URCAD Week Starts Today!

Support your 7 fellow GLBL majors presenting this week!

Join us as URCAD celebrates its 25th anniversary next week, April 19-25, 2021! Please visit and spread the word!  URCAD.umbc.edu

Due to the COVID-related campus closure, URCAD XXV will be held online again this spring. You will be able to view presentations, watch films, see video of dance and music performances, view artwork, and interact with presenters during the asynchronous event.

(Read the UMBC News story here: https://news.umbc.edu/urcad-2021-showcases-creativity-resilience-of-umbc-student-researchers/)

What else is planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of URCAD?
Check out the fireside chat with URCAD founders Diane Lee, Kathy Sutphin, Elizabeth Pennington, and Janet McGlynn, as they reminisce about the early days of URCAD and talk about the history of the event. And don’t forget to encourage students to take a selfie and upload it to our Selfie Contest to win a gift card to the UMBC Bookstore! Top prize is $250 for the Best Selfie with the number “25” in it! 

How Do I View Presentations?
To access student presentations, search by a student’s name, or, you can browse by department. Click the VoiceThread (VT) icon, then click the play button. Many presentations have narration, sound, or video, so make sure to turn your speakers on. The number of slides in the presentation is listed at the top. You can view presentations all week, April 19-25, 2021.

Have a Question? Want to Interact with Presenters?
You can give feedback, ask questions, etc. by leaving a text, voice,or video comment for the presenter (videos are preferred!) You should receive a response from the student within 24 hours, and you will be notified via email when the response is ready (keep notifications enabled). Make sure you are signed in to VT, and then simply Click on the + icon at the bottom of the slide to post a comment. Record your comment and click save. (Note: UMBC account holders can post a comment using their UMBC credentials. For visitors without a UMBC email account, in order to post a comment on a VoiceThread, you will first need to create a free non-UMBC VoiceThread account at https://voicethread.com.)

How can I see the Keynote Address? Can I ask Questions?
Just click the URCAD XXV Keynote Speaker bar on the right to view the video by Keynote Speaker Klaudine Wakasa. We will host a live Q&A with Klaudine and Jodi Kelber-Kaye on Wednesday, April 21st from 12-1pm. You can ask questions and Klaudine will answer them live!


Please email Dr. April Householder at aprilh@umbc.edu with any questions.

Posted: April 19, 2021, 10:37 AM