Eric Yoo ’18 and Steven Strohmier ’16 qualify for ACUI billiards national tournament

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, history, awarded Residential Fellowship

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.

Mansur Hasib, Cybersecurity Faculty, Keynotes at Several Conferences

Dr. Mansur Hasib will be a keynote presenter at AGENDA16, Amelia Island, FL on March 23rd, 2016. His presentation is titled: Cybersecurity Leadership for the Digital Era.

He is also a featured presenter at Bio-IT World on April 6, 2016 in Boston where he will present: The Role of Cybersecurity Leadership in This New World.

His widely acclaimed book Cybersecurity Leadership will be featured at both events.

For a complete list of all currently scheduled presentations for 2016 and videos of previous presentations visit Dr. Hasib’s website.

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Tony Moreira appointed as “Advisor of Portugal in the World”

MoreiraWithPortuguesePresidentVice Provost for Academic Affairs Tony Moreira has been recently appointed by the President of the Republic of Portugal as an “Advisor of Portugal in the World.”

The goal for members of the World Portuguese Network is to strengthen the relationships between Portugal and its diaspora, including Portuguese citizens and those of Portuguese descent. Through these relationships, the Network wishes to universally affirm the values and culture that unite all Portuguese, elevate the reputation of Portugal, and support the development and prosperity of Portugal.

As a member, Dr. Moreira will focus on developing partnerships in the health sector and how innovations in higher education at UMBC and in the U.S. concerning student success can be shared with–and adapted to–the Portuguese higher education system.