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July 3, 2012

DoIT News Moving to myUMBC Groups

As of today, the DoIT News will be published through the DoIT Group on myUMBC, which in turn feeds the new DoIT site at As such, we will no longer be maintaining this Movable Type blog. However, it will remain for archive purposes.

FYI to DoIT Group members:

How do I post a new blog in myUMBC groups?

If you have questions, please contact the Technology Support Center (TSC) located on the first floor of the library next to the RLC or call 410.455.3838.

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May 8, 2010

UMBC Celebrates International Day for Sharing Life Stories

Participate in International Day for Sharing Life Stories, a day celebrated around the world through the sharing of stories in gatherings and virtual environments. UMBC will present a showing of student-produced digital stories from the current semester. Stories from MCS, Linehan Scholars, English Language Center and MLL classes will be featured.

The event is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and the New Media Studio. It will take place in Fine Arts 221 on the UMBC campus on Friday, May 14 at 2pm. The public is invited.

For more information on International Day for Sharing Life Stories visit

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April 21, 2010

New Media Studio and CHE Collaborate on "Hampton: A Revolutionary Place"

UMBC's Center for History Education (CHE) and New Media Studio have collaborated with teachers from Baltimore County Public Schools to create a new online resource for Hampton National Historic Site. "Hampton: A Revolutionary Place" was created as part of CHE's Making American History Master Teachers in Baltimore County Program, funded with a grant to Baltimore County Public Schools from the United States Department of Education. The Hampton project is one of several "virtual fieldtrips" to come out of last summer's workshop in digital storytelling and oral history. During the program, the New Media Studio worked with BCPS teachers to create rich media resources combining digital storytelling, photography, videography and web design.

The National Park Service is featuring the project on the Hampton website.


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February 3, 2010

Stories from the 5th Annual UMBC Digital Storytelling Workshop

During January break the New Media Studio held its fifth annual digital storytelling workshop for UMBC faculty. Participants learned the technology and methodology of digital moviemaking, creating their own personal narratives while exploring applications in teaching and learning. Ten UMBC faculty members were joined by Archana Bhandari, Director of Instructional Technology at UMB School of Social Work for the three-day course. Workshop alumn Jason Loviglio, Director of the Media and Communication Studies program assisted in facilitating the writing component of the workshop. Other facilitators included Paul Iwancio, Bill Shewbridge and studio research assistants Satarupa Joardar, Chris Ferrera and Steve Yeager.

Enjoy stories from the group:

Jill Wardell Birthing Courage
Gergana Kostova My Knowledge Journey
Shawn Bediako The Mother Land
Ana Oskoz Unlike Any Other Place
Inez Quiroga Sundays in Mendoza
Karin Readel Away to Me
Terri Werner Learning & Adventure
Yasuko Walcott Lessons Learned
Mitze Mabe Ida
Archana Bhandari The MidSized Puppy

View more photos from the workshop.


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November 24, 2009

UMBC In the Loop: Sherman's March and America on the ResearchChannel

UMBC History professor Anne Sarah Rubin and Visual Arts professor Kelley Bell discuss their interdisciplinary project "Sherman's March and America: Mapping Memory" with Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer, Chair of the History department.

Premieres - Eastern:
December 2 @ 8:30am, 2:30pm, 8:30pm
December 3 @ 2:30am

You can now catch "UMBC In the Loop" every week on the ResearchChannel (channel 16 on campus cable). The series highlights research and creative activities of the campus community.

"In the Loop" airs Wednesdays at 8:30am, 2:30 pm, 8:30pm and Thursdays at 2:30am EST

You may also view the program on UMBCtube.

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November 11, 2009

Panasonic HVX200 P2 HD Camera Workshop

On December 9 the New Media Studio will hosted a presentation on the HVX200 camera by Panasonic rep Jim Jensen. Jim went over in depth the extensive customizable features on the camera and answered questions from a group of UMBC faculty and students.

You may view the presentation on UMBCTube

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Digital Storytelling Workshop for Faculty Jan. 20-22 2010

A three-day digital storytelling workshop for faculty will be held at UMBC on January 20, 21 and 22, 2010. Staff from the UMBC’s New Media Studio will conduct the workshop, during which participants will learn about the digital storytelling process while creating their own personal story.

