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UMBC Students Launch Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics

Students Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Olusayo Adeleye co-created the 1st U.S. conference for Black female economists, giving them a formal space in economics to share their experiences and find a supportive network.


UMBC Alumna Will Serve as Baltimore’s Health Commissioner

UMBC graduate, Letitia Dzirasa, was appointed by Mayor Catherine Pugh as Baltimore’s next health commissioner. Dzirasa will be the first African-American woman to hold this position.


UMBC Professor Co-Authors New Study in Science Advances

Professor Chris Swan and over 150 researchers across the world co-author a new study titled “Global Patterns and Drivers of Ecosystem Functioning in Rivers and Riparian Zones.”


Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams Break Records

Breaking records, UMBC’s men and women swimming and diving teams are crowned 2019’s American East Champions.

 

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