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TU introduces new StarTUp Accelerator

Member of the inaugural StarTUp Accelerator meet with each other for the first time through Cisco's WebEx Teams Video Conferencing

Sponsored by the Division of Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, the StarTUp Accelerator supports student and local business ventures in an intensive eight-week, cohort-based fellowship where start-up businesses take residency and work in a collaborative space to accelerate their ventures. The inaugural cohort is a diverse group that includes two student-based ventures, a 100% halal-certified consumer cosmetics brand, a sports betting game from recent TU grads, and ventures from current TU faculty.


Engaging Our Communities

Nonprofits address critical needs, advance the quality of life of Marylanders, and are a powerhouse for economic impact. Recently, they have quickly adapted to meet community needs while working to sustain themselves. Join the BTU team for conversations with area nonprofits working alongside TU faculty and staff to create positive impacts in our community.

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A conversation with WTMD

Wednesday, May 6, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Learn how TU's listener supported public radio station has shifted programming and fundraising efforts during this time with WTMD directors Kirsten Scofield, Kristin Laporte, and Sam Sessa.


Wide Angle Youth Media

A conversation with Wide Angle Youth Media

Learn about best practices, strategies and responsiveness of non-profits in Baltimore during a pandemic with Susan Malone, executive director of Wide Angle Youth Media.


Educational Opportunities

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Save 20% on online certification prep courses

Towson University Continuing & Professional Studies has suspended in-class courses. That doesn’t mean learning and career advancement has to stop. Earn a professional certification with a full schedule of online courses—discounted 20% through May 31, 2020.

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TU Cisco Networking Academy offering free online courses

TU Cisco Networking Academy is offering free, online, self-paced IT courses to the public for one year. Choose from exploratory and intermediate IT courses to programming and a middle school adventure series for kids.


Online lectures—free and no sign-up necessary

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The Rise of Benny Goodman

Seth Kibel, one of the mid-Atlantic’s premier woodwind specialists

How did the child of Russian Jewish immigrants go from abject poverty to eminent stardom in American music by the time he was a mere 26 years old? Learn about the rise of Benjamin David Goodman and how he helped usher in a new era in pop culture.

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Holocaust Remembrance: Connecting Memory and Responsibility

Jon Aaron, teacher at McDonogh School for 44 years

Deepen your understanding of the art and architecture of The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum from archival and personal photographs and video. The thinking of survivors Elie Wiesel and Viktor Frankl will serve as a thematic thread.

What's Driving Our Economy?

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Eye on the Economy

Over the past few weeks, a total of nearly 300,000 Marylanders have filed initial unemployment claims, just a small piece of the over 20 million claims made across the United States. VIEW ANALYSIS

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There's no place like home

COVID-19 has infected every facet of our lives. Here's a look at the economic theory that explains some of the reactions we’ve seen to COVID-19 pandemic. MORE

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Keeping up with the unemployment claims

Based on reported claims, the unemployment rate for the United States is estimated at 12.7 percent. This is the highest national unemployment rate seen since 1940. MORE

TU Opportunities & Resources


WTMD misses no beat

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many challenges for WTMD. Learn how TU’s listener supported public radio station is engaging the community in new ways. MORE

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Cook Library collecting stories

At the same time as most regular services continue, the library is taking on a new project: Collecting stories from students, faculty, staff and other university affiliates to document how the coronavirus pandemic changed lives. SHARE YOUR STORY

Leslie Harrison

Poetry in the time of COVID-19

If you’ve made sourdough, watched Tiger King three times and scrolled to the end of the Internet, National Book Award finalist and Towson University professor Leslie Harrison has 11 poems to get you through. MORE

Lynn Tomlinson

Share it if you’ve earned it

Doing your part by staying home is no small task. That's why professor Lynn Tomlinson created animated merit badges that highlight the (big and small) achievements of people staying at home. MORE

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Virtual planetarium show: Birth of Planet Earth

How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? This film uses advanced, data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the greatest questions in science today. MORE

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Virtual planetarium show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate. This cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate. MORE

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