For Immediate Release
June 18, 2012
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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:
||A zombie-themed adventure run wins the top prize in the Cupid's Cup competition
||Students focus on philanthropy as they compete in Kevin Bacon's "Do Good Challenge"
||Terps become good neightobs as they work to make the campus and city more safe and clean
||A series of musical performances and discussions tell the story of a slave in life and death
||You know that pop song you can't get our of your head? A Terp may have written it.
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.
This FIA special program was broadcast on MPT - Maryland Public Television - on Tuesday, June 19 at 11p.m. on MPT2. Comcast users in Baltimore and the Washington, DC region can watch on channel 268. Verizon customers can watch MPT2(also called MPT Select) on channel 480. On RCN turn to channel 44 and Cox customers in Northern Virgina can watch on channel 812. Check this MPT website for complete channel listings.
The hour-long special is also available for viewing online and will be shown on UMTV. Videos of each days FIA sessions during the week of November 14 are available on the FIA website.
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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