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UMBC to Build Giant Virtual Reality Environment

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 9:28am


If you still think of virtual reality as something that involves bulky goggles and awkward holograms, think again. The cutting edge of VR today involves hybrid environments, where the virtual and the actual coexist (and interact). And thanks to a major grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of professors from UMBC is embarking on a quest to build a state-of-the-art virtual reality environment right in our own back yard. Read More →

Sponsored Post, Summer Camps/Programs

School’s out for the summer — almost.

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 3:00pm

Gilman Summer Camp

Gilman Summer Camp

It’s time to plan for camp. Hooray! We’ve come a long way from the days of Camp Wabeewawa <—literally the name of a sleep-away camp in White Mountains of New Hampshire in the 1930s.  However,  there is still Band Camp. There will always be a Band Camp, and stories from Band Camp. (Fist pump! Fellow glockenspielers!)

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The Week in Review

Week in Review: 10 Baltimore Stories You Might’ve Missed

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 2:21pm

meangirlsOh, the perils of instant communication. With one click, you’re getting canned unicorn meat in an hour. The next, you’re off the team for threatening the freshmen. Read More →


UMBC Coach Gets Caught Up in Threat Scandal

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 9:15am


Earlier this week, five UMBC lacrosse players were suspended after violent statements they’d made about their younger teammates were made public. Now the team’s coach is facing scrutiny as well. Read More →

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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

The UMBC Chess Team is Final-Four Bound, As Usual

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 05, 2015 3:00pm

UMBC's Niclas “The Dark Knight” Huschenbeth (left) at the Pan-Am championships (UMBC)

UMBC’s Niclas “The Dark Knight” Huschenbeth (left) at the Pan-Am championships (UMBC)

The Ravens advanced in the AFC playoffs over the weekend, leaving football fans daydreaming about another Lombardi Trophy. The Terps’ basketball team has only one loss, meaning a March Madness run may soon be in their future. But amid all the well-marketed hype, let’s not forget the area’s other dynasty: the UMBC chess team. Read More →


Want to Be Rich? Don’t Go to Hopkins–And Other Weird Lessons From the DB College Rankings

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 11:04am


If you want further evidence that college rankings don’t make a whole lot of sense, check out the Daily Beast’s annual list of the country’s best colleges.

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Featured, Schools

It’s College Rankings Time Again

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 10:25am


It’s the time of year that college administrators and admissions officials have been waiting for: the annual release of U.S. News’s college rankings. Even as the whole idea of rankings had been heavily criticized, and despite other magazines trying to steal the glory by developing their own lists, the U.S. News list remains a focus for students and administrators alike. Here’s how local schools measured up this year:

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Featured, Schools

Who’s Speaking at Local Graduations?

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 9:18am


I love commencement season — not just because of the caps and gowns and excitement in the air, but also because it’s the time of year when local universities bring famous (or, well, semi-famous) folks to town to deliver the commencement address. While none of the speakers announced so far rivals Ira Glass (who spoke at Goucher in 2012), they make for an intriguing mix:

Johns Hopkins: Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube. Why this is cool: She’ll be just the fifth woman to serve as Johns Hopkins’ graduation speaker since 1974.

Stevenson: ABC News Anchor Byron Pitts, who you may recognize from his reporting appearances on Good Morning America, Nightline, and 20/20. Or from Morgan State’s 2013 commencement speech. Why this is cool: He’s a native Baltimorean!
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Featured, Schools

UMBC Ranks Among the Ivies

4 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 9:36am


What do Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, and Brown all have in common? Duh; they’re all Ivy League schools. But here’s a trickier question:  What do Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Brown, and UMBC all have in common?
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Culture, Lifeline, Mt. Vernon, Station North

Either George Bluth or His Brother Oscar Spotted in Mount Vernon

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 9:30am

Photo via Liam Flynn/Baltimore Sun

Photo via Liam Flynn/Baltimore Sun

No, Arrested Development fans, you were not dreaming when you thought you saw George Bluth (or Jeffrey Tambor, the actor who plays him) buying a sandwich at Eddie’s in Mount Vernon yesterday afternoon. Read More →

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