– By Richard Byrne ’86
America’s urban landscapes have long been a battleground in wars against bedbugs, roaches, rats and flies. In a new book, UMBC professor Dawn Biehler traces that conflict’s history across boundaries of class and race. Read more…
Curious About Us
– By Chelsea Haddaway
UMBC professor of psychology Robert Provine’s “small science” makes big strides in explaining human behavior.… Read More…
Finding a Way Home
– By Elizabeth Heubeck ’91
UMBC alumna Mary Slicher founded one of Baltimore’s leading advocacy groups for the homeless forty years ago. Now her organization is finding a new home of its own. Read more…
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
– ALUMNI PROFILES
- Team Player – Stephanie Hill ’86, computer science and economics
- Composition as Conversation – James Polchin ’89, political science and English
- A Sense of Play – Kathleen Warnock ’80, interdisciplinary studies
- Giving Back – Greg Cantori ’84, geography
– HOW TO MAKE A GREAT CUPCAKE: With Michelle Kupiec ’89, interdisciplinary studies, Owner of Kupcakes & Co.
– BACK STORY: The Hrabowski Fund for Innovation – established in honor of UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III to help UMBC faculty pursue new approaches to teaching – made its inaugural awards in January. Among the recipients were Marie desJardins, a professor of computer science and electrical engineering, Nagaraj Neerchal, chair of the department of mathematics and statistics, and Leslie Morgan, a professor of sociology and anthropology.