Here’s a recap of what’s in the news in and around the UMBC campus, originally brought to you by UMBC News.

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Times Higher Education Calls UMBC The “Holy Grail of Academia”

two women hugging at graduation ceremony

Times Higher Education highlights UMBC’s outstanding graduation rates of minority and low-income students in the sciences. President Hrabowski calls this model “inclusive excellence.”


National Science Foundation Ranks UMBC in Top 150 U.S. Universities

NSF’s recently released Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) ranks UMBC as #147 in federal research and development for the 2017 fiscal year.


Chess A Team Finishes in 10th Place at Pan-Am Team Class Championship

UMBC’s Chess A team celebrates their placement, putting UMBC ahead of other well-known competitors such as Princeton, MIT, and UCLA.


Faculty Receives START and SURFF Awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research gave over two dozen faculty members from various disciplines the Strategic Awards for Research Transitions offer up to $25,000 and the Summer Research Faculty Fellowship offer up to $6,000.


Recent Graduates Highlight The Importance of Career Connections

Cyber scholar Victoria Herr and fellow student Ari Rapkin Blenkhorn discuss the importance of internships and industry experience in today’s job market.


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