You Are Invited: Reflecting on Baltimore Stories @ UMBC (12/3)

Reflecting on Baltimore Stories Event

Saturday, December 3, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Performing Arts & Humanities Building, UMBC
Registration and sign in 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Free parking!

We invite you to join us to reflect on a year of programs exploring identity in Baltimore, as part of the “Baltimore Stories” project. Opening with remarks from UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski and University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace D. Loh on the role of the public university in the community, the event will consider how narratives about Baltimore are made and disseminated in and through media, who speaks for Baltimore, and what these stories mean for the future of the city. Humanities scholars, cultural organizers, partners, and other guests will discuss their efforts over the past year to help amplify the voices of Baltimore communities and use narrative to move towards change. Young people will share media projects highlighting the importance of their stories to the Baltimore’s future.

Information: dreshercenter@umbc.edu
Directions to UMBC: http://about.umbc.edu/visitors-guide/campus-map/

Register Now!

Developing Children in Developing Countries (11/2)

On Thursday, November 2 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Albin O. Kuhn Library (7th floor), Marc Bornstein, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and Head of Child and Family Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will present a talk “Developing Children in Developing Countries.” 

In addition to running a lab at NICHD, Dr. Bornstein is the President-Elect of the Society for Research in Child Development, one of the premier organizations for developmental psychologists. He is or has been the editor of several major developmental psychology journals. For more information, visit the NICHD website.

Campus E-Cycling Event (10/26)

Need to recycle your electronic items?

Bring your electronic items (no refrigerators) to the Commons Circle on Wednesday October 26, 2016 between the hours of 7:30 am until 2:00 pm.  Personal items will be accepted from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm.  University Items will only be accepted between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Shared Services Centers Town Hall (11/1)

Join us at our next Town Hall to discuss significant progress on BPI and SSCs updates. The Shared Services Centers (SSC) Town Hall Meeting wil be held on November 1, 2016, from 10-11 a.m. in UC312.

BPI – Multiple Demos on new Workflows and DocuSign! BPI will be the focus of this meeting.

Phase I & Phase II Updates

  • The following new processes developed within our BPI initiative will be demonstrated:
    • Expense Reimbursement with DocuSign!
    • New REX-Finance Reports
  • Updates will be provided on the following additional business process improvements
    • PageUp recruiting software
    • E-travel Phase II
    • PeopleSoft Finance 9.2 Upgrade
    • UMBC 101 Training
  • We will update on you on Phase II planning for implementing Shared Services in the College of Engineering and Information Technology and Student Affairs.
  • We will have open discussion with an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on BPI and SSCs.
  • We will share updates of the TAP (Toolkit for Administrative Professionals) website.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Passport Day (10/19)

The Study Abroad office and the Arbutus Baltimore County Public Library are hosting a Passport Day on campus. You can apply for your passport here on campus and receive it in about 4 weeks.

Anyone can come to get a passport: faculty, staff, students, family, community members, etc.

The event is hosted in Commons 329 from 11 am to 3 pm.