News & Events

Join Just Food UMBC for a screening of Food Chains!

Events

Join Just Food UMBC for a screening of Food Chains, a documentary about the human cost of our current agriculture system. It is framed in Florida, where it addresses the major negative impact we are leaving on our environment.

We will have two speakers from the Farm Worker Justice, Ken Brown and Sergio España, talking to us about the documentary.

This is a great way for us to collaborate to address larger issues in our community. Food provided by Chipotle, please bring your student ID. 

This event is co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Studies CoM, Health Administration and Policy Program, Geography and Environment System, American Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, and The Garden.

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Eric Brown & Kenneth Baron are attending a UMass conference!

News

7thNational Conference on Individualized Major Programs

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA
March 5-6, 2015

The University of Massachusetts is honored to host the 2015 National Conference for Individualized Major Programs (IMPs).  Panels may be organized and
proposed by faculty, staff, students, or alumni.

The
following topics have been suggested:

(1) developing a student community in a diverse major;
(2) maintaining relationships with alumni communities;
(3) academic “cores,” structures, and requirements;
(4) supporting both vocational and liberal arts majors;

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Did you see us at Recyclemania?

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A kinetic sculpture project narrative and recent photos
were combined on a poster board by KSR artist Mai Teague to be
displayed for Art Week and RecycleMania's Sustainable Art Showcase.

Did you happen to see the Kraken outside as well?

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Congratulations to Marina Mizell and Zoe Wang!

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From the first ISC meeting of the Spring semester, heartfelt congratulations for two newly approved degree plans: Marina Mizell ("Pediatric Psychological and Neurological Development") and Hao ('Zoe') Wang ("Biomedical Illustration")

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Interested in living in the INDS Living-Learning Community?

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The Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) Living-Learning Community (LLC) offers an opportunity for students engaged in interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees to strengthen and enrich their undergraduate experience by connecting with each other and engaging in projects and community building activities inside and outside the classroom.

What to expect from the Interdisciplinary Studies LLC:
  • A strong sense of community and connection to the INDS Program and UMBC
  • Engagement in research, academic, service, and pre-professional opportunities
  • Advising and support from INDS Faculty
  • Development of interest/course teams
  • Course connections: Various- at the discretion of students and INDS program

Students involved in LLCs at UMBC self-reported:
  • Being more satisfied with their overall academic experience
  • Being more engaged and involved on campus
  • Having more interactions with UMBC faculty and staff members
  • Having greater understanding of diversity and multiculturalism

If interested, please contact:
Stephen Freeland at freeland@umbc.edu or (410)-455-2024

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Kudos to our own Jill Wrigley!

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She hasreceived a $5,000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Curriculum Grant
from the Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship to incorporate entrepreneurial
thinking and skills into her project-based learning INDS 430 seminar
"Creating Food System Justice". 

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Congratulations Kelsey!

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Kelsey Donnellan has been accepted
into the MPH Maternal and Child Health program at George Washington
University's Milken Institute of Public Health. She is also leading the Real
Food UMBC campaign managing a team of students as they research and advocate
for reforming dining services procurement practices to achieve improved food
chain values around sustainability, health and social issues.

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Congrats Yoo-Jin!

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INDS senior Yoo-Jin Kang has been accepted into the Public Health Program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health!

Congratulations!

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Congratulations Joseph Schwartz!

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In May 2011, with his INDS degree in "Social Sustainability", Joseph promoted and secured permission to install the first hydration station on campus. Joseph is currently working on sustainability projects at American University and is also an entrepreneur hoping to promote his craft beer, designed and produced sustainably.

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Congratulations to Our KSR on their Prototype!

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The Kinetic Sculpture Race team drove a protoype of their kinetic sculpture all over campus to Recyclemania. Good work and keep it up guys!

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Capstone Presentations

Events

The Capstone is one of the core components of INDS. It is akin to a senior thesis, however it takes into account the interdisciplinary and integrative approach that may be taken by the variety of different concentrations that our students choose to focus on.

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Congratulations Lillian Speaks!

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INDS graduate Lillian Speaks has been accepted into the Maryland Carey Law Program at the University of Maryland!

We are very proud and good luck with your future endeavors! 

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May Mock ISC Meeting

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Mock May ISC Meeting

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April Mock ISC Meeting

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Mock April ISC Meeting

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INDS Graduate Breakfast

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INDS will be hosting a Graduate Breakfast after Graduate Commencement. Come join us in celebrating the new graduates!

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Capstone Presentations

Events

The Capstone is one of the core components of INDS. It is akin to a senior thesis, however it takes into account the interdisciplinary and integrative approach that may be taken by the variety of different concentrations that our students choose to focus on.

Posted 3 months ago. Read more on myUMBC »


URCAD

Events

The Nineteenth Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)


Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day features research, scholarship, and
creative work carried out by UMBC undergraduates. Student work is shared
through oral presentations, posters, artistic exhibits and performances, and
film.


This campus celebration of achievement affirms UMBC's commitment to the twin goals
of research and a distinctive undergraduate experience.


All current undergraduates who have conducted research, scholarship or creative
work in the last year may apply to present their results at URCAD. Mentors,
fellow students, friends, family members, high school teachers and students, graduate
school recruiters, and the general public are invited to attend.

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May ISC Meeting

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Monthly ISC (Interdisciplinary Studies Committee) Meeting

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April ISC Meeting

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Monthly ISC (Interdisciplinary Studies Committee) Meeting

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