Sunday, May 16, 2021
Produced by the Office of Strategic Communications



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, 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


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


The Role of a Lifetime

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


‘I Want to Create a Forgiving Environment’

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


Soaring Into Scientific Storytelling

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


‘It’s Worth Fighting For’

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


A Life of Sentences

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


Honoring Her Parents, Preparing Public Health Champions

Second-generation Alum Creates Scholarship to Help Students Entering the Field


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

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


Moving On, But Staying in the Game

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


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


‘Making Good Trouble’

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


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

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