In her position at The League, Ghazal Rahmanpanah is trying to encourage people to live more civically minded lives through narrative change. Continue Reading Changing the Narrative—Ghazal Rahmanpanah ’08
A video series highlights alumni educators using their careers to encourage students, in the classroom, but also through less traditional avenues. Continue Reading Retriever Educators Are Everywhere
While you were sleeping, our videographer Corey Jennings ’10 caught some quiet footage of our beautiful campus coming to life! See more videos of campus life at UMBCtube.
Watch the full lifespan of a dragonfly in this animation created by UMBC designer Layla Thompson-Koch. Continue Reading Video Extra: Lifespan of a Dragonfly
UMBC Magazine‘s longtime photographer Marlayna Demond ’11 is used to going to great lengths to get her shot. A former Linehan Scholar, she climbs on tables and ladders to achieve the right angle. She waits quietly in the cold for the right moment to snap the shutter. (Here’s one example of that.) She takes hundreds—and sometimes thousands—of photos to get the one perfect for print. And who even knows how many squirrel portraits she’s captured over the years, simply because we asked? In short: she’s a true team player. So, when we decided to write a feature on UMBC’s award-winning… Continue Reading Behind the Lens: Photographing UMBC Swimming & Diving
Hundreds of Meyerhoff Scholars Program alumni gathered to celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary, and to thank Robert E. Meyerhoff for his bold vision. Continue Reading Dreams Realized: Celebrating 30 Years of UMBC’s Meyerhoff Scholars Program
From the bonfire and Alumni Awards, to our soccer game and annual Comedy Show featuring Trevor Noah, UMBC Homecoming is not to be missed! What are YOUR top five reasons for catching Retriever Fever? UMBC Homecoming 2017 runs October 5-14, right here on campus! Learn more at homecoming.umbc.edu. Video by Jenny O’Grady.
Along with the rest of the country, members of the UMBC community came together to try to catch a glimpse of August’s total eclipse of the sun. Although Maryland was not in the “path of totality,” the 80% view from Catonsville still elicited the “oohs” and “ahs” of bespectacled Retrievers in front of the Albin O. Kuhn Library – where staff offered demonstrations in pinhole viewer construction – and around campus. [nivoslider id=”8382″] Photos by Marlayna Demond ’11
UMBC’s Mock Trial team spends a lot of time on the road. This academic year, they’ve already been to four invitational tournaments at schools across the Mid-Atlantic, with trips to UPenn and Georgetown coming up within the next several months. They’ve been able to travel the country, hone their rhetorical skills, and represent our school’s commitment to inclusive excellence thanks to donors like you, who helped the nationally-ranked Mock Trial team raise more than double their fundraising goal for this semester. The financial support is vital to Mock Trial’s development as a group, says UMBC senior Dylan Elliott ’17, history,… Continue Reading GiveCorps Spotlight: UMBC Mock Trial Raises More Than Double Their Semester Goal
Since UMBC opened its doors in September of 1966, a lot has changed. Thanks to donors like you, this place has grown and expanded in unbelievable ways. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the focus on a well-rounded college experience. From sunrise to sunset, UMBC hums with activity. Students shift from class, research and creative endeavors to sporting events, festivals and concerts. They work together everyday to build a vibrant and dynamic campus community. Just like there is no typical day at UMBC, there is no typical UMBC student. So we thought you might enjoy the chance to catch… Continue Reading A Day in the Life of a UMBC Student
In Spring 2012, we wrote about Jerry Cimino ’76, history, founder of San Francisco’s Beat Museum, which he founded in 2003 at 540 Broadway to pay homage to a generation of writers and artists who continue to inspire him. In this video, watch Jerry recite from memory “Sometime During Eternity” from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind. Read his full story, The Beats Go On, here. Video by Jenny O’Grady.