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  1. Baltimore, Maryland

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    This Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image of Baltimore was acquired on April 4, 2000, and covers an area of 17 by 20 km. Combining green, red, and near-infrared light to create a false-color composite, the image shows vegetation as red, water as blue, and urban areas as grey. Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and one of the busiest ports in the United States. Its economy focuses on research and development, especially in the areas of aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies and services. Before European settlement, the site of Baltimore was inhabited by Native Americans of the Susquehannock tribe. The town was founded in 1729 and named for the barons Baltimore, the British founders of the Maryland Colony. In one week (January 28, 2001), the Baltimore Ravens will play the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

  2. Maryland: Baltimore

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

    ... metropolitan area suffer from one of the highest  asthma rates  in the United States. These four image panels from the ... with survey data on health effects, such as the incidence of asthma, to complete their study. The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer ...

  3. Assurance Information Assurance: U Maryland Baltimore County

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    Assurance Information Assurance: U Maryland Baltimore County Located at: Baltimore, MARYLAND Expires: 9/25/2011 Components Identified for this Assurance Agency Only Access IRBs linked to this Assurance Total Records: 1 Total Pages: 1 Assurance # Assurance Name City Loc Status IRB00000334 U

  4. Chromatofocusing Douglas D Frey,University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland, USA

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    Frey, Douglas D.

    Chromatofocusing Douglas D Frey,University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Chittoor R Narahari,University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Ronald C Bates, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland, USA Chromatofocusing is a form of gradient elution chromatography performed

  5. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE FOUNDATION, INC. AMENDED AND RESTATED BY-LAWS

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    Weber, David J.

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE FOUNDATION, INC. AMENDED AND RESTATED BY-LAWS ARTICLE I. MEMBERS, University of Maryland Baltimore Vice President, External Affairs, University of Maryland Baltimore Assistant Vice President, Resource Management, External Affairs, University of Maryland Baltimore The President

  6. Clinical Research Billing University of Maryland Baltimore

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    Weber, David J.

    Clinical Research Billing Compliance University of Maryland Baltimore Office of Research understanding of the regulatory and financial issues associated with clinical research billing · Discuss key clinical research financial and budget considerations · Introduce procedures associated with clinical

  7. University of Maryland Baltimore County Office of Sponsored Programs

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    University of Maryland Baltimore County Office of Sponsored Programs SUBRECPIENT AND VENDOR. Will the University of Maryland Baltimore County be able to complete reports about the project without that is unique to the project and minimal supervision from the PI at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

  8. 40 CFR 81.28 - Metropolitan Baltimore Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Baltimore Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.28 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.28 Metropolitan Baltimore Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  9. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE CAMPUS & CONTRACTOR PURCHASING GUIDE

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    Weber, David J.

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE CAMPUS & CONTRACTOR PURCHASING GUIDE #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Part. Acquisitions Exceeding $100,000 9 7. Board of Public Works (BPW) 10 8. University System of Maryland Board Reserve Program (SBR) 11 3. Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprises (VSBE) 12 4. Maryland Correctional

  10. Service Assessment Baltimore Inner Harbor

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    OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Silver Spring, Maryland, 2004, a cluster of thunderstorms moved through the Baltimore metropolitan area producing wind gusts

  11. The Private Management of Public Schools: The Baltimore, Maryland, Experience.

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    Doughty, Sherri

    In 1992 the Baltimore City Public School District (Maryland) entered into a 5-year contract with Education Alternatives, Incorporated (EAI), to manage 9 of its schools. Baltimore's private-management model differed significantly from that of Dade County, Florida, in that EAI was given overall management responsibility. Data were gathered through a…

  12. The Hughes Co., Photographers, Baltimore, Maryland 4 March 1943 Ironwood ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    The Hughes Co., Photographers, Baltimore, Maryland 4 March 1943 Ironwood under construction at the U.S. Coast Guard shipyard in Curtis Bay, Maryland. Ironwood was the only 180 built by the U.S. Coast Guard and the only one not built in Duluth, Minnesota (Note the caption on the photograph reads: U.S.C.G.C. Ironwood, top view starboard looking forward) - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter IRONWOOD, Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, AK

  13. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FOR IN-STATE CLASSIFICATION

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    Weber, David J.

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FOR IN-STATE CLASSIFICATION APPLICANTS%) or full-time regular employee of the University System of Maryland or, I am the spouse of, or am of Maryland. Please indicate relationship

  14. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE / FACILITIES MASTER PLAN UPDATE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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    Weber, David J.

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE / FACILITIES MASTER PLAN UPDATE 2010 #12;EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Purpose of the Report 1.2 Master Planning Process INSTITUTIONAL PROFILE AND SPACE NEEDS ANALYSIS 2.1 Campus Mission 2.2 Strategic Plan 2.3 History of the Institution 2.4 Campus Enrollment 2

  15. Parks and People: An Environmental Justice Inquiry in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Christopher G. Boone; Geoffrey L. Buckley; J. Morgan Grove; Chona Sister

    2009-01-01

    This article examines the distribution of parks in Baltimore, Maryland, as an environmental justice issue. In addition to established methods for measuring distribution of and access to parks, we employ a novel park service area approach that uses Thiessen polygons and dasymetric reapportioning of census data to measure potential park congestion as an equity outcome measure. We find that a

  16. University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Wireless Security Standard

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    Weber, David J.

    on building switch · All Access Points within the building to be contained in wireless VLAN StandardUniversity of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Wireless Security Standard Effective Date: 04/14/03 Purpose This standard establishes a framework for ensuring that wireless networking technologies deployed within

  17. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY

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    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY AND CAMPUS PLAN The use and appeal procedures are outlined in the student handbook, Resources #12;UMBC Substance Abuse Policy to the University Policy on Substance Abuse, all employees of the University, including student employees

  18. Lexington Market University of Maryland, Baltimore Community Assessment

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    Weber, David J.

    Lexington Market University of Maryland, Baltimore Community Assessment #12;Purpose · Assess why members of the UMB community either do or do not frequent the Market · Attract new patrons from the UMB to Lexington Market? · 17%- Drive to a parking facility · 78%- Walking from home or campus · 51%

  19. Sediment accumulation and water volume in Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore County, Maryland

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    Banks, William S.L.; LaMotte, Andrew E.

    1999-01-01

    Baltimore City and its metropolitan area are supplied with water from three reservoirs, Liberty Reservoir, Prettyboy Reservoir, and Loch Raven Reservoir. Prettyboy and Loch Raven Reservoirs are located on the Gunpowder Falls (figure 1). The many uses of the reservoir system necessitate coordination and communication among resource managers. The 1996 Amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act require States to complete source-water assessments for public drinking-water supplies. As part of an ongoing effort to provide safe drinking water and as a direct result of these laws, the City of Baltimore and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), in cooperation with other State and local agencies, are studying the Gunpowder Falls Basin and its role as a source of water supply to the Baltimore area. As a part of this study, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Maryland Geological Survey (MGS), with funding provided by the City of Baltimore and MDE, is examining sediment accumulation in Loch Raven Reservoir. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works periodically determines the amount of water that can be stored in its reservoirs. To make this determination, field crews measure the water depth along predetermined transects or ranges. These transects provide consistent locations where water depth, or bathymetric, measurements can be made. Range surveys are repeated to provide a record of the change in storage capacity due to sediment accumulation over time. Previous bathymetric surveys of Loch Raven Reservoir were performed in 1943, 1961, 1972, and 1985. Errors in data-collection and analysis methods have been assessed and documented (Baltimore City Department of Public Works, 1989). Few comparisons can be made among survey results because of changing data-collection techniques and analysis methods.

  20. Spatial Analysis of Residential Development and Urban-Rural Zoning in Baltimore County, Maryland 

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    Griffin, Alexander C.

    2011-10-21

    Over the past half-century, Baltimore County, Maryland has experienced various policy measures that have shaped development patterns. This thesis analyzes three spatially explicit parcel-level models of residential development in Baltimore County...

  1. COME EXPLORE THE EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND in BALTIMORE!

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    Weber, David J.

    COME EXPLORE THE EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND in BALTIMORE! Police University Police Officers II Requires high school diploma or GED and a Maryland Police Training Commission

  2. University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF CREDIT

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    University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore REQUEST FOR TRANSFER OF CREDIT Transfer of credit of Maryland. These courses were earned at another institution. Institution's Name These courses were earned

  3. Sediment resuspension characteristics in Baltimore Harbor, Maryland

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Maa, J.P.-Y.; Sanford, L.; Halka, J.P.

    1998-01-01

    Critical bed shear stress for sediment resuspension and sediment erosion rate were measured in-situ at sites from inner to outer Baltimore Harbor using the VIMS Sea Carousel. Clay mineral contents and biological conditions were almost the same at the four study sites. The experimental results indicated that the erosion rate increased from the outer harbor toward the inner harbor with a maximum difference of about 10 times at an excess bed shear stress of 0.1 Pa. The measured critical bed shear stress strongly depended on the existence of a fluff layer. It was approximately 0.05 Pa if a fluff layer existed, and increases to about 0.1 Pa in the absence of a fluff layer.

  4. The campus at the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

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    Rowan, R M

    1994-09-01

    The University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMAB) is an urban professional school campus. Its 36 acres include 39 buildings, both historic and new. The campus fabric is marked by diversity. The new facilities master plan was developed to reflect the strategic planning process for the campus. Design guidelines are intended to create a common theme while still encouraging each building to have a unique identity. The new Health Sciences Library/Information Services building will sit diagonally from Davidge Hall, built in 1812 and the symbolic center of the campus. PMID:7842669

  5. University of Maryland, Baltimore 1807 University of Maryland, College Park 1856 Bowie State University 1865 Towson University 1866 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1886 Frostburg State University 1898 Coppin State University 1900 Salisbury University

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    of Maryland, Baltimore 1807 University of Maryland, College Park 1856 Bowie State University 1865 Towson University 1866 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1886 Frostburg State University 1898 Coppin State University 1900 Salisbury University 1925 University of Baltimore 1925 University of Maryland Center

  6. Association of Walkability With Obesity in Baltimore City, Maryland

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    Gittelsohn, Joel; Zonderman, Alan B.; Evans, Michele K.; Gary-Webb, Tiffany L.

    2011-01-01

    Objectives. To investigate the association between walkability and obesity, we studied adults residing in Baltimore City, Maryland, in neighborhoods of varying racial and socioeconomic composition. Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 3493 participants from the study Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span. We used the Pedestrian Environment Data Scan to measure neighborhood walkability in 34 neighborhoods of diverse racial and socioeconomic composition in which the study participants lived. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to determine walkability scores. Multilevel modeling was used to determine prevalence ratios for the association between walkability and obesity. Results. Among individuals living in predominately White and high-socioeconomic status (SES) neighborhoods, residing in highly walkable neighborhoods was associated with a lower prevalence of obesity when compared with individuals living in poorly walkable neighborhoods, after adjusting for individual-level demographic variables (prevalence ratio–[PR] = 0.58; P = <.001 vs PR = 0.80; P = .004). Prevalence ratios were similar after controlling for the perception of crime, physical activity, and main mode of transportation. The association between walkability and obesity for individuals living in low-SES neighborhoods was not significant after accounting for main mode of transportation (PR = 0.85; P = .060). Conclusions. Future research is needed to determine how differences in associations by neighborhood characteristics may contribute to racial disparities in obesity. PMID:21164099

  7. University of Maryland, Baltimore 1807 University of Maryland, College Park 1856 Bowie State University 1865 Towson University 1866 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1886 Frostburg State University 1898 Coppin State University 1900 Salisbury University

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    University of Maryland, Baltimore 1807 University of Maryland, College Park 1856 Bowie State University 1865 Towson University 1866 University of Maryland Eastern Shore 1886 Frostburg State University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science 1925 University of Maryland University College 1947 University

  8. The University of Maryland Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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    Weber, David J.

    The University of Maryland Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of Maryland School of Dentistry The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is seeking an accomplished $479.8 million. The University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) is known internationally for its

  9. Fall 2006 Layout Plus Tutorial Ekarat Laohavaleeson Univerisity of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) 1

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    Patel, Chintan

    CMPE 310 Fall 2006 Layout Plus Tutorial Ekarat Laohavaleeson Univerisity of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) 1 Orcad Layout Plus Tutorial Layout Plus is a circuit board layout tool that accepts with Layout Plus, you need to have a complete netlist of your design, if you do not have it yet, please read

  10. Groundwater site identification indexes for Washington, D.C., Baltimore City, and the counties of Maryland

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    LaMotte, Andrew E.

    2010-01-01

    These datasets represent 23 geographic 5-minute indexes for the counties of Maryland, one 2 1/2-minute index for Washington D.C., and 1-mile square index for Baltimore City. There are 25 vector polygon datasets covered by this metadata report.

  11. BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSPORT OF NOX AND O3 FROM BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: A CASE STUDY

    EPA Science Inventory

    On August 14, 1980, a Lagrangian/Eulerian air pollution sampling mission was conducted near and up to 400 km downwind of Baltimore, Maryland. This mission was an integral part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Northeast Regional Oxidant Study (NEROS). The mission bega...

  12. PERSONAL EXPOSURES TO PM 2.5 MASS AND TRACE ELEMENTS IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

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    The relationship between a community monitor and personal exposures to PM2.5 mass and trace elements was investigated for 28 days during the summer of 1998 in a retirement home in Baltimore, Maryland. Daily community, outdoor and indoor PM2.5 were measured with a URG Versatile...

  13. Updated: 04/2010 University of Maryland Baltimore County Substance Abuse Policy

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    Updated: 04/2010 University of Maryland Baltimore County Substance Abuse Policy Notification Substance abuse continues to be a major problem on our nation's campuses and in society as a whole associated with substance abuse. UMBC Substance Abuse policy is multifaceted and designed to: foster a safe

  14. OPENING DAY OF THE MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE SOWING THE SEEDS OF A MODERN METROPOLITAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    OPENING DAY OF THE MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE SOWING THE SEEDS OF A MODERN METROPOLITAN RESEARCH that was second to none. He founded the Maryland Agricultural College on the novel principle of a close connection between agricultural research and education. In 1856, Calvert received a charter from the Maryland General

  15. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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    Weber, David J.

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer for Community Initiatives and Engagement The Office of the President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore civility, interprofessional research and education, and outreach to the community. Named one of Maryland

  16. Socioeconomic, community-based approach for developing integrated mass transit systems: Application to city of Baltimore, Maryland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Claudia Goetz Phillips; Hazel Ruth Edwards

    2002-01-01

    The city of Baltimore, Maryland, is now served by one heavy and one light rail line in addition to commuter rail service to Washington, D.C. However, the lines do not share any common stations and do not function as a network. The larger objective of this research was to evaluate ways in which the Baltimore transit system could be better

  17. Incidence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C among Injection Drug Users in Baltimore, Maryland

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    STEPHEN A. VILLANO; DAVID VLAHOV; KENRAD E. NELSON; CYNTHIA M. LYLES; SYLVIA COHN; DAVID L. THOMAS

    1997-01-01

    Between 1988 and 1996, the incidence of and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection were studied in a cohort of injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland. By second-generation antibody testing of stored serum samples, 142 participants were found to be susceptible to HCV at the time they entered the study. After a median follow-up of 6.5 years, 43

  18. Maternal Prenatal Depressive Symptoms and Spontaneous Preterm Births among African-American Women in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Suezanne T. Orr; Sherman A. James; Cheryl Blackmore Prince

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between maternal depressive symptoms and spontaneous preterm birth. From 1991 to 1993, pregnant, African-American women were prospectively enrolled at four hospital-based clinics in Baltimore, Maryland, that serve low-income areas of the city. The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale was used to assess depressive symptoms. Multiple logistic regression analysis

  19. Predictors of Early Initiation of Vaginal and Oral Sex Among Urban Young Adults in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Danielle C. Ompad; Steffanie A. Strathdee; David D. Celentano; Carl Latkin; Jeanne M. Poduska; Sheppard G. Kellam; Nicholas S. Ialongo

    2006-01-01

    Over the past three decades, most research on adolescent sexual behavior has focused on vaginal intercourse and related behaviors,\\u000a including contraception and unintended pregnancy. In this study, we describe the prevalence and correlates of vaginal, oral,\\u000a and anal sex in an epidemiologically defined population in Baltimore, Maryland. Young adults (ages 18–24), who had been enrolled\\u000a in a behavioral intervention trial

  20. The animal bite epidemic in Baltimore, Maryland: review and update.

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    Berzon, D R

    1978-01-01

    In 1972 in Baltimore, a peak of 7,436 reported animal bites (8/1,000 population) was reached. The bite rate for the most susceptible age group (5-14) was 19 per 1,000 population. By 1976, only 5,092 bites were reported, 5.8 per 1,000 total population, and 12.3 per 1,000 population 5-14 years of age. The decline in the number and rates of animal bites is believed due in large measure to the actions taken by the Bureau of Animal Control: education and publicity, increased fees and penalties, and enforcement of the new laws and regulations. PMID:655322

  1. Creating a transdisciplinary research center to reduce cardiovascular health disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: lessons learned.

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    Cooper, Lisa A; Boulware, L Ebony; Miller, Edgar R; Golden, Sherita Hill; Carson, Kathryn A; Noronha, Gary; Huizinga, Mary Margaret; Roter, Debra L; Yeh, Hsin-Chieh; Bone, Lee R; Levine, David M; Hill-Briggs, Felicia; Charleston, Jeanne; Kim, Miyong; Wang, Nae-Yuh; Aboumatar, Hanan; Halbert, Jennifer P; Ephraim, Patti L; Brancati, Frederick L

    2013-11-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) disparities continue to have a negative impact on African Americans in the United States, largely because of uncontrolled hypertension. Despite the availability of evidence-based interventions, their use has not been translated into clinical and public health practice. The Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities is a new transdisciplinary research program with a stated goal to lower the impact of CVD disparities on vulnerable populations in Baltimore, Maryland. By targeting multiple levels of influence on the core problem of disparities in Baltimore, the center leverages academic, community, and national partnerships and a novel structure to support 3 research studies and to train the next generation of CVD researchers. We also share the early lessons learned in the center's design. PMID:24028238

  2. Creating a Transdisciplinary Research Center to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: Lessons Learned

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    Boulware, L. Ebony; Miller, Edgar R.; Golden, Sherita Hill; Carson, Kathryn A.; Noronha, Gary; Huizinga, Mary Margaret; Roter, Debra L.; Yeh, Hsin-Chieh; Bone, Lee R.; Levine, David M.; Hill-Briggs, Felicia; Charleston, Jeanne; Kim, Miyong; Wang, Nae-Yuh; Aboumatar, Hanan; Halbert, Jennifer P.; Ephraim, Patti L.; Brancati, Frederick L.

    2013-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) disparities continue to have a negative impact on African Americans in the United States, largely because of uncontrolled hypertension. Despite the availability of evidence-based interventions, their use has not been translated into clinical and public health practice. The Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities is a new transdisciplinary research program with a stated goal to lower the impact of CVD disparities on vulnerable populations in Baltimore, Maryland. By targeting multiple levels of influence on the core problem of disparities in Baltimore, the center leverages academic, community, and national partnerships and a novel structure to support 3 research studies and to train the next generation of CVD researchers. We also share the early lessons learned in the center’s design. PMID:24028238

  3. Notes from the field: repeat syphilis infection and HIV coinfection among men who have sex with men--Baltimore, Maryland, 2010-2011.

    PubMed

    2013-08-16

    Syphilis diagnoses in the United States have increased substantially over the past decade, and most cases occurred among men who have sex with men (MSM). Nationally, rates of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis reported among men increased, from 3.0 cases per 100,000 population in 2001 to 8.2 in 2011. In 2011, approximately 72% of P&S syphilis cases occurred among MSM*, among whom new diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have increased in recent years. Infection with syphilis increases the likelihood of acquiring and transmitting HIV; moreover, the occurrence of syphilis in an HIV-infected person is an indication of behavior that might increase the likelihood of HIV transmission. The population of Baltimore, Maryland, is particularly affected by syphilis and HIV. In 2011, the Baltimore metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had the second highest rate of reported cases of P&S syphilis (11.4 per 100,000 population) and the sixth highest estimated rate of diagnoses of HIV infection (33.8 per 100,000 population) compared with other MSAs in the United States. Local public health officials have noted a subpopulation of MSM diagnosed with repeat syphilis infection; they believe that this subpopulation might bear a disproportionate burden of both syphilis and HIV infection and that intensifying syphilis and HIV prevention efforts among this subpopulation might reduce syphilis and HIV transmission overall in the Baltimore area. PMID:23945772

  4. Index of hydrologic characteristics and data resources of the Gwynns Falls watershed, Baltimore County and Baltimore City, Maryland

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    Doheny, Edward J.

    1999-01-01

    The Gwynns Falls watershed has been selected as the primary study area for the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, as part of the National Science Foundation?s Long-Term Ecological Research program. Because the Baltimore Ecosystem Study will be investigating long-term hydrologic changes in the Gwynns Falls watershed, a compilation of existing data resources for the watershed is necessary. This report discusses hydrologic characteristics and presents a compilation of historical data resources for the Gwynns Falls watershed. Tables are presented that list active and discontinued continuous-record streamflow-gaging stations, nontidal crest-stage partial-record stations, low-flow partial-record stations, and water-quality partial-record stations operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, Maryland-Delaware-D. C. District, in the Gwynns Falls watershed. Statistics regarding the number of inventoried ground-water wellsin or bordering the Gwynns Falls watershed also are presented. A summary of additional data resources for the Gwynns Falls watershed is provided. This includes (1) an inventory of selected U.S. Geological Survey studies and reports that contain historical data or basin characteristics for streams in the watershed, (2) a listing of indirect flood-discharge measurements that have been made at several monitoring stations in the watershed, (3) a brief discussion of channel-stability and bridge-scour data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the watershed during 1990?95, (4) a listing of climatological data stations in the watershed and in the surrounding regional area, and (5) a listing of other selected reports that include data or information on the Gwynns Falls watershed.

  5. Pennsylvania Railroad: Pennsylvania Station. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Pennsylvania Railroad: Pennsylvania Station. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 95.50. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  6. B & P Tunnel west portal. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    B & P Tunnel west portal. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 97.43. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  7. North Avenue Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    North Avenue Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 96.00. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  8. Gwynns Falls Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Gwynns Falls Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 99.20. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  9. Edison Highway Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Edison Highway Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 92.02. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  10. B & P Junction Substation & Interlocking Tower. Baltimore, Baltimore ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    B & P Junction Substation & Interlocking Tower. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 95.85. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  11. B & O Railroad: Bayview Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    B & O Railroad: Bayview Bridge. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 92.02. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  12. Union Junction Interlocking Tower. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Union Junction Interlocking Tower. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 95.49. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  13. Time Conflict Form Except in extenuating circumstances, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County does not permit students to

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    Time Conflict Form Except in extenuating circumstances, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County does not permit students to register for courses that are scheduled to meet at the same times or that overlap in meeting times. In order to be permitted to register for or add courses that result in a time

  14. Results of the indoor radiological survey at the W. R. Grace Co. , Curtis Bay site, Baltimore, Maryland

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    W. D. Cottrell; R. D. Foley; C. A. Johnson

    1989-01-01

    The W.R. Grace Company, Davison Chemical Division, conducted developmental research and extraction of thorium from monazite ore at its Curtis Bay facility in Baltimore, Maryland, during the 1950s under contract to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Only one of the numerous buildings on the site was used for these operations. A 1979 aerial survey of the site for the Department

  15. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A COMMUNITY MONITOR AND PERSONAL EXPOSURES TO PM 2.5 MASS AND TRACE ELEMENTS IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

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    The relationship between a community monitor and personal exposures to PM2.5 mass and trace elements was investigated for 28 days during the summer of 1998 in a retirement home in Baltimore, Maryland. Daily community, outdoor, and indoor PM2.5 were measured with a URG Versatile...

  16. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND Application for Inter-Institutional Enrollment

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    1 UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND Application for Inter-Institutional Enrollment STUDENT INFORMATION University University of Baltimore Home Host University of Maryland, Baltimore University of Maryland, Baltimore County University of Maryland, College Park University of Maryland Eastern Shore University

  17. Is the three-foot bicycle passing law working in Baltimore, Maryland?

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    Love, David C; Breaud, Autumn; Burns, Sean; Margulies, Jared; Romano, Max; Lawrence, Robert

    2012-09-01

    Maryland (MD) recently became one of fourteen states in the United States to enact a traffic law requiring motor vehicles to pass bicyclists at a distance of greater than three feet. To our knowledge, motorist compliance with the law has never been assessed. This study measured the distance between overtaking motor vehicles and cyclists [e.g. vehicle passing distance (VPD)], to develop baseline metrics for tracking implementation of the three-foot passing law in Baltimore, MD and to assess risk factors for dangerous passes. During September and October 2011, cyclists (n=5) measured VPD using a previously published video technique (Parkin and Meyers, 2010). Cyclists logged a total of 10.8h of video footage and 586 vehicle passes on 34 bicycle commuting trips. The average trip lasted 19.5±4.9 min and cyclists were passed on average 17.2±11.8 times per trip. VPDs of three feet or less were common when cycling in standard lanes (17%; 78 of 451 passes) and lanes with a shared lane marking (e.g. sharrows) (23%; 11 of 47 passes). No passes of three feet or less occurred in bicycle lanes (0 of 88 passes). A multiple linear regression model was created, which explained 26% of the variability in VPD. Significant model variables were lane width, bicycle infrastructure, cyclist identity, and street identity. Interventions, such as driver education, signage, enforcement, and bicycle infrastructure changes are needed to influence driving behavior in Baltimore to increase motorist compliance with the three-foot law. PMID:22664711

  18. The Influence of Land Surface Heterogeneities on Heavy Convective Rainfall in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area

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    Ryu, Young-Hee; Smith, James; Baeck, Mary Lynn; Bou-Zeid, Elie

    2015-04-01

    We perform numerical experiments using the Weather Research and Forecasting model to examine the influence of land surface heterogeneities on heavy convective rainfall in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Numerical experiments are carried out for a storm system (1-2 June 2012) in which heavy rainfall and severe weather were organized in the warm sector ahead of a rapidly moving cold front. As shown in previous studies, the environment is typical of flash flood producing storm systems for urban areas of the eastern US. The storm system produced rainfall accumulations exceeding 80 mm and major flash flooding in Baltimore watersheds. The study region is adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay and includes the second largest urban agglomeration in the eastern US. Numerical experiments examine urban impacts on rainfall using the Princeton Urban Canopy Model and the Noah Land Surface Model. We also examine the role of "Bay Breeze" circulations from the Chesapeake Bay for convective evolution. Rainfall distribution and amount are better represented for experiments using the more realistic urban canopy model. The Bay Breeze plays a central role in formation of convergence lines that are major determinants of convective evolution with the approaching line of convection. The Bay Breeze also interacts with heterogeneous surface fluxes from urban landscapes to determine moisture transport to evolving storm systems. The low-level convergence lines and water vapor transport that are induced and modified by land surface heterogeneities are crucial for the preferred locations of strong convective storms and heavy rainfall over the Baltimore Washington metropolitan area.

  19. “This is Our Sanctuary”: Perceptions of Safety among Exotic Dancers in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Lilleston, Pamela; Reuben, Jacqueline; Sherman, Susan G.

    2012-01-01

    Occupational safety researchers have increasingly recognized the important influence of social and structural factors on safety perception and behaviours in occupational settings. This qualitative study was conducted to explore the nature of the safety climate of exotic dance clubs in Baltimore, Maryland and the mechanisms through which this sexual geography informs dancers’ perceptions of safety and experience of sex work. Structured observations and semi-structured qualitative interviews (N=40) were conducted with club dancers, doormen, managers, and bartenders from May through August, 2009. Data were analyzed using an inductive approach whereby themes emerged from the data itself. Atlas-ti was used for data analysis. Perceptions of safety within exotic dance clubs were born from an interplay between the physical, social, and symbolic environments. These perceptions were closely tied to dancers’ construction of sex work inside versus outside of the club. Understanding the contextual factors, which influence how dancers understand and prioritize risk in their work settings, is crucial for creating policies and programs, which effectively reduce risk in this environment. PMID:22361635

  20. The epidemiology of finding a dead body: reports from inner-city Baltimore, Maryland US

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    Latkin, Carl; Yang, Cui; Ehrhardt, Britt; hulbert, Alicia

    2012-01-01

    In the US, there are no national statistics on encountering a dead body, which can be viewed as a measure of community health and a stressful life event. Participants for an HIV prevention intervention targeting drug users were recruited in areas of inner-city Baltimore, Maryland .Nine hundred and fifty one respondents, most with a history of drug use, were asked “have you ever found a dead body?” and 17.0% reported they had. Leading causes of death were: violence (37%), natural causes (22.2%), drug overdose (21.6%), accidental death (3.1%), and suicide (2.5%). In multivariate logistic models, respondents with longer history of drug use and more roles in a drug economy were more likely to be exposed to a dead body. The study results suggest that this population has a high level of experiences with mortality associated with violence and drugs. To obtain a better understanding of community health, future studies should assess not only morbidity and mortality, but also how death and illness is experienced by the community. PMID:22297618

  1. Fulton Avenue Bridge/Tunnel. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

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    Fulton Avenue Bridge/Tunnel. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 97.56. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  2. Orangeville Yards. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 91.00. ...

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    Orangeville Yards. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 91.00. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  3. Urban Effects on Storm Event Hydrologic Response in Metropolitan Baltimore, MD

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    Smith, B. K.; Smith, J. A.; Baeck, M. L.; Villarini, G.

    2011-12-01

    We investigate storm event hydrologic response across an array of urban basins through analyses of high-resolution hydrologic observations and numerical experimentation using a watershed model. Nine similarly sized (approximately 10 sq km) basins were chosen in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The basins range from Baisman Run, a forested control basin, to Moores Run, the flashiest basin in the contiguous United States (Smith et al. 2005 J. of Hydroclimatology). Analyses were carried out using high resolution discharge data (1- to 5-min from USGS) and rainfall radar data (1-km and 15-min, processed through Hydro-NEXRAD and bias corrected) for a ten-year period from 2000-2009. The fifty largest storm events were chosen for each basin using a peak over threshold approach to examine the following: variation in hydrologic response timescales, variation in response magnitude, variation of storm event type, clustering of storm events, effects of storm water infrastructure, and effects of impervious surfaces. Analyses point to the possible importance of soils and storage within the urban basin. Some questions - such as the role of antecedent moisture in urban hydrologic response - cannot be fully answered through analyses of available rainfall and discharge data. A watershed model for the Dead Run basin is being created to examine these questions. The Dead Run model is created using the Gridded Surface/ Subsurface Hydraulic Analysis (GSSHA) model from the Army Corps of Engineers. GSSHA is a physically-based, gridded model with 2-D overland flow and 1-D stream flow and infiltration processes. Results of numerical experiments using the Dead Run model will be presented to provide insight into the role of urban soils and elaboration of the drainage network through the strorm drain network for storm event hydrologic response.

  4. Issues of scale, location and geologic terrain related to Salt Lake City and Baltimore-Washington metropolitan areas

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    Cleaves, E.T.; Godfrey, A.E.

    2004-01-01

    Planning and development of expanding metropolitan regions require consideration of earth science issues related to issues involving scale, space (location), geologic terrain and physiographic units, and information transfer. This paper explores these matters with examples from the Salt Lake City, Utah area and Mid-Atlantic region of Baltimore-Washington that include water supply and natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, and sinkholes.) Information transfer methods using physiographic units at national, regional, local and site scales serve to communicate relevant geologic constraint and natural resource information.

