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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Information Systems Online Master’s Ranks Among Top 20

U.S. News highlights UMBC as its IS Master’s Program lands a spot on the 2019 Best Online Information Technology Programs list.


The Baltimore Sun Ranks UMBC as a Top Workplace in Baltimore

Once again, The Baltimore Sun recognizes UMBC, ranking it as number 8 on the top places to work in Baltimore for 2018.


Evidence of Aquaculture Limiting Disease is Discovered

Colleen Burge, assistant professor of marine biotechnology, found that properly managing oyster aquaculture can limit the spread of disease to wild oysters, contrary to the popular opinion that disease is spread through aquaculture.


Aaron Smith Uses NIH Grant to Identify New Antibiotic Targets

Aaron Smith, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UMBC, uses his two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to fight antibiotic resistance.


Amy Lien Helps NASA Investigate Strange Blast

Amy Lien, an assistant research scientist, is part of a team of researchers working with NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory to find the source of an unusual blast that was spotted in June 2018.

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