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Honoring the Legacy of Frederick Douglass


UMBC students are taking to their laptops in a transcribe-a-thon to keep alive the legacy of Frederick Douglass, an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. “The transcribe-a-thon shows how innovative digital work in the humanities can help us explore and extend the legacies of Fredrick Douglass and other unsung social justice heroes.” says Jessica Berman, director of the Dresher Center for the Humanities. Read More.

New Associate Vice Provost for International Education expanding UMBC’s Global Footprint


David Di Maria has traveled the world, exploring more than forty countries, and bringing that wealth of experience right here to UMBC. His goal is to grow UMBC’s network of global partnerships and increase student’s study abroad and research opportunities, among other exciting goals. Read Full Story

T. Rowe Price Sponsors the UMBC Center for Cybersecurity


UMBC Center for Cybersecurity has just received a generous sponsorship from T. Rowe Price, a global investment management firm. This new funding will help support a graduate student conducting cybersecurity research relevant to financial services. This new funding will also support undergraduate cybersecurity students through UMBC’s Cyber Scholars Program.

Solar Research Conducted by a UMBC Space Scientist Supports Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

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Studies conducted at UMBC’s Center for Space Science and Technology by Sander Goossens offer a new glimpse into the Sun and constant G (a predictor in space-time in relation to extremely large masses.)

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