  5. Abundance and Characterization of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Suburban Streams of Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Mora, G.; Fazekas, M.

    2014-12-01

    The contribution of streams and rivers to the carbon cycle is significant, transporting to the oceans ~1.4 Pg C/yr, with dissolved carbon corresponding to as much as 0.7 Pg C/yr. Changes in land use have the potential effect of modifying this flux, particularly in urban areas where impervious areas are common. To investigate the effect of urbanization on riverine carbon transport, we studied four first-order streams in Towson, a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The watersheds from the studied streams exhibit different levels of urbanization as measured by the percentage of impervious areas. Samples from these four streams were taken weekly, and several chemical constituents were measured either in the field or in the laboratory. These constituents included nitrate, dissolved organic nitrogen, pH, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total carbon, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), phosphate, the carbon isotopic compositions of DOC and DIC, and fluorescence intensity of the DOC. Results show that DOC concentrations were consistently below 5 mg C/L regardless of the level of imperviousness of the watershed. Similarly, carbon isotope ratios were consistent across the studied streams, with values centered around -26.4 per mil, thus suggesting a significant influx of soil-derived organic carbon originated from C3 plants that are common in the watersheds. Confirming this interpretation, fluorescence spectroscopy data suggest a humic-like origin for the DOC of the streams, thus pointing to the heterotrophic nature of the streams. The combined results suggest that the studied streams exhibit similar DOC concentrations, carbon isotopic values, and fluorescence spectra, despite their level of impervious surfaces in their watersheds.

  6. A COMPARISON OF OBJECT-BASED WITH PIXEL-BASED LAND COVER CHANGE DETECTION IN THE BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREA USING MULTITEMPORAL

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    Vermont, University of

    multitemporal high-spatial resolution Emerge aerial imagery in the Gwynns Falls watershed, which includes in the Gwynns Falls watershed in Maryland from 1999 to 2004. 2. METHODS 2.1 Study Area The Gwynns Falls watershed is a study site of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES), a long-term ecological research project

  7. 76 FR 72374 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Baltimore Nonattainment...

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    2011-11-23

    ...monitoring sites in the subject area. EPA has determined that...PM 2.5 monitoring network for the Baltimore Area is adequate. First...information about the monitoring network and air quality data...requirements for the Baltimore Area to submit an...

  8. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Argumentation Mining, pages 1923, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    is an important task in the recognition of the components of a scientific argument. Generating super- visedProceedings of the First Workshop on Argumentation Mining, pages 19­23, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics An automated method to build a corpus

  9. Hydraulic Geometry Characteristics of Continuous-Record Streamflow-Gaging Stations on Four Urban Watersheds Along the Main Stem of Gwynns Falls, Baltimore County and Baltimore City, Maryland

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    Doheny, Edward J.; Fisher, Gary T.

    2007-01-01

    Four continuous-record streamflow-gaging stations are currently being operated by the U.S. Geological Survey on the main stem of Gwynns Falls in western Baltimore County and Baltimore City, Maryland. The four streamflow-gaging stations drain urban or suburban watersheds with significantly different drainage areas. In addition to providing continuous- record discharge data at these four locations, operation of these stations also provides a long-term record of channel geometry variables such as cross-sectional area, channel width, mean channel depth, and mean velocity that are obtained from physical measurement of the discharge at a variety of flow conditions. Hydraulic geometry analyses were performed using discharge-measurement data from four continuous-record streamflow-gaging stations on the main stem of Gwynns Falls. Simple linear regression was used to develop relations that (1) quantify changes in cross-sectional area, channel width, mean channel depth, and mean velocity with changes in discharge at each station, and (2) quantify changes in these variables in the Gwynns Falls watershed with changes in drainage area and annual mean discharge. Results of the hydraulic geometry analyses indicated that mean velocity is more responsive to changes in discharge than channel width and mean channel depth for all four streamflow-gaging stations on the main stem of Gwynns Falls. For the two largest and most developed watersheds, on Gwynns Falls at Villa Nova, and Gwynns Falls at Washington Boulevard at Baltimore, the slope of the regression lines, or hydraulic exponents, indicated that mean velocity was more responsive to changes in discharge than any of the other hydraulic variables that were analyzed. This was true even when considering changes in cross-sectional area with discharge, which incorporates the combined effects of channel width and mean channel depth. A comparison of hydraulic exponents for Gwynns Falls to average values from previous work indicated that the velocity exponents for all four stations on the Gwynns Falls are larger than the average value of 0.34. For stations 01589300 and 01589352, the exponents for mean velocity are about twice as large as the average value. Analyses of cross-sectional area, channel width, mean channel depth, and mean velocity in conjunction with changes in drainage area and annual mean discharge indicated that channel width is much more responsive to changes in drainage area and annual mean discharge than are mean channel depth or mean velocity. Cross-sectional area, which combines the effects of channel width and mean channel depth, was also found to be highly responsive to changes in drainage area and annual mean discharge.

  10. Baltimore, MD

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    2001-01-01

    Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and one of the busiest ports in the United States. Its economy focuses on research and development, especially in the areas of aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, and medical supplies and services. Before European settlement, the site of Baltimore was inhabited by Native Americans of the Susquehannock tribe. The town was founded in 1729 and named for the barons Baltimore, the British founders of the Maryland Colony. This ASTER image of Baltimore was acquired on April 4, 2000, covers an area of 17 by 20 km, and is located at 39.3 degrees north latitude and 76.7 degrees west longitude.

    The U.S. science team is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

  11. Public School Choice: An Option for Maryland? A Report from a Working Conference (Baltimore, Maryland, October 23, 1989).

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    Metropolitan Education Coalition, Baltimore, MD.

    The keynote addresses introduced conference participants both to general perspectives on school choice and to a specific focus on Maryland issues, concerns, and problems. In the panel discussion, four educational administrators discussed particular aspects of choice plans in their own subdivisions in different states. In the six discussion groups,…

  12. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 3): Kane and Lombard Site, Baltimore, Maryland (first remedial action), September 1987. Final report

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    Not Available

    1987-09-30

    The Kane and Lombard site is an 8.4-acre parcel of undeveloped land in Baltimore, Maryland. Dumping and burning of construction debris, domestic trash, and drums occurred at the site from 1962 until 1967 when the city passed an ordinance prohibiting the open burning of refuse. Illegal dumping continued from 1967 until approximately 1984, during which time many citations were issued for illegal burning on the property. In 1980, Maryland State inspectors observed between 400 and 500 drums, the majority of which were rusted, damaged and contained holes. Following an onsite property assessment, EPA authorized the immediate removal of 1,163 drums in 1984. Of those, 822 drums were classified as empty and 341 drums contained contaminants which included: benzene, toluene, xylene, PAHs, PCBs, and heavy metals. Approximately six inches of soil below the drums were removed and disposed offsite. The site was stabilized by regrading, capping and revegetation. Currently, soil and ground water are contaminated with these prior drum contaminants.

  13. 63 FR 36850 - Special Location Regulations for Marine Events; Dragon Boat Races, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland

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    1998-07-08

    ...Location Regulations for Marine Events; Dragon Boat Races, Inner Harbor, Baltimore...local regulations are being adopted for Dragon Boat Races to be held in the Inner Harbor...Catholic Charities, Inc., will sponsor the Dragon Boat Races in the Inner Harbor. The...

  14. Relationships between pediatric asthma and socioeconomic\\/urban variables in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Daniel Kimes; Asad Ullah; Elissa Levine; Ross Nelson; Sidey Timmins; Sheila Weiss; Mary E Bollinger; Carol Blaisdell

    2004-01-01

    Spatial relationships between clinical data for pediatric asthmatics (hospital and emergency department utilization rates), and socioeconomic and urban characteristics in Baltimore City were analyzed with the aim of identifying factors that contribute to increased asthma rates. Socioeconomic variables and urban characteristics derived from satellite data explained 95% of the spatial variation in hospital rates. The proportion of families headed by

  15. Alida Mercedes Loinaz, OTR, CI PhD, Gerontology, University of Maryland Baltimore, expected 2015

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    Weber, David J.

    , expected 2015 BS, Occupational Therapy with Honors, San José State University (SJSU), May 1993 of America Maryland Gerontological Association American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Registry Award ­ Santa Clara Chapter of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, 1992 Faculty

  16. 7. VIEW OF PARKWAY WINDING THROUGH CHEVERLY, MARYLAND. MARYLAND HIGHWAY ...

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    7. VIEW OF PARKWAY WINDING THROUGH CHEVERLY, MARYLAND. MARYLAND HIGHWAY 450 (ANNAPOLIS ROAD) UNDERPASS IN BACKGROUND. VIEW NW. (Lowe) - Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Greenbelt, Prince George's County, MD

  17. Initial Results Using a Depolarization and Backscatter Unattended Lidar (DABUL2) System Operating at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

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    T. Berkoff; R. Rogers; K. McCann; K. Evans; W. McMillan; R. Hoff; R. Alvarez; R. Richter; J. Intrieri; W. Eberhard

    2006-01-01

    In early 2005, the University of Maryland at Baltimore County Atmospheric Physics Group (http:\\/\\/alg.umbc.edu) took possession of a Depolarization and Backscatter Unattended Lidar (DABUL2) system. This instrument is the second version of this style lidar developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). Over the past 10 years, the original NOAA DABUL lidar has collected

  18. Relationships between pediatric asthma and socioeconomic/urban variables in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Kimes, Daniel; Ullah, Asad; Levine, Elissa; Nelson, Ross; Timmins, Sidey; Weiss, Sheila; Bollinger, Mary E.; Blaisdell, Carol

    2004-01-01

    Spatial relationships between clinical data for pediatric asthmatics (hospital and emergency department utilization rates), and socioeconomic and urban characteristics in Baltimore City were analyzed with the aim of identifying factors that contribute to increased asthma rates. Socioeconomic variables and urban characteristics derived from satellite data explained 95% of the spatial variation in hospital rates. The proportion of families headed by a single female was the most important variable accounting for 89% of the spatial variation. Evidence suggests that the high rates of hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits may partially be due to the difficulty of single parents with limited resources managing their child's asthma condition properly. This knowledge can be used for education towards mitigating ED and hospital events in Baltimore City.

  19. Geomorphic Responses to Stream Channel Restoration at Minebank Run, Baltimore County, Maryland, 2002--2008

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    Data collected from 2002 through 2008 were used to assess geomorphic characteristics and geomorphic changes over time in a selected reach of Minebank Run, a small urban watershed near Towson, Maryland, prior to and after its physical restoration in 2004 and 2005. Data collected ...

  20. 35. NORTH END OF BALTIMOREWASHINGTON PARKWAY, WHERE MARYLAND HIGHWAY 295, ...

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    35. NORTH END OF BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON PARKWAY, WHERE MARYLAND HIGHWAY 295, "THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON EXPRESSWAY," BEGINS, MARYLAND HIGHWAY 175 IN BACKGROUND. VIEWN. - Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Greenbelt, Prince George's County, MD

  1. Assessment of sediment contamination, acute toxicity, and population viability of the estuarine amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus in Baltimore Harbor, Maryland, USA

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    McGee, B.L.; Fisher, D.J.; Yonkos, L.T.; Ziegler, G.P.; Turley, S.

    1999-10-01

    In Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA, some of the most contaminated sediments are found in the highly industrialized Baltimore Harbor-Patapsco River area. As part of a comprehensive assessment of sediment quality in this system, sediment toxicity was assessed in 10-d acute tests with the estuarine amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus. Mean amphipod survival was significantly reduced in 7 of the 25 samples tested despite the occurrence of minor experimental artifacts. The most toxic sediments were collected from Bear Creek; other areas exhibiting toxicity included the Inner Harbor and Colgate Creek. Marginal toxicity was observed in samples from Curtis Creek, Lazeretto Point, and Back River. Negative relationships were detected between survival and concentrations of select sediment-associated contaminants, whereas a very strong positive association existed between survival in laboratory exposures and density of L. plumulosus at the test sites. A weight of evidence approach, including correlation analyses, a model of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon bioavailability, and comparisons to benchmark sediment levels, was used to tentatively identify classes of contaminants that contributed to the observed toxicity. Analysis of results suggested that toxicity at stations in Bear Creek and Colgate Creek may have been driven by sediment-associated metals, whereas toxicity at stations in the Inner Harbor was likely due to both metal and organic contaminants. The observed relationships among toxicity test results, concentrations of sediment-associated contaminants, and abundance of L. plumulosus at the test sites suggests that acute toxicity tests with this species are indicative of adverse biological effects in the field.

  2. Gunpowder River Bridge drawspan. Harewood, Baltimore Co., MD. Sec. 1201, ...

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    Gunpowder River Bridge drawspan. Harewood, Baltimore Co., MD. Sec. 1201, MP 78.86. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  3. Wilkins Avenue Bridge. Violetville, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

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    Wilkins Avenue Bridge. Violetville, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 100.59. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  4. Loudon Park Substation. Violetville, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

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    Loudon Park Substation. Violetville, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 100.50. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  5. Gunpowder River Bridge. Harewood, Baltimore Co., MD. Sec. 1201, MP ...

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    Gunpowder River Bridge. Harewood, Baltimore Co., MD. Sec. 1201, MP 78.86. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  6. Waterpipe cafes in Baltimore, Maryland: Carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and nicotine exposure.

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    Torrey, Christine M; Moon, Katherine A; Williams, D' Ann L; Green, Tim; Cohen, Joanna E; Navas-Acien, Ana; Breysse, Patrick N

    2015-07-01

    Waterpipe smoking has been growing in popularity in the United States and worldwide. Most tobacco control regulations remain limited to cigarettes. Few studies have investigated waterpipe tobacco smoke exposures in a real world setting. We measured carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM)2.5, and airborne nicotine concentrations in seven waterpipe cafes in the greater Baltimore area. Area air samples were collected between two and five hours, with an average sampling duration of three hours. Waterpipe smoking behaviors were observed at each venue. Indoor air samplers for CO, PM2.5, and airborne nicotine were placed in the main seating area 1-2?m above the floor. Indoor airborne concentrations of PM2.5 and CO were markedly elevated in waterpipe cafes and exceeded concentrations that were observed in cigarette smoking bars. Air nicotine concentrations, although not as high as in venues that allow cigarette smoking, were markedly higher than in smoke-free bars and restaurants. Concentrations of PM approached occupational exposure limits and CO exceeded occupational exposure guidelines suggesting that worker protection measures need to be considered. This study adds to the literature indicating that both employees and patrons of waterpipe venues are at increased risk from complex exposures to secondhand waterpipe smoke. PMID:24736103

  7. Occurrence and distribution of microbiological contamination and enteric viruses in shallow ground water in Baltimore and Harford counties, Maryland

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    Banks, William S.L.; Battigelli, David A.

    2002-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, conducted a study to characterize the occurrence and distribution of viral contamination in small (withdrawing less than 10,000 gallons per day) public water-supply wells screened in the shallow aquifer in the Piedmont Physiographic Province in Baltimore and Harford Counties, Maryland. Two hundred sixty-three small public water-supply wells were in operation in these counties during the spring of 2000. Ninety-one of these sites were selected for sampling using a methodology that distributed the samples evenly over the population and the spatial extent of the study area. Each site, and its potential susceptibility to microbiological contamination, was evaluated with regard to hole depth, casing interval, and open interval. Each site was evaluated using characteristics such as on-site geology and on-site land use.Samples were collected by pumping between 200 and 400 gallons of untreated well water through an electropositive cartridge filter. Water concentrates were subjected to cell-culture assay for the detection of culturable viruses and reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction/gene probe assays to detect viral ribonucleic acid; grab samples were analyzed for somatic and male-specific coliphages, Bacteroides fragilis, Clostridium perfringens, enterococci, Escherichia coli, total coliforms, total oxidized nitrogen, nitrite, organic nitrogen, total phosphate, ortho-phosphate, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potas-sium, chloride, sulfate, iron, acid-neutralizing capacity, pH, specific conductance, temperature, and dissolved oxygen.One sample tested positive for the presence of the ribonucleic acid of rotavirus through poly-merase chain-reaction analysis. Twenty-nine per-cent of the samples (26 of 90) had bacterial con-tamination. About 7 percent of the samples (6 of 90) were contaminated with either male-specific coliphage, somatic coliphage, or bacteriophages of Bacteroides fragilis. About 3 percent of the sam-ples (3 of 87) had oxidized nitrogen concentra-tions that exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency?s Maximum Contaminant Level of 10.0 milligrams per liter. A statistical analysis showed that no significant relation exists between the presence of bacteria or coliphage and all variables, except the mean temperature of the water sample as measured in the field. Additionally, the concentration of total coliform bacteria had a statistically significant, moderately strong cor-relation with the concentration of sulfate and sample pH as measured at the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Laboratory in Denver, Colorado.

  8. PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF STREET-OBTAINED BUPRENORPHINE USE AMONG CURRENT AND FORMER INJECTORS IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

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    Genberg, Becky L.; Gillespie, Mirinda; Schuster, Charles R.; Johanson, Chris-Ellyn; Astemborski, Jacquie; Kirk, Gregory D.; Vlahov, David; Mehta, Shruti H.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives There are few systematic assessments of street-obtained buprenorphine use from community-based samples in the United States. The objective of this study was to characterize the prevalence, correlates, and reasons for street-obtained buprenorphine use among current and former injection drug users (IDUs) in Baltimore, Maryland. Methods In 2008, participants of the ALIVE (AIDS Linked to the IntraVenous Experience) study, a community-based cohort of IDUs, were administered a survey on buprenorphine. Street-obtained buprenorphine represented self-reported use of buprenorphine obtained from the street or a friend in the prior three months. Results 602 respondents were predominantly male (65%), African-American (91%), and 30% were HIV-positive. Overall, nine percent reported recent street-obtained buprenorphine use, and only 2% reported using to get high. Among active opiate users, 23% reported recent use of street-obtained buprenorphine. Use of buprenorphine prescribed by a physician, injection and non-injection drug use, use of street-obtained methadone and prescription opiates, homelessness, and opioid withdrawal symptoms were positively associated, while methadone treatment, health insurance, outpatient care, and HIV-infection were negatively associated with recent street-obtained buprenorphine use in univariate analysis. After adjustment, active injection and heroin use were positively associated with street-obtained buprenorphine use. Ninety-one percent reported using street-obtained buprenorphine to manage withdrawal symptoms. Conclusions While 9% reported recent street-obtained buprenorphine use, only a small minority reported using buprenorphine to get high, with the majority reporting use to manage withdrawal symptoms. There is limited evidence of diversion of buprenorphine in this sample and efforts to expand buprenorphine treatment should continue with further monitoring. PMID:24018232

  9. Results of the indoor radiological survey at the W. R. Grace Co. , Curtis Bay site, Baltimore, Maryland

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    Cottrell, W.D.; Foley, R.D.; Johnson, C.A.

    1989-07-01

    The W.R. Grace Company, Davison Chemical Division, conducted developmental research and extraction of thorium from monazite ore at its Curtis Bay facility in Baltimore, Maryland, during the 1950s under contract to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Only one of the numerous buildings on the site was used for these operations. A 1979 aerial survey of the site for the Department of Energy (DOE) indicated that a comprehensive ground survey was required to determine whether or not any contamination remained from the AEC activities in that building. A radiological scoping survey performed later that year for DOE by a team from the Measurement Applications and Development Group of the Health and Safety Research Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), disclosed surface contamination (alpha) levels in excess of DOE criteria on all five levels of the building. As a result of this finding, two additional surveys were performed in 1986 by ORNL at the request of DOE to evaluate any present or potential health risk. They are detailed in this report. The results of the 1986 surveys revealed several areas having elevated levels of radiation as a result of significant quantities of thorium on some building surfaces such as floors and ceiling beams. Most areas were small spots and in locations of low occupancy; thus, the possibility for significant exposure to workers was judged to be low. To confirm this evaluation, annual radiation exposure estimates for workers frequenting the few, larger contaminated areas on the site were derived using ORNL survey data and occupancy factors provided by the W.R. Grace Company. Estimates ranged from 27 to 41 mrem/yr or a maximum of 41% of the basic dose limit of 100 mrem/yr for members of the general public. 2 refs., 14 figs., 8 tabs.

  10. A Walking Tourof JHSPH and the East Baltimore Campus Admissions Services 615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002 Baltimore, Maryland 410.955.3543 admiss@jhsph.edu

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    Scharfstein, Daniel

    A Walking Tourof JHSPH and the East Baltimore Campus Admissions Services · 615 N. Wolfe Street for you, there are always elevators nearby. While in the Wolfe Street building, if you lose your way of the Wolfe Street Building, in front of the double glass doors of Student Affairs (E1002--likely where you

  11. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 967976, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    ­976, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics Knowledge-Based Question Answering as Machine Translation Junwei Bao , Nan Duan , Ming Zhou , Tiejun Zhao Harbin@hit.edu.cn Abstract A typical knowledge-based question an- swering (KB-QA) system faces two chal- lenges: one

  12. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 186196, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    and Popescu, 2011a; Burger et al., 2011; Zamal et al., 2012; Nguyen et al., 2013). However, most Twitter users­196, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics Inferring User et al., 2011; Za- mal et al., 2012; Cohen and Ruths, 2013) auto- matically from personal

  13. Effect of a Liver Cancer Education Program on Hepatitis B Screening Among Asian Americans in the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area, 2009–2010

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    Lee, Sunmin; Strong, Carol; Rimal, Rajiv; Kirk, Gregory D; Bowie, Janice

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Asian Americans have the highest incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the major form of primary liver cancer, of all ethnic groups in the United States. Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the most common cause of HCC, and as many as 1 in 10 foreign-born Asian Americans are chronically infected with HBV. We tested the effectiveness of a culturally tailored liver cancer education program for increasing screening for HBV among Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans residing in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, from November 2009 through June 2010. Methods We used a cluster randomized controlled trial to recruit volunteer participants from community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. We selected 877 participants by using a pretest survey. People were eligible to participate if they had not attended a hepatitis B–related education program in the past 5 years. The intervention group (n = 441) received a 30-minute educational program, and the control group (n = 436) received an educational brochure. After attending the educational program, the intervention group completed a post-education survey. Six months later, participants in both groups were followed up by telephone. Receipt of HBV screening was the outcome measure. Results Approximately 79% (n = 688) of participants completed the 6-month follow-up telephone survey. Among those who had not had HBV screening at baseline (n = 446), the adjusted odds of self-reported receipt of HBV screening at the 6-month follow-up to the educational program were significantly higher for the intervention group than for the control group (odds ratio = 5.13; 95% confidence interval, 3.14–8.39; P < .001). Chinese Americans and Vietnamese Americans had significantly higher odds of having HBV screening in the 6-month period than Korean Americans. Conclusion Culturally tailored education programs that increase liver cancer awareness can be effective in increasing HBV screening among underserved Asian American populations. PMID:24503341

  14. Organochlorine contaminant exposure and reproductive success of black-crowned night-herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) nesting in Baltimore harbor, Maryland.

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    Rattner, B A; McGowan, P C; Hatfield, J S; Hong, C S; Chu, S G

    2001-07-01

    The declining size of the Baltimore Harbor black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) colony has been hypothesized to be linked to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure. In 1998, a "sample egg" was collected from 65 black-crowned night-heron nests (each containing > or = three eggs) for contaminant analysis, and the remaining eggs in these 65 nests, plus four two-egg nests, were monitored for hatching and fledging success. Eggs were also collected from 12 nests at Holland Island, a reference site in southern Chesapeake Bay. Samples were analyzed for 26 organochlorine pesticides and metabolities and 145 PCB congeners. Pesticide and metabolite concentrations, including p,p'-DDE, were well below thresholds associated with adverse reproductive effects at both sites. Average concentration of total PCBs, 12 Ah receptor-active PCB congeners, and toxic equivalents in eggs from Baltimore Harbor were greater (up to 35-fold) than that observed in Holland Island samples. Overall nest success at the Baltimore Harbor heronry was estimated by the Mayfield method to be 0.74, and the mean number of young fledged/hen was 2.05, which is within published productivity estimates for maintaining a stable black-crowned night-heron population. Using logistic regression, no significant relationships were found between organochlorine contaminant concentrations in sample eggs and hatching, fledging, or overall reproductive success. Processes other than poor reproduction (e.g., low postfledging survival, emigration, habitat degradation) may be responsible for the declining size of the Baltimore Harbor colony. PMID:11385592

  15. Organochlorine contaminant exposure and reproductive success of Black-Crowned Night Herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) nesting in Baltimore Harbor, Maryland

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    Rattner, B.A.; McGowan, P.C.; Hatfield, J.S.; Hong, C.-S.; Chu, S.G.

    2001-01-01

    The declining size of the Baltimore Harbor black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) colony has been hypothesized to be linked to PCB exposure. In 1998, a 'sample egg' was collected from 65 black-crowned night heron nests (each containing > three eggs) for contaminant analysis, and the remaining eggs in these 65 nests, plus four two-egg nests, were monitored for hatching and fledging success. Eggs were also collected from 12 nests at Holland Island, a reference site in southern Chesapeake Bay. Samples were analyzed for 26 organochlorine pesticides and metabolites, and 145 PCB congeners. Pesticide and metabolite concentrations, including p,p'-DDE, were well below thresholds associated with adverse reproductive effects at both sites. Average concentration of total PCBs, 12 Ah receptor-active PCB congeners, and toxic equivalents in eggs from Baltimore Harbor were greater (up to 35- fold) than that observed in Holland Island samples. Overall nest success at the Baltimore Harbor heronry was estimated by the Mayfield method to be 0.74, and the mean number of young fledged/hen was 2.05, which is within published productivity estimates for maintaining a stable black-crowned night heron population. Using logistic regression, no significant relationships were found between organochlorine contaminant concentrations in sample eggs and hatching, fledging, or overall reproductive success. Processes other than poor reproduction (e.g., low post- fledging survival, emigration, habitat degradation) may be responsible for the declining size of the Baltimore Harbor colony.

  16. Gunpowder Substation. Harewood, Baltimore Co., MD. Sec. 1201, MP 80.00. ...

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    Gunpowder Substation. Harewood, Baltimore Co., MD. Sec. 1201, MP 80.00. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  17. North Point Substation. Rosedale, Baltimore Co., MD. Sec. 1201, 90.00. ...

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    North Point Substation. Rosedale, Baltimore Co., MD. Sec. 1201, 90.00. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  18. General view looking SE at corridor and Pennsylvania Station. Baltimore, ...

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    General view looking SE at corridor and Pennsylvania Station. Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD. Sec. 1201, MP 93.23. - Northeast Railroad Corridor, Amtrak route between District of Columbia/Maryland state line & Maryland/Delaware state line, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  19. Ensemble Statistical Post-Processing of the National Air Quality Forecast Capability: Enhancing Ozone Forecasts in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Garner, Gregory G.; Thompson, Anne M.

    2013-01-01

    An ensemble statistical post-processor (ESP) is developed for the National Air Quality Forecast Capability (NAQFC) to address the unique challenges of forecasting surface ozone in Baltimore, MD. Air quality and meteorological data were collected from the eight monitors that constitute the Baltimore forecast region. These data were used to build the ESP using a moving-block bootstrap, regression tree models, and extreme-value theory. The ESP was evaluated using a 10-fold cross-validation to avoid evaluation with the same data used in the development process. Results indicate that the ESP is conditionally biased, likely due to slight overfitting while training the regression tree models. When viewed from the perspective of a decision-maker, the ESP provides a wealth of additional information previously not available through the NAQFC alone. The user is provided the freedom to tailor the forecast to the decision at hand by using decision-specific probability thresholds that define a forecast for an ozone exceedance. Taking advantage of the ESP, the user not only receives an increase in value over the NAQFC, but also receives value for An ensemble statistical post-processor (ESP) is developed for the National Air Quality Forecast Capability (NAQFC) to address the unique challenges of forecasting surface ozone in Baltimore, MD. Air quality and meteorological data were collected from the eight monitors that constitute the Baltimore forecast region. These data were used to build the ESP using a moving-block bootstrap, regression tree models, and extreme-value theory. The ESP was evaluated using a 10-fold cross-validation to avoid evaluation with the same data used in the development process. Results indicate that the ESP is conditionally biased, likely due to slight overfitting while training the regression tree models. When viewed from the perspective of a decision-maker, the ESP provides a wealth of additional information previously not available through the NAQFC alone. The user is provided the freedom to tailor the forecast to the decision at hand by using decision-specific probability thresholds that define a forecast for an ozone exceedance. Taking advantage of the ESP, the user not only receives an increase in value over the NAQFC, but also receives value for

  20. Innovative Clean Coal Technology Program: Coke oven gas cleaning demonstration project, Bethlehem Steel Corporation Sparrows Point Plant, Baltimore County, Maryland: Environmental Assessment

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    1989-12-01

    This Assessment has been prepared by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate environmental issues associated with a project that will be cost-shared by DOE and private industry under the Innovative Clean Coal Technology Program. The proposed action is a coke oven gas cleaning technology demonstration project proposed to be installed and operated at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Plant, in Baltimore County, Maryland. Alternatives to the proposed action, which include no action, delayed action, and the use of alternate sites or technologies, are discussed. Three basic steel manufacturing operations are carried out at the Sparrows Point Plant: (1) pyrolytic conversion of coal to coke (carbon) in coke ovens; (2) combination of coke, iron ore, and limestone in a blast furnace to produce iron; and (3) refinement of iron to steel in oxygen or open-hearth furnaces. The Coke Works at the plant consists of three operational coke batteries and two Coal Chemicals plants. Bituminous coal is heated in a coke oven in the absence of air to remove its volatile components. About 70% of the coal feed is converted to coke; the remaining 30% consists of by-product gases and vapors. These by-product gases are treated in the Coal Chemicals plants to recover usable and marketable products, including coke oven gas, which is used to fuel the ovens and furnaces within the plant. The analysis concluded that no significant, environmental impacts would result from the proposed project. 12 refs., 11 figs., 10 tabs.

  1. Reconciling Latent and Sensible Energy Fluxes with Footprints in a Heterogeneous Landscape at an Urban-suburban Tower near Baltimore, Maryland

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    Saliendra, N. Z.; Hom, J. L.; Pouyat, R. V.; Nowak, D.; Heisler, G. M.; Petterson, M.; Yesilonis, I.; Crawford, B.; Grimmond, S.

    2009-12-01

    Measurements of eddy-fluxes in an urban-suburban landscape may create technical difficulties as latent and sensible energy fluxes in the tower’s footprint are non-uniform. In an earlier study, we have found that the average vegetation cover surrounding the Cub Hill tower was 64 %; ranging from 46 to 77 % among 8 wind directions. We measured latent and sensible energy fluxes using a closed-path eddy-covariance system in the Cub Hill tower near Baltimore, Maryland. Half-hourly values of latent and sensible energy fluxes were stratified according to 24 15-degree bins of wind direction in each of the 16-day compositing periods for Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) during 3 years of study (2004 to 2006). We used the daytime latent and sensible energy fluxes in the multivariate regression analyses to model fluxes of water vapor or evapotranspiration (ET) and sensible heat (H) as functions of micrometeorological variables (net radiation, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and soil moisture), NDVI, and land cover. Empirical models are developed at 16-day intervals for each of the 24 bins of wind direction to establish the relationships between energy fluxes (i.e., latent and sensible) and footprints (i.e., micrometeorology, NDVI, and land cover) around the Cub Hill tower.

  2. 33 CFR 117.541 - Baltimore Harbor-Patapsco River.

