Understanding big data and artificial intelligence is not something reserved for computer scientists, said Kirk Borne, principal data scientist for the international consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton. Manipulating massive amounts of data that are becoming available will affect every form of intellectual and business pursuit.
“Data literacy is a way of thinking, not a thing to think about,” Borne told attendees of BDA Edcon, the International Big Data and Analytics Education Conference hosted by University of Maryland University College on June 3 and 4.Continue Reading
Kesterman, a member of UMUC’s cybersecurity faculty, received 2018 higher education and finance Lifetime Achievement Awards from Marquis Who’s Who.
Throughout his career, UMUC adjunct professor Frank Kesterman said he has wanted only one thing—to be at the cutting edge of what is happening.Continue Reading
Editor’s note: This profile is part of a UMUC series in celebration of National Military Appreciation Month.
At 95, Jack Milton of Arlington, Virginia, has lived two complete careers studded with adventure and financial success. But even 50 years after he finally completed his bachelor’s degree as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Milton looks back on his association with University of Maryland University College as essential to his life.Continue Reading
To provide good health care for a community, you can’t just treat people for rat bites, you have to get rid of the rats. That’s what Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, told University of Maryland University College health care administration graduates gathered for the university’s Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society induction ceremony May 9.
“You can take care of a person with a rat bite,” Benjamin said. “But if you have 10 people come in with rat bites, unless you do something to get rid of the rats, you haven’t done much.”Continue Reading
Novas, the caregiver for her wounded-veteran spouse and upcoming 2019 UMUC student commencement speaker, said her mission to support extends to the family members and others who sacrifice in serving alongside service members.
Editor’s note: This profile is part of a series that will run throughout May in celebration of National Military Appreciation Month.Continue Reading
As he rocketed toward the moon in his epic flight 50 years ago, astronaut Michael Collins recalled that what beguiled him the most was not the pale lunar surface getting nearer. He had seen that all his life.Continue Reading
With all the talk about sexual harassment in business and politics, veteran newswoman Cokie Roberts told host Marvin Kalb on April 1 that conditions for women in journalism are much improved now compared with how they were when she launched her career in the mid-1960s.Continue Reading
When Lynice Thorpe-Noel left high school in Nashville, North Carolina, on her way to Norfolk State University 30 years ago, her career goal was to be a poet—to perhaps write greeting cards for Hallmark.
In a January ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Jason Evans, she became the first woman to be command sergeant major of the Army’s Human Resources Command at Fort Knox.Continue Reading
Ann Darrin is about as much of a pioneer in engineering management as the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft that is now “flying” around the sun or the New Horizons spacecraft that transmitted photographs of Ultima Thule, an object in the Kuiper Belt a billion miles beyond Pluto, on New Year’s Day.
Berkeley County, West Virginia, is the fastest growing county in the state as new industry is attracted to the I-81 corridor and Northern Virginia’s exploding population spills into the Mountain State’s eastern panhandle.
As a result, an upsurge of houses, roads, parking lots, industrial parks and the like is creating new stormwater pollution problems in a state where water flows downhill quickly.Continue Reading