All posts by: Sarah Hansen, M.S. '15
As president, Gonzalves will work to boost funding for students, community activists, and conferences; advance opportunities for K-12 teachers’ professional development in Asian American studies; and explore international exchange opportunities.
“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.
Anthropocene science is an emerging, interdisciplinary field, which requires a variety of voices be at the table, Ellis argues. Answering the question of when and how humans began transforming Earth might guide us, he suggests, toward “more desirable outcomes both for human societies and for non-human nature.”
The greenway “provides a way to see elements of nature on campus and find a place for reflection and repose,” says Patricia LaNoue, noting that students on the trail “discuss ethics and religion, policy and land use, ecology and athletics.”
“The question now, in my view, is not whether we should accept or reject globalization but how we shape and guide it,” writes Short in a new essay republished by U.S. News and PBS.
Shelton, a professor of education, receives a 2016 Best Book Award for her book that has made significant contributions to the growing body of literature on living and dying well.
Summer research experiences are part of the new STEM BUILD Training Program. Laura Ott explains, “We want the students to have an authentic research experience, which we know is critical for student success in STEM.”
Will longer growing seasons help slow climate change, or will increased drought speed it up? New research demonstrates a remote-sensing technique has the potential to help us figure that out, and follow-up studies are already putting it to work.
Nancy Miller’s American Public Health Association award and Kevin Eckert’s Association for Gerontology in Higher Education honor reflect careers of distinguished teaching, research and service.
The findings offer “an important clue in trying to unravel the formation history of the solar system,” says Sander Goossens. The level of detail they determined for the crater’s structure “hasn’t been done before, anywhere in the solar system.”
UMBC’s annual Post-Election Forum and W.E.B. DuBois Lecture provided early opportunities for reflection on the results of the 2016 U.S. election, in addition to faculty voices in the local and national media.
“This university-wide agreement will broaden the cooperation between our institutions to include more opportunities for exchange of students, faculty, and staff, and for stronger research collaborations,” says Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, rector of University of Porto.