Sleep Resources – Tips and Articles

It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders which impact daily functioning and adversely affect their health and longevity. If you’re like millions of other people, you often have trouble getting enough good-quality sleep to be rested, focused, and most productive during the day.

If you or someone you love is sleep-deprived, visit our ‘Tips and Articles’ page for tips and tools to get good sleep. We have provided resources on the health benefits of proper sleep, techniques for improving sleep, and links to sleep assessments. The UMBC Wellness Initiative website is filled with resources, tips, music, and inspiration. Visit us now!

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program Info Session (10/29)

UMBC’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program Information Session is scheduled for October 29 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The information session will take place at UMBC-Shady Grove, where the program is offered. Participate to learn about the Professional Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program. Information session participants will have the opportunity to meet program faculty and staff, and learn more about the admissions, curriculum and job outlook.

Click here to RSVP for the information session.

Geographic Information Systems Graduate Program Info Session (11/5, 11/6)

The UMBC Geographic Information Systems Graduate (GIS) Program is hosting drop-in information sessions on November 5 & 6 from 6 – 8 p.m. The program is offered at UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, where the information sessions will take place. Participants are encouraged to drop-in at their convenience during the information sessions.

Information session participants will receive information master’s and graduate certificate programs, and learn about admissions, curriculum, GIS job outlook. The information sessions are also an opportunity to meet program faculty and staff. Participate to learn how a master’s degree or graduate certificate in geographic information systems can help you excel in the industry.

Click here to RSVP for the information session.

Tom Cronin, Biology, Washington Post on Camouflage

In a recent story the Washington Post wrote about what animals, specifically octopus, cuttlefish, and squid otherwise known as cephalopods can teach us about camouflage.

The ability of humans to camouflage themselves is very important in military applications.

UMBC biology professor, Tom Cronin, is quoted as saying:

Military applications will come first, predicts Thomas Cronin, a biologist at the University of Maryland Baltimore County who is part of the research community with octopus-to-gadget ambitions. “When a machine or person moves to a different environment or background, these camouflage systems could automatically reduce the level of detectability to any imaging system,” he says.



USM Women’s Forum Annual Conference (11/14)

The University System of Maryland Women’s Forum Annual Conference will be held at Bowie State University on Friday, November 14th, 2014 from 8:30am – 4:30pm. This year’s theme is ‘Bridging the Gap.’

This is a wonderful way to spend a day learning and connecting with USM colleagues. Light breakfast and lunch are included. Keynote speaker: Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Please click here for information and registration.

On the USM Women’s Forum website, under ‘Awards and Scholarships’ please also look at the variety of awards & scholarships that are given out each year to students, faculty, and staff.