This year’s “Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange” report shows a 91% decline in the total number of U.S. students who studied abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year. The pandemic also led colleges to develop more online global learning opportunities. Continue Reading Influx of students from India drives US college enrollment up, but the number of students from China is down
This year, the Special Collections team at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library received a Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support conservation of their groundbreaking Lewis Hine collection. Continue Reading Historical Lens: Preserving the photography of social documentarian Lewis Hine
Richard Forno, principal lecturer of computer science and electrical engineering, discusses how extremist rhetoric and misinformation can increase political violence in America. Continue Reading Political violence in America isn’t going away anytime soon
Raphael Falco, professor of English, discusses the similarity between the way Bob Dylan composes his songs and the ancient practice known as “imitatio.”. Continue Reading How Bob Dylan used the ancient practice of ‘imitatio’ to craft some of the most original songs of his time
Jessica Berman, Director of UMBC’s Dresher Center for the Humanities, discusses the BBC’s role in bringing Anglocentric news around the world, specifically in the West Indies, and the impact of of All India Radio. Continue Reading BBC at 100: a trusted international news source, but it’s important to remember whose values it reflects
The myriad artworks in The CADVC’s retrospective Spectrum of Light and Spirit span Oletha DeVane’s prolific career, including paintings, works on paper, video artworks, and interactive sculpture. Continue Reading Art, Life, and Spirit—Oletha DeVane Retrospective at The CADVC
Meredith Oyen, associate professor of history and Asian studies, discusses President Biden’s remarks about U.S. military intervention should China attempt an invasion of Taiwan.y towards China. Continue Reading Biden again indicates that US will defend Taiwan ‘militarily’ – does this constitute a change in policy?
There’s more to virus biology than meets the eye. Viruses that infect bacteria can listen for key cellular signals to help them make decisions. Even worse, they can use the cell’s own “ears” to do the listening for them. Continue Reading Viruses may be ‘watching’ you – some microbes lie in wait until their hosts unknowingly give them the signal to start multiplying and kill them
“In recent research, I studied how Americans’ perceptions of their own political knowledge shape their political attitudes,” says Ian Anson, associate professor of political science. “My results show that many Americans think they know much more about politics than they really do. Political overconfidence causes Americans to underestimate the political skill of their peers. And those who believe themselves to be political experts often dismiss the guidance of real experts.” Continue Reading Americans think they know a lot about politics – and it’s bad for democracy that they’re so often wrong in their confidence
By Richard Forno, Principal Lecturer,Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, UMBC… Continue Reading Did Twitter ignore basic security measures? A cybersecurity expert explains a whistleblower’s claims
SPARK, an annual group exhibition of works by faculty, staff, alumni, and students at UMBC and Towson University returns for its fifth edition August 13-September 25. SPARK: New Light features work from 24 artists, and opens concurrently with the Founder’s Day Grand Reopening of The Peale, a celebration of the completion of extensive renovations to the historic facility. Continue Reading Sparking History at The Peale
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hasn’t confirmed when – or even if – she is to visit Taiwan. Yet such is the sensitivity over the island’s status that reports of her possible trip have resulted in a warning by China of “serious consequences” and a suggestion by President Joe Biden that the visit was “not a good idea,” writes Meredith Oyen. Continue Reading Why the big fuss over Nancy Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan?