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There’s more to college than what you can learn in a textbook. Broaden your social, civic, and global views about community, country, and the world.

In Summer 2020, as we continued to physically distance, virtual events provided a great opportunity for the UMBC community to stay engaged.

Each summer month, Dr. Kate Drabinski took viewers on a “tour” of Baltimore landmarks.

Kate Drabinski is Senior Lecturer in Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies and Director of the WILL+ Program (Women Involved in Learning) at UMBC. Her research and teaching interests include feminist and queer theory, feminist activism, and the history of Baltimore City.

Each summer month, Roy Prouty and Jesse Lorenston took listeners on a “tour” of the night sky.

Roy Prouty directs the UMBC Observatory and offers monthly tours of the telescope dome. He's currently pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Science at UMBC, researching artificial intelligence applications, geoscience, and astronomy in collaboration with the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Applied Physics Laboratory.

In summer 2020, we created a virtual series of informal talks on a variety of interdisciplinary topics. Faculty, staff, and students joined us and stayed connected with the UMBC academic community.