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



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

Lauren Filocco teaches at Open Barre


Raising the Barre

From Freshmen to Senior Citizens, Alum’s Local Fitness Studio Caters to All


‘Repurposed, Not Retired’

Former Dean, Partner Make Gift Supporting Program That Offers Retirees an Opportunity to Give Back Through Service to the State


Virtual Valley

Alum’s Website Uses VR to Bring You Yosemite’s Splendors

Innovation Hall of Fame illustrated headshots


A Fearless (Tele)Visionary

Clark School Adds Key TV Tech Figure to Innovation Hall of Fame

Richard Dickson ’90 with Mattel toys


Innovation House

Terp Alum, Now Mattel’s President and COO, Blends Art and Science to Create Joy

Lexi Duda leaps in the air with a baton at practice


Twirling Talent

MSOM’s Feature Twirler Holds World Champion Titles

Patrons enjoy the atmosphere at the Bluenose Gopher, a cooperative pub that has become a community gathering point.


Alum Taps Into Hometown’s History

Historic Preservation Grad Opens Cooperative Pub Honoring Prohibition’s Namesake

Georgina Dodge


‘Be Here Now’

New VP for Diversity and Inclusion Brings Background and Balance to Role


Former National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper ’63 Named Commencement Speaker

UMD ROTC Graduate, Retired General Has Become Author, Commentator on U.S. Policy


Hardcore Collector

Archivist Chronicles D.C. Punk Pandemonium

Alex Trebek and Steven Reich on the set of Jeopardy!


From Local Trivia Nights to the Big Stage

Graduate Student Competes on ‘Jeopardy!’


Living On in Pink

Breast Cancer Foundation Started by Terp Makes Final Gift—to UMD Public Health Researchers

Fiona Jardine


Information Pump

Doctoral Student Shares Lactation Research (Fast Yet Thoroughly!) for International Three Minute Thesis Competition

C. Leisure, who goes by the derby name AnnaHell Lee (center, green helmet), watches from the sidelines of a scrimmage at Michael & Son Sportsplex


Terp Derby Athletes Take the Fast Track

Staffer, Graduate Student Clobber, Connect in Rockville League


Navigating Grief, Widow of Mass Shooting Victim Finishes His Final Book

Andrea Chamblee ’83 Honors Reporter John McNamara ’83 by Entering World of D.C. High School Basketball, Taking up Gun Reform

Stills from "Survivor" of Noura Salman '04 and Chelsea Walker '13


From Maryland to Marooned

Two Alums Compete on New Season of ‘Survivor’

Image from "The Boondocks"


Deep in ‘The Boondocks’

Twenty Years Later, Alum’s Comic Creation Still Hits Hard—and Prepares for Revival on HBO

Janet Fofang portrait


Roots of STEM

Engineering Educator Works to Bring Tech Education to Cameroon


Scales of Success

Undergrad IDs Two New Gecko Species, Just His Latest Reptilian Discovery

Jars of layered desserts from Jars by Dani


A Jarring Success

Alum Builds Business on Layered Desserts


A Promising Future for Agriculture Students

Alum’s Gift Establishes Need-Based Scholarship for AGNR Major

Candidates at Democratic debate


Op/Ed: Look to the Democratic Left for Rethinking of Taxing, Spending Policies

Education Policy Professor Advocates for Modern "New Deal," Expanded Government Role

"Does It Fart?" cover art


A Whiff of a Bestseller?

New Book Introduces Kids to Animal Science—Through Flatulence

Stonewall riot


Stonewall at 50

Watershed Moment in Gay Rights Movement Still Resonates, Expert Says

Bo Peep, Joy, Mater and Kevin


A Character Sketch

Animation Leader on "Toy Story 4" Explains Thinking Behind Some of Your Favorite Pixar Stars


A New Kind of Playbook

Alum, 100+ Elite Athletes Offer Advice for Transitioning Out of Sports


3 Alums Named University Foundation Trustees

Terps Elected to Help Advise President, Promote UMD

McKeldin Library


Veteran Library Administrator Named Dean of University Libraries

Adriene Lim Comes From University of Oregon; Will Focus on Efficiency and Service to Campus

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