Faye Gibbs has been named director of public relations at UMBC. With 20 years of experience developing strategic communications programs, Gibbs has served an extensive roster of public, private and non-profit sector clients.
UMBC's human resources office has established a new quarterly staff recognition award. The deadline to nominate the first recipient is April 9.
UMBC Theatre presents Female Transport by Steve Gooch, directed by Christopher Owens, from April 22 through May 7 at the UMBC Theatre.
The Center for the Humanities presents Gladys-Marie Fry, professor emerita of folklore and English at the University of Maryland, College Park, who will present the 2004 Daphne Harrison Lecture, entitled From the African Loom to the American Quilt. Professor Fry will speak at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.
The InterArts series presents Zanana, a collaborative duo featuring Kristin Norderval (voice) and Monique Buzzarté (trombone) in a program of improvised music blending acoustic sounds, electronics and live processing. Zanana will perform on April 30, 2004, at 8 p.m. in Fine Arts Studio 508, located in the Fine Arts Building.
On April 28th at 8:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, UMBC's Department of Music will present flutist Jane Rigler, who will perform a program of contemporary works.
The UMBC Department of Music's Faculty Recital Series presents the Federal City Brass Band under the direction of Jari Villanueva on Sunday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.The Federal City Brass Band, based in Baltimore, recreates the sound and appearance of a U.S. Army regimental brass band of the 1860s.
The UMBC Department of Music's Faculty Recital Series presents cellist Franklin Cox. His program will include J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat (BWV 1010), a new work by Erik Ulman, Willow by Stuart Saunders Smith, and a new work of his own.
UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents We Shall Overcome: Photographs from the American Civil Rights Era, on display from April 13 through June 6, 2004. During America's civil rights era, the fight for equal rights took many forms, including boycotts, sit-ins and marches. Photographers contributed to the movement by relaying the struggle to every corner of the nation. We Shall Overcome, comprised of 80 black and white photographs, explores the role of several prominent American photographers in documenting the era from 1954 to 1968.
As the tax deadline looms, UMBC information systems professor Stephen H. Holden says that the IRS' e-Filing program is a convenient, secure way for taxpayers to avoid common errors while getting their refunds faster. Holden is also the author of a new study for the IBM Center for the Business of Government that shows how other federal agencies can benefit from the IRS experience in developing e-signature solutions.
The Erickson Foundation has announced a $5 million commitment to support the formation of a new school to develop leaders in the burgeoning seniors housing and care business and related fields. The Erickson School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) will focus on courses and research in seniors housing and aging service. It will be named in honor of John Erickson, chairman and CEO of the Baltimore-based Erickson Retirement Communities, who initiated the gift to establish the school.