News & Events

INDS Capstone Presentations

Events

INDS students have worked hard and now it's time to watch them shine as they present all they've done. Come support!

Presenters:
Monday:
1:30   Michael Zurkowski
1:50   Suraj Vyas
2:10   Jillian Goles
2:50   Elizabeth Lynott
3:10   Joseph Kennedy
3:30   Shyam Patel

Tuesday: 
12:10   Rachel Kelly
12:30   Vivian Chioma
12;50   Mary Hester
1:30     Lillian Speaks
1:50     Randy Kimery
2:50     Joyce Ohiri
3:30     Samantha Hawkins

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Graduate Commencement

Events

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! Come to the RAC to see these students shine!





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INDS Capstone Presentations

Events

INDS students have worked hard and now it's time to watch them shine as they present all they've done. Come support!

Presenters:
Monday:
1:30   Michael Zurkowski
1:50   Suraj Vyas
2:10   Jillian Goles
2:50   Elizabeth Lynott
3:10   Joseph Kennedy
3:30   Shyam Patel

Tuesday: 
12:10   Rachel Kelly
12:30   Vivian Chioma
12;50   Mary Hester
1:30     Lillian Speaks
1:50     Randy Kimery
2:50     Joyce Ohiri
3:30     Samantha Hawkins

Image found here.

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INDS at URCAD

Events

  Poster Presentations, University Ballroom

12:00 - 2:00 Vivian C. Chioma
"Fear Be Gone: Endocannabinoids Modulate Subsecond Dopamine Release during the Extinction of the Fear Memories"


12:00 - 2:00 Mary B. Hester
"Arts Advocacy: How to Inspire Policy Change by Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Arts Education"


12:00 - 2:00 Michelle Seu
"Investigation of Dimerization Mechanisms in the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus 5' - Untranslated Region"


2:00 - 4:00 Michael Zurkowski
"Student Learning Outcome: Communicating Engineering Design"


Oral Presentations

1:45 Samantha Hawkins
"Baltimore Voices: Creating a Comprehensive Sense of Place and Identity"
Location: UC 312


2:45 Joyce Ohiri
"Characterizing the AC1-Exemestane Resistant Cell Line in Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer"
Location: UC 310

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Undergraduate Commencement

Events

Congratulations to the graduating class of Spring 2014!


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INDS Graduation Breakfast

Events

We would like to invite all new INDS graduates to sit down and eat breakfast with us to congratulate them on their new achievement.


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INDS 232: Interdisciplinary Intro. to Food System Studies

News

This course explores fundamental concepts within food systems studies, focusing on the intersection of agriculture, the food industry, human health, environmental sustainability and social justice. Core topics include how our food system supports or diminishes ecological well-being, biological diversity, human health, equity and social justice, and animal welfare. The course analyzes the key stakeholders in the food system and emerging efforts to transform it.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:15pm


For more information contact :

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INDS at URCAD

News

UMBC's Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) Wednesday,
April 23, 2014


   Poster Presentations, University Ballroom

12:00 - 2:00 Vivian C. Chioma

"Fear Be Gone: Endocannabinoids Modulate Subsecond Dopamine Release during the Extinction of the Fear Memories"


12:00 - 2:00 Mary B. Hester
"Arts Advocacy: How to Inspire Policy Change by Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Arts Education"


12:00 - 2:00 Michelle Seu
"Investigation of Dimerization Mechanisms in the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus 5' - Untranslated Region"


2:00 - 4:00 Michael Zurkowski
"Student Learning Outcome: Communicating Engineering Design"


Oral Presentations

1:45 Samantha Hawkins
"Baltimore Voices: Creating a Comprehensive Sense of Place and Identity"
Location: UC 312


2:45 Joyce Ohiri
"Characterizing the AC1-Exemestane Resistant Cell Line in Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer"
Location: UC 310

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INDS 430: Science and Spirituality

News

This seminar course will combine
readings, written assignments and class discussions in order to help students
explore the interface between science and spiritual beliefs. Classes
will consider examples and insights from multiple disciplines, including
biology, psychology, mathematics, philosophy, music, art, history and more.
This course will not debate religion versus science; instead it will explore a
variety of different relationships that other minds have advocated over the
years.  In particular, the course will NOT seek to introduce any one
particular view as correct: instead, students will be encouraged to develop a
scholarly context for their own, personal view of the relationship between
these two ways of experiencing our place within reality.






