Business Managers Meeting (6/10)

The Business Managers Meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 8:30-11 a.m., 312 University Center. A light breakfast will be served from 8:30-9 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9 a.m.

The agenda includes updates on budget, campus construction, HR topics (including PageUp – the new recruiting system, FLSA and other topics) and Finance topics (Business process improvements, Contracts & Grants update, Off-campus Billing and Shared Services Centers).

We look forward to seeing you there.

PSS Community Picnic (6/2)

Celebrate the end of the academic year at our annual PSS Picnic! All members of the UMBC community are welcome to attend. Tickets are $5 (cash only) and can be purchased through our current PSS Senators (see the full list of senators here.)

The picnic will be June 2, 12-2 p.m. in the Harbor Hall Courtyard. A 50/50 raffle will take place so remember to bring a little extra cash to participate. All funds received will be managed by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.

2016 UMBC Day at Oriole Park (7/24)

Join us for a very special bullpen party and 50th anniversary edition of UMBC Day at Oriole Park, as the O’s take on the Cleveland Indians!

Sunday, July 24
12 p.m. bullpen party, 1:30 p.m. game
Camden Yards
Baltimore, MD
Early-bird: $30
General: $35

1966 was a year of historic firsts for Baltimore. Fifty years ago, the O’s won their first World Series, and, just down the road, UMBC welcomed its first class of Retrievers.


Seats are located in the left upper reserve, sections 384, 386, and 388.

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.