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Mary Volkman, a Maryland native and UMBC alum, writes under the pen name “Margo Christie” and recently wrote her first book titled These Days. She talked about her book in the latest version of the UMBC Magazine. Check it out!

Mary Volkman, a Maryland native and UMBC alum, writes under the pen name “Margo Christie” and recently wrote her first book titled These Days. She talked about her book in the latest version of the UMBC Magazine. Check it out!

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I bet these UMBC dance students from 1977 would love to have a chance to dance in the great new studio in the PAHB! My how times have changed. Learn more at the PAHB website!

I bet these UMBC dance students from 1977 would love to have a chance to dance in the great new studio in the PAHB! My how times have changed. Learn more at the PAHB website!

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Let’s get ready for Fall 2014! President Hrabowski offered some wise and inspirational words during an interview with NPR in 2012.

*photo courtesy of TEDx events

Let’s get ready for Fall 2014! President Hrabowski offered some wise and inspirational words during an interview with NPR in 2012.

*photo courtesy of TEDx events

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Meet some of our newest alums! The UMBC Alumni Blog is featuring new, outstanding alums every so often, so take a look at what your fellow Retriever graduates are up to! Read more about Ke “Coco” Tang, Caitlyn Leiter-Mason, and Kabish Shah here!

Meet some of our newest alums! The UMBC Alumni Blog is featuring new, outstanding alums every so often, so take a look at what your fellow Retriever graduates are up to! Read more about Ke “Coco” Tang, Caitlyn Leiter-Mason, and Kabish Shah here!

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#TransformationTuesday at it’s finest! The picture on the left was taken in 1972-1973, before the loop was even finished! The picture on the right, from July 2014. What a beautiful school UMBC has become!

#TransformationTuesday at it’s finest! The picture on the left was taken in 1972-1973, before the loop was even finished! The picture on the right, from July 2014. What a beautiful school UMBC has become!

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Congratulations UMBC computer science student, Victoria Lentz, for winning the Hewlett-Packard Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security! Read the full article in Technical.ly Baltimore.

Congratulations UMBC computer science student, Victoria Lentz, for winning the Hewlett-Packard Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security! Read the full article in Technical.ly Baltimore.

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It’s time for another featured country of UMBC! Can you guess which country this flag represents? Here are your clues:
Located in South America
Has three Nobel Prize recipients in the Sciences
The national sport is Pato, played on horseback
Look for the answer in the next post!

It’s time for another featured country of UMBC! Can you guess which country this flag represents? Here are your clues:

  • Located in South America
  • Has three Nobel Prize recipients in the Sciences
  • The national sport is Pato, played on horseback

Look for the answer in the next post!

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Once again, UMBC was named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education and is the only four-year university on the “honor roll” to be recognized as exceptional in almost every category. 
Thank you faculty members!

Once again, UMBC was named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education and is the only four-year university on the “honor roll” to be recognized as exceptional in almost every category.

Thank you faculty members!

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Within the next two years, UMBC will be offering an introductory cyber security course to ALL students to provide them with the basic information they will need to help prevent attacks on themselves and future employers.
Read the full article here!

Within the next two years, UMBC will be offering an introductory cyber security course to ALL students to provide them with the basic information they will need to help prevent attacks on themselves and future employers.

Read the full article here!

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For the 2014-2015 school year, the Fiske College Guide named UMBC a “Best Buy”, for its undergraduate research, study abroad opportunities, arts, social sciences, and entrepreneurship education! Read the full post here! Go Dawgs!

For the 2014-2015 school year, the Fiske College Guide named UMBC a “Best Buy”, for its undergraduate research, study abroad opportunities, arts, social sciences, and entrepreneurship education! Read the full post here! Go Dawgs!