UMUC Cosponsors the Daylong OER Summit

When organizers from University of Maryland University College (UMUC), University System of Maryland William E. Kirwan Center For Academic Innovation, and MarylandOnline were planning the daylong “Advancing Postsecondary Student Success Through OER” summit, they anticipated that the event would draw, at most, a couple hundred educators. But they soon found themselves capping attendance for the Dec. 8 gathering at 500—the capacity of the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center where the event was held.Continue Reading

7 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

It’s that time of year again when all manner of media offer articles that reflect on the past and contemplate the future with predictions about emerging trends and lists of what’s “out” and what’s “in” over the next 12 months.  And recently, a group of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) cyber experts offered some prognostications of their own, now posted on the university’s Cyber Connections blog.Continue Reading

UMUC Celebrates More Than 7,000 at Its First-Ever Winter Commencement

December 16 marked a day of new beginnings for both the University of Maryland University College itself and the 7212 members of its Summer-Fall Class of 2017 graduates—about 1200 of whom walked the stage during the university’s first-ever winter commencement to receive associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees at two separate ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. In all, this class of graduates represented 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries and territories.Continue Reading

UMUC Student Earns Education Award for “Grit” in Achieving Her Dual Master’s

Kathleen Gervase homeschools her 10-year-old daughter, cares for her disabled wife who has required repeated cancer surgeries, acts as a medical advocate for elderly and sick neighbors, volunteers with the Girl Scouts, and runs a small, environmentally friendly landscaping business.

So, what does Gervase, 42, do with her free time?Continue Reading

Here, There, and Everywhere: UMUC’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Activities Covered a Lot of Ground

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) marked its annual observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October with an abundant slate of events and activities around and throughout the month to educate about the importance of cybersecurity, the workforce skills required to keep vital public and private data and systems secure, and to provide businesses and the public with tools and strategies to stay safe online.Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Padawans Rack Up Accomplishments, Take Second Place in Recent Halloween-themed Hacking Competition

Notable achievements across a variety of cybersecurity hacking challenges highlight the UMUC Cyber Padawans’ busy fall competition schedule

 

ADELPHI, Md. (Oct. 25) – The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Cyber Padawans hacking competition team captured 2nd place, along with a $300 cash prize, at the “Catch the Ghost” Halloween-themed capture the flag (CTF) competition, held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation in Linthicum Heights, Maryland.Continue Reading

UMUC and Dr. Mansur Hasib Honored by International Information Security Leaders Organization

(ISC)², the international membership association for information security leaders, recently announced the winners of its seventh annual Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (Americas ISLA®), which celebrate the accomplishments of private and public sector industry leaders throughout the Americas who are inspiring change within the information security workforce.Continue Reading