Bringing together writing, photography and audio, the digital storytelling process facilitates the telling of personal and reflective stories in the form of digital movies. Through the process of producing their own digital stories over a three-day period, workshop participants gain insight into potential application of this approach in their own teaching. Here are samples from last summer’s workshop.

There are a limited number of seats available for faculty from other area institutions. The fee for non-UMBC faculty will be $500. If you are interested in reserving a seat please contact Bill Shewbridge at . Preference will be given to those who have not taken one of our workshops before, however alumni are welcome to join us if space is available.

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August 21, 2009

"UMBC In the Loop" now Weekly on the ResearchChannel

itl You can now catch "UMBC In the Loop" every week on the ResearchChannel (channel 16 on campus cable). The series highlights research and creative activities of the campus community.

"In the Loop" airs Wednesdays at 8:30am, 2:30 pm, 8:30pm and Thursdays at 2:30am EST

In September the ResearchChannel will air two new episodes:
September 2 - Preminda Jacob discusses her new book "Celluloid Deities" with Manil Suri
September 9 - John Rennie Short and Steve Braude talk about their recent publications.

You can also view these and past episodes anytime on UMBCTube.

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June 22, 2009

UMBC In the Loop: Dr. Manil Suri on the ResearchChannel


In the latest episode of "UMBC In the Loop" UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski interviews Dr. Manil Suri, professor of mathematics and best-selling novelist on his teaching, research and two novels, "The Death of Vishnu" and "The Age of Shiva."

Airdates - Eastern:
July 8 @ 4:00am, 10:00am, 4:00pm, 10:00pm

The seres is produced by UMBC's New Media Studio.

The ResearchChannel is a consortium of higher education institutions broadcasting nationally to 38 million satellite and cable television subscribers. It can be viewed on UMBC cable channel 16.

You may also view the program online on UMBCtube.

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May 26, 2009

"UMBC in the Loop: Dr. Carlo DiClemente" airs on the ResearchChannel


UMBC's new series profiling researchers, authors and artists continues this month with and interview with professor of psychology Dr. Carlo DiClemente. Mike Lurie, former Director of Media Relations at UMBC talks with Dr. DiClemente about two of his books: "Changing for Good" and "Addiction and Change."

The seres is produced by UMBC's New Media Studio.

The ResearchChannel is a consortium of higher education institutions broadcasting nationally to 38 million satellite and cable television subscribers. It can be viewed on UMBC cable channel 16.

Airdates - Eastern:
June 17 @ 7:30am, 1:30pm, 7:30pm
June 18 @ 1:30am

You can also view the program online at the ResearchChannel's Video Library or on UMBCtube.

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April 3, 2009

Paul Iwancio Named Employee of the Quarter

Paul Iwancio, Coordinator of Instructional Television with the New Media Studio has been selected as Exempt Staff Employee of the Quarter for April-June of 2009. During the last 30 years Paul has provided UMBC with instructional technology support, beginning as a student employee in the late 1970s. He joined the campus as a full-time employee in AV Services in 1986. Since joining the New Media Studio three years ago, Paul’s duties have expanded and diversified. While continuing to coordinate class lecture recording, duplication services, and video conference support, Paul has become a key member of the Studio’s video production team, developing into a talented media producer. 

One of the best examples of Paul’s exceptional work is his evolving role in the Studio’s digital story work .  In order to be more effective in these projects, Paul trianed with the Center for Digital Storytelling in workshop facilitation techniques. He has drawn on his own writing talents to help workshop participants develop exceptional digital stories.  As the Studio’s Charlestown Digital Story project has developed over the last two years, Paul’s role has grown significantly. He was lead facilitator and coordinator during the most recent workshop at Charlestown. Paul contributes greatly to the project’s ongoing success and shares much of the credit for our 2007 Telly award and 2008 New Media Consortium Center of Excellence Award.

