Adler Gives Radio Book Talk

adlerPhysics Professor Charles Adler was interviewed on the Coast to Coast AM radio program on April 3 to discuss his new book “Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction.” Book signings will be held at Fenwick Street Used Books and Music in Leonardtown, Md., on April 6 and at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on May 26.

Froom Awarded Maryland State Arts Council Award

David-FroomProfessor David Froom has recently been given his fifth Maryland State Arts Council Award for music composition in  classical music. Composers within this category are awarded for a specific recent musical composition. Froom’s piece, “Turn of Events,” for alto saxophone and piano premiered at the International Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, Va, in Jan 2013, and since then has had performances at Vanderbilt University, University of Illinois-Urbana, and Middle Tennessee State-Murfreesboro. It was also played at St. Mary’s College last year and published last year by the American Composers Alliance. To hear a recording of Froom’s work, visit

Patterson to Jury Bethesda Painting Awards

carriepatterson_aboutAssociate Professor of Art Carrie Patterson will jury the Bethesda Painting Awards, downtown Bethesda’s annual juried art competition that exclusively honors painters from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The work of the finalists will be on exhibit from June 4 – 28 in Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E in downtown Bethesda, Md.