“The lesson we’ve learned over these last 10, 15 years is no matter how good your [crisis management] plan is, it’s always going to fall short,” says Sunil Dasgupta in today’s Gazette.
Dasgupta, director of UMBC’s political science program at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, is co-teaching a crisis management class at USG. The point of the course, he explains, is not to prepare for specific disasters, but to get students thinking about how to build resilience and make decisions in catastrophic situations that they cannot fully plan for or predict. Although many students in the course have not yet selected majors, Dasgupta says he hopes some of them will explore careers in crisis management.
Please join us to celebrate Doug’s many contributions to the University at a reception on Thursday, May 30, from 3-5 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library.
Over the past 35 years, Doug has played a pivotal role in supporting the University’s development as a nationally recognized model of inclusive excellence and academic innovation.
Contributions honoring Doug’s service to UMBC may be made to the Choice Program, a youth development program administered by UMBC’s Shriver Center. Checks should be made payable to the UMBC Foundation, with “Choice Program-Doug Pear” written in the memo section, and sent to UMBC Foundation, c/o Office of Institutional Advancement, 1000 Hilltop Circle, 8th Floor Administration Bldg., Baltimore, MD 21250.
To make a donation by credit card, please visit http://retrievernet.umbc.edu/support and in the “Other Designation” field, please note “Choice Program” and in honor of “Doug Pear.”
Amy Froide, Associate Professor of History, has won a short term fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library for 2013-14 for a project on gender and accounting in early modern Britain.
Come join your fellow UMBC staff members that the PSS Annual Staff Picnic on Wed. June 5, 2013 at the Harbor Hall Courtyard. There will be a 50/50 raffle and lots of giveaways.
Tickets go on sale May 17, 2013 for $6 each. Visit with a senator to get your tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved. It is an all-day course and you must attend all eight hours to receive a certificate.
Date: Monday, June 10, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Commons, room 331
To register, please contact Jennifer Treger, email@example.com or 410-455-3797. This program is sponsored by Student Affairs.
The summer is quickly approaching and Team Thomas Boys Basketball camp is coming to the rescue. Coach Aki Thomas will be having his first boy’s basketball summer camp starting in June.
Camp will be consisting of two weekly sessions and a weekend session filled with fun and excitement. Team Thomas camp will consist of camp contests, individual skill instructions, team skill instructions, swimming and more. We are looking forward to having a great, fun summer and would love for you to be a part of our team.
Sign up your son today! You can find our camp registration on our team website. If you have any questions about signing up, please contact 410-455-2864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for you time and Welcome to our team!
Nohemi Voglozin, a doctoral candidate in Geography and Environmental Systems, is the recipient of Biodiversity International’s 2013 Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship (only two are awarded annually). The award of $20,000 is to support research related to the conservation and use of genetic resources in developing countries. This is Voglozin’s second prestigious fellowship since coming to UMBC in 2007–she won the Norman Borlaug Leadership in Agricultural Program (LEAP) Fellowship in 2008.