University of Maryland en ACC-Maryland Exit Dispute Heads To Court <p></p><p>The North Carolina Court of Appeals will begin hearing arguments Thursday over a dispute between the Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Maryland. The school has been a member of the conference since its inception 60 years ago, but announced last fall it plans to depart to the Big Ten Conference. However, prior to that decision, a majority of Presidents from ACC member schools voted to increase the exit fee for departing schools. The amount jumped from about $20 million jumped to $52 million.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:35:32 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 23109 at ACC-Maryland Exit Dispute Heads To Court N.C. State Researcher Working With Univ. of Maryland On Bridge Sensors <p>Teams of scientists from NC State and the University of Maryland are developing new wireless sensors designed to detect structural deficiencies in bridges. They hope the smart technology will help prevent bridge disasters like the one in Minneapolis 5 years ago that claimed the lives of 13 people. Lead scientist Mehdi Kalantari is a research engineer from U-M-D. He says the sensors are durable and are built to withstand harsh conditions...<br> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:27:00 +0000 Catherine Brand 1910 at