Bill Payne

The UMD School of Fine Arts Dean Bill Payne talks with us about the Theatre Department's current production of teh Scott McPherson play Marvin's Room, a comedy of family connections.  Payne, the show's director, shares with us that the way it deals with the theme of caring for a bedridden parent are very relatable to a wide audience, as dealing with illness and loss are universally experience

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What do you get when you combine a university with the military?  Red tape: that's what you get.

Diversity on the UMD campus isn't limited to students of different races or backgrounds; it's home to a variety of non-traditional students including veterans and active-duty military.

The recent Veteran's Forum gave military students and UMD the chance to talk about efforts the U is making to improve the college experience for those students.

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UMD's 2nd Annual Creativity Conference begins tomorrow and this year's theme is creativity across disciplines and cultures.

Bill Payne is the dean of the College of Fine Arts and he joins us to talk about chances for students and the public to meet with the guest artists and share ideas.