Tom Scott, Retrospective (10/9 – 12/13)

Tom Scott, RetrospectiveOpening on Thursday, October 9 and continuing through Saturday, December 13, at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is the exhibition Tom Scott, Retrospective. Tom Scott’s career as an artist spanned more than 60 years, from the early 1950s through the first decade of this century. His output is remarkable not only for its temporal span but for its quantity and qualities, amounting to over 3,000 by his death at age 85 in March 2013. It is also remarkable for the particular span of time it covers: a unique time that saw the ascendancy of American art on the world stage for the first time and an extraordinarily fertile period of general artistic invention worldwide that included the creation and maturing of important sub-movements of modernism, and simultaneously the beginning of post modern tendencies in art. The exhibition is guest curated by Tex Andrews.

On Thursday, October 9, an Opening Reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Admission to the exhibition and opening reception is free. The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and is located in the Fine Arts Building. For more information about the exhibition visit here.

Victoria Sambunaris Artist Lecture (10/8)

sambunaris10-360In conjunction with the exhibition Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomies of a Landscape on display at the Library Gallery through December 17, photographer Victoria Sambunaris will discuss her work on Wednesday, October 8, at 4:00 p.m. in the Gallery.

Victoria Sambunaris received her MFA from Yale University in 1999. Each year, she structures her life around a photographic journey crossing the American landscape. Her most recent project has been working in South Texas photographing the intersection of geology, industry and culture encompassing the international boundary and energy industry. She is a recipient of the 2010 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship and the 2010 Anonymous Was a Woman Award. In 2011, a twelve-year survey of her work was exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and is currently at UMBC’s Library Gallery. Her work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Lannan Foundation. Radius Books recently published her first monograph, Taxonomy of a Landscape, released April 2014. Victoria Sambunaris is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery and James Kelly Contemporary.

Admission to the exhibition and lecture is free. For additional information visit here.

Geographic Information Systems Webinar: Big Social Data Analysis (10/30)

UMBC’s Geographic Information Systems program is hosting a webinar on October 30 from 12-1 p.m. The case study presentation will focus on using location and Twitter to explore the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Specifically, the case study will outline (1) how effective natural language processing can be in exposing these structures, (2) how critical a geographic perspective is when analyzing data over space, and (3) the utility of Twitter in social science research.

Rich Heimann, GIS Program faculty member, will lead the session. Click here to RSVP for the webinar.

I/O Psychology Webinar: Managing Millennials in the Workplace (11/11)

In today’s workplace, there are three generational cohorts which make up the universe of employees. Each has its own perspective, communication patterns and work styles. The newest group to emerge is the Millennial Generation or Gen Y. UMBC’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology program is hosting a webinar where the generations will be compared and contrasted, with the focus on how older generations can best work with Millennials.

The webinar is scheduled November 11 from 12 – 1 p.m. Elliot Lasson, Executive Director of Joblink and I/O Psychology faculty member, will lead the session. Click here to RSVP for the webinar.

Mental Health First Aid Training (10/24)

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.

Jennifer Lepus (UHS) and Melissa Lean (Counseling Ctr.) will be the trainers. The training will take place on October 24, in UC 310 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Alumni Awards (10/9)

Every year, the UMBC Alumni Association proudly honors distinguished alumni and a faculty member for their accomplishments and dedication to UMBC. This year, we recognize:

  • Dr. Claudia Pearce ’89, ’94 Ph.D
  • Donna Lewis ’86
  • Michael Adelstein ’96
  • Kaliope Parthemos ’93
  • Hadieh Shafie ’04
  • Gib Mason ’95
  • Isaac Kinde ’05
  • and our inaugural faculty recipient Dr. Anne Spence

Please register and join us on Thursday, October 9 in the Performing Arts and Humanities Concert Hall to congratulate this year’s honorees.

The reception starts at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony following at 7:30 p.m. We hope to see you there.