Around the world, since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are merging their home and work environments while scrambling to keep focused, to establish schedules and routines, to be productive and to keep distractions at bay.
It is a landscape that many University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) students already know how to navigate, thanks to a required undergraduate course introduced in the fall 2019 semester.Continue Reading
The judges who awarded Briana Benson the top prize in a social science essay contest at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) praised her beautiful writing, strong argument and solid references to research.
What the panel of UMGC professors didn’t realize was just how personal the subject matter was to Benson, who is slated to complete a bachelor’s degree in social science in spring 2021.Continue Reading
On NASA spacewalks next year, astronauts could be guided on their step-by-step tasks by a software program built by University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) students.Continue Reading
Like many students at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), Nneka Nzegwu completed her studies while working at a full-time job and taking care of a child. When she talks about the obstacles she faced while earning her degree, however, she is referring to something far more complicated.Continue Reading
When Gale Seaton takes part in virtual commencement at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), she will acquire a long-sought bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Even more, she will re-celebrate her successful quest to change a Maryland murder-for-hire law.Continue Reading
Twenty years ago, Dawn Edmiston’s professional trajectory was on the rise. She had a solid job at IBM, which she had joined after working at PwC and a stint trotting around the globe with the Discovery Channel. But Edmiston found herself looking for something new. She wanted to be an educator.
In U.S. cities with strong military populations, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is dropping anchor. It is doing so through stand-alone education centers offering classes and in-person advisory services focused on veterans, servicemembers and their families.
The strategy stretches UMGC’s servicemember opportunities beyond classrooms in overseas military facilities. Continue Reading
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) barely had time to slip into its new name, designed to better reflect academia’s increasingly borderless landscape, when its administration announced a bold new plan. The university’s academic affairs division would be disassembled and, using the same pieces, rebuilt into a brand-new shape.Continue Reading
UMGC Professor Carl Berman spent four months teaching oceanography aboard a floating university as part of the Semester at Sea program. This is the last of three stories that follow his experience.
One person can make a difference.
That was the message that Carl Berman, a University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) professor, tried to impart to students on the academic ship MV World Odyssey. Berman was among the 26 faculty members—from a range of academic institutions—who spent four months teaching aboard the floating campus this past fall in the Semester at Sea program sponsored by Colorado State University. Continue Reading
Once a week, Washington Post sports editor Mark Selig and four sports writers put together rankings for local high school teams. They scrutinize game scores, team records and other statistics. They discuss standout students and the strategy of coaches. And they toss in their personal observations about where teams are headed and why.
This fall they’ve added an additional tool to the mix. It’s a sports-ranking software system designed by students at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).Continue Reading