You Can Play Nights (1/27 & 1/30)

Support the safety and inclusion of all in sports – including LGBT athletes, coaches, and fans by supporting your UMBC Retrievers for You Can Play Night on Wednesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. as the women’s basketball team takes on Binghamton and/or on Saturday, January 30 at 1 p.m. as the men’s basketball team takes on New Hampshire.

Both games will take place in the RAC.

#AEFOODFRENZY Winter Food Drive (2/8 – 2/29)

SAAC and the America East’s #AEFOODFRENZY Winter Edition has begun and will run through Monday, February 29th. Our exchange date this winter is on February 8th with Stony Brook at the men’s basketball game. Boxes are set out in the RAC lobby, so please make your donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items. This fall UMBC donated 159 lbs of food to the Maryland Food Bank. Let’s beat that number this winter! You may also donate online and all proceeds will go towards our totals and will then be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.

Healthcare and Cybersecurity Outlook for 2016 (1/19)

Covenant Security Solutions invites everyone to participate in a free Learn @ Lunch webinar on Tuesday, January 19th at 1pm EST.

Covenant Security Solutions, Inc. Founder and CEO Danyetta Magana talks to one of the nation’s leading health information technology and cybersecurity experts Dr. Mansur Hasib. With 30 years of experience in the field, Dr. Hasib teaches cybersecurity in the graduate program at UMBC and at the undergraduate program at UMUC.

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence:Cultivating a Survivor-Responsive Campus Workshop (1/22)

“Survival is testament to someone’s strength. Healing is testament to the community surrounding her.” –Lisa Factora-Borchers

As a University community, we are expected to report incidents of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. But what else can faculty and staff members do to best support students who have experienced this kind of violence? What do we say? What do we not say? Most importantly, how can we build trust and help empower survivors and create a survivor-responsive campus community?

This workshop will provide learning space for UMBC’s faculty and staff to become familiar with the scope of the problem of sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence on college campuses, challenges related to healing for survivors, and tools for personal self-care. The majority of the workshop will focus on best practices for responding sensitively and effectively to student survivors who are experiencing an immediate crisis or ongoing trauma.

Workshop material will be covered from 11-12 p.m. Presenters have blocked an additional 30 minutes afterwards to be available for further questions and support.

If you are interested in attending, please register for this event. We will only offer this workshop if 5 or more people have registered by the afternoon of Monday, January 11.

  • Presenters: Jess Myers and Megan Tagle Adams, Women’s Center staff
  • Questions? Contact: Jess Myers, or x52714.

The workshop today is open only to UMBC faculty and staff. A student workshop will be offered in April in the Women’s Center as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

If you would like to have the Women’s Center staff present this workshop at your department meeting, we’d be happy to accommodate. Contact Jess Myers at or x52714 for more details.

Please note: This workshop does not cover specifics related to UMBC’s reporting requirements and procedures for sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Faculty and staff who are interested in the VAV Responding to Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence training can attend the next training held on Friday, January 22 from 11-12 p.m. in Commons 327.

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.