All who know Paul are struck with his high energy and willingness to put every bit of himself into whatever he takes on. His attention to detail and commitment to doing good work is evident in all he does. As a supervisor, he expects and earns the best from his students while remaining a compassionate and inspiring leader. The Studio’s event-driven schedule frequently requires Paul to work long, irregular hours which he does without complaint, inspiring his students to do likewise. Always a team player, he never asks an employee to do something he wouldn’t do himself. In working with clients, Paul excels in forming lasting relationships, earning him a steady stream of return business from satisfied customers who value the personal touches he brings to the job.

Paul has also demonstrated his leadership abilities outside the UMBC community.  He is founder and past president of the Baltimore Songwriters Association. Paul is actively pursuing a Masters degree in Instructional Technology at Towson University, and is already applying what he has learned in his work at UMBC.

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March 11, 2009

"UMBC In the Loop: Orphans Preferred" premieres on the ResearchChannel

A new video series profiling UMBC researchers, authors and artists premieres this month on the ResearchChannel. In this first episode host Ed Beimfohr interviews Christopher Corbett, Author of "Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express." The series is produced by UMBC's New Media Studio.

The ResearchChannel is a consortium of higher education institutions broadcasting nationally to 38 million satellite and cable television subscribers. It can be viewed on UMBC cable channel 16.

Airdates - Eastern:
March 23 @ 3:30am, 9:30am, 3:30pm, 9:30pm
March 25 @ 7:00am, 1:00pm, 7:00pm
March 26 @ 1:00am

You can also view the program online at the ResearchChannel's Video Library or on UMBCtube.

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June 26, 2008

New Media Studio Wins 2008 Center of Excellence Award

UMBC's New Media Studio (NMS) has won a prestigious Centers of Excellence Award, presented annually by the New Media Consortium (NMC) during its summer conference.

Pictured L to R: Paul Iwancio, Bill Shewbridge and Aaron Weidele.
At a presentation on Friday, June 13, during the NMC summer conference held at Princeton University, Studio Manager Bill Shewbridge, Video Producer Paul Iwancio and Multimedia Designer Aaron Weidele received the NMC's Centers of Excellence award for the Studio's "leadership in capturing and disseminating digital stories across the institution," according to NMC CEO Larry Johnson.

Patterned after the MacArthur "Genius Grants," recipients of the NMC Centers of Excellence award are nominated and selected anonymously by one's peers. "This is the biggest award a center like ours could receive" says Shewbridge, who has led the Studio since its creation in 2002. "We are very honored."

In recent years, the Studio has partnered with the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley, California, to host digital storytelling workshops on campus, as a way to promote and support its use as a form of creative expression as well as a teaching and learning strategy. In fact, the week before receiving the award at Princetown, Shewbridge and his colleagues completed another digital storytelling workshop with CDS staff, and extended the usual three-day program to a five-day "train the trainer" agenda for participants from last year's workshop (click here for a brief video about the workshop process).

In addition, two UMBC instructors (Jason Loviglio and Beverly Bickel) joined Shewbridge in a separate conference presentation on how they used digital storytelling techniques to incorporate visual assignments in their Spring 2008 courses.

In addition to Iwancio and Weidele, other UMBC conference participants who attended the Centers of Excellence award ceremony gathered for a group photo and included (L to R): Adriana Val and Ed Beimfohr (back row); Heather Linville, Polina Vinogradova and Jack Suess (middle row); and Beverly Bickel and Jason Loviglio.
The Studio's 2008 Centers of Excellence award follows a 2007 Telly Award for the Charlestown Digital Stories project, in which Studio staff and UMBC students have helped create more than 30 digital stories from personal photos, memories and scripts developed by Charlestown residents.

This year, UMBC joined the Rochester Institute of Technology as 2008 recipients. Past recipients have included Case Western Reserve, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, UT Austin and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

For more information about digital storytelling at UMBC, visit In addition, an email listserve has been created for announcements, tips and FYIs.

