Spring 2019

Karyn and Lyric Swann. Photo courtesy of UMBC Athletics.

Double Dribble

Lyric had no idea when she was cheering at her mother’s alma mater’s Homecoming games or attending UMBC Nike Basketball Camp in 8th grade that she would one day leave her own legacy on the same court.

Haylee Committee hugs Tonia Papapertrou after the 100 freestyle. Photo by Colleen Humel.

The Best Team You’ve Never Heard Of

For years, the UMBC swimming and diving team has been quietly winning its way into university history. Since 1999, they have amassed 32 championship trophies.

All illustrations by Brucie Roth.

Urgent Care

UMBC researchers are tackling disparities related to healthcare and changing the way people around the world access health technologies.

Photo by Sun photographer Frank A. Miller.

Ellicott City: A Timeline of Resilience

Since its founding in 1772, Ellicott City “has come in for an inordinate amount of disasters from floods, fires and railroad wrecks,”

Ferrera honing her humor with True Grit. Photo by Marlayna Demond '11.

How to Be Funny with Christine Ferrera

This UMBC alumna not only routinely braves the comedy stage, she also offers up some wisdom for future comedians.

Visiting the world's oldest functioning nuclear fusion reactor in Prague.

Choosing Her Own Adventure

More than 3,500 miles from UMBC, Mburu shares her thoughts on her first year at Oxford, and how she’s making herself at home.

Paul Raphael '83 speaks to a group of international students. Photo courtesy of Raquel Hamner '20.

How Will You Distinguish Yourself?

“If I really want to stay in this country I would have to do two or three things,” Raphael remembers thinking early on. “One, distinguish myself in every possible way.”

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