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Featured Course: Urban Anthropology

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ANTH 311

  Public art has become an essential feature to urban life. It has progressed from street art mislabeled as graffiti to a variety of sculptures, statues, and murals that convey the character of a neighborhood or city. Public art has recently become the focus of both city planners and nonprofit organizations because of its power to transform or preserve a […]

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The Lion Brothers Building & Discover Baltimore!

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Lion Brothers Building

  Get off campus (and earn credits!) this summer as you immerse yourself in Baltimore’s unique history, art, politics, and culture.   Lion Brothers Building The historic Lion Brothers Building is the home for UMBC’s new downtown classroom near the University of Maryand’s campus. Built in 1886, the 131 year-old factory building is one of Hollins Market’s oldest residents. After […]

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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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