Dementia, Head Injuries & Headlines: Perspectives And Research (6/9)

Join us for a special panel discussion on the effects of head injuries on the brain and the subsequent development of dementia among middle-aged or older adults, and hear from those who have cared for them as well as those who advocate for them.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:30–8:30 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Performing Arts & Humanities Building,
Room 103, Proscenium Theatre

UMBC students, faculty, and staff can attend the event free. To reserve a spot at the event, please email Kevin Heffner,

As a major cause of death and disability worldwide, traumatic brain injury has significant public health implications. Growing evidence suggests a link between traumatic brain injury and the development of dementia later in life. The role of head trauma in neurodegenerative disorders is not without controversy, especially in the world of professional sports.



UMBC Preschool Open House & Early Bird Registration (5/11)

The UMBC Preschool will be hosting a UMBC Open House for faculty, staff and students during the Early Bird Registration Period (May 11 through May 20, 2016).

Stop in and meet the new Center Director, tour the newly renovated Preschool, and see the children in their learning environment. You will be able to obtain information on the following,

  • enrollment and registration deadlines
  • preschool tuition and financing (new rates for UMBC
  • curriculum and staffing
  • UMBC partnerships

After the UMBC Early Bird registration date, registration will be open to members of the community interested in enrolling their child in the Y Preschool at UMBC.

We encourage you to attend the Open House and visit our website for more information about the Preschool at UMBC. You may also follow the UMBC Preschool Group to remain abreast of upcoming events and other important information related to the Preschool at UMBC.

Spaces/Stipends available for Faculty Sustainability Workshop (5/26 & 5/27)

Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop: Incorporating Sustainability Across Disciplines will take place Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th, 2016. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration is open for faculty wishing to incorporate environmental sustainability into courses. Stipends are available for those who attend the workshop and successfully update their syllabus to include sustainability. Space is limited. Lunch and coffee is included.

Incorporate sustainability into your course syllabus with facilitator and sustainability education expert Dr. Rita Turner, author of the book Teaching for EcoJustice: Curriculum and Lessons for Secondary and College Classrooms (2015). Guest faculty presenters from several academic disciplines will provide case studies and examples of assignments, lessons, and activities used in their classrooms. The workshop will include a range of models and resources for designing content that will engage students with locally relevant issues, generate innovative research, and encourage active ecological citizenship on campus and beyond.

Faculty who attend will:

  • Gain new concepts, detailed examples, and materials useful for developing engaging new course content
  • Collaborate and connect with colleagues and faculty
  • Develop innovative course components that inspire critical thinking in students and address pressing environmental issues

This is the fourth annual workshop, originally developed in 2013 with gracious support from Provost Phillip Rous; BreakingGround; Dean of Undergraduate Education, Diane Lee; Climate Change Task Force Chair and VP of Admin and Finance, Lynne Schaefer.

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.

State of Maryland Health & Wellness Fair (5/5)

The Department of Human Resources will be hosting a wellness fair in UC 312 on Thursday, May 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Representatives from each of the health, drug, and dental plans will be joining us. They will be distributing information about free wellness resources and new programs through the State of Maryland health plans. There will be giveaways, prizes, screening, massages and more. All faculty and staff are welcome.