Seth Davis and Cory McJimson shook off the cold as they entered the RAC Arena on a gray, chilly November afternoon in 2002. The duo had arrived from Californiaand were taking their an official visit to UMBC to see if they wanted to consider continuing their academic and athletic careers 3,000 miles from home.A tough sell, right? Obviously not, because both student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent just a couple of weeks later, and have performed admirably for the Retrievers in the first half of their initial seasons in Baltimore.
UMBC's Department of Dance presents the Phoenix Dance Company, known for its radical dance collaborations with UMBC videographers, mechanical engineers, computer programmers and visual artists, in concert February 11 through 14.
As the Maryland legislative session begins, public universities face a year of flat State funding, raising important questions about the quality and cost of public higher education.
On March 3rd, the UMBC Department of Visual Arts and the InterArts series present a lecture by visual artist Nina Katchadourian. The lecture will be presented at 8 pm in Fine Arts Building 306. Admission is free.
On March 4, the Department of Music's Contemporary Concerts Series presents composer Christian Wolff, who will perform some of his own work for solo piano in celebration of his 70th birthday, including For Prepared Piano (1951) and selections from two new works, Keyboard Miscellany and Incidental Music. The concert will be held at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.
The Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) video, "You Can Be Anything," was awarded the prestigious Gold World Medal in the category of Best Original Music/Lyrics and a World Silver Medal for Motivation by the New York Festivals.
After dominating the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) and Northeast Conference (NEC) for the past several years, the UMBC men's and women's swimming and diving teams prepare to extend that dominance into the America East Conference.
UMBC's Department of Music has been awarded Third Prize in the distinguished Adventurous Programming Awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). The award recognizes UMBC's national contribution as a presenter of contemporary music written since 1980.
From March 9 through 14, the UMBC Department of Theatre presents The Bald Soprano by Eugéne Ionesco, directed by Colette Searls.