University of Maryland Global Campus Among Region’s “Most Innovative Schools” in U.S. News “Best Colleges” Rankings

Ranking Based on Survey of Peers at Other Institutions in the Region

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 18, 2020)—University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) ranks in the top 10 of “Most Innovative Schools” among Regional Universities—North, in the popular U.S. News “Best Colleges” issue released this week. UMGC, the nation’s largest online public university, was #9 in the ranking, which is based on a survey of leaders at other institutions in the region.Continue Reading

UMGC President Javier Miyares Announces Retirement After Eight Years at the Helm of America’s Largest Online Public University

Miyares cited for recognizing power of big data, leveraging analytics, and unwavering focus on accessibility and affordability

Javier Miyares, who fled Castro’s Cuba as a child and found his American dream in Maryland higher education, has announced his retirement after a 45-year career that has culminated in his transformative eight-year tenure as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Continue Reading

UMGC to Launch Digital Marketing Certificate Program

The University of Maryland Global Campus is launching a certificate program this fall to prepare students to work in the hottest segment of the marketing industry—digital marketing.

“It’s the fastest-growing area of marketing, and where the jobs are,” said Sandeep Patnaik, UMGC’s marketing program director.Continue Reading

USM and UMGC Form $2.6 Million Partnership to Support Expansion of Online Learning Across System Institutions

‘USM OnTrack to Pool Expertise from UMGC & USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation

Baltimore, Md. (June 18, 2020) – The University System of Maryland (USM) and member institution University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) have formed a $2.6 Million partnership, USM OnTrack, to work with provosts, teaching and learning center directors, instructional designers, technology professionals, and others to support and assess the expansion of high-quality online learning across the system.Continue Reading

UMGC Adjunct Professor Helps Keep Food Supply Safe

It’s not something you want to think about, said Marianna Naum, a strategic communication team leader at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—and adjunct environmental science professor at University of Maryland Global Campus. But after refrigerated trucks and warehouses used to transport and store food were commandeered for medical purposes at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, the question soon became: what will it take to safely transition them back into the food distribution business?Continue Reading

UMGC’s Jackson Predicts Covid-19’s Peaks and Valleys from the Center of Coronavirus Fight

By day, from her home in Arlington, Virginia, University of Maryland Global Campus alumna and adjunct professor Amina Jackson is at the epicenter of the fight against the novel coronavirus: She works for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a leading public face in the scientific effort to defeat Covid-19.Continue Reading

A Message from UMGC President Javier Miyares on Equality and Justice

I am writing to you today with a heavy heart. In a nation and world made fearful and uncertain by a deadly pandemic, recent events have cast a light on an equally insidious threatone that strikes at the very foundations of our democracy.

The tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd—and the civil unrest that has followedis the latest in a devastating series of reminders that we are and must remain vigilant stewards of an America and world marked by peace and justice for all.

Our future depends on our willingness to model principled leadership; to stand united in opposition to discrimination, whether blatant or covert; and to shun all who seek to divide us, even as we embrace a vision of our world made brighter by shared opportunity.

These principleare fundamental to our mission at UMGC. They are what I cherish most about our university, and they underscore the importance of the work we do every day.

Please join me in pledging to be an advocate always for hope, for opportunity and equalityfor justice and peace. Thank you.

Javier Miyares
President
University of Maryland Global Campus

‘Watch Out for Each Other’ Say UMGC Alumni, Faculty Members on the Coronavirus Front Lines

Each May, the nation celebrates National Nurses Week, National Police Week and National Emergency Medical Services Week.  And throughout the month, University of Maryland Global campus has been recognizing some of its own first responders—nurses, EMTs, police officers and others—among its community of faculty members and alumni who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These UMGC Voices featured on the university’s social media channels during May, offer reflections on the current health crisis, words of wisdom and expressions of gratitude.Continue Reading

Stressful Times: Understanding Stress and Its Symptoms

April Is Stress Awareness Month

With the onset of COVID-19 and the challenges caused by the pandemic, more and more people may be encountering higher levels and different types of stress than they normally experience.  In this three-part series, University of Maryland Global Campus psychology program faculty members discuss the effects of stress, strategies for coping with stress and tips for staying socially connected while physically distant from family, friends and coworkers.

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