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

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Congrats to INDS Student Yoo-Jin Kang!

News

INDS Student Yoo-Jin Kang has been accepted into the 2014 class of Karel fellows! It is onbehalf of the Karel Fellowship Advisory Committee and the Nonprofit Roundtable.

Among Karel’s strong beliefs is that racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the public interest communications field and that foundations and public interest organizations need to be proactive in recruiting and nurturing broader participation and leadership in public interest communications and advocacy.

Congratulations Yoo-Jin!!

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Congratulations to INDS Senior Jillian Goles!

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Jillian Goles has accepted admittance into Shenandoah University's Physicians Assistant graduate program beginning July 7th, 2014.

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Award winning movie at UMBC!

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UMBC presents a film screening, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker, Kalyanee Mam

Monday, March 31st at 7pm 
Sherman Hall, Rm 003 

This event is co-sponsored by: 
Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems (GES) 
Interdisciplinary Studies Program (INDS); Asian Studies Program (ASIA) 
Global Studies Program 

For movie trailer, follow the link.

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Congratulations to INDS Senior Suraj Vyas!

News

Suraj Vyas, Water Resource Management and policy, was accepted into law
school at University of Baltimore for Fall 2014! Congratulations, Suraj!

Suraj
began his first few years at UMBC as a Mechanical Engineering major. He
finally came to INDS with his passion for working in the environmental
field. He spent last summer in India working at a law firm that works
toward resolving disputes in contract law. His goal is to have a career
in environmentally conscious arbitration law. At the conclusion of his
internship, his supervisor said that the Chief Justice of India
personally met with him and congratulated him on his work!

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INDS Living-Learning Community

News

Interdisciplinary Studies Living-Learning Community
The
Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) Program announces the launch of its LLC beginning Fall 2014. 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.

If interested please take our survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TQCNX79


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ENTR Speaker: Melinda Wittstock Founder & CEO, Verifeed

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A venture capitalist once told Melinda she "didn't fit the pattern". She doesn't. She's not an engineer. She doesn't spend any time in her garage, and ramen? Too many carbs. Women have a hard time raising the capital they need to launch high-growth technology businesses and Melinda is going to talk about how women can reinvent the rules - sharing her most valuable lessons (most of them from failing). Success is all about being resilient, agile
and non-stop learning. She'll tell you what not to do - as much as what to do!

Melinda is a serial social media and 'Big Data' entrepreneur, acknowledged thought-leader in leveraging social data for actionable insights, and awardwinning content creator. With 20 years experience across many of the world’s top media brands (BBC, London Times, ABC News, CNBC, MSNBC) and having launched her own successful businesses, Melinda brings deep cross-disciplinary expertise, proven agile iteration strategies for measurable innovation in product, social engagement and win-win business development for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Melinda Wittstock, Founder and CEO of Verifeed, will be speaking on Wed Apr 30, noon-1 in UC 310.

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INDS Senior Samantha Hawkins is Researcher of the Week!

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We are pleased to announce that graduating senior Samantha Hawkins is the UMBC Researcher of the Week! Samantha is a double major with Anthropology, and her INDS degree is titled "Visual Research Methodology". She received a monetary award to conduct her research, Undergraduate Research Award, where she was able to conduct interviews for her capstone project. Not only is she in the midst of completing her capstone and applying to graduate school, Samantha was crowned Miss Baltimore in January!

Read Samantha's full profile here.

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