For Immediate Release
June 18, 2012
Contacts: David Ottalini, 301 405 4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer TV Offers Great Terp Viewing Choices
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It's a summer of "Terps on TV" with three upcoming programs that highlight faculty expertise, important issues and student achievement.
TerpVision 6 Debuts
The sixth episode of TerpVision - the University of Maryland's popular video magazine - debutes on the web and local TV in Washington, DC and Baltimore June 23 at noon. Hosted by Maryland alumna Bonnie Bernstein '92, TerpVision tells the stories of Maryland's faculty, staff and students and the incredible impact they are having in our communities and in our world. In this episode, TerpVision will tell five compelling stories from across the College Park campus and beyond:
TerpVision will be shown in Washington, DC on WUSA Channel 9(CBS) at noon on Saturday, June 23. In Baltimore, you can watch TerpVision on WMAR Channel 2 (ABC) also at noon on June 23. TerpVision is also viewable anytime on the TerpVision web site. It will also be shown multiple times on UMTV, the University of Maryland's cable TV station. UMTV is on campus channel 38. Comcast customers can watch on Channel 73 in Prince George's County and on Channel 2 in Montgomery County. On Verizon, UMTV is on channel 40 in both counties.
TerpVision is produced by University Marketing, in cooperation with UMTV and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. For more information, please visit the TerpVision website.
The Future of Information Alliance
"Future-ists" from Google, Twitter and Microsoft came together on campus during the week of November 14, 2011 to inaugurate the Future of Information Alliance. The FIA was created to help identify challenges and opportunities arising from the evolving role of information in our lives -- and then to serve as a catalyst for research, innovation and action. On the evening of Tuesday, November 15, the Newseum in Washington, D.C. hosted a major event that brought together the university community and beyond to discuss with Google's "Director of User Happiness" Dan Russell, Microsoft human-computer interaction researcher Mary Czerwinski and former chief scientist at Twitter Abdur Chowdhury the key information challenges that exist and brainstorm ways to address those challenges through research and collaboration.
The University's newest production is called Research Matters. The program brings together some of Maryland's top faculty experts to talk about one issue. The first edition focuses on the Chesapeake Bay - its environmental and ecological challenges - and what the University of Maryland is doing to return the state's most precious national resource to health and prosperity. Research Matters can be viewed anytime online.
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