Different disciplines are training up social justice-minded students to do no harm in the communities they work with, one thriving relationship at a time.
UMBC Magazine sat down with five alumni working in Hollywood to hear how they got their start, and what has kept them going creatively during the pandemic.
By leading the team behind the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Kizzmekia Corbett has already changed the world—she is also helping change the future of research.
In a recent essay, President Hrabowski notes, “In difficult times, we come to know who we are.” Never has that been more true than this year or at this point in our nation’s history.
As scientists study how the Arctic affects and is affected by climate change, the work of Kurtz and others will fill in a crucial knowledge gap.
In isolation during the pandemic, many of us are consuming or creating art and media, but we’re having to reinvent how to share that pleasure with others.
Retrievers are participating in politics on all levels—students as engaged citizens, professionals protecting our census data, artists illustrating complex ideas, and more.
Lydia Coley ’20, American studies, has started a new adventure this semester, doing what she has been preparing for over the last three years—be a student-teacher.
Climate change and other environmental issues like air and water quality disproportionately affect people of color. Today, Demoz sees his role at UMBC as empowering students, especially students from underrepresented backgrounds, to take ownership of their research and contribute to their communities. Eventually, he hopes his graduates will also become mentors and advocates for their own students and colleagues—behaviors he models for them every day.
Stan VanDerBeek, who taught at UMBC for almost a decade, was more than an artist; he was a visionary who thought beyond limits and boundaries.