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Jul 18, 2017, 12:20 ET University of Maryland Welcomes Jacqueline Lewis as Vice President of University Relations

The University of Maryland has named Jacqueline (Jackie) Lewis as Vice President of University Relations, effective August 28, 2017. In this role,...


Jul 06, 2017, 13:13 ET University of Maryland Appoints Roger L. Worthington to Lead Diversity Initiatives

The University of Maryland has named Professor Roger L. Worthington, Ph.D., a national leader in diversity education, as Interim Associate Provost...


Jun 15, 2017, 10:18 ET University of Maryland Names Jennifer King Rice as Dean of the College of Education

The University of Maryland has named Jennifer King Rice, Ph.D., as Dean of the College of Education, effective July 1, 2017. As dean,...


May 17, 2017, 10:23 ET University of Maryland Names Laurie E. Locascio Vice President for Research

The University of Maryland has named Laurie E. Locascio as its new Vice President for Research, effective October 1, 2017. In this role, Locascio...


May 11, 2017, 10:19 ET Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at the University of Maryland Will Transform the Classroom Experience

The University of Maryland dedicated the new Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center today, named for Baltimore-based developer,...


Apr 27, 2017, 13:00 ET The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, MilkBoy Open Performance Venue and Restaurant Near University of Maryland

MilkBoy ArtHouse, a new dining, art and performance venue, will open its doors in College Park on May 2. A partnership between the University of...


Apr 13, 2017, 10:32 ET Film Producer and Former MLB Player Mark Ciardi to Speak at UMD Commencement

The University of Maryland announced today that UMD alumnus Mark Ciardi '83, Founder and CEO of Apex Entertainment and former Major League Baseball...


Mar 30, 2017, 13:48 ET Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology Signs $87.5M Cooperative Agreement with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

The Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology (CRESST II), a five-year, $87.5 million cooperative agreement with NASA's...


Feb 02, 2017, 10:52 ET University of Maryland Debuts Discovery District

The University of Maryland debuts today the Discovery District, encompassing more than 150 acres that stretch from Baltimore Avenue to the...


Dec 13, 2016, 13:30 ET UMD Alumnus and Arcode Corporation Founder, President to Deliver 2016 Winter Commencement Address

The University of Maryland announced that David M. Baggett, a UMD alumnus and founder and president of Arcode Corporation, will deliver the...


Dec 09, 2016, 11:02 ET Lenzer to Cultivate University of Maryland Innovation-Based Economic Development Efforts

The University of Maryland (UMD) today announced the appointment of Julie Lenzer as Associate Vice President for Economic Development, effective...


Oct 13, 2016, 16:30 ET UMD/Morgan State EDA Center Leverages New Funding to Network Statewide University Resources

The University of Maryland / Morgan State Joint Center for Economic Development (EDA Center) announced today that a new grant secured from the U.S....


Sep 22, 2016, 10:51 ET University of Maryland Launches Transformative Initiative to "Do Good"

The University of Maryland today launched an ambitious 'Do Good' Initiative to create a permanent and visible entity on campus that will become a...


Sep 06, 2016, 14:08 ET "Lifeline Across the Bay" Marks Milestone for the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site and the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health recently conducted the...


Aug 01, 2016, 15:15 ET UMD Names Dr. Keith Marzullo as Dean of College of Information Studies

The University of Maryland announces the appointment of Dr. Keith Marzullo as Dean of the College of Information Studies (iSchool). Dr. Marzullo...


Jul 29, 2016, 10:15 ET Partnership Between University of Maryland and U.S. Army Research Laboratory Harnesses the Power of Defense Supercomputing to Create Opportunities for Scientific Discovery

The University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the central laboratory that provides world-class research for the...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:01 ET UMD Taps Dr. Sonia Hirt to Lead School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

The University of Maryland today announced the appointment of Dr. Sonia A. Hirt as dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation....


May 09, 2016, 12:22 ET University of Maryland, College Park & University of Maryland, Baltimore Open SAFE Center in College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore today announced the opening of the University of Maryland SAFE...


Apr 30, 2016, 10:58 ET UMD Breaks Ground on Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation

The University of Maryland celebrates today the groundbreaking of the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, a new building...


Mar 22, 2016, 16:37 ET UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M to Lead USDA Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health

As the planet experiences record heat and California suffers from an historic drought, the clean water that we need to safely and sustainably grow...


Dec 05, 2015, 12:30 ET The University of Maryland to Jointly Host Climate Action 2016 Summit in May, Will Convene Global Leaders to Shift Conversation from Commitment to Action

 The University of Maryland today announces a landmark event in the history of climate engagement with its co-hosting of Climate Action 2016:...


Dec 03, 2015, 14:00 ET University of Maryland Dedicates Art-Sociology Building Named for Late Congressman Parren Mitchell

 The University of Maryland today dedicated the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building named for the late Congressman, civil rights leader...


Dec 02, 2015, 09:41 ET University of Maryland Ranks 'Top of Class' for Improving Minority Graduation Rates & Closing the Achievement Gap

The University of Maryland has been recognized by the Education Trust, a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement...


Nov 23, 2015, 09:19 ET Northrop Grumman Foundation Renews Commitment to UMD's Honors College Cybersecurity Program with $2.76M Gift

The University of Maryland today announced a renewed commitment of $2.76 million from the Northrop Grumman Foundation to its Advanced Cybersecurity...


Nov 19, 2015, 09:27 ET University of Maryland Dedicates Frederick Douglass Square to Honor Maryland's Native Son

The University of Maryland dedicated a memorial on campus to honor abolitionist Frederick Douglass, a son of Maryland who has come to represent...