TU Innovates Newsletter

A Focus On GIS Technology

GIS technology enables us to use and visualize data in innovative ways. TU's Center for GIS (CGIS) works to make GIS technology accessible and relevant to clients throughout the region. The team takes great pride in applying best practices and innovative strategies to data discovery, integration, analysis, and dissemination to help solve complex problems and empower others to garner insights through a spatial lens. CGIS works closely with MSGIC, MD DoIT, and MD GIO to support GIS activities of state agencies, including professional development and training services.

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Learn how we are creating efficiencies for statewide initiatives. MORE

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Learn Tips & Tricks for getting started with ArcGIS Online. MORE


Take a look at how GIS can be used to nurture empowerment. MORE

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GIS Training Program

If you are a state employee and interested in GIS, take advantage of the Statewide GIS Training Program. MORE

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TUgis Conference

This is a great opportunity for geospatial companies, non-profits, and educational institutions to share ideas and products. MORE

Upcoming Events

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Public Health and Healthcare Informatics Showcase

April 4, 2018, 7:30–10:00 a.m.
Innovative research and discovery are happening across campus. Join administrators and researchers to discover how together we can improve clinical care and public health for Maryland's citizens. MORE

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Fight. Flight. Freeze.

Tuesday, April 10, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Toxic psychological stress has negative effects on a child's brain. What are the repercussions for society? Learn from Dr. Bethany Brand, one of the world’s foremost authorities in psychological trauma. MORE

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Explore Opportunities. Expand Partnerships.

Tuesday, April 24, 11:30–1:30 p.m.
TU is working with 300+ organizations across Maryland to create positive impacts. Join administrators, faculty, and staff to network, explore collaborations, and expand partnerships. MORE

Engaging Our Communities


The Animal Clinic

How can children better understand healthcare? Providing healthcare services to stuffed animals. MORE

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Living Well

What's the golden ticket to living well? Learn a few quick tips from the Wellness Center at TU. MORE


Creating an EdTech Ecosystem

How has TU Incubator's recent history impacted its growth and what's next? MORE

What's Driving Our Economy?

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The Price of Gold

Competing in the Olympics may be priceless. But, what's the real price of gold? MORE

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Welcome to the Upside Down

How did our changing economy impact the 2016 election of Donald Trump? MORE

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Food Access and Public Policy

How are Baltimore City officials working to improve access to healthy food? MORE

Lifelong & Continuing Education

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Explore Membership in Osher at TU

From arts and humanities to social and physical sciences, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TU provides academic programing for adults over 50. MORE

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PMBOK: The Gold Standard for Project Managers

Agile raises the bar for the project management professionals and Towson University is proud to be among the first to introduce PMBOK 6 with Agile. MORE

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Upcoming PMP Course

Begins March 5, 2018
Now featuring agile management, TU's course prepares individuals for a project management job in any industry. NOTE: TU students, parents, and alumni receive 20% off this course. MORE

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Congratulations to Frank, who has been recognized as a Top 100 Influencer in EdTech by edtech digest. He joins a list of national influencers who are leading the conversation on education technology.

Division of Innovation and Applied Research
Towson University
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With a focus on fulfilling Towson University's identity and mission as a workforce and economic development driver, the Division of Innovation & Applied at Towson University works to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland and its citizens.