Monday, April 28 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
CIRCA Catalyst
With presenters Steve Bradley and Nicole King
Dresher Center Conference Room (216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

UMBC associate professor Steve Bradley of Visual Arts and assistant professor Nicole King of American Studies will present their collaborative research Mapping Baybrook, an interdisciplinary exploration of place that uses digital mapping to illustrate research on the history and culture of an industrial community in Baltimore, Maryland referred to as Baybrook—a merging of the names of two neighborhoods, Brooklyn and Curtis Bay. The story of Greater Baybrook reflects the tenacity of a community striving for sustainability in the boom and bust of U. S. industrial development.

CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA (the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts).




dusman03-sHumanities Forum
Thursday, May 1 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The annual Lipitz Lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Dresher Center for the Humanities.

During her Liptiz Professorship, Linda Dusman’s research explored identity issues in her own music and the music of Eleanor Hovda, a 20th-century American composer recently added to Dusman’s I Resound Press archive. The lecture will present her compositional process in the creation of two works, Lake, Thunder and Interiors, as well as general reflections on the exploration of identity in music by feminist composers.




Thursday, May 1 – Sunday, May 4
Criminals in Love
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre


The Department of Theatre presents the comedy, Criminals in Love by George F. Walker, under the direction of Colette Searls, associate professor of Theatre.

An edgy modern award-winning comedy about two lust-filled teenagers in love, Gail and Junior, who are desperately trying to avoid going in the family business—crime! But money is tight, jobs are scarce, and Junior’s dad, an inept crook serving time for—well, stupidity, blackmails him into the family business. The harder the young couple strives to resist the criminal path, the weirder things get— Gail’s best friend try’s prostitution as an experimental line of work, a middle-aged homeless sage-of-odd-sorts attaches himself to Junior and worst of all Junior’s mysterious ‘former earth-mother gone to seed’ Aunt, lures the whole group into a vortex of ever stranger and more bazaar criminal schemes.