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University of Maryland, Baltimore | Founders Week | October 5 - 10, 2020


Each year, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) celebrates the achievements and successes of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and philanthropic supporters and pays tribute to UMB’s 213-year history with a series of Founders Week events.

In 2020, our Founders Week theme is “Catalyst for Discovery,” highlighting UMB’s standing as one of the pre-eminent public research universities in the nation and our contributions to important advances in basic science and applied research. This type of cutting-edge research is more important than ever in a year like this, when our state, nation, and the world have been challenged by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the unprecedented disruption it has caused for our community.

Founders Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognize our achievements, our future possibilities, and the invaluable role that our community, government, and business partners play in helping UMB fulfill its mission to improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland.