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New center director to take NASA-supported Earth science research into next era at UMBC

The new director, Charles Ichoku, brings deep and well-rounded experience in Earth science research, at NASA, and in student development programs—exactly the elements GESTAR II brings together and hopes to expand upon. Ichoku comes to GESTAR II from concurrent roles as professor of Earth and environmental sciences at Howard University and as the Distinguished Scientist of NOAA NCAS-M.

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Vision beyond sight: Phyllis Robinson advances study of critical eye protein with $2.5M NIH grant

A new $2.5 million grant from the NIH National Eye Institute (NEI) supports work focused on how certain modifications to melanopsin affect its function. Robinson and colleagues will also examine the role of dopamine—a neurotransmitter involved in a huge range of mental and physical processes—in regulating this critical protein and its effects.

New “Life Magnified” USPS stamp series features Tagide deCarvalho’s images of microscopic life

Tagide deCarvalho, director of the Keith R. Porter Imaging Facility in UMBC’s College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, produces artistic images that reveal microscopic life in vivid, thought-provoking ways. USPS officially announced the “Life Magnified” collection in December, and the stamps will become available later in 2023.

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Baltimore Sun Features UMBC Student Research

“Annual conference showcases UMBC’s focus on undergraduate research,” the Baltimore Sun announced this morning. The article highlights the hard work of over 200 UMBC students who participated in...

Posted: April 26, 2012, 5:55 PM

Christine Routzahn, Shriver Center, in Diversity/Careers

Christine Routzahn, Shriver Center Director of Professional Practice, comments on the increasing value and popularity of internship opportunities in this month’s new issue of Diversity/Careers in...

Posted: December 2, 2011, 5:54 PM