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January 2010 Archives

The Translator will be the 2010 campus book

The Translator by Daoud Hari has been selected for the New Student Book Experience at UMBC. This book describes Hari's years growing up in Sudan and chronicles his work as a translator for journalists and human rights workers. All incoming students will be expected to read The Translator and participate in campus discussions during Welcome Week in August. The book is available in the campus bookstore. For more information: http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/book/

Great Course for New Students

If Spring will be your first or second semester at UMBC, you are eligible to enroll in POLI 100 Y, American Government and Politics. This course teaches valuable information for any American and is the introductory course for any Political Science major or minor.

Today's Social Revolution

Freshmen and new transfer students, sign up for Aging 100Y to learn about this growing field, the related job opportunities, and they ways that aging is changing. Aging 100 Y - So You Say You Want a Revolution: How Boomers Are Revolutionizing Aging. Add this course through myUMBC.

Undergraduate Research Funding

Do you have an idea for independent research, scholarship, or creative work you would like to complete over the summer or through the next academic year? Apply for an Undergraduate Research Award of up to $1,500 to support your work. Learn how to write a strong proposal: Friday, January 29 from 3:00 to 3:50 p.m. in Administration Building Room 911. For more information mcglynn@umbc.edu .

Need Culture Credit?

Try GES 102Y: Human Geography. This four-credit course includes a weekly Honors University section for students in their first year at UMBC (freshmen and transfer students) http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/ihu/. Add via myUMBC.

Looking forward to Math 106 this semester?

Sign up for Math 106Y. The "Y" section includes one additional small-group section each week and earns you one additional credit - four credits instead of three. The Y meetings include study techniques and are designed to help create a strong foundation for future courses. http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/ihu/

Social Science Summer Research in China - Paid

Twelve undergraduates and a team of faculty mentors will research the impact of economic development and societal change on China’s already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River Loess Plateau. The program will be from June 21to August 1, 2010. Students will engage in the complete process of designing a research agenda and performing primary research in the social sciences at an international field site. Student participation is encouraged from all fields of the social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, geography, environmental studies, economics, political science, Asian studies, and history. Juniors and non-graduating seniors are particularly encouraged to apply.http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/research/opportunities/SocialScienceResearchinChina.htm

The Next Big Thing

Jobs are growing in policy and management of aging services. Learn about the opportunities in Aging 200Y Aging People, Policy, and Management. Students in their first year at UMBC, as freshmen or transfer students, should pick the Y section of this class. This course meets a Social Science General Education requirement.

New to UMBC? Try This

If this will be your first or second semester at UMBC, you are eligible to enroll in POLI 100 Y, American Government and Politics. This course teaches valuable information for any American and is the introductory course for any Political Science major or minor.