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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Alum Chris Haffer Begins Leadership Role Enforcing Civil Rights Laws

Chris Haffer, after spending 25 years working in public policy, became the first chief data officer and director of the Office of Research, Information and Planning for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


New Study Finds Emitting Cosmic Rays from Eta Carinae

New study led by Kenji Hamaguchi, researcher at UMBC’s Center for Space Sciences and Technology with fourth author Neetika Sharma, Ph.D. ‘16, physics, determines that Eta Carinae, the biggest star system is emitting cosmic rays that may reach Earth.


UMBC Once Again Recognized as One of the Best Universities to Work For

UMBC was distinguished as one of the best universities to work for in the United States on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” This is the ninth year in a row that UMBC has been recognized.


UMBC Researchers at IMET Project to Provide Fish to Baltimore Communities

IMET (the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology) in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore has been working with UMBC’s researchers to raise aquaculture in a more sustainable way and the team is now donating large amounts of their harvest to Baltimore’s communities in the form of a public-private partnership.

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