Tri-County College Fair an annual community service

Oct 12, 2016
UMES Office of Public Relations

High school juniors and seniors can connect with representatives from colleges across the country at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Tri-County College Fair.  

The event, in its 15th year, is free and takes place Thurs., Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.

UMES faculty member receives U.S. patent

Oct 12, 2016

Dr. Yuanwei Jin is the first faculty member in two decades to be the primary recipient of a U.S. Patent assigned exclusively to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Credit UMES Office of Public RelationsEdit | Remove

Dr. Yuanwei Jin has come up with an invention that could head off energy pipeline ruptures like the one that caused gasoline prices to spike in September, and he’s been issued a patent for his unique idea.

Group accuses Indian River district of racial discrimination

Oct 4, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Sussex County citizens group has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Indian River School District of racial discrimination.

The Coalition for Education Reform claims that the district is using the George Washington Carver Academy, a special education school, as a "punitive dumping ground" for African-American students branded as "troublemakers."

UMES Gourmet Dinner tickets on sale

Oct 3, 2016
UMES Office of Public Relations

Tickets go on sale Oct. 5 for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s gourmet dining series; a long-time fall tradition.  This year, hospitality and tourism management students and faculty have planned a Veterans’ Day salute and a month later, a holiday celebration.

The five-course meals take place Nov. 11 and Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center ballroom. Advanced tickets are required and can be purchased in the Henson Center, suite 2100, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, per meal.

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