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Thoughts on Ticklish Apes and the Evolution of Laughter

Robert Provine, professor of psychology, was quoted in media across the globe recently regarding a new study on the evolution of laughter in apes. Provine, an expert on and an international...

Posted: June 29, 2009, 12:00 pm

The Mathematics of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia"

The Folger Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" has connections to UMBC experts in mathematics and the humanities. Michelle Osherow, assistant professor of...

Posted: May 18, 2009, 12:00 pm

A Fulbright to Protect First Responders

Brian Maguire, clinical associate professor of emergency health studies (EHS), has won a 2009 Fulbright Scholarship to expand his groundbreaking research on the occupational risks among ambulance...

Posted: April 23, 2009, 12:00 pm

Adrenaline 101: Off-Road Engineers Excel

Photo Caption: A four-hour SAE Baja race is a muddy marathon. Safety goggles are required gear in many campus labs. Mechanical engineering graduate student Sam Markkula and his teammates just...

Posted: April 23, 2009, 12:00 pm

Bill Thomas, Erickson School, on NPR

Bill Thomas, professor of the Erickson School, is a man on a mission: to change our concept of nursing homes, aging and eldercare forever. Thomas, a self-described "nursing home abolitionist,"...

Posted: April 3, 2009, 12:00 pm

Researcher, Mentor Works to Slow Scourge of Alzheimer’s

Theresa Good, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, works to slow the toll of Alzheimer’s, one of the world’s most devastating illnesses. Her peers recently voted her as among the...

Posted: April 3, 2009, 12:00 pm

Two UMBC Professors Win NSF CAREER Awards

Theodosia Gougousi (left) and Haijun Su, who uses virtual reality in his research, are UMBC's latest NSF CAREER award winners. Two UMBC scientists were recently recognized as among the nation’s...

Posted: April 3, 2009, 12:00 pm

Video Profile: Calla Thompson, Visual Arts

Calla Thompson, assistant professor of Visual Arts, received a 2009 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. The video profile below was produced by the Visual Arts...

Posted: March 25, 2009, 12:00 pm