Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses UMBC’s research leadership and commitment to Baltimore during campus visit

Faculty speak about UMBC’s well-rounded research portfolio and focus in on research strengths in physics, geosciences, space science, and bioengineering; students share career goals and experiences working with local communities. Continue reading Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses UMBC’s research leadership and commitment to Baltimore during campus visit

Chancellor Bob Caret and Ganna Vikhlyayeva '15, animation and interactive media, in UMBC's Imaging Research Cente

UMBC visit offers Chancellor Caret glimpse of “innovation that matters”

UMBC welcomed new University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Bob Caret for a busy, full-day campus visit on September 24, 2015. Chancellor Caret has a long relationship with UMBC, but this visit offered a special opportunity for him. “We are … Continue reading UMBC visit offers Chancellor Caret glimpse of “innovation that matters”

UMBC Faculty Discuss Baltimore City Civic Engagement Work in Diverse

In the wake of the unrest in Baltimore earlier this year, several UMBC faculty were interviewed by Diverse to share the projects they are doing with students and colleagues to work with the city as it recovers from its first uprising in nearly 50 years. Beverly Bickel, a clinical associate professor in the language, literacy and culture program, discussed the Imagining America conference, which is sponsored by UMBC in partnership with MICA and Morgan State University. Many conference sessions will focus specifically on Baltimore and address topics such as race, inequality and community-based approaches to spur collective action. “Part of our … Continue reading UMBC Faculty Discuss Baltimore City Civic Engagement Work in Diverse

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher: Where to Draw the Line: Cartooning in the Shadow of Charlie (5/5)

Interdisciplinary Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher: “Where to Draw the Line: Cartooning in the Shadow of Charlie” Tuesday, May 5 | 4:00 p.m. 104 ITE Building In celebration of his ten years as artist-in-residence at the Imaging Research Center, the celebrated political cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher presents a lecture, “Where to Draw the Line: Cartooning in the Shadow of Charlie.” A reception will follow at 5:00 p.m. in the Imaging Research Center, 108 ITE Building. The recent brutal massacre in Paris sparked by the publication of controversial cartoons in the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo shocked the world. It also launched an emotional debate over the … Continue reading Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher: Where to Draw the Line: Cartooning in the Shadow of Charlie (5/5)

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, Imaging Research Center, on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show (1/7) and WEAA’s Marc Steiner Show (1/8)

Following the shootings at the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, artist-in-residence at the Imaging Research Center, was interviewed on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show (January 7) and WEAA’s Marc Steiner Show (January 8) — listen here and here, respectively. KAL is editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun, and winner of the 2014 Thomas Nast Award for cartooning on international affairs. Continue reading Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, Imaging Research Center, on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show (1/7) and WEAA’s Marc Steiner Show (1/8)

Surdna Foundation Awards Grant to Imaging Research Center for Liz Lerman Residency

The Surdna Foundation, which is dedicated to fostering sustainable communities in the United States, has awarded $95,882 to the Imaging Research Center, in partnership with the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, to establish a Spring 2015 residency by renowned choreographer Liz Lerman. The purpose of this residency is to develop an approach to building and sustaining an online interface for Liz Lerman’s “toolbox” of artistic practices in community-engaged projects, and to do so in a way that incorporates the needs and perspectives of a diverse community of users. Lerman will join researchers at the IRC at UMBC as a Research Professor, … Continue reading Surdna Foundation Awards Grant to Imaging Research Center for Liz Lerman Residency

Dan Bailey, Imaging Research Center, on WYPR, Discusses “BEARINGS of Baltimore Circa 1815”

Dan Bailey, professor of Visual Arts and director of the Imaging Research Center, was interviewed by WYPR’s Sheilah Kast on Wednesday, September 3. Bailey, along with Kristin Schenning of the Maryland Historical Society, discussed the UMBC/MHS collaborative project entitled “BEARINGS … Continue reading Dan Bailey, Imaging Research Center, on WYPR, Discusses “BEARINGS of Baltimore Circa 1815”

Lee Boot, Visual Arts, IRC, to Speak at Annual Cultural Arts for Education Conference

Lee Boot, Imaging Resource Center, will present as the keynote speaker at the 2014 Cultural Arts for Education (CAFE) Conference Thursday, May 29. The conference, presented by Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance, invites arts educators and advocates from around the state to share, learn and discuss themes of “education, creativity and innovation” in their fields. The title of this year’s CAFE Conference is “Fresh Food for Thought: Come Nurture Your Creativity.” Learn more about the CAFE Conference at the AEMS website. Continue reading Lee Boot, Visual Arts, IRC, to Speak at Annual Cultural Arts for Education Conference

