Show Your Love for Your Favorite Startup (11/12)

Startup Maryland, has announced, “the 8 Finalist for the Pitch Across Maryland competition.  After posting the 168 video pitches from Maryland entrepreneurs that were captured during the three-week Pitch Across Maryland bus tour, Startup Maryland is proud to reveal the Eight (8) Finalists that were selected by a panel of entrepreneur and investor experts.”

Today is the last day to vote so get out there and use your social media.

“support by “voting” for the best  pitch. Forget the ballot box and hanging-chads, this is the Age of Social Media so the way to “Get Out the Vote” is to activate personal networks.  Mobilize FaceBook, Twitter accounts and send a notice to your friends, family, peers with the following link or the link of the specific entrepreneur you support:”

http://www.youtube.com/user/StartupMaryland/videos?flow=grid&view=1

Jazz In Concert and The UMBC Symphony Orchestra (11/18)

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz In Concert and the UMBC Symphony Orchestra.

Join us for an afternoon of jazz under the direction of Matthew Belzer, Sunday, November 18 at 2 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

At 7:30 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, the UMBC Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of E. Michael Richards. The program will feature:

  • Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 by Antonin Dvorak
  • Suites 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky
  • Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez
  • Finale from Symphony No. 3 by Gustave Mahler

Admission to these events are free.

UMBC Camerata Performs with The US Navy Sea Chanters (11/17)

This Saturday, November 17 at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, the UMBC Camerata will perform a program entitled “With Hope and Thanksgiving” under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo in concert with the United States Navy Sea Chanters.

The vocalists’ program will feature works by G.F. Handel, Aaron Copland, Guiseppi Verdi, Qwyneth Walker, Eric Whitacre, Johannes Brahms, Richard Jackson and Leonard Bernstein. Click to see the full concert program.

Admission to this event is free.

NESS & PSS Charity Bake Sale — Bake, Volunteer or Shop! (11/20)

On Tuesday, November 20, the Non-Exempt Staff Senate (NESS) and Professional Staff Senate (PSS) will host their 4th Annual Charity Bake Sale at the Commons Mainstreet. All proceeds go directly to the Maryland Charity Campaign. We need your help!

Donate baked goods: Cakes, cookies, pies, cupcakes … anything you would like to donate (homemade or store bought) is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer: Staff the table between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Shop: Come and purchase delicious baked goods to benefit the Maryland Charity Campaign.

If you are able to donate baked goods or staff the table, contact:
Stanyell Bruce bruce@umbc.edu 5-2632
Sharon Maul sjacobs@umbc.edu 5-3922
Leslie Tinker ltinker@umbc.edu 5-3718

MCC forms will be available ~ Monetary donations gladly accepted!

Public Laboratory, NY’s Liz Barry Lectures on Collaborative Urban Environments (11/16)

The Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) welcomes  Liz Barry, Director of Urban Environments at the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science in New York, as guest for the seminar “Civic Science for Collaborative Cities” this Friday, November 16.

The seminar is the latest for CUERE’s Fall 2012 Seminar Series, which has been held annually since 2003. It begins at 2 PM, and will be hosted in Room 206 of the Technology Research Center, and is free and open to the public.

For All The World to See at UMBC (11/15-3/10)

This Thursday, November 15, For All The World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights opens at the CADVC and will continue through March 10.

For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, curated by Maurice Berger, is the first comprehensive museum exhibition to explore the historic role played by visual images in shaping, influencing and transforming the fight for civil rights in the United States. Through a host of media –including photographs, television, film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books and pamphlets– the project explores the historic role of visual culture from the late 1940′s to the mid 1970′s.

Join us at the opening reception –free and open to the public– beginning at 5 pm.

A preview of the related piece For All The World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights will debut alongside the exhibition at 12:00 noon, in the UMBC Sports Zone (in the Commons).

For All the World to Hear: Stories from the Struggle for Civil RIghts is a spellbinding humanities project in which approximately a dozen Baltimore area seniors will 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.

This preview will kick off the exhibition’s four month tour, ending in February 2013, which includes performances at venues including museums, libraries, parks and college campuses.

For more information about For All The World to See, visit the website here.
For more information about For All The World to Hear, visit the website here.

GES Seminar: Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Peruvian Andes & Beyond (11/14)

The Geography and Environmental Systems department presents our next seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year, presented by Dr. T. Garrett Graddy, Global Environmental Politics, School of International Service, American University. Dr. Graddy’s seminar is entitled “Re-Centering In Situ: Policy, Epistemology & the Decentralization of Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Peruvian Andes & Beyond.”The seminar will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at noon, in Sondheim 001.

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

E-Cycling (11/14)

Celebrate America Recycles Day ! Bring your old electronics to work to recycle between 7:30a.m. and 1:30p.m. on Wednesday, November 14.
Drop off items at hte south entrance of Commons on Commons Drive. Anything that runs on batteries or a cord is accepted except refrigerators. Univerity items may not accepted until 10 a.m. Inventory Control will be present to assist with disposition.
Contact recycle@umbc.edu for more information. Sponsored by ReSET, Retriever Sustainability Events Team.

Maryland Charity Campaign: UMBC is a Caring Community! (Ending 11/16)

FROM: Jack Suess and Nancy Young, 2012 Maryland Charity Campaign Co-Chairs

November 1, 2012 — The 2012 Maryland Charity Campaign has begun. Over numerous campaigns, our community has shown consistent and exceptional care for those in need. That value is reflected in our theme for this year’s campaign: UMBC is a Caring Community! Volunteer coordinators in your departments will be asking you to participate in UMBC’s 2012 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) by donating to the charity or charities of your choice.  Many charities are still struggling to meet outstanding needs, and your continued support is critical. We know we can count on you to help.

We encourage you to visit UMBC’s campaign website for additional information and testimonials, http://mcc.umbc.edu/. Please look carefully at the giving opportunities booklet (available online or in print, from your coordinator) and consider a gift of any amount. The end date for the campaign is November 16; however we encourage you to turn your completed contribution form into your coordinator by November 8.  As a thank you from the University, all forms received by close of business on November 8 will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire.

If you have any questions or comments we encourage you to send an email to mcc@umbc.edu or call 410-455-2393.

“American Challenges for World Peace in the 21st Century” (11/14)

On Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. the Africana Studies department will present their annual W.E.B. DuBois Lecture, “American Challenges for World Peace in the 21st Century” with Dr. Horace G. Campbell, Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, Syracuse University in the University Center ballroom.

Professor Campbell will examine current U. S. policies and political strategies to determine the obstacles the U.S. faces in attempting to fashion a lasting peace internationally. Where possible, his analysis will make use of predictions and proclamations suggested by DuBois during the first half of the 20th century to assess the proper role of the U. S. in fashioning a strategy for world peace.

More information can be found here.