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Featured Faculty: Dr. James Crossland

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Dr. Crossland UMBC

   “I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to teach music in various contexts and styles and share my experiences with students.” – Dr. James Patrick Crossland Dr. James Patrick Crossland is a trombonist with a resume overflowing with accomplishments. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, […]

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Featured Course: Public Communication

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SPCH 100

  A 2016 Iowa State University study found that employers prefer recent college graduates who come equipped with strong oral communication skills – regardless of occupation. Employers ranked oral communication skills higher than visual and electronic communication skills. The reason is simple: people communicate more through speech. While speech reigns as the most common form of communication, it’s hard to […]

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Featured Faculty: Dr. S. Peter Resta

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Dr. S. Peter Resta UMBC

  “I think it is fair to say that I am quite enthusiastic about what I teach.” – Dr. S. Peter Resta, Ph.D. Dr. Resta has been sharing his enthusiasm with UMBC students for the past ten years as an adjunct assistant professor for the Department of Psychology. Along with his enthusiasm, Dr. Resta brings a fountain of knowledge, with advanced […]

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Featured Course: The Beatles: Career, Music, Culture, Innovation, Impact

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MUSC 336

  Aside from being chart toppers and the greatest pun in music, the Beatles are also one of music’s biggest influences. The “Fab Four” rocked the 1960s and early 70s with a constantly evolving sound. Using elements from classical, pop, rock, and Indian music, among others, the Beatles created a mix of both classic and eclectic hits that still resonate […]

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Featured Course: International Relations

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POLI 280 - International Relations

  How did a 38-second video improve diplomatic relations with countries that don’t share a formal alliance with each other? In September 2016, as an act of “public diplomacy” the United States military released a 38-second video meant to address the growing tensions in the Korean Peninsula and emphasize military cooperation between the U.S., Japan, and South Korea. At the […]

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