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Brain Bee Inspires Next Generation’s Neuroscientists

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May 19, 2014

The International Brain Bee competition for high school students has been inspiring future neuroscientists around the world for 16 years.

“I started the program with the future in mind,” said Brain Bee founder Norbert Myslinski, associate professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at University of Maryland School of Dentistry. “Ultimately our goal is to help treat and find cures for neurological disorders, and the Brain Bee is a way to motivate young people to study the brain and pursue neuroscience as a field.”

SfN Awards Promote Achievements in Neuroscience

April 15, 2014

Each year at its annual meeting, SfN presents more than $500,000 in prizes, awards, and honoraria to celebrate outstanding individuals and programs in neuroscience. Nominations are now open for SfN awards recognizing young scientists and science education, promoting women in neuroscience, and highlighting outstanding career and research achievements.

Among the awards last year, SfN recognized Xandra Breakefield, professor of neurology at Harvard University’s Massachusetts General Hospital, with its Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award. Established in 2000, this honor recognizes individuals with an outstanding career in neuroscience who take the time to actively promote women’s professional advancement in neuroscience.

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BalletNOVA Brings Falls Church Leaders to the Nutcracker

December 3, 2013

BalletNova’s twist on a traditional Christmastime ballet has added additional guests to its party scene this year, as the production’s 10th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” will feature special local guests onstage who will observe firsthand the production’s unique first act.

Falls Church Theater Company Celebrates Sophomore Season With “Becoming Human”

July 15, 2013

The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company explored what it means to be human with an emotional robot, a meeting between two strangers in the park, and the lies our parents tell us in to launch the company’s second season of performances this month at the James Lee Community Center.

The “Becoming Human” series began with “Sentiment,” written by Longwood University junior Marie Lupia and Flying Muskrat playwright contest winner. The group held the contest after discovering that D.C.’s Arena Stage would not hold its annual student playwright contest this year.

German Gourmet Specialty Shop Celebrates 50 Years in Business

April 26, 2012

Clara Dunn searches the aisles of German Gourmet with her husband John for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for John’s mother, who is from Austria. The store’s chocolate section catches Clara’s eye, particularly the Asbach chocolates. She picks up one of these rectangular boxes with a green-yellow border labeled Edle Bohnen.

“It’s filled with brandy,” Clara said. “In fact, that’s what I’m going to get Vicki and we’ll get some for ourselves.”

Falls Church Bike Shop Reopens After 3 Months, Building Repairs

March 27, 2012

Longtime customers of the Bike Club on 438 S. Washington St. will immediately notice a change when walking through its reopened doors – the space is less cluttered. Bikes are now hung up on freshly-painted light blue walls, with wheels hung along the ceiling, and there is a clear pathway to walk around the shop.

Loyal Bike Club customer Greg Keul isn’t a fan of the new, less-cluttered shop.

“I liked it better when it was kind of a junk shop,” Keul said.

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Corridor Cities Transitway, Traffic Relief in the Distance for Commuters

May 18, 2013

When Margie Weaver accepted a job in North Bethesda, she didn’t think much about driving 42 miles from her home in Unionville to her workplace—until a trip she thought would take her about 45 minutes took up to two and a half hours in traffic on Interstate 270.

“When you add that [commute] on to an eight-, nine-hour day, you’re 14 hours away from home,” Weaver said.

Frederick County ‘activity centers’ help channel growth

March 17, 2013

WASHINGTON — Karen and Norman Cornelius have lived in Brunswick all their lives, and remember when its downtown was bustling and the railroad station was a major employer for the town’s residents.

“We had everything here you needed,” Karen Cornelius, 67, said of she and her husband, 71. “It just used to be crowded all the time.”

Generators May Soon Become as Common as Air Conditioners

March 9, 2013

WASHINGTON — Maryland residents who fear the next winter storm will cut their power supply might appreciate CDS Logistics President Roy Cranford’s vision of stationary generators one day becoming as commonplace as air conditioners.

Political Theater: Md. Politicians Discuss Sequester’s Impact on BWI, State Businesses

March 3, 2013

BALTIMORE — The automatic spending cuts that began Friday could result in longer lines at airport security checks and closure of air traffic control towers if Congress doesn’t agree on a way to reduce the budget, according to Maryland politicians who gathered at Maryland’s busiest airport.

Maryland Politicians Call for Compromise to Prevent Sequester

February 28, 2013

ELKRIDGE – Maryland’s location near the nation’s capital will cause sequestration to have a stronger influence on the state’s economy, Gov. Martin O’Malley said to employees at FLIR Systems, a thermal imaging company here.

Sequester to impact Md. Air Traffic Control Towers

February 24, 2013

Air traffic control towers at Maryland’s five regional airports could shut down on April 1 as the Department of Transportation plans ways to cut its budget should the sequester occur, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday.


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