Saturday, June 19, 2021
Produced by the Office of Strategic Communications


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Seven Alums Named University Foundation Trustees

New Elected Members to Support UMD Through Advocacy, Expertise

Kim Building


Georgia Tech Professor, Researcher Named Dean of Clark School

Mechanical Engineering Leader Samuel Graham, Jr. to Take Helm Oct. 1

Robert Klemko portrait/collage


Facing the Offensive Line

His Grandmother Was a Racist. He’s Black. A Former NFL Sportswriter Reflects on How His Parents Prepared Him to Cover Complex Times.

Commencement speaker Hannah Rhee portrait.


A Sense of Community

Student Commencement Speaker Hopes to Use Computer Science Skills to Teach, Improve Public Health

Medalist and finalists collage


The Mettle Behind the Medal

Hallmarks of Commencement’s University Medalist, Finalists: Starting Companies, Publishing Research, Giving Back

Senior marshals carry school/college banners


61 Graduating Terps Named Senior Marshals

Program Honors Students’ Leadership, Service, Extracurricular Participation

Luke Jensen portrait


Pioneer in LGBTQ Rights at UMD Changed Policies, Lives

Luke Jensen, LGBT Equity Center’s Founding Director, Says Farewell After Nearly 35 Years

COVID-19 patients receive food at a makeshift hospital in Bengaluru, India


Sending Help Home as Pandemic Rages

Alum-Founded Nonprofit Helps India Fight a Fierce Second COVID Wave

Kim Building


Engineering Student Receives Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Prestigious Award, Which Aims to Create Multidisciplinary, Multicultural Community of Scholars, to Fund Doctoral Studies at Stanford

Camella and mom in a greenhouse


A Mom-Motivated Business, From the Caribbean to Maryland

Inspired by Gran, Alum and Her Mother Create Island-Influenced Sauces, Spices and Sweets

screengrab from "The Black League of Superheroes"


Superman’s New Purpose

Alum’s Movie Imagines Beloved Superheroes Fighting for Racial Justice


Education Dean Jennifer King Rice Named Senior Vice President and Provost

Longtime UMD Faculty Member Lauded for Expertise, Vision, Commitment to Inclusion

Still from "If Anything Happens I Love You"

Arts & Culture

Short Film, Big Impact

Two Terps Get Oscars Shout-Out for Contributions to Best Animated Short

PSC atrium image


UMD Physicist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Alessandra Buonanno Helped Lead Project That Discovered Gravitational Waves

streetcar travels on Canal Street in New York City


History Professor Specializing in Slavery, Resistance Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Richard Bell to Receive $200,000 to Research Book on Desegregation of Public Transit in New York City

Biology-Psychology Building


Expert in Evolution of Cultures Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Michele Gelfand Developed Well-known ‘Tightness-Looseness’ Theory

Elissa Washuta ’07 portrait


Witchy Woman

Alum’s Fourth Book Explores the Occult, Addiction and Internet Covens

Collage of Celebration of Terps honorees


Alumni Association to Celebrate 6 Outstanding Terps

The Maryland Awards Honor Those Doing Good, Spreading Maryland Spirit

Van Bailey portrait


‘That’s Something for Me to Run To’

Personal Journey Informs Professional Mission of New Director of Bias Support Services

Jack Minker


Jack Minker, Founding Chair of Computer Science, Human Rights Activist, Dies

Researcher Set Standard of Excellence for Nationally Ranked Program


Numbers Game

How an Applied Math Ph.D. Stepped Up to the Plate to Become the Nationals’ Director of Baseball Research


Professor Makes Space for Black Art in Academic Art History

Focus on Questioning Norms in the Field on Display in New Book, Journal Issue


Three Terps Named 2021 Goldwater Scholars

UMD’s 37 Scholarships in Past Decade Rank Second in Nation

Willie Graham ’80


This (Really) Old House

Alum Recreates America’s History, One Handmade Nail at a Time

Lauren Foundos with kettlebell


‘A Netflix of Fitness’

Alum’s Streaming Service Helps Customers Work Out From Home, Stay Connected to Gyms and Studios

The stellar wind from energetic young stars sculpts the roiling red NGC2014 nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud


Keeping an Eye on the Universe

30 Years Into Hubble’s Surprising Run, Terps Help the Revolutionary Space Telescope Stay Productive in Orbit

LEGO robot


Doing the Robot All the Way to the Smithsonian

First-year Student’s Creation in ‘Girlhood’ Exhibit

Tyrone Brooks '96 with members of Atlanta Braves


Smith Alum Goes to Bat for Diversity in Baseball

MLB Exec Behind More Than 200 Hires, Including League’s First Black Female Coach

Joseph Richardson Jr.


Trigger Guard

Crossing the Boundaries Between Academia and the Streets, Professor Joseph Richardson Jr. Seeks to Find a Way Out of Trauma for Young Black Men

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