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Leaders Among Us

For college presidents, Freeman Hrabowski provides a template for academic achievement, humility, and putting students first.

Get Your Steps in with Dr. Hrabowski

As often as possible, President Freeman Hrabowski will take a lap around the campus that has shaped him as much as he’s shaped it.

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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.

Reframing the Question

These Individualized Study instructors eagerly invite the students into the mystery and wonder of the world with reverence—and a healthy dose of skepticism.  

MUTUAL FLOURISHING

Different disciplines are training up social justice-minded students to do no harm in the communities they work with, one thriving relationship at a time.

The Show Must Go On

UMBC Magazine sat down with five alumni working in Hollywood to hear how they got their start, and what has kept them going creatively during the pandemic.

Her Science Is the World’s

By leading the team behind the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Kizzmekia Corbett has already changed the world—she is also helping change the future of research.

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UMBC joins the University Innovation Alliance, a national consortium moving the dial on student success

Today, the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) announced UMBC as its newest member. The pioneering consortium of public research universities boosts student success through sharing and scaling approaches that work. UMBC and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) are the first two universities selected to join the network since its founding in 2014.

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Chronicle features UMBC as a leading voice on the future of higher ed

A new report from the Chronicle of Higher Education features UMBC’s peer-based work to boost faculty diversity. For decades, UMBC’s strong reputation for inclusive excellence has focused on student diversity. The new UMBC case study in “Diversifying Our Campus: Key Insights and Models for Change” expands that conversation.

Call & Response

In a recent essay, President Hrabowski notes, “In difficult times, we come to know who we are.” Never has that been more true than this year or at this point in our nation’s history.

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