UMGC Graduate Takes Lifelong Learning to Heart—and to the Classroom

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

UMGC’s Freedman Elected President of National Press Club

Michael Freedman, veteran broadcast journalist, executive and educator, and currently a Journalist in Residence at University of Maryland Global Campus, has been elected president of the National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Freedman will be inaugurated on January 18 and begin serving a one-year term in the position. In two years leading up to the election, Freedman served as the Club’s treasurer and vice president.

In his acceptance speech last Friday evening, Freedman said: “At the National Press Club we protect press freedom, we protect reporters around the world, and today, we must also protect the reputation of journalism.” He also recognized the challenges that journalism faces in the digital age: “Today we live in a digital world…one in which we have more information at our fingertips than perhaps even [legendary journalist] Ed Murrow could have imagined. At the same time, readers, listeners and viewers on all platforms are asking: ‘Who do you trust?’ The National Press Club is an indispensable platform to educate, inspire, empower and protect. I ask tonight that we join together over the next year to use it to those ends.”

Read the full National Press Club announcement HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UMGC and Amazon Team Up for a Better Educated IT Workforce

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

The Kalb Report: “We the People…”

NPR’s Nina Totenberg, NBC News’ Pete Williams and CBS News Legal Analyst Jonathan Turley to Discuss Political Division and the U.S. Constitution at National Press Club, Dec. 4

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 12, 2019)—Is America headed for—or perhaps already in—a constitutional crisis fueled by highly partisan politics? Is this endangering our democracy? If so, where do we go from here?

The first forum in the 26th season of The Kalb Report (and the 100th program in the series) will tackle these questions as well as examine who we are as a country today, how we are influencing the world and whether the current administration is an anomaly or represents a dramatic shift in our ideology.Continue Reading

Upcoming UMGC Exhibition Features Works by Regional Artists

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

UMGC Students Create Sports-ranking Program for Washington Post

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