UMUC Joins Department Of Homeland Security To Promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Activities and Events in October to Promote Online Safety and Security

Adelphi, Md. (October. 1, 2014) University of Maryland University College is planning events and activities to promote online safety and security during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Part of this effort is joining with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to promote its Stop. Think. Connect.™ Campaign.Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Padawans Are World Champions!

UMUC Captures Gold at Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 30, 2014) — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cyber security students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—defeated the world’s best, including the three-time defending champion team from the Netherlands, to win the 2014 Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report – Writing History: Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein And Journalism’s Finest Hour

Monday, October 20, 8 p.m., at National Press Club

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 23, 2014) On June 17, 1972 a simple botched break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC captured the attention of two intrepid reporters who uncovered a trail of corruption that led all the way up to our Commander in Chief.Continue Reading

UMUC Cybersecurity Team Is #1 In North America, Advances To Global Cyberlympics In Spain

UMUC Cyber Padawans were ranked #1 after each of the three rounds in the North America Regional Competition

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cybersecurity students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—finished first in the North America region, qualifying for the Global Cyberlympics competition to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 29.Continue Reading

UMUC And Benesyst, A Tasc Company Establish Education Alliance

University’s new agreement with Benesyst, a TASC Company will offer BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents access to higher education

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 4, 2014) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Benesyst, a TASC company delivering benefit management services and technologies to clients across a broad range of industries, to offer its BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue higher education at UMUC. Through the two-year agreement, employees, their spouses and dependents are eligible for a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates for most programs. Continue Reading

U.S. Office Of Personnel Management And University Of Maryland University College Alliance Offers Federal Employees Discounted Rates To Pursue Post-Secondary Education

Historic education alliance provides access to diverse curriculum and increases access to high quality and affordable educational resources

Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) signed a first-of-its-kind agreement to provide a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates on courses, certificates, and degree programs to all current Federal employees, spouses, and their legal dependents. Federal employees can begin to take advantage of this discounted tuition starting in the summer semester at UMUC; registration for the summer and fall semesters is now open. Registration for the first online summer session ends on May 14, 2014. UMUC offers two additional online summer sessions in June and July.Continue Reading

Rise Of The College Student-Success Scientists

University of Maryland University College to Host Summit on Learner Analytics in Higher Education, July 21-23

Adelphi, Md. (July 16, 2014) In today’s world of big data and the growing use of analytics in higher education, the University of Maryland University College’s Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success is convening a summit of more than 200 invitees from select universities, community colleges, national organizations, government agencies and companies active in data analytics to discuss the use of analytics to help students successfully transfer from community college to four-year institutions.Continue Reading

UMUC Launches Community Dialogue On Report Suggesting New Business Model

President Javier Miyares Shares Recommendations of Outside Business Leaders, Says UMUC Will Not Leave University System of Maryland and Will Not Become a For-Profit Institution

Adelphi, Md. (July 10, 2014) University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares today initiated a community dialogue at a global Town Hall meeting at the university’s Academic Center in Largo. There, he introduced a report from the Ideation Group—a volunteer team of outside business leaders—that recommended changes to the university’s business model.Continue Reading

NSA, Homeland Security Department Recognize UMUC As Cybersecurity Leader

Since April 2002, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have consistently designated the University of Maryland University College as a leader in cybersecurity education. Late last month, the agencies renewed UMUC’s status as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD) for the academic years of 2014 to 2021.Continue Reading

UMUC Celebrates Stateside Commencement At Comcast Center, May 17-18

University of Maryland University College held commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. More than 9,000 people from all fifty states and 17 countries earned degrees, with a total of more than 3,200 graduates attending three ceremonies over the weekend. Graduates were inspired by keynote speakers and student speakers and enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas in front of family and friends.Continue Reading