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  • 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Darwin Archives at Christ’s College, Cambridge as a graduate student, “It was like finding out Shakespeare had left unpublished...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
  • Swedish Biotech Firm Licenses HIV-drug Technology from UMBC

    Inventions Developed in Prof. Michael Summers’ Lab Could Lead to New HIV Drugs, Targets The Swedish biotech firm Vironova has reached an agreement with UMBC to license patented technology...
    Posted: December 19, 2008 12:00 PM
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Professor's Breakthrough Provides New Ways to Design Drugs for Arthritis, Inflammation and Cancer

    Photo Caption: Research by Elsa Garcin, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, appeared in the Oct. 12 issue of Nature Chemical Biology. A proper balance of nitric oxide (NO) – the...
    Posted: November 20, 2008 12:00 PM
  • UMBC Excels at National Student Research Conference

    Photo Caption: UMBC students, staff and faculty pause for a group picture to celebrate their ABRCMS excellence. UMBC and the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences were well represented...
    Posted: November 12, 2008 12:00 PM
  • Nobel Winner Tom Cech Headlines 'Look Ahead' Life Sciences Symposium

    Tom Cech, winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize for Chemistry and a longtime mentor to UMBC students, headlines the 12th annual "A Look Ahead" life sciences symposium from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday,...
    Posted: November 11, 2008 12:00 PM