Peter Smith, UMUC’s Orkand Chair, Is Rethinking Higher Education

A funny thing happened on the way to Peter Smith’s transition to full retirement. Since this spring, when University of Maryland University College (UMUC) named him Orkand Chair, as well as Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education, Smith has, in his words, re-calibrated.

“Re-energized and engaged,” the educator and writer has resumed his blog Rethinking Higher Education and has begun a new blog series: A New Universe of Learning: Personalized Learning in the Digital Age.  Read his latest posts,  Personal Learning: Part I and Personal Learning: Part II.

 

 

 

 

 

Industry Experts to Answer Questions About Private Sector and Government Cyber Threats Nov.4

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ADELPHI, Md. (Nov 1. 2016)―Join University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for “Interconnected and Unprotected: The Cybersecurity Dilemma,” a one-day symposium that brings together leading cybersecurity experts to provide insight into the challenges, concerns, solutions and new opportunities in this vast arena called “cyber.” Attend on-site or online.Continue Reading

First-Ever English Translation Recounts Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland

How Adam Nichols came to co-author a book that for the first time translates a famous Icelandic tale into English is a story perhaps only another University of Maryland University College (UMUC) traveling faculty member can truly relate to.  With its twists and turns and chance encounters―the hallmark of Nichols’ worldwide travels teaching U.S. military personnel―this could be his own saga.Continue Reading

NUTN Network Recognizes Three From UMUC: President, Data Analytics Master’s Program and Student

ADELPHI, Md. (Oct. 5, 2016)–At a gathering of technology innovators and emerging leaders in higher education, University of Maryland University College was recognized for its trailblazing Master of Science in Data Analytics program (MSDA), while its president, Javier Miyares, was honored for distinguished achievement.Continue Reading

UMUC Qualifies for National Cyber Analyst Challenge Finals

ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 28, 2016)–A team of graduate and undergraduate students from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has advanced to the final round of the 2016 National Cyber Analyst Challenge (NCAC), a competition created in 2015 by Lockheed Martin and Temple University’s Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) to fill the ever-growing need for cyber analysts. Continue Reading

UMUC Receives Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 1, 2016)—University of Maryland University College today received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—UMUC will be featured, along with 82 other recipients, in the November 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.Continue Reading

UMUC’s Most Distinguished Alumnus, Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., Dies

Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. (’63), known as a soldier’s soldier and who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Reagan administration during a 46-year military career, passed away at his home in North Oaks, Minnisota, on August 18. Gen. Vessey was featured in the spring 2015 issue of University of Maryland University College’s Achiever magazine as a “History Maker,” arguably UMUC’s most accomplished alumnus. In a letter to the UMUC community (see below), President Javier Miyares honored Gen. Vessey’s inspirational life as an enlisted man who misrepresented his age in order to fight in World War II and rose to become the military’s highest ranking military officer.Continue Reading