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    2010-07-01

    ... DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Maryland § 117.541 Baltimore Harbor—Patapsco River...promptly at the time requested. (b) The draw of the Western Maryland railroad bridge, mile 12.5 across the Middle Branch of...

  3. 33 CFR 117.541 - Baltimore Harbor-Patapsco River.

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    2011-07-01

    ... DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Maryland § 117.541 Baltimore Harbor—Patapsco River...promptly at the time requested. (b) The draw of the Western Maryland railroad bridge, mile 12.5 across the Middle Branch of...

  4. Social network predictors of disclosure of MSM behavior and HIV-positive serostatus among African American MSM in Baltimore, Maryland.

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    Latkin, Carl; Yang, Cui; Tobin, Karin; Roebuck, Geoffrey; Spikes, Pilgrim; Patterson, Jocelyn

    2012-04-01

    This study examined correlates of disclosure of MSM behavior and seropositive HIV status to social network members among 187 African American MSM in Baltimore, MD. 49.7% of participants were HIV-positive, 64% of their social network members (excluding male sex partners) were aware of their MSM behavior, and 71.3% were aware of their HIV-positive status. Disclosure of MSM behavior to network members was more frequent among participants who were younger, had a higher level of education, and were HIV-positive. Attributes of the social network members associated with MSM disclosure included the network member being HIV-positive, providing emotional support, socializing with the participant, and not being a female sex partner. Participants who were younger were more likely to disclose their positive HIV status. Attributes of social network members associated with disclosure of positive serostatus included the network member being older, HIV-positive, providing emotional support, loaning money, and not being a male sex partner. PMID:21811844

  5. Social network predictors of disclosure of MSM behavior and HIV-positive serostatus among African American MSM in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Latkin, Carl; Yang, Cui; Tobin, Karin; Roebuck, Geoffrey; Spikes, Pilgrim; Patterson, Jocelyn

    2012-01-01

    This study examined correlates of disclosure of MSM behavior and seropositive HIV status to social network members among 187 African American MSM in Baltimore, MD. 49.7% of participants were HIV-positive, 64% of their social network members (excluding male sex partners) were aware of their MSM behavior, and 71.3% were aware of their HIV-positive status. Disclosure of MSM behavior to network members was more frequent among participants who were younger, had a higher level of education, and were HIV-positive. Attributes of the social network members associated with MSM disclosure included the network member being HIV-positive, providing emotional support, socializing with the participant, and not being a female sex partner. Participants who were younger were more likely to disclose their positive HIV status. Attributes of social network members associated with disclosure of positive serostatus included the network member being older, HIV-positive, providing emotional support, loaning money, and not being a male sex partner. PMID:21811844

  6. Initial Results Using a Depolarization and Backscatter Unattended Lidar (DABUL2) System Operating at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

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    Berkoff, T.; Rogers, R.; McCann, K.; Evans, K.; McMillan, W.; Hoff, R.; Alvarez, R.; Richter, R.; Intrieri, J.; Eberhard, W.

    2006-05-01

    In early 2005, the University of Maryland at Baltimore County Atmospheric Physics Group (http://alg.umbc.edu) took possession of a Depolarization and Backscatter Unattended Lidar (DABUL2) system. This instrument is the second version of this style lidar developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). Over the past 10 years, the original NOAA DABUL lidar has collected data from a variety of locations all over the world from the Western Pacific tropics to the Arctic Ocean. This type of system is capable of continuous, unattended profiling of cloud and aerosol layers throughout the troposphere and into the lower stratosphere. The DABUL2 lidar consists of a pulsed laser source emitting at a wavelength of 532 nm, that is expanded to a 35 cm diameter beam before exiting the instrument. The large diameter beam maximizes eye-safety, resulting in a power density less than commercially available laser pointers and making the system more practical for unattended operations. Adequate signal-to-noise performance is achieved using a receiver with a narrow field- of-view (FOV), 0.4 nm bandpass filtering, and a high laser pulse repetition rate (2 kHz) to maximize signal averaging for a given time interval. Backscatter polarization properties are obtained by pulse-to-pulse alternating the polarization state of the outgoing laser beam with a Pockels cell and synchronously detecting the range-gated backscatter intensity from the atmosphere. The first measurements obtained at UMBC with the DABUL2 system occurred during spring of 2005. Data were recorded over several days during a variety of cloud and no-cloud conditions, both during day and nighttime background levels. Time coincident lidar data were also compared to a Micro-Pulse Lidar (MPL) system operating 40 km to the southwest, at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The MPL system did not have depolarization capability, but provided elastic scattering measurements that are useful for cross- calibration between the two instruments, as well providing insight into the spatio-temporal evolution of cloud and aerosol layers for regional-scale spatial distances. An analysis of time-coincident cirrus data for a particular case on 30 March 2005 showed a relatively high degree of correlation in cloud structure appearance, despite the significant distance between lidar measurements. Results from this comparison as well as other time-correlated data will be presented. In conjunction with wind trajectory information, multi-point UMBC/DABUL and GSFC/MPL measurements can help to better define spatial variability for different cloud and aerosol features for interpreting satellite data. With two simultaneous lidar measurements separated by 40 km, data from the UMBC/DABUL and GSFC/MPL locations will help assess the spatio-temporal representativeness of cloud features for CALIPSO overpasses in the Washington-Baltimore region and contribute to related trajectory modeling efforts. Furthermore, the depolarization capability of the DABUL2 system will further extend UMBC's role in helping to interpret CALIPSO data.

  7. National Aquarium in Baltimore

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    Portal to the institution, multi-level links lead to information of species and exhibits. Logistics information include tickets, events, directions, membership, news and a search engine. Resources for teachers include field trips, classroom programs at the Aquarium, traveling, outreach programs, teacher workshops, and National Environmental Education Week. Descriptions for each exhibit in all five levels are provided. Animals displayed include fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals. Located in Baltimore, Maryland.

  8. 75 FR 51333 - Madison Square Federal Savings Bank, Baltimore, MD; Approval of Conversion Application

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    2010-08-19

    ...Supervision [AC-49: OTS Nos. 08156 and H4736] Madison Square Federal Savings Bank, Baltimore, MD; Approval of Conversion...Office of Thrift Supervision approved the application of Madison Square Federal Savings Bank, Baltimore, Maryland, to convert...

  9. State Steps in Under NCLB in Baltimore

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2006-01-01

    Maryland became the first state to use its authority under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to seize control of failing schools, as the state board of education this week ordered new management at 11 middle and high schools in Baltimore. Nancy S. Grasmick, Maryland's superintendent of schools, led the push to take over four high schools and to…

  10. University of Maryland School of Medicine For all inquiries, please contact us at admissions@som.umaryland.edu

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    Weber, David J.

    University of Maryland School of Medicine For all inquiries, please contact us at admissions, Maryland 21201 · 410.706.7478 · medschool.umaryland.edu/admissions The University of Maryland, Baltimore Association, accredits the School of Medicine. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is actively committed

  11. Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, pages 302306, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 2627, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, pages 302­306, Baltimore Learning over Human-mediated Translation Edit Rate Eleftherios Avramidis German Research Center in the Shared Task on Quality Esti- mation, in the frame of the 9th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation

  12. CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL and ESTUARINE STUDIES UNIVERSITY of MARYLAND

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    CEES CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL and ESTUARINE STUDIES UNIVERSITY of MARYLAND USA Chesapeake Bay A Program Supported by the Maryland Department of Environment' State of Maryland I ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES: Maryland Department of the Ehvironment 201 W. Preston Street Baltimore, MD June, 1988 PREPARED BY: W.R. 130

  13. My place, your place, and no place: Behavior settings as a risk factor for HIV-related injection practices of drug users in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Carl Latkin; Wallace Mandell; David Vlahov; Maria Oziemkowska; Amy Knowlton; David Celentano

    1994-01-01

    Information is sparse on the social context of illicit drug injection behaviors and their relationship to HIV infection. This\\u000a study examined relationships between injection settings, injecting with others, and HIV risk behaviors of sharing needles\\u000a and not cleaning contaminated needles in a sample of 630 inner-city injecting drug users in Baltimore, MD. Through open-ended\\u000a interviews, five primary settings of injection

  14. Organochlorine Contaminant Exposure and Reproductive Success of Black-Crowned Night-Herons ( Nycticorax nycticorax ) Nesting inBaltimore Harbor, Maryland

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    B. A. Rattner; P. C. McGowan; J. S. Hatfield; C.-S. Hong; S. G. Chu

    2001-01-01

    The declining size of the Baltimore Harbor black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) colony has been hypothesized to be linked to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure. In 1998, a “sample egg” was collected\\u000a from 65 black-crowned night-heron nests (each containing ? three eggs) for contaminant analysis, and the remaining eggs in\\u000a these 65 nests, plus four two-egg nests, were monitored for hatching and

  15. Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications , pages 2833, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    ´e III, 2 Lise Getoor 1 University of Maryland, College Park 2 University of California, Santa Cruz, course administration and logistics questions, reporting errors in lectures, and discussion about course (COURSE), b) meta-level discussions about the course, including feedback and course logistics (LOGISTICS

  16. Maryland Geological Survey

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    The Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) provides excellent information about the geology of the Old Line State, along with public reports and updates on various ongoing projects. The homepage features live earthquake data and maps that deal with oyster habitat restoration projects, fact sheets, and new reports on lead concentrations in well water across the state. The Publications area contains dozens of maps (such as that of the "Maryland Gold District") and links to Popular Publications such as "Caves of Maryland" and "Baltimore Building Stones Tour." The Data section is also quite useful, offering a number of informative data sets on sediment distribution in the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore Harbor. Finally, the Education area contains an "Ask a Geologist" link that's quite useful for getting answers to Earth-based queries.

  17. BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON SPATIAL DYNAMICS AND HUMAN IMPACTS DATABASE

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    The Baltimore-Washington Spatial Dynamics and Human Impacts data set is an integrated and flexible temporal urban land characteristics database for the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. The compilation of this data is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Surv...

  18. Maryland Map Collection

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    2012-09-07

    It's not hard to find great maps of the Old Line State, especially if you take advantage of the offerings on this wonderful site. Created by the University of Maryland University Libraries, this collection brings together a selection of the Libraries' 2,500 maps that depict Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay, and the surrounding region from 1590 to the present day. The site features a number of great finds, including a 1920 "Automobile Touring Map of Maryland, with Inset of Baltimore City" (which notes "good roads" as well as "secondary roads") and the 1676 south-up map titled "A Map of Virginia and Maryland." Those with interest in conducting further research may find the Guide to Maryland Maps link useful, as it provides an overview of the non-digitized portion of the collection.

  19. Maryland's Yankee Friend--George Peabody, Esq.

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    Parker, Franklin

    1994-01-01

    One of several articles on George Peabody examines his history as a self-made millionaire, focusing on his years working in Maryland and the cultural legacy that he left the state (including the Peabody Institute of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Peabody Library of Baltimore). (SM)

  20. Online ESOL Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Maryland Educators

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    Online ESOL Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Maryland Educators The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) offers a twelve-credit post baccalaureate certificate in ESOL designed is not English. Maryland public school teachers and paraeducators are eligible to apply for our Online ESOL PBC

  1. A comparison of three empirically based, spatially explicit predictive models of residential soil Pb concentrations in Baltimore, Maryland, USA: understanding the variability within cities.

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    Schwarz, Kirsten; Weathers, Kathleen C; Pickett, Steward T A; Lathrop, Richard G; Pouyat, Richard V; Cadenasso, Mary L

    2013-08-01

    In many older US cities, lead (Pb) contamination of residential soil is widespread; however, contamination is not uniform. Empirically based, spatially explicit models can assist city agencies in addressing this important public health concern by identifying areas predicted to exceed public health targets for soil Pb contamination. Sampling of 61 residential properties in Baltimore City using field portable X-ray fluorescence revealed that 53 % had soil Pb that exceeded the USEPA reportable limit of 400 ppm. These data were used as the input to three different spatially explicit models: a traditional general linear model (GLM), and two machine learning techniques: classification and regression trees (CART) and Random Forests (RF). The GLM revealed that housing age, distance to road, distance to building, and the interactions between variables explained 38 % of the variation in the data. The CART model confirmed the importance of these variables, with housing age, distance to building, and distance to major road networks determining the terminal nodes of the CART model. Using the same three predictor variables, the RF model explained 42 % of the variation in the data. The overall accuracy, which is a measure of agreement between the model and an independent dataset, was 90 % for the GLM, 83 % for the CART model, and 72 % for the RF model. A range of spatially explicit models that can be adapted to changing soil Pb guidelines allows managers to select the most appropriate model based on public health targets. PMID:23775390

  2. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION SCIENCE

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    Weber, David J.

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION are investing in the Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science at the University of Maryland the University of Maryland School of Medicine are administered by the University of Maryland Baltimore

  3. Relation between the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program cycle and dietary quality in low-income African Americans in Baltimore, Maryland123

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    Kharmats, Anna Y; Jones-Smith, Jessica C; Cheah, Yun Sang; Budd, Nadine; Flamm, Laura; Cuccia, Alison; Mui, Yeeli; Trude, Angela; Gittelsohn, Joel

    2014-01-01

    Background: There has been limited research regarding the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and recipients’ dietary quality during the days and weeks after benefit disbursement. Objective: We examined the relation between participants’ stages in the SNAP cycle and their macronutrient consumption, Healthy Eating Index (HEI) scores, and fruit and vegetable intake. Design: In this cross-sectional study, we analyzed single 24-h dietary recalls collected from 244 African American SNAP participants recruited near 24 corner stores in Baltimore City. A multiple linear regression analysis and bootstrapping were used. Results: Among participants who received a SNAP benefit ?15 d before being surveyed, energy intake adjusted for minimum energy requirements (?4.49%; 95% CI: ?8.77%, ?0.15%) and HEI dairy scores (?0.12; 95% CI: ?0.22, ?0.01) were lower for each 1-d increase in the time since SNAP distribution (TSSD). Among participants who received SNAP benefits >15 d before being surveyed, energy intake (1.35%; 95% CI: 0.01%, 2.73%), energy intake adjusted for minimum energy requirements (3.86%; 95% CI: 0.06%, 7.96%), total fat intake (1.96%; 95% CI: 0.29%, 3.8%), saturated fat intake (2.02%; 95% CI: 0.23%, 4.01%), and protein intake (2.09%; 95% CI: 0.70%, 3.62%) were higher per each 1-d increase in the TSSD. Conclusions: These findings suggest that the relation between the TSSD and macronutrient intake might be U-shaped, with higher intake of calories, fat, and protein in individuals in the very early and late stages of their SNAP cycles. Foods high in these nutrients might be cheaper, more accessible, and have a longer shelf-life than healthier options, such as fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, for SNAP participants when their benefits run out. Additional efforts are needed to investigate the effect of the TSSD on dietary intake by using a longitudinal design and to improve the quality of dietary intake in African American SNAP participants. PMID:24622807

  4. The Effect of Neighborhood Deprivation and Residential Relocation on Long-term Injection Cessation among Injection Drug Users (IDUs) in Baltimore, Maryland

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    Genberg, Becky L.; Gange, Stephen J.; Go, Vivian F.; Celentano, David D.; Kirk, Gregory D.; Latkin, Carl A.; Mehta, Shruti H.

    2011-01-01

    Aims To determine the incidence of long-term injection cessation and its association with residential relocation and neighborhood deprivation. Design ALIVE (AIDS Linked to the Intravenous Experience) is a prospective cohort with semi-annual follow-up since 1988. Multi-level discrete time-to-event models were constructed to investigate individual and neighborhood-level predictors of long-term injection cessation. Setting Baltimore, USA Participants 1,697 active injectors from ALIVE with at least 8 semi-annual study visits. Measurements Long-term injection cessation was defined as three consecutive years without self-reported injection drug use. Findings 706 (42%) injectors achieved long-term cessation (incidence = 7.6 per 100 person-years). After adjusting for individual-level factors, long-term injection cessation was 29% less likely in neighborhoods in the third quartile of deprivation (Hazard Ratio [HR] =0.71, 95% CI:0.53–0.95) and 43% less likely in the highest quartile of deprivation (HR=0.57, 95% CI:0.43, 0.76) as compared to the first quartile. Residential relocation was associated with increased likelihood of long-term injection cessation (HR=1.55, 95% CI:1.31, 1.82); however the impact of relocation varied depending on the deprivation in the destination neighborhood. Compared to those who stayed in less deprived neighborhoods, relocation from highly deprived to less deprived neighborhoods had the strongest positive impact on long-term injection cessation (HR=1.96, 95% CI:1.50, 2.57), while staying in the most deprived neighborhoods was detrimental (HR=0.76, 95% CI:0.63, 0.93). Conclusions Long-term cessation of injection of opiates and cocaine occurred frequently following a median of 9 years of injection and contextual factors appear to be important. Our findings suggest that improvements in the socio-economic environment may improve the effectiveness of cessation programs. PMID:21592251

  5. Maryland Department of Planning

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A state planning website might not sound like the most fascinating site out there, but the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) proves all doubters wrong. The site is replete with interesting planning documents, information on sustainable communities in the Old Line State, and general information for other planners across the United States. On their homepage, visitors can learn about their work in the area of "smart growth", which includes providing publications and fact sheets on the costs of sprawl, public school construction, and transportation planning. Also on the homepage is the "Planning Issues in the News" section, which contains press releases on Maryland's demographics, urban planning, along with international and local planning news from the Baltimore Sun and Planetizen. Finally the site also includes a link to the "PlanMaryland" site and the data center which will be of particular interest to planning professionals and policy folks.

  6. PARTICULATE MATTER AND HEART RATE VARIABILITY AMONG ELDERLY RETIREES: THE BALTIMORE 1998 PM STUDY

    EPA Science Inventory

    This study investigates the reported relationship between ambient fine particle pollution and impaired cardiac autonomic control in the elderly. Heart rate variability (HRV) among 56 elderly (mean age 82) nonsmoking residents of a retirement center in Baltimore County, Maryland,...

  7. Using Baltimore HIV behavioral surveillance data for local HIV prevention planning.

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    German, Danielle; Linton, Sabriya; Cassidy-Stewart, Hope; Flynn, Colin

    2014-04-01

    In response to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and as part of CDC's Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plan (ECHPP) project, Maryland developed a comprehensive local HIV prevention plan for the Baltimore-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area and identified a series of priority HIV prevention and service goals. The current project sought to: (1) determine how well National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) indicators were aligned with NHAS/ECHPP-informed local HIV prevention goals (2) facilitate on-going NHBS data utilization to inform on-going local HIV prevention and service planning, and (3) build a foundation for future NHBS data utilization in local HIV decision-making. Project activities identified key HIV-related indicators in NHBS that are directly or indirectly related to local HIV priorities as informed by NHAS/ECHPP, which can be used for HIV prevention planning in the Baltimore area. Areas for enhancing NHBS and local data collection to further inform HIV prevention priorities are highlighted. PMID:23681696

  8. Western Maryland (WM) crossing the Potomac River where it connected ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Western Maryland (WM) crossing the Potomac River where it connected with the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad at Cherry Run, West Virginia, looking west. - Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

  9. Annual and seasonal trends in mercury deposition in Maryland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. P Mason; N. M Lawson; G. R Sheu

    2000-01-01

    Wet deposition collections for total mercury (Hg) and methylmercury (MMHg) have been made at four sites in Maryland. The Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) site has been in operation since May 1995; the other sites (the Science Center (SC) in urban Baltimore; Stillpond (STP) on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay; and Frostburg (FRB) in western Maryland) have been operation

  10. University of Maryland Baltimore Facilities Performance Indicators

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    Weber, David J.

    service ratings Employee satisfaction ratings #12;Are operating funds being used in a way that supports Overall Customer Satisfaction Level 6,680,602 (6,585,151) 52 (51) 56 (56) 3,639,060 (3,587,776) 44 Custodial cost per GSF GSF per custodian Maintenance cost per GSF GSF per maintenance employee Customer

  11. Rockefeller braces for Baltimore.

    PubMed

    Culliton, B J

    1990-01-26

    In the article "Rockefeller braces for Baltimore" by Barbara J. Culliton (News & Comment, 12 Jan., p. 148), the pictures of David Baltimore and Joshua Lederberg were incorrectly credited. The credit for the Baltimore picture should have read, "M. Lampert, Boton." The credit for the Lederberg picture should have read, "Rockefeller University." PMID:17788589

  12. Building Teacher Quality in Baltimore City Public Schools

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2010

    2010-01-01

    At the request of the Education Reform Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, the National Council on Teacher Quality undertook an analysis of the teacher policies in the Baltimore City Public Schools. Its analysis looks at the teachers' contract, school board rules and state laws. It also collected personnel data from the…

  13. SOURCE EMISSION TESTS AT THE BALTIMORE DEMONSTRATION PYROLYSIS FACILITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    TRW was retained by EPA/IERL Cincinnati in May of 1976 to conduct source emission tests at a solid waste treatment plant in Baltimore, Maryland. The plant is designed to recover low-grade fossil fuel from non-toxic solid waste by the use of a process known as pyrolysis. When plan...

  14. KIPP and Teachers' Union Go Toe to Toe in Baltimore

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2011-01-01

    Leaders of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) charter schools are optimistic that they can reach a long-term agreement with the Baltimore (Maryland) Teachers Union in a nationally watched dispute over teacher pay for an extended school day, reducing the likelihood that the charter network will carry out its threat to close its two schools in…

  15. Gambling on a Settlement: The Baltimore City Schools Adequacy Litigations.

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    Cipollone, Diane W.

    1998-01-01

    In 1983, Maryland's highest court rejected a constitutional challenge to the state's education finance system. In 1994, the American Civil Liberties Union and Baltimore City instituted new adequacy suits against the state. An eve-of-trial settlement provided a moderate school funding increase in return for changes in school governance structure.…

  16. Educator's Guide to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

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    Chase, Valerie; And Others

    This guide is designed for educators planning trips to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The first part provides tips on organizing a school visit and information on the aquarium lobby and exhibits. These exhibits are: (1) Maryland: Mountains to the Sea; (2) Surviving through Adaptation; (3) North Atlantic to the Pacific; (4) South American Rain…

  17. 77 FR 63290 - Foreign-Trade Zone 74-Baltimore, MD, Authorization of Production Activity, J.D. Neuhaus LP...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-16

    ...D. Neuhaus LP, (Overhead Lifting Equipment Production), Sparks, MD On June 13, 2012, the Baltimore Development Corporation...production activity on behalf of J.D. Neuhaus LP, located in Sparks, Maryland. The notification was processed in accordance...

  18. Introduction: The Evaluation of Baltimore's City-State Partnership To Reform BCPSS: Framing the Context, National Trends, and Key Findings.

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    Cibulka, James G.

    2003-01-01

    Introduces a theme issue that examines Baltimore's educational reform efforts, placing Baltimore's city-state partnership (resulting from Maryland State Senate Bill 795) in a historical and political context, relating it to national developments, and presenting major findings concerning successes and problems attending the partnership after 5…

  19. Statistical classification of hydrogeologic regions in the fractured rock area of Maryland and parts of the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware

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    Fleming, Brandon J.; LaMotte, Andrew E.; Sekellick, Andrew J.

    2013-01-01

    Hydrogeologic regions in the fractured rock area of Maryland were classified using geographic information system tools with principal components and cluster analyses. A study area consisting of the 8-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) watersheds with rivers that flow through the fractured rock area of Maryland and bounded by the Fall Line was further subdivided into 21,431 catchments from the National Hydrography Dataset Plus. The catchments were then used as a common hydrologic unit to compile relevant climatic, topographic, and geologic variables. A principal components analysis was performed on 10 input variables, and 4 principal components that accounted for 83 percent of the variability in the original data were identified. A subsequent cluster analysis grouped the catchments based on four principal component scores into six hydrogeologic regions. Two crystalline rock hydrogeologic regions, including large parts of the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan regions that represent over 50 percent of the fractured rock area of Maryland, are distinguished by differences in recharge, Precipitation minus Potential Evapotranspiration, sand content in soils, and groundwater contributions to streams. This classification system will provide a georeferenced digital hydrogeologic framework for future investigations of groundwater availability in the fractured rock area of Maryland.

  20. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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    Weber, David J.

    The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women directly to the Dean of the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy and will be a member of the School buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor. The University remains Maryland's only public academic

  1. Maryland: Mountains to the Sea. A Gallery Class, Grades 4-6.

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    National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Dept. of Education.

    The "Maryland: Mountains to the Sea" exhibit (National Aquarium in Baltimore) consists of four exhibits and eight graphics panels. The exhibits are an Allegheny pond and a salt marsh which are both partially open, Assateague beach which includes birds, and the continental shelf. A variety of Maryland pond and ocean fish, crabs, and water birds are…

  2. Overview of the 2007 Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities: "Metropolitan Universities and Community Engagement"

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    Caret, Robert L.

    2008-01-01

    Towson University was honored to host the 13th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in Baltimore's Inner Harbor in October 2007. More than three hundred faculty, staff, and senior level administrators representing approximately eighty institutions, national and international, came together for three days to…

  3. Reactive Sequences in the Evolution of Maryland's Consequential Accountability Regime

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    Mawhinney, Hanne B.

    2013-01-01

    An institutional analysis is presented of the policy, political, and legislative events associated with the failure of an attempt in 2006 by the state of Maryland to take control of 11 schools in Baltimore City and turn them over to independent managers or into charter schools under No Child Left Behind. The place of the failed…

  4. School-Family-Community Partnerships Focused on School Safety: The Baltimore Example.

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    Sanders, Mavis G.

    1996-01-01

    Describes the Baltimore (Maryland) School-Family-Community Partnership Program and the ways in which it provides urban school youth with greater support for avoiding maladaptive behaviors, supplies them with safe havens after school, and ensures that they travel to and from school without harm. Three schools that have successfully implemented this…

  5. California Dreams in Southeast Baltimore: Using Technology in a Challenging School Setting.

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    Slekar, Timothy D.

    2000-01-01

    Provides an example of how two teachers in the Baltimore (Maryland) City Schools utilized the Internet to help students make a connection with their community. Describes a unit that focuses on the use of Tupac Shakur's rap "California Dream" in order to motivate the students to take pride in their community. (CMK)

  6. Marylanders defeat Philadelphia: yellow fever updated.

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    Woodward, T. E.; Beisel, W. R.; Faulkner, R. D.

    1976-01-01

    Those strategic points which influence this amateur historian to declare a victory for Baltimore and Maryland over Philadelphia are: I. Based upon clinical and epidemiological data, two Marylanders, Potter and Davidge, were among the first to contest Rush and his contagion theory; they told him so and published their views. To prove this point, Potter went to the extreme of inoculating himself with presumedly infected material. Stubbins Ffirth, a young University of Pennsylvania medical student, did the same four years later. To Rush's credit was ultimate abandonment of his originally held views. II. John Crawford, of Baltimore, although not the originator of the insect concept of transmission of infectious agents, published his concepts in 1811. III. Henry Rose Carter, a Maryland graduate, clearly delineated, in 1898, that after identification of an index case of yellow fever an extrinsic incubation period was necessary before the evolution of secondary cases. IV. James Carroll, another University of Maryland graduate, who worked as Deputy under Walter Reed with Lazear and Agramonte, helped prove Finlay's original concept that the Aedes aegypti mosquito was the natural vector of yellow fever. Carroll himself was the first experimentally induced case. V. Studies in primates provide new approaches for management of yellow fever. Nutritional support and treatment with specific anti-viral agents may be useful for therapy of human yellow fever. Maryland members of the Climatological are mindful of Philadelphia's rich medical heritage and of the many battles won in the City of Brotherly Love. Physicians in colonial and early America experienced The best and worst of times, theirs was an age of foolishness and belief, of incredulity and light, of darkness, despair and hope. This tale of two cities ends in peace. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8 Fig. 10 Fig. 11 PMID:822563

  7. Crop Conditions April 2, 1997

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Silver Spring, Maryland, 2004, a cluster of thunderstorms moved through the Baltimore metropolitan area producing wind gusts

  8. HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Hepatitis Prevention Needs of Native Americans Living in Baltimore: In Their Own Words

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    Johnson, Jeannette L.; Gryczynski, Jan; Wiechelt, Shelly A.

    2007-01-01

    A needs assessment funded by the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention was conducted in 2005-2006 to determine the HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and hepatitis prevention needs of Native Americans living in Baltimore, Maryland. We used a community-based participatory approach to gain an in-depth understanding of local Native American health service…

  9. Effects of Maryland's law banning Saturday night special handguns on crime guns

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jon S Vernick; Daniel W Webster; Lisa M Hepburn

    1999-01-01

    Objectives—To determine the effects of a 1988 Maryland law that banned “Saturday night special” handguns on the types of guns used in crime. To determine if controls on the lawful market for handguns affect the illegal market as well.Setting—Baltimore, Maryland, and 15 other US cities participating in a crime gun tracing project.Methods—Cross sectional comparison of the proportion of crime guns

  10. Achieving a Healthy Zoning Policy in Baltimore: Results of a Health Impact Assessment of the TransForm Baltimore Zoning Code Rewrite

    PubMed Central

    Greiner, Amelia; Fichtenberg, Caroline M.; Feingold, Beth J.; Ellen, Jonathan M.; Jennings, Jacky M.

