After most Terps spent more than a year in a largely virtual environment, UMD is prioritizing keeping them safe as they get reacquainted with campus, navigate a sea of syllabi and adjust to their new schedules. Here’s what you need to know about the latest COVID-19 guidance to stay healthy as the Fall 2021 semester begins: Masks Everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while:
In a sunny ceremony in the Van Munching Hall courtyard on Monday, Aug. 2, former Maryland Senator Doug Peters ’85 was sworn in as the newest member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents.
When Kibwe "KJ" Hughes, EMBA ’20, signed on as faculty director of Maryland Smith’s Sports and Entertainment Business program, he was taking on a new challenge. Just 18 months earlier, he’d been on the other side of the desk, as a student in Smith’s Executive MBA program. Now, he’d be the professor, teaching a five-day virtual summer program to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. He didn’t know precisely what to expect, but he knew he was ready to lead.
“I just love my hair. I love the naturalness. I like for people to see who we are in our natural state, and hopefully be very accepting of it,” said Jillian Kingwood, program coordinator for billing and financial aid, Robert H.
This year, the Maryland Smith community can observe Juneteenth through the Black Liberation in the Workplace event on June 17. Hosted by the Maryland Smith Black Agenda Committee, the event features a fireside chat between Smith professor Lauren Rhue and Toye Wigley, director of global diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at PayPal.
As Jason Malkofsky-Berger, Elana Sichel and Jonathan Taylor graduate this week from Robert H. Smith School of Business, they’ll celebrate another prestigious accomplishment as well – being honored with a 2021 Do Good Medallion. They are among the 40 Class of 2021 graduates to receive the medallion from the University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute.
Mentoring Event Reinforces Maryland Smith Enrollment-Retention Initiative Targeting Racially Minoritized Students More than 60 Black and Latinx male high school students along with Maryland Smith student leaders and alumni, plus other accomplished professionals, engaged together recently in a virtual mentoring event focused on leadership development and empowerment.
Tom Savransky, a finance student and College Park Scholar who co-founded a virtual fitting company that would improve the experience of shopping online, is being remembered with a memorial scholarship. Savransky died last month after sustaining injuries during a car accident. He was 23. Colleagues and peers considered Savransky a software innovator with an entrepreneurial spirit.