Fall 2016

Windows On Today — Ayo Akindana

Junior business technology administration major Ayo Akindana is a marketing intern with MissionTix in Baltimore, and is involved in UMBC’s Alex.Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, as well as the African Students Association. >> Back to Windows On Today  

Sharing the Past, Building the Future

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery Tells the UMBC Story in Artifacts and Images — Richard Byrne ’86  In assembling its exhibit to celebrate the founding decades of UMBC, the team in UMBC’s Special Collections who put together “Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50” – chief curator Tom Beck, archivist Lindsey Loeper ’04, exhibition curator Emily Hauver ’05, and librarian Susan Graham ’98 – have given the university community a chance to glimpse essential objects and images that may have escaped easy notice. As Beck and Loeper write at the conclusion of their introductory essay: The ideal… Continue Reading Sharing the Past, Building the Future

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Windows On Today — Navaal Mahdi

Senior Navaal Mahdi, media and communications studies, is an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) Scholar, and is completing three internships this fall: social media intern for the Career Center; digital marketing intern for the Division of Professional Studies; and producer of the Compact Nation Podcast for Campus Compact. She’s also planning her wedding in December.>> Back to Windows On Today

Windows On Today – David Atlas

Junior mathematics major David Atlas, who is also minoring in computer science and statistics, is an intern working on projects like data visualization and prediction models for T. Rowe Price. He is also an active member of UMBC Hillel. >> Back to Windows On Today

Windows On Today — Andrea Davis

Junior Andrea Davis is majoring in sociology with a minor in Africana Studies, as well as a Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar. She serves as executive aide of the president for the Student Government Association and vice president for involvement for the Student Events Board (seb), as well as civic engagement and leadership intern for the Office of Student Life, and an Orientation Peer Advisor for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation. >> Back to Windows On Today

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Windows On Today — Melissa Cormier

Graduate student Melissa Cormier is in her final year of UMBC’s Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA program. When she’s not working on her arts practice, she teaches an undergraduate drawing class and assists with the UMBC Photo Cage. >> Back to Windows On Today

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Windows On Today — Bentley Corbett-Wilson

Student Government President Bentley Corbett-Wilson is a senior majoring in music education. He also plays the trumpet in UMBC’s Wind Ensemble and the UMBC Symphony Orchestra. >> Back to Windows On Today

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Windows On Today – Ashton Greenwood

Media and communications major Ashton Greenwood has spent much of her senior year gaining experience in the field as a sports production intern for WBAL-TV, and with the New Media Lab, which produces campus television programming. She also holds down a part-time off-campus job, is a member of Bartleby, UMBC’s literary magazine, and hosts an NFL podcast for WMBC, UMBC’s student radio station. >> Back to Windows on Today

Windows On Today

UMBC Students Offer a Glimpse into What it Means to be a Retriever in 2016. We all remember certain highlights of our college days no matter how many years — or decades — we’ve put between ourselves and Commencement day. But what about the moments in between those highlights we hold so dear? Thanks to smartphone cameras and social media, current students are capturing it all — unfiltered — every single day for the world to see. UMBC Magazine asked several current students to share moments from their everyday lives with us. No matter when you were a student, we… Continue Reading Windows On Today

Pies, Nerds, and Frampton

Alumni shed light on the less-known – and often amusing – corners of campus history. UMBC’s history has its quirky sides as well. Associate professor of history George Derek Musgrove ’97, history, tackled the task of examining them with gusto in a presentation entitled: An Unofficial, Totally Tongue in Cheek, Slightly Zany History of Campus Culture at UMBC. Musgrove identified three key eras of campus culture, and invited alumni who were key student figures in those moments – Steven K. Fedder ’72, American studies, Shari Elliker ’83, interdisciplinary studies, and Oliver J. Myers ’94, M.S. ’96, and Ph.D. ’07, mechanical… Continue Reading Pies, Nerds, and Frampton

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