    2013-01-01

    Objectives The social determinants of health (SDH) include factors apart from genes and biology that affect population health. Zoning is an urban planning tool that influences neighborhood built environments. We describe the methods and results of a health impact assessment (HIA) of a rezoning effort in Baltimore, Maryland, called TransForm Baltimore. We highlight findings specific to physical activity, violent crime, and obesity. Methods We conducted a multistage HIA of TransForm Baltimore using HIA practice guidelines. Key informant interviews identified focus areas for the quantitative assessment. A literature review and a zoning code analysis evaluated potential impacts on neighborhood factors including physical activity, violent crime, and obesity. We estimated potential impacts in high- and low-poverty neighborhoods. The findings resulted in recommendations to improve the health-promoting potential of TransForm Baltimore. Results Mixed-use and transit-oriented development were key goals of TransForm Baltimore. Health impacts identified by stakeholders included walkability and healthy communities. For Baltimore residents, we estimated that (1) the percentage of people living in districts allowing mixed-use and off-premise alcohol outlets would nearly triple, (2) 18% would live in transit-oriented development zones, and (3) all residents would live in districts with new lighting and landscaping guidelines. Limiting the concentration of off-premise alcohol outlets represented an opportunity to address health promotion. Conclusions Changes to Baltimore's zoning code could improve population health including decreasing violent crime. HIAs are an important platform for applying SDH to public health practice. This HIA specifically linked municipal zoning policy with promoting healthier neighborhoods. PMID:24179284

  11. Better trauma care. How Maryland does it.

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    Wish, John R; Long, William B; Edlich, Richard F

    2005-01-01

    In March, 1970, the Maryland State Police, in cooperation with the University of Maryland, started the first statewide airborne transportation system. It was modeled after the army's success in Korea and Vietnam, where battlefield injuries were flown to front-line MASH units. The world's premier statewide medical aviation division was made possible through a cooperative effort between the Maryland State Police Aviation Division and Dr. R Adams Cowley at the University of Maryland Hospital as a public service to the citizens of the state. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) has five components: (1) aircraft, (2) state troopers, (3) system communications (SYSCOM) center, (4) ambulance and fire emergency rescue, and (5) Level I adult and pediatric trauma centers and a regional burn center. The Maryland State Police Aviation Division now has 12 Aerospace Dauphin AS365N helicopters that operate out of eight fixed points throughout the state. Each helicopter has a two-person crew that consists of a pilot and a paramedic. Since 1993, the overall coordination of emergency medical services (EMS) has been under the purview of MIEMSS, an independent executive-level state agency that is governed by an appointed board and advisory council. To ensure stable funding for Maryland's world renowned emergency medical services (EMS) system, including med-evac helicopters, ambulances, fire equipment, rescue squads, and trauma units, a "surcharge" of $13.50 per year is collected with the automobile registration fee where applicable. The SYSCOM center in Baltimore coordinates the helicopter transport to the scene of the accident as well as referral to the specialty care facility: Adult Level I Trauma Center, Pediatric Level I Trauma Center, and Regional Burn Center. An on-the-scene evaluation of this exemplary emergency medical system in Maryland provides further convincing evidence of the performance of the Maryland State Police Aviation Division as they transported an injured child to the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Level I Trauma Center. It is our belief that the model emergency medical system in Maryland, if replicated throughout our nation, would save the lives of the critically injured. PMID:15715519

  12. Stroke in children and sickle-cell disease Baltimore-Washington Cooperative Young Stroke Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. J. Earley; S. J. Kittner; B. R. Feeser; J. Gardner; A. Epstein; M. A. Wozniak; R. Wityk; B. J. Stern; T. R. Price; R. F. Macko; C. Johnson; M. A. Sloan; D. Buchholz

    Article abstract-BackgroundlPurpose: The Baltimore-Washington Cooperative Young Stroke Study is the largest biracial urban-suburban population-based study to examine the etiology of strokes in children. Methods: We identified all children aged 1 to 14 years discharged from all 46 hospitals in central Maryland and Washington, DC with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage in the years 1988 and 1991. Each

  13. Trends in Degrees and Certificates, by Program. Maryland Higher Education Institutions.

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    Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

    This report presents trend data for degrees and certificates, by program, for the years 1983-1996 for Maryland higher education institutions. Data tables are included for: (1) the following community colleges: Allegany; Anne Arundel; Baltimore City; Carroll; Catonsville; Cecil; Charles County; Chesapeake; Dundalk; Essex; Frederick; Garrett;…

  14. Nitrogen Uptake and Denitrification in Restored and Unrestored Streams in Urban Maryland, USA

    EPA Science Inventory

    There is growing interest in rates of nitrate uptake and denitrification in restored streams to better understand the effects of restoration on nitrogen processing. This study quantified nitrate uptake in 2 restored and 2 unrestored streams in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. using n...

  15. STUDENT DISCOUNT DENTAL PLAN UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE

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    Weber, David J.

    . (d) Periodontal Procedures: (1) Scaling (2) Full mouth debridement LEVEL III: PERIODONTICS, ORAL SURGERY 50 % DISCOUNT ­ PLAN MEMBER PAYS 50% OF THE AEGD FEE SCHEDULE (a) Oral surgery (b) Periodontic

  16. RETENTION/ARCHIVAL POLICY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE

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    Weber, David J.

    is committed to effective record retention to preserve its history, meet legal standards, optimize the use repository would be created to house archived data for all enterprise systems. Programs would be written for enterprise systems while improving the performance of the systems for end users. As CITS considers

  17. University of Maryland, Baltimore -Office of Research & Development REGISTRATION

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    Weber, David J.

    _____Session 10 Closeout and record retention Credit Payments to: PCBU 00135 - Project ID 00391100 - Dept/Div ___________________________ Institute/Center/Program_____________________________ Schedule and Policies: http://www.ord.umaryland.edu/training and Policies: http://www.ord.umaryland.edu/training/session.html $350.00 for one individual who registers

  18. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE THE 2009 ANNUAL CLERY CAMPUS

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    Weber, David J.

    (CLERY REPORT). The report contains crime statistics about certain specified crimes/incidents that have SECURITY and FIRE REPORT #12;3 Table of Contents 1.00 INTRODUCTION 2.00 CRIME STATISTICS (Collection of crime statistics for the annual report) 2.01 Reporting Locations 2.02 Crime Statistics, UMB Campus

  19. Forum on Geologic mapping applications in the Washington-Baltimore urban area; proceedings; Reston, Virginia, April 23, 1997

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    Horton, J. Wright, Jr.; Cleaves, Emery T.

    1997-01-01

    The Forum on Geologic mapping applications in the Washington-Baltimore urban area was convened on April 23, 1997, at Reston, Virginia. The forum was cosponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Maryland Geological Survey, with assistance from the Virginia Division of Mineral Resources. Spatial earth science information in the Washington-Baltimore area provides a scientific framework for environmental assessment, urban planning, and future resource and hazard investigations in this area of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which has sustained three centuries of urban growth.

  20. THE 1998 BALTIMORE PARTICULATE MATTER EPIDEMIOLOGY-EXPOSURE STUDY: PART 1 - COMPARISON OF AMBIENT, RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR, INDOOR AND APARTMENT PARTICULATE MATTER MONITORING

    EPA Science Inventory

    A combined epidemiological-exposure panel study was conducted during the summer of 1998 in Baltimore, Maryland. The objectives of the exposure analysis component of the 28-day study were to investigate the statistical relationships between particulate matter (PM) and related co...

  1. Fate and Distribution of the Octyl- and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates and Some Carboxylated Transformation Products in the Back River, Maryland

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Back River is a sub-estuary of the Chesapeake Bay that receives effluent from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and urban runoff from the metropolitan area of Baltimore, MD. In order to study the fate of the alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) and their transformation products, including those th...

  2. PROCESSING University of Maryland Libraries

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    PROCESSING MANUAL University of Maryland Libraries College Park, Maryland January 2009 Last Revised: 09/2011 for archival and manuscript of the Special Collections Cataloging Team of the University of Maryland Libraries

  3. Nitrogen uptake and denitrification in restored and unrestored streams in urban Maryland, USA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carolyn A. Klocker; Sujay S. Kaushal; Peter M. Groffman; Paul M. Mayer; Raymond P. Morgan

    2009-01-01

    There is growing interest in rates of nitrate uptake and denitrification in restored streams to better understand the effects\\u000a of restoration on nitrogen processing. This study quantified nitrate uptake in two restored and two unrestored streams in\\u000a Baltimore, Maryland, USA using nitrate additions, denitrification enzyme assays, and a 15N isotope tracer addition in one of the urban restored streams, Minebank

  4. Baltimore School District on Upward Swing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2009-01-01

    Two years ago, only 150 students attended Holabird Elementary, then a K-5 school in the southeastern corner of this city. Competition from charters and from regular public schools in nearby Baltimore County had drained families from Holabird, a chronic underperformer. So when Andres A. Alonso, the chief executive officer of the Baltimore city…

  5. Gold in Maryland

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This site, part a series of on-line pamphlets prepared by the Maryland Geological Survey, reviews the history of gold prospecting and gold mining in Maryland. Accompanying maps show old gold mines, placers and reported gold occurrences in Montgomery County and along the banks of the Potomac.

  6. Functional Reading for Maryland.

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    Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.

    This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves all students, kindergarten through grade twelve, in Maryland's public schools. The prime objective of the program is to ensure that all Maryland students can meet society's reading demands. The following three major considerations determine the goals: the reader as a person, the…

  7. Databook: Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

    Designed to provide information about the current status and future direction of Maryland's community college system, this report offers a summary and overview of all aspects of community college functioning in the state. Section I provides an organizational chart of higher education in Maryland; and data on undergraduate credit enrollments, and…

  8. Maryland: La Plata

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2014-05-15

    article title:  Tornado Cuts Through La Plata, Maryland     View Larger Image A category F4 tornado tore through La Plata, Maryland on April 28, 2002, killing 5 and ... illustrates the strip of flattened vegetation left by the tornado. The lower image was acquired by MISR's nadir (vertical-viewing) ...

  9. MARYLAND AIR QUALITY MONITORING

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has many programs in place which monitor, forecast, and effectively reduce ground-level ozone in Maryland. Air quality is monitored by the MDE through a series of monitors placed throughout the state. These monitors sample the air...

  10. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to Lead Directory Engineer

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    Weber, David J.

    , veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Lead Directory Engineer The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is currently recruiting for the position of Lead Directory Engineer in the Center of identity management, data integration, and directory service processes across the University. The Lead

  11. Metropolitan problems in Texas

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    Pearson, William Morris

    1965-01-01

    Problems in Texas 76 The Reorganization of County Government as One Approach to Metropolitan Problems in Texas VI. Proposed Governmental Reorganization in El Paso, Delta, Harris, and Bexar Counties, Texas 130 VII. Conclusions and Recommendations... of Government in Texas Metropolitan Areas 4. Units of Local Government in Bexar County 21 5. Pzecinct and County Officials Elected in Bexar County ~ 22 6. Governmental Units in East Baton Rouge Parish before Reorganization in 1949 7. Municipalities...

  12. Ground-water use in the coastal plain of Maryland, 1900-1980

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Wheeler, J.C.; Wilde, F.D.

    1989-01-01

    This report presents groundwater withdrawal data from 1900 through 1980 for Maryland counties lying with the Coastal Plain physiographic province, as well as a summary section for the total Maryland Coastal Plain. The types of water use included are domestic, military, water supplier, industrial/commercial, and irrigation. The data were obtained from state and county reports, biannual pumpage reports submitted to the Maryland Water Resources Administration, communication with individual owners, and estimates based on existing published data. The amount of groundwater withdrawn from aquifers in the Maryland Coastal Plain in 1900 was approximately 26 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) compared to nearly 134 Mgal/d in 1980. Jurisdictions withdrawing more than 10 Mgal/d for most of the 80-year period were Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties and Baltimore City. The greatest withdrawals for most of the early part of the period were for domestic and industrial/commercial uses; however, water-supplier use dominated after 1965. Groundwater use for irrigation became important in the Coastal Plain around 1960 and increased steadily from approximately 2 Mgal/d in 1960 to nearly 12 Mgal/d in 1980. (USGS)

  13. Maryland State Archives

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "The Maryland State Archives, through a grant from the Information Technology Fund of the state of Maryland, is working to provide on-line access to over one million historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, and administrative basis of Maryland government." Included here are documents from the following sources: legislative records, state council, judicial records, executive records, council of safety, land records, laws, codes, compilations, military records, constitutional conventions, public officials, and early state records. Recent editions to the electronic archive include the Proceedings and Acts of the 1796 General Assembly and Proceedings and Debates of the 1850, 1864, and 1967 State Constitutional Conventions. The archives are searchable as a whole or by selected section with a number of different parameter options available. Scholars doing research into the state of Maryland or the history of the early American Republic's governance will want to avail themselves of this site.

  14. Maryland State Data Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In 1978, the US Census established a cooperative program with the 50 states to "make census information available locally through a network of State agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments." As part of this effort, the Maryland Department of Planning, in cooperation with the State Library Resource Center (Enoch Pratt) and the University of Maryland's Computer Science Center, has produced an excellent Website posting up-to-date and archival data on the demographics of Maryland. "Sample profiles of 1990 census data, historic trends and forecasts are available here for Maryland, its six planning regions and jurisdictions" with charts highlighting key items from the profiles. Projections from this data include population, race, age, households, labor force, jobs, income, and school enrollment. Recent posts to the Website provide data on socioeconomic profiles of Maryland residents, foreign immigration to Maryland from 1992-1998, household median and mean income estimates, new school enrollment projections, and IRS-monitored state-to-state migration. Documents are posted in HTML, with some also available in .pdf format for printing.

  15. Video 25: David Baltimore, clip 2

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    2009-12-26

    Currently President of Caltech University, David Baltimore did work in virology in the late '60s that led to the discovery of reverse transcriptase, and new insight into the life cycle of retroviruses.

  16. Video 25: David Baltimore, clip 4

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    2009-12-26

    Currently President of Caltech University, David Baltimore did work in virology in the late '60s that led to the discovery of reverse transcriptase, and new insight into the life cycle of retroviruses.

  17. Video 25: David Baltimore, clip 5

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    2009-12-26

    Currently President of Caltech University, David Baltimore did work in virology in the late '60s that led to the discovery of reverse transcriptase, and new insight into the life cycle of retroviruses.

  18. Video 25: David Baltimore, clip 3

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    2009-12-26

    Currently President of Caltech University, David Baltimore did work in virology in the late '60s that led to the discovery of reverse transcriptase, and new insight into the life cycle of retroviruses.

  19. Manchester Metropolitan University Development & Equalities

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    Manchester Metropolitan University Development & Equalities Page 1 of 6 Gender Equality Scheme for greater support for trans people, regular Performance Development Reviews for academic staff and improved a more explicit approach to sexual orientation. #12;Manchester Metropolitan University Development

  20. Metropolitan Policy Program: Interactive Features

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    Brookings Institution

    The Metropolitan Policy Program offers a number of features that allow users to interactively display and map data related to the program's signature research projects on the nation's largest metropolitan areas

  1. The Baltimore Museum of Art

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is one of the major cultural institutions in the Charm City, and their collection includes African art, European prints, and a range of sculptures from all over the world. The site contains detailed information on their upcoming and past exhibits, and visitors looking for a bit of background on the BMA may wish to start with the "Interact" section. Here they can read the director's blog, download podcasts, and watch their YouTube channel, which includes even highlights and the "Walk-Around Warhol" auditions. Additionally, the BMA's site contains a "Collection" section. Users can wander through the areas here, including "Ancient Americas" and "Contemporary" to peruse a sampling of the items held by the BMA. The site is rounded out by the "eNews" area, which allows visitors to sign up to receive new information about the BMA's programs, exhibits, and special events.

  2. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Department of Physics

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    Lathrop, Daniel P.

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Department of Physics College Park, Maryland Curriculum Vitae (11/07) dragt Scientist, University of Maryland 1974-2004 Professor, University of Maryland 1968-74 Associate Professor, University of Maryland 1965-68 Assistant Professor, University of Maryland 1963-65 Member, Inst. for Advanced

  3. HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and hepatitis prevention needs of Native Americans living in Baltimore: in their own words.

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    Johnson, Jeannette L; Gryczynski, Jan; Wiechelt, Shelly A

    2007-12-01

    A needs assessment funded by the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention was conducted in 2005-2006 to determine the HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and hepatitis prevention needs of Native Americans living in Baltimore, Maryland. We used a community-based participatory approach to gain an in-depth understanding of local Native American health service needs. Community stakeholders and key informants embedded in the local Native American population were consulted at each stage of the research planning process. Two complementary methodologies (focus groups and surveys) produced a holistic assessment of the population's needs, risks, and strengths and uncovered the social and cultural contexts in which health risk behaviors unfold. The use of these methods within a participatory framework produced a more complete portrait of the service needs of the Native American population in Baltimore. Findings from this study support the necessity for future HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and hepatitis prevention programming for urban Native Americans. PMID:18190277

  4. Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore 3700 E. Northern Pkwy, 2nd Fl. Baltimore, MD 21206

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    Robinson, Douglas N.

    ! ! Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore 3700 E. Northern Pkwy, 2nd Fl. Baltimore, MD 21206 443 was granted the following year when D. was accepted as a Boys Hope scholar. He was able to move into the safe and structured environment of the Boys Hope house. No longer crippled with fear, he could now focus on academics

  5. Downtown Hancock, Maryland (L to R): National Pike, Western Maryland ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Downtown Hancock, Maryland (L to R): National Pike, Western Maryland Rail Trail (milepost 115), C&O Canal, and Potomac River, looking east. - Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

  6. MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN Financial Statements

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    for the year to 31 July 2006 records continued success both academically and financially in an increasinglyMANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY Financial Statements Year ended 31 July 2006 #12;FINANCIAL Statement 13 Statement of Consolidated Total Recognised Gains and Losses 14 Notes to the Financial

  7. Metropolitan Council Regional Development

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    Levinson, David M.

    Grant programs? Lend money to communities who want to do things (infrastructure, buildings. If it is unsuccessful, stop throwing money at it. · Resources are scarce. Money, time, energy, effort spent on losing. Examples follow: #12;Incentives: Loans not Grants ·What about a Metropolitan Investment Bank rather than

  8. Metropolitan Occupational Medicine

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    Emmons, Scott

    Metropolitan Occupational Medicine Conference October 18-19, 2014 New Brunswick, NJ Travel, lodging! The New York State Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (NYOEMA) is joining with its sister medicine. To encourage medical students and residents to explore this field more thoroughly, NYOEMA

  9. Metropolitan University Crewe Campus,

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    Manchester Metropolitan University Crewe Campus, Crewe six walksurbanTM #12;Benefits of regular as an example of good practice in walking promotion. Significant health benefits can be obtained by taking ­ Exercise greatly reduces the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Helps reduce weight ­ Physical activity

  10. Metropolitan Area Exports

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    Highlights of this report from the International Trade Administration showcase that in 1998, the export sales of 253 US Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), were down 0.9 percent, totalling $326.4 billion, from $541.0 billion in 1997.

  11. 1. Photocopied 1974 from Album of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, ...

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    1. Photocopied 1974 from Album of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Witteman Brothers, Smithsonian Institution, 1882. WOODCUT ILLUSTRATION OF TRESTLE WORK, CHEAT RIVER GORGE. - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Tray Run Viaduct, Spanning Tray Run, Rowlesburg, Preston County, WV

  12. Abilene Metropolitan Area Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2010-2035 

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    Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2010-01-12

    -5 Organization of Planning Program 1-5 Abilene MPO Transportation Policy Board Organizational Chart 1-7 Abilene MPO Transportation Policy Board Membership Roster 1-9 Abilene Urban Transportation Study Technical Committee Roster 1-11 Abilene... the Abilene Metropolitan Area. In the Abilene Metropolitan Area the MPO is operated by the City of Abilene in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation and under the direction of the Abilene MPO Transportation Policy Board. A Metropolitan...

  13. Water withdrawal and use in Maryland, 1986

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    Wheeler, J.C.

    1990-01-01

    During 1986, about 1,460 million gallons per day of freshwater was withdrawn from the surface-, and groundwater resources of Maryland. In addition, more than 6,240 million gallons per day of saline surface water was withdrawn and used primarily for cooling purposes in the generation of electricity. Most freshwater withdrawals (84%) were from surface water sources and were withdrawn and used in the Potomac drainage basin, whereas most groundwater was withdrawn and used in the Upper Chesapeake drainage basin. The Potomac Group aquifers provided the most groundwater (56 million gallons per day). Ten water use categories comprise the major demands on the surface and groundwater resources of the State: public supply, domestic, commercial, industrial, mining, thermoelectric power generation, hydroelectric power generation, agricultural (non-irrigation), irrigation, and aquaculture. Public-supply systems withdrew the most water in the State (801 million gallon/day) for use by residents, commercial establishments, and industries. Baltimore City had the largest public-supply use in 1986 (about 151 million gallons/day). (USGS)

  14. Maryland and SREB

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with Maryland and 15 other member states to improve education at every level--from pre-K to postdoctoral study--through many effective programs and initiatives. SREB's "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education, which call for the region to lead the…

  15. University of Maryland

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    Headquartered in College Park, Maryland, with campuses throughout the state, the MEES program offers master of science and doctoral degrees covering restoration ecology, aquaculture, fisheries management, oceanography, marine biotechnology, toxicology, environmental chemistry, remote sensing, and landscape ecology. Site features information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, campuses, courses, and on going research. Also includes faculty profiles and admissions information.

  16. University of Maryland College Park, Maryland September 30, 2013 Program Personnel & Accreditations

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    #12;University of Maryland College Park, Maryland September 30, 2013 Program Personnel) 405-7528 Inspector #110658 (Feb 14) Page 1 of 65 #12;University of Maryland College Park, Maryland;University of Maryland College Park, Maryland September 30, 2013 Accredited Supervisors as of 2012 Name

  17. [Activities of Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center, Maryland University

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2003-01-01

    The Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is recognized as a world leader in the application of remote sensing and modeling aimed at improving knowledge of the Earth system. The Goddard Earth Sciences Directorate plays a central role in NASA's Earth Observing System and the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology (GEST) is organized as a cooperative agreement with the GSFC to promote excellence in the Earth sciences, and is a consortium of universities and corporations (University of Maryland Baltimore County, Howard University, Hampton University, Caelum Research Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation). The aim of this new program is to attract and introduce promising students in their first or second year of graduate studies to Oceanography and Earth system science career options through hands-on instrumentation research experiences on coastal processes at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

  18. Trailblazing Teacher Contract Agreement Adopted in Baltimore

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    Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The Baltimore City Public Schools made national headlines late last year when the district adopted a new contract designed to take student learning and teacher professionalism to the next level. The three-year deal replaced conventional approaches to compensation--regular pay increases based on years in the system--with a new approach that gives…

  19. Baltimore District Tackles High Suspension Rates

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2007-01-01

    This article reports on how the Baltimore District tackles its high suspension rates. Driven by an increasing belief that zero-tolerance disciplinary policies are ineffective, more educators are embracing strategies that do not exclude misbehaving students from school for offenses such as insubordination, disrespect, cutting class, tardiness, and…

  20. A School Voucher Program for Baltimore City

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    Lips, Dan

    2005-01-01

    Baltimore City's public school system is in crisis. Academically, the school system fails on any number of measures. The city's graduation rate is barely above 50 percent and students continually lag well behind state averages on standardized tests. Adding to these problems is the school system's current fiscal crisis, created by years of fiscal…

  1. University of Maryland Nyumburu Cultural Center

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    2011-2012 University of Maryland Nyumburu Cultural Center Building #232, Suite 1120 College Park, Maryland 20742-4517 THE NYUMBURU ANNUAL REPORT "Forty-one Years of Cultural and Academic ...................................................................22 The Maryland Gospel Choir ......................................................................22

  2. 40 CFR 81.321 - Maryland.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Maryland. 81.321 Section 81.321 Protection of Environment...107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.321 Maryland. Maryland—TSP Designated area Does not meet primary...

  3. 40 CFR 81.321 - Maryland.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Maryland. 81.321 Section 81.321 Protection of Environment...107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.321 Maryland. Maryland—TSP Designated area Does not meet primary...

  4. School Improvement in Maryland

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    2012-01-01

    The School Improvement in Maryland website includes resources for successful curriculum implementation and assessment. The website is divided into four sections: Assessments (providing examples and information about all state based assessments), Data Analysis (providing results of testing and demographic information collected by the state), Instruction (including the Common Core Curriculum Frameworks, state curriculum, and teacher toolkit), and School Improvement (including professional development tools for the improvement of instruction). The website may also be searched by audience (students, parents, teachers, administrators, and board members).

  5. Maryland Marine Notes

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This online newsletter archive provides back issues, April 1990 to December 2001, of Marine Notes in downloadable PDF format. Articles cover news of research, education and outreach services of Maryland Sea Grant. Topics include: fisheries management, issues and advances; biology of keystone species like blue crabs, oysters, seagrasses, striped bass; coastal zone management; Chesapeake Bay habitats and restoration; seafood; aquaculture; impacts of exotic species; coastal history; and more.

  6. Maryland Marine Notes Archive

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This online newsletter archive provides back issues, April 1990 to December 2001, of Marine Notes in downloadable PDF format. Articles cover news of research, education and outreach services of Maryland Sea Grant. Topics include: fisheries management, issues and advances; biology of keystone species like blue crabs, oysters, seagrasses, striped bass; coastal zone management; Chesapeake Bay habitats and restoration; seafood; aquaculture; impacts of exotic species; coastal history; and more.

  7. Studio Art University of Maryland

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    Milchberg, Howard

    + MFA Studio Art University of Maryland Department of Art. · Extensive Art Library with outstanding collection of books, catalogues and periodicals, centrally located in the Art Building. · Diverse, internationally

  8. The Principal in Metropolitan Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Erickson, Donald A., Ed.; Reller, Theodore L., Ed.

    This collection of articles is designed to help metropolitan school principals meet the challenges of their positions. It is especially concerned with how principals can contribute to effective education for students of markedly heterogenous backgrounds. The authors deal with such issues as the principalship and metropolitan administration, the…

  9. Flood-Producing Rainfall and Storm Event Hydrologic Response in Urban Watersheds near Baltimore, MD

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    Smith, B. K.; Smith, J. A.; Baeck, M. L.; Villarini, G.

    2012-12-01

    Previous work has shown a spectrum of storm event hydrologic response across watersheds in the Baltimore, MD metropolitan area. Differences in storm event hydrologic response between urban basins cannot be explained by impervious surface or land use alone. We further explore these differences through a closer look at flood-producing rainfall properties and through numerical experimentation using a watershed model. Rainfall analyses utilize a high resolution radar rainfall dataset (1-km and 15-min resolution, processed through Hydro-NEXRAD and bias corrected) for a ten-year period from 2000-2009. Spatial heterogeneities in flood-producing rainfall suggest that some urban basins may be more prone to flooding due to higher rainfall intensities over the basin. For example, Moores Run, the flashiest basin in the contiguous United States, is located near a rainfall maximum to the northeast of Baltimore. Spatial patterns of flood-producing rainfall vary between urban and non-urban basins. We examine contrasts in storm structure and evolution for storms producing flood in urban and non-urban watersheds. Storm event hydrologic response is examined through analyses using a watershed model of the Dead Run basin based on the Gridded Surface/ Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis (GSSHA) model. The model is used to explore the sensitivity of urban storm event hydrologic response to properties of urban soils, surface and storm drain network structure, and detention basin storage.

  10. Connecting Vocational Education with Economic Development: Proceedings of the Maryland Vocational Administrators' Conference (Baltimore, Maryland, October 11 and 12, 1983).

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    Gilli, Angelo C., Sr.

    These proceedings contain the texts of the following papers: "Relationship of the Governor's Employment and Training Council to Vocational Education and Economic Development" by George Merrill; "How to Manage Vocational Programs to Meet Industrial Needs" by John R. Nauright; "County Connections: The Montgomery County Experience" by Ionna T.…

  11. 75 FR 28630 - Maryland; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2010-05-21

    ...disaster: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett...Assistance. Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett,...

  12. Building effective partnerships to improve birth outcomes by reducing obesity: The B'more Fit for healthy babies coalition of Baltimore.

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    Truiett-Theodorson, Robin; Tuck, Stacey; Bowie, Janice V; Summers, Amber C; Kelber-Kaye, Jodi

    2015-08-01

    Obesity affects a large percentage of Baltimore City's population with repercussions on maternal health and birth outcomes. Approaches to ameliorate its impact must be comprehensive and include stakeholder involvement at all levels of influence including policy makers, service providers, and community residents. In this article, we examine the evolution of the B'more Fit for Healthy Babies Coalition in Baltimore, Maryland, with a specific focus on how the public health alliance was formed, the strategies employed, and how partners continually evaluated themselves. This study offers the opportunity to understand the extent and complexity undergirding the collaborative processes of community coalitions as they strive to find innovative solutions to major public health concerns. PMID:25547477

  13. Maryland Early Head Start Initiative

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    Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2012

    2012-01-01

    Since 2000, Maryland has provided state supplemental funds to Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) programs to improve access. Local EHS programs may use funds, through child care partnerships, to extend the EHS day or year. Maryland's approach to building on EHS includes: (1) Increase the capacity of existing Head Start and EHS programs to…

  14. An examination of spatial concentrations of sex exchange and sex exchange norms among drug users in Baltimore, MD

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    Hester, Laura; Davey-Rothwell, Melissa Ann; Latkin, Carl Asher

    2013-01-01

    Baltimore, Maryland consistently ranks highest nationally in rates of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection. Prior studies have identified geographic areas where STI and HIV infection in the city is most prevalent. It is well established that sex exchange behavior is associated with HIV and STIs, yet it is not well understood how sex exchangers are spatially distributed within the high-risk areas. We sought to examine the spatial distribution of individuals who report sex exchange compared to those who do not exchange. Additionally we examined the spatial context of perceived norms about sex exchange. Data for the study came from a baseline sample of predominately injection drug users (n=842). Of these, 21% reported sex exchange in the prior 90 days. All valid baseline residential addresses of participants living within Baltimore city boundaries were geocoded. The Multi-Distance Spatial Cluster Analysis (Ripley’s K-function) was used to separately calculate the K-functions for the addresses of participants reporting sex exchange or non-sex exchange, relative to the recruited population. Evidence of spatial clustering of sex exchangers was observed and norms aligned with these clusters. Of particular interest was the high density of sex exchangers in one specific housing complex of East Baltimore, which happens to be the oldest in Baltimore. These findings can inform targeted efforts for screening and testing for HIV and STIs and placement of both individual and structural level interventions that focus on increasing access to risk reduction materials and changing norms about risk behaviors. PMID:23626374

  15. The Metropolitan Opera

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Metropolitan Opera (or the "Met", as it is known to many) is perhaps the most well-known and beloved opera company in the United States, and possibly, the world. The website is a mirror onto the world of the Met's numerous opera productions, its history, and the overall portrait of this delightful melding of words, emotions, and song. Visitors will want to start by perusing the "Discover Opera" section of the site, where they can read plot synopses of Met productions and also look through a entertaining interactive exhibit that covers the Met's history from 1883 to 2004. Here they will learn when the production of Salome offended polite New York society, and continue on to learn about the tenure of Rudolf Bing. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the site is the Met Opera Database, which give users access to information on every single performance at the Met since 1883, complete with statistics, photos, and set designs. [KMG

  16. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SAFE BOATING MANUAL

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SAFE BOATING MANUAL Date Adopted: May 1, 2002 Last Revision: March 1, 2012 #12;University of Maryland's Safe Boating Manual 1 Contents Authority............................................................................. 10 #12;University of Maryland's Safe Boating Manual 2 Authority The University of Maryland Department

  17. Updating Maryland's Sea-level Rise

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    Ezer,Tal

    Updating Maryland's Sea-level Rise Projections Scientific and Technical Working Group Maryland of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chair Larry P. Atkinson , Old Dominion University William C. Boicourt* , University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science John D. Boon , Virginia Institute

  18. University Officials The University System of Maryland

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    Adali, Tulay

    University Officials The University System of Maryland Clifford M. Kendall Chairman Orlan M of Maryland, College Park, 1979; M.A., Ohio State University , 1985; Ph.D., University of Maryland, College; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 1976; Ph.D., 1982 John S. Martello Vice Provost

  19. AM, administrative software ease complex Maryland job

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    Troch, S.J.; Agnes, D.C.; Catonzaro, J.S.; Oberlechner, L.E. [Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., MD (United States)

    1995-06-01

    A gas distribution looping project, in three segments that traversed a complete range of installation and alignment issues, recently was completed by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BG and E) in northern Maryland. The major projects unit in the company`s gas system engineering and design section was responsible for total oversight of the three projects. This included design, engineering, permitting, right-of-way acquisition, construction, testing and restoration, as well as liaison with other company divisions. A specially selected subcontractor team was organized to provide the latest technology. A project management system, comprised mainly of personal computer applications, was implemented to provide: engineering and design coordination; accurate interface among easement, real estate acquisition data, plats, surveys, permitting and design documents; accurate right-of-way identification; data storage and accessibility of all real estate information for use in design and budgeting; an interface of environmental conditions with topography and design; a computer database that is compatible with existing computer libraries and industry-available software, for producing drawings. Controls for projects costs, budget and schedule were provided by the project management system. This was accomplished by interaction of four data systems: real estate, accounting/budget, geographical information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS). Construction progress was monitored with a scheduling application that ultimately provided justification for contractor progress payments. The amount of pipe laid in any given time span, as documented by field inspector reports, was entered into the scheduling application. The scheduling software calculated the percent completed and provided information for monitoring progress.

  20. 78 FR 9650 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to Maryland's...

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    2013-02-11

    ...Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to Maryland's Ambient Air Quality Standards AGENCY: Environmental...Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland for the purpose of adopting through...

