Last April, the University of Maryland Global Campus Arts Program organized a trip to Havana, Cuba, for that country’s 13th art biennial—the XIII Bienal de La Habana. This, the second of three stories that reflect on that experience, is a companion piece to the in-depth feature article and photo spread, “Art. Freedom. Cuba,” in the just-published Winter 2020 issue of Achiever Magazine.
The Chinese-made tour bus cruised along Cuba’s A-1 motorway, the Autopista Nacional, a toll-free multi-lane divided national highway. The road, built in sections during the 1980s, is supposed to traverse the distance between Havana and Guantanamo, about 570 miles to the southeast.
Chris Butts said he learned a long time ago that he was going to be different.
Butts is the vice president and chief learning officer for The Executive Leadership Council’s Institute for Leadership Development and Research. He was featured speaker for the University of Maryland Global Campus Office of Diversity and Equity event on Jan. 16 celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service—and is a self-described anomaly. After all, he told his audience, he is a “white guy [who] joined the historically black Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.”Continue Reading
Two men—one with a rainbow button pinned to his denim shirt—stand in an unusual pose, set before a blindingly bright background. The man on the right rests his chin on his left fist, almost a dead ringer for Rodin’s “Thinker,” although his fist rests on the other man’s left shoulder. The latter, who wears his long hair in a beaded braid, dangles his left arm at his side, while his right cradles his black bag. The two are clearly a couple, although their posture suggests the kind of informality and unsmiling expression that rarely is the stuff of posed selfies these days.Continue Reading
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
Featured panelists Dr. Gregory von Lehman and Loyce Pailen highlight the accomplishments of University of Maryland Global Campus in promoting cybersecurity education in Maryland through partnerships and grants.
Now in its 10th year, the annual CyberMaryland conference held Dec. 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore Inner Harbor, kicked off with opening remarks from Jerry Archer, chief security officer at Sallie Mae, who reflected on the event’s first decade. 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
Jerry Williamson to Deliver Student Keynote at University’s Winter Commencement Ceremony, Dec 14.
That Jerry Williamson will receive his diploma this month for a University of Maryland Global Campus Master of Science degree is not newsworthy. Thousands of people earn those degrees.
That he is applying to enter a doctoral program and expects to begin in the fall 2020 term if he is accepted, also is not news. Scores of students are enrolled in those programs.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