visual arts

A gym filled with students and booths for a career fair

Résumés in hand, 2,000+ hopeful and prepared Retrievers attend the 2024 Career Fair

“We were excited to help employers develop a strong talent pipeline and diverse future workforce, shaping the leaders and innovators of tomorrow,” said Paige Bauder, associate director of employer relations and recruitment programs at UMBC, about the UMBC 2024 Spring Career Fair.  Continue Reading Résumés in hand, 2,000+ hopeful and prepared Retrievers attend the 2024 Career Fair

a woman works on repairing a colorful mural representing different biology motifs

Alumna brings biology mural back to life

Walking down Academic Row, the ground floor windows of the Biological Sciences Building reflect the flow of student traffic, and colorful renditions of animals and microbes, silhouettes of researchers, and other elements of biology seem to pop off the wall and join the campus milieu.  For many, the images on the mural blend into the background of campus—just another wall in just another building. But the artist remembers the blank wall 10 years ago, covered sparsely in inspirational posters and placards.  “It was a huge wall, and visible from the outside,” says Anna Vikhlyayeva ’15, visual arts. In addition to… Continue Reading Alumna brings biology mural back to life

Colorful bubbles and circular photos of various headshots

Connecting the Dots

For students pursuing experiential learning through internships, campus jobs, research, and community engagement, it’s not just about learning how to do the thing they want to do. It’s about connecting the work to the passions that brought them to UMBC in the first place. These students and alumni working in their chosen fields tell the whole picture—what hands-on learning looks like when it comes full circle. Continue Reading Connecting the Dots

Beyond Midlife: Kathy Marmor’s new artwork explores memory and embodiment for women in midlife

Western culture remains terrified of aging, particularly for women, but that fear doesn’t stop any of us from actually aging. Kathy Marmor delves into the heart of these anxieties with a pair of innovative collaborative works, now on view at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. Continue Reading Beyond Midlife: Kathy Marmor’s new artwork explores memory and embodiment for women in midlife

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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. Continue Reading Game Changers

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