UMGC President Javier Miyares Announces Retirement After Eight Years at the Helm of America’s Largest Online Public University

Miyares cited for recognizing power of big data, leveraging analytics, and unwavering focus on accessibility and affordability

Javier Miyares, who fled Castro’s Cuba as a child and found his American dream in Maryland higher education, has announced his retirement after a 45-year career that has culminated in his transformative eight-year tenure as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: Ken Burns on Saving America in 2020

In the first-ever virtual “Kalb Report” on July 27, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns told moderator Marvin Kalb that the United States in 2020 is in the midst of one of the four great crises in this nation’s history.

The triple threat of the coronavirus—a pestilence in Burns’ words—the ensuing economic collapse and the racial reckoning of the Black Lives Matter movement, all overseen by ineffectual and counterproductive leadership at the top, has put the nation in a calamitous situation that ranks with the Civil War, the Great Depression and World War II, he said.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: One for the History Books, A Conversation with Ken Burns on a Turbulent 2020

Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Joins Journalist Marvin Kalb to Offer Context and Perspective on the Pandemic, Protests and Politics in America at National Press Club Livestream Event, July 27

Adelphi, Md. (July 16, 2020)—Ken Burns, the Emmy-Award winning documentarian, is known for illuminating American life through renowned films including “Country Music,” “The Civil War,” “Jazz,” “The Statue of Liberty,” “The Vietnam War,” and “Baseball.” By chronicling seminal moments in our country’s past, he has provided context and perspective on many of the unprecedented cultural, political and racial challenges we face today. Burns has also created a web page – UNUM – to explore the intersection of current events and history.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

WalletHub Article Cites UMUC’s Dasarathy on How to Guard Against Identity Theft

University of Maryland University College Professor Balakrishnan Dasarathy, chair of UMUC’s Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Program, lent his expertise to the Oct. 17 article “2018’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud,” written by financial writer Adam McCann for the personal-finance website, WalletHub.Continue Reading

UMUC Cybersecurity Vice Dean Garrison-Alexander Reports on the State of Cyber Education in Leading UK-Based Online Publication

Editor’s Note: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Global Media Center launches its coverage of National Cybersecurity Month with an article by Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, which is reprinted here in its entirety from the current issue of the UK-based publication “Cyber Security Practitioner,” retaining its original British conventions of spelling and editorial style. Learn more about this publication at the article’s conclusion. The image used on the cover graphic and within the article is credited to Evstratov / Unsplash.com.Continue Reading