UMUC Student Speakers Highlight Commencement Weekend

70-Year-Old Completes Degree; Deaf Nigerian Woman Asks for Return of Kidnapped Students; Atlanta Woman Overcomes Brain Injury

U.S. Reps Steny Hoyer and Elijah Cummings, Maj. Gen. Roderick Isler Deliver Keynote Addresses

ADELPHI, Md. (May 18, 2014)—University of Maryland University College celebrated its 2014 stateside commencement with three ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md., May 17 and 18. Of the 9,461 stateside graduates in the Class of 2014, more than 3,100 attended the three ceremonies.Continue Reading

U.S. Reps. Steny Hoyer And Elijah Cummings, Maj. Gen. Roderick Isler To Deliver Keynote Addresses At UMUC Commencement Ceremonies May 17-18

9,461 earn degrees stateside; More than 3,100 to attend three ceremonies at Comcast Center

ADELPHI, Md. (May 7, 2014)—University of Maryland University College celebrates its 2014 stateside commencement with three ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park on May 17-18. Of the 9,461 stateside graduates in the Class of 2014, more than 3,100 will attend the three ceremonies.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: 45 Words A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the First Amendment

Event to be held Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m., at National Press Club

One sentence, just 45 words in length, proclaims and promises the freedoms that define American democracy. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition one’s government. It is the duty of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States to interpret the constitution and to rule on the legality of legislation.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: 45 Words A Conversation With U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia And Ruth Bader Ginsburg On The First Amendment

Event to be held Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m., at National Press Club

One sentence, just 45 words in length, proclaims and promises the freedoms that define American democracy. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition one’s government. It is the duty of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States to interpret the constitution and to rule on the legality of legislation.Continue Reading

Three-time Pulitzer-Prize Winner Thomas L. Friedman to Discuss National Security and Freedom of the Press at “Kalb Report” Forum Feb. 10

Conversation with distinguished New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist  and journalist/scholar Marvin Kalb to be held at National Press Club

WASHINGTON – As the fall-out from Edward Snowden’s leak to the media of the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs—including recent court rulings involving the constitutionality of these programs—continues to reverberate around the world, moderator Marvin Kalb and guest Thomas L. Friedman, the three—time Pulitzer Prize—winning columnist and author, will discuss the evolving intersection of national security and freedom of the press.Continue Reading