Peter Smith, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College Orkand Chair and professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education, has been named recipient of the 2019 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, sponsored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), for his book “Free Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career, and Education.”
The award, given to the author and publisher of “an outstanding work of continuing higher education literature,” will be conferred at the UPCEA annual meeting in Seattle, March 27-29, according to the association’s announcement. In all, UPCEA honored 10 individuals and six programs with awards in 2019.Continue Reading
We don’t know much about the origins of Valentine’s Day, who St. Valentine was, or even why the day became associated with romance and love. But we do know this: the period leading up to Valentine’s Day—and the day itself—is the peak season for romance scammers.Continue Reading
University of Maryland University College cybersecurity faculty members Emma Garrison-Alexander, Tamie Santiago and Candice Smith will explore the influence of AI bias on society in a Facebook Live panel discussion on Feb. 13
It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) has a bias problem. Machine learning bias, a phenomenon occurring when an algorithm produces results that are systematically prejudiced, affects many aspects of our society including racial partiality in hiring, policing, judicial sentencing and, as recently discussed in a New York Times editorial, healthcare.Continue Reading
Online conversation has the “big game” trending and some people like to watch the NFL’s biggest event of the year just for the commercials. In fact, data show that 70 percent of people are more likely to pay attention to advertising during the Super Bowl than to ads that appear during their “normal” TV viewing, according to Sandeep Patnaik, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) professor and program chair for the Master of Science in marketing.Continue Reading
Online conversation has the “big game” trending and some people like to watch the NFL’s biggest event of the year just for the commercials. And while Super Bowl viewership varies from year to year—more than 111 million and 103 million watched in 2017 and 2018 respectively—this football extravaganza arguably is still the best way for advertisers to promote their products and services to as many people as possible at the same time.Continue Reading
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) cyber competition team, the Cyber Padawans, concluded its 2018 competition schedule with a string of victories and top finishes.Continue Reading
Ladonna Ford, a senior at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), is the winner of the 2018 Mary E. Brown Undergraduate Student Paper Award. The award is sponsored by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and given for “an outstanding undergraduate paper dealing with a topic related to dying, death, loss and bereavement.”Continue Reading
Berkeley County, West Virginia, is the fastest growing county in the state as new industry is attracted to the I-81 corridor and Northern Virginia’s exploding population spills into the Mountain State’s eastern panhandle.
As a result, an upsurge of houses, roads, parking lots, industrial parks and the like is creating new stormwater pollution problems in a state where water flows downhill quickly.Continue Reading
As it was when 2018 began, cybersecurity remains a top global priority at year’s end and, arguably, even more so. We simply need to look back over the past year to see that data breaches have affected just about every aspect of our lives.
What can we expect 2019 to bring? Cybersecurity faculty experts at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offer five unique industry predictions, trends and priorities for the coming year.Continue Reading