Professorship opens doors for cardiology research

Hopkins Pulse Magazine | News for Friends of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute Edward St. John, founder and chairman of St. John Properties, Inc., one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest and most successful privately held commercial real estate firms, always had a lower-than-average heart rate at 50 beats per minute. It could even […]

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Edward St. John Foundation Awards $50K Grant to Maryland Blended Reality Center

University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies A noted Baltimore philanthropic organization has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Maryland Blended Reality Center (MBRC) in support of using new immersive technologies for education, humanitarian purposes and social change. The grant from the Edward St. John Foundation supports MBRC’s development of innovative devices and education […]

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Active-Learning Buildings Showcase New Teaching Philosophies

Chris Hayhurst  |  Ed Tech Magazine Colleges elevate active learning with major building and technology investments.   Assistant Director of Academic Facilities Hilary Gossett (Left) says collaboration was key to the design of the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. A new building at the University of Maryland, […]

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Central Elementary gets $1 million donation for space center

Braley Dodson  | Daily Herald The $1 displayed on the cutout of the spaceship wasn’t impressing the students of Central Elementary School in Pleasant Grove. Neither was the $10 revealed when another cover was pulled to show the next number in the donation. And then the next zero was uncovered, and the next, and the […]

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Alpine embarks on new mission to rebuild space center

Deseret News  |  Utah PLEASANT GROVE — A captain and her team confront totalitarian leaders and weigh whether to grant asylum to interstellar refugees as they work to repair their spaceship. Then they go outside for recess. The simulation based in a Pleasant Grove elementary school draws on more than just astronomy. At the Christa […]

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St. John Properties, Inc. Named NAIOP 2018 Developer of the Year

NAIOP  |  News Baltimore-based commercial real estate developer honored for industry innovation NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected St. John Properties, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, as the 2018 Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor. St. John Properties is a commercial real estate developer and owner with 19 million […]

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UMD re-thinks campus space to better reflect ‘the future of education’

Education Dive  |  Autumn A Arnett Dive Brief:   The University of Maryland is one of a number of institutions across the country that is re-designing its physical spaces to better achieve the teaching and learning outcomes the university has identified as optimal, as it looks to move away from the traditional professor-at-the-front lecture style. […]

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A New High-Tech Learning Center Changed How These Professors Teach

The Chronicle of Higher Education  |  Julia Schmalz When the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center opened this fall at the University of Maryland at College Park, students were not the only ones learning. Faculty members using the high-tech spaces designed for collaborative learning found that they had to rethink their pedagogy to take […]

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