Years ago, Eric Key, director of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Arts Program, and artist Paul Reed agreed to put on a one-man show of Reed’s work at the university. Key had visited the painter, one of the founders of the Washington Color School, in his Virginia home to discuss the exhibit, and planning for the solo exhibit had begun. Then Reed called to tell Key that, unfortunately, he didn’t have time for the one-man show.
UMUC’s traveling faculty reflect on the triumphs—and trials—of being a portable professor.
Editor’s note: This article is featured in the Spring 2018 edition of Achiever, the magazine of University of Maryland University College.
For most faculty at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), preparing for class involves booting up a computer. For Gyongyi Plucer-Rosario, who teaches marine biology on Guam, it might include strapping on a face mask and flippers.
“The last field trip is the one everyone looks forward to,” said Plucer-Rosario.
Speaking for all six recipients of this year’s Pillars of Strength Program scholarships, Justina Knoefler said the award was a godsend for her and her family, and she wants “to be one of those women that you can use as an example of success, honor, strength and integrity.”
Professor Elena Gortcheva’s students understand the significant—potentially transformative—ways in which data analytics affects our lives. Gortcheva, program chair for the Master of Science in Data Analytics program at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) mentored two UMUC student teams that recently presented winning projects at the IBM Watson Data Analytics Global Competition at Shanghai, China—taking first- and third-place awards for their efforts.
“The Kalb Report” has won the Gold World Medal in the 2018 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards as the “Best Talk/Interview Special.” The honor marks the third time in six years that an edition of “The Kalb Report” has been awarded the gold medal.
Only 26% of working U.S. adults with college experience strongly agree that their education is relevant to their work and day-to-day life, according to the May 2018 report “From College to Life: Relevance and the Value of Higher Education” released by Gallup, Inc. and Strada Education Network.
“Richmond has a totally different energy than it did five or six years ago,” said artist Hamilton Glass, who counts about 80 of his murals in the Richmond, Virginia, area. Glass, a Philadelphia native, was standing in the entrance to the new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University where a group of art lovers participating in a daylong University of Maryland University College (UMUC) art trip became the first adult group to tour the new museum, which opened to the public on April 21.
MGM National Harbor to host June 28 ceremony and reception to honor 2018 Pillars of Strength Scholarship recipients
Adelphi, Md. (April 18, 2019) – The Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program has selected six caregivers of severely injured servicemembers to receive full scholarships to attend University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
There is a lot of unrecognized talent walking around America, Dr. Peter Smith, told viewers during his June 14 live interview on Facebook. “From a policy perspective, that’s a huge national problem that is hurting our country,” added University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Orkand Endowed Chair and professor of innovative practices in higher education.
See Smith’s interview, moderated by UMUC Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Alan Drimmer, on UMUC’s Facebook page.
“The plain fact is that millions of Americans have historically faced huge barriers to getting the education and the jobs that they want.” – Excerpted from “Free-Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career, and Education,” by Dr. Peter Smith