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Easton Hall — Dormitory constructed in 1965; designed by Ted Engelhardt. Named for Easton, Maryland, county seat of Talbot County.

"Echo Spots" — Mysterious locations on campus, mostly along the Mall, that reflect the sound of voices. The most prominent echo spot is the podium inside a four foot circular wall in front of Montgomery Hall. Many of the echo spots, including the podium, which was intended for a statue that was never made, were created in the mid-1980s as a part of landscaping efforts to improve drainage on the mall and deter people from walking on the grass. Other good echo spots are the alcoves along the mall and spaces in front of Holzapfel, Symons, Marie Mount, Woods, Tydings and H.J. Patterson halls facing the mall.

Editor-in-Chief, first female — The first female editor-in-chief of the Diamondback was Jackie Brophy, who took over the reins of the paper in the sumer of 1944 with a handful of writers. At the time, the paper was published once a week due to wartime restrictions.

Education, College of — The College of Education traces its origins to 1912, the year that the first teacher education courses were offered by Jacob E. Metzger on the campus of the Maryland Agricultural College. For more information on the history of the college, visit the College of Education timeline.

Elkins Building — Constructed in 1979; named for Wilson H. Elkins, president of the University of Maryland, 1954-1978.

Elkton Hall — Dormitory constructed in 1965; named for Elkton, Maryland, county seat of Cecil County.

Ellicott Hall — Dormitory constructed in 1966; designed by Johannes & Murray. Named for Ellicott City, Maryland, county seat of Howard County.

Elvis performs on campus Elvis — Elvis Presley performed two concerts in Cole Field House on September 27 and 28, 1974, to packed houses. Elvis is also connected to campus through Jack R. Salamanca, professor of English, author of the novel The Lost Country. Salamanca's work was the basis for Elvis's film Wild in the Country, which was released in 1961.

Emmy Winners — Numerous alumni, faculty, and staff of the University of Maryland have won Emmy Awards:

  • Alumni David Simon and David Mills won an Emmy award on September 10, 2000, for their HBO miniseries entitled The Corner.
  • On September 8, 2001, English professor Michael Olmert won an Emmy for "Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or More)" for his work as co-writer on the film Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special, a documentary on the allosaurus dinosaur. Olmert won his second and third Emmys in the same category for the film Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2002) and the BBC animated program Before the Dinosaurs (2006).
  • Jimmy Roberts (Class of 1979), a sports broadcaster and writer, has won 13 Emmy Awards in the categories of writing, best feature, journalism, and individual achievement, including two for his "Olympic Moments" feature pieces for the Sydney and Salt Lake City games.
  • Dave Ottalini, Senior Communications Manager for the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, won a National News Emmy for his part in the CNN coverage of the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing.
  • Connie Chung (Class of 1969) has won three Emmys including two (1989 and 1990) for "Outstanding Interview" and one (1990) for "Outstanding News and Documentary Program" (Millennium Special).
  • School of Music faculty member Chris Vadala won an Emmy as part of the Chuck Mangione Quartet for the theme song for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, "Give It All You Got!"
  • Catherine (Cassie) Mackin (Class of 1960) won two Emmys, one for a 20/20 piece she did on drunk driving in 1981 and one as part of the NBC News team that covered the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 1972.
  • Charles Michael (Mike) von Fremd (Class of 1974) was part of a team of reporters that received an Emmy Award for ABC's World News Tonight Saturday broadcast of the day Elian Gonzalez was taken from his Miami, Florida, relatives and returned to his father in Cuba.
  • Alumnus Barry Louis Polisar hosted the Emmy Award-winning syndicated children's television show "Field Trip" about educational travel.
  • Thomas F. Horton (Class of 1952) won two Emmy Awards as a documentary film producer, including one for the 1984 Outstanding Informational Special, "America Remembers John F. Kennedy."
  • Leah Siegel (Class of 1989) was a three-time Emmy Award winner as one of the first women to become a full-time field producer for ESPN.
  • Diane Kredensor (Class of 1989) is an Emmy Award-winning animator who has created episodes of children's favorites "Pinky and the Brain," "WordWorld," and "Clifford the Big Red Dog."
  • Scot Reese, Head of Theatre Performance at the university, won an Emmy for Individual Achievement in Performance in 1991.

Engineering, A. James Clark School of — Founded in 1894 when the Secretary of the Navy detailed Lt. John D. Ford of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps to the Maryland Agricultrual College to begin the mechanical engineering program. Named in 1994 for A. James Clark (Class of 1950) alumnus in civil engineering.

Engineering Building in the snow Engineering Building — Constructed in 1950. Monuments honoring the 100th anniversary of the engineering program and the campus chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honors society, grace the outside of the building.

Engineering degrees, women — The first woman to receive a degree was Evelyn Barstow Harrison, who graduated with a B.S. in civil engineering in 1932. Harrison went on to serve as the first director of the Federal Women's Program of the Civil Service Commission, which sought equal opportunity for women in federal employment practices.

Enrollment — The first entering class of 1859 consisted of 34 students. Current enrollment statistics are available at the UM Newsdesk Facts & Figures page.

Entomology, first profeessor of — Townsend Glover, who joined the Maryland Agricultural College Faculty soon after the school opened, is considered to be the first professor of entomology in the United States.

ESPN — The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) broadcast its first college football game from Byrd Stadium on September 9, 1979, one day after the new network came on the air. The Terps, led by head coach Jerry Claiborne, defeated Villanova, 24-20.

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