UMBC Summer Day Camp (6/17-8/16; Registration Open)

Registration is now open for the UMBC Summer Day Camp!

UMBC will once again offer its Summer Day Camp in 2013, which will mark the 35th consecutive year in operation. UMBC Summer Day Camp has a number of unique features that make it an outstanding experience for those boys and girls attending, offering structured activities for all ages. This year the Summer Day Camp will be accepting Visa and MasterCard. We are pleased to provide this opportunity to children of our faculty, staff, alumni and friends from the surrounding community. The camp will operate a total of nine weeks for children ages six to 13. This year’s sessions will run from June 17 to August 16.

Please be sure to check out our website, http://www.umbcretrievers.com/summerdaycamp/, for more information.

For All the World to Hear (2/15)

FATWTS_rflm121212A project of the CADVC, For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights, returns to campus Friday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil RIghts is a spellbinding humanities project in which 10 Baltimore area seniors communicate personal stories about their involvement with the struggle for civil rights. A community outreach program of the CADVC, the project brings diverse seniors together for a series of oral history interviews.

The featured senior performers will work with UMBC to help them translate their stories into a digital video format. The final results will be published on UMBC’s digital storytelling site and distributed online via iTunes U. A short documentary film will record the entire program ending in May 2013 with the web launch of the digital stories.

A preview of the performance is available here.

This performance is part of the project’s four month tour with performances at local museums, college campuses, museums and parks.

February Library Book Sale (2/13, 2/14)

When: February 13 and 14, 9 AM – 4 PM each day
Where: AOK Library, first floor behind the Reference room

Items sold include books (general fiction, nonfiction, and lots of science fiction) movies, LPs, CDs, magazines (many photography and visual arts), and more! Prices generally range from $.25 to $5 with some individually priced items. We accept cash or checks – sorry, no credit cards. Proceeds will be used to purchase new library materials and equipment.

The book sale is open the the public. Contact 410-455-2341 for further information.

Race and the Civil Rights Movement in Music and Media (2/13)

Race and the Civil Rights Movement in Music and MediaOn Wednesday, February 13, at 4 p.m. in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, the Humanities Forum will present “Race and the Civil Rights Movement in Music and Media.”

This discussion will feature Marc Steiner, host of “The Marc Steiner Show,” Derek Musgrove, assistant professor of history, and Michelle Scott, associate professor of history.

The panel respondent will be Daphne Harrison, Emerita Professor, Africana Studies, and a founder of the UMBC Humanities Center. The panel will be moderated by Kimberly Moffitt, assistant professor of American studies.

More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics (2/14)

landsburg200On Thursday, February 14 at 4 pm, Steven E. Landsburg, Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, will present More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics in University Center, room 310.

“Steven Landsburg’s writings are living proof that economics need not be ‘the dismal science.’ Readers of The Armchair Economist and his columns in Slate magazine know that he can make economics not only fun but fascinating, as he searches for the reasons behind the odd facts we face in our daily lives. In More Sex Is Safer Sex, he brings his witty and razor-sharp analysis to the many ways that our individually rational decisions can combine into some truly weird collective results — and he proposes hilarious and serious ways to fix just about everything.” From http://www.landsburg.com/

This Social Sciences Forum is co-sponsored by the Charles Koch Foundation.

See the full Social Sciences Forum schedule here: www.umbc.edu/socsforum