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September 17, 2007

Charlestown Digital Stories Wins Telly Award

tellyA pioneering and unique Digital Storytelling Project organized by UMBC's New Media Studio and funded by Retirement Living TV (RLTV) has won a Bronze Telly Award. The prestigious Telly Award cites the Digital Storytelling Project as being among the world's best in local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as among the finest in video and film production. This year's Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

The Digital Storytelling Project combines the efforts of RLTV, UMBC and Charlestown Retirement Community. It partners a UMBC undergraduate student (hands-on with the media technology) with a Charlestown resident (autobiographical story and narrative) to produce 2-3 minute video stories. Drawn from the life experiences of the residents, the stories combine narration, animation and photography. The award-winning digital stories can be viewed at:

The Digital Storytelling Project is the nation's first three-way partnership between a media company, a university and a retirement community. UMBC students team with Charlestown residents to create a series of 17 digital stories and music in short movies to be shared with others. Charlestown residents work closely with student partners, acting as author and creative director of their individual story. Each student brings their own style and talents to the project, helping to create some unique examples of intergenerational storytelling. The project is organized and supervised by UMBC's New Media Studio.


Student award winners Jorge Rios, An Nguyen-Gia, Samantha Duvall, Andrew Chang, Joanna Lit, and Cathryna Brown received their statues at a ceremony held on September 12 at Charlestown. Andrea Olivier, not pictured. also received a statue.

"We are honored that the television industry has recognized the hard work that went into producing these fascinating digital stories," said Brad Knight, president of RLTV. "The digital stories are reality TV at its finest. They provide a rich, intergenerational experience for Charlestown residents and UMBC students."Winning an award like the Telly is significant in that it acknowledges that stories drawn from the life experiences of retirees with a wider audience," said Knight. "It is also gratifying that the award recognizes the entire collection of work from the Charlestown project. It is very much a group process and every story enriched the experience."


Andrea Olivier with RL-TV president Brad Knight

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September 7, 2007

UMBC Joins the ResearchChannel

rcUMBC has joined the ResearchChannel, a consortium of universities and research organizations that connects a global audience with developments, insights and discoveries that affect our lives and futures. UMBC’s participation in the ResearchChannel offers unique opportunities to reach national and international audiences with campus-produced content including lectures, interviews, news releases, panel discussions, special events coverage, conferences and documentaries. ResearchChannel reaches millions of viewers via EchoStar’s Dish 500 Network and cable systems nationally. It is also available worldwide via 24X7 webcast and searchable on-demand video library.

In addition to providing an outlet for campus programming, UMBC’s involvement in the ResearchChannel will provide an opportunity to explore technological advances in content delivery on campus and beyond. ResearchChannel is extensively involved in the experimentation with new technologies to facilitate greater distribution of research information worldwide and is recognized as a leader in the convergence of television and the internet. ResearchChannel actively tests and demonstrates the transmission of, and interaction with, the highest quality video using high-definition television streams and network technologies.

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August 13, 2007

UMBC Faculty Explore Digital Storytelling in Summer Workshop

workshopThis summer, nine UMBC faculty members participated in a three-day digital storytelling workshop at UMBC. For the second time in two years, OIT and the New Media Studio brought experts from the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkely to campus, giving faculty members an opportunity to learn the basics of creating digital stories while exploring possibilities for integrating new media into their teaching.


workshopJoe Lambert and Stephany Sesse led the group through the writing and production process as each participant created a digital movie relating a short personal story. Faculty members included: Beverly Bickel, ELC; Steve Bradley, Visual Arts; Jason Loviglio, Media & Communication Studies; Nicole King, American Studies; Doug Hamby, Dance; Pat Scully, Education; Jody Shipka, English; Joan Shin, LLC; and Joby Taylor, Shriver Center. The workshop was conducted in the International Media Center with assistance from New Media's Bill Shewbridge. Several of the stories produced in the workshop can be viewed here:

Steve Bradley Rubbernecking
Jason Loviglio The Fire
Joby Taylor This I Believe: Mystery with a Capital "M"
Jody Shipka Gonna Make You Sweat: Composing a History of 'this' Space (Windows Media)
Nicole King Going Down South
Pat Scully Our Family is Born!


For more information visit Digital Storytelling @ UMBC.

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April 16, 2007

UMBC on iTunes U

itunesUUMBC on iTunes U is now available at UMBC on iTunes U provides access to UMBC-related digital video and audio content through Apple's iTunes Store, a popular online music, video and podcast service.

