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BreakingGround Grants Available for 2015-2016

by Beverly Bickel and Sara Leidner
UMBC faculty, staff and students can apply for BreakingGround grants of up to $2,000 to support courses and projects that develop civic agency. Thanks to support from Provost Philip Rous, a total of $35,000 is available for 2015-2016…

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What Does it Mean to “Win”? Lessons from the Kinetic Sculpture Project

by Steven McAlpine
Earlier this summer, the UMBC Kinetic Sculpture Racing (KSR) team completed a challenging fifteen mile race through Baltimore with their entry, the Kraken Upcycle. In order to research, design, and build a kinetic sculpture, undergraduates who had typically grappled with problems in teams with other students in the same discipline or field had to consider insights from domains of expertise such as …

Imagining America Heart Balloon

Call for Participation in the Imagining America Conference (VIDEO)

In October, UMBC will host the 2015 national conference of Imagining America. Scholars, artists, designers, cultural workers and community activists will gather to advance the public and civic purposes of arts, humanities, and design. UMBC had been selected as the host six months before the nation turned its attention to Baltimore in April …


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