Women’s Financial Workshop: A Guide to Saving & Investing (5/2)

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees But Its Roots Are in Good Decisions

Faculty & Staff, please join us on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in UC 312 for a revealing trip through successful investing and saving strategies developed especially for you. TIAA (formerly TIAA-CREF) workshop leaders will show you the simple secrets to saving more:

  • Learn the core concepts that guide all investing, and begin
    to build an action plan
  • Find ways to take on life’s challenges without damaging
    future financial well-being
  • Discover your Financial Personality Type and determine
    your financial goals

Participate in group activities that get you thinking about your financial plan and motivated to take action. Save your spot today! Registration required by calling 1-800-732-8353 or online through TIAA.

Hosted by UMBC Human Resources. Questions about this seminar? Call Zahira Meyers at 410-455-2479 or Sara Shannon at 410-455-3648.

Join us for Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day, April 27

A message from Diane Lee, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education:

On Wednesday, April 27 the campus celebrates the 20th Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD). Please join us to see outstanding work by UMBC undergraduates in all fields from original choreograph to original computer games; primary-source research in fields from history to music; and research, scholarship, and creative work from students in all disciplines. The day includes:

9:15 a.m. UC 312

  • Opening Remarks and the kick off of the day

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Oral presentations in UC 310 and 312 and Engineering 023
  • Dance, theatre, and music presentations in PAHB 337, the Dance Cube
  • Animation and video presentations in UC 204 (starting at 10:30)

12 – 12:50 p.m. – General Session in UC 310

  • Guest speaker Dr. Mark Reynolds ’78, MA ’82 psychology and Dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry
  • Introduction of the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Award Scholars
  • Reflections on 20 years of URCAD at UMBC

1 – 4 p.m.

  • Presentations in UC 310, 312, 204 and Engineering 023

The poster area in the UC Ballroom will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with 177 presentations.

A full URCAD program can be found at urcad.umbc.edu. Follow #URCAD.

Tim Cox, Academic Advising and Student Success, Featured in National Journal

A feature article by Tim Cox, assistant director of academic advising and student success at Shady Grove, was recently published in Academic Advising Today, a quarterly electronic publication of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

In the article, Cox describes how UMBC’s academic advising community supports and fosters multi-campus collaboration. He also shares examples of how UMBC’s community of experts helps inform and engage fellow advisors about the practice of academic advising across multiple campuses.

Read the full article »

Rusty Postlewate Retirement Reception (5/13)

After a 42-year career, Rusty Postlewate, assistant vice president for facilities management, has decided to retire. A farewell reception will be held in his honor on Friday, May 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge.

Rusty’s career in facilities management has spanned positions around the world from Korea to Germany and around the U.S., including 16 years in the higher education arena. His accomplishments at UMBC over the last six years include the new Performing Arts & Humanities building, the new Campus Gateway, energy performance initiatives, and campus-wide landscape improvements, to name a few.

Lynne C. Schaefer, Vice President, Administration & Finance
Terry Cook, Senior Associate Vice President, Administrative Services

Campus E-Cycling (5/9)

Need to recycle your electronic items? Bring your electronic items (no refrigerators) to the Commons Circle on Monday, May 9, 2016 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • University items will only be accepted from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Personal items will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Remembering Emeritus Professor Dr. Kadir Aziz

A message from Rouben Rostamian, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics:

Dr. Kadir Aziz, professor emeritus in the department of mathematics and statistics, passed away on March 25, 2016 in Chevy Chase, Md. He was 92 years old.

Dr. Aziz was a leader in the academic community across the region over his 30-year career, having contributed to educational programs and research at UMBC, Georgetown University, and the University of Maryland, College Park. He joined UMBC in 1967 as one of the founding senior faculty members and was a major force in growing the school’s department of mathematics and statistics. Throughout his career, his innovative research was supported by prestigious national grants from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, U.S. Department of Energy, and the Naval Surface Weapons Center.

Dr. Aziz was a pioneer of Finite Element Method (FEM), a mathematical theory that has become the standard in computer modeling and simulation of the effects of forces on objects. It is now used in many industries, including automotive, aviation, aerospace, and civil engineering. Shortly after arriving at UMBC, he led the first international conference on FEM, which was followed by the publication of a groundbreaking monograph co-authored by Dr. Aziz and internationally acclaimed mathematician Ivo Babuska. The study became the definitive reference on the subject and an inspiration for future development of the field.

In 1999, Dr. Aziz established the Aziz Lecture Series, a forum for expository lectures by experts in the field of numerical solutions of differential equations. Since its inception, the lectures have been held each year, initially at UMBC and later College Park.

A memorial service for Kadir will be held on Saturday, May 28, 1 p.m. at 10520 Montrose Avenue in Bethesda, MD, 20814. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rouben Rostamian, rostamian@umbc.edu, for more information.