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NIDA Grant Awarded to Neurobiologist Weihong Lin to Study E-Cigarette Flavorings

The National Institute for Drug Abuse awarded Associate Professor Lin a two-year grant to study the effects of e-cigarette flavorings, which have increased the use among young adults. The flavorings make the experience more pleasurable, and Lin plans to explore the sensory effects.

UMBC Alum Maia Schechter Graces the Kennedy Center with Choreography

Very talented and recent alum Maia Schechter ‘18 will have her dance, Now Elsewhere performed on the Kennedy Center stage. She was a Linehan Artist Scholar, and her works have been selected by the American College Dance Festival for finals. The dance represents the emotions surrounding loss, and it will be performed by six UMBC alumni and students.

UMBC Ranked Top School for International Students by US News and World Report

UMBC has once again topped a ranking list, this time US News and World Report, for the commitment to providing a strong community and resources for international students.

UMBC PhD Student and Alumni to Attend Nobel Laureate Fora in Germany

UMBC alumni and students are going international with their achievements. Kavita Krishnaswamy ‘07, computer science and mathematics will be attending the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, and Ph.D. ‘18, computer science and Naomi Mburu ‘18, chemical engineering, will attend this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Forum. Both Nobel Laureate Fora are taking place in Germany.

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