College Professor

Wins National Award Alicia Juarrero of Prince George's Community College was named a U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Juarrero is one of four national winners selected from 422 nominations to win a $5,000 prize. She was recognized for her dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative instruction methods.

Juarrero, who was born in Cuba, has taught philosophy at the college since 1975. She received her bachelor's degree, master's and doctorate in philosophy from the University of Miami. She previously taught at San Francisco State University, the College of Alameda, Catholic University and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Juarrero plans to use the $5,000 award to establish the Marlene Carpenter Philosophy Scholarship Award, in honor of the founder and chair of the community college's philosophy department. The scholarship will award $500 annually to a Prince George's Community College student for tuition and fees for philosophy courses.

School of Business

Dedicates New Wing The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland dedicated its new $38 million wing Nov. 8 during Maryland's homecoming weekend.

The four-story, 103,000 square-foot addition to Van Munching Hall doubles the size of the business school and provides the most technologically advanced learning space on the university's campus. It has wired data jacks at each student desk, video and audio conferencing in all classrooms and wireless computing access throughout the building.

-- Willie Pugh

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