  1. 78 FR 9593 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to Maryland's...

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    2013-02-11

    ...Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Amendments to Maryland's Ambient Air Quality Standards AGENCY: Environmental...final action to approve revisions to the State of Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP). The...

  2. 75 FR 54069 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD

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    2010-09-03

    The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the operation of the Pennington Avenue Bridge, at mile 0.9, across Curtis Creek at Baltimore, MD. The requested change would have allowed the bridge to operate from a remote location at the City of Baltimore Transportation Management Center. The proposed rule is being withdrawn because of the many concerned comments sent......

  3. The Port of Baltimore Workplace Skills Development Project. Performance Report.

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    Amarantides, Niki; Blumner, Ellen

    The Port of Baltimore Workplace Skills Development Project had the following objectives: perform literacy audits on at least 20 job titles within the port-related industries; develop curriculum modules providing literacy skill instruction using a functional context approach reflecting the Port of Baltimore needs; offer instructional services to at…

  4. Early Cretaceous shelf-edge deltas of the Baltimore Canyon Trough: Principal sources for sediment gravity deposits of the northern Hatteras Basin

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    Poag, C. Wylie; Swift, B. Ann; Schlee, John S.; Ball, Mahlon M.; Sheetz, Linda L.

    1990-02-01

    We present evidence that the principal sources for Early Cretaceous (Berriasian-Valanginian) gravity-flow deposits of the northern Hatteras Basin were three large shelf-edge deltas located along the outer margin of the Baltimore Canyon Trough, ˜ 100 km southeast of Cape Charles, Virginia, Ocean City, Maryland, and Long Branch, New Jersey. Sedimentary detritus from the central Appalachian highlands and the Maryland-Virginia coastal plain was transported across the Early Cretaceous continental shelf to form the Cape Charles and Ocean City deltas, whereas deposits of the Long Branch delta came chiefly from the Adirondack and New England highlands. Each delta supplied sediment gravity flows to large slope aprons and submarine-fan complexes on the Early Cretaceous continental slope and rise. The most conspicuous distributary of sediment on the Early Cretaceous continental rise extends 500 km basinward from the Ocean City delta, where its distal deposits were cored at Deep Sea Drilling Project Site 603.

  5. Early Cretaceous shelf-edge deltas of the Baltimore Canyon Trough: principal sources for sediment gravity deposits of the northern Hatteras Basin

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Poag, C. Wylie; Swift, B. Ann; Schlee, John S.; Ball, Mahlon M.; Sheetz, Linda L.

    1990-01-01

    We present evidence that the principal sources for Early Cretaceous (Berriasian-Valanginian) gravity-flow deposits of the northern Hatteras Basin were three large shelf-edge deltas located along the outer margin of the Baltimore Canyon Trough, ? 100 km southeast of Cape Charles, Virginia, Ocean City, Maryland, and Long Branch, New Jersey. Sedimentary detritus from the central Appalachian highlands and the Maryland-Virginia coastal plain was transported across the Early Cretaceous continental shelf to form the Cape Charles and Ocean City deltas, whereas deposits of the Long Branch delta came chiefly from the Adirondack and New England highlands. Each delta supplied sediment gravity flows to large slope aprons and submarine-fan complexes on the Early Cretaceous continental slope and rise. The most conspicuous distributary of sediment on the Early Cretaceous continental rise extends 500 km basinward from the Ocean City delta, where its distal deposits were cored at Deep Sea Drilling Project Site 603.

  6. 75 FR 9005 - Maryland Disaster #MD-00011

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    2010-02-26

    ...locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne's. The Interest Rates...

  7. Chaos at Maryland

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    US News and World Report has ranked the Maryland Chaos Group number one in the country (tied with University of Texas, Austin) for Non-linear Dynamics, or Chaos. Chaos is an interdisciplinary science founded on the idea that "nonlinear deterministic systems can behave in an apparently unpredictable and chaotic manner." The site includes brief descriptions of the group's research interests as well as a Chaos Pictures Gallery. The publications section will be of most value to researchers as it contains general references, abstracts, and papers. The online papers (which come in a variety of formats) consist of preprints and published articles on bifurcations, fractal basin boundaries, quantum chaos, general chaos, and more. Papers and abstracts are searchable.

  8. Tornado Strikes Southern Maryland

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    Evening light catches the tops of towering thunderheads over the Mid-Atlantic states on April 28, 2002. The powerful storms spawned several tornados, one of which was classified as an F4 tornado. The powerful tornado touched down in the southern Maryland town of La Plata, destroying most of the historic downtown. The twister-one of the strongest ever to hit the state-beat a 24-mile swath running west to east through the state and claimed at least three lives. The image above was taken by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) at 7:15 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time. A large version of the animation shows more detail. (5.9 MB Quicktime) Image courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the GOES Project Science Office. Animation by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.

  9. MARYLAND AGRICULTURE AND YOUR WATERSHED

    EPA Science Inventory

    Using primarily 1995 State of Maryland agricultural statistics data, a new methodology was demonstrated with which State natural resource managers can analyze the areal extent of agricultural lands and production data on a watershed basis. The report organized major crop ...

  10. "Moving Maryland Forward" Grants Request for Proposals Spring 2014

    E-print Network

    Hill, Wendell T.

    "Moving Maryland Forward" Grants Request for Proposals ­­ Spring 2014 Office of Diversity & Inclusion University of Maryland The Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) at the University of Maryland invites applications for the "Moving Maryland Forward" Grants (formerly the Diversity & Inclusion Grants

  11. The prevalence and correlates of single cigarette selling among urban disadvantaged drug users in Baltimore, Maryland

    PubMed Central

    Latkin, Carl; Murray, Laura; Smith, Katherine M Clegg; Cohen, Joanna; Knowlton, Amy R.

    2013-01-01

    Background Selling of single cigarettes, also known as loosies, is a public health concern. Loosies allow for those with fewer resources to buy cigarettes without having to purchase a pack. Selling of loosies may cue smoking behaviors. In the US, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations have high rates of smoking and illicit drug use and the selling of loosies appears to be linked to the urban informal economy. We examined the proportion and frequency of cigarette selling and roles in the informal economy associated with selling loosies among a sample of urban drug users. Methods There were 801 participants, recruited by community outreach, assessed at baseline, who were enrolled in an HIV prevention intervention for drug users. Results Most (89%) smoked cigarettes in the prior 30 days, of whom 92% smoked daily. Self-reported selling of cigarettes was common with 58% reporting that they had sold cigarettes within the last six months; 20.4% reported selling cigarettes a few times a week and 7.4% reported daily selling of cigarettes. In a stepwise regression model, four sources of income were associated with frequent cigarette selling: providing street security (OR=2.214, 95% CI 1.177–4.164), selling food stamps (OR=1.461, 95% CI 1.003–2.126), pawning items (OR=2.15, 95% CI 1.475–3.135), and selling drugs (OR=1.634, 95% CI 1.008–2.648). Conclusion There is a high rate of selling loosies among urban substance users. The wide availability of loosies may promote smoking. Smoking cessation programs with drug treatment and economic development programs may help to reduce economic pressures to sell loosies. PMID:23578589

  12. Spatial Analysis of Residential Development and Urban-Rural Zoning in Baltimore County, Maryland

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    Griffin, Alexander C.

    2011-10-21

    alternative when xi changes by one unit (StataCorp 2009). 3.2 Data To conduct this analysis, the data must reconstruct existing development in the base year of study to ascertain the developable parcels. This model uses subdivisions from 1996 onward due... be manually edited within a Geographic Information System (GIS) from historic subdivision maps. These historic plat maps are available online from www.plats.net and this composes the core of the dataset. The data were created with the reconstruction...

  13. Healthy food availability and the association with BMI in Baltimore, Maryland. — Measures of the Food Environment

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    Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

  14. Guidelines for Sheltering In Place At the University of Maryland Baltimore

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    Weber, David J.

    to shelter in place. 1. Shut windows and exterior doors. Remain in the building and await further that are in use; securing radioactive materials; and putting away cultures and potentially infectious materials the campus emergency phone number at 410-706-8622. If electronic communication has been disrupted, Fire

  15. ASPRS 2005 Annual Conference Baltimore, Maryland March 7-11, 2005

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    Service (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS), GWSC provides a single point of entry Feature Service (WFS) (Vretanos, 2002), Web Map Service (WMS) (Beaujardiere, 2004), Web Image

  16. University of Maryland, Baltimore Biomarker Reference Laboratory | Division of Cancer Prevention

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    Skip to main content Division of Cancer Prevention Search form Search Main menu Home Major Programs Research Networks Map Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) Cancer Prevention

  17. Scaling properties of air pollution in Athens, Greece and Baltimore, Maryland

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    C. Varotsos; J. Ondov; M. Efstathiou

    2005-01-01

    Detrended fluctuation analysis is applied to the Athens air-pollution time-series consisting of hourly observations of ozone, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter obtained at five air-pollution monitoring stations during 1987–2003.Persistent power-law correlations in the fluctuations of daytime and nighttime ozone concentrations with lag times ranging from 1 week to 5 years were detected with more intense correlations (“stronger memory”) during daytime.

  18. 77 FR 30208 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Baltimore Nonattainment...

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    2012-05-22

    ...this area continues to meet the 1997 annual PM 2.5 NAAQS. 0 3. Section 52.1082 is amended by adding paragraph (e) to read as follows: Sec. 52.1082 Determinations of attainment. * * * * * (e) Based upon EPA's review of the...

  19. ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, Baltimore Maryland, 1999. VIBRATION OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS UNDER CYCLOSTATIONARY

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    Nikolaidis, Efstratios

    @aoe.vt.edu Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061 Sathya Gangadharan Embry constant statistical properties. Systems like a submarine propeller, a turbine blade and an internal

  20. Land use studies with Skylab data, August 1974. [Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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    Simonett, D. S. (principal investigator); Rohde, W. G.

    1974-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. Capabilities of Skylab photographic data suggest significant applications for: (1) identification and mapping of all primary, most secondary, and many tertiary land use classes; (2) stratification of the landscape for more detailed sampling; and (3) rapid updating of existing land use and vegetation maps subscaled at 1:25,000 and smaller with manual interpretation techniques. Automated thematic mapping of land use categories with electronic data processing techniques is feasible with the S-192 multispectral scanner, despite the high noise levels in many channels.

  1. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    (e.g. Geography, Environmental Science, Conservation Science, Ecology, Natural of topics in human geography and environmental science and management, including. Urban environmental research is particularly well-represented with the presence

  2. Great Zoom out of Baltimore, MD: Maryland Science Center (for the Volvo Ocean Race presentation)

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    Greg Shirah

    2002-04-12

    Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves floating in virtual space just above the ground. This particular zoom also incorporates a fly through the clouds revealing the Terra-MODIS wonderglobe with clouds.

  3. PRE-RESTORATION GEOMORPHIC AND SEDIMENT CONDITIONS OF MINEBANK RUN, BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND

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    Urban streams frequently undergo severe incision and erosion due to flashy streamflows caused by impervious surfaces in the watershed. Such streamflows can lead to unstable sediment dynamics that can limit options for urban stream restoration. The U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  4. The association between neighborhood residential rehabilitation and injection drug use in Baltimore, Maryland, 2000-2011.

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    Linton, Sabriya L; Jennings, Jacky M; Latkin, Carl A; Kirk, Gregory D; Mehta, Shruti H

    2014-07-01

    This study utilized multilevel cross-classified models to longitudinally assess the association between neighborhood residential rehabilitation and injection drug use. We also assessed whether relocating between neighborhoods of varying levels of residential rehabilitation was associated with injection drug use. Residential rehabilitation was categorized into three groups (e.g. low, moderate, high), and lagged one visit to ensure temporality. After adjusting for neighborhood and individual-level factors, residence in a neighborhood with moderate residential rehabilitation was associated with a 23% reduction in injection drug use [AOR=0.77; 95% CI (0.67,0.87)]; residence in a neighborhood with high residential rehabilitation was associated with a 26% reduction in injection drug use [AOR=0.74; 95% CI (0.61,0.91)]. Continuous residence within neighborhoods with moderate/high rehabilitation, and relocating to neighborhoods with moderate/high rehabilitation, were associated with a lower likelihood of injection drug use. Additional studies are needed to understand the mechanisms behind these relationships. PMID:24840154

  5. VALIDITY OF EFFLUENT AND AMBIENT TOXICITY TESTS FOR PREDICTING BIOLOGICAL IMPACT, BACK RIVER, BALTIMORE HARBOR, MARYLAND

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    The purpose for the study was to measure the toxicity of effluents discharged to an estuary using freshwater test species and compare the predictions with the receiving water biological impact. In addition, ambient tests were done in conjunction with salinity tolerance tests to c...

  6. Lafayette Metropolitan Planning Organization 2030 Transportation Plan

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    Lafayette Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2010-10-31

    PRODUCTION ....................................................................... 49 TABLE 7.1 ? LAFAYETTE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN MTP 2030 STAGE I (2005...-2010) ........................................................................................ 58 TABLE 7.2 ? LAFAYETTE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN MTP 2030 STAGE II (2010-2020) ....................................................................................... 60 TABLE 7...

  7. Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2010-2035

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    Wichita Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2010-01-27

    Wichita Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization 2010-2035 MTP Update ii WICHITA FALLS METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN 2010-2035 SPONSORING AGENCIES Wichita Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization City of Wichita... Falls City of Lakeside City City of Pleasant Valley Wichita County Archer County Texas Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Federal Transit Administration U.S. Department of Transportation iii MTP UPDATE 2010-2035 TAbLE OF CONTENTS...

  8. Education, Demand, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America

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    Rothwell, Jonathan; Berube, Alan

    2011-01-01

    This report examines education gaps and industry demand in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. Metropolitan areas are a natural unit of analysis given that they offer the best approximation of a regional labor market. Moreover, the wide variation in metropolitan area economic performance, as documented by the Brookings MetroMonitor…

  9. Addressing Climate Change The World Maryland and the USMThe World, Maryland and the USM

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    Addressing Climate Change The World Maryland and the USMThe World, Maryland and the USM USM Board consequences and impactsg , p p y q p of climate change to Maryland, and to establish firm benchmarks Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Climate Change Vulnerability R t t th G d G l A bl b f· Report

  10. University of Maryland Department of Astronomy

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 S0002-7537 93 22641 . Recipients of PhD degrees and their current affiliations are Yanga Fernandez Inst. of Astronomy, U. Hawaii

  11. Untangling the effects of urban development on subsurface storage in Baltimore

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    Bhaskar, Aditi S.; Welty, Claire; Maxwell, Reed M.; Miller, Andrew J.

    2015-02-01

    The impact of urban development on surface flow has been studied extensively over the last half century, but effects on groundwater systems are still poorly understood. Previous studies of the influence of urban development on subsurface storage have not revealed any consistent pattern, with results showing increases, decreases, and negligible change in groundwater levels. In this paper, we investigated the effects of four key features that impact subsurface storage in urban landscapes. These include reduced vegetative cover, impervious surface cover, infiltration and inflow (I&I) of groundwater and storm water into wastewater pipes, and other anthropogenic recharge and discharge fluxes including water supply pipe leakage and well and reservoir withdrawals. We applied the integrated groundwater-surface water-land surface model ParFlow.CLM to the Baltimore metropolitan area. We compared the base case (all four features) to simulations in which an individual urban feature was removed. For the Baltimore region, the effect of infiltration of groundwater into wastewater pipes had the greatest effect on subsurface storage (I&I decreased subsurface storage 11.1% relative to precipitation minus evapotranspiration after 1 year), followed by the impact of water supply pipe leakage and lawn irrigation (combined anthropogenic discharges and recharges led to a 7.4% decrease) and reduced vegetation (1.9% increase). Impervious surface cover led to a small increase in subsurface storage (0.56% increase) associated with decreased groundwater discharge as base flow. The change in subsurface storage due to infiltration of groundwater into wastewater pipes was largest despite the smaller spatial extent of surface flux modifications, compared to other features.

  12. Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Maryland

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Maryland Limited Enrollment Program Information Review at 45 credits (earned at Maryland) in order to remain in the major. The Academic Review criteria grade point average of 2.0 in all course work taken at the University of Maryland Transfer Admission

  13. University of Maryland College Park Physics Department

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    Lathrop, Daniel P.

    University of Maryland­ College Park Physics Department Physics Summer Girls Program Application Mail to: Bernie Kozlowski 1120 Physics Building University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 NAME why you are interested in the summer physics program at the University of Maryland. NO APPLICATION

  14. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND RIGGS ALUMNI CENTER

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    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND RIGGS ALUMNI CENTER COLLEGE PARK, MD 8.11.2011 National Aeronautics missions, inspire the next generation of explorers, and grow the economy of Maryland, and the na- tion. #12;AGENDA 8:00 WELCOME Dr. Pat O'Shea, University of Maryland The Honorable Donna Edwards, U.S. House

  15. University of Maryland Department of Anesthesiology

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    Weber, David J.

    University of Maryland Department of Anesthesiology Dean's Report Application for Externship Name OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE The above-named applicant is requesting a summer externship at the University of Maryland. Because of the numerous requests for externship positions and the necessity to retain adequate

  16. STATE OF MARYLAND OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

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    STATE OF MARYLAND OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY GOVERNOR STATEHOUSE 100 STATE CIRCLE vacant at-large seat on the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council will become available. The State ofMaryland for these nominees, the Maryland Department ofNatural Resources (MDNR) queried various commissions/committees (Sport

  17. Revised January 2010 University of Maryland

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    Yorke, James

    Revised January 2010 University of Maryland Walk for Wellness Release and Informed Consent Statement In consideration of the University of Maryland's acceptance of my participation in the Campus their fitness level for participation. I further understand that the University of Maryland does not provide

  18. University of Maryland Limited Enrollment Program Information

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    Psychology University of Maryland Limited Enrollment Program Information These requirements the University System of Maryland institutions prior to Fall 2015. Department of Psychology College of Behavioral an Academic Review at 45 credits (earned at Maryland) in order to remain in the major. The Academic Review

  19. Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Maryland

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Maryland Limited Enrollment Program Information (earned at Maryland) in order to remain in the major. The Academic Review criteria include: · Completion of Maryland Transfer Admission Requirements: Students beyond their first semester and those off campus wishing

  20. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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    Milchberg, Howard

    UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Coordinating Committee White Paper November ..................................................................................................................................... 9 #12;3 Introduction On March 6, 1856 the Maryland Agriculture College was chartered. Soon after, Maryland's thirteen schools and colleges now reside on 1,200 acres. There are 2,874 faculty members who

  1. Maryland Coal Mine Mapping Project1

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Corey Lynn Prescott; Nat DeBruin

    Frostburg State University, the Maryland Bureau of Mines (BOM), and the Maryland Power Plant Research Program have undertaken a joint, cooperative venture to collect, catalog, preserve, interpret, and provide access to the historical records of coal mining in Western Maryland, using GIS and geospatial databases. Consolidating, cataloging, and indexing these materials will be accomplished for the purpose of 1) providing

  2. Maryland Teacher Staffing Report, 2005-2007

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    Maryland State Department of Education, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This document provides information about teacher candidates completing programs in Maryland institutions of higher education and the hiring needs of local school systems. The report also outlines a number of important incentives and strategies for the recruitment and retention of quality teachers for Maryland public schools. The Maryland State…

  3. Maryland Resources at Risk Submitted to

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    Hultman, Nathan E.

    economy. Our sunny beaches, Maryland crabs, cool and forested mountains, the crops and greenery produced by sun and rain are all part of what it means to be in Maryland. Climate variability makes the news exploits summer sun, winter snow, and spring and fall breezes. Superficial analysis indicates that Maryland

  4. Maryland Workforce Educational Needs Assessment Survey.

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    Hollander, Cohen, and McBride, Towson, MD.

    The Maryland Workforce Educational Needs Assessment Survey was conducted to determine employer satisfaction with Maryland's educational systems and to identify areas where more training is needed. In June 1999, questionnaires were mailed to 8,175 Maryland employers. An additional 2,395 questionnaires were sent to business organizations and local…

  5. University of Maryland Department of Astronomy

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 1. INTRODUCTION This report covers astronomical activities primarily within Maryland's Department of Astronomy but also AND INSTRUMENTATION 4.1 Laboratory for Millimeter-Wave Astronomy The Laboratory for Millimeter-wave Astronomy LMA

  6. University of Maryland Department of Astronomy

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 S0002-7537 98 07501-5 1. INTRODUCTION This report covers astronomical activities primarily within Maryland's Department of Astronomy students, was initiated this year from the Astronomy Department and the College of Computer, Mathematical

  7. University of Maryland Department of Astronomy

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 S0002-7537 99 06701-3 This report covers astronomical activities primarily within Maryland's Department of Astronomy but also was elected to serve as chair of the Astronomy Section of the American Association for the Advancement

  8. Scenario building for Metropolitan Tunis

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    Angela Barbanente; Abdul Khakee; Marika Puglisi

    2002-01-01

    Application of interactive and collaborative approach for futures studies provides a challenge even in countries that enjoy a considerable amount of personal freedom. What happens when such an approach is applied to countries where the political, social and cultural situation is different? This paper presents the case study of Metropolitan Tunis where a modified version of ‘future workshop’ was applied.

  9. 33 CFR 3.25-15 - Sector Baltimore Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone.

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    2010-07-01

    Sector Baltimore's office is located in Baltimore, MD. The boundaries of Sector Baltimore's Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone start at a point latitude 38°27?15? N, longitude 75°30?00?...

  10. Maryland 2000: Journal of the Maryland Association for Institutional Research.

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    Clagett, Craig A., Ed.

    1991-01-01

    This journal chronicles a sample of the papers and presentations delivered during previous annual meetings of the Maryland Association for Institutional Research on the fifth anniversary of that association. A first paper, one from the first annual meeting in 1987 titled "Environmental Scanning: Assessing Local Business Training Needs" (Craig A.…

  11. Maryland 1994 KIDS COUNT Factbook.

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    Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.

    This factbook presents the second comprehensive look at the conditions of children and families in Maryland. It can be used as an important tool in measuring how well or how poorly children are doing in 15 baseline outcome measures, organized in four basic sections: economic well-being, good health, safety, and preparing for adulthood. The data…

  12. University of Maryland Employee Assistance

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    Weber, David J.

    employer or agency, check with your provider. State of Maryland EPO Plans Your EPO plan must authorize all #12;How much does the EAP cost? All EAP services are provided free of charge and are separate from is eligible? Eligible employees are defined as all regular faculty, exempt, and non-exempt. Contingent

  13. Children's Legal Rights in Maryland.

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    Gottesman, Roberta; Mountz, Lynne

    1979-01-01

    A professional's ability to provide services will be enhanced if he is familiar with legal implications inherent in activities in which children are involved. This provides Maryland professionals with a perception of the rights of parties in juvenile justice, education, medical care, and parental abuse and neglect, and foster care. (Author)

  14. Renewable Energy Alternatives in Maryland.

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    Welsh, Greg E.; McClellan, Deborah A. S.

    This handbook discusses the renewable energy resources suitable for use in Maryland. It follows a question and answer format with sections about the following alternative renewable energy sources; solar, wind, wood, water, bio-gas/methane, and geothermal. Each section includes a list of recommended readings, appropriate agencies or organizations,…

  15. MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS IR 2002

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    The Maryland Coastal Bays Program Implementation Review (IR) summarizes the progress and challenges ahead for the Program through examination of its activities in relation to the CCMP. During the CCMP planning phase the stakeholders prioritized the actions and determined the impl...

  16. 75 FR 9426 - Maryland; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

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    2010-03-02

    ...affected by this major disaster: The counties of Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, and Queen...the Public Assistance program. The counties of Baltimore, Caroline, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, and...

  17. Immigrants in 2010 Metropolitan America

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    The 2010 Census has afforded scholars and public policy experts with a wealth of data on demographics in the United States, and many people have chosen to use this data to look at urban and suburban settlement patterns. As part of their work at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program Jill H. Wilson and Audrey Singer have composed this 13-page paper which looks at the transformation of the immigrant community over the past decade. Released in October 2011, the report notes that the foreign-born population in the United States reached 40 million in 2010 and that immigrant settlement became less concentrated during the 2000s. The report also notes that 51 percent of immigrants lived in the suburbs of large metropolitan areas, up from 48 percent in 2000. The report also includes several graphs and charts that help provide some visual documentation of these various transformations.

  18. Awareness of Biologically Confirmed HCV Among a Community Residing Sample of Drug Users in Baltimore City

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    Hearn, Lauren E.; Marsiske, Michael; Kahn, Maria R.; Latimer, William W.

    2014-01-01

    The present study sought to examine: (1) the prevalence and correlates of biologically confirmed Hepatitis C (HCV) and (2) the prevalence and correlates of prior HCV diagnosis and an unmet need for HCV treatment, among a community residing sample of drug users. The current study used a subset of HCV tested participants from the larger NEURO-HIV Epidemiologic Study from Baltimore, Maryland (Mage = 34.81, SD = 9.25; 46 % female). All participants were tested for HCV at baseline. Self-report was used to assess awareness of an HCV diagnosis and participation in treatment. Of the 782 participants tested for HCV, 19 % reported having received an HCV diagnosis in the past while 48 % tested positive for HCV. Only 6 % reported having received treatment for any form of hepatitis. Of those who tested HCV positive, 63 % reported never being diagnosed, and only 13 % received any treatment for HCV. We found that only 35 % of those who reported a prior HCV diagnosis received any treatment. The findings regarding lack of HCV awareness and diagnosis were considerable as expected. These deficits suggest that there are numerous gaps in patients' knowledge and beliefs regarding HCV that may interfere at multiple steps along the path from diagnosis to treatment. This study clearly demonstrates that a critical need exists to improve public knowledge of HCV risk factors, the need for testing, and the availability of effective treatment. PMID:24173529

  19. Body burdens of mercury, lead, selenium and copper among Baltimore newborns.

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    Wells, Ellen M; Jarrett, Jeffery M; Lin, Yu Hong; Caldwell, Kathleen L; Hibbeln, Joseph R; Apelberg, Benjamin J; Herbstman, Julie; Halden, Rolf U; Witter, Frank R; Goldman, Lynn R

    2011-04-01

    Umbilical cord blood or serum concentrations of mercury, lead, selenium and copper were measured with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in a population of 300 infants born in Baltimore, Maryland. Geometric mean values were 1.37 ?g/L (95% confidence interval: 1.27, 1.48) for mercury; 0.66 ?g/dL (95% CI: 0.61, 0.71) for lead; and 38.62 ?g/dL (95% CI: 36.73, 40.61) for copper. Mean selenium was 70.10 ?g/L (95% CI: 68.69, 70.52). Mercury, selenium and copper levels were within exposure ranges reported among similar populations, whereas the distribution of lead levels was lower than prior reports; only one infant had a cord blood lead above 10 ?g/dL. Levels of selenium were significantly correlated with concentrations of lead (Spearman's ?=0.20) and copper (Spearman's ?=0.51). Multivariable analyses identified a number of factors associated with one of more of these exposures. These included: increase in maternal age (increased lead); Asian mothers (increased mercury and lead, decreased selenium and copper); higher umbilical cord serum n-3 fatty acids (increased mercury, selenium and copper), mothers using Medicaid (increased lead); increasing gestational age (increased copper); increasing birthweight (increased selenium); older neighborhood housing stock (increased lead and selenium); and maternal smoking (increased lead). This work provides additional information about contemporary prenatal element exposures and can help identify groups at risk of atypical exposures. PMID:21277575

  20. Awareness of biologically confirmed HCV among a community residing sample of drug users in Baltimore City.

    PubMed

    Whitehead, Nicole Ennis; Hearn, Lauren E; Marsiske, Michael; Kahn, Maria R; Latimer, William W

    2014-06-01

    The present study sought to examine: (1) the prevalence and correlates of biologically confirmed Hepatitis C (HCV) and (2) the prevalence and correlates of prior HCV diagnosis and an unmet need for HCV treatment, among a community residing sample of drug users. The current study used a subset of HCV tested participants from the larger NEURO-HIV Epidemiologic Study from Baltimore, Maryland (M(age) = 34.81, SD = 9.25; 46% female). All participants were tested for HCV at baseline. Self-report was used to assess awareness of an HCV diagnosis and participation in treatment. Of the 782 participants tested for HCV, 19% reported having received an HCV diagnosis in the past while 48% tested positive for HCV. Only 6% reported having received treatment for any form of hepatitis. Of those who tested HCV positive, 63% reported never being diagnosed, and only 13% received any treatment for HCV. We found that only 35% of those who reported a prior HCV diagnosis received any treatment. The findings regarding lack of HCV awareness and diagnosis were considerable as expected. These deficits suggest that there are numerous gaps in patients' knowledge and beliefs regarding HCV that may interfere at multiple steps along the path from diagnosis to treatment. This study clearly demonstrates that a critical need exists to improve public knowledge of HCV risk factors, the need for testing, and the availability of effective treatment. PMID:24173529

  1. Structure of continental margin off Mid-Atlantic states (Baltimore Canyon Trough)

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    Schlee, John Stevens; Behrendt, John Charles; Mattick, Robert E.; Taylor, P.T.

    1975-01-01

    Increasing interest in the Atlantic continental margin as a future petroleum province has resulted in several recent papers (Emmerich, 1974; Burk and Drake, 1974) that attempt to summarize the structure and stratigraphic framework of this area. Most papers tend to portray the margin as a wedge of Mesozoic and Cenozoic sediment that thins at the edge of the shelf over a "basement ridge" and then thickens again under the continental rise. Off the northeastern United States, the sediment wedge under the shelf attains a thickness of 8-11 km in the Georges Bank basin (Schultz and Glover, 1974; Mattick and others, 1974; Sheridan, 1974b; Behrendt and others, 1974) and 12 km in thickness in the Baltimore Canyon trough off the middle Atlantic states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey (fig. 1). Seaward of the continental shelf and its sediment prism, Emery and Uchupi (1972, figs. 133-135) infer slump deposits (eroded in some areas) covering a buried ridge thought to extend from the Laurentian Channel to Cape Hatteras, where it splits in two. The lower slope and continental rise are inferred by Drake and later investigators to be a thick prism of deep sea sediment (turbidites, hemipelagic clays, slump deposits) overlying oceanic basement in a welt that parallels the continental edge and reaches a maximum thickness of 6 km (Emery and Uchupi, 1972, fig. 188).

  2. Incorporation of water-use summaries into the StreamStats web application for Maryland

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    Ries, Kernell G., III; Horn, Marilee A.; Nardi, Mark R.; Tessler, Steven

    2010-01-01

    Approximately 25,000 new households and thousands of new jobs will be established in an area that extends from southwest to northeast of Baltimore, Maryland, as a result of the Federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, with consequent new demands on the water resources of the area. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Maryland Department of the Environment, has extended the area of implementation and added functionality to an existing map-based Web application named StreamStats to provide an improved tool for planning and managing the water resources in the BRAC-affected areas. StreamStats previously was implemented for only a small area surrounding Baltimore, Maryland, and it was extended to cover all BRAC-affected areas. StreamStats could provide previously published streamflow statistics, such as the 1-percent probability flood and the 7-day, 10-year low flow, for U.S. Geological Survey data-collection stations and estimates of streamflow statistics for any user-selected point on a stream within the implemented area. The application was modified for this study to also provide summaries of water withdrawals and discharges upstream from any user-selected point on a stream. This new functionality was made possible by creating a Web service that accepts a drainage-basin delineation from StreamStats, overlays it on a spatial layer of water withdrawal and discharge points, extracts the water-use data for the identified points, and sends it back to StreamStats, where it is summarized for the user. The underlying water-use data were extracted from the U.S. Geological Survey's Site-Specific Water-Use Database System (SWUDS) and placed into a Microsoft Access database that was created for this study for easy linkage to the Web service and StreamStats. This linkage of StreamStats with water-use information from SWUDS should enable Maryland regulators and planners to make more informed decisions on the use of water resources in the BRAC area, and the technology should be transferrable to other geographic areas.

