Leadership Transition in the Department of Biological Sciences

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Philip Farabaugh as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, effective August 23, 2011. A Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Farabaugh will build on his many experiences with leadership roles at UMBC. He has served as the Graduate Program Director of the MS Program in Applied Molecular Biology and the PhD Program in Molecular and Cell Biology, as well as the Undergraduate Program Director of the BS Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has chaired the University Faculty Review Committee and the University Direct Research Initiative Fund… Continue Reading Leadership Transition in the Department of Biological Sciences

UMBC Response to Earthquake

At approximately 1:51 p.m. a 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurred that was centered in Mineral Virginia (near Richmond). The earthquake was felt up and down the entire east coast to include the UMBC campus. UMBC Police sent out a text alert at 1:56 p.m. advising people on campus to evacuate all buildings. The police checked critical infrastructures on campus to assess any damage and monitored the situation. It was determined at approximately 2:10 p.m. it was safe to reenter campus buildings. This decision coincided with the Federal Government’s decision to reopen the Pentagon and other Federal buildings. UMBC Police also conferred… Continue Reading UMBC Response to Earthquake

UMBC Men’s Soccer Receives Votes In Two Preseason Polls

The UMBC men’s soccer team has garnered votes in two national preseason soccer rankings and has been tabbed as the second choice amongst America East Conference coaches in the league’s preseason poll. UMBC was the only America East squad to earn votes in the NSCAA Division I national rankings and College Soccer News’ 2011 Pre-Season Top 30 poll. The NSCAA rankings included 25 teams, plus 14 teams which received votes, while CSN’s poll included 12 squads receiving votes. The Retrievers open the 2011 campaign at home on Saturday, August 27, against local rival Mount St. Mary’s. Read the full press… Continue Reading UMBC Men’s Soccer Receives Votes In Two Preseason Polls

Convocation (8/30)

You are invited to join us in the culmination of new student orientation at the 2011 UMBC Convocation Ceremony. This annual event includes remarks from President Hrabowski, Interim Provost Rous, faculty awardees and student leaders. The ceremony will be held in the RAC Arena, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 30. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a campus-wide community picnic on the Quad. If you have any questions, contact Lin Guba at ext. 5-5656 or You can find more information on Welcome Week activities here. We look forward to seeing you at Convocation!

UMBC men’s basketball brings home an ESPY for “Best Moment” in sports

Fan votes have been tallied and the results are in: UMBC men’s basketball brought the nation the “Best Moment” in sports this year. UMBC’s historic victory over University of Virginia in the first round of March Madness was awarded this honor at the 2018 ESPY Awards, a red-carpet event broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. This is a first-time nomination and a first-time win for UMBC, and a thrilling experience for Retriever Nation, which joined in the celebration on social media. [EMBED 1-2 SOCIAL EXAMPLES FROM ATHLETICS OR ALUMNI FANS] Coach Ryan Odom and several members… Continue Reading UMBC men’s basketball brings home an ESPY for “Best Moment” in sports

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