One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community.
- Dr. Freeman Hrabowski delivered a speech at Clemson University for its President’s Lecture Series on Leadership and Diversity, and was joined on stage by Clemson president Jim Clements ’85, computer science, M.S. ’91, operations analysis, Ph.D. ’93 operations analysis.
- William LaCourse, chemistry, collaborated with Loryn R. Keating of the County College of Morris on “a chemical detection method that can more quickly and effectively determine the purity of complex compounds.”
- Susan Dwyer, former associate professor and chair of philosophy and Honors College Advisory Board member, will become head of the Honors College at the University of Maryland in January.
- UMBC faculty are working with Ben Franklin High School in South Baltimore to bring research opportunities to that school’s students.
- UMBC, with the help of National Science Foundation funding, aims to create a virtual reality environment researchers can use to connect across disciplines.
- Patrick Doyle. sociology and anthropology, will be hosting an educational seminar on dementia at Brightview Woodbury Lake, a senior living community in Woodbury, N.J.
- Seniors Zach Esser and Nate Lewnes have been named captains of the 2015-16 UMBC lacrosse team.