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Rooms to Grow
– By Alicia Dewitt
Much of the journey of creation takes place in the space of the human mind. Yet that expedition is not a solitary one. Intellects require companionship. Great ideas spark new approaches – and more new ideas – when they are tested by conversation and forged in collaboration. Read more…

Hearts and Minds
– By Elizabeth Heubeck ’91
Maybe it was a first date at Quadmania. A coffee at the Commuter Cafe. A pizza at Sorrento’s. Ask those who’ve studied and worked at UMBC, however, and you’ll find that many of them didn’t just get their degree or a job at UMBC. They found a long-term relationships that are still going strong. Read more…

Launch Pad
– By Kathryn Masterson
Professors Amy Hurst and Shaun Kane have created a community  that helps open up the world for people with disabilities through assistive technology. Read more…

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

– TO YOU

– UP ON THE ROOF

– THE NEWS

– AT PLAY

– DISCOVERY

ALUMNI PROFILES

– HOW TO See the Stars: With Andrew Vaché, laboratory specialist, department of physics

– BACK STORY: Music is more than entertainment. It is woven inextricably into the fabric of our culture – and investigating that complex weave can tell us many things about ourselves. Theodore Gonzalves, an associate professor (and chair) of American studies and Michelle Scott,  an associate professor of history, have both received Smithsonian Institution fellowships to study music’s cultural impact. They talked recently about why that research is so important.

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