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UMBC alumnus Mark Doms is appointed chief economist of the Congressional Budget Office

UMBC alumnus Mark Doms ‘85, economics and mathematics, has been appointed chief economist of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Doms will be one of the leads of the agency that provides Congress with objective, nonpartisan, and high quality information about the economic and financial impacts of existing laws, new laws, and policies under consideration.

UMBC students complete internships virtually amid COVID-19 pandemic

Each summer, hundreds of UMBC students complete summer internships to get hands-on experience related to their majors and career goals. The COVID-19 pandemic has moved many networking opportunities and jobs online, including some internships. Still, undergraduate and graduate students from across the University have spent the summer developing their skills and connections virtually.

UMBC once again ranks among the top 150 universities in federal research funding

The Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey aggregates federal research and development expenditures for fiscal year 2018. The survey data combines total funding from all federal agencies and also provides information on research funding from non-federal and non-governmental sources. 

UMBC places ninth at 2019 Pan-Am Team Chess Championship

The UMBC Chess A team earned victories over the A team from the University of Pennsylvania as well as the B teams from the University of Toronto, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Pennsylvania. UMBC finished the competition ahead of Harvard, Princeton, and MIT.

Steve Chu and Ephrem Abebe take a moment to pause in their Fells Point storefront.

Creating Community Through Food

Steve Chu, co-owner of Ekiben along with two other UMBC alumni, shares how the store owes its origins to UMBC and Baltimore City, and why these Retriever chefs care so much about the communities they serve.

UMBC convenes research forum on immigration and mobility in higher education

“The research results showed that for each undocumented student that graduates from a four-year college, who would not have gone otherwise, the net benefits to the state were $350,000,” explains Gindling. “Providing access to higher education and financial aid to undocumented youth is a good investment for the individual, for the state, and for the government as a whole.”

Steven O'Farrell headshot. Courtesy of the author.

From Real Estate to Covert Agent

In May, real estate appraiser and UMBC alum Steven O’Farrell released his first YA novel, Simone LaFray and the Chocolatiers’ Ball.

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