KAL, Visiting Artist, Receives 2014 Thomas Nast Award

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, visiting artist at UMBC, has been named recipient of the 2014 Thomas Nast Award. The Overseas Press Club of America presents this prestigious award for excellence in cartoons about international affairs. KAL is an editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun. He speaks around the globe about the power of editorial cartoons and the importance of a free press. In his role at UMBC, KAL is the adviser and fearless leader behind the politics and current events blog U.S. Democrazy, working with the Imaging Research Center and students in the Sondheim Scholars Program produce engaging … Continue reading KAL, Visiting Artist, Receives 2014 Thomas Nast Award

MAP Exhibition Features Nicole King, American Studies, and Stephen Bradley, Visual Arts

Beginning next month, the Maryland Art Place will host the exhibition Oasis Places, featuring the work of five artists, including collaborative work by Nicole King, American Studies, and Stephen Bradley, Visual Arts. Bradley states that the collaborative, inter-media art piece consists of multiple parts including Place Immersion which, “reframes an industrialized community in Baltimore City called Greater Baybrook by homaging the lost neighborhood and it’s remnants of material culture, including photographic travel archives and field recordings of voices, stories and sounds of the existing place.” The writings of Nicole King are meant to “punctuate the transitional spirit of the [Baybrook] community … Continue reading MAP Exhibition Features Nicole King, American Studies, and Stephen Bradley, Visual Arts

Can You Solve President Hrabowski’s Favorite Math Problem?

The Imaging Research Center (IRC) recently filmed several faculty as they attempted to solve President Hrabowski’s favorite math problem. As told to Nagaraj Neerchal and Manil Suri, mathematics and statistics, and Anne Spence, mechanical engineering, the problem is as follows: 29 children are in a class. 20 have dogs. 15 have cats. How many have both a dog and a cat? Watch the video below to see the various methods and strategies used by the professors to answer the problem. UMBC Professors Solve F. Hrabowski’s Favorite Math Problem from ircumbc on Vimeo. Continue reading Can You Solve President Hrabowski’s Favorite Math Problem?

Kevin Kallaugher, Artist-in-Residence, in Financiarul

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, UMBC artist-in-residence and cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun, is exhibiting his work at the National Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bucharest, and was co-organized with the U.S. Embassy in Romania. The exhibit opened May 15. The exhibit was covered by Financiarul on May 17, with the newspaper writing that it portrays “a wide range of themes, including American symbols, the fight against terror, the American economy and big corporations, the US in a world context as well as American political leaders.” The English-language version of the article can be found here. Continue reading Kevin Kallaugher, Artist-in-Residence, in Financiarul

KAL, UMBC Artist-in-Residence, Returns to the Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun has announced that Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for The Economist and UMBC artist-in-residence, will be publishing a new cartoon each week in the paper’s Sunday edition. In the Sun‘s announcement video, KAL describes his recent work at UMBC, where he advises student bloggers in their coverage of current events and politics on USDemocrazy. KAL also shares his experiences speaking to international audiences on freedom of the press and the power of caricature. Continue reading KAL, UMBC Artist-in-Residence, Returns to the Baltimore Sun

Lee Boot, Imaging Research Center, in “Issues in Science and Technology”

The Winter 2012 issue of Issues in Science and Technology includes a writeup describing a project that Lee Boot, associate director of the Imaging Research Center, and IRC staff created for the National Academy of Sciences. The Seeintuit project, an exhibition and data collection center exploring the intuitive processes of the human brain, appears in the Archives section of the magazine and features an image of an artwork by professor Boot that is now in the permanent collection of the NAS. This collaboration between Mr. Boot, the IRC, and the NAS is ongoing (a third project is slated to begin at the end of January 2012) and is aimed at finding … Continue reading Lee Boot, Imaging Research Center, in “Issues in Science and Technology”

KAL, UMBC Artist-in-Residence, on WYPR’s The Signal

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist for The Economist and UMBC artist-in-residence, discussed his current work in an insightful interview on “The Signal” that aired December 9 and 10 on WYPR. KAL is known internationally for his lectures on freedom of the press and the power of caricature. At UMBC he advises student bloggers in their coverage of current events and politics on USDemocrazy, a particularly exciting project moving into the new electoral season. Listen to “The Signal” to learn more about KAL’s work at UMBC and the value he places on seeing current events — particularly the economic crisis — … Continue reading KAL, UMBC Artist-in-Residence, on WYPR’s The Signal