Known as University of Maryland University College for Nearly 50 Years, New Name for America’s Largest Online Public University Reflects Its Global Reach and Historic Mission
MGM National Harbor to host June 27 ceremony and reception to honor 2019 Pillars of Strength Scholarship recipients
Adelphi, Md. (June 21, 2019)–The Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program has selected seven caregivers of severely injured service members to receive full scholarships to attend University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
The Big Data and Analytics Education Conference (BDA EdCon), hosted by University of Maryland University College on June 3-4, 2019, brought together academics, educators and industry partners to exchange knowledge and ideas around some big themes, including the future of artificial intelligence (AI); the confluence of big data analytics, AI and cognitive computing; and how AI can be implemented into teaching and learning in order to meet industry demand.
Understanding big data and artificial intelligence is not something reserved for computer scientists, said Kirk Borne, principal data scientist for the international consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton. Manipulating massive amounts of data that are becoming available will affect every form of intellectual and business pursuit.
“Data literacy is a way of thinking, not a thing to think about,” Borne told attendees of BDA Edcon, the International Big Data and Analytics Education Conference hosted by University of Maryland University College on June 3 and 4.
Highlights from UMUC 2019 Commencement Ceremonies Showcase Appreciation for Military Service, Sacrifice, Achievement
Beginning each April, a rolling series of University of Maryland University College commencement ceremonies take place on or near military installations in Asia, Europe and the U.S. to accommodate UMUC’s family of service members graduating worldwide.
Novas, the caregiver for her wounded-veteran spouse and upcoming 2019 UMUC student commencement speaker, said her mission to support extends to the family members and others who sacrifice in serving alongside service members.
Editor’s note: This profile is part of a series that will run throughout May in celebration of National Military Appreciation Month.
U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Lynice Thorpe-Noel and Tech Entrepreneur Frank Islam to Deliver Keynote Addresses
Ceremonies Will Be Available Live Via Webcasts
Opportunities Abound at In-Person and Virtual Career Fair Venues
UMUC Career Services brought together 82 employers and more than 1,800 students and alumni in March at its in-person and virtual 2019 Career Fair events. Through this annual career offering, members of the UMUC community had the opportunity to discuss nearly 25,000 job openings with hiring managers in a wealth of in-demand career fields including cybersecurity, IT, healthcare administration, finance and accounting.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Signs Legislation Rebranding UMUC, America’s Largest Online Public University, Effective July 1
It Is the Only Team From the United States to Compete in the April 15 Final in Austin, Texas
Adelphi, Md. (March 27, 2019)—A team of five University of Maryland University College students in the Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA) program advanced to the final round of the INFORMS O.R. and Analytics competition.