Initially, UMBC is offering public content through the service, including special events, video features and lectures. Select course lectures are also available with the permission of instructors.

In the coming months, we are planning to integrate iTunes U with UMBC's user authentication system, allowing course-restricted access to content through UMBC's Blackboard course site. Instructors who are interested in making course lectures and materials available through UMBC on iTunes U, either in a public or a restricted way, should email us at

Once authentication is in place, we also plan to open the site up to campus organizations as a way of distributing media content. If your group or department is interested in participating, please email

On March 15, Aaron Davis, Senior System Engineer with Apple gave a presentation on what UMBC can expect with iTunes U. You can view the presentation here.

You can also find more information on what iTunes U has to offer on Apple's support site.

UMBC on iTunes U is sponsored by the Office of Information Technology and the New Media Studio. For more information email us at

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February 5, 2007

More Digital Stories from Charlestown

During the fall semester and winter break, students from the New Media Studio returned to the Charlestown Retirement Community for another round digital storytelling. Following the success of last summer's project, Retirement Living TV agreed to extend the workshop which they hope will form the basis of an ongoing program of viewer-submitted content for the network. This time cameras from RL-TV and the New Media Studio followed the students and residents as they collaborated in the creation of eleven new stories. The documentary footage and stories will be a part of an upcoming series on the project to be aired on RL-TV. You can view a short feature about the project here.

Candles for the Wake Jesse Poole and Joanna Lit
Christmas in England Mary Hein and Andrew Chang
Crystal 3 Jim Poole and Bill Shewbridge
Families are Forever Barbara Walker and Jorge Rios
Ivan and Goo Goo Barbara Kurz and Andrea Olivier
Little Dog Miles Jerri Mullinex, Andrea Olivier and Cathryna Brown
Magic Dust Charlotte Valentine and Andrew Chang
My Father's Letter Barbara Walker and Samantha Duvall
Nun for a Day Marie Brinsfield and An Nguyen-Gia
Rude Polite Barbara Kurz and Cathryna Brown
You're Never Too Old Mary Zotain and Paul Iwancio

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December 1, 2006

"Lifecycle of a Hurricane" Netcast links UMBC and NASA with Pennsylvania Science Teachers

On Monday, 11/20, the Imaging Research Canter in collaboration with David Stroud of GEST and the OIT New Media Studio, conducted an Internet2 Netcast featuring Dr. Jeffrey Halverson of JCET on the "Lifecycle of a Hurricane."

This interactive presentation linked the IRC and the University of Pennsylvania over Internet2. An audience of science teachers (grades 6-8) interacted with Dr. Halverson as he delivered a dynamic presentation on the development and evolution of hurricanes. This was followed by John Leck of NASA who discussed how teachers can use NASA science data such as this in the classroom.

The Netcast was part of a grant that the Franklin Institute has with the NSF on using Internet2 and research data for professional development of K-12 STEM education. The presentation is a great example of STEM outreach and portends some additional exciting opportunities for both teacher professional development and student engagement in STEM.

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October 23, 2006

Heritage of Excellence: 40 Years of Community at UMBC

Founders, faculty, staff and students reflect on the occasion of UMBC's 40th anniversary. In addition to new material, this documentary, produced by the Martha Ross Center for Oral History and the New Media Studio, features interviews, photographs and film from the campus archives.

You can view the film online here.

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October 10, 2006

"Tune to the Arts" at UMBC

Beginning on September 19th and continuing through October 31st, visitors and students on the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s (UMBC) campus will be able to explore its creative past by taking a walking tour, using a small handheld FM receiver to hear a compilation of unique archived recordings.

UMBC’s New Media Studio and the IRC Fellows program, in collaboration with Baltimore artist collective, URBANtells, will install “Tune to the Arts,” a live microRadio broadcast of recorded soundscapes. Placed throughout the UMBC campus, FM transmitters will broadcast sound excerpts that include aural expressions derived from various arts archives such as dance, music, theatre, literature, and visual arts, and from individuals in the UMBC community. Each transmission site has been carefully selected based on the meditative quality of its surroundings. At a central location, listeners will check out an FM receiver that has been tuned to 99.7; they will also be provided with a map to guide them as they orient themselves on the UMBC campus. As participants encounter a broadcast, they are then invited to write their reactions in chalk on the nearby sidewalk and/or on provided cards before returning to the checkout point where their comments will become part of the project’s archives.

