A UMGC Academic Affairs Division for the Future

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

Up Close and Personal: UMGC Oceanographer Spends Four Months Teaching at Sea

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

CyberMaryland 2019: UMGC Faculty Members Stress Education as a Key Ingredient to a Robust Cybersecurity Workforce

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

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

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

Bright Stars, Wide Seas: UMGC Professor Teaches While Navigating the Globe

UMGC Professor Carl Berman is spending four months teaching oceanography aboard a floating university as part of the Semester at Sea program. This is the second of three stories that follow his experience.

Carl Berman joined his students outside to watch a dramatic meteor shower against an otherwise inky sky. It was an unusual undertaking for a professor of oceanography, even more so for where it occurred: on a ship near the coast of Africa.Continue Reading

Part Three UMGC Series: Ensuring a Safe and Secure Online Presence

University of Maryland Global Campus is observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a three-part video series featuring UMGC cyber faculty, students and recent alumni, who share their tips and insights to help you understand and secure your digital profile at home and at work.

Cyberattacks on e-commerce systems often result in financial and reputational harm as well as compromised personal and corporate data. In Part Three of our series, Patrick O’Guinn, Sr. program chair of Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigations at UMGC, and Elena Healing, a recent graduate of the UMGC Cybersecurity Management and Policy program, discuss how to enhance security when transacting business online. Continue Reading

Part Two UMGC Video Series: Tips for Ensuring a Safe and Secure Online Presence

University of Maryland Global Campus is observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a three-part video series throughout the month featuring UMGC cyber faculty, students and recent alumni, who share their tips and insights to help you understand and secure your digital profile at home and at work.

In Part Two of our series, Michelle Hansen, UMGC collegiate professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics, and UMGC alumna Felicia Newton, recent graduate of the university’s Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigations Program share their tips on securing consumer devices and what we must be aware of in an age where so many new devices are coming “online” in today’s smart home.Continue Reading

UMGC Three-part Video Series Raises Awareness for a Safe and Secure Online Presence

University of Maryland Global Campus observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a video series throughout the month featuring UMGC cyber faculty, students and recent alumni, who will share their tips and insights to help you understand and secure your digital profile at home and at work.Continue Reading