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UMBC Scientist Discovers a Breakthrough Mechanism in Metastasized Cancer

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Dr. Songon An and colleagues have made a profound discovery about cancer, leading to further research to reveal critical information on the formation of complex proteins and chemical pathways.


UMBC Professor Receives Fulbright Awards to Teach Graphic Design in Ethiopia

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Guenet Abraham, associate professor of graphic design, will be extending her stay in Ethiopia to continue her research and teach graphic design. Currently, she teaches at Alle School of Arts and Design at Addis Ababa University. Her curriculum addresses the needs of the university students with their work on helping to grow Ethiopia’s economy.


UMBC Shriver Center to Host Exploratory Event of The Catonsville Nine

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The Catonsville Nine was a group of non-violent protesters during the Vietnam War era. The Shriver Center will explore their story fifty years later throughout the month of May. The UMBC community looks forward to expanding the public memory of this historic group.

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