A podcast of Tune is also available:
Open Podcast in iTunes

For more information on “Tune to the Arts,” visit

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September 18, 2006

Digital Stories from Charlestown

This summer UMBC students teamed with residents of Charlestown Retirement Community to create a series of digital stories. Drawn from the life experiences of the residents, the stories combined narration, animation, photos and music in short movies to be shared with others. Residents worked closely with student partners, acting as author and creative director of their individual story. Each student brought their own style and talents to the project, helping to create some unique examples of intergenerational storytelling.

The project was organized by the New Media Studio with funding from Retirement Living TV. You may view the videos below (requires Quicktime 7).

A Traveler at Heart Barbara Walker and An Nguyen-Gia
Mary's Waltz Jean Singleton and Jorge Rios
My Two Grandsons Mary Hein and Paul Iwancio
Barn Story Joan McMann and Cathryna Brown
The Music Box Marie Brinsfield and Samantha Duvall
Call Me Patsy Tommy Koch and Andrea Olivier

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September 11, 2006

"Reflections from the Heart" Podcast and Pachyderm Presentation

" conjunction with the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, the New Media Studio has developed two multimedia presentations to accompany “Reflections from the Heart: Photographs by David Seymour."   In an audio/visual podcast, curator Tom Beck narrates a personal tour of exhibit highlights.   The podcast may be conveniently accessed through Apple iTunes or directly at For more information on UMBC podcasts click here.

The second presentation is a multimedia tour featuring commentary by Tom Beck plus ten images from the exhibit. Viewers may explore the photos in detail using a zoom fuction. The presentation is a Flash module produced using a new authoring tool called Pachyderm ( As part of our participation in the New Media Consortium, the New Media Studio has been involved in  beta-testing Pachyderm over the past year.  Originally developed by San Francisco MOMA for creating kiosk presentations, Pachyderm is currently under development as a web-based Flash authoring tool. The program allows instructors can quickly create presentations through a forms-based web interface. For more information, contact Bill Shewbridge ( in the Studio.

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September 6, 2006

New Media Studio Creates 40th Anniversary Timeline

As part of UMBC’s 40th anniversary celebration, the New Media Studio along with the Office of Institutional Advancement have produced an interactive timeline highlighting the evolution of UMBC. Authored in Macromedia Flash, the timeline pulls together narrative text, photos and video into a presentation that covers the history of our campus. The project was authored by JoAnne Peroutka, Aaron Weidele, Eleanor Lewis and Bill Shewbridge.

You can view the timeline here.

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July 6, 2006

Collier Jones to Speak at UK Portal Conference

Collier Jones, OIT's Portal Architect, has been invited to speak at "Portals and Portlets 2006" which runs from July 17-19 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

He will give a half-day talk on customizing the uPortal user experience, and he'll preview the new features and functionality he is helping to develop for the next version of uPortal (uPortal 3) coming out later this year. The conference is sponsored by the National e-Science Centre (NeSC).

In June, Collier presented several sessions at the JA-SIG 2006 Summer Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. His presentations included:

- Content Management and User Interface Customization in uPortal
A look at managing content and customizing the uportal interface.

-One Tab, Two Tabs, Red Tabs, Blue Tabs
An overview of design strategies and the process for the new myUMBC

-uPortal 3 User Experience Requirements
A group discussion on the features and functionality needed in the next version of uPortal

-Ask the Experts Panel
Fielded questions from the audience on various uportal-related topics.

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June 12, 2006

Brendan Howell Chosen for Google's "Summer of Code"

howellStudio research assistant Brendan Howell will be spending his break participating in Google's "Summer of Code" Google describes SOC as "a program that offers student developers stipends to create new open source programs or to help currently established projects. Google will be working with a variety of open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several hundred projects over a three-month period."

