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Stepping up to the plate to preserve UMBC history

When the Fort McHenry Tunnel opened, drivers could thank Richard “Rock” Soracoe ’71, economics, for helping them see as they drove under the harbor. Soracoe spent 50-plus years in the lighting...

Posted: June 20, 2024, 1:02 PM

Infrastructure of support after Key Bridge collapse

In 1987, Paul Flinton, then a 23-year-old senior studying at UMBC, decided to make a short documentary focused on the tollbooth workers on the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The six-minute...

Posted: June 13, 2024, 1:40 PM

Remembering Sheldon Caplis

The Office of Institutional Advancement is saddened to share the news that Sheldon Caplis, former vice president for Institutional Advancement and UMBC emeritus staff member, passed away on...

Posted: June 12, 2024, 4:30 PM

Announcing Janet Rutledge’s Retirement

Dear UMBC Community, Please join us in congratulating Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Janet Rutledge, who has informed us of her intention to retire, effective June 30. Janet...

Posted: June 10, 2024, 11:03 AM