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Pest Panic
– 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

– TO YOU

– UP ON THE ROOF

– THE NEWS

– AT PLAY

– DISCOVERY

– ALUMNI PROFILES

– 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.

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