  3. 74 FR 26326 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD

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    2009-06-02

    ...special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge,'' a marine event to be held...Background and Purpose On August 22, 2009, Baltimore Dragon Boat Club, Inc. will sponsor Dragon Boat Races in the Patapsco River,...

  4. 74 FR 39213 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD

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    2009-08-06

    ...special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge'', a marine event to be held...Background and Purpose On August 22, 2009, Baltimore Dragon Boat Club, Inc. will sponsor Dragon Boat Races in the Patapsco River,...

  5. IMPLEMENTATION OF PHARMACOGENETICS: THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND PERSONALIZED ANTI-PLATELET PHARMACOGENETICS PROGRAM

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    Shuldiner, Alan R.; Palmer, Kathleen; Pakyz, Ruth E.; Alestock, Tameka D.; Maloney, Kristin A.; O’Neill, Courtney; Bhatty, Shaun; Schub, Jamie; Overby, Casey Lynnette; Horenstein, Richard B.; Pollin, Toni I.; Kelemen, Mark D.; Beitelshees, Amber L.; Robinson, Shawn W.; Blitzer, Miriam G.; McArdle, Patrick F.; Brown, Lawrence; Jeng, Linda Jo Bone; Zhao, Richard Y.; Ambulos, Nicholas; Vesely, Mark R.

    2014-01-01

    Despite a substantial evidence base, implementation of pharmacogenetics into routine patient care has been slow due to a number of non-trivial practical barriers. We implemented a Personalized Anti-platelet Pharmacogenetics Program (PAP3) for cardiac catheterization patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center Patients are offered CYP2C19 genetic testing, which is performed in our Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)-certified Translational Genomics Laboratory. Results are returned within five hours along with clinical decision support that includes interpretation of results and prescribing recommendations for anti-platelet therapy based on the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium guidelines. Now with a working template for PAP3, implementation of other drug-gene pairs is in process. Lessons learned as described in this article may prove useful to other medical centers as they implement pharmacogenetics into patient care, a critical step in the pathway to personalized and genomic medicine. PMID:24616408

  6. The Baltimore KIPP Ujima Village Academy, 2002-2006: A Longitudinal Analysis of Student Outcomes

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    Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

    KIPP Ujima Village Academy is a member of the KIPP (Knowledge is Power) National Network of schools. The Baltimore KIPP serves approximately 300 students in Northwest Baltimore in grades 5-8; the school opened in Fall 2002 and converted to a charter school in 2005. This study analyzes four cohorts of 5th grade students in the Baltimore City Public…

  7. University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Training (UMANRRT) Program

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    Weber, David J.

    University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Training (UMANRRT) Program Post-doctoral Fellowship Positions The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Training (UMANRRT) Program. UMANRRT, under

  8. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY MONITORING OF SEDIMENT OXYGEN AND NUTRIENT EXCHANGES IN MARYLAND'S COASTAL BAYS IN SUPPORT OF TMDL DEVELOPMENT January 2005 Maryland Department of the Environment Chesapeake Bay and Special Projects Montgomery

  9. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Spatially Intensive Water Quality

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCES University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Spatially Intensive Water Quality Monitoring of the Maryland Coastal Bays April ­ November 2003 January 2005 _________________________________ A Program supported by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources #12;Technical Report Series No. TS-467

  10. Implementing XNS Protocols for 4.2bsd James O'Toole james@maryland

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    Gifford, David K.

    Implementing XNS Protocols for 4.2bsd James O'Toole james@maryland Chris Torek chris@maryland Mark Weiser mark@maryland Department of Computer Science University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742

  11. Trends in emissions and concentrations of air pollutants in the lower troposphere in the Baltimore/Washington airshed from 1997 to 2011

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    He, H.; Stehr, J. W.; Hains, J. C.; Krask, D. J.; Doddridge, B. G.; Vinnikov, K. Y.; Canty, T. P.; Hosley, K. M.; Salawitch, R. J.; Worden, H. M.; Dickerson, R. R.

    2013-08-01

    Trends in the composition of the lower atmosphere (0-1500 m altitude) and surface air quality over the Baltimore/Washington area and surrounding states were investigated for the period from 1997 to 2011. We examined emissions of ozone precursors from monitors and inventories as well as ambient ground-level and aircraft measurements to characterize trends in air pollution. The US EPA Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) program reported substantial decreases in emission of summertime nitrogen oxides (NOx) from power plants, up to ∼80% in the mid-Atlantic States. These large reductions in emission of NOx are reflected in a sharp decrease of ground-level concentrations of NOx starting around 2003. The decreasing trend of tropospheric column CO observed by aircraft is ∼0.8 Dobson unit (DU) per year, corresponding to ∼35 ppbv yr-1 in the lower troposphere (the surface to 1500 m above ground level). Satellite observations of long-term, near-surface CO show a ∼40% decrease over western Maryland between 2000 and 2011; the same magnitude is indicated by aircraft measurements above these regions upwind of the Baltimore/Washington airshed. With decreasing emissions of ozone precursors, the ground-level ozone in the Baltimore/Washington area shows a 0.6 ppbv yr-1 decrease in the past 15 yr. Since photochemical production of ozone is substantially influenced by ambient temperature, we introduce the climate penalty factor (CPF) into the trend analysis of long-term aircraft measurements. After compensating for inter-annual variations in temperature, historical aircraft measurements indicate that the daily net production of tropospheric ozone over the Baltimore/Washington area decreased from ∼20 ppbv day-1 in the late 1990s to ∼7 ppbv day-1 in the early 2010s during ozone season. A decrease in the long-term column ozone is observed as ∼0.2 DU yr-1 in the lowest 1500 m, corresponding to an improvement of ∼1.3 ppbv yr-1. Our aircraft measurements were conducted on days when severe ozone pollution was forecasted, and these results represent the decreasing trend in high ozone events over the past 15 yr. Back trajectory cluster analysis demonstrates that emissions of air pollutants from Ohio and Pennsylvania through Maryland influence the column abundances of downwind ozone in the lower atmosphere. The trends in air pollutants reveal the success of regulations implemented over the past decades and the importance of region-wide emission controls in the eastern United States.

  12. "Moving Maryland Forward" Grants 2014-15 Office of Diversity & Inclusion, University of Maryland

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    "Moving Maryland Forward" Grants 2014-15 Office of Diversity & Inclusion, University of Maryland Title Unit(s) Project Coordinator (s) Sentenced to College ­ An Alternative Peggy Wilson Athlete Ally Symposium at the University of Maryland Department of Athletics Athlete Ally

  13. Maryland Timber Industry:Maryland Timber Industry: An Assessment of TimberAn Assessment of Timber

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    Maryland Timber Industry:Maryland Timber Industry: An Assessment of TimberAn Assessment of Timber processed 47.9 million cubic feet of industrial roundwood, of which 20.8 million cubic feet was harvested from within the State. Another 8.3 million cubic feet of the industrial roundwood harvested in Maryland

  14. Maryland controlled fusion research program

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    Antonsen, T.M. Jr.; Drake, J.F.; Finn, J.M.; Guzdar, P.; Hassam, A.; Liu, C.S.; Ott, E.; Kleva, R.; Waelbroeck, F.

    1991-01-01

    In recent years, members of the Maryland Plasma Theory Group have made significant contributions to the national fusion theory program, and, in many cases, these theoretical developments helped to interpret experimental results and to design new experimental programs. In this paper, we summarize the technical progress in three major area: (1) L/H transition in tokamaks; (2) anomalous transport in tokamaks; (3) sawteeth and (4) magnetic reconnection in compact tori and RFP's.

  15. Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health

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    Milchberg, Howard

    Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health Internship Guidelines Version 2.0 / January..................................................................... 3 Overview of the Internship Program....................................... 3 International Internships..................................................... 4 Objectives of the Internship

  16. The Manchester Metropolitan University Financial Statements

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    for the year to 31 July 2012 records continued success both academically and financially in an increasinglyThe Manchester Metropolitan University Financial Statements Year ended 31 July 2012 #12;Cover Image Manchester Metropolitan University Financial Statements Report and Accounts 2011/12 Contents Page Report

  17. Where Is the Metropolitan U.S.?

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    Crews, Kimberly A.

    1987-01-01

    A Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) may be comprised of one or more counties, can cross state lines, and must contain a city or urbanized area of 50,000 or more people. The population of the whole county (or counties) is included in the MSA even if part of the county is rural. A Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) must have over…

  18. Manchester Metropolitan University Organisation Development, Training & Diversity

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    Manchester Metropolitan University Organisation Development, Training & Diversity Page 1 of 3 TERMS between different groups 1 http://www.mmu.ac.uk/humanresources/equalities/deoc/ 2 BME, Disabled, Gender and LGBT forums #12;Manchester Metropolitan University Organisation Development, Training & Diversity Page

  19. BROOKINGS | May 2011 1 METROPOLITAN OPPORTUNITY SERIES

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    BROOKINGS | May 2011 1 METROPOLITAN OPPORTUNITY SERIES City and Suburban Crime Trends in Metropolitan America Elizabeth Kneebone and Steven Raphael "The narrowing of the gap between city and suburban percent. Though city crime rates remain considerably above those in suburbs, smaller decreases in suburban

  20. Metrolink: Developing Human Resources through Metropolitan Collaboration.

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    Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.

    The MetroLink project supported and studied the process of collaboration for human resource development in American metropolitan areas. The project was conducted in 1984 and 1985 in the following eight metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Minneapolis,…

  1. PLANNING MULTI-AIRPORT SYSTEMS METROPOLITAN REGIONS

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    PLANNING MULTI-AIRPORT SYSTEMS IN METROPOLITAN REGIONS IN THE 1990s POLICY GUIDE based upon the Analysis of Experience at existing Multi-Airport Systems This report is a complete revision and update of "Multi-Airport Systems in Metropolitan Regions" R. de Neufville, 1986 Dr. Richard de Neufville1 Professor

  2. First Results from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Lighting Map Demonstration Project

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    Goodman, Steven J.; Blakeslee, Richard J.; Hall, John; Krehbiel, Paul; Rison, Bill; Zubrick, Steven

    2007-01-01

    An experimental portable lightning mapping array (LMA) operating in the upper VHF TV band (Channels 7-13; 174-216 MHz) was deployed in the Washington DC Metropolitan area during the summer 2006 to locate and monitor the overall lightning activity. The LMA network provides total lightning data to support lightning research as well as proxy data to benefit the development of applications for planned observing systems such as the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper. The portable LMA hardware is a compactly-housed, easily deployed version of the LMA stations installed North Alabama, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, which operate in the lower VHF TV band (Channels 2-6,54-88 MHz). Real-time LMA data products are provided to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Sterling, VA to aid in their forecast and warning operations. Forecasters at WFO Sterling have already found the lightning data from the Washington DC demonstration network to be very useful in assessing the development of storm systems. On July 4,2006, data from the LMA aided forecasters as they monitored an area of convection that later developed into a line of severe storms that moved southward through the Washington DC metropolitan area across the Washington Mall. Additional applications of lightning mapping data in the Baltimore-Washington DC urban environment will be discussed.

  3. Research and investigation of geology, mineral, and water resources of Maryland

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    Weaver, K. N. (principal investigator); Crowley, W. P.; Edwards, J., Jr.; Kerhin, R. T.; Slaughter, T. H.

    1974-01-01

    The authors have identified the following significant results. Field work in Baltimore County revealed that the signature returns of serpentinitic and nonserpentinitic rocks correlates with the vegetation cover and land use pattern. In Maryland Piedmont, bedrock lithology and structure are enhanced only to the extent that land use is geologically dictated. Two prominent sets of linear features are detected on ERTS-1 imagery at N 45 deg E and N 20 deg E. Beaches of Chesapeake Bay are classified as broad and narrow beaches based on the width of the backshore zone. It is shown by comparing historical shorelines of Ocean City, from the inlet to the Maryland-Delaware line that reversal zones of erosion and accretion occur at different locations for different periods. High reflectance levels (high marsh-high topographic areas) for the lower Eastern Shore are found to be distributed as two distinct trending linear ridge systems. Observations of MSS band 5 dated 9 April 1974 exhibited an unique sedimentation pattern for Chesapeake Bay. Following a 1.5 inch rainfall, heavy concentration of suspended sediments is observed on the imagery, particularly in the area of the turbidity maximum.

  4. Fracking in western Maryland Johan Schijf

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    Fracking in western Maryland Johan Schijf Chesapeake Biological Laboratory University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science #12;This seminar will consist of three parts: I. What is fracking and gas #12;What is the difference between conventional gas drilling and fracking? In many places natural

  5. Maryland's Library Public Awareness Campaign for CTE

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    Gilli, Lynne M.; Lohnes, Marjorie R.

    2011-01-01

    Career and technical education (CTE) has grown and changed tremendously over the past 20 years. While great strides have been made in upgrading CTE in Maryland, many parents, students, policymakers and community members were not familiar with the "new and improved" CTE. In a bid to spread the word about the "new and improved" CTE in Maryland, a…

  6. State Education Finance and Governance Profile: Maryland

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    Carter, Emily

    2010-01-01

    This article provides information on Maryland's state education finance and governance. The state provides a foundation funding program, which guarantees a minimum or foundation level of per-pupil expenditures for children in all the state's school systems; this is done through a combination of state aid and local revenue. In 2002, Maryland

  7. Subgroup Achievement and Gap Trends: Maryland, 2010

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    Center on Education Policy, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This paper profiles the student subgroup achievement and gap trends in Maryland for 2010. In grade 8 (the only grade in which subgroup trends were analyzed by achievement level), Maryland had data for racial/ethnic subgroups, low income students, and boys and girls at the proficient and advanced levels. The percentage of students reaching the…

  8. Maryland School Assessment Results Continue to Improve

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    Maryland State Department of Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Maryland School Assessment (MSA) is administered annually to students in grades 3-8 in reading and math. MSA data are used to meet federal No Child Let Behind (NCLB) requirements. This paper presents how Maryland students' reading and mathematics MSA scores continued to improve in 2009, and the achievement gaps among special services and…

  9. Maryland's Successful Campaign to Increase Library Funding

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    Baykan, Mary

    2006-01-01

    This article explains how the Maryland public library community used data from a citizen poll to support increases in government funding. With a major grant from the Division of Library Development Services (the official name for the Maryland state library), the public library community hired a nationally known pollster, Potomac, Inc., to conduct…

  10. Maryland Child Care Business Partnership Final Report.

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    Maryland State Dept. of Human Resources, Baltimore. Child Care Administration.

    Building on a pledge to support the state's job growth and successful transitions from welfare to work, the governor of Maryland issued an executive order in 1998 to establish the Maryland Child Care Business Partnership (MCCBP). This partnership, comprised of 23 members representing business, labor, state and local government, and the child care…

  11. Data Book. Maryland Higher Education Commission.

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    Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

    This document presents 33 data tables summarizing the current status and recent trends in postsecondary education in Maryland. A table comparing overall Maryland statistics with national statistics is presented first. This is followed by data tables grouped into the following categories: (1) students, (2) retention and graduation, (3) degrees, (4)…

  12. Data Book. Maryland Higher Education Commission.

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    Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

    This document summarizes higher education data for the state of Maryland. The first table compares Maryland to national averages for educational achievement, enrollments, campus mix, degrees conferred, average undergraduate tuition, state funding, and average faculty salary. Other tables are grouped by category: (1) Students--students needing…

  13. Maryland Higher Education Commission Data Book, 2002.

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    Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

    This document contains statistics in summary form about higher education in Maryland. The first table compares Maryland data to national averages for educational achievement, enrollment, campus mix in enrollments, degrees conferred, average resident undergraduate tuition and fees, state funding, and average faculty salaries. Other tables, grouped…

  14. University of Maryland Department of Astronomy

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 S0002-7537 90 03801-X of the Theory and Computa- tion Panel of the Astronomy Decadal Survey, and Virginia Trimble part of the panel on Benefits to the Nation from Astronomy. The department was represented on advisory and users' committees

  15. Engaging older adults in high impact volunteering that enhances health: recruitment and retention in The Experience Corps Baltimore.

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    Martinez, Iveris L; Frick, Kevin; Glass, Thomas A; Carlson, Michelle; Tanner, Elizabeth; Ricks, Michelle; Fried, Linda P

    2006-09-01

    Engagement in social and generative activities has benefits for the well-being of older adults; hence, methods for broadly engaging them in such activities are desired. Experience Corps Baltimore, a social model for health promotion for older adult volunteers in public schools, offers insight to such successful recruitment and retention. We report on data over a 4-year period in Baltimore City, Maryland, and describe a five-stage screening process implemented to recruit a diverse group of senior volunteers who would remain in the program for at least 1 year. The sample consisted of 443 older adults expressing an interest in and screened for volunteering. Comparisons were made with Chi-square and Fisher's t-test between those who entered the program and those who did not and those who were retained in the program. Gender, race, age group, and prior volunteering were significant in ultimate volunteer service in the schools. Overall, 38% of 443 persons recruited entered the schools; 94% of participants were over 60 years (p = 0.05) with a mean age of 69 years; 90% were women (p = 0.03), and 93% African-American (p = 0.005); 57% had not volunteered in the past year (p = 0.004). Ninety-two percent were retained in the first year; 80% returned a second year. Among the latter, 83% had <12 years of education (p = 0.001). Participants remained in the program for a second year of volunteering regardless of baseline MMSE score, self-reported health, and motivation for volunteering. In conclusion, it is possible to recruit and retain a diverse pool of older adults to participate in a high-intensity volunteer program, including non-traditional volunteers. Of special note is the success in recruiting African-American women and those with lower education, who may particularly benefit from health promotion. PMID:16758336

  16. Risk Factors for Astigmatism in Preschool Children: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Studies

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    Tarczy-Hornoch, Kristina; Varma, Rohit; Cotter, Susan A.; McKean-Cowdin, Roberta; Lin, Jesse H.; Borchert, Mark S.; Torres, Mina; Wen, Ge; Azen, Stanley P.; Tielsch, James M.; Friedman, David S.; Repka, Michael X.; Katz, Joanne; Giordano, Lydia; Ibironke, Josephine

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate risk factors for astigmatism in a population-based sample of preschool children. Design Population-based cross-sectional study Participants Population-based samples of 9970 children ages 6 to 72 months from Los Angeles County, California, and Baltimore, Maryland. Methods A cross-sectional study of children participating in the Multiethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Eye Disease Study was completed. Data were obtained by clinical examination or by in-person interview. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) were calculated to evaluate potential associations between clinical, behavioral, or demographic factors and astigmatism. Main Outcome Measures Odds ratios (ORs) for various risk factors associated with astigmatism. Results Participants with myopia (??1.0 diopters) were 4.6 times more likely to have astigmatism (95%CI 3.56, 5.96) than those without refractive error, while participants with hyperopia (?+2.00 diopters) were 1.6 times more likely (95%CI 1.39, 1.94). Children 6 months to <12 months of age were approximately 3 times more likely to have astigmatism than children 5 to 6 years of age (95%CI 2.28, 3.73). Both Hispanic (OR=2.38) and African-American (OR=1.47) children were more likely to have astigmatism than non-Hispanic white children. Further, children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were 1.46 times (95% CI 1.14, 1.87) more likely to have astigmatism than children whose mothers did not smoke. Conclusions In addition to infancy, Hispanic and African-American race/ethnicity and correctable/modifiable risk factors such as myopia, hyperopia, and maternal smoking during pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of having astigmatism. While the prevalence of smoking during pregnancy is typically low, this association may suggest etiologic pathways for future investigation. PMID:21856010

  17. Effective Communication. The Port of Baltimore Workplace Skills Development Project.

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    Blumner, Ellen

    This set of learning modules was developed during a project to deliver workplace literacy instruction to individuals employed in the more than 50 businesses related to the activities of the Port of Baltimore. It is intended to help office staff of port businesses develop basic interpersonal communication and time and stress management skills. The…

  18. 75 FR 1705 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD

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    2010-01-13

    ...Baltimore, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate mechanical repairs to the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the...operating regulations set forth in 33 CFR 117.557 to facilitate mechanical repairs. The I695 Bridge, a double-leaf bascule...

  19. The Baltimore applications project: A new look at technology transfer

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    1977-01-01

    The history of cooperation between Goddard Space Flight Center and Baltimore City administrators in solving urban problems is summarized. NASA provided consultation and advisory services as well as technology resources and demonstrations. Research and development programs for 69 tasks are briefly described. Technology utilization for incinerator energy, data collection, Health Department problems, and solarization experiments are presented as case histories.

  20. Edward Norris And The Baltimore Police Department (B)

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    James Clawson; Gerry Yemen

    The B case presents, for student evaluation, the comprehensive action plan that Ed Norris instituted when he became Baltimore's police commissioner. This tough, controversial former New York City police strategist exemplifies numerous leadership principles as revealed in the case. He builds commitment from business leaders, community activists, fellow officers, and skeptical politicians, all under intense media scrutiny. Norris reorganizes the

  1. From the Baltimore Sun Cows get along fine with robot

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    Hamza, Iqbal

    From the Baltimore Sun Cows get along fine with robot At a Harford County dairy, an automated no longer must rise at dawn with the cows. They can go out to dinner or catch one of their children cream store. After all, the robot minds the herd. The Dallams, who run Brooms Bloom Dairy, a 240-acre

  2. 77 FR 12476 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD

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    2012-03-01

    The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I-695 Bridge, across Curtis Creek, mile 1.0, at Baltimore, MD. This deviation allows the bridge to operate on a restricted schedule including six (6) multi-day closures to complete structural...

  3. 75 FR 50707 - Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD

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    2010-08-17

    The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Pennington Avenue Bridge, across Curtis Creek, mile 0.9, at Baltimore, MD. This deviation allows the bridge to operate on a restricted schedule to facilitate structural...

  4. 9. EXTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST The ...

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    9. EXTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST The brick and concrete construction of the engine room, airways, and chimney are evident. The shaft housing and flywheel of the Allis- Chalmers Corliss steam engine are visible through the window of the engine room. - Dorrance Colliery Fan Complex, South side of Susquehanna River at Route 115 & Riechard Street, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA

  5. Variability in Lower Tropospheric CO2 over the DC/Baltimore Metro Area: Insight for Remote CO2 Sensors

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    Yang, M. M.; Vay, S. A.; Choi, Y.; Wisthaler, A.; Mikoviny, T.

    2011-12-01

    High-resolution in-situ CO2 measurements were recently recorded onboard the NASA P-3B during the July 2011 DISCOVER-AQ field campaign; a mission designed to investigate the ability of space-based observations to accurately assess near surface conditions relating to air quality. DISCOVER-AQ provided a unique opportunity to examine CO2 distributions over the Baltimore/DC metropolitan region via the execution of a repetitive circuitous flight pattern over six ground measurement sites. The flight route included vertical soundings (0.3 to 4.7 km) over each surface site, and low-level runs (0.3 km) over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, I-95, and the Chesapeake Bay. In this paper, data from 250 vertical soundings are presented highlighting the remarkable diurnal and spatial variability CO2 exhibits within the lower troposphere, a region of maximum sensitivity for both the GOSAT and OCO remote CO2 sensors. Horizontal gradients in CO2 observed at 0.3 km around each surface site (~ 4 km diameter loop) as well as over the entire flight track are also examined to evaluate the scales of variability influencing GOSAT and OCO footprints (spatial resolutions at nadir of 0.5 km and ~1.29 km × 2.25 km, respectively). These data provide insight into the ability of these space-based observations to fully capture the observed variability given their respective 3 and 16-day ground track repeat cycles and inevitably accurately constrain CO2 surface fluxes. Additionally, we investigate influences on the CO2 distributions using recorded meteorological variables, the HYSPLIT model, in concert with other simultaneously measured trace gases such as acetonitrile and isoprene to explore contributions from biogenic and anthropogenic emissions.

  6. Maryland 4H Dairy Judging earns 30th National Championship

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    Hamza, Iqbal

    Maryland 4H Dairy Judging earns 30th National Championship Pictured left to right: Jeff Semler for the Maryland 4H Dairy Judging program. Maryland has achieved the first place position for onethird or 30 out of Littlestown, Pa. coached by Jeff Semler, University of Maryland Extension and Kiera Finucane, University

  7. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland DECEMBER 2002 #12;Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 02-0152a MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM

  8. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland December 2011 #12;Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 11-024 Maryland Department of Natural Resources MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM

  9. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland JUNE 2000 #12;Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 00-0174 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM ECOSYSTEM

  10. 3302 SPH Building # 255 College Park, Maryland 20742-2611

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    3302 SPH Building # 255 College Park, Maryland 20742-2611 301.405.8859 TEL 301.405.2542 FAX SCHOOL, the Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE) in the University of Maryland's School of Public Health to take place at Maryland Day on Saturday, April 26th . Organized in collaboration with the university

  11. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES The University of Maryland University Archives was created within the University of Maryland Libraries in 1972. But a query about Clifton Byrd wrote to Maryland Attorney General Herbert O'Connor on May 27, 1936, seeking O

  12. CEESCENTER for ENVIRONMENTALand ESTUARINESTUDIES UN/VRS/TYof MARYLAND SYSTEM

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    CEESCENTER for ENVIRONMENTALand ESTUARINESTUDIES UN/VRS/TYof MARYLAND SYSTEM USA LEVEL ONE REPORT MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAMProgram R.M. Stankelisl Sr FRA, FieldProgram Universityof MarylandSystem Center for Environmental& Estuarine

  13. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland November 2003 #12;Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 03-303a MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM

  14. CENTER for ENVIRONMENTALand ESTUARINE STUDIES UNIVERSITY of MARYLAND SYSTEM

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    CEES CENTER for ENVIRONMENTALand ESTUARINE STUDIES UNIVERSITY of MARYLAND SYSTEM USA Chesapeake BaySupportedbythe Maryland Department of the Environment JUNE 1992 #12;[UMCEESICBL Ref. No.92-042 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES COMPONENT (EPC

  15. Maryland Water Resources Research Center Annual Technical Report

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    Maryland Water Resources Research Center Annual Technical Report FY 2010 Maryland Water Resources Research Center Annual Technical Report FY 2010 1 #12;Introduction During Funding Year 2010, the Maryland continues to be a major focus of concern for Maryland, and several of the Center's projects addressed

  16. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland December 2013 #12;Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 2013-055 Maryland Department of Natural Resources MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING

  17. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTALSCIENCE LEVEL ONE REPORT # 15

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTALSCIENCE LEVEL ONE REPORT # 15 Interpretive Report A ProgramSupported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland MAY 1998 #12;Ref. No. [UMCESICBL 98-073a MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING

  18. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland JUNE 1999 #12;Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 99-0070a MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES MARYLAND CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM

  19. Location Update (GSM Location Update Procedure) Highway Virginia GSM Maryland

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    Ricci, Francesco

    Location Update (GSM Location Update Procedure) Highway Virginia GSM Maryland GSM Mobiles Virginia Location Area Virginia GSM Equipment GSM Databases Maryland Location Area Maryland GSM Equipment Other GSM Mobile GSM Mobile Vienna Cell Virginia BSC Virginia MSC VLR HLR Rockville Cell Bethesda Cell Maryland MSC

  20. Modeling cover Crop Effectiveness on Maryland's Eastern Shore

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    Cover cropping has become a widely used conservation practice on Maryland’s Eastern shore. It is one of the main practices funded by the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost Share (MACS) program. The major benefits of this practice include reduction of ...

  1. Risk factors for Hyperopia and Myopia in Preschool Children: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Studies

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    Borchert, Mark; Varma, Rohit; Cotter, Susan; Tarczy-Hornoch, Kristina; McKean-Cowdin, Roberta; Lin, Jesse; Wen, Ge; Wei, Jolyn; Azen, Stan; Torres, Mina; Tielsch, James M.; Friedman, David S.; Repka, Michael X.; Katz, Joanne; Giordano, Lydia; Ibironke, Josephine

    2011-01-01

    Purpose To describe the risk factors associated with hyperopia and myopia among children aged 6 to 72 months. Design Population-based cross-sectional study. Participants Population-based samples of 9970 children ages 6 to 72 months from Los Angeles County, California, and Baltimore, Maryland. Methods Participants were preschool African-American, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white children (n=9770) from Los Angeles, California, and Baltimore, Maryland. Parental questionnaires and a comprehensive eye examination were administered. Demographic, behavioral and clinical risk factors associated with hyperopia (?+2.00 diopters) and myopia (??1.00 diopters) were determined. Main Outcome Measures Odds ratios (OR) for risk factors associated with myopia and hyperopia. Results Compared to non-Hispanic whites, African-American (OR: 6.0) and Hispanic (OR: 3.2) children were more likely to be myopic. Children aged 6–35 months were more likely to be myopic compared to those 60–72 months of age (OR: ?1.7). Compared to African-American children, non-Hispanic white (OR: 1.63) and Hispanic (OR: 1.49) children were more likely to be hyperopic. Children whose parents had health insurance (OR: 1.5) and those with a history of maternal smoking during pregnancy (OR: 1.4) were more likely to have hyperopia. Astigmatism ?1.5 diopters at any axis was associated with myopia (OR: 4.37) and hyperopia (OR: 1.43). Conclusions Children in specific racial/ethnic groups and age groups are at higher risk of having myopia and hyperopia. Cessation of maternal smoking during pregnancy may reduce the risk of hyperopia in these children. Given that both myopia and hyperopia are risk factors for the development of amblyopia and strabismus, these risk factors should be considered when developing guidelines for screening and intervention in preschool children. PMID:21856013

  2. Water withdrawal and use in Maryland, 1990-91

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    Wheeler, J.C.

    1995-01-01

    During 1990, about 1,460 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of freshwater was withdrawn from surface- water and ground-water sources in Maryland. Total freshwater withdrawals increased during 1991 to about 1,500 Mgal/d. Saline surface-water withdrawals for cooling condensors increased from about 4,550 Mgal/d during 1990 to 5,760 Mgal/d during 1991. During 1990-91, most freshwater withdrawals (about 1,220 Mgal/d during 1990 and 1,250 Mgal/d during 1991) were from surface-water sources. More than 70 percent of the fresh surface water was withdrawn and used in the Potomac drainage basin. Most ground water (about 170 Mgal/d in 1990 and 184 Mgal/d in 1991) was withdrawn and used in the Upper Chesapeake drainage basin. The Potomac Group aquifers provided most of the ground water (about 64 Mgal/d during 1990 and 68 Mgal/d during 1991 or about 27 percent each year). Ten water-use categories represent the major demands on the surface-water and ground-water resources of the State: Public supply, domestic, commercial, industrial, mining, thermoelectric power, hydroelectric power, livestock, irrigation, and aquaculture. Largest withdrawals were for public supply (798 Mgal/d during 1990 and 826 Mgal/d during 1991), and the water was used by residences, commercial establishments, and industries. Baltimore City received the largest public-supply deliveries (totaling about 135 Mgal/d during 1990 and 127 Mgal/d during 1991). Freshwater withdrawals for self-supplied domestic use, aquaculture, and irrigation increased during the period, whereas withdrawals for commercial, industrial, thermo- electric power, and mining uses decreased.

  3. Water withdrawal and use in Maryland, 1992-93

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    Wheeler, J.C.

