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BY Melissa Gerr
January 9, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration designated Virginia, New York, Texas, North Dakota, Nevada and Alaska as testing areas for unmanned aircraft systems, popularly known as drones. The designations, part of a plan to safely integrate pilotless aircraft into the national airspace system, will see institutions in Maryland (the University System of Maryland), New Jersey (Rutgers University) CONTINUE »

January 9, 2014

The Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced almost $22 million in grants to four Israeli institutions. These grants are part of a continuing effort to invest in Israel’s leading institutions and critical initiatives with the goal of strengthening the country. The grants were awarded to Magen David Adom and Barzilai Hospital to help strengthen and protect CONTINUE »

January 9, 2014

The Community College of Baltimore County’s brochure promoting the institution’s many travel offerings was included in a showcase of internationally exemplary programs at the Learning Resources Network’s annual conference Nov. 21-23 in San Francisco. “Travel, Learn and Grow” received an award for excellence. CCBC’s travel opportunities for international study includes the Netherlands and Belgium.CONTINUE »

January 9, 2014

HIAS, the 130-year-old international Jewish nonprofit dedicated to welcoming and protecting the rights of refugees, has announced three additions to its senior management team. The new managers will join recently appointed president and CEO Mark Hetfield. Rabbi Jennie Rosenn is assuming the newly created role of vice president for community engagement; Riva Silverman will join CONTINUE »

January 9, 2014

A German newspaper, Neue Osnabrück Zeitung, published an op-ed last week, “Israel as Jewish state: Unacceptable demand,” sparking outrage in the German Jewish community. Author Franziska Kückmann compared the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state by the Palestinians with the creation of either a theocracy like the Islamic Republic of Iran or an “apartheid CONTINUE »