Saturday, May 15, 2021
Produced by the Office of Strategic Communications



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

Rita Colwell works in a lab


Double Infection Fighter

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


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

André Blackman’05


‘The Heart of Why We Do What We Do’

Terp CEO Named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 Working to Raise Diversity in Public Health

Woman watches EY CEO on her computer screen


EY CEO to Maryland Smith: Value Stakeholders, Not Just Shareholders

Carmine Di Sibio Shares 5 Tips for Terps Seeking to Enter Corporate World

Max Major performs via video call on "America's Got Talent" with Vegas in background


Major Mentalist Moxie

Alum Reads—and Boggles—Minds on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Winning Spot in Semifinals


From Legos to Facemasks

Terp Uses 3D Printer to Fuel New Charity


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


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


Masked Crusader

Terp Builds Website to Connect People to Local Mask Makers


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’


‘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


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


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


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

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