American studies

Link Roundup: UMBC in the News

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. Dr. Hrabowski, when asked for his New Year’s resolution by Baltimore magazine, says he resolves “to see challenges as opportunity for growth.” Govind Rao, chemistry and biochemistry, discusses the potentially life-saving improvements he and his team have made to the design of a low-cost incubator for preterm and low-birth-weight babies. Kimberly Moffitt,… Continue Reading Link Roundup: UMBC in the News

Roundup: UMBC in the News

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. Kimberly Moffitt, American studies, appeared on WEAA-FM’s The Marc Steiner Show on Monday to discuss the Freddie Gray case, Maryland political happenings, and the recent shooting at a Planned Parenthood location in Colorado. Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC, penned an op-ed for the Baltimore Sun on the city’s future as a cybersecurity hub, citing… Continue Reading Roundup: UMBC in the News

Roundup: UMBC in the News

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. Kimberly Moffitt, American studies, appeared on Dan Rodricks’ podcast to analyze Tuesday night’s Republican debate. Tanya Olson, English, will do a reading for the Broadkill Review on Wednesday, November 18, at Irish Eyes in Milton, Delaware. Manil Suri, mathematics, talked to the Washington Blade about his childhood in India, his varied career… Continue Reading Roundup: UMBC in the News

Round Up: UMBC in the News

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. American Studies and Media and Communication Studies Students Produce Radio Series for The Marc Steiner Show Shari Waldstein, Psychology, Named Lipitz Professor for 2015-2016 CAHSS Faculty Research Awards and Fellowships Announced for 2015-2016 John Rennie Short, School of Public Policy, Discusses Cities’ Impact on Climate Change in Citiscope Read more at UMBC… Continue Reading Round Up: UMBC in the News

Round Up: UMBC in the News, 10/31

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. Clifford Murphy, American Studies, in The Washington Post George Derek Musgrove ’97, History, in The New York Times Laura Hussey, Political Science, in The Baltimore Sun Amanda Knapp, Assistant Vice Provost, in The Baltimore Sun Tyson King-Meadows, Africana Studies and Political Science, Co-Authors Report on Black Voter Turnout and the 2014 Midterm… Continue Reading Round Up: UMBC in the News, 10/31

Round Up: UMBC in the News, 10/17

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. Kimberly Moffitt, American Studies, on The Marc Steiner Show Thomas Schaller, Political Science, Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun Eric Ford, Shriver Center, Advises Prospective College Students on Paths to Success in College Express Preminda Jacob, Visual Arts, Examines Visual Culture and Indian Politics in Scroll Read more at UMBC Insights!

Student Scholarship Q&A: Randi Lindsay ’16, media and communications, American studies

Every so often, we highlight the importance of student scholarships by introducing you to the very students they help to succeed. Today, we’re featuring Randi Lindsay ‘16, media and communications and American studies, who is an Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship recipient. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is a child or grandchild of a UMBC graduate, and who demonstrates great community involvement. Name: Randi Lindsay Major: Media and communications studies, American studies Extra Curricular Activities: Student Events Board, Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape, TOMS Representative Scholarship received: Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Q: Why did you decide to attend UMBC?… Continue Reading Student Scholarship Q&A: Randi Lindsay ’16, media and communications, American studies

Round-Up: UMBC in the News, 7/25

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. Roy Meyers, Political Science on MarylandReporter.com Leslie Morgan, Sociology and Anthropology, in The Baltimore Beacon Nicole King, American Studies, in City Paper Thomas Schaller, Political Science, Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun Paul Smith, Chemistry, in The Baltimore Sun Read more great news here!

Oh Sew Rewarding: Mimi Dietrich ’70 Teaches Quilting to 14,000

Mimi Dietrich ‘70, American studies, made her first quilt in 1975 as a gift to her oldest son, Jon. Now, 40 years later, she has a great many accomplishments in her sewing kit. She has written 17 quilting books, helped stitch the American flag that was displayed at Camden Yards on Opening Day of April 2014, and was named International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the year for 2013. Her dream-come-true moment was filming her first Craftsy — an online crafts education platform based in Colorado — class in 2013 called “Finishing School” that teaches quilters how to finish… Continue Reading Oh Sew Rewarding: Mimi Dietrich ’70 Teaches Quilting to 14,000

Round-Up: UMBC In the News, 5/16

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. Students Share Stories: Navigating College with Mental Health Challenges Recap Kerry Kidwell-Slak, Career Services, in Policy Link Emily Eaglin ’17, Visual Arts, on NBC Washington Kimberly Moffitt, American Studies, on The Marc Steiner Show and in The Baltimore Sun Check out all the other great campus news on Insights Weekly.

Building A Tradition – Lafayette Gilchrist '92

The path to preserving Maryland’s traditional arts and culture sometimes begins when a jazz musician walks through an unlocked door in UMBC’s Fine Arts building. One of Baltimore’s master jazz musicians, Lafayette Gilchrist ’92, Africana studies, was taking a summer class before his freshman year when he discovered that the building’s piano rooms were left open in the evening. One night, he finally gave in to temptation. “The very first piano I played was this nine foot Steinway grand piano,” recalls Gilchrist, who had taken no formal lessons before coming to UMBC. “People think I’m lying when I tell them… Continue Reading Building A Tradition – Lafayette Gilchrist '92

First of the Fab Fours: Robin Keller Mayne '69

When Robin Keller Mayne ’69, American studies, graduated from UMBC, she wore no robes and no mortarboard. There was no crowd to cheer her across the stage. In fact, there was no stage. It was 1969, just three years after the university opened its doors, and one year before its first official commencement ceremony. Read more in the Summer 2010 issue of UMBC Magazine…

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