UMBC forum highlights need for interdisciplinary collaboration in aging research

“Health, we know, is not cardiovascular, is not neurological, is not pathological. Those are completely artificial distinctions,” shared keynote speaker Luigi Ferrucci, director of science at the National Institute on Aging. “It’s become very, very clear that everything interconnects.” Continue reading UMBC forum highlights need for interdisciplinary collaboration in aging research

UMBC honors Class of 2016, adding nearly 2,000 new members to the Retriever alumni family

Thousands of supporters gathered to celebrate the tremendous achievements of the Class of 2016, nearly 2,000 strong, at UMBC’s commencement ceremonies, held May 18-19. Moving speeches served as a powerful reminder of the value and impact of a UMBC degree. Continue reading UMBC honors Class of 2016, adding nearly 2,000 new members to the Retriever alumni family

Nancy Kusmaul, Social Work, Selected for 2015 Hartford Change AGEnts Policy Institute

Nancy Kusmaul, an assistant professor of social work, was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Hartford Change AGEnts Policy Institute. She is one of 18 scholars to be selected from a nationwide pool of highly qualified candidates. The institute takes place from June 7-9 in Washington, D.C. As part of the program, Kusmaul will be analyzing policy issues in a collaborative environment and will work to develop strategies to leverage stakeholder support through coalitions and grassroots efforts. Topics at the institute range from federal policy and regulatory change to state and local policy work. During the institute experience, participants will go to Capitol Hill … Continue reading Nancy Kusmaul, Social Work, Selected for 2015 Hartford Change AGEnts Policy Institute

Careers in Aging Week Event: A Screening of Alive Inside (4/9)

Thursday, April 9, 20153:00 PM – 6:00 PM Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery Careers in Aging Week Event Co Sponsors: Baccalaureate Social Work Program and the Erickson School of Aging Featured Speaker Dan Cohen, Music and Memory. About the film: ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing … Continue reading Careers in Aging Week Event: A Screening of Alive Inside (4/9)

Matthew Reilly ’13, Social Work and Psychology, in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Matthew Reilly ’13, social work and psychology, took a roundabout route to UMBC: after graduating from Townsend Harris High School in Queens, New York, he worked various jobs and took classes as several universities before enlisting in the army in 2005, with the hopes that it would help him pay for college. When he was injured in service and sent to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Reilly discovered a passion that eventually led him to UMBC. When other injured soldiers arrived at the hospital, Reilly was often the one to talk with them and tell them about the services at … Continue reading Matthew Reilly ’13, Social Work and Psychology, in the Chronicle of Higher Education