Grad students explain complex research simply through UMBC storytelling workshop

“Failure is a great theme for storytelling,” said Laura Wexler from The Stoop Storytelling Series. She explained that sharing struggles on the path to success can help a researcher explain what motivates them and why their work matters. Continue reading Grad students explain complex research simply through UMBC storytelling workshop

New app Valuable Voices builds awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity in the classroom

“Teachers and students thrive when they all have a deeper understanding of linguistic and cultural diversity,” says Christine Mallinson, who developed the app with collaborator Anne Charity Hudley (William & Mary) and Aureanna Hakenson ’15. Continue reading New app Valuable Voices builds awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity in the classroom

The American Prize honors E. Michael Richards and the UMBC Symphony

The UMBC Symphony received recognition for a 2016 performance and recording of William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony.” Conductor E. Michael Richards shares, “One of our goals is to not only study and perform the masterworks of the common practice period, but also…music of our time.” Continue reading The American Prize honors E. Michael Richards and the UMBC Symphony

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

Baltimore Stories concluding event, December 3, 2016. Photo by Abnet Shiferaw '11 for UMBC.

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

Baltimore City elementary school students learn about college opportunities through UMBC visit

“Bringing fifth graders to campus gives them the opportunity to see themselves at college, and inspires them to see their own education as interesting and meaningful,” said Jaelyn Bos ’17, biological sciences and environmental science. Continue reading Baltimore City elementary school students learn about college opportunities through UMBC visit

Baltimore Sun highlights UMBC’s focus on empowering students as leaders, partners, and community-builders

UMBC is a “hub of diversity and commitment,” said David Hoffman, assistant director of student life for civic agency. “We are preparing students to change the world for the better by teaching them to think critically and envision themselves a co-creators of community. That starts with the campus community.” Continue reading Baltimore Sun highlights UMBC’s focus on empowering students as leaders, partners, and community-builders

“Revolution of the Eye” opens at UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Hailed as “groundbreaking” by The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik, this exhibition is the first to explore how avant-garde art influenced the look and content of network television in its formative years. It is on display at UMBC through December 10. Continue reading “Revolution of the Eye” opens at UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Critical Social Justice celebrates UMBC as a home for learning, activism, and social change

In her keynote talk “Body/ Land/ Home: Disability Justice, Healing Justice and Femme of Color Brilliance,” Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explained how lived experiences can provide a foundation for social justice. Continue reading Critical Social Justice celebrates UMBC as a home for learning, activism, and social change

Alumni Awards highlight profound impact, drive, and commitment of UMBC alumni and faculty

“People you see on this stage are not just amazingly talented, they are good people who have done great work,” shared President Hrabowski. “I can’t think of anything an educator would want more than that: People who care about others, who strive for excellence, and who never, never, never give up.” Continue reading Alumni Awards highlight profound impact, drive, and commitment of UMBC alumni and faculty

GRIT-X showcases groundbreaking UMBC research, scholarship, and creative achievement

The inaugural GRIT-X featured some of the university community’s most fascinating new research and creative work in three sets of 10-minute talks that covered topics from the process for creating a successful theatre company to dealing with contaminants in local watersheds. Continue reading GRIT-X showcases groundbreaking UMBC research, scholarship, and creative achievement

Ellen Handler Spitz publishes letter in The New York Times on why handwriting is still important

“As a humanities professor at a large public university with a diverse student population, I ask my students to write longhand in class each week. At first, some protest, but I persist, for I have found that intimacy, immediacy and personal quality infuse their handwritten essays,” Spitz writes. Continue reading Ellen Handler Spitz publishes letter in The New York Times on why handwriting is still important

Tahira Mahdi, Ph.D. student, describes how the arts and humanities impact lives in radio interview

“When we think about evaluating the impact of the arts and humanities, we should start by thinking about what life will be like without these everyday studies of ourselves,” explains psychology Ph.D. student Tahira Mahdi in a segment on WYPR. Continue reading Tahira Mahdi, Ph.D. student, describes how the arts and humanities impact lives in radio interview