At Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, University of Maryland Global Campus Professor Gordon Leitch, PhD, is teaching Math 103 to his students poolside because their regular classroom is not big enough to practice “social distancing.” Unfortunately, the students can’t enjoy a post-class swim because the pool is closed due to the coronavirus.
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Anna Seferian found herself suddenly popular.
Her academic friends who had built their careers in traditional academic environments had just been told that starting the next week, they would have to finish the semester by teaching online.Continue Reading
As concerns grow about the spread of coronavirus disease, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) remains focused on the health and safety of its students, employees, alumni, and guests. View UMGC news HERE for more information.
Twenty years ago, Dawn Edmiston’s professional trajectory was on the rise. She had a solid job at IBM, which she had joined after working at PwC and a stint trotting around the globe with the Discovery Channel. But Edmiston found herself looking for something new. She wanted to be an educator.
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) barely had time to slip into its new name, designed to better reflect academia’s increasingly borderless landscape, when its administration announced a bold new plan. The university’s academic affairs division would be disassembled and, using the same pieces, rebuilt into a brand-new shape.Continue Reading
UMGC Professor Carl Berman spent four months teaching oceanography aboard a floating university as part of the Semester at Sea program. This is the last of three stories that follow his experience.
One person can make a difference.
That was the message that Carl Berman, a University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) professor, tried to impart to students on the academic ship MV World Odyssey. Berman was among the 26 faculty members—from a range of academic institutions—who spent four months teaching aboard the floating campus this past fall in the Semester at Sea program sponsored by Colorado State University. 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
Gaining the upper hand on global cyber threats depends on open bi-directional data sharing between the private sector and federal government. But a lack of trust between the two serves as a significant obstacle.Continue Reading
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
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