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Courting Controversy
An Elemental Education An Elemental Education
- By Ann Griswold

Spend a semester inside UMBC’s pioneering Chemistry Discovery Center. Plus: A look at how Philip Rous, dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, is extending the active learning concept to other departments.

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Tapping into the Wire Tapping Into The Wire
- By Richard Byrne ’86

American Studies professor Kimberly Moffitt felt like a stranger when she moved to Baltimore. But her research on attitudes to the gritty HBO crime drama brought the city closer to home. Plus: Case files on three alumni who appeared in The Wire.

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Blair Grubb The Healing Hands of the Humanities
- By Blair. P. Grubb ’76, biological sciences,

In the midst of the current debates on the future of American health care, a much less discussed crisis has been brewing: the growing estrangement of physicians from the very people they seek to treat.

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