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ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, MD – (AP) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is honoring former U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes by naming its marine science center for him.

The Paul S. Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Center was dedicated Monday at Assateague Island.

State and local leaders attended the ceremony. UMES President Thelma Thompson thanked Sarbanes for his extended service to the nation, Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Over 30 artworks by three graduating seniors in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be on view at the Mosely Gallery in the Arts and Technology building from May 1-15. A closing reception takes place on May 15, from 4 to 6 p.m.

"The show is the culmination of years of hard work in studio classes, under the direction of fine arts faculty," said Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg, Mosely Gallery director, who also teaches art history in the Department of Fine Arts.

PRINCESS ANNE, MD ? – A graduate student and a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) returned with first place honors from a scholarly competition among researchers at the 14th Biennial Research Symposium of the Association of Research Directors (ARD) in Atlanta, GA, earlier this month. The ARD is an association of agricultural research administrators at the 18 historically black land-grant universities.

(BBC) – But unlike other games, America's Army is truly a product of the US military. The Army first released the game a few years ago as a recruiting tool.

But, at the recent Serious Games Summit in Washington, DC, the Army showed off a new use for its computer game - training soldiers for combat.

America's Army now has six million registered users, and scores of fansites, worldwide. That is not just because the Army gives the game away online for free.

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