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Edward St. John attends dedication ceremony of new UMD building named after him

The Diamondback  |  Angela Jacob About 250 guests, faculty and student volunteers gathered in the recently completed Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center on Thursday for the building's dedication ceremony. Guests included Edward St. John himself, various members of his foundation and campus, city and state officials. The large lecture hall, which can seat 238, used for the ceremony was filled, with some people standing in the back. University President Wallace Loh thanked everyone for attending the ceremony despite the rain. The event comes less than three weeks...

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Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at the University of Maryland Will Transform the Classroom Experience

University of Maryland Dedicated today, the first new academic building constructed on McKeldin Mall in more than 50 years will serve as a national model of collaborative learning   COLLEGE PARK, Md.,May 11, 2017 -- The University of Maryland dedicated the new Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center today, named for Baltimore-based developer, philanthropist and 1961 alumnus,Edward St. John, founder and chairman of St. John Properties. The 187,000-square-foot space, which includes 12 classrooms and nine teaching labs with a total of 1,500 seats, will elevate the culture of...

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UMD’s new biz center is getting creative with classroom layout

Technical.ly /Baltimore | Stephen Babcock A Baltimore developer’s name adorns a new University of Maryland building that’s looking to break with traditional lecture models and encourage entrepreneurship. The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, which was officially dedicated in College Park on Thursday, has a mix of classrooms and teaching labs. The TERP (Teach, Engage, Respond and Participate) classrooms arrange the furniture differently than typical classrooms, whether in round tables or mobile desks. They also have tech to share screens. The building also has lots of...

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Take a look inside UMd.’s newest classroom building, named after developer Edward St. John

Baltimore Business Journal  |  Melody Simmons COLLEGE PARK — The bucolic and famous green that runs through the University of Maryland College Park campus got a new look this week. The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center was dedicated Thursday morning with 12 new high-tech classrooms and nine chemistry labs that are expected to hold upwards of 12,000 students a day. The 187,000-square-foot center cost $120 million and will allow university officials to continue a push to renovate and update dozens of other existing classrooms on campus. St. John, founder and chairman of...