Combating Artificial Intelligence Bias Starts at the Top

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

University of Maryland University College Expands Alliance with National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School to Offer Additional Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Cybersecurity

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) today signed an agreement to expand its alliance and offer pathways for NSA employees and active-duty military personnel to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in cybersecurity from UMUC.Continue Reading

UMUC Student’s Essay on Physician-Assisted Suicide Earns Top Honors

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

Show Opening Feb. 17 Features Top Works by Promising Student Artists

University of Maryland University College Arts Program opens its 2019 exhibition season with the Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition, the premier visual arts competition for students across the state. The show, featuring works in all mediums, provides students the opportunity to enhance their classroom learning while celebrating their artistic achievement.Continue Reading

Hat Trick!

A Trio of Commencement Achievements Cap UMUC Experience for Jermaine Montgomery

University of Maryland University College Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Alan Drimmer knew what he was talking about when he introduced graduating student Jermaine Montgomery at the university’s morning Winter Commencement ceremony on Dec. 15 as a man of many talents.Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Experts Predict Battle-Tested Attacks, a Focus on Election Security

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

University of Maryland University College to Hold Winter Commencement Ceremonies, Saturday, Dec. 15

Gen. Dennis Via (U.S. Army, Ret.) and Maryland Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Christine Ross to Deliver Keynote Addresses 

Ceremonies Will Be Available Live Via Webcasts

ADELPHI, Md. (Dec. 4, 20178—University of Maryland University College will hold its winter commencement ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, on Saturday, Dec. 15.  Approximately 1,400 students are scheduled to graduate during two ceremonies held that day.Continue Reading

“OverThere” Honored Twice at TIVA “Peer Awards”

Public Television Documentary Chronicling UMUC’s 70 Year History of Service to U.S. Military Overseas Wins Gold Award for Scriptwriting and Bronze for Nonfiction Documentary

In one of the more poignant moments of the public television documentary “Over There: The Adventures of Maryland’s Traveling Faculty,” Professor Bruce Janoff choked back tears describing a time in 1973 in Vietnam when one of his students did not show up for class. It turned out the soldier had been killed during a mission the day before.Continue Reading