UMBC receives grant to strengthen sexual assault prevention and response, joins MHEC in sharing campus climate survey results

UMBC and nine partner institutions have received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to create new strategies to prevent, respond to, and investigate sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship violence, and stalking, and to strengthen trauma-informed survivor services. Continue reading UMBC receives grant to strengthen sexual assault prevention and response, joins MHEC in sharing campus climate survey results

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

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

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

UMBC support for STEM grad students from underrepresented groups featured as a national model

UMBC’s Summer Success Institute creates opportunities for mentorship and community building among graduate students, supplementing academic programs to “[make] sure students have the emotional and community support they need to thrive,” says Renetta Tull. Continue reading UMBC support for STEM grad students from underrepresented groups featured as a national model