A Message from Benjamin Lowenthal, Associate Vice President, Financial Services:
As announced earlier, Lynn Rehn has left UMBC to take the position of Vice President of Administration at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science effective November 23, 2015.
The search for her replacement is currently under way and we hope to have her position filled in the February – March timeframe. I thank the members of our search committee for their hard work in moving quickly to fill this important position:
- Charlene Uhl, Director of Budget and Fiscal Analysis – Chair
- Dean Drake, Associate VP, Research
- Lisa Drouillard, Director, Human Resources
- Sharon Doherty-Ritter, Director, Management Advisory Services
- Jacinta Kelly, Assistant Dean, Financial Management and Shared Services Center Director, CNMS
- Stacy Long, Director, Admin Affairs & Research Admin Systems, DoIT
In the interim, please direct your inquiries as follows:
- General Accounting and Finance questions – Gayle Chapman – firstname.lastname@example.org (5-2541)
- Contract and Grant Accounting questions – Aimee Howell – email@example.com (5-5572) or Joanna Napoli – firstname.lastname@example.org (5-1630)
- PeopleSoft Finance and other technical issues – Tim Kuonen – email@example.com (5-8227)
- Accounts Payable processing questions – Linda Rothfus – firstname.lastname@example.org (5-3288)
- All other pressing issues related to Financial Services – Ben Lowenthal email@example.com (5-1720)
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this period of transition. I look forward to continuing to work with all of you to provide the best possible service and accurate financial data.
June’s relationship practice is “Lessons in Recalculation from our GPS” Click here for more information.
Who will win the People’s Choice Award? Cast your vote today!
This year the Homecoming Spirit Decorating Contest competition is fierce, with more than 30 offices, eight residential communities, and 10 student organizations participating. Online voting is now live and will be open until Tuesday, Oct. 8 at midnight.
The student organization Spirit Banners are being hung in the Commons today. Photos of the banners will be uploaded for online voting Monday morning at 10 am.
Winners of the Office Spirit Decorating competition will be announced at the Homecoming Faculty and Staff Social on Wednesday Oct. 9 from 5-6 p.m. in Flat Tuesdays. Winners of the Residence Hall and student organization banner competitions will be announced at the Bonfire on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at dusk on Erickson Field.
Get more information about Homecoming events and festivities at homecoming.umbc.edu.
CPR for the Healthcare Provider will be sponsored by the Department of Emergency Health Services on the following date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 5:30-10 p.m.
Registration fee is $85 for the full provider course; $70 for the renewal course. For further information, contact Danette McCoy at 410-455-3584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April’s new relationship practice is “Relationship wisdom from flash mobs.”
Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccuping, and Beyond by Robert Provine, professor of psychology, was reviewed in the UK’s Times Higher Education on November 15.
“Provine fearlessly explores the borderlands of scientific experimentation by studying these non-verbal outputs of the body, these behaviours that hardly any funding agency would consider serious subjects for enquiry and that would barely elicit interest beyond the Ig Nobel Prize judges. Incidentally, Provine surely deserves an Ig Nobel, because those awards are given for research that first makes people laugh and then makes them think. That is exactly what he has been doing for most of his scientific career, and that is probably what we should do here: laugh first and then think.”
The full review can be read here. Previous coverage of the book and Provine’s work can be found here.
Join the departments of American Studies, Asian Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies for “Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies,” a lecture by filmmaker and scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu.
Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is also affiliate faculty in Comparative Literature, Feminist and Film and Media Studies
The lecture will take place on Friday, October 12, at 1PM in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.
Shimizu is the author of the book Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies
, which David L. Eng of the University of Pennsylvania called “an utterly original examination of Asian American masculinity on the silver screen, Straitjacket Sexualities
is a critical tour-de-force that reveals cinema to be an ethical event. It offers a theory of responsibility in the face of vulnerability and persecution to encourage the emergence of new and better forms of manhood.”
David Palumbo-Liu of Stanford University said that the book is “an exciting contribution to Asian American, film, and gender and sexuality studies, one which many will find liberatory as well. A perfect sequel to her book on Asian American female sexualities.”