Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Produced by the Office of Strategic Communications


Pavan Ravindra, Scott Moroch, Jesse Matthews and Seungtaek Daniel Oh


Four Terps Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars

Over the Last Decade, UMD’s Nominations Yielded 33 Scholarships—the Most in the Nation

Alex Trebek, Andrea Dragan and Gabrielle Christopher on "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" sets


A Strong Terp (Game) Showing

‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy!’ to Feature UMD Contestants on Same Night

Nandini Jammi ’10 speaks on stage


Alum Aims to Make Hate Unprofitable

Social Media Activist Group Goes After Advertisers on Racist, Extremist Websites, Shows

 Sherika Ekpo MBA ’09 (left), global diversity and inclusion lead at Google AI and Meg Goldthwaite MBA ’96 (right) chief marketing officer at NPR


Five Ways to Support Female Leaders

Alums in Executive Roles Return to Smith School to Inspire Others

Michael Kaiser portrait

Arts & Culture

Art and Craft

UMD Arts Expert Helping Baltimore Orchestra Chart New Course

Rhea Feikin '56


The Role of a Lifetime

Alum, ‘First Lady’ of MPT, Signs Off After Almost 50-Year Career

Jared Brown portrait


‘I Want to Create a Forgiving Environment’

Alum’s Experience in Jail Leads to Career Supporting Vulnerable Youth

"Wood, Wire, Wings" book cover


Soaring Into Scientific Storytelling

Terp NASA Employee Turned Children’s Author Publishes Picture Book About Female Airplane Designer

Elaine Johnson Coates at commencement


‘It’s Worth Fighting For’

First Black Woman to Graduate From UMD Recounts her Experience in New Oral History

Reginald Dwayne Betts


A Life of Sentences

Alum Reginald Dwayne Betts’ Time in Prison Led to a Life in Books—and the Law

Lost class ring found.


Banded Together

1954 Alum Reunited with Long-Lost Class Ring

Chelsey Green (seated second from right, front row) plays her viola in support of Lizzo, whose performance opened the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards broadcast.

Arts & Culture

Alum Has Grammys on a String

Boundary-Breaking Violist Performs Behind Lizzo

Tanay Wakhare teaches in a classroom


Math, Computer Science Major Wins Churchill Scholarship

National Award to Send Widely Published Senior to Cambridge for Master’s

DJ/remixer/producer Tracy Young

Arts & Culture

‘Rising’ to the Grammys

Terp DJ Is First Female Producer to Earn Nomination—and Win—for Best Remixed Recording

Illustration of Ethan Brown grilling burgers, surrounded by cows and burgers growing on trees


Growing Beyond Meat

A Terp Started the Country’s Leading Plant-based Meat Company to Upend How We Eat

Somara Theodore


Sunny Outlook for New Broadcast Meteorology Class

TV’s Somara Theodore Opens Window Into Translating Science for Viewers

Torrey Smith as a Terp


Moving On, But Staying in the Game

Winter Commencement 2019 Speakers to Include Former Terps, Ravens Standout Torrey Smith

Bita Riazi


A Winding Journey Completed

Student Commencement Speaker Finishes Longtime Goal of Graduating From UMD

Collage of book covers, including With the Fire on High, Hurry Up and Relax, Felon, An Anonymous Girl, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball, The Capital of Basketball and more


Season’s Readings

15 Terp Titles for the Book Lovers on Your List

Cecile Richards


‘Making Good Trouble’

Progressive Leader Cecile Richards to Discuss Life as an Activist in Campus Visit

Kim Building


Engineers Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

New Inductees Are Latest of Six UMD Faculty Recognized by NAI for ‘Prolific Spirit of Innovation’

Collage of photos of IAP students at various events


Incentive to Succeed

Alumni Couple’s Gift Supports Baltimore City Students

University of Maryland gate


Recent Graduate Awarded National Mitchell Scholarship

Former SGA President A.J. Pruitt Named 1 of 12 Winners to Pursue Graduate Study in Ireland

Lauren Filocco teaches at Open Barre


Raising the Barre

From Freshmen to Senior Citizens, Alum’s Local Fitness Studio Caters to All

Legacy Leaders at the Maryland Statehouse, 2017


‘Repurposed, Not Retired’

Former Dean, Partner Make Gift Supporting Program That Offers Retirees an Opportunity to Give Back Through Service to the State

Starry view of Yosemite


Virtual Valley

Alum’s Website Uses VR to Bring You Yosemite’s Splendors

Innovation Hall of Fame illustrated headshots


A Fearless (Tele)Visionary

Clark School Adds Key TV Tech Figure to Innovation Hall of Fame

Richard Dickson ’90 with Mattel toys


Innovation House

Terp Alum, Now Mattel’s President and COO, Blends Art and Science to Create Joy

Lexi Duda leaps in the air with a baton at practice


Twirling Talent

MSOM’s Feature Twirler Holds World Champion Titles

Patrons enjoy the atmosphere at the Bluenose Gopher, a cooperative pub that has become a community gathering point.


Alum Taps Into Hometown’s History

Historic Preservation Grad Opens Cooperative Pub Honoring Prohibition’s Namesake

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