Artist Talk for “04192015” photography exhibition (4/26)

This talk and accompanying work from “04192015,” a photography exhibition housed within the 3rd floor of the Fine Arts building, will investigate how four photographers; Patrick Alejandro, Zachary Garmoe, Nate Larson, and Josh Sinn, documented and dealt with the events of last year after the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Md.

This, combined with the essay “Glimpses of an Insurrection” by Mark Durant, attempt to continue a conversation about social justice, perseverance, and the human condition through the lens of photography.

Celebrate Earth Day All Week at UMBC

From a tree planting, information fair, documentary screening, stream clean up, and more, UMBC groups have organized a dazzling array of events to mark the occasion and remind all of us, that Sustainability Matters at UMBC!

Visit our calendar of events celebrating Earth Day at UMBC! Join in the fun, make an impact, and celebrate sustainability.

Baltimore Stories: Narratives and the Life of an American City (4/23)

Multiple Communities, Multiple Stories

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Community Conversation: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Digital Storytelling Workshop: 2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
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In the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015, we need conversations that bring together a variety of voices and communities to address the intersections of poverty, race/ethnicity, and gender and help create new stories about Baltimore.

This event will highlight Baltimore communities and stories through conversations about the past, present, and future of the city. Participants will explore questions about equity, identity, immigration, and belonging and discuss how residents’ experiences are shaped in and through their neighborhoods. After the conversation, participants can also learn how to use digital storytelling as a way to record and disseminate their voices.

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5K Earth Day Run (4/20)

The second race in the UMBC Intramural Race Spring Series will be the 5K Earth Day Run. The Earth Day run will be held on Wednesday, April 20, starting at 12:15 p.m. in front of the RAC. Online Registration: Now Open on

  • Walk-Up registrations are WELCOME the day of starting at 11am in the RAC lobby!
  • Race Fee: FREE!
  • Races are open to anyone within the UMBC Community (faculty, staff, students).
  • Participants get a free t-shirt. Prizes for the first place male, female, and faculty/staff.

Brett Walker Lecture (4/21)

Brett Walker, “Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World” — April 21, 4 p.m., Library 7th floor

This paper investigates asbestos in the construction and, more importantly, destruction of Japan’s built environment, with a focus on the impact of the 3/11 disaster and the later clean up. The paper is part of a larger Guggenheim-funded project concerned with the unmaking of the modern built world, and what it means for the future of human health. For more information, please review the full abstract.