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"The Jessica Effect: Applying Cultural Knowledge and Competency to Mentoring Approaches for Minority Students" @FIU March 4, 2015

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“The Jessica Effect” is a conceptual method of student engagement that is being used to mentor underrepresented graduate students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland), and within the University System of Maryland as part of the National Science Foundation’s project, PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). 296 more words

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ToolBank Welcomes Back UMBC CRU

Neither snow nor cold could keep our loyal volunteers away from the ToolBank in February. As we look forward to warmer months in spring and beyond, we want to shout out to our most regular crew of volunteers from University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC) CRU. 154 more words

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Albany Clobbers UMBC 67-49

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sam Rowley posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds as Albany (N.Y.) clobbered Maryland-Baltimore County 67-49 on Wednesday night to stay two games ahead of Vermont atop the America East Conference. 110 more words

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The 195 Entrance Will Be Completed at the End of Summer 2015

The 195 entrance to UMBC is currently under construction, creating a traffic circle scheduled to be completed in August of 2015.

By creating a traffic circle to replace the original 3 stop signs at the 195 entrance, traffic will flow quicker and more smoothly helping staff, students, and visitors navigate through the UMBC campus in less time. 305 more words

Blackish: Telling My Story

I am reclaiming my blackness. It’s been taken, twisted, and transformed into something I no longer recognized. It was deemed less than by the black kids, less than by the white kids, and left me navigating a space with an identity invalid. 349 more words

Lady Danes defeat UMBC

ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany women defeated the University at Maryland Baltimore County Wednesday night.

UAlbany wrapped up a three-game home stand on Wednesday.

Shereesha Richards broke a program record with her twenty-sixth consecutive game scoring in double figures. 100 more words

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Lady Danes defeat UMBC

ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany women defeated the University at Maryland Baltimore County Wednesday night.

UAlbany wrapped up a three-game home stand on Wednesday.

Shereesha Richards broke a program record with her twenty-sixth consecutive game scoring in double figures. 100 more words

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