Featured Course: Urban Anthropology

  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!

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

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 Faculty: Erin L. Berry

  “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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