UMD Portal

April 24-May 2, 2017

 

A Portal will have its third visit to the UMD campus during the last week of April 2017! During its time here, the UMD Portal will be used by a number of campus-based partners as a part of their academic curriculum. Portal’s unique ability to facilitate international yet profoundly personal connections opens up a world of possibilities for UMD students to connect deeply with individuals across the globe.

The UMD Portal will be located outside the College of Education's Benjamin Building on Tawes Plaza.Thank you to our spring 2017 UMD Portal partners:

  • Beyond the Classroom
  • College of Arts and Humanities Dean’s Office
  • Provost’s Office
  • Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
  • School of Music

Experience the UMD Portal

Connect with someone across the world! Sign-ups will be opened in late April.

About Portals

Created by Shared_Studios, Portals is a global network of gold-painted shipping containers that are equipped with immersive audio and video technology. Upon entering, you come face-to-face with someone in another Portal. You can make eye contact and converse as if in the same room – live, full-body and with translation when needed. The experience has been described as “breathing the same air.”

The Clarice first brought a Portal to the University of Maryland, College Park in September 2015. During this time, a number of conversations, artistic collaborations and exchanges took place between campus-based artists and artists from around the world.

The Clarice partnered with the following campus groups to bring a Portal back to campus in Fall 2016 (September-November 2016):

  • Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
  • Beyond the Classroom
  • Center for International Development and Conflict Resolution
  • College of Arts and Humanities Dean’s Office
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean’s Office
  • Global Communities
  • Office of International and Executive Programs
  • Provost’s Office
  • Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
  • School of Languages, Literatures and Culture