University Of Maryland University College Alumni Association Hosts Forum On Entrepreneurship Thursday, April 17

Networking opportunity to feature expert panel of alumni who will talk about starting a new business

Adelphi, Md. (April 14, 2014) — The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Alumni Association is hosting a panel of experts who will discuss the nuts and bolts of being an entrepreneur.Continue Reading

Noted Author Discusses Racial Equality in America

Racial equality in America is still a work in progress, author says at UMUC event

The fact that the United States has an African American head of state reflects significant progress in the nation’s efforts to achieve racial harmony, but Barack Obama’s presence in the White House should not be taken as a sign that America has overcome its painful legacy of discrimination and exploitation based on skin color, author Bruce Jacobs told a UMUC audience Feb. 18.Continue Reading

Paying It Forward: Three Volunteer Caregivers Receive Full Scholarships To Attend UMUC

Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program—recognizing volunteer caregivers of wounded soldiers—represents the only one of its kind in the nation

More than 150 people gathered at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center on Thursday, April 25, 2013, for a special ceremony honoring the first three beneficiaries of the new Pillars of Strength Scholarship Fund, a first-of-its kind scholarship program exclusively focused on the volunteer caregivers of injured soldiers. UMUC has joined the Yellow Ribbon Fund and The Blewitt Foundation in establishing the fund.Continue Reading

Strong Defense Not Enough To Secure U.S. Cyber Space, Says Cohen

Former Defense Secretary tells UMUC Cybersecurity Scholarship Gala Attendees U.S. Must be Prepared to Strike as Events Warrant

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen says America must rely on much more than defense mechanisms to protect the United States in cyber space. It must be prepared to go on the offensive against hackers and attackers who threaten the nation’s vital infrastructure.Continue Reading

NSA Official Tells UMUC Students About Growing Cybersecurity Threats

Cyber crime is becoming more sophisticated and disruptive. The nation is facing a shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals to protect and secure critical infrastructure and information systems, the director of National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate told more than 500 UMUC cybersecurity students, alumni and professionals from military, government and industry.Continue Reading