Monday, June 1, 2020
Produced by the Office of Strategic Communications


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

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

Three cloth Maryland face masks


Maryland Pride, Face First

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

Physical Sciences Complex


Chemist-Physicist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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

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

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

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