News & Events

Kudos to our own Jill Wrigley!

News

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

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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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INDS Living-Learning Community

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Interdisciplinary Studies Living-Learning Community
The INDS LLC offers an opportunity for all students 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, which integrate diverse perspectives. While INDS majors will be given priority, we
welcome students engaged in all degrees who would
like to develop a broader context for their studies.

For more information contact Stephen Freeland at freeland@umbc.edu.

Incoming freshman have until May to register to be in the community. Students already on campus must register by the 27th.

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Congratulations to INDS Students for Fall 2014

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We are pleased to announce the INDS students who completed Fall 2014 with a high semester GPA! Students who earned at least a 3.5 for the fall have either Semester Academic Honors, earned a spot on the Dean's List, or achieved a 4.0 with their name on the President's List. All academic awards for the semester can be found on our website: inds.umbc.edu/about/academic-awards/

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Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors!

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Congratulations to our graduating seniors, Josh Massey, Melanie Keys, and Shannon Mulcahy!

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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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March Mock ISC Meeting

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Mock March ISC Meeting

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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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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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March ISC Meeting

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Monthly ISC (Interdisciplinary Studies Committee) Meeting

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Petrovich Lecture

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The Interdisciplinary Studies Council of Majors (CoM) will host Kay Chernush, Founder and Director of "Artworks for Freedom", as our guest lecturer for this year’s annual Petrovich lecture. 


Kay Chernush is the Executive Director of ArtWorks for Freedom, an
organization whose mission is to use the power of art in the fight
against modern slavery and human trafficking. She is a leading US
photographer with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial and fine
art image-making.  Based in the Washington, DC area, her assignments and
interests have taken her all over the world.

On March 3rd,
she brings to UMBC her art exhibit, an associated, 30 minute movie
about the project and a chance to welcome all into discussion.

Kay
is an award-winning photographer based in the Washington, DC area. Her
assignments and interests have taken her all over the world for U.S. and
international magazines, Fortune 500 corporations and both nonprofit
and governmental agencies. Her fine art work is included in the
permanent collections of the World Bank, the UN Office on Drugs and
Crime and the National Institutes of Health. Her images can be viewed at
www.kaychernush.com and www.artworksforfreedom.org

Kay has extensive experience photographing human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad, resulting in eight major exhibitions. Her images grow out of one-on-one sessions with survivors of human trafficking.

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Pickering Fellowship Application Available

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For all juniors and seniors (plus grad students!) interested in a career in the Foreign Service field with the U.S. Department of State, the Pickering Fellowship funds graduate study (up to $37,500 annually), provides internship opportunities, mentorship, and professional development. Apply now for the 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Foreign Affairs Fellowship!

Qualifications:
  • Highly motivated
  • Academically excellent (minimum GPA of 3.2)
  • For an undergraduate fellowship: junior year student
  • For a graduate fellowship: current college senior or college graduate entering a 2-year Master's program in 2015
  •  Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply

Graduate Fellowship
Application deadline: January 16, 2015
Undergraduate Fellowship
Application deadline: January 23, 2015

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Pickering Programs honor Career Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, one of the country's most respected Foreign Service Officers. The goal of the program is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which administers the Pickering Fellowships, identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation's most critical challenges.

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