UMBC Aquamen Return From Undersea Adventure

“UMBC’s ‘Aquamen’ Return From Undersea Adventure” UMBC’s own aquamen, biological sciences professor Tom Cronin and graduate student Alex Cheroske, have returned from an undersea adventure as part of the crew of Aquarius, the nation’s equivalent of an underwater space shuttle. The two represented UMBC as part of an eleven-member team studying the unique vision and behavior of marine life off the Florida Keys. For Cronin, the director of UMBC’s Marine-Estuarine and Environmental Sciences (MEES) graduate program, it was another mission in a long career of underwater exploration around the globe and the continuation of ongoing research. Cronin led a 1999… Continue Reading UMBC Aquamen Return From Undersea Adventure

An interdisciplinary approach to science

  Karin Readel’s course “Water: an Interdisciplinary Study” introduces students of all majors to science and field research. “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Science”   Hundreds of UMBC undergraduates are fulfilling their laboratory science requirement by getting their feet wet. They are enrolling in Water: An Interdisciplinary Study, a hands-on lab and lecture course that uses the theme of water to explore the process of science. The course, created by Karin Readel, a lecturer in UMBC’s interdisciplinary science program, allows students to work together in small groups to design experiments and analyze results, using the campus as an outdoor ecological laboratory.… Continue Reading An interdisciplinary approach to science

A Rescue Worker’s Chronicle

Matthew Levy ’00, was part of an emergency response team that spent 10 days in NY, assisting in the relief efforts following 9/11. “A Rescue Worker’s Chronicle” Matthew Levy was one of the few people rushing towards New York on the morning of September 11.A program manager in UMBC’s Emergency Health Services Program and 2000 graduate of UMBC, Levy is responsible for the online training of disaster medical response teams across the nation. On September 11, though, he was called upon not to train, but to serve.In addition to his duties in the EHS program, Levy is a clinical paramedic and… Continue Reading A Rescue Worker’s Chronicle

Early Detection in the Field

Tasch’s patented invention may save the dairy and horse industries hundreds of millions of dollars each year.  “Early Detection in the Field”  It’s hard to know if a horse or cow is lame – unlike humans, they don’t complain incessantly about the aches in their limbs – but not knowing is and can be very expensive. Professor of mechanical engineering Uri Tasch has invented a diagnostic device that promises to save animals from pain and their owners from huge veterinary bills.Tasch estimates that the Maryland dairy industry loses close to $500 million a year to livestock lameness, caused by infection, arthritis,… Continue Reading Early Detection in the Field

BCURE Team Fights Breast Cancer

  UMBC students, faculty and staff from the BCURE project participated in the October 13 Race for the Cure in support of breast cancer education and research . “Fighting Breast Cancer in the Lab and on the Street”   While many college students her age spent their summer folding shirts at the Gap or waiting tables, UMBC student Erika Danna spent her break studying the blood, spleen cells, and immune systems of lab mice as part of the fight against a killer. Meanwhile, Greg Small made the daily commute to the University of Maryland, Baltimore to investigate how cells nurture… Continue Reading BCURE Team Fights Breast Cancer

UMBC Historian Wins First-Ever e-Lincoln Prize

In Anne Rubin’s office sits a plaster bust of Abraham Lincoln, sporting sunglasses, a plastic bead necklace, and a UMBC cap on his head. The bust, a congratulatory gift from one of her students, is a humorous reminder of an extraordinary accomplishment: This winter Rubin, an assistant professor of history in her first year on the UMBC faculty, was awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in her field, the Lincoln Prize, for scholarly work in Civil War-era history. Lincoln’s hip attire is also appropriate, as Rubin’s work, Valley of the Shadow: The Eve of War, an innovative website and… Continue Reading UMBC Historian Wins First-Ever e-Lincoln Prize

Working Together to Preserve a Landmark

Nearly 100 UMBC students pitched in to help clean up Baltimore’s oldest African American cemetery as a part of the UMBC Serves program, which kicked off on the first Saturday of the fall 2001 semester. Organized by UMBC’s Shriver Center, Office of Student Life and Residential Life, the Mt. Auburn Service Trip pulled together new and returning students from Catonsville, Md. to Aurora, Colorado. UMBC students worked alongside members of the community to pull weeds, remove trash, and provide easier access to the sites at the cemetery.Founded in 1872, Mt. Auburn is the oldest African American cemetery in Baltimore. It… Continue Reading Working Together to Preserve a Landmark

UMBC Retrievers…New Look, Same Winning Ways

UMBC’s athletic teams are known to be tough.Winners of three consecutive Northeast Conference Commissioner’s Cups, awarded annually to the school that performs the best in the league’s 21 sports, the UMBC Retrievers have a new logo to reflect their toughness.The new “True Grit” was unveiled on the afternoon of August 28, after the annual campus Convocation ceremony. Thousands of UMBC students, faculty and staff came out to see the banner drop from the roof of the Retriever Activities Center.The Retrievers claimed four NEC championships this spring, including winning men’s and women’s tennis titles¾becoming the first school in NEC history to… Continue Reading UMBC Retrievers…New Look, Same Winning Ways

Karen Johnson (’85) – Outstanding Alumna

  Karen Johnson, Secretary of Higher Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission “Outstanding Alumna”    Karen Johnson, political science ’85 and the recipient of this year’s UMBC Outstanding Alumna Award, is Secretary of Higher Education for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. As one of the youngest members of Governor Parris Glendening’s cabinet, Johnson is a key figure in ongoing efforts to preserve the quality of higher education in Maryland, overseeing more than 30 public and private colleges and universities, 20 community colleges and 100 private career schools in the state. For Johnson, one of UMBC’s strengths was its size. “It’s not… Continue Reading Karen Johnson (’85) – Outstanding Alumna

Joan Korenam…Wired Woman

Director, UMBC Center for Women & Information Technology “Joan Korenman is a wired woman”    Joan Korenman, Director of UMBC’s Center for Women & Information Technology (CWIT), has been named one of the “Top 25 Women on the Web” by San Francisco Women on the Web, a non-profit development organization for women involved with the Internet, new media, and web technology. The award highlights the accomplishments of 25 women around the globe who have inspired people with their efforts to advance technology, contribute to the community, and demonstrate the success of businesswomen in the Internet and new media industries. It… Continue Reading Joan Korenam…Wired Woman

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