UMUC on the Cover of The Washington Post Magazine

University of Maryland University College was the cover story of The Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, November 3. The feature tells the story of UMUC’s beginnings as a trailblazer in educating adult students—many were returning veterans from World War II—in Maryland and with the military overseas.Continue Reading

UMUC to Develop New Math Course as Part of “First in the World” Grant from U.S. Department of Education

UMUC part of group of University System of Maryland institutions to receive nearly $3 million to develop new math pathways to boost retention and college completion

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is part of a group of University System of Maryland (USM) institutions and Maryland community colleges that has received a nearly $3 million U.S. Department of Education “First in the World” grant over the next four years to develop mathematics pathways that will lead to improved retention and college completion.Continue Reading

Sabrina Fu

A scholar-practitioner by anyone’s standards, Sabrina Fu always looks for new ways to put her scientific knowledge and experience to work for the benefit of her students, as well as her community. In fact, this environmental management professor and Drazek Teaching Award winner views science as the gateway to solving many of the serious social and environmental challenges we face as a nation.Continue Reading

Ding Ren

Artist Teaches Photography to UMUC Students Online

One of Ding Ren‘s greatest sources of pride as a photography professor is when her students tell her they’re now looking at the world differently. “One told me, ‘I was having a conversation with my friend, and all I could see was how the light was hitting her face.’ And I was like, yes! That’s what I want!”Continue Reading

UMUC Faculty Receive Top Honors for Teaching Excellence

University of Maryland University College conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on seven of its most outstanding faculty members and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s annual Academic Achievement Celebration on May 14.Continue Reading

UMUC Receives Awards from Leading Education Association

University of Maryland University College enters its 2015 commencement season on the heels of receiving two national awards for educational excellence from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). The honors—for Excellence in Advancing Student Success and for Outstanding Continuing Education Student—were conferred on March 31 at the UPCEA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.Continue Reading

UMUC Professor Works on Inspiring Book and Film about the Children of Hiroshima

At first glance, the drawing, which displays the boldness and energy typical of children-artists, appears to depict two enormous fish ensnared by a fishing line set against a brilliant blue ocean. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the two “fish” are in fact bright red and black fish-shaped kites, soaring in the air above a Japanese landscape.Continue Reading

UMUC Professor Robert Walker Writes Best Seller

Professor’s Travel Book a Fixture on Amazon.com Best-Seller List

For the first 10 years of his professional career, Robert Walker operated tours and arranged meetings and conventions for General Electric’s housewares and audio business division. The tax attorney and professor, who started traveling in high school, has visited 125 countries. But, he is quick to point out, he still has 75 countries left to see.Continue Reading

UMUC Provost Marie Cini Named 2014 Online Learning Consortium Fellow

Cini Recognized for Exceptional Professional Excellence

Dr. Marie Cini, UMUC’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has been recognized by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) among its 2014 Class of Fellows for “exceptional professional excellence.” OLC—formerly the Sloan Consortium—announced the seven members of this year’s Class of Fellows at its annual conference this week in Orlando.Continue Reading