March 3, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

UMD Suspends Italy Study Abroad Program

The University of Maryland suspended its Italy study abroad program on Friday, Feb. 28. This comes after the Center for Disease Control categorized Italy as a Warning Level 3. Students abroad were directed to the Education Abroad office to receive guidance on their return home. Most students, once home, will be completing their studies online. […]

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February 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Jose Andrés Provides Meals to Cruise Guests Quarantined by Coronavirus

Chef and Bethesda resident Jose Andrés is helping quarantined cruise passengers in Japan with his non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK).  Over 3,700 people on the cruise ship Diamond Princess were quarantined for about two weeks in Yokohama, Japan after passengers were diagnosed with the coronavirus. According to a database from Johns Hopkins that tracks global […]

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November 21, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

End of the Baby Shark Era: Nats’ Parra Leaves for Japan

Gerardo Parra, the man responsible for the Baby Shark phenomenon that became synonymous with the Washington Nationals’ run to a World Series title will not be back for the 2020 season. The 32-year-old outfielder signed a deal with Yomiuri Giants in Japan’s Nippon professional baseball league this week. Parra was signed by the Nats in […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New Citizens Are Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

A Naturalization Ceremony was held on June 1 at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 new citizens were welcomed from 27 different countries. Representatives from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officiated the ceremony. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Countries represented, included: Albania, Algeria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, […]

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February 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Resident Sam Deutsch Wins Jeopardy’s College Championship

Bethesda resident Sam Deutsch, a student at the University of Southern California, was the $100,000 grand prize winner of Jeopardy’s 2016 College Championship this month. His winning answer was “Biden” and that resulted in a shout out on Twitter, and a letter from the vice president of the United States. .@Jeopardy Kind of a heavy […]

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November 13, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Maryland Signs Driver’s License Reciprocity Agreement with Japan (PHOTO)

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and Deputy Chief of Mission Hrioyasu Izumi of the Japanese Embassy signed a driver’s license reciprocity agreement between Maryland and Japan on Friday, Nov. 13. According to a news release, the agreement allows Japanese citizens living in Maryland to obtain license without taking the driving or written license exams, if they already […]

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August 19, 2015 | Aline Barros

70th Anniversary of WWII Victory To Be Marked With Special Tribute (VIDEO)

Japan surrendered to Allied forces on the summer of 1945, and that ended World War II. Seventy years later, local and international musicians and singers are scheduled to perform at Never Forgotten: A Musical Tribute to the End of the World War II on Sept. 5 at the Strathmore in North Bethesda. This tribute will feature accomplished […]

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June 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Announces MOU Between Univ. of Maryland and Chinese Academy of Sciences

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the headquarters of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China’s top science and technology research and educational organization. Signed on June 2nd by UMD President Wallace D. Loh and CAS President Bai Chunli at […]

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May 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Governor Hogan Arrives in South Korea for Trade Mission

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has arrived in Seoul, South Korea for a trade mission. This is his first stop on an economic development mission to Asia. The governor is joined by a delegation of Maryland business executives and higher education leaders. After South Korea, Governor Hogan heads to China. The last stop on this trip […]

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March 24, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College’s International Student Club (VIDEO)

A growing group of international students are finding friendship and cultural exchange at Montgomery College through welcoming fellow students and alumni. Carolina Galeano has more in this report. Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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