According to Brendan "I applied and was accepted to work on the Gnome project which produces a free software desktop system for Linux. Specifically, I have been charged with updating and rewriting the Graphical Pipeline Editor application for GStreamer. GStreamer is a multi-media framework, much like Quicktime or Windows-Media, that runs on a variety of platforms including Linux, OSX and Windows."

You can follow Brendan's progress this summer on his development blog at

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June 5, 2006

D.C. Public Safety and New Media Studio in Washington Post

D.C. Public Safety, a public affairs program produced by the New Media Studio in conjunction with the District of Columbia's Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, was featured in the Washington Post on June 5, 2006.

You can watch the show online at our streaming media site.

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May 29, 2006

UMBC TV Magazine: International Edition

The latest episodes of UMBC TV Magazine are now available for viewing online. This spring students from MLL 495/695 Intercultural Video Production produced four programs focusing on the international student experience at UMBC. You'll find stories on special events, resources for getting involved and digital stories. You will also find links to past episodes of UMBC TV Magazine. Enjoy!

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May 12, 2006

UMBC Video Classics Now Online

In honor of UMBC's 40th anniversary, the New Media Studio has added select film and video features from our archives to the Streaming Media @ UMBC website. The new UMBC Video Classics collection features early student works from the Screen Arts department (forerunner of the Department of Visual Arts). In addition you will find early studio productions, including “The UMBC Basketball Show”, promotional and recruiting videos and rare performances from the Theatre and Music departments.

You will find a link to the Classics collection on the Streaming Media @ UMBC website, or visit it directly at:

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January 30, 2006

OIT and New Media Host Digital Storytelling Workshop

During January, ten faculty members attended an intensive workshop in digital storytelling at UMBC, sponsored by OIT, New Media Teaching and Learning and the New Media Studio. The workshop brought to campus Joe Lambert, co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley and a leading figure in the digital storytelling movement.   He was joined by Daniel Weinshenker of CDS's Denver office in guiding the participants in the creation of their own individual digital story.

Bringing together writing, photography and audio, the digital storytelling process facilitates the telling of personal and reflective stories in the form of digital movies. Through the process of producing their own digital stories over a three-day period, workshop participants gained insight into potential application of this approach in their own teaching.

UMBC faculty attending included Jason Loviglio, Greg Williams, Judith Schneider, Edward Larkey and Anna Rubin. In addition, instructors from other area schools including Goucher, Bowie State and the University of Maryland School of Nursing attended the workshop.

Following the workshop, Lambert met with members of the campus community to discuss how digital storytelling relates to teaching in a variety of disciplines, and how new ideas of digital literacy are embodied in the technique.   Lambert told the group "The mix of photography, our voice, a piece of writing, music is extraordinarily powerful.   We all dream, and we dream in Technicolor, not in text.   So the idea that this form allows us to get a little bit closer to writing in the form of our own dreams is why the work continues to grow."

Joe Lambert's full presentation can be viewed in New Media's TLT brownbag archive.

More information on the workshop and digital storytelling is available from the Center for Digital Storytelling's site.




Digital Stories from The Workshop

requires QuickTime 7


East Marries West Edward Larkey
Our Trip to Peru Anna Rubin
My Mother's 90th Year Judith Schneider
ID and Me Greg Williams
Through My Grandfather's Eyes Bill Shewbridge
untitled Amy Peterson
Inconsequential Monuments Laura Burns
A Mother's Love Carol O'Neil


RSS feed for UMBC Digital Stories

Streaming Media @ UMBC

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December 7, 2005

UMBC VODcast Now Available

Now you can view UMBC lectures, feature stories and special events on your desktop and on portable devices, such as the new video iPod. We are currently offering selected video features though a video podcast (VODcast). For more information on podcasting and RSS feeds, click here.

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October 20, 2005

New Media Studio releases "Art in Community" video

On April 29, 2005 "Written in Stone, Danced on the Body" was performed at Charlestown Retirement Community in Baltimore. The event brought together performers from UMBC, Charlestown and the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. The New Media Studio followed the production thoughout the spring, recording rehearsals, class sessions and interviews with participants.

The video feature can be viewed online here or on the Studio's video podcast at

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