On Monday, April 25, former UMBC Chess Teammate, Nazi Paikidze-Barnes became the 2016 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion in spectacular fashion.
Going into the final round, Nazi had to not only win with the black pieces against the #2 seed, but the first place competitor also had to lose against the #12 seed. Despite these overwhelming odds, circumstances conspired in her favor and she finished as champion with a score of 8.5/11.0.
A detailed interview with Mrs. Paikidze-Barnes will appear on the UMBC Chess Program blog.
A feature article by Tim Cox, assistant director of academic advising and student success at Shady Grove, was recently published in Academic Advising Today, a quarterly electronic publication of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
In the article, Cox describes how UMBC’s academic advising community supports and fosters multi-campus collaboration. He also shares examples of how UMBC’s community of experts helps inform and engage fellow advisors about the practice of academic advising across multiple campuses.
Read the full article »
Kristin Albright Waters, Associate Director of Operations, Undergraduate Admissions, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on April 1. Her dissertation was titled, “The lived experience of teleworking: A case study from the higher education environment.”
She was in the Doctor of Education program offered through Frostburg State University.
Bill Siwicki, Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News interviewed Dr. Mansur Hasib, cybersecurity leadership and culture expert and cybersecurity faculty at UMBC and UMUC and wrote this provocative story sharing Dr. Hasib’s key argument that cybersecurity is more about leadership and people than it is about technology.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Leupen, Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Biological Sciences for being selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a Fulbright award to the Czech Republic.
Two UMBC undergraduate students, Eric Yoo ’18, math, and Steven Strohmier ’16, arts, recently competed in the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) sectional qualifier in billiards.
Mr. Yoo finished in first place, while Mr. Strohmier finished in fourth place. Both students have successfully qualified for the national tournament to be held this summer at a location yet to be announced.
The Commons Gameroom is proud to have sponsored their trip and invites the UMBC community to join us in congratulating them on their achievement.
Rebecca Boehling (Professor, History Dept) has been awarded a Residential Fellowship from late August to mid-December at the American Academy in Berlin. While at the American Academy she will work on her sabbatical project on comparing British, French and U.S. approaches to and the practice of denazification in post-WWII Germany.