April Householder, Gender and Women’s Studies, publishes new book, “Feminist Perspectives on Orange is the New Black”

April Householder, Gender and Women’s Studies Instructor and assistant director of the McNair Scholars program, has published a new book, “Feminist Perspectives on Orange is the New Black,” which analyzes the popular Netflix show’s multiple layers of meaning from a number of feminist perspectives through a collection of essays. The contributors cover topics such as gender, race, class, sexuality, transgenderism, mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex, disability, and sexual assault.

UMBC HAPP alumna and McNair Fellow, Olufunmilayo Makinde, leads a revamping of the American Journal of Public Health

UMBC HAPP alumna and McNair Fellow, Funmi Makinde, leads a revamping of the American Journal of Public Health image as the Assistant Editorial Fellow. Website traffic increases 4000%.

She is currently finishing an MPH at UMCP. It looks as though she will be presenting her team’s work at the APHA annual meeting in November.

Robert Deluty, Graduate School, Publishes his 51st Book

Robert Deluty, associate dean of the Graduate School, has published his 51st book, “Saved by Imagination and Humor.”

In his review, Richard Berlin writes: “Robert Deluty has always been one of the funniest poets on the planet. Maybe it’s my imagination, but in his latest volume, he has let loose with an even greater torrent of wonderful three-liners: my laugh-out-loud score was off the charts. At the same time, the poems contain his familiar (and consoling) warmth, wisdom, and compassion for the human condition. This is another great collection from a master poet.”

“Saved by Imagination and Humor,” as well as all of Dr. Deluty’s other books, are on sale at the campus bookstore.

Kristin Waters, admissions, hosts Webinar on Teleworking

Kristin Waters, Ed.D., Associate Director of Admissions, hosted a Webinar titled, “Teleworking: Is It Right for You” for the members of CAPACRAO (Chesapeake and Potomac Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers). The webinar was based on her research from her dissertation titled, “The Lived Experience of Teleworking: A Case Study from the Higher Education Environment.” This was the first webinar hosted by the organization, in a series being offered for professional development. The recording of the webinar can be found on the CAPACRAO website.

Gloria Chuku, Africana studies, featured on Nigerian broadcast television

Gloria Chuku, professor of Africana Studies, appeared live on Channels Television, Nigeria and discussed “Spotlight on the State of Education in Nigeria,” on July 9, 2016.

She has also recently presented a paper titled, “African Intellectuals and Decolonization: The Case of Mbonu Ojike,” at the 6th Toyin Falola International Conference (TOFAC), Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria, July 4-6, 2016.

UMBC Men’s Basketball Heads America East Programs in the Classroom

UMBC men’s basketball finished at the top of the class academically among America East programs for the 2015-16 academic calendar.

The Retrievers posted a league-high 3.08 grade-point average for the recently-completed year, as the conference announced the results of its annual Academic Cup. Moreover, Ryan Odom’s charges topped all of UMBC’s men’s programs this spring with a 3.17 semester grade-point average.

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The Hilltop Institute and its partners win grant to evaluate Delaware contraceptive access program

The Hilltop Institute has partnered with University of Maryland College Park and the University of Delaware to evaluate Delaware contraceptive access program.

Fifteen researchers from the three universities, as well as graduate research assistants and research associates, will be involved in a multi-year study, funded by a private foundation.