Public Policy Forum: Urban Sustainability in Baltimore (10/16)

Public Policy Forum: Urban Sustainability in Baltimore
Friday, October 16, 2015, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Conference Room, Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join sustainability policy experts and practitioners for an examination of Baltimore’s efforts to become a more sustainable city, with an emphasis on the networks of government, for-profit and nonprofit organizations that have developed around a city’s sustainability goals.

Our speakers are: Eric Zeemering, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Northern Illinois University, and author of the book Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities: Economy, Environment, and Community in Baltimore, Alice Kennedy, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Baltimore, and Tom Sadowski, President and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore.

There is no charge to attend this forum. We do require that you register in advance. For more information and to register, go to Questions? Contact Anne Roland (

Sponsored by: UMBC School of Public Policy, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, UMBC Sustainability Matters, and the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems

“The Calling: Art Practice Along the Road of Changing Consciousness.” Selected Readings and Commentary by Cherrie L. Moraga (9/28)

The Calling: Art Practice Along the Road of Changing Consciousness
Monday September 28 4:30 p.m.
Library Gallery

Drawing from her latest publications, including This Bridge Called My Back (SUNY, 2015) and A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness (Duke, 2011), as well as recent memoir writings, Moraga will examine questions of the role of the art in creating and cultivating politicized consciousness. With a Q & A to follow, she will engage the audience with considerations of social responsibility emerging from deeply intimate sites of inquiry. There will be a book signing following the Q & A.

Organized by the Department of American Studies with the following co-sponsors: Dresher Center for the Humanities; College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; English; Gender & Women’s Studies; Visual Arts; Theater; Student Life’s Mosaic Center for Culture and Diversity; Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication, Language, Literacy & Culture

CUERE Seminar: Hydraulics and Barley Straw as Treatment Options for a Cyanotoxin-Impacted Lake (2/27)

cuereCUERE Seminar Series presents Dr. Allen Place from the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences.

His talk will be on “Hydraulics and barley straw (Hordeum vulgare) as effective treatment options for a cyanotoxin-impacted lake.” Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the TRC Building room 206.

Manifestations of the Spiritual: Photographs by Richard Jaquish (exhibition through 3/22)

Case 3 image, Untitled [shattered tree], Utah, Cibachrome print, ca. 2000s, Accession #P2006-01

Case 3 image, Untitled [shattered tree], Utah, Cibachrome print, ca. 2000s, Accession #P2006-01

On display through March 22 in the Rotunda of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is Manifestations of the Spiritual: Photographs by Richard Jaquish, an exhibition drawn from the holdings of the Richard Jaquish Archive in the Special Collections Department.

Richard Warren “Jake” Jaquish (1933–1999) was a passionate landscape photographer for whom making photographs was a spiritual quest. Being out in the middle of a wilderness area gave him great satisfaction especially when he made images that touched upon something elemental in the human spirit. The primordial landscape produced in him a heightened awareness of matters only explainable in terms of images.

Trained in photography at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) during the late 1950s, Jaquish studied with notables such as Minor White and Beaumont Newhall. He graduated in 1960 taught elsewhere, and soon came to Baltimore to teach at the Maryland Institute College of Art. After eighteen years, he left teaching to work as a professional photographer for the Maryland State Department of Transportation where he was able to earn a living making his beloved landscape photographs.

The Richard Jaquish Archive was given to UMBC by Alwilda Scholler Jaquish, and supported by the Richard and Alwilda Scholler Jaquish Endowment. The show was produced by Tom Beck, Chief Curator, and Jazmin Smith, UMBC ’14.

Taste of Asia (2/25)

15365064460_649cdd1abb_zTaste of Asia is a fundraiser for the Asian Food Pantry sponsored by the Asian Studies Program at UMBC and co-sponsored by the Yum Shoppe.
Stop by Commons Mainstreet (in front of the UMBC Bookstore) on Wednesday, February 25 from 11-2 to taste an Asian beverage and Asian Snacks.  100% of proceeds will go to purchase non-perishable food for the 90 low-income senior citizens who participate in the Asian Food Pantry at Longwood Apartments, Columbia, Maryland. Suggested donation: $1.00.  All items are for available for purchase in the Yum Shoppe.

8th Frontiers at the Chemistry Biology Interface Symposium (5/16)

15548045321_db56861c58_zThis day-long symposium is designed to highlight research in the mid-Atlantic region and provide an intimate environment to foster discussion at all levels. The schedule will include invited and submitted talks as well as poster sessions. There is no charge to attend this symposium, and everyone – Research Scientists, Faculty, Post-Docs and Graduate Students – involved in research from academic, government and local industrial institutions is encouraged to participate.

This year’s symposium is hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMBC on May 16, 2015.

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