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

Alum Paul Tschirgi releases new mobile game Deliverance

Three years in the making, the mobile game Deliverance by Paul Tschirgi ’15, visual arts, is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play. In this satirical game, players need to deliver fresh pizza to save the world from fake food, which requires excellent weaponry and driving skills to fend off world destruction. Continue reading Alum Paul Tschirgi releases new mobile game Deliverance

Ellen Handler Spitz examines the relationship between psychoanalysis and the arts in new publications

In a special online issue of the American Psychological Association journal, “Psychoanalytic Psychology” devoted to the humanities, Spitz has the lead article, linking the humanities with psychoanalysis by building on an expanded lecture presented initially at the Austen Riggs Center’s Erikson Institute. Continue reading Ellen Handler Spitz examines the relationship between psychoanalysis and the arts in new publications

UMBC’s 2016 Fulbright Scholars to serve as teachers and researchers around the world, from Moldova to Malaysia

“What I loved about this year’s class is that they threw themselves into the process early,” says Brian Souders. “They really got into the spirit of Fulbright, which is all about cultural exchange.” Continue reading UMBC’s 2016 Fulbright Scholars to serve as teachers and researchers around the world, from Moldova to Malaysia

Nancy Rankie Shelton publishes thought-provoking memoir about love, loss, and survival

Shelton, a professor of education, is author of a powerful new book that is already receiving significant praise for its contributions to the growing body of literature on living and dying well. The book, titled “5-13: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Survival,” was published earlier this month by Garn Press. Continue reading Nancy Rankie Shelton publishes thought-provoking memoir about love, loss, and survival

Fan Yang’s “Faked in China” tackles competing visions of the Chinese economy in a globalized world

“There is a need to think about what China really means not just for China, but for the world. Looking at the interactions between culture and economy in China is a way for us to broaden the scope of cultural studies in the West,” says Yang, an assistant professor of media and communication studies. Continue reading Fan Yang’s “Faked in China” tackles competing visions of the Chinese economy in a globalized world

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George Derek Musgrove reflects on the surprisingly brief history of D.C.’s presidential primary

June 14 marked the 60th anniversary of Washington D.C.’s first presidential primary. George Derek Musgrove, associate professor of history, joined WAMU Radio to discuss why it took so long for the nation’s capital to have a say in presidential politics. Continue reading George Derek Musgrove reflects on the surprisingly brief history of D.C.’s presidential primary

Community Law in Action honors LaMar Davis, director of The Choice Program, as a 2016 Baltimore Inspiring Voice

“This award speaks to our program and institution’s inspired commitment,” Davis shared. The Choice Program at UMBC is a nationally recognized model for community-based intervention that has served more than 25,000 youth and their families from Maryland’s highest risk communities. Continue reading Community Law in Action honors LaMar Davis, director of The Choice Program, as a 2016 Baltimore Inspiring Voice

UMBC prepares next generation of leading K-12 educators with commitment to community

“As the Baltimore County Teacher of the Year, Carter is noted for his enthusiasm, his authenticity, and his work to be a champion for students inside and outside of the classroom,” writes Education Post, in a new story highlighting Corey Carter ’08, biological sciences, ’10 M.A.T. Continue reading UMBC prepares next generation of leading K-12 educators with commitment to community