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Baltimore Business Journal Explores MICA's Economic and Cultural Impact, Research Initiatives

Article Demonstrates How College Is 'An Increasingly Attractive Stop on the Job Recruiter Circuit'

Posted 05.29.09 by MICA Media Relations

BALTIMORE--The Baltimore Business Journal explored MICA's economic and cultural impact on Baltimore, and the College's research initiatives in a special Higher Education section of the May 29-June 4 issue.

MICA Making a Strong Impression: Renowned Art College Broadens Industry Reach demonstrates how the College prepares artists and designers for employment in the 21st Century job market. It also touts MICA's role in the revitalization of Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District and creative reuse of existing buildings, under the direction of MICA President Fred Lazarus.

An accompanying article, MICA Forges Research Alliances to Bring Artistic Flair to Science, features an interview with Gunalan Nadarajan, the College's vice provost for research, who revealed some of the interesting partnerships the College has forged with other institutions, which include health organizations.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.