Category Archives: Save the Date

Convocation (8/30)

You are invited to join us in the culmination of new student orientation at the 2011 UMBC Convocation Ceremony. This annual event includes remarks from President Hrabowski, Interim Provost Rous, faculty awardees and student leaders.

The ceremony will be held in the RAC Arena, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 30. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a campus-wide community picnic on the Quad.

If you have any questions, contact Lin Guba at ext. 5-5656 or

You can find more information on Welcome Week activities here.

We look forward to seeing you at Convocation!

Fall 2011 Social Sciences Forum Lectures (9/12-11/15)

The Social Sciences Forum presents topics and perspectives of vital interest to the social sciences community and beyond. Lectures are free and open to the public and will last approximately one hour, followed by a question and answer period and a reception.

Topics of this fall’s lectures include:

  • The Constitution and Civil Rights: The Search for Equality in a Multi-Racial America (9/12)
  • Better Living Through Economics (9/13)
  • US Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific (9/27)
  • Genetics & Personalized Medicine (10/12)
  • China Goes Global (11/3)
  • Teaching Peace and Nonviolent Social Change (11/15)

If you have any questions, contact Delana Gregg at or ext. 5-2916.

Social Sciences Forum: Better Living Through Economics (9/13)

The Social Sciences Forum fall 2011 lecture series presents John Siegfried, professor emeritus of economics, of Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, September 13, 4 p.m. at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.

The Mullen Lecture, “Better Living Through Economics,” is sponsored by the Department of Economics.

The Social Sciences Forum presents topics and perspectives of vital interest to the social sciences community and beyond. Lectures are free and open to the public and will last approximately one hour, followed by a question and answer period and a reception. For more information, call ext. 5-2916.

If you would like to receive announcements about the Social Sciences Forum, email us.

Repression and Impunity in Chile (9/12)

Pedro A. Matta, survivor of the Villa Grimaldi detention and torture center operated by the Chilean military between 1974 and 1978, will present an overview of the military takeover that led to the death of democratically elected President Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973, and its aftermath. In particular, he will examine the subsequent repression against Chile’s population using the Villa Grimaldi crimes against humanity as a paradigmatic example of the atrocities committed throughout the country, and elaborate on the impunity in which such crimes remain since the military bequeathed power to the Chilean political class 21 years ago.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication. It will be held Monday, September 12, 2:30-3:45 p.m., in Room 310 of the University Center.

Hybrid Learning Faculty Presentations (8/18)

Presentations by faculty participating in the Fall 2011 Alternative Delivery Program will take place on Thursday, August 18, noon-1 p.m., in ENGR 023.

Please consider attending and listening to the innovative techniques Katie Birger (PHED) will be using in her redesigned hybrid course (International Field Research) co-taught with Mary Stuart (HAPP). Cookies and beverages will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch.

For registration information, visit

Engaging the Millennial Learner (8/25)

“Engaging the Millennial Learner” will be held Thursday, August 25, 1-4 p.m. in Commons 331, with lunch at 12:30 p.m.

What factors influence student motivation and desire to learn? Obviously, there are some influences beyond the professor’s control, but research in educational psychology suggests that one thing we can do to increase student engagement is to create learning environments that are in some ways linked to, and supportive of, the current student culture.

During this participatory session, we will briefly review the literature regarding the culture of the Millennial student and apply the findings of the presenter’s research regarding Millennial student culture. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in activities that will require them to reflect on their own teaching methods and/or institutional practices.

For further information, email or call ext. 5-3916. To sign up, go to

Campus Jobs Fair (8/30)

All campus departments are invited to participate in the Campus Jobs Fair, Tuesday, August 30, noon-2 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. This annual Welcome Week event is a great opportunity to recruit student workers from UMBC’s diverse and competent pool of students. The Campus Jobs Fair is brought to you by the Welcome Week Committee and Career Services Center.

Register on the web at Deadline to register for this free event is Friday, August 19. If you have any questions, contact Caroline Coronado at or ext. 5-3975.

Dining Services Cookout (7/29)

UMBC Dining Services will a cookout on Friday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the outdoor patio on the side of the Administration building. The menu will include pulled pork BBQ, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw and corn on the cob. Choose one entrée, side and fountain beverage for only $6.50.

Want to Hire Federal Work Study Students? (7/28)

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will provide a mandatory training session on Thursday, July 28, at 9 a.m. This informational session is intended for supervisors and/or payroll preparers of any campus department interested in hiring Federal Work Study students for the upcoming 2011/2012 academic year. Departments who attended a previous training session are not required to attend, but are more than welcome for a refresher. Contact Colleen Lindbeck at ext. 5-8148 with any questions. Space is limited, to reserve a seat, email

Women’s Center 20th Anniversary: 100,000 Stories: Which One is Yours? (9/14)

Mark your calendars and save the date for this very special kick-off celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Center! Wednesday, September 14, noon, in the Women’s Center backyard, we will kick off our year-long celebration with a picnic (the first 150 people get a free lunch!), storytelling and fellowship. We hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Jess Myers at ext. 5-1605 or