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Study Tips for Finals

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Finals Study Tips

  As the semester quickly comes to an end, there is one thing on every student’s mind – FINALS. It’s that special time of year when stress increases and sleep decreases. But it doesn’t have to be. Knowing how to study can make all the difference. Make a Plan & Prioritize   It is always important to have a plan. […]

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Featured Faculty: Dr. Robert Anderson

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Dr. Robert Anderson

  “My best teaching memories involve students writing or visiting after graduation, to talk about life, how their learning stuck, or changed their thinking in salubrious ways.” – Dr. Robert Anderson I began teaching in 1975 and have been at UMBC since 1987. I would describe my teaching style as collaborative, focusing on personal understanding, critical thinking, and real life application.  I […]

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Winter Housing – Can I Stay On Campus?

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UMBC Winter Housing - Can I Stay On Campus?

  A question we frequently receive is “Can I stay on campus during winter session?” The answer is…it depends. Students living in nine-month housing, such as Potomac Hall or the apartments, can certainly stay on campus in January. The same is true for students living on some floors in Harbor Hall. If you are not sure about the closure policy in your residential […]

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Featured Course: Abnormal Psychology

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PSYC 285

  Throughout history, mental illness has been conceptualized in a wide variety of ways, often strange or humorous in retrospect – divine retribution, demonic possession, witchcraft, astrological influences, and imbalanced humors.  Patients were feared, shunned, banished and subjected to bizarre, often abusive treatments which nonetheless stemmed from accepted conceptualizations of the time – like exorcism, cold baths, centrifugal devices, and […]

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