News & Events

Graduation Brunch

Events

Hungry? Join us for brunch with our new INDS graduates!

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Capstone Presentations

Events

Come out and support your fellow INDS students as they give their final presentations about their success in INDS!

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Creating Food System Justice

News

In this class we will dig our minds and hands into issues and projects connected to our local food system to:

  • Create, and develop marketing and outlets for, a student microgreen enterprise.
  • Establish a community garden for refugee families.
  • Support a new farmers’ market in West Baltimore to improve healthy food access
    in that community.
  • Design and install an edible, perennial landscape at the UMBC Garden.
  • Develop UMBC and K12 partners for a “Climate Change Monitoring Garden.”
  • Collaborate with the Baltimore Orchard Project’s “Funky Fruit” initiative to recover
    and create a marketing campaign for locally grown irregular fruits and
    vegetables that are otherwise disposed as waste.

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The Anthropocene: Mitigation, Adaptation, Suffering

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This
interdisciplinary course will investigate the interwoven social, cultural,
scientific, and technological aspects of the Anthropocene, the geologic age
defined by the influence of humans on the planet. Students in the class can
expect to develop an understanding of how the Anthropocene is defined, to
examine scientific evidence for that definition, and to discuss the scientific
and social implications of that definition. The course will also consider
technological and social strategies for managing complexity in this new era.

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Way to go Todd Carter!

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Todd Carter, December 2009 graduate,Spatial Aspects of Emergency and Disaster
Response
, has been
working part time as a Rehab Technician at a local hospital, taking classes
part time at Montgomery College for his physical therapy assistants
certificate, and  is involved with his
local running club as a coach, race director, and race management staff.

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Interested in Astrobiology?

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This
course is a combination of physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, and
Earth (planetary) sciences. If you want to learn about the discovery of
planets orbiting other stars (“exoplanets”), the chemistry of space, the origin
and evolution of life on Earth, or habitable environments within our solar
system this course is for you!



There
are no pre-requisites for this course so hurry and register! If you have taken
physics, biology, or chemistry previously this course will be complementary.



Please
contact Dr. Stephen Freeland at


freeland@umbc.edu


410-455-2024

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Volunteers Needed for INDS Research Study

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INDS student Kelsey Donnellan is in search of research participants for her study on effective nutrition-based interventions for college students. Participants will be asked to complete two 3-day food journals and participate in an independent 4-week intervention. All participants will receive a Garden Guide and a recipe book for their time. Please contact Kelsey at 408-644-0473 or kdonn1@umbc.edu.

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Spring 2015 Class Registration

News

Spring 2015 advising and registration will be occurring soon! Before you
can register, you must be electronically
cleared by an advisor and receive
any advance permissions for particular classes, especially INDS classes.

Contact
your INDS advisor to arrange an appointment. Many advisors in INDS are
not meeting with students until AFTER the Spring 2015 schedule goes live
on Monday, October 27. Unsure who your advisor is? Email Ms. Sauter - csauter@umbc.edu.

You have a pre-determined time to register based on the number of credits you have
earned; it does not include the credits you are taking this semester: Spring 2015 Registration Appointments

The Winter
class schedule is online. Any student can register for winter session
without
advising clearance starting Monday, October 27. However, you are strongly
encouraged to
check
with your advisor about winter course ideas, especially if you want to take them
at another school. The
maximum number of credits you can take in Winter is 4.5 credits (1 academic course and a physical education course).


Your To-Do List:

- Make an appointment with your INDS advisor.
- Check to see when you can register online. Spring 2015 Registration Appointments
- Review the winter and spring schedules and prepare your list of course preferences with back-up options.  Winter and Spring schedules: http://my.umbc.edu/go/schedule
- Check your degree audit online. When making your course list, consider
your general graduation requirements and things you want to take for your
major.  


NOTE:
If you
have a second major, scholar program, or following a pre-health guideline, make
arrangements to see an advisor from that department. Pre-Health Students, see this link:
http://www.umbc.edu/advising/docs/AdvisingSummaryforPreProfessionalStudents.pdf



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Alumni House Looking for Student Help!

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UMBC's Alumni House is looking for several students to work as Phonathon Assistants! Easy pay, evening hours on campus, contacting alums of UMBC soliciting financial support. And as INDS majors, you would be directly calling INDS alums! You would share your enthusiasm for UMBC and INDS, and hearing about their experiences as a student! This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in public relations, communications and marketing.

Click here for more information and the online application!


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Open House Success!

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It was great seeing everyone come to chat with us about INDS! We hope to see everyone more and more during the semester.

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Yohka Tanaka returns from voyage on the Peace Boat

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INDS Fall 2013 alum Yohka Tanaka has returned from this round-the-world voyage on the Peace Boat. The Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.

Tanaka gained experience by interpreting for tour guides and guest educators. He says he is now able to hold workshops about issues such as hunger, food sovereignty, and charitable
giving.

We are very proud of Yohka's achievements and hope he maintains his journey towards success.

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Congratulations to Nicole Fiore!

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INDS student Nicole Fiore has awarded The Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Scholarship from The Women's Center. This foundation awards "non-traditional" returning women students for their hard work and ability to break down barriers for adults returning to school.

For more information about The Women's Center please click the link below.

Congratulations Nicole!

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