UMUC Goes Green with Posies, Potted Plants and Seaweed Cupcakes

As it does each year, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) recognized Earth Day (April 22) with a series of green events and initiatives across the university. Leading the charge stateside was Cora Lee Gilbert, UMUC’s director of sustainability and contract services who, during her 37-year tenure, has not only become a champion for green initiatives at the university but also across Maryland.Continue Reading

Miyares Tells University Higher Education Leaders that Communication and Transparency Were Keys to Helping UMUC Find a New Way to Fulfill its Public Mission

While speaking at an education conference in early April, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) President Javier Miyares advised colleagues that transparency is paramount as universities struggle to find and adopt new ways of generating the revenue they need to counter rising costs and declining enrollments. Keeping faculty, staff and oversight-board members updated about the nature and timing of major changes can engender more buy-in and support, and a smoother transition, he said.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College to Host Military Appreciation Fair and Fun Run at Largo Academic Center May 5

Adelphi, Md. (April 17) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will host a military appreciation fair and Fun Run on Saturday, May 5 at the Academic Center at Largo (1616 McCormick Drive, Largo).

The fair, open to all active-duty service members, veterans and their families, offers opportunities for attendees to meet with veterans’ service organizations (VSOs) and UMUC career services representatives. Attendees can also learn about the One2One mentor program that provides veterans, servicemembers, and their families with individualized, peer-to-peer support.Continue Reading

Sleep, Eat, Move — and Other Ways to Handle Stress

Stress Awareness Month, held each April since 1992, provides health care professionals and health promotion experts, across the U.S. an additional—and national—platform for enhancing their ongoing efforts to educate and increase public understanding about the nature and dangers of stress as well as effective strategies to help minimize and manage it.

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) psychology faculty expert David Banks, Ph.D. is no exception.  Join him at 1 p.m. on April 16 for his Facebook Live discussion about the psychology of stress and tips for stress management.Continue Reading

Watch “Over There,” the Documentary about UMUC’s Traveling Faculty

Program Aired Earlier in April on Maryland Public Television 

University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) rich history of globetrotting professors came to life recently with the private screening of a documentary that follows the university’s seven-decade mission of educating military personnel stationed overseas.

Entitled “Over There: The Adventures of Maryland’s Traveling Faculty,” the documentary follows the path of Maryland’s “Academic Foreign Legion” who adopted “Have Syllabus Will Travel” as their motto and hopped from military base to military base, sometimes in war zones, to offer college classes to the troops.Continue Reading

Highlighting Women Who Changed the World Before They Had the Vote

To celebrate Women’s History Month 2018, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has dedicated segments on its Facebook page to recognize the accomplishments of influential women and the contributions they have made to events in history and contemporary society.  To-date, UMUC has featured briefs on social activist, writer, and editor Gloria Steinham; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; technology executive Sheryl Sandberg, current Facebook COO; and lawyer, writer and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

The commemoration continues March 22 and 29 with two Facebook Live interviews featuring UMUC adjunct faculty members and women’s history experts Mary Ellen Schmider and Kathleen Sander as they discuss the women’s movement from a historical perspective and provide insights about the remarkable women they have featured in their writings.Continue Reading

Not-So-Hidden Figures Series Concludes Feb. 26

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department continues its celebration of Black History Month with a final Facebook Live interview segment on African American women in cybersecurity. On Monday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m., join Tamie Santiago, collegiate associate professor of cybersecurity policy as she discusses her career journey in cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way.Continue Reading

UMUC’s Not-So-Hidden Figures of Cybersecurity

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department continues its celebration of Black History Month with two more Facebook Live interview segments on African American women in cybersecurity.  Next up, on Feb. 22, join Loyce Pailen, director of the UMUC Center for Security Studies as she discusses her career journey in Cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way.

The series concludes on Feb. 26 with insights from Tamie Santiago, collegiate associate professor of Cybersecurity Policy.

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Join Us Feb. 22 and 26: UMUC’s Not-So-Hidden Figures of Cybersecurity

 

The University of Maryland University College Cybersecurity Department continues its celebration of Black History Month with two more Facebook Live interview segments on African American women in cybersecurity.  Next up, on Feb. 22, join Loyce Pailen, director of the UMUC Center for Security Studies as she discusses her career journey in Cybersecurity and offers insights and tips for success along the way.

The series concludes on Feb. 26 with insights from Tamie Santiago, collegiate associate professor of Cybersecurity Policy.

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