Commencement program with confetti


Dedicated to Making a Difference

December Commencement Student Speaker Grapples With Identity, Commits Himself to Equality of Opportunity

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A Boost for Children

$3M Gift Honors Late Youth Advocate, Supports Fellowships for New Generation at UMD

Stills from "Secretariat," "Miracle," "The Rookie" and "Safety" movies


Motivating Movies, With a Maryland Touch

Disney+ Release ‘Safety’ Becomes the Latest on Terp Producer’s List of Underdog Films

Physical Sciences Building


Two Maryland Faculty Named to National Academy of Inventors

Inductees Locascio, Chellappa Are Latest of 8 UMD Researchers Recognized for ‘Prolific Spirit of Innovation’

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Senior Named 2021 Marshall Scholar

Double-degree Student, Sixth in UMD History to Win National Scholarship, to Pursue Master’s in Speech, Language Processing in UK

Bee America CEO Chris White inspects beehive


Alum’s Sweet Idea: Virtual Honey Tastings

Bethesda-based Artisanal Honey Seller Builds Appreciation for Bees and the Environment

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Portraits From a Pandemic

Whether Trapped at Home or Marching in the Streets, Terps Facing an Enduring Health Crisis Cope, Question and Count Their Blessings

Dylan Kough '11 outside his restaurant in Alexandria.


Gobble, Gobble to Go

Smoked Turkeys, Community Support Pull Alum’s Growing Barbecue Business Through a Tough 2020

Campus & Community

Terp Telecom Entrepreneur Gives $1.25M to IDEA Factory

Gift Will Support Innovation-focused Building Encouraging the Kind of Creativity, Energy That Fueled Filipino Immigrant

Elizabeth Platz


Shattering the Lutheran Glass Ceiling

Retired UMD Chaplain Marks 50th Anniversary of Historic Ordination

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela and Kamala Harris


First Cousin

UMD English Professor Shares Memories of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and How Their Progressive, Global Family Shaped Their Paths

Dominique Dawes
Dominique Dawes

Campus & Community

Gold-Medal Olympian Named Winter Commencement Speaker

Dominique Dawes ’02 to Congratulate Graduates at Virtual Ceremony


Trading Touchdowns for Tangos

Former Terp, Pro Football Player Vernon Davis Tackles New Challenges on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

APS seal made out of stamps


Collecting a New Generation’s Stamp of Approval

Alum Seeks to Make American Philatelic Society Relevant—Even Cool—to More Diverse Members

Patty Perillo portrait


A Terp Returns to a New Kind of Campus Life

Student Affairs VP Navigates Challenges of Connection During COVID

Audrey Wilke ’20 portrait


A Commitment to Leveling the Field

With Funding From National Award, Recent Grad Aims to Create Guide for Disability-inclusive Landscape Design

Thomas P. Mauriello portrait


Crime Scene Investigation? There’s an App for That

Longtime Lecturer Creates Mobile Solution to Help Law Enforcement Avoid Critical Sleuthing Errors

Holly Hagen ’89 makes capes at sewing machine


Creating Capes for a Cause

Alum Launches Fundraiser to Help Baltimore Kids Discover Their Inner Hero

N.K. Jemisin M.Ed. ’97 portrait


Alum Known for Novels of Distant Future Earns MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

Through Speculative Fiction, Lauded Author N.K. Jemisin M.Ed. ’97 Turns Lens on Present-day Inequality

Osvaldo Gutierrez writes on a whiteboard


‘I Still Consider Myself Undocumented’

From Mexico to College Park, Professor Finds His Path and Tries to Lead Others to Academic Excellence


UMD Welcomes 16-year-old Ph.D. Student

Cornell’s Youngest Grad Enrolls to Study Particle Physics

Colin Phillips running


Locally Run Marathon Becomes Globally Watched Experience

Professor’s Virtual Run Brings Together Community for BBC Appearance

Sev Gedra portrait with headdresses in the background


An Artist’s Vision in ‘World Beyond’

When Not Making Ghastly Sets on ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff, Alum Crafts Eye-popping Costumes

Marin Alsop headshot


Trailblazing Conductor Appointed First-Ever Music Director of UMD's National Orchestral Institute + Festival

Marin Alsop Will Innovate Programming, Conduct Multiple Concerts and Mentor Emerging Musicians

Closeup of Dr. Bodison speaking on the phone while wearing a mask


Testing Time for Leader in Campus COVID Fight

Keeping Terps Safe Means Long Days, Hard Calls for Interim Health Center Director

Exterior of Van Munching Hall


University of Texas Innovation Leader Tapped as Dean of Robert H. Smith School of Business

Known for Big Ideas, New Initiatives, Prabhudev Konana to Take Helm on Jan. 2


Double Infection Fighter

With Quiet Resolve, a Scientist Who Changed the World’s Understanding of Cholera Stands Up to Her Field’s Sexism

Flowers and notes surround a photo of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a memorial outside the Supreme Court


From Breaking the Glass Ceiling to Shattering Stereotypes

Scholar of Supreme Court Lists 5 Legacies of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Darryll J. Pines portrait


9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About President Pines

His Modest Beginnings, Boyhood Heroes, Futuristic Research and Plans to Tackle ‘Grand Challenges’

Chris Hopkinson ’96 paddles on a stand-up paddleboard


Up the Bay With a Paddle—and a Mission

Alum to Stand-up Paddle Entire Length of Chesapeake Bay to Support Oyster Recovery Partnership

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