Verisign principal data architect Dr. Yannis Labrou (UMBC PhD ’96) will talk about how they use big data analytics to dynamically estimate Internet latency at 1:30-2:30pm on Friday, February 27 in ITE456.
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.
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.