UMUC Honored with Trio of Awards for Excellence

University of Maryland University College has received three 2014 Awards of Excellence from the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Mid-Atlantic Region. The honors for Outstanding Faculty member, Outstanding Continuing Education Student nominee, and Partnership were presented at UPCEA’s recent Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Newark, Delaware.Continue Reading

University System of Maryland Names New Chancellor

After a successful tenure as president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, Robert L. Caret will return to Maryland as chancellor of the University System of Maryland. James L. Shea, chairman of the USM Board of Regents, today announced the board’s appointment of Caret, effective July 1, 2015. Caret served as president of Towson University, one of USM’s 12 institutions, from 2003 to 2011.Continue Reading

UMUC Joins ACE Alternative Credit Consortium

Goal of initiative is to increase degree completion for millions of nontraditional learners

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is one of 25 colleges and universities that have joined an alternative credit consortium organized by the American Council on Education (ACE) to create a more flexible pathway toward a college degree for millions of nontraditional learners.Continue Reading

UMUC Provost Marie Cini Named 2014 Online Learning Consortium Fellow

Cini Recognized for Exceptional Professional Excellence

Dr. Marie Cini, UMUC’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has been recognized by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) among its 2014 Class of Fellows for “exceptional professional excellence.” OLC—formerly the Sloan Consortium—announced the seven members of this year’s Class of Fellows at its annual conference this week in Orlando.Continue Reading

UMUC Faculty And Students To Volunteer At Financial Planning Day In Washington, D.C., Oct. 25

Students and Faculty to provide free one-on-one counseling and classroom-style educational presentations

Adelphi, Md. (October 24, 2014) Faculty and students from the Certified Financial Planning program at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) are among dozens of volunteers providing their time and expertise, including one-on-one counseling on a variety of personal finance issues, at Metro Washington Financial Planning Day.Continue Reading

UMUC Joins Department Of Homeland Security To Promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Activities and Events in October to Promote Online Safety and Security

Adelphi, Md. (October. 1, 2014) University of Maryland University College is planning events and activities to promote online safety and security during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Part of this effort is joining with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to promote its Stop. Think. Connect.™ Campaign.Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Padawans Are World Champions!

UMUC Captures Gold at Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 30, 2014) — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cyber security students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—defeated the world’s best, including the three-time defending champion team from the Netherlands, to win the 2014 Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report – Writing History: Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein And Journalism’s Finest Hour

Monday, October 20, 8 p.m., at National Press Club

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 23, 2014) On June 17, 1972 a simple botched break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC captured the attention of two intrepid reporters who uncovered a trail of corruption that led all the way up to our Commander in Chief.Continue Reading