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UMBC named a “Best Value College” eight years in a row for strong academics and affordability

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has again named UMBC a Best Value College, featuring UMBC on both its “top 100” public universities list and “top 300” national list. UMBC is one of just three universities in the state of Maryland to be featured for 2017. Continue reading UMBC named a “Best Value College” eight years in a row for strong academics and affordability

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Amy Froide examines the role of women investors in England’s financial revolution on WYPR

“Collectively, female investors enabled Britain’s rise to a military, economic, and colonial power in the 1700s, and women’s capital was a critical component of British imperialism,” explains Froide, acting chair and associate professor of history. Continue reading Amy Froide examines the role of women investors in England’s financial revolution on WYPR

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In Hour of Code, UMBC students give Baltimore youth hands-on intro to computing careers

“I had some students tell me that coding was much more fun than they thought it’d be,” said Gabrielle Salib ’17, interdisciplinary studies. “That was precisely the purpose of our event: to show the UMBC community that they, too, can code!” Continue reading In Hour of Code, UMBC students give Baltimore youth hands-on intro to computing careers

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New Green Offices program engages UMBC community in campus sustainability efforts

“A lot of people wanted to be more sustainable, but didn’t feel empowered to take action,” says Tanvi Gadhia, so the program provides a scaffold to help offices build their own green efforts. Twenty-seven offices have stepped up to the challenge so far. Continue reading New Green Offices program engages UMBC community in campus sustainability efforts

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Baltimore Stories final event focuses on listening to communities, strengthening coalitions

“Now more than ever, it is crucial to consider the role of coalitions, forged across boundaries, in practicing public humanities and supporting the work of active and engaged communities,” said Dresher Center Director Jessica Berman, at the event. Continue reading Baltimore Stories final event focuses on listening to communities, strengthening coalitions

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Erle Ellis asserts value of social sciences in defining onset of human impact on Earth

Anthropocene science is an emerging, interdisciplinary field, which requires a variety of voices be at the table, Ellis argues. Answering the question of when and how humans began transforming Earth might guide us, he suggests, toward “more desirable outcomes both for human societies and for non-human nature.” Continue reading Erle Ellis asserts value of social sciences in defining onset of human impact on Earth

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Cyber Monday will soon be the biggest shopping day of the year, predicts e-commerce expert Ant Ozok

“[Cyber Monday] is no longer a day where shoppers look for electronics only or deals they missed during Black Friday,” Ozok says. “Now Cyber Monday is a broad shopping experience spanning every product category imaginable.” Continue reading Cyber Monday will soon be the biggest shopping day of the year, predicts e-commerce expert Ant Ozok

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UMBC’s Huemmrich uses NASA satellite to measure effects of climate change on evergreen forests

Will longer growing seasons help slow climate change, or will increased drought speed it up? New research demonstrates a remote-sensing technique has the potential to help us figure that out, and follow-up studies are already putting it to work. Continue reading UMBC’s Huemmrich uses NASA satellite to measure effects of climate change on evergreen forests

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New Science cover story on massive Moon crater features innovative UMBC research techniques

The findings offer “an important clue in trying to unravel the formation history of the solar system,” says Sander Goossens. The level of detail they determined for the crater’s structure “hasn’t been done before, anywhere in the solar system.” Continue reading New Science cover story on massive Moon crater features innovative UMBC research techniques