The Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education’s (CUERE) weekly seminar series begins Friday, March 8.
All seminars will take place on Fridays at 2 pm in the Technology Research Center, room 206, and continue through May 10. All lectures are free and open to the public. View the entire schedule of speakers at the CUERE website: http://www.umbc.edu/cuere/seminarSeries.html
UMBC’s Center for Aging Studies (CAS) research team attended the Gerontological Society of America 65th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, November 14-18. They joined 4,000 scholars from around the world to present symposia, papers and posters under the theme “Charting New Frontiers in Aging.”
CAS participants included Robert Rubinstein, Ann Christine Frankowski , Leslie Morgan, John Schumacher, Christine Mair, Angelica Herrera, Michael Brazda, Colleen Bennett, Laura Girling, Susan Hannum, Amanda Peeples, Mary Nemec, Amanda Mosby and Gina Hrybyk. Continue reading
UMBC presents the 15th annual Life Science Symposium on April 18 from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
William LaCourse, Interim Dean, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at
UMBC, will kick off the event which will feature UMBC faculty research posters and two guest speakers.
Charles Bieberich, professor of biological sciences at UMBC, will speak on Modeling Prostate Disease to Understand Mechanisms and Develop Therapeutics.
Martin Chalfie, Nobel Laureate and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, will speak on GFP: Lighting Up Life.
There will be a networking reception at 6:15 p.m. to wrap up the symposium.
Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) will be held Wednesday, April 25.
Click here to view a complete list of presentations and get a Sneak Peek into presentations from 15 different departments.
In Science Studio:
“Carbohydrates – Keith & Russ talk to C. Allen Bush, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Bush studies carbohydrates, and in this program he’ll explain how carbohydrates are crucial in cell interaction, and how they can be helpful in developing polysaccharide vaccines for bacterial diseases.”
Listen to the audio
May 4, 2012, noon-3 p.m., in The Commons Room 329
This workshop builds on the material covered in the Fundamentals of Proposal Preparation workshop and includes methods for tailoring proposals to meet the specific requirements of the NSF’s CAREER Award program. NSF CAREER proposals are not simply research proposals written by junior faculty, but are instead “awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” These awards are meant to support junior faculty members in the integration of research and education. The unique requirements of writing these proposals are emphasized in this workshop, along with strategies to write a compelling proposal.
Presented by Dr. Ralph M. Pollack, associate vice president for research at UMBC.
Seats are limited. Register on myUMBC.
The Asian studies program and the department of English are jointly hosting two scholars from Asia, both of whom recently arrived on campus. Dr. Hee Sun KIM is from Sungkyul University in South Korea, where she is a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature. She will be at UMBC until June 30, 2013, and is working on a comparative project involving Korean nature poetry and English Romantic poetry.
Dr. Zhiqin JIANG is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Shandong University in China. Her interests besides comparative literature focus on the relationship between literature and science. She will be affiliated with UMBC until July 2012.
Please join the Asian studies program and the department of English in welcoming them to UMBC.
Christine Routzahn, Shriver Center Director of Professional Practice, comments on the increasing value and popularity of internship opportunities in this month’s new issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology (click and scroll to page 46).
“Students need to distinguish themselves from others to ensure that they can compete in a tight job market,” Routzahn says. She also suggests internships are valuable not only for students, but also for companies, who appreciate hiring from a pool of talented job candidates whom they’ve already worked with and trained.