Watch the Interview: Helping Student Veterans Get a Foothold in Civilian Life

On May 18, Yvette Branson, clinical psychologist and coordinator of the U.S. Veterans Administration’s Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) initiative, discussed the challenges facing veterans making the transition from military to civilian and student life—and the strategies and resources that can help them gain a strong foothold in the world beyond the military—as part of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) special Facebook Live interview series in observance of Military Appreciation Month. Watch the replay of Branson’s interview here.Continue Reading

Watch the Interview: What Is the Cloud and How Does It Work?

On May 17, University of Maryland University College introduced “Thursday Thoughts,” a new series of Facebook Live interviews showcasing the expertise of the university’s scholar-practitioner faculty members and discussions on a wide range of timely and newsworthy topics.

The series premiere featured Jeff Tjiputra, UMUC’s chair of Cloud Computing Architecture, who shared his “Thursday Thoughts” on the advantages and disadvantages of businesses increasingly migrating their data to the cloud, and the importance of understanding cloud computing and the services associated with it. Watch the interview, The Cloud: What is it and how does it work?” here.Continue Reading

Maryland Senate President Miller to UMUC Graduates: You Have Brass

Whether active-duty military, veteran or civilian, all University of Maryland University College (UMUC) graduates have the brass required to make their dream of a higher education come true, said Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr., president of the Maryland Senate and keynote speaker for the first of three separate UMUC commencement ceremonies held on Saturday and Sunday May 12 and 13 at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland.  Continue Reading

Navy Veteran Writes the Book on Information Security

A Navy Career and a Love of Computers Sparks Gary Hayslip’s Passion for Cybersecurity

For retired U.S. Navy officer Gary Hayslip, cybersecurity isn’t just his job―it’s his passion. Cultivated through his 21 years of service, and later in civil service, Hayslip’s love of information security has fueled his private-sector career as chief information security officer (CISO) at a leading cybersecurity company and co-author of a popular how-to guide for CISOs.Continue Reading

56 New Doctors of Management Join the Ranks of the Less-Than-3 Percent

As soon as Dr. Jennifer Luddy received her diploma in the mail, she confided to degree candidates convened for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) 2018 Doctoral Commencement, held May 10 at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, “My husband framed it, and immediately I asked: ‘Can I get another one?’”Continue Reading

5 Misconceptions About Cybercrime

New Book by University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Adjunct Professor Richard A. White Takes Readers on a  Wild Ride-along into the Psyche and Motivations of the Cybercriminal

Last year, the global cost of cybercrime exceeded $600 billion, according to recent research by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS.) Their report, “Economic Impact of Cybercrime — No Slowing Down,” attributes the upswing to a variety of trends including cybercrime as a service, the rise of ransomware, the proliferation of new crypto-malware strains and the escalation of state-sponsored theft.Continue Reading

Watch “Over There,” the Documentary about UMUC’s Traveling Faculty

Program Aired Earlier in April on Maryland Public Television 

University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) rich history of globetrotting professors came to life recently with the private screening of a documentary that follows the university’s seven-decade mission of educating military personnel stationed overseas.

Entitled “Over There: The Adventures of Maryland’s Traveling Faculty,” the documentary follows the path of Maryland’s “Academic Foreign Legion” who adopted “Have Syllabus Will Travel” as their motto and hopped from military base to military base, sometimes in war zones, to offer college classes to the troops.Continue Reading