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Tag Archives: 2017

Featured Course: Studies in Visual Culture (Prehistory through the 1750s)

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  Nintendo looked to the prehistoric civilization of Jomon as inspiration for its newest game in The Legend of Zelda series: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Intricate flame-like patterns, one of Jomon’s signifying visual features, can be found all over the game on guardian robots, in dungeons, and on Link’s Sheikah Slate. Another relic from the Jomon era, […]

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Featured Faculty: Greg Ealick

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Greg Ealick

  “Workplaces are like other places; some conflict is inevitable. The person who can shape that conflict constructively tends to win it.” Over the course of his 25-year teaching career, the one thing that Philosophy Lecturer Greg Ealick has noticed about students is their ability to express and defend their personal thoughts – a skill Ealick believes will be incredibly […]

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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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Featured Faculty: Erin L. Berry

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  “I would describe my teaching style as organic, transparent, thoughtful, and engaging. I absolutely love teaching and I love learning. I look at the classroom as a space to cultivate knowledge and make social change.” – Erin L. Berry, PhD candidate for the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program at UMBC. Professor Erin Berry first brought her natural teaching methods […]

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Tuition Remission for Faculty & Staff

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Tuition Remission

  Tuition remission is available during Summer Session 2017 for eligible UMBC faculty and staff, as well as their spouses and dependents. As an additional benefit, mandatory fees associated with course registration (i.e., the summer session fee and auxiliary facilities fee) will be remitted for UMBC faculty/staff taking courses at UMBC. If you’ve always wanted to take a class for personal interest […]

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