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
The University of Maryland Global Campus’ cybersecurity team, known as the Padawans, took third place in the Maryland Cyber Challenge on Dec. 6, competing against teams from universities from all over the country as well as the state.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
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.
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