The coronavirus pandemic has exposed, again, the many fault-lines of inequality in the United States. So many have lost their jobs, and promises of state support are falling short. How are communities in Baltimore to discuss mutual aid as a political project, learn about mutual aid projects in Baltimore, and talk about how and why to get involved in projects in your communities.
Dr. Lizarazo's collaborative project Moving Stories: Latinas en Baltimore is about visibility as much as community-engaged research. In this talk, she will discuss her motivation for using digital storytelling and how this model helps to de-center academia and its knowledge production, while being accountable to the communities with which it engages.
Join Dr. Kate for a virtual tour of Camden Yards. From its early days as a repair shop and railroad yard, to its transformation to Oriole Park, discover how Camden Yards has become an iconic Baltimore landmark.
How do astronomers based here on Earth learn about what the stars, nebulae, and galaxies are actually made of? How can they accurately answer questions such as, “How fast are the stars going? Where will they go next? How hot are they?”
June's tour features Baltimore's night sky and what you see when you look up on a clear night.
Join Johns Hopkins, Executive Director of Baltimore Heritage, as he takes us on a virtual tour of the Baltimore region with the "Explore Baltimore Heritage App," an interactive way to discover the city and surrounding areas, including UMBC.
The media pays a lot of attention to national politics, but much policy that affects us happens at the state and local level. Voting always matters, but it can matter the most in these smaller races—and make a big difference in our daily lives. As we have seen in recent weeks though, grassroots involvement at the local level, along with voting, is more important than ever.
Join Dr. Kate for a virtual tour of some of Baltimore's Farmer's Markets and learn how they increase access to food and support sustainable farming and eating practices. Bio: 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 […]
Join Dr. Andrea Kleinsmith and learn how newly acquired wearable sensors and infrared cameras for measuring human behavior enables collaborative research across various disciplines at UMBC, and helps faculty integrate teaching and research.