The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble, in their last semester of the year, Monday, May 13 at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The group will perform a number of pieces under the direction of Richard Spece.
Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. Kate Brown, associate professor of history, will speak about her recent book “Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters” at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Plutopia is the first history of Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia, two communities developed in parallel by opposing nations at the height of the Cold War. More information about the event can be found here.
Brown also spoke about the book at Fordham University on April 24, and at Northwestern University on May 6.
We have scheduled our annual ‘Welcome to UMBC!’ event to welcome our new colleagues to the UMBC community. Please save the date for Wednesday, September 25 from 2-3:30 p.m.
This interactive event is a great opportunity to connect and get to know some of the remarkable people here at UMBC. You will have a chance to talk with our President and Provost and will learn about opportunities to make a difference in our community.
This even is co-sponsored by The Commons and Human Resources.
As announced in the Campus-Wide Directors’ and Chairs’ meeting, the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, with participation from the Human Resources Department, will be hosting a Flexible Work Arrangements Workshop on Wednesday, May 8 from 12-1 p.m. The workshop will be held in the Math/Psych building, room 103.
The purpose of this workshop is to review the range of options available to full-time instructional faculty should they desire to pursue flexible work arrangements. Light refreshments will be provided for participants.
Please contact Etoy Hamlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-455-3505 by Wednesday, May 1, if you plan to attend.
A program featuring the UMBC Camerata and the Opera Workshop will take place on Friday, May 10 beginning at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The UMBC Camerata, under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo, is a select ensemble of singers from a wide range of backgrounds and majors in the university. The group performs a wide range of works including Renaissance motets, folksongs, choral-orchestral works, German part songs, Russian sacred liturgies, American spirituals, and new works.
The Opera Workshop, under the direction of Joseph Regan, is a course designed for 8 – 15 advanced vocalists, and offers students the opportunity to study stage acting, movement and character development within the sphere of musical performance.
Admission is free.
On May 9, 10 and 11, the Department of Dance presents the Spring Dance Showcase, featuring a variety of performances by Dance majors.
8 pm each evening, Old Theatre. $12 general admission $7 students and seniors. For information and reservations, call the Dance Box Office at 410-455-6240.
The UMBC Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Tom Goldstein, performs Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated group of advanced percussion students. The Ensemble is adventurous in its programming with a repertoire that includes graphic notation pieces, improvisational works, and theatre works by important early percussion composers, such as Alan Hovhanness, John Cage and Carlos Chavez. The Ensemble has established a tradition of performing works by faculty and student composers, who sometimes include members of the ensemble.
Admission to this event is free.
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Women’s Center and UHS and let’s take back the night on April 30 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Commons Quad.
6:30 p.m. – Resource Fair and Clothesline Project
7 p.m. – Welcome and Speak-Out
8 p.m. – March through Campus
8:30 p.m. – Musical Performance
The Resource Fair includes the following organizations: FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Hollaback Baltimore, Turn Around, Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, UHS, WILL, Green Dot and the Relationship Violence Awareness and Prevention Advocates, and the Women’s Center.
For more information about this event, see our Breaking Ground post. For more details or questions, contact the Women’s Center at email@example.com or 410-455-2714.
Join the Department of Dance, Friday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. in Studio 317 of the Fine Arts Building, as Dance students debut their first ever choreographic pieces for this First Works concert.
Admission to First Works is free.