Earth Day 5K Run (4/23)

Come support UMBC Recreation and the Departments of Environmental Affairs and Health and Wellness at Free Hour on Wednesday, April 23rd by participating in our 5K!!

By participating in the 5K, you will briefly learn about recycling, composting, and sustainability here at UMBC, while receiving FREE T-shirts and/or FREE sustainable water bottles!

Registration begins at 11 am in front of the RAC.
Race will begin promptly at 12:15 pm.

For additional information visit us at myUMBC Intramurals or myUMBC Group Fitness & Wellness.

GES Seminar: Sediment withdrawals and deposits, Chesapeake Bay Watershed: It’s not just banks! (4/23)

The Department of Geography & Environmental Systems invites you to our next seminar for the Spring 2014 semester. The seminar speaker is Dr. Allen Gellis, USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, and his topic is: Sediment withdrawals and deposits, Chesapeake Bay Watershed: It’s not just banks!

The seminar is schedueld from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 in ITE 231. If you have questions, please contact Andrew Miller at miller@umbc.edu

Humanities Forum: Corazon del Sol: Truth, Lies and the Construction of Reality: A Conversation about Book of Lies (4/16)

On Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, Los Angeles-based artist and curator Corazon del Sol presents, “Truth, Lies and the Construction of Reality: A Conversation about Book of Lies.”

Book of Lies

Image: Tom Marioni, Pi Is a Lie, 2005.

In conjunction with the display of Book of Lies at the Library Gallery (more here), Corazon del Sol will discuss the exhibition, which was conceived of—but ultimately left unfinished—by her mother, conceptual artist Eugenia P. Butler. Del Sol will examine the lie as a human strategy for coping with life and how artists use the lie to explore our relationship with the truth.

Butler’s Book of Lies project began in 1991 and examined how other artists use “the lie to explore our relationship with the truth.” Known for her collaborations and interactions with other artists, Butler held three artist dinners where she asked her guests to consider the questions, “What is the lie with which I am most complicit?” and “What is the truth that most feeds my life?”

Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and is co-sponsored by the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery. For more information, click here.

Re-theorizing the Political: Peruvian Street Children’s Everyday Lives (4/16)

The Department of Geography & Environmental Systems invites you to the next presentation in our Spring 2014 Seminar Series.

The speaker is Dr. Dena Aufseeser, Assistant Professor in GES, and her topic is: Re-theorizing the political: Peruvian street children’s everyday lives.

The seminar will be presented in ITE 231 at noon on Wednesday, April 16.

If you have questions, please contact Andrew Miller at miller@umbc.edu.

Professional Graduate Program Open House at UMBC’s South Campus (4/23)

UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies offers a broad array of professionally focused master’s degrees and graduate certificates that help prepare professionals for today’s most in-demand careers.

On April 23, attend the Professional Graduate Program Open House at UMBC’s South Campus (bwtech@UMBC South), to learn about graduate programs in Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Health Information Technology, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.

During the session, there will be an opportunity to participate in discussions with program directors, staff and alumni, and meet Career Services representatives to learn careers, job searching resources available and internships. Additionally, the Open House will provide an opportunity to learn about financing education, as well as the educational benefits available to veterans.

The Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Click here to RSVP.

UMBC Earth Day Events

There will be a week’s worth of Earth Day events at UMBC, with the biggest being the Ecofest Earth Day Festival, celebrated on the Quad on April 23rd and hosted by Students for Environmental Awareness.

Earth Week Events:

Movie Night: The Lorax and TED talks:
Mon, April 21st, 7PM | Commons Sports Zone
Free popcorn, an animated movie based on Dr. Suess’s book, The Lorax and related TED talks!

DIY Recycled Crafts and Art Show:
Tues, April 22nd, 11AM-2PM | Commons Main Street
Bring your quarter cards. Create or decorate buttons, planters, mason jars, reusable bags and more.

Campus Landscape Tour:
Tues April 22nd, 3PM | Meet at Performing Arts & Humanities Building
Join Facilities Management, Professional Staff Senate, and UMBC’s Sustainability Coordinator for a tour of green features on campus, from new green buildings to landscape features.

Earth Day ‘Ecofest’ Festival:
Wednes, April 23, 10AM-2PM | The Quad
A Festival with music, games, speakers, performances, food, crafts, giveaways, and many represented organizations.

Tree Planting Service Activity:
Wed April 23rd, 3PM | Walker Avenue Garage
Join Facilities Management, Professional Staff Senate, UMBC’s Sustainability Coordinator and Parks and People Foundation for this service activity.

CERA Nature Walk:
Thurs April 24th, 6PM | Meet at Commons Loop
Join SEA for a tour of the large protected forest and trail on campus, CERA, the Conservation and Environmental Research Area.