Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Candidate Forums (3/11, 3/13, 3/15, 4/1, 4/3, 4/5)

UPDATE: The first candidate visit for the Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will be Monday, March 11. An all-campus open forum will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts & Humanities Building’s Proscenium Theatre.

The candidate’s curriculum vitae is available here. (UMBC login required.)

The full schedule for the visit day is here. (UMBC login required.)

FROM:  Philip Rous, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Leslie Morgan, Director of Gerontology and Search Committee Chair

We are writing to update you on the progress of UMBC’s search for the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and to thank you for the valuable input we have received so far.

With that input in mind, and after a round of off-site interviews, the search committee has narrowed the candidates for Dean to six finalists. Each of those finalists will visit the campus within the next few weeks. As a part of each visit, the search committee will host a candidate forum open to all members of our community. The forums will be held on the dates and times below.

  • Monday, March 11, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Proscenium Theatre
  • Wednesday, March 13, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Proscenium Theatre
  • Friday, March 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Proscenium Theatre
  • Monday, April 1, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Proscenium Theatre
  • Wednesday, April 3, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Proscenium Theatre
  • Friday, April 5, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Library Gallery

The search committee will provide opportunities for input after each forum.  We hope that you will meet with each of the candidates, ask questions, and share your feedback, which the search committee will use in making its final recommendation for the position.

Each candidate’s curriculum vitae will be made available on the Dean search website, http://cahss.umbc.edu/search, in advance of each visit. Any additional details about the forums also will be posted on the search website as they become available.

We greatly value your input and appreciate your support in making this important appointment for UMBC.

Recognition, Regulation and Research of Headwater Streams in the Contemporary Landscape

The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems presents our next seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year, The Recognition, Regulation and Research of Headwater Streams in the Contemporary Landscape. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Sean M.C. Smith, University of Maine at Orono, School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Bryand Global Sciences Center. The seminar is next Wednesday, March 13, at noon in Sondheim 001.

For more information, click here or contact Andrew Miller at miller@umbc.edu.

Vice President for Research Candidate Forums (3/12, 3/26, 3/27, 3/29, 4/2, 4/4)

UPDATE: The second Vice President for Research candidate will be visiting Tuesday, March 12. An all-campus open forum will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Gallery.

You can view the candidate’s curriculum vitae here. (UMBC login required.)

You can view the full schedule for the visit day here. (UMBC login required.)

FROM:  Philip Rous, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Anupam Joshi, Oros Family Professor and Chair, VPR Search Committee

We are writing to update you on the progress of UMBC’s search for the Vice President for Research, and to thank you for the valuable input we have received so far.

With that input in mind, and after a round of off-site interviews, the search committee has narrowed the candidates for Vice President to seven finalists. Each of those finalists will visit the campus within the next few weeks. As a part of each visit, the candidate will meet with key stakeholders and the search committee will host a candidate forum open to all members of our community. Those forums will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, March 4, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 12, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 27, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, March 29, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The search committee will provide opportunities for input after each forum.  We hope that you will meet with each of the candidates, ask questions, and share your feedback, which the search committee will use in making its final recommendation for the position.

Each candidate’s curriculum vitae will be made available on the Vice Presidential search website, http://research.umbc.edu, in advance of each visit. The March 4 forum will be held in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, and locations for the others will be posted on the search website as they become available.

We greatly value your input and appreciate your support in making this important appointment for UMBC.

Past Obsessions: World War II in History and Memory (3/13)

carole gluckOn Wednesday, March 13, at 4 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Library, the Humanities and Social Science Forums will present the Korenman lecture, “Past Obsessions: World War II in History and Memory” with Carol Gluck of the Association for Asian Studies and Department of History at Columbia University

More than sixty-five years after it ended, the Second World War remains a contested issue in history and memory. How do examples from Europe, Asia, and North America help us to understand both how public memory operates in contemporary societies and how entrenched national war stories change—or do not change—over time? And what are the challenges posed by the present surge of memory for what we used to call history?

Carol Gluck writes on modern Japan and East Asia,  twentieth-century global history, World War II, and the history-writing and  public memory. At Columbia she has taught undergraduates, graduate students,  and students in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) for more  than thirty years.

This event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program with support from the Department of History and the Dresher Center for the Humanities

EndNote Web Workshop (3/7, 3/11)

Learn how to utilize the full range of features included in this web-accessible citation manager. This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up an account, importing and transferring citations, using the Cite While You Write plug-in for Microsoft Word, and managing groups of citations. Open to all students, faculty, and staff. The workshops will take place on Thursday, March 7 and Monday, March 11 from noon to 1 pm, in the AOK Library, room 259.

RSVP to Katy Sullivan at sullivan@umbc.edu or 410-455-3604.