This 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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How can a social justice lens be applied to teaching across various disciplines?
What place, if any, should trigger warnings have in academia?
What are some of the biggest challenges and best practices for navigating difficult dialogues in the classroom?
As part of Critical Social Justice: Creating Brave Spaces, “Social Justice Pedagogy: On Tensions, Triggers, & Teachable Moments” will be held on Wednesday, February 18th from 3-4pm in Sherman 220-A.
Join us for this interdisciplinary faculty panel discussion on pedagogical approaches to cultivating safe and/or brave spaces for learning and social justice engagement. Panelists include: Dr. Kate Drabinski, Gender and Women’s Studies; Dr. April Householder, McNair Scholars Program and Gender and Women’s Studies; Dr. Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Honors College; and Dr. Donald E. Knight, Psychology.
CUERE Seminar Series presents Alimatou Seck, PhD Candidate from UMBC’s Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education and the Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering and her discussion of “A fully distributed integrated hydrologic model for quantifying groundwater dynamics in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed”.
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the TRC Building room 206.
The UMBC Department of Education, in cooperation with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture and the UMBC Department of American Studies, will host its 9th Annual Arts Integration Conference on February 28, 2015.
The day will begin with Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance, a musical narrative by the Core Ensemble, and wrap up with a performance by slam poet, Gayle Danley. Most workshops will focus on using the visual and performing arts of the Harlem Renaissance as a theme for arts integration in K-12 classrooms. Others will provide historical overviews of the Harlem Renaissance. The conference is free to the UMBC community but registration is required. Visit umbc.edu/aiconference or contact UMBCElemEd@gmail.com for further information.
“UMBC Suits You” is collecting new and gently used professional clothing as part of Career Crush in April. Students will have the opportunity to learn about dressing professionally and will then be able to select one free outfit to use in their job search. We are asking staff to donate new and gently used professional clothing at collection bins around campus from February 23rd – March 10th.
Starting February 23rd, Professional Clothing can be dropped off at on-campus locations. For specific donation locations, click here.
Are you a Faculty/Staff member with health benefits? Now
is your chance to ask your health insurance carrier questions!
Human Resources will be hosting a wellness event on Monday, February 23rd from 11:00 am and 1:00 pm in the University Center Ballroom. At this event, your health insurance plan representative will be on-site to:
– answer questions about the new Wellness Program
– help with your online account and Health Risk Assessment
– provide free Blood Pressure Screenings
Don’t miss this event! Click here to find out more.
The first two book sales of the semester have been scheduled! Come join us on:
Wednesday Feb. 18th, 9AM – 5PM
Thursday Feb. 19th, 11AM – 6PM
Library book sales are located in the back of the Reference room. For more information contact Lidia or Kathy at 410 455-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org