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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CUERE Seminar: “A Hydrologic Model for Quantifying Groundwater Dynamics” (2/20)

cuereCUERE 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.

9th Annual Arts Integration Conference (2/28)

artsintegrationThe 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 or contact for further information.