As 2019 draws to a close, the Global Media Center takes a look back at an extraordinary trip to Havana, Cuba, organized by the UMGC Arts Program. The 17 art lovers who traveled there in April for the county’s 13th art biennial—the XIII Bienal de La Habana—soon learned Cuban art offers a good bit of the unexpected. This is the first of three stories that reflect on that experience and preview the in-depth feature article and photo spread, “Art. Freedom. Cuba.” in the upcoming Winter 2020 issue of Achiever Magazine.
It appears that little in Cuba is “as usual.” Take, for instance, the name of the well-known arts festival that the island nation hosts—the Havana art biennial. It’s a misnomer.Continue Reading
More than 7000 Students Worldwide Become the First to Earn Degrees Under the UMGC Name
University of Maryland Global Campus celebrated its first-ever class of graduates under its new name with two separate commencement ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, on Saturday, Dec. 14. University of Maryland University College became University of Maryland Global Campus on July 1.Continue Reading
University of Maryland Global Campus Alumni Association has honored seven outstanding alumni volunteers for their exceptional service to UMGC.Continue Reading
A traditional Hawaiian ceremony was the celebratory centerpiece as University of Maryland Global Campus dedicated in late October its first civilian classroom site in Hawaii, UMGC @ Pearl City, located near the entrance to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu County.Continue Reading
As a leader in career-relevant education, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has frequently formed alliances with government agencies and corporations to advance its public mission to produce graduates with the necessary skills to meet today’s ever-changing workplace requirements.
Now, the university is breaking new ground in partnership with technology and e-commerce leader Amazon. Continue Reading
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) presents the works of area artists at the 4th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition, known as the BMRE, which runs from Dec. 8 through March 15, 2020, at the university’s Arts Program Gallery in the lower level of the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.Continue Reading
EDITOR’S NOTE: We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Global Media Center are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020.
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has conferred the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, the university’s highest faculty teaching honor, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members in Asia, Europe and the United States for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching.Continue Reading
Highlights from UMUC 2019 Commencement Ceremonies Showcase Appreciation for Military Service, Sacrifice, Achievement
Beginning each April, a rolling series of University of Maryland University College commencement ceremonies take place on or near military installations in Asia, Europe and the U.S. to accommodate UMUC’s family of service members graduating worldwide.Continue Reading
Being a nurse requires skill as well as a certain spirit, said Mary Schroeder, program chair of the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at University of Maryland University College, in her remarks at the university’s inaugural Nursing Convocation on May 15.Continue Reading
When retired U.S. Army combat veteran Shamir Taylor, his wife, Nyema, and his father, retired Army Master Sgt. Raymond Richardson, all graduated together during the University of Maryland University College morning commencement ceremony May 18, the trio became one of the latest in a long line of “family-groups” to earn UMUC degrees and graduate at the same time.
The Taylors and Richardson were among approximately 3,000 of the 13,242 Class of 2019 graduates worldwide who attended one of three separate UMUC stateside commencement ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, on May 18 and 19.Continue Reading