    1997-01-01

    During 1992, about 1,430 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of freshwater was withdrawn from surface-water and ground-water sources in Maryland. Total freshwater withdrawals increased during 1993 to about 1,480 Mgal/d. Saline surface- water withdrawals for cooling condensers increased from about 5,350 Mgal/d during 1992 to 5,840 Mgal/d during 1993. During 1992-93, most freshwater withdrawals (about 1,180 Mgal/d during 1992 and 1,200 Mgal/d during 1993) were from surface-water sources. Nearly 70 percent of the fresh surface water was withdrawn in the Potomac River drainage basin. Most ground water (about 178 Mgal/d in 1992 and 194 Mgal/d in 1993) was withdrawn in the Upper Chesapeake drainage basin.The Potomac Group aquifers provided most of the ground water (about 61 Mgal/d during 1992 and 64 Mgal/d during 1993). Ten water-use categoriesrepresent the major demands on the surface-water and ground-water resources of the State: Public supply, domestic, commercial, industrial, mining, thermoelectric power, hydroelectric power, livestock, irrigation, and aquaculture. Largest withdrawals were for public supply (790 Mgal/d during 1992 and 812 Mgal/d during 1993), and the water was used by residences, commercial establishments, and industries. Baltimore City received the largest public-supply deliveries (about 126 Mgal/d during1992 and 129 Mgal/d during 1993). Freshwater withdrawals for self-supplied domestic, commercial, mining, aquaculture, and irrigation uses increased during the period, whereas withdrawals for industrial and thermoelectric power uses decreased.

  4. 78 FR 53270 - Revision of Air Quality Implementation Plan; California; Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality...

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    ...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District; Stationary Source...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD or District...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Rule 214...

  5. 75 FR 18068 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality...

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    ...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District AGENCY: Environmental...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) portion...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. (1) Rule...

  6. 76 FR 43183 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality...

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    ...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District AGENCY: Environmental...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD or District...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. (1) Rule...

  7. 76 FR 20242 - Revisions to the California State Implementation Plan; Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality...

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    ...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District AGENCY: Environmental...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District's portion of the...Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD),...

  8. Maryland's Top 25 Demand Healthcare Occupations: Projected Demand and Reported Supply Provided by Maryland Higher Education Institutions.

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    Maryland State Department of Education, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This report compares the demand for qualified healthcare workers in Maryland and the supply provided by Maryland higher education institutions. It identifies: (1) Maryland?s top 25 demand healthcare occupations, and (2) any gaps between the supply and demand for these 25 healthcare occupations. Additional information on each healthcare occupation…

  9. The 25th Annual Quest for Excellence April 710, 2013 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel | Baltimore, MD | www.nist.gov/baldrige/qe

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    for our 25th Anniversary Gala on Sunday evening, April 7 as we celebrate 25 years of excellence! Official | Marriott Baltimore Waterfront | 25th Anniversary Gala, Sunday April 7 Showcasing the best practicesThe 25th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference April 7­10, 2013 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

  10. Body burdens of mercury, lead, selenium and copper among Baltimore newborns

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    Wells, Ellen M.; Jarrett, Jeffery M.; Lin, Yu Hong; Caldwell, Kathleen L.; Hibbeln, Joseph R.; Apelberg, Benjamin J.; Herbstman, Julie; Halden, Rolf U.; Witter, Frank R.; Goldman, Lynn R.

    2011-01-01

    Umbilical cord blood or serum concentrations of mercury, lead, selenium and copper were measured with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in a population of 300 infants born Baltimore, Maryland. Geometric mean values were 1.37 ?g/L (95% confidence interval: 1.27, 1.48) for mercury; 0.66 ?g/dL (95% CI: 0.61, 0.71) for lead; and 38.62 ?g/dL (95% CI: 36.73, 40.61) for copper. Mean selenium was 70.10 ?g/L (95% CI: 68.69, 70.52). Mercury, selenium and copper levels were within exposure ranges reported among similar populations, whereas the distribution of lead levels was lower than prior reports; only one infant had a cord blood lead above 10 ?g/dL. Levels of selenium were significantly correlated with concentrations of lead (Spearman’s ? = 0.20) and copper (Spearman’s ? = 0.51). Multivariable analyses identified a number of factors associated with one of more of these exposures. These included: increasing maternal age (increased lead); Asian mothers (increased mercury and lead, decreased selenium and copper); higher umbilical cord serum n-3 fatty acids (increased mercury, selenium and copper), mothers using Medicaid (increased lead); increasing gestational age (increased copper); increasing birthweight (increased selenium); older neighborhood housing stock (increased lead and selenium); and maternal smoking (increased lead). This work provides additional information about contemporary prenatal element exposures and can help identify groups at risk of atypical exposures. PMID:21277575

  11. Individual, partner, and partnership level correlates of anal sex among youth in Baltimore City.

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    Hebert, Luciana E; Lilleston, Pamela S; Jennings, Jacky M; Sherman, Susan G

    2015-04-01

    Anal sex is an efficient mode of STI transmission and studies indicate that anal sex is common among heterosexuals, including adolescents. We examined the association between individual, partner, and sexual partnership-level characteristics with anal sex among a household survey of 263 individuals aged 15-24 years in Baltimore City, Maryland. We used weighted multiple logistic regression to examine correlates of anal sex in a heterosexual partnership by gender. Twenty-nine percent of males and 15% of females reported anal sex in a partnership in the past 6 months. For males, anal sex was associated with having two or more partners in the past 3 months (AOR = 13.93, 95% CI 3.87-50.12), having been tested for HIV (AOR = 0.30, 95% CI 0.12-0.72), and oral sex with a partner (AOR = 8.79, 95% CI 1.94-39.78). For females, anal sex was associated with reporting having a main partner (AOR = 6.74, 95% CI 1.74-23.65), partner meeting place (AOR = 3.03, 95% CI 1.04-8.82), partner history of STI (AOR = 0.20, 95% CI 0.05-0.85), and oral sex with a partner (AOR = 8.47, 95% CI 1.08-66.25). Anal sex was associated with inconsistent condom use for both males (OR = 5.77, 95% CI 1.68-19.79) and females (OR = 5.16, 95% CI 1.46-18.30). We conclude that anal sex is a prevalent risk behavior among heterosexual youth and is associated with a range of factors at the individual and partnership levels. These findings provide support for comprehensive sex education that includes information about anal sex; findings from this study can inform public health campaigns targeting youth at risk for STIs. PMID:25583375

  12. Gender differences in correlates of colorectal cancer screening among black Medicare beneficiaries in Baltimore

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    Martinez, Kathryn A.; Pollack, Craig E.; Phelan, Darcy F.; Markakis, Diane; Bone, Lee; Shapiro, Gary; Wenzel, Jennifer; Howerton, Mollie; Johnson, Lawrence; Garza, Mary A.; Ford, Jean G.

    2013-01-01

    Background Previous research has demonstrated colorectal cancer (CRC) screening disparities by gender. Little research has focused primarily on gender differences among older black individuals, and reasons for existing gender differences remain poorly understood. Methods We used baseline data from the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Demonstration Screening Trial. Participants were recruited from November 2006 to March 2010. In-person interviews were used to assess self-reported colorectal cancer screening behavior. Up-to-date colorectal cancer screening was defined as self-reported colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy in the past 10 years or fecal occult blood testing in the past year. We used multivariable logistic regression to examine the association between gender and self-reported screening, adjusting for covariates. The final model was stratified by gender to examine factors differentially associated with screening outcomes for males and females. Results The final sample consisted of 1,552 female and 586 male black Medicare beneficiaries in Baltimore, Maryland. Males were significantly less likely than females to report being up-to-date with screening (77.5% versus 81.6%, p=0.030), and this difference was significant in the fully adjusted model (Odds Ratio: 0.72 95%Confidence Interval: 0.52–0.99). The association between having a usual source of care and receipt of cancer screening was stronger among males compared to females. Conclusions While observed differences in CRC screening were small, several factors suggest gender-specific approaches may be used to promote screening adherence among black Medicare beneficiaries. Impact Given disproportionate colorectal cancer mortality between white and black Medicare beneficiaries, gender-specific interventions aimed at increasing CRC screening may be warranted among older black patients. PMID:23629519

  13. Manchester Metropolitan University Organisation Development, Training & Diversity

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    Manchester Metropolitan University Organisation Development, Training & Diversity Appendix H 1 on Entry, Disability, Ethnicity and Gender Applications and Enrolments: · Of all students · Of Home by Age, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Religion and/or Belief and Sexual Orientation Staff Recruitment

  14. Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Region

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    Levinson, David M.

    Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Region Creative Industries Cluster December, 2010 Prepared by." 2 The following report will examine the arts, entertainment and cultural industries through for its artistic and cultural ventures. Through the clustering of artistic, entertainment, corporate

  15. Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability

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    Papalambros, Panos

    Metropolitan Accessibility and Transportation Sustainability:Sustainability: Comparative Reduce (fulfillment of)Promote Sustainability: Meet needs of (fulfillment of) needs present Institute SMART Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research andSMART Sustainable Mobility

  16. Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment, December 2000

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    According to the Metropolitain Area Employment and Unemployment, in December 2000, 215 metropolitan areas recorded unemployment rates below the US average of 3.7 percent. However, 106 areas reported rates higher than the US average.

  17. METROPOLITAN ATLANTA CONGENITAL DEFECTS PROGRAM (MACDP)

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    The Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP) was established in 1967 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with Emory University and the Georgia Mental Health Institute as the nation's first population-based active ascertainment birth defects surveillan...

  18. Sedimentological indicators of paleoenvironments and siliciclastic stratigraphic sequences in some Miocene deposits of the Calvert Cliffs, southern Maryland

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    Shideler, G.L.

    1994-01-01

    Middle Miocene siliciclastic deposits comprising the Calvert Cliffs section at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's (BG&E) nuclear power plant site in southern Maryland were analyzed in terms of lithostratigraphy, sedimentary structures, and granulometric parameters, to interprete paleo-environments within a sequence-stratigraphic framework. In terms of sequence-stratigraphic models, the BG&E section can be interpreted as consisting of two genetic stratigraphic sequences (Galloway model), namely, a shelf sequence and an overlying deltaic sequence. Using the Exxon model, the section consists of two third-order (1-5 m.y. duration) depositional sequences. The stratigraphic sequences of the BG&E section reflect both relatively short-term eustatic transgressive events, as well as a long-term regressive trend with associated local deltation and coastal progradation. The regression probably signified a regional basinward shift of depocenters within the Salisbury embayment during Miocene time. -from Author

  19. 76 FR 13112 - Maryland Regulatory Program

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    ...provisions to its program to regulate coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) and to establish...the Maryland program to regulate coal combustion byproducts and to establish requirements...beneficial use, or other use of coal combustion byproducts (CCB) within the...

  20. Bridges 2012 Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA

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    Dunham, Doug

    Bridges 2012 Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA Patterned Triply Periodic Polyhedra Douglas patterned (closed) polyhedra Triply periodic polyhedra Inspiration for this work Hyperbolic geometry and regular tessellations Relation between periodic polyhedra and regular tessellations Patterns on the {4, 6

  1. 75 FR 79063 - Maryland Disaster #MD-00014

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    2010-12-17

    ...an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Maryland dated 12/09/2010. Incident: Severe Storms and a Tornado. Incident Period: 11/17/2010. Effective Date: 12/09/2010. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date:...

  2. Housing authority of Baltimore City-Public Housing Energy Workshop

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    Golden, T. S. (editor)

    1980-01-01

    The NASA/Baltimore Applications Project operating at the Goddard Space Flight Center was called upon by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City to consider the problems of providing low cost public housing because of increased energy costs and suggest methods for correction and alleviation. The first step chosen was to elicit as many different options for solution as possible through means of a Public Housing Energy Workshop held in Easton, Md. in September 1980. A final role for the Workshop was a listing and qualifying of each alternative as to its suitability and cost. Specific areas were examined by three panels: (1) Systems, (2) Conservation and Motivation, and (3) Fuels. Each panel was made up of persons from differing but appropriate backgrounds; membership was not restricted to housing people alone. A summary of their deliberations is given - it will be used as a stepping stone to further selection and implementation of alternatives.

  3. 30 CFR 920.20 - Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan.

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    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. 920.20 Section 920...SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.20 Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. The Maryland...

  4. 30 CFR 920.20 - Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. 920.20 Section 920...SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.20 Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. The Maryland...

  5. 30 CFR 920.20 - Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. 920.20 Section 920...SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.20 Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. The Maryland...

  6. 77 FR 61513 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; The 2002 Base Year...

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    ...Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; The 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory...emissions inventory portion of the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland, through the Maryland...

  7. 77 FR 72966 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; The 2002 Base Year...

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    ...Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; The 2002 Base Year Emissions Inventory...emissions inventory portion of the Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland, through the Maryland...

  8. 30 CFR 920.20 - Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. 920.20 Section 920...SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.20 Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. The Maryland...

  9. 30 CFR 920.20 - Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. 920.20 Section 920...SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE MARYLAND § 920.20 Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. The Maryland...

  10. 77 FR 73386 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; the 2002 Base Year...

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    2012-12-10

    ...Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; the 2002 Base Year Inventory for...inventory portion of the State of Maryland State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Maryland, through the Maryland...

  11. The C-reactive protein 1 1 Clinical Laboratory in Emergency Medicine is coordinated by Jonathan S. Olshaker, MD, of the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

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    Brian Clyne; Jonathan S Olshaker

    1999-01-01

    C-reactive protein (CRP) was identified in 1930 and was subsequently considered to be an “acute phase protein,” an early indicator of infectious or inflammatory conditions. Since its discovery, CRP has been studied as a screening device for inflammation, a marker for disease activity, and as a diagnostic adjunct. Improved methods of quantifying CRP have led to increased application to clinical

  12. 17. Baltimore through truss steel bridge (1905), built by the ...

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    17. Baltimore through truss steel bridge (1905), built by the American Bridge Company. The bridge is 15 to 20 feet wide, with a wooden deck, and connects the Sullivan Machine Co. with the Foundry. The enclosed bridge in the background was constructed ca. 1920, and connects the Chain Machine Building with its power plant, foundry, and pattern shop. - Sullivan Machinery Company, Main Street between Pearl & Water Streets, Claremont, Sullivan County, NH

  13. Ozone Production Efficiency in the Baltimore-Washington Urban Plume

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    Hembeck, L.; Vinciguerra, T.; Carpenter, S. F.; Loughner, C.; Canty, T. P.; Weinheimer, A. J.; Cohen, R. C.; Wisthaler, A.; Fried, A.; Pickering, K. E.; Crawford, J. H.; Dickerson, R. R.; Salawitch, R. J.

    2014-12-01

    Elevated levels of tropospheric ozone caused by its precursor emissions of NOx and VOCs have a negative impact on human health and crops. Informed regulatory decisions on how to reduce surface ozone in the Baltimore-Washington region can be made with a thorough understanding of urban plume chemistry and climate. The ozone production efficiency (OPE), which is based on the observed ratio of O3 and various nitrogen species, provides a mechanism for quantitatively assessing air quality representation of a key component of the photochemical evolution of urban plumes. We investigate the representation of ozone precursors within the CMAQ (Community Multi-scale Air Quality) air quality model, with a focus on assessing how well the model represents NOx and HOx chemistry. A comprehensive set of atmospheric observations for which OPE can be found and HO2 and RO2can be inferred, is available from NASA's DISCOVER-AQ campaign for July 2011 in the Baltimore-Washington region. Preliminary results show that the OPE as well as the NOx/NOy ratio in the Baltimore-Washington region derived from measurements is twice as high as within CMAQ, and that isoprene and formaldehyde are too low within CMAQ. Implications for policy will be briefly discussed.

  14. Exact solution of one class of Maryland model

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    Tao Ma

    2007-12-21

    The Hamiltonian H of one-body Maryland model is defined as the sum of a linear unperturbed Hamiltonian H_0 and the interaction V, which is a Toeplitz matrix. Maryland model with a doubly infinite Hilbert space are exactly solved. Special cases of one-body Maryland model include the original Maryland model (Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 833 (1982) and Physica 10D, 369 (1984)), which describes a quantum kickied linear rotator and single band Bloch oscillations. Maryland model and single band Bloch oscillations are the same Hamiltonian in two different representations. A special case of many-body Maryland model is Luttinger model.

  15. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA/device fabrication techniques, photolithography Combinatorial materials science Lab Exercise For the weeks of lab 481: Introduction to Electrical and Optical Materials (Elective) ­ 3 credits Class Schedule: Mondays

  16. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA 462: Smart Materials (Elective) ­ 3 credits Class Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 ­ 4:45 Instructor: Prof. Manfred Wuttig Textbook: Magnetic Materials: Fundamentals and Device Applications by Nicola

  17. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA material science and engineering course. It is devoted to analysis of fundamental material properties theoretical material science and engineering course. It is devoted to analysis of fundamental material

  18. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CHAPTER EXPECTATIONS Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Maryland

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    1 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CHAPTER EXPECTATIONS DRAFT 10 Fraternity and Sorority Life and community, and making a life-long commitment to fellow brothers/sisters and the campus community. In 1994, the University of Maryland introduced the document Greek Life: A Foundation for the Future. This document, known

  19. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles ABET B: Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data ABET K: Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering toolsDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA

  20. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    covered by the Course: ABET A: Ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles; ABET B to communicate effectively. ABET K: Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessaryDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA

  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    : ABET A: Ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles; ABET B: Ability to design of contemporary issues ABET K: Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessaryDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA

  2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    mathematics, science and engineering principles; ABET B: Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze to communicate effectively; ABET K: Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessaryDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA

  3. Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    Description: Processing of modern, bulk engineering materials. Raw materials, forming, firing, finishing by the Course: ABET A: Ability to apply mathematics, science and engineering principles #12;ABET C: AbilityDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA

  4. A comparison of metropolitan and non-metropolitan employment characteristics: Indications of the size of non-metropolitan mobile communication services user classes

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    Wilcox, R. E.

    1985-01-01

    The similarities and differences between areas inside and outside U.S. metropolitan areas were evaluated in terms of their commercial/industrial and government employment characteristics. The comparison focuses on the levels, shares, and composition of employment in the commercial/industrial and government sectors that represent potential classes of land mobile communications users. The major findings of the analysis are as follows: (1) non-metropolitan commercial/industrial user classes of land mobile communication services exist in significant numbers; (2) the compositions of non-metropolitan and metropolitan commercial/industrial user classes of land mobile communication services closely resemble each other; (3) non-metropolitan areas have significant levels of the government user classes that represent potential markets for land mobile communication services; and (4) non-metropolitan local governments have a significantly larger proportion of their employment in the primary user classes of private land mobile radio service than do metropolitan local governments.

  5. Metropolitan Council Highway Transitway Corridor Study | Highway Transitway Corridor Study

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    Minnesota, University of

    Metropolitan Council Highway Transitway Corridor Study | Highway Transitway Corridor Study CTS Research Conference | May 21, 2014 1 #12;Metropolitan Council Highway Transitway Corridor Study | 2030 Transportation Policy Plan · Transitway modes on highways: ­ Highway bus rapid transit (BRT), plan identified 6

  6. U.S. Metropolitan Spatial Structure and Employment Growth 

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    Huang, Xiaoyan

    2014-08-13

    This study explores the influence of US metropolitan spatial structure evolution on regional employment growth rate. The first part of this study investigates the evolution of US metropolitan spatial structures from 2000 to 2010. At the macro level...

  7. Engineering Mechanics Conf., ASCE, Baltimore, Maryland, 13-16 June, 1999. On Tsunami Generation by `Slowly' Spreading Submarine Processes

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    Southern California, University of

    Generation by `Slowly' Spreading Submarine Processes Maria I. Todorovska, M. ASCE Dept. of Civil Eng., Univ) or during submarine slides triggered by earthquakes. The observed effects are significant in the near of the order of about 100 m) or by submarine slides triggered by earthquakes. This work was motivated

  8. A social ecology approach and applications of urban ecosystem and landscape analyses: a case study of Baltimore, Maryland

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    J. Morgan Grove; William R. Burch

    1997-01-01

    The early interactions between plant, animal, and human ecology in the 1920s in the United States provide an initial basis for understanding and directing an integrated ecosystem approach to the study of sociocultural and biophysical patterns and processes of present day cities. However, whereas the human ecology approach of the 1920s and 30s was interested in metaphorical similarities with plant

  9. Wallops Station and the Creation of an American Space Program. Master's Degree awarded by Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County

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    Wallace, Harold D., Jr.

    1997-01-01

    As part of the NASA history series a detailed history of Wallops Space Flight Facility from 1957 to 1966 is given. Discussions of Sputnik, NASA, Piloted Space Flight, Space Science Research, and comments on the changes the facility went through during the period are presented. Several appendices are attached as well covering R&D Launches, the NACA Era, organizational charts, Wallops' complement, and selected international cooperative programs.

  10. American Council on Consumer Interests Annual Conference (35th, Baltimore, Maryland, March 29-April 1, 1989). The Proceedings.

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    Carsky, Mary L., Ed.

    Among the 90 papers in this volume, education-related titles are as follows: "The Colston Warne Legacy" (Peterson); "Keeping a File on Survey Respondents" (Huang); "Aging-in-Place: Are Responses in the Best Interest of Elderly Consumers?" (Stum); "Low-Income Elderly in Health Maintenance Organizations: Enrollment, Satisfaction, & Understanding"…

  11. In Proceedings of ICDCS'97: The IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, May 1997. Load Profiling

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    Bestavros, Azer

    rarely materialize. Fortunately, most tasks in a real-time system are essential (i.e. not critical a new load-pro ling strategy that allows the nodes of a distributed system to be unequally loaded so scheduling protocols for real-time distributed systems. 1. Introduction Loosely coupled, time-critical

  12. Strong magnetic fluctuations in transition metal oxides (invited) Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

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    Broholm, Collin Leslie

    Strong magnetic fluctuations in transition metal oxides (invited) C. Broholm Department of Physics transition metal oxides. We discuss V1 xCrx 2O3, in which orbital fluctuations appear to limit spin effect. Emphasis is placed on the common features of exchange interactions in these oxides

  13. In ACM SenSys'04 pp. 25-38, November 3-5, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland

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    Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

    distributed sensing ca- pabilities [1]. For example, the potential global impact of climate change creates,4 , Gaurav S. Sukhatme1,2 , William J. Kaiser1,4 , Mark Hansen1,5 , Gregory J. Pottie1,4 , Mani Srivastava1

  14. [Autistic Children Developmental Disabilities Conference, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland, March 14-16, 1983). Abstracts of Papers Presented.

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    1983

    Abstracts of 13 papers given at a 1983 conference on autistic children are presented: "Autism--Is There a Neurological Basis?" (G. McKhann); "The Syndrome of Autism: A Medical Model" (E. Ritvo) (full paper); "Neuropsychological Testing of Peripheral and Central Communicative Disorders" (H. Mark); "A Psychiatrist Views the Neurological Basis of the…

  15. Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2/8/08 Models and Models: Statistical Approaches

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    Sain, Steve

    q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q q -130 -125 -120 -115 -110 -105 303540455055 q q q q q q q q q

  16. 63 FR 67853 - Foreign-Trade Zone 73Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Maryland Application for Foreign...

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    1998-12-09

    ...Grumman Corporation--Electronic Sensors and Systems Division (Electronic...information systems) of the Electronic Sensors and Systems Division (ESSD) of...electronic warfare, electro-optical sensors, shipboard radar, sonar and...

  17. Healthy Brain Development: Precursor to Learning. National Health/Education Consortium (1st, Baltimore, Maryland, December 6, 1990).

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    Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.

    This report presents the proceedings of a consortium at which leading developmental neuroscientists from across the United States and Canada met at Johns Hopkins University to explore the relationship between children's health and learning and to propose policy changes. Early brain development and its relationship to intelligence, learning, and…

  18. This information was created by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., a local, non-profit organization seeking justice in housing.

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    Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

    This information was created by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., a local, non-profit organization of the tenancy if the #12;This information was created by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., a local, non-profit organization seeking justice in housing. For more information on this and other topics please contact Baltimore

  19. Metropolitan Governance in Canada or the Persistence of Institutional Reforms

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    Jean-Pierre Collin; Mariona Tomàs

    In this article, we explore the main features of metropolitan governance in Canada. The first part of the paper is devoted to a brief overview of the characteristics of metropolitan areas in Canada and the system of local government. Secondly, we focus our analysis on the leading metropolitan areas, paying special attention to the reforms that they have overcome in

  20. Curve of Western Maryland Rail Trail west of Hancock, milepost ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Curve of Western Maryland Rail Trail west of Hancock, milepost 117 vicinity, looking west. - Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

  1. South portal of Culvert No. 1508 in Old Town, Maryland, ...

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    South portal of Culvert No. 1508 in Old Town, Maryland, looking north. - Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

  2. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad tracks on Bridge No. 1655, Tenth ...

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    Western Maryland Scenic Railroad tracks on Bridge No. 1655, Tenth Potomac Crossing, looking SW toward West Virginia. - Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

  3. Cresap House, built 1764 in Old Town, Maryland, with WM ...

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    Cresap House, built 1764 in Old Town, Maryland, with WM right-of-way at left, looking east. - Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

  4. Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2009-2035 

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    South Central Planning and Development Commission

    2009-05-14

    ?transportation?needs?in?the?Houma?Thibodaux?urbanized?area,?extending?from? 2009?to?2035.? ? Adopted?on?May?14,?2009? Prepared?by?the?South?Central?Planning?and?Development?Commission? ? Adopted My 14, 2009 [METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN] 2 Contents Chapters Page 1 Introduction 5 2 Existing...?of?New?Orleans.??The?metropolitan?area?lies?mostly?in?Terrebonne?and?Lafourche? Parishes,?with?a?smaller?portion?extending?into?Assumption?Parish.??The?cities?of?Houma,? Thibodaux,?and?the?towns?of?Lockport,?and?Golden?Meadow?are?the?only?incorporated? municipalities?in?the?study?area.? ? Purpose? The?purpose?of?this?study?is?to...

  5. TransBorder 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

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    El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization

    2007-11-16

    /safetealu/summary.htm, 2007 Metz, Leon, Meandering tale of our Rio Grande, http://www.elpasotimes.com//ci_4749853?IADID=Search- www.elpasotimes.com-www.elpasotimes.com, El Paso Times, 2006 Morales, Fred. El Segundo Barrio. 2-1 TransBorder 2035 Metropolitan... and Economic Development, 2004. ?Traffic Concerns of Fort Bliss to include the Proposed Intersection at Loop 375.? March 2006. Team Bliss Base Transformation 3-9 TransBorder 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan November 16, 2007 El Paso...

  6. Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2005-2030 

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    Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization

    1999-01-01

    Table of Contents Section 1.0 Introduction 1 1.1 Santa Fe MPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan 1 1.2 Federal Legislation & Transportation Planning 1 1.3 Metropolitan Planning Organization and Transportation Policy Board 1 1.4 Santa Fe MPO Planning Area... 2005-2030 4.2 Future Transportation Network 14 4.3 Transit Services 19 Urban Area Transit (Santa Fe Trails) 19 Regional Transit 21 4.4 Bikeways 24 4.5 Pedestrian System 26 4.6 Downtown Parking 28 4.7 Airport Facility 31 4.8 Neighborhood Traffic...

  7. "A Library They Deserve": The Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project

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    Sheldon, Steven B.; Davis, Marcia H.; Connolly, Faith

    2014-01-01

    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has partnered with Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) to complete a series of reports examining the implementation and impact of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project (Library Project). This report on the first year of the project examines the experiences of the…

  8. A Preliminary Examination of Baltimore Ingenuity Student Outcomes: Classes of 2008 and 2013

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    Durham, Rachel E.

    2014-01-01

    The Ingenuity program was designed to "provide Baltimore's brightest middle school students with a free, highly accelerated, and challenging mathematics and science curriculum" (Ingenuity Project, 2014). It started in 1993 at two middle schools, one on the east side of Baltimore and the second on the west, but as of SY 2014-15 the…

  9. Family League 2011-12 Out of School Time Programs in Baltimore City

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    Olson, Linda S.; Connolly, Faith; Kommajesula, Alok H.

    2013-01-01

    Out of School Time (OST) programs have been shown to promote positive personal, academic and social development (Huang, Gribbons, Kim, Lee, & Baker, 2000; Welsh et al., 2002). The Family League of Baltimore City works with partners to sponsor a range of after-school programs in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to provide healthy…

  10. 76 FR 30823 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD

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    2011-05-27

    The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge'', a marine event to be held on the waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD on June 25, 2011. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic......

  11. Destination Graduation: Sixth Grade Early Warning Indicators for Baltimore City Schools. Their Prevalence and Impact

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    Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Even with the declining number of dropouts in Baltimore City, a focus on dropout prevention is essential. Recent research has emphasized the utility of an early warning system to inform prevention efforts. With this in mind, the Baltimore Education Research Consortium examined the 2000-01 cohort of sixth grade students (Class of 2007) from the…

  12. 75 FR 27430 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD

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    2010-05-17

    The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge'', a marine event to be held on the waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD on June 19, 2010. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic......

  13. 76 FR 19926 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD

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    2011-04-11

    The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD on June 25, 2011. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel......

  14. Partnership, Accountability, and Standards-Based Reform: Reflections on the Baltimore City-State Partnership.

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    O'Day, Jennifer

    2003-01-01

    Discusses the educational reform context that gave rise to the Baltimore City-State Partnership, noting how the Partnership can inform standards-based reform efforts in other jurisdictions. Reviews the central components of standards based-reform and makes informal observations concerning the impact of the Baltimore City-State Partnership. (SM)

  15. The Effects of MTO on Educational Opportunities in Baltimore: Early Evidence

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    Jens Otto Ludwig; Helen F. Ladd

    1998-01-01

    This chapter focuses on the effects of the MTO demonstration in Baltimore on the educational opportunities of participating children. Our analysis of the distribution of affordable housing in the Baltimore area suggests that children in experimental group families who relocate will attend better schools, though this is less clearly the case for comparison group families, most of whom are expected

  16. Maryland Summer Scholars Application After carefully reviewing the Maryland Summer Scholar's requirements and eligibility, the application process, and the sample projects fill out

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    Maryland Summer Scholars Application After carefully reviewing the Maryland Summer Scholar *Please submit your unofficial University of Maryland transcript to: Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research 2100 Marie Mount Hall University of Maryland, College Park College Park, MD 20742 #12;#12;

  17. Aerial view of Williamsport, Maryland (clockwise from bottom): Chesapeake & ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Aerial view of Williamsport, Maryland (clockwise from bottom): Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal Conococheague Aqueduct (HAER MD-123), Cushwa Basin, US 11 Bridge, Western Maryland (WM) Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Lift Bridge (HAER MD-23), Potomac Edison Power Plant, looking southeast. A short spur connected the power plant to the Western Maryland mainline west of Hagerstown. - Western Maryland Railway, Cumberland Extension, Pearre to North Branch, from WM milepost 125 to 160, Pearre, Washington County, MD

  18. 1995 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY HERPETOFAUNA (HERPS95)

    EPA Science Inventory

    THE MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY (MBSS) IS A MULTI-YEAR PROBABILITY-BASED SAMPLING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE STATUS OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN NON-TIDAL STREAMS OF MARYLAND. THE MBSS STUDY AREA COMPRISES EIGHTEEN DRAINAGE BASINS ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND, PROVIDING ...

  19. 1995 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY MUSSELS (MUSSEL95)

    EPA Science Inventory

    THE MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY (MBSS) IS A MULTI-YEAR PROBABILITY-BASED SAMPLING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE STATUS OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN NON-TIDAL STREAMS OF MARYLAND. THE MBSS STUDY AREA COMPRISES EIGHTEEN DRAINAGE BASINS ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND, PROVIDING ...

