Monday, August 3, 2020
Produced by the Office of Strategic Communications


Kim Johnson M.Ed. ’03 and "This Is My America" book


Whose America?

Alum’s Debut Mystery Novel Examines Racial Equity in Legal System

Illustration of a boy and a girl receiving virtual tutoring


A Teaching Moment Amid the Pandemic

Terps’ Free K–12 Tutoring Service Gets High Marks From Parents, Kids

Dominique Dawes portrait


Former Olympic Gymnast Takes the Next Leap

Medal-Winning Alum’s New Academy Aims to Build Kids’ Confidence, Self-Esteem

Collage of Jessica Lu and Instagram posts from Frontline COVID-19 account


Faces on the Frontline

Physician Alum Turns to Instagram to Showcase the Heroes of COVID-19

Portrait of President Darryll J. Pines


Pop Quiz With the New President

As Pines Begins His New Role, Our Q&A Shows a Leader Who’s Inspirational, Techy—and a Trekker

Seven people wearing masks hold up donated smart devices at Howard University Hospital


Keeping Connected Through COVID-19

Alum Leads Local Effort to Donate Smartphones, Laptops, Tablets to Facilities Treating Virus Patients

Sewing machine


Masked Crusader

Terp Builds Website to Connect People to Local Mask Makers

Cherry blossoms by steeple


Alum, UMD Parent Named University Foundation Trustees

Foundation Trustees Elected to Boost Philanthropic Support, Advise University Leadership

Screengrab of Poorna Jagannathan '96 sitting at the dinner table on Netflix show "Never Have I Ever"

Arts & Culture

Showing Strong Character in Netflix Hit

Three Terps Appear in New Series ‘Never Have I Ever’

Hospital workers pose with ice cream


‘Treating’ Frontline Hospital Workers

Maryland Smith Alum Gives Ice Cream to Doctors, Nurses

Citrupa Gopal headshot


‘Exhilaration and Pride’

Commencement’s Student Speaker Travels From India to College Park to Make Discoveries

Senior marshals carry banners into commencement


Meet the Senior Marshals

35 Class of 2020 Students Recognized for Achievements

Albert P. Carey ’74


Passing the Baton

Former Track Scholarship Recipient Supports Students in Need Today

Elizabeth Hook stands out in the class of 1920’s sophomore class photo.


Maryland’s Leading Lady

A Century Ago, an Outgoing Entomology Major Became UMD’s First Four-Year Female Grad

Dog cuddling in owner's lap


The Pandemic’s Pet Gains

Survey by Alums’ Veterinary Tech Firm Finds Owners Are Feeling the Love

Window with “In Dark Times, Shine Your Light Brighter” painted on it


Painting Pictures of Hope in the DMV

Terp Restaurateur Brightens Windows, Helps Guide D.C. Reopening

Michael Jordan goes for a reverse layup


Terps Help Choreograph ‘The Last Dance’

Longtime Advisers to Superstar Michael Jordan Talk Careers, New Documentary Series

TogetherCard logo over photo of Taqueria Habanero


Alums’ Site Helps Businesses Keep It ‘Together’

Gift Card Search Engine Also Encourages Support of First Responders, Teachers, Others

Lady Gaga at the Met Gala

Arts & Culture

A Bash for the Fashion Masses

Terp Helps Create Virtual Met Gala

Jason Hershman ’11 runs on a track


Covering Miles for COVID-19 Relief

Alum Organizes Virtual Run to Benefit Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

Physical Sciences Complex


Chemist-Physicist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Christopher Jarzynski’s Latest Honor Follows 2020 Guggenheim and Simons Fellowships

Three cloth Maryland face masks


Maryland Pride, Face First

Alum’s Maryland-centric Retail Company Wears New Role Supporting Health Care Workers

Tydings Hall


Economist Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Expert in Labor Economics, Data Collection and Analysis Joins Elite Body

Doctors pose with donated meals


Sending Food to the Front Lines

Alum Creates Fundraiser to Donate Restaurant Meals to Doctors, Nurses Fighting Pandemic in NYC

Amanda Knapp poses with muddy bike


Work-Bike Balance

Motocross-racing Alum, Family Steer Toward the Weekends

Emergency room exterior

COVID-19 Information

Fighting COVID-19 in the ER: An Alum’s Story

Baltimore Emergency Physician Shares Fears, Challenges of Working on Front Lines

Superheroes Club and Superheroes Club 2: A Celebration of Uniqueness book covers


A (Super)Heroic Venture

Alum’s Children’s Books Empower Readers to Do Good

David C. Driskell in art studio


David C. Driskell, African American Art Pioneer, Dies at 88

Distinguished University Professor Revolutionized Field of African American Art Through Scholarship, Innovation, Humanity

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

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