UMBC celebrates student achievement in the arts, humanities, and social sciences

“CAHSS’s amazing students do it all: think and learn across boundaries and borders, develop their identities as scholars and citizens, and contribute their imagination and expertise to local and global communities,” says Scott Casper, dean of CAHSS. “Given all they’ve already accomplished, it’s exciting to envision what they’ll do next.” Continue reading UMBC celebrates student achievement in the arts, humanities, and social sciences

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URCAD 2019 features diversity-focused student research, with Baltimore, LGBTQ+, and international focus areas

These presentations affirm a core goal of URCAD. As Katharine H. Cole, vice provost and dean of undergraduate academic affairs, has shared, “UMBC encourages students of all disciplines to engage in mentored projects and through creative thought and focused inquiry, to discover in themselves their passion.” Continue reading URCAD 2019 features diversity-focused student research, with Baltimore, LGBTQ+, and international focus areas

UMBC Mock Trial takes top prize at Georgetown’s Hilltop Invitational as competition season kicks into high gear

“As someone who was a four-year competitor for the program and was the program’s president as a senior, I find weekends like this past one to be both rewarding and exciting,” says Dylan Rogers Elliott ‘17, history. “I came through the program and have been able to come back and coach while in law school, and nothing makes me happier than seeing both the success and potential of the UMBC Mock Trial Program continue to grow.” Continue reading UMBC Mock Trial takes top prize at Georgetown’s Hilltop Invitational as competition season kicks into high gear

Third annual UMBC GRIT-X talks highlight thought-provoking ideas, experiences, and discoveries

Artists, scientists, and social change agents from across UMBC presented the third annual GRIT-X talks on October 13, sharing their ideas and perspectives on stage in UMBC’s Dance Cube. “All our talks gave a different facet, a different beam of light, on what we do at UMBC,” said Vice President for Research Karl Steiner, who spearheaded the event. Continue reading Third annual UMBC GRIT-X talks highlight thought-provoking ideas, experiences, and discoveries

Legends of Excellence Awards celebrate UMBC faculty and staff who inspire black and Latino students

The work these legends did to support minority students “made a positive difference, and our students not only survived, but thrived,” shared Cynthia Hill, and President Hrabowski pointed out that UMBC now serves as a national model for elevating people from all backgrounds. Continue reading Legends of Excellence Awards celebrate UMBC faculty and staff who inspire black and Latino students

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