  20. 1995 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY STREAM HABITAT ASSESSMENT (HABIT95)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS study area comprises eighteen drainage basins across the state of Maryland, providing ...

  1. 1995 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SITE LOCATION (SITES95)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS study area comprises eighteen drainage basins across the state of Maryland, providing ...

  2. 1995 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY MACROPHYTES (PLANTS95)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS study area comprises eighteen drainage basins across the state of Maryland, providing ...

  3. 1995 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY WATER CHEMISTRY (WCHEM95)

    EPA Science Inventory

    THE MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY (MBSS) IS A MULTI-YEAR PROBABILITY-BASED SAMPLING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE STATUS OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN NON-TIDAL STREAMS OF MARYLAND. THE MBSS STUDY AREA COMPRISES EIGHTEEN DRAINAGE BASINS ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND, PROVIDING ...

  4. 1995 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES (BENTH95)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS study area comprises eighteen drainage basins across the state of Maryland, providing ...

  5. The University of Maryland Materials Research Science and Engineering

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    Rubloff, Gary W.

    The University of Maryland Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is part on the University of Maryland MRSEC, visit http://mrsec.umd.edu About the MRSEC Email: mrsec@umd.edu Phone: 301.405.8349 Fax: 301.405.7993 Web: http://mrsec.umd.edu/ 2120 John S. Toll Physics Bldg. University of Maryland

  6. The University of Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship

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    Yorke, James

    The University of Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship 2014 Announcement The University of Maryland, College Park will award Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarships to 30 outstanding. Those selected to receive the scholarship are expected to enroll at the University of Maryland as full

  7. Department of Computer Science University of Maryland College Park

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    Department of Computer Science University of Maryland College Park The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA has two openings for faculty positions://www.umiacs.umd.edu . The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. #12;

  8. University of Maryland Medical System and School of Medicine

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    Weber, David J.

    University of Maryland Medical System and School of Medicine The Power of Partnership HEALTH the Scope of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center · Shock Trauma Expansion Dedicated to Maryland's Most Critically Ill and Injured · Research Partnership Across Disciplines

  9. Maryland Engineering Research Internship Teams (MERIT) Robot Interaction Using Cricket,

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    Maryland Engineering Research Internship Teams (MERIT) Robot Interaction Using Cricket, an Indoor Positioning System Project by Hosam Haggag University of Maryland, College Park Golbarg Mehraei Virginia Commonwealth University Project Advisor P.S. Krishnaprasad, Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park

  10. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCES UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY: WATER QUALITY - JUNE 2008 A Program Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland May 2007 Technical Report Series No. TS-528-07-CBL of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science #12

  11. Mission and Goals Statement University of Maryland, College Park

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    Li, Teng

    Mission and Goals Statement University of Maryland, College Park Approved by the Board of Regents on February 1, 2006 Summary Mission Statement The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land

  12. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland September 2008 #12;Technical Report Series No. TS-565-08 Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 08-080 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental

  13. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATER QUALITY Supported by the Department of Natural Resources State of Maryland September 2006 #12;Technical Report Series No. TS-253-06-CBL Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 06-108 University of Maryland Center for Environmental

  14. sectionname:sectionsub-head at the University of Maryland

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    A sectionname:sectionsub-head at the University of Maryland Transforming General Education The university of maryland Plan for general education #12;B theuniversityofmarylandplanforgeneraleducation TABLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 #12;The university of maryland Plan for general education december 2010 approved by the Senior

  15. The University of Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    The University of Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship 2013 Announcement The University of Maryland, College Park will award Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarships to 30 outstanding selected to receive the scholarship are expected to enroll at the University of Maryland as full

  16. Department of Computer Science University of Maryland College Park

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    Department of Computer Science University of Maryland College Park The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA has two openings for faculty positions://www.cs.umd.edu and at http://www.umiacs.umd.edu . The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action

  17. UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL CHESAPEAKE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    UMCESUNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CENTER for ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHESAPEAKE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT November 2003 Maryland Department of the Environment Chesapeake Bay and Special Projects;Technical Report Series No. TS-437-03-CBL Ref. No. [UMCES]CBL 03-396 University of Maryland Center

  18. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND at COLLEGE PARK Vendor: REFERENCE #

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    R UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND at COLLEGE PARK ORDER FORM Vendor: REFERENCE #: Address FEI# Ship To: Bioscience Research Bldg. Phone# 413, Room 0101J Fax #: University of Maryland Customer Acct #: College Park, MD 20742 Note THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS EXEMPT FROM THE FOLLOWING TAXES Bill To: STATE

  19. 1994 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SITE LOCATION (SITE94)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS study area comprises eighteen drainage basins across the state of Maryland, providing ...

  20. 1994 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES (BENTH94)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS study area comprises eighteen drainage basins across the state of Maryland, providing ...

  1. 1994 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY WATER CHEMISTRY (WCHEM94)

    EPA Science Inventory

    THE MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY (MBSS) IS A MULTI-YEAR PROBABILITY-BASED SAMPLING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE STATUS OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN NON-TIDAL STREAMS OF MARYLAND. THE MBSS STUDY AREA COMPRISES EIGHTEEN DRAINAGE BASINS ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND, PROVIDING ...

  2. 1994 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY HERPETOFAUNA (HERPS94)

    EPA Science Inventory

    THE MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY (MBSS) IS A MULTI-YEAR PROBABILITY-BASED SAMPLING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE STATUS OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN NON-TIDAL STREAMS OF MARYLAND. THE MBSS STUDY AREA COMPRISES EIGHTEEN DRAINAGE BASINS ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND, PROVIDING ...

  3. 1994 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY STREAM HABITAT ASSESSMENT (HABIT94)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS study area comprises eighteen drainage basins across the state of Maryland, providing ...

  4. 1994 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY MACROPHYTES (PLANTS94)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS study area comprises eighteen drainage basins across the state of Maryland, providing ...

  5. MISSION STATEMENT University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    . INSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is a research1 MISSION STATEMENT University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science SUMMARY MISSION Science (UMCES) is a research, education, and service institution of the University System of Maryland

  6. Metropolitan Universities and the Culture of Research.

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    Legg, J. Ivan

    1994-01-01

    Metropolitan research universities are at the vanguard in addressing current challenges to society. They are successful because they can integrate service and outreach into their mission. To enhance their role, universities should encourage and reward those who can make contributions outside the traditional research model.(JB)

  7. Manchester Metropolitan University Organisation Development, Training & Diversity

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    to establish Lead People) Age Disability Gender TransP0F 1 Race Religion /Belief Sexual Orientation 1.2 DevelopManchester Metropolitan University Organisation Development, Training & Diversity Appendix B Single Organisation Development, Training and Diversity (ODTD) will continue to ensure that the major functional

  8. The Metropolitan University: A Joint Venture.

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    O'Brien, Gregory M. St. L.

    1997-01-01

    Capital fund-raising campaigns of metropolitan universities must be based on relationships that can generate resources to position the institution in the community. At the University of New Orleans (Louisiana), a successful capital campaign resulted in a welcome increase in external gift resources to support endowed professorships, centers of…

  9. The Changing Character of Metropolitan Chicago.

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    Conzen, Michael P.

    1986-01-01

    Reviews some of the key changes affecting the Chicago region and examines the degree to which they have or have not altered the evolving spatial structure of metropolitan Chicago. Traces the historical legacy, economic matrix, and shifting social patterns, concluding Chicago has more human/urban depth than most western metropolises. (TRS)

  10. MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

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    ­ Page 11 4.4. Catering Facilities ­ Page 12 4.5. Sports Facilities ­ Page 13 4.6. Library and ICTS topics: 1. Student admissions 2. Timetabling 3. Accommodation 4. Catering facilities 5. Sports facilities admissions 2. Timetabling 3. Accommodation 4. Sports facilities #12;Manchester Metropolitan University

  11. Manchester Metropolitan University's Revised Disability Equality Scheme

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    and Human Rights Commission for 8 October 2007 #12;The Manchester Metropolitan University Page 2 of 78. Accountabilities and Responsibilities 15 - 20 Appendix 1: Action taken to involve disabled people 21 - 26 Appendix 2: Arrangements for gathering information 27 - 36 Appendix 3: Arrangements for Equality Impact

  12. The Growth of the Black Metropolitan Population.

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    Taeuber, Conrad; Mosher, William T.

    The urbanization of the black population is a relatively recent phenomenon. Historically, migration has been the major source of the growth of the black population in the large cities of the North, yet the migration from nonmetropolitan to metropolitan areas has been going long enough to have established a substantial black population in the…

  13. Impacts of Title IV in Maryland

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    Sherwell, J. [Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis, MD (United States); Ellis, H. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States); Corio, L.; Seinfelt, J. [Versar, Inc., Columbia, MD (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources` Power Plant Research Program has evaluated the environmental effects of acid deposition on Maryland`s air, land, water (especially the Chesapeake Bay), and human resources since the mid-1980`s. Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90) has focused much attention on the mandated reductions of nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) and sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) to control acid deposition. Baseline data on acidic deposition and air emissions/pollution control for NO{sub x} and SO{sub 2} acquired through PPRP studies have proved useful in evaluating the impacts of Title IV on Maryland power plants and resources. Three example programs are discussed: The first is an evaluation of SO{sub 2} emissions on ecosystems through the use of critical loads--the amount of acid rain that an ecosystem can tolerate without continuing to acidify. Results support the use of broadly based emissions trading scenarios: The second study is an evaluation of the potential for reducing nitrate loading in the Chesapeake Bay by reducing NO{sub x} emissions. Results indicate substantial NO{sub x} emission reductions could offer significant reductions in nitrate deposition to the Bay: The final study is a review of the impacts of Title IV on the Maryland coal industry and the prospects for coal cleaning and advanced combustion technologies. Current results indicate that Maryland coal will meet Phase 2 SO{sub 2} emission standards using advanced combustion techniques, such as fluidized bed technologies, but that additional emissions controls, such as a scrubber would be required in a conventional boiler.

  14. 19. INTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST This ...

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    19. INTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST This view of the south airway shows the circular brick opening through which air was drawn to the center of the 28 foot diameter Dickson Guibal double inlet fan. Note the solid core of the Dickson-Guibal centrifugal fan and the bracing for the steel paddles. The shaft, shaft support and braces, and catwalk are in the right foreground. - Dorrance Colliery Fan Complex, South side of Susquehanna River at Route 115 & Riechard Street, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA

  15. Accuracy of Reports of Lifetime Mental and Physical Disorders: results from the Baltimore Epidemiological Catchment Area Study

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    Takayanagi, Yoichiro; Spira, Adam P.; Roth, Kimberly B.; Gallo, Joseph J.; Eaton, William W.; Mojtabai, Ramin

    2014-01-01

    Importance Our understanding of how mental and physical disorders are associated and contribute to health outcomes in populations depends on accurate ascertainment of the history of these disorders. Recent studies have identified substantial discrepancies in the prevalence of mental disorders among adolescents and young adults depending on whether the estimates are based on retrospective reports or multiple assessments over time. It is unknown whether such discrepancies are also seen in mid to late life. Furthermore, no previous studies have compared lifetime prevalence estimates of common physical disorders such as diabetes and hypertension ascertained by prospective cumulative estimates vs. retrospective estimates. Objective To examine the lifetime prevalence estimates of mental and physical disorders during mid to late life using both retrospective and cumulative evaluations. Design Prospective population-based survey with 4 waves of interviews. Setting Community residents in Baltimore City, Maryland. Participants Volunteers who participated in the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) Survey wave 1 (1981) through wave 4 (2004) follow-up data (N = 1,071). Main outcome measures Lifetime prevalence of selected mental and physical disorders at wave 4 (2004), according to both retrospective data and cumulative evaluations based on 4 interviews from wave 1 to wave 4. Results Retrospective evaluations substantially underestimated the lifetime prevalence of mental disorders as compared with cumulative evaluations. The lifetime prevalence estimates ascertained by retrospective and cumulative evaluations were 4.5% vs. 13.1%, respectively, for major depression, 0.6% vs. 7.1% for obsessive-compulsive disorder, 2.5% vs. 6.7% for panic disorder, 12.6% vs. 25.3% for social phobia, 9.1% vs. 25.9% for alcohol abuse/dependence, and 6.7% vs. 17.6% for drug abuse/dependence. In contrast, retrospective lifetime prevalence estimates of physical disorders ascertained at wave 4 were much closer to those based on cumulative data from all 4 waves. The prevalence estimates ascertained by the two methods were 18.2% vs. 20.2%, respectively, for diabetes, 48.4% vs. 55.4% for hypertension, 45.8% vs. 54.0% for arthritis, 5.5% vs. 7.2% for stroke, and 8.4% vs. 10.5% for cancer. Conclusions and Relevance One-time, cross-sectional population surveys may consistently underestimate the lifetime prevalence of mental disorders. The population burden of mental disorders may, therefore, be substantially higher than previously appreciated. PMID:24402003

  16. Characterization of nested watershed hydrologic response from high-resolution rainfall and runoff data in the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Miller, A. J.; Lindner, G. A.; Smith, J. A.; Baeck, M. L.; Welty, C.; Miller, J.; Meierdiercks, K. L.

    2011-12-01

    This presentation reports initial results from analysis of data collected at a set of six stream gages representing three nested watershed scales (1-2 km2, 5-6 km2, 14 km2) in Dead Run, a highly impervious suburban watershed in Baltimore County, MD, USA. Streamflow data collected at 5-minute temporal resolution during the period 2007-2011 are compared with 1-km2 gridded and watershed-average precipitation data with 15-minute temporal resolution provided by the HydroNEXRAD project for the Baltimore metropolitan area. The period of overlapping precipitation and runoff data currently available for all six nested watersheds includes calendar years 2008 and 2009. Analyses include mass balance for monthly time periods as well as individual storm events; comparison of hydrologic response among nested watersheds of similar scale and across scales; and characterization of spatial and temporal patterns in storm-period rainfall, drainage network structure, watershed morphometry, and urban infrastructure as potential influences on patterns of hydrologic response. We attempted to isolate the effects of watershed characteristics by selecting a subset of storm events with a rainfall "pulse" defined by minimum accumulation of ~10 mm and >80% of storm-total rainfall arriving within a one-hour period at all six nested subwatersheds. Hydrographs were compared to assess characteristic shape, runoff ratio, and timing. We also examined several longer, more complex storm events with multiple rainfall pulses in order to observe the response at multiple watershed scales. Despite the constraints imposed on storm structure we find that even slight variations in the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall may be associated with major differences in watershed response (volume and timing) at the 1-2 km2 and 5-6 km2 scales. Some of these variations would be difficult to explain without availability of high-resolution rainfall data. In multiple events we observe that the 5-6 km2 watersheds rise and peak at the same time as their tributaries, and in other cases the larger watersheds exhibit a double peak in response to a single rainfall pulse, with the first peak (thought to be derived from local storm drains) occurring before peaks recorded upstream in tributary watersheds. Although there are pronounced differences in patterns of development and extent of stormwater management between the different tributary watersheds, observed hydrologic response does not always conform to the expected effects of these patterns. Hydrograph behavior with the change in scale from 5-6 km2 to 14 km2 is more predictable as a combination of translation and attenuation of the tributary hydrographs.

  17. HIV testing behaviors among Latinos in Baltimore City.

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    Chen, Nadine E; Meyer, Jaimie P; Bollinger, Robert; Page, Kathleen R

    2012-08-01

    In the US, HIV disproportionately affects Latinos who often present late in the disease. Baltimore has seen a recent rapid growth in its Latino population paralleled by an increasing impact of HIV/AIDS among Latinos. From 2009 to 2010, we performed a cross-sectional survey of Latinos accessing the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) Latino Outreach services to assess self-report of previous HIV testing, with particular attention to migration history and risk behaviors. Of 247 Latinos (46% male) accessing BCHD outreach services, 96% were foreign-born. Self-perceived HIV risk was not associated with actual risk behaviors or HIV testing. In multivariate models, previous HIV testing was correlated with knowledge of HIV transmission modes and knowing that a person with HIV can appear healthy. Consistent with CDC recommendations, HIV screening among Latino immigrants should not be limited to individuals with self-perceived risk for HIV. Promoting key pieces of HIV knowledge may improve HIV testing behaviors. PMID:22262410

  18. Baltimore Canyon Trough, a clastic-carbonate system

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    Edson, G.M. (Minerals Management Service, Herndon, VA (USA))

    1990-05-01

    Baltimore Canyon Trough is similar in age, architecture, and sedimentary framework to neighboring marginal basins offshore from eastern North America. The other basins are the Scotian and Georges Bank basins and the Carolina Trough. All contain a Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous clastic-carbonate sedimentary section composed of terrigenous basin fill and a shallow-water limestone platform. In Baltimore Canyon Trough, the platform is believed to be over 10 km thick. Upward through the Jurassic System, the platform progrades seaward and narrows. The platform top is earliest Cretaceous (Berriasian) and only about 5-15 km wide. Width of the base is indeterminate but apparently much wider. At the seaward edge of the platform is a limestone buildup and reef complex that consists of bioclastic wackestones, packstones, grainstones, and sponge-stromatoporoid-algal bindstones. Foreslope deposits are thrombolitic stromatactis-pelletal carbonate mudstones. Landward of the buildup, the platform contains numerous siliciclastic interbeds, consisting of mostly calcareous shale and siltstone with inertinite. The calciclastic lime mudstone beds of the platform contain terrigenous siliciclasts and kerogens. All units are oxidized and show considerable sedimentary reworking. Through the Jurassic System and into the Cretaceous, terrigenous clastic sediments became increasingly dominant in the basin and erosional-depositional cycles continually reworked carbonate, as well as siliciclastic, units.

  19. HIV Testing Behaviors Among Latinos in Baltimore City

    PubMed Central

    Chen, Nadine E.; Meyer, Jaimie P.; Bollinger, Robert; Page, Kathleen R.

    2012-01-01

    In the US, HIV disproportionately affects Latinos who often present late in the disease. Baltimore has seen a recent rapid growth in its Latino population paralleled by an increasing impact of HIV/AIDS among Latinos. From 2009 to 2010, we performed a cross-sectional survey of Latinos accessing the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) Latino Outreach services to assess self-report of previous HIV testing, with particular attention to migration history and risk behaviors. Of 247 Latinos (46% male) accessing BCHD outreach services, 96% were foreign-born. Self-perceived HIV risk was not associated with actual risk behaviors or HIV testing. In multivariate models, previous HIV testing was correlated with knowledge of HIV transmission modes and knowing that a person with HIV can appear healthy. Consistent with CDC recommendations, HIV screening among Latino immigrants should not be limited to individuals with self-perceived risk for HIV. Promoting key pieces of HIV knowledge may improve HIV testing behaviors. PMID:22262410

  20. Quasiperiodic surface Maryland models on quantum graphs

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    Konstantin Pankrashkin

    2008-11-20

    We study quantum graphs corresponding to isotropic lattices with quasiperiodic coupling constants given by the same expressions as the coefficients of the discrete surface Maryland model. The absolutely continuous and the pure point spectra are described. It is shown that the transition between them is governed by the Hill operator corresponding to the edge potential.

  1. Maryland's Educational Accountability Program: An Overview.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holowenzak, Stephen P.; Forgione, Pascal D.

    The Maryland Accountability Program (MAP), initiated in response to 1972 state legislation, has been planned and implemented to promote an understanding of the relationship among the quality of education, the characteristics of educational programs, the process of education and needed and available human and material resources, and, on the basis…

  2. State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2009. Maryland

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    National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Maryland edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on teacher quality…

  3. DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN MARYLAND LAKES

    EPA Science Inventory

    This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 4 lakes sampled by the National Eutrophication Survey in the state of Maryland. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's Trophic State Index, Palme...

  4. University of Maryland Entomology Student Organization

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 University of Maryland Entomology Student Organization Constitution May 20, 2005 PREAMBLE We, the graduate students of the Department of Entomology at the University a unified organization. ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE 1. Name The name of this organization shall be the Entomology

  5. Maryland: A Geographic Study for Elementary Students.

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    Fitzhugh, William P.

    This paper shows comparisons among the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, the Murray River region of South Australia, and the Rio de la Plata region of Uruguay. Through comparative geography, students are to draw their own conclusions about the similarities and differences of the three regions. Teachers are encouraged to use other resources to aid…

  6. Maryland attorney General's office Consumer Protection Division

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    Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

    Maryland attorney General's office Consumer Protection Division A N D Tenants Landlords Tips in these contracts so that misunderstandings can be avoided. The Consumer Protection Division receives many inqui's Office, Consumer Protection Division LandlordsA N D Tenants Tips on Avoiding Disputes #12;2 Application

  7. MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE Consumer Protection Division

    E-print Network

    Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

    1 MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE Consumer Protection Division A N D Tenants Landlords Tips made in these contracts so that misunderstandings can be avoided. The Consumer Protection Division, Consumer Protection Division LandlordsA N D Tenants Tips on Avoiding Disputes #12;4 ApplicationFees Q

  8. Enhancing the Maryland Environmental Public Health

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    FEATURES Enhancing the Maryland Environmental Public Health Workforce: A Collaborative Approach#12; 2.#12; -(! 4HOMAS "URKE#12; -0(#12; 0H$ Abstract The practice of environmental public health (EPH)--ensur ing food, water, and sanitation protection--is the traditional cornerstone of public health. Demands

  9. 76 FR 64421 - Maryland Disaster #MD-00018

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-18

    ...Public Assistance Only for the State of Maryland (FEMA- 4038-DR), dated 10/05/2011. Incident: Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. Incident Period: 09/06/2011 through 09/09/2011. Effective Date: 10/05/2011. Physical Loan...

  10. Citizenship Skills: Maryland Instructional Content Domain Bibliography.

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    Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.

    Designed to assist Maryland school administrators, library media specialists, and teachers in selecting materials for their citizenship programs, this guide contains annotations of materials selected by local teachers, social studies supervisors, and library media specialists from across the state. The selection was based on five criteria: (1)…

  11. Utilization of Education by Maryland's Welfare Customers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maryland State Dept. of Human Resources, Baltimore.

    Research was conducted on the use of education services by welfare recipients in Maryland through surveying local departments of social services and using university research departments. Information was sought on the following: the number of Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) customers engaged in educational activities, the types of activities,…

  12. University of Maryland Graduate Program in Astronomy

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    University of Maryland Graduate Program in Astronomy: A Handbook for Graduate Students Last revised student in the Department of Astronomy, a general overview of the graduate program in Astronomy of Astronomy. Information on University regulations and deadlines can be found at the Graduate School's website

  13. University of Maryland Sustainability Metrics Report 2010

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    Anisimov, Mikhail

    Program who in the fall of 2008 researched campus and corporate sustainability reporting best practicesUniversity of Maryland Sustainability Metrics Report 2010 #12;2 Table of Contents I. Introduction 3 II. Campus Sustainability Metrics Summary Table 4 III. CAMPUS: Sustainable Infrastructure

  14. America's Climate Choices, Maryland's Climate Choices

    E-print Network

    Maryland at College Park, University of

    America's Climate Choices, Maryland's Climate Choices Donald F. Boesch Department of Atmospheric on What We Know about Climate Change #12;MVN RSM Program Congress Requested Guidance about What to Do to global climate change and make recommendations regarding what steps must be taken and what strategies

  15. Clinical Research Billing Analysis University of Maryland

    E-print Network

    Weber, David J.

    Clinical Research Billing Analysis Services University of Maryland Office of Research & Development Center for Clinical Trials #12;UMB ORD Clinical Research Billing Analysis Services · UM does not bill Medicare or other payers for clinical services, but UMB clinical research studies impact affiliated

  16. Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maryland State Department of Education, 2006

    2006-01-01

    On June 9, 2003, the Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males was convened by the Maryland K-16 Leadership Council (chaired by the University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan, former Maryland Acting Secretary of Higher Education John A. Sabatini, Jr., and Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S.…

  17. Optical technology innovation in metropolitan networks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Paraschis, Loukas

    2004-04-01

    This paper evaluates the network architectures, the innovation in optical (WDM) system design, and the related transport technologies that have enabled metropolitan networks to scale to hundreds Gb/s of capacity, and to hundreds km of reach, meeting the diverse service needs of enterprise and residential applications, while maintaining cost lower than traditional long-haul optical transport. The analysis have lead to the development of a multi-service WDM system scalable to more than 300 Gb/s, and 500 km, exceeding the previous related demonstrations in reach and network (OADM) complexity. The most important performance achievements are summarized. The paper finally discusses future important technologies that hold promise to further enhance the cost-effectiveness of metropolitan optical systems.

  18. Maryland High School Premiere of "The Threepenny Opera."

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    Holt, Robin J.

    1980-01-01

    Chronicles the production and presentation of "The Threepenny Opera" by the Council of Independent Schools, a consortium of 11 Baltimore area high schools. The director discusses some details of his decision-making process. (JMF)

  19. Air pollution holiday effect in metropolitan Kaohsiung

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    Tan, P.; Chen, P. Y.

    2014-12-01

    Different from Taipei, the metropolitan Kaohsiung which is a coastal and industrial city has the major pollution sources from stationary sources such as coal-fired power plants, petrochemical facilities and steel plants, rather than mobile sources. This study was an attempt to conduct a comprehensive and systematical examination of the holiday effect, defined as the difference in air pollutant concentrations between holiday and non-holiday periods, over the Kaohsiung metropolitan area. We documented evidence of a "holiday effect", where concentrations of NOx, CO, NMHC, SO2 and PM10 were significantly different between holidays and non-holidays, in the Kaohsiung metropolitan area from daily surface measurements of seven air quality monitoring stations of the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration during the Chinese New Year (CNY) and non-Chinese New Year (NCNY) periods of 1994-2010. Concentrations of the five pollutants were lower in the CNY than in the NCNY period, however, that of O3 was higher in the CNY than in the NCNY period and had no holiday effect. The exclusion of the bad air quality day (PSI > 100) and the Lantern Festival Day showed no significant effects on the holiday effects of air pollutants. Ship transportation data of Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau showed a statistically significant difference in the CNY and NCNY period. This difference was consistent with those found in air pollutant concentrations of some industrial and general stations in coastal areas, implying the possible impact of traffic activity on the air quality of coastal areas. Holiday effects of air pollutants over the Taipei metropolitan area by Tan et al. (2009) are also compared.

  20. Risk Factors Associated with Childhood Strabismus: The Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Studies

    PubMed Central

    Cotter, Susan; Varma, Rohit; Tarczy-Hornoch, Kristina; McKean-Cowdin, Roberta; Lin, Jesse; Wen, Ge; Wei, Jolyn; Borchert, Mark; Azen, Stan; Torres, Mina; Tielsch, James M.; Friedman, David S.; Repka, Michael X.; Ibironke, Joanne Katz Josephine; Giordano, Lydia

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate risk factors associated with esotropia or exotropia in infants and young children. Design Population-based cross-sectional prevalence study. Participants Population-based samples of 9970 children ages 6 to 72 months from California and Maryland. Methods Participants were preschool African-American, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white children participating in the Multiethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Eye Disease Study. Data were obtained by parental interview and ocular examination. Odd ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated to evaluate the association of demographic, behavioral, and clinical risk factors with esotropia and exotropia. Main Outcome Measures Odds ratios (ORs) for various risk factors associated with esotropia or exotropia diagnosis based on cover testing. Results In multivariate logistic regression analysis, esotropia was independently associated with prematurity, maternal smoking during pregnancy, older preschool age (48–72 months), anisometropia, and hyperopia. There was a severity-dependent association of hyperopia with the prevalence of esotropia, with ORs increasing from 6.4 for 2.00 Diopters (D) to <3.00 D of hyperopia, to 122.0 for ? 5.00 D. Exotropia was associated with prematurity, maternal smoking during pregnancy, family history of strabismus, female sex, astigmatism (OR 2.5 for 1.50 to <2.50 D, and 5.9 for ? 2.5 D of astigmatism), and aniso-astigmatism in the J0 component (OR ? 2 for J0 aniso-astigmatism ? 0.25 D). Conclusions Prematurity and maternal smoking during pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of having esotropia and exotropia. Refractive error is associated in a severity-dependent manner to the prevalence of esotropia and exotropia. Because refractive error is correctable, these risk associations should be considered when developing guidelines for the screening and management of refractive error in infants and young children children. PMID:21856012

  1. LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING OPERATOR?S HOUSE. REMAINS OF BALTIMORE & OHIO ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING OPERATOR?S HOUSE. REMAINS OF BALTIMORE & OHIO CHICAGO TERMINAL RAILROAD BRIDGE BEYOND. - Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, Bridge No. 6, Spanning Calumet River, east of Chicago Skyway (I-90), Chicago, Cook County, IL

  2. Conferences and Sessions: NSTA Area Conference on Science Education: Charting the Course to Excellence, Baltimore, 2010

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1900-01-01

    Chart a course to excellence in science teaching and learning at the NSTA Baltimore Area Conference on Science Education. Conference strands include: Teaching Science in the 21st-Century Classroom Embracing the World from Our Own Backyar

  3. 40 CFR 81.18 - Metropolitan St. Louis Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Metropolitan St. Louis Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.18 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.18 Metropolitan St. Louis Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  4. 40 CFR 81.20 - Metropolitan Cincinnati Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Cincinnati Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.20 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.20 Metropolitan Cincinnati Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  5. 40 CFR 81.29 - Metropolitan Indianapolis Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Indianapolis Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.29 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.29 Metropolitan Indianapolis Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  6. 40 CFR 81.87 - Metropolitan Boise Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Boise Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.87 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.87 Metropolitan Boise Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  7. 40 CFR 81.101 - Metropolitan Dubuque Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2012-07-01

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  8. 40 CFR 81.14 - Metropolitan Chicago Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2013-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Chicago Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.14 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.14 Metropolitan Chicago Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  9. 40 CFR 81.43 - Metropolitan Toledo Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2011-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Toledo Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.43 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.43 Metropolitan Toledo Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  10. 40 CFR 81.101 - Metropolitan Dubuque Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2011-07-01

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  11. 40 CFR 81.200 - Metropolitan Columbus Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2014-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Columbus Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.200 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.200 Metropolitan Columbus Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  12. 40 CFR 81.87 - Metropolitan Boise Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2011-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Boise Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.87 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.87 Metropolitan Boise Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  13. 40 CFR 81.34 - Metropolitan Dayton Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2012-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Dayton Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.34 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.34 Metropolitan Dayton Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  14. 40 CFR 81.29 - Metropolitan Indianapolis Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2012-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Indianapolis Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.29 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.29 Metropolitan Indianapolis Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  15. 40 CFR 81.78 - Metropolitan Portland Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

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    2011-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Portland Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.78 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.78 Metropolitan Portland Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  16. 40 CFR 81.102 - Metropolitan Quad Cities Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Quad Cities Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.102 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.102 Metropolitan Quad Cities Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  17. 40 CFR 81.75 - Metropolitan Charlotte Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Charlotte Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.75 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.75 Metropolitan Charlotte Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  18. 40 CFR 81.20 - Metropolitan Cincinnati Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Cincinnati Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.20 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.20 Metropolitan Cincinnati Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  19. 40 CFR 81.75 - Metropolitan Charlotte Interstate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Charlotte Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.75 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.75 Metropolitan Charlotte Interstate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...

  20. 40 CFR 81.41 - Metropolitan Birmingham Intrastate Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Metropolitan Birmingham Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. 81.41 Section...PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.41 Metropolitan Birmingham Intrastate Air Quality Control Region. The Metropolitan...