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Announcing the NEW minor in Public Humanities
Announcing the NEW minor in Public Humanities Public Humanities seeks to build knowledge democratically and respond critically to twenty-first-century challenges, ranging from social inequalities...
March 25, 2019
Celebrating Baltimore’s Native American Culture
Maryland is home to nearly 60,000 people of Native American heritage. The Baltimore American Indian Center is working hard to keep cultural traditions alive. Community artist and...
November 20, 2018
Speaker Meki Toalepai
Meki Toalepai is an advocate for ethnic arts as he grew up in his family’s Polynesian entertainment business. Meki’s Tamure Polynesian Dance Group was founded in 1969 by Meki’s parents, Meki &...
November 13, 2018
2018 Alumni Awards
Mimi Dietrich ’70, American stud
On September 19, 1966, UMBC opened its doors to students for the first day of classes in the institution’s history. Mimi Dietrich ’70, American studies, was among those “pioneer” students,...
September 14, 2018
Q&A: Aminata Jalloh ’10, First-Time Children’s Autho
Aminata Jalloh ’10, American studies, recently published her first children’s book titled The Biggest Little Brother, a story about the complexities of sibling relationships and immigrant...
June 13, 2018
Nicole King Receives Presidential Teaching Faculty Award
Nicole King, associate professor and chair of American studies, received the Presidential Teaching Faculty Award in recognition of her community-engaged pedagogy. King focuses on helping students...
April 12, 2018
Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Graduates!
[Photo credit: Prof. Nicole King]
December 23, 2017
Richard DeShay Elliott
American Studies and Political Science, minor in History
“It’s Just A Jump To The Right: How The Tea Party Has Affected Conservative Discourse.” In this study, a cultural and linguistic approach was used to analyze the effect that speeches by members...
November 7, 2017
New director for McDaniel writing center
Vanessa Flora-Nakoski has joined McDaniel College as the new writing center director. In this role, she manages the day-to-day operations of the writing center and oversees McDaniel students who...
October 16, 2017
Short Film By Dennis Williams
Note to Self
"Note to Self," a short film by Dennis Williams '14, American studies, will be screened at the HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. Columbia native's short film to be screened at major...
August 10, 2017
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