UMGC Faculty Help Students Cope with Challenges, Solve Problems During Pandemic

In many homes, a kitchen table is a place where families gather to eat, celebrate and sometimes work out solutions to problems. 

“A kitchen table is a strong symbol of comfort and a place where you don’t have to be anyone but yourself,” said Edwin Sapp, a 25-year UMGC adjunct professor and past winner of the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award.  That is why, during his spring business Decision-Making course, he created a virtual kitchen table—a safe place where students could share their concerns and support one another during the global pandemic.Continue Reading

More than 7000 Global Graduates Are Celebrated as UMUC’s Greatest Achievement

University of Maryland University College celebrated its 2018 Summer-Fall Class of global graduates—more than 7000 strong—about 1400 of whom walked the stage to receive associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees at two separate Winter Commencement ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, Dec. 15.  In all, this class of graduates represented 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 20 countries and territories.Continue Reading

UMUC Cyber Padawans Need Your Vote

As controversy continues to swirl around votes cast during the U.S. presidential election more than three weeks ago, the Kaspersky Lab Cyber Security case-study competition organized by the Economist magazine, now underway, is demonstrating the positive role that technology can play in democracy—including the development of a secure digital voting system. And that’s exactly what UMUC’s Cyber Padawans and teams from around the world, including local rivals George Mason University and the Maryland Cybersecurity Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, are competing to design.Continue Reading