With an estimated growth rate of 35-40% per year, the GIS job market is in need of qualified and experienced professionals to help design, implement, operate and manage geographic information systems. Join The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD, for a virtual information session to learn how Master’s and Graduate Certificate Programs are designed to develop technical GIS leaders with the fundamental understanding of geography and advanced knowledge of the technologies involved in the development of advanced Geographic Information Systems.
Recently named one of the top five global risks, cybersecurity is a concern for all industries and calls for improved critical infrastructure. Maryland, considered a “hot bed” in cybersecurity, has nearly 20,000 cybersecurity jobs available in more than 1,800 companies and is looking for individuals with knowledge of the human, political, and technical aspects needed as a cybersecurity professional. Join the Cybersecurity program at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD, for a virtual information session to learn how Master’s and Graduate Certificate Programs can help prepare you as a qualified cyber professional, ready for management and leadership opportunities within finance, healthcare, government, telecommunications, retail, academia, technology and more.
With more than 75 biotechnology companies and 375 bioscience companies in Maryland alone, the Biotechnology job market is in need of qualified and experienced professionals to help improve the quality and sustainability of life now and in the future.
Join the Biotechnology program at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD, for a virtual information session to learn about UMBC Biotechnology Master’s and Graduate Certificate Programs, which combine life sciences and business courses, and are designed for individuals interested in pursuing management opportunities. These opportunities cover a variety of sectors, including agricultural feedstock and chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices and research and laboratories.
As part of Critical Social Justice week, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is organizing a workshop “Inspiring Social Justice to Address Emerging Health Crises in Vulnerable Populations” to be held on Monday, March 3rd from 12-2pm in Sherman A-220.
The first panel, “The Health Toll of Human Rights Violations Against Female Political Prisoners, Transsexuals, and Sex Trafficking Victims” presented by Andrea Kalfoglou, PhD, Jana Rehak, PhD, and Ilsa Lottes, PhD, will examine violence, trauma, and human rights from social justice perspectives.
The second panel, Lessons from Immigration Policy and Historical Events that Shaped Today’s Inequities in the Diabetes Epidemic Among African-Americans, Latinos, and American Indians, featuring Pamela Geernaert, PhD, Sarah Chard, PhD, and Angelica P. Herrera, DrPH, will address inequities in health among marginalized communities.
All members of the UMBC community are invited to attend this insightful and timely event to learn more about these pressing concerns in health and social justice. Refreshments provided.
Student Life’s Mosaic Center for Culture and Diversity welcomes their spring speaker Faizun Kamal, entrepreneur, social change maker and CEO/Founder of SourceFK.
As Chief Sourcer of sourceFK, Faizun leads sourceFK’s unique business approach to empowering women in Asia. An innovative company with a social mission, sourceFK addresses systemic poverty by partnering with Asian women artisans and connecting them to global markets and training.
Of SourceFK, Faizun says “Our business model reflects a new vision of luxury that highlights human creativity not technology, respect for the environment and decency in employment.” To learn more about Faizun Kamal and SourceFK, watch their debut on HuffPost Life, discussing the state of the Bangladeshi garment industry and the OM Campaign with Soulside OUT.
Tom Horton and Dave Harp, two of the nation’s best known environmental journalists, are presenting the Humanities Forum, “The Living Edge: Delights and Dilemmas of the Chesapeake Bay.” Horton and Harp will speak on the state of the Chesapeake Bay, the country’s largest estuarine system whose drainage basin touches six states. The talk is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Refreshments will be served.
Horton is the author of the critically acclaimed Bay Country, which won the John Burroughs Award for the best book of nature writing as well as the David Brower award from the Sierra Club.
Harp is one of the best known nature photographers in the country whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Audubon, Sierra, Natural History, Islands, Travel Holiday and Coastal Living Magazine.
The event is sponsored by the departments of English, Biology, Geography and Environmental Systems and Interdisciplinary Sciences with assistance from the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.
Departments, student groups, and individuals from across the UMBC campus and community have organized a week full of exciting programming for the Critical Social Justice: Engaging in Difficult Dialogues campaign.
Check out the CSJ calendar to find out more about the discussions, workshops, and other activities planned for March 3rd through 7th. All members of the UMBC community are encouraged to attend these events and support ongoing creative, intellectual, and activist engagement with social justice issues.
Critical Social Justice is an interdisciplinary initiative coordinated by the Women’s Center with Student Life’s Mosaic Center.
Join us for the first Catalyst lecture of the semester as Linda Dusman, Music, and Eric Smallwood, Visual Arts, present their collaborative research on Symphony Interactive, a tablet application that re-envisions the traditional concert going experience. The presentation will discuss the history of the project, focusing on the unique challenges in regard to the information, graphic and interactive design of an “unobtrusive” application intended to heighten and enrich the experience of live musical performances.
This discussion will take place Wednesday, February 26, beginning at 12 Noon in the Dresher Center Conference Room (PAHB 216). A catered lunch will be provided by CIRCA.
CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA (the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts). Learn more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
CUERE seminar series presents Kevin M Nelson with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Community Assistance and Research Division of Sustainable Communities. Mr. Nelson will speak on “Using Smart Growth Strategies to Create More Resilient Communities in the Washington, DC Region.”
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the TRC building, Room 206
Professor Ehrenberg will explain why the financial models under which both private and public higher education institutions are operating are breaking down and the actions they will have to take in the future to remain financially solvent and deliver high quality education to their students.
Thursday, March 6 at 4 p.m./Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor
Sponsored by the Department of Economics.
Ronald Ehrenberg, Irving M. Ives Professor, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, and Director, Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI), Cornell University