Fall 2021

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Then & Now—Cicada Invasion

The 2004 appearance of the locusts only warranted one story in the Retriever. But this year’s cicadas got a celebrity welcome.

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When Real-World Problems Drive the Work

Maryam Rahnemoonfar combined her interests in civil engineering, remote sensing, and computer science to create an algorithm to assess natural disaster data.

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Up On the Roof—Fall 2021

After announcing his retirement earlier this year, President Hrabowski reflects on his time at UMBC and shares his hopes for the future of the university.

First-Year Retrievers Buck the Trend

Super seniors and graduate students are dominating most NCAA rosters, but at UMBC, many first-year Retrievers are contributing to their teams’ success. 

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Game Changers

Learning and play can look a lot alike. Both call for creativity, curiosity, practice, and reflection. That’s why some Retrievers are combining the two.

For the Love of Dirty Jobs

People who care about change must be willing to plunge their hands deep into the mess of this world. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Paving the Way in Python-Tracking

A python-tracking study is paving the way in decreasing the python problem in the Everglades, while further advancing optics research and system design.

UMBC After Dark

Life doesn’t pause when classes end and the sun goes down. Instead, students grab a cup of coffee and find a million ways of following their interests bringing campus to life.

Sherman Scholars Live Out Founder’s Legacy

Following the passing of George Sherman, the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars carry on the legacy of inclusive education in underserved communities.

Finding Your Voice in Fanfiction

In the realm of fanfiction, students and educators are given exciting opportunities to learn and teach language through creative storytelling.

How to Chill Out

A great way to reconnect, relax, and recenter is through yoga. Let Joella Lubaszewski ’10 teach you the art of finding your calm.

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