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