BLS for the Healthcare Provider (2/24)

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 5:30-10:00 pm. This course is open to the general public. The registration fee for the provider course is $85 which includes the manual. The BLS renewal course is $70. Interested persons may download a registration fee from the following website: http://ehspace.umbc.edu

Inquires should be directed to Danette McCoy at 410-455-3584 or danette@umbc.edu.

Basic Life Support Instructor Training (2/28)

Basic Life Support for Instructor training will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 8:00 am -4:00 pm. This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning to teach CPR. Registrants must have a current BLS card. The registration fee for the course is $200 which includes the manual. Interested persons may download a registration fee from the Emergency Health Services website.

Inquires should be directed to Danette McCoy at 410-455-3584 or danette@umbc.edu.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Training (3/21)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor training will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8:00 am -4:00 pm. This course is open to anyone who is interested in learning to teach ACLS. Registrants must have a current ACLS card. The registration fee for the course is $300 which includes the course materials and manual. Interested persons may download a registration fee on the Emergency Health Services website.

Inquires should be directed to Danette McCoy at 410-455-3584 or danette@umbc.edu.

Student Profile Sharing Launches

UMBCUMBC now allows students the ability to electronically share grades and class schedule information with others. This new feature, “Profile Sharing”, will allow the sharing of information such as grades with family members, and class schedule with study group members.

Please note: This feature does not give parents and other designees the right to receive student information from faculty, staff or other members of the campus community; federal law (FERPA) guides when we can disclose the student records that we maintain. This capability simply empowers the student to more readily share the records they choose to disclose.

For more information about FERPA, visit the Registrar’s webpage on the Privacy and Release of Education Records. For additional questions and clarification around FERPA, contact UMBC’s Office of the General Counsel. For more information about profile sharing, visit our profile sharing FAQs.

Head Men’s Soccer Coach Pete Caringi Named NSCAA National Coach of the Year

UMBC Head Men’s Soccer Coach Pete Caringi was named 2014 National Division I Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The award is voted upon by Caringi’s fellow coaches who are members of the NSCAA. It is the Retriever mentor’s third top honor in 30 years, as he was selected as the National Junior College Coach of the Year in 1984 and 1989. At the senior college level, Caringi earned South Atlantic regional honors in 1999 and Northeast regional honors in 2013.

Caringi just completed his 24th season at UMBC and has piloted the Retrievers to America East titles and NCAA Championship appearances of four of the last five seasons and five overall.

The 2014 Retrievers advanced further in an NCAA tournament than any previous UMBC squad in school history. UMBC set a tournament record by knocking off four opponents on the road and all by shutout, before falling, 1-0, to eventual national champion Virginia in the national semifinals.

The Baltimore native has an overall record of 260-150-59 (.619) during his tenure on Hilltop Circle and in 32 years as a head coach, he is 430-177-67 (.691).

UMBC Introduces Summer Enrichment for Middle and High School Students

Starting Summer, The Shriver Center at UMBC will offer various hands-on learning opportunities for Middle and High School students through its new Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE).

SEE provides an opportunity for local middle and high school students to get a sense of the college learning experience. SEE participants will collaborate and learn under the direction of UMBC faculty and with the support of UMBC undergraduate students.

The experiences cover a broad range of academic interests, including STEM and the arts and humanities, and program material focuses on relevant topics, ranging from cybersecurity to devised theatre. View a complete list of experiences offered here.

Registration for SEE is now open, and can be accessed at see.umbc.edu. Registration discounts are offered to UMBC faculty, staff and alumni. Learn more at: http://see.umbc.edu/

Workshop on Commercialization of UMBC Inventions (1/20)

12662631454_73fd5871b4_zJanuary 20, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Location: ITE 456

This workshop will describe the resources available for commercialization of inventions by UMBC researchers. UMBC has a process in place to help — starting with the submission of invention disclosures and patent applications, to the licensing of the patent or to the development of a start-up company. UMBC faculty will discuss their experiences in obtaining funding for their projects.