Dr. Adrienne Keene workshops with members from the UMBC community.

Annual Critical Social Justice events focus on themes of resilience and resistance

“It’s really important for CSJ to not just be these ivory tower conversations. We have to be thinking about the ways that we do social justice as an institution and as a community within Baltimore,” Jess Myers, director of The Women’s Center, explained. “What’s important to remember about Critical Social Justice is that it’s not just supposed to be five days. What we really hope is that it can create springboards or open doors for people to think about Critical Social Justice all the time.” Continue reading Annual Critical Social Justice events focus on themes of resilience and resistance

President of German Research Foundation visits UMBC, discusses academic globalization and UMBC initiatives

This visit further cements UMBC’s positive relationships with a number of German research institutions and Germany’s largest funding agency, supporting UMBC’s goal of growing its international reach. Continue reading President of German Research Foundation visits UMBC, discusses academic globalization and UMBC initiatives

UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars and alumni celebrate personal impact of a nationally lauded program

“The program has turned my undergraduate career into so much more than four years of classes,” says Julian Sass ’16, mathematics and statistics. “It…has changed my life and inspired me to dream bigger.” Continue reading UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars and alumni celebrate personal impact of a nationally lauded program

Biologist Jeff Leips explains model organism research on Capitol Hill in support of federal funding

Jeff Leips discusses his fruitfly studies with congressional staffers. College campuses “could do more” to increase understanding of the importance of funding model organism research, he says. Continue reading Biologist Jeff Leips explains model organism research on Capitol Hill in support of federal funding

Inaugural Inventors’ Luncheon honors UMBC faculty innovators across disciplines

UMBC’s inaugural Innovators Luncheon, held November 30, 2015, celebrated faculty innovators from across the university who are forging new paths in their fields. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of Technology Development (OTD), Office of … Continue reading Inaugural Inventors’ Luncheon honors UMBC faculty innovators across disciplines