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  • Biofutures: DVD-ROM By English Professor Reviewed in Nature

    A DVD-ROM co-authored by Helen Burgess, an assistant professor of English, has received a favorable review in the international science research journal Nature (March 5, 2009 edition). The...
    Posted: March 5, 2009 12:00 PM
  • Icy Dilemma: Chris Swan, Geography & Environmental Systems, in Baltimore Sun's "Bay & Environment" Blog

    Chris Swan, assistant professor of geography and environmental systems, was featured in a March 3 entry in the Baltimore Sun's "Bay & Environment" blog. Swan is one of just a few...
    Posted: March 4, 2009 12:00 PM
  • Zeynep Tufekci, Sociology, on Privacy & Facebook: Baltimore Sun

    Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in a Feb. 24 Baltimore Sun story on recent controversies about the popular social networking site Facebook's privacy policies. "It...
    Posted: March 4, 2009 12:00 PM
  • No More Tears: Photoshop out the Tears and Sad Faces’ Emotions Turn Uncertain

    A noted expert on the neuroscience of laughter has turned his focus to tears. Or more precisely, how digitally removing tears from photos of crying people makes it tough to tell just what emotion...
    Posted: February 24, 2009 12:00 PM
  • A Food Pioneer

    It’s no surprise to UMBC Professor of American Studies Warren Belasco that food is entering mainstream curricula at American colleges and universities. A number of academic institutions are...
    Posted: February 20, 2009 12:00 PM
  • The Future of Information Sharing

    As the world embraces Web 2.0, the effects of social media are on the minds of several researchers at UMBC. Assistant Professor of Sociology Zeynep Tufekci studies the impact that technology,...
    Posted: February 20, 2009 12:00 PM
  • UMBC Darwin Expert Speaks at Library of Congress

    When UMBC history professor Sandra Herbert first saw the Charles Darwin Archives at Christ’s College, Cambridge as a graduate student, “It was like finding out Shakespeare had left unpublished...
    Posted: February 20, 2009 12:00 PM
  • Cramming & Jamming: GAIM Students Build Video Games in a Weekend

    “Raaarrggh!” If the bouncing Q-tip had heels, the humongous-eared monster would be hot on them. “He just hates his job, man,” said Micah Betts ’07, who did the 3-D animation for “Q-Tip...
    Posted: February 6, 2009 12:00 PM
  • Green Skies: A Better Environment for Air Travel

    Photo Caption: Hillol Kargupta’s ideas to help airlines reduce their carbon footprint were honored with an IBM Innovation Award. Hillol Kargupta logs thousands of frequent flier miles each year...
    Posted: January 21, 2009 12:00 PM
  • The Joy in Discovery

    A former Meyerhoff Scholar's research could help women with breast cancer. By Lila Guterman This article courtesty of UMBC Magazine Talk to Paula Whittington '01, biological sciences,...
    Posted: January 14, 2009 12:00 PM