One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community.
- Dr. Hrabowski, when asked for his New Year’s resolution by Baltimore magazine, says he resolves “to see challenges as opportunity for growth.”
- Govind Rao, chemistry and biochemistry, discusses the potentially life-saving improvements he and his team have made to the design of a low-cost incubator for preterm and low-birth-weight babies.
- Kimberly Moffitt, American studies, joins the News Roundtable on WEAA-FM’s The Marc Steiner Show to discuss the non-indictment in the killing of Tamir Rice, allegations against Bill Cosby, and more.
- Kate Drabinski, gender and women’s studies, comments on the “far-reaching [impact]” Black Girls Vote could have by encouraging minority involvement in public policy decisions.
- It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful, a collection of poems by Lia Purpura, English, has made Baltimore’s Best Books of 2015 list. The magazine calls it “an absolute wonder.”
- Jamie Falcon, economics, talks about his efforts to bring about a new political perspective as Chair of the School Board Nominating Commission.
- Ellen Handler Spitz, Honors College, examines the recent resurgence of classic folk tales.
- Chris Geddes, chemistry and biochemistry, has invented a rapid STI test that costs $1 and is headed into clinical trials in Baltimore and Cincinnati.