Schedule of Events

Staff Luncheon for SOE Page 2019STAFF LUNCHEON
OCT. 6, 2020
The Staff Luncheon at Westminster Hall is always a Founders Week highlight. All employees of the University are invited, including executives, managers, program directors, and staff. While waiting in line for the buffet, guests will be greeted by UMB Interim President Bruce Jarrell and served hors d’oeuvres by our vice presidents.

Researcher for SOE Page 2019RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION
OCT. 6 or 7, 2020
The Researcher of the Year award highlights the work of a faculty member exhibiting excellence in truly innovative research. Invitations are extended to University faculty and industry affiliates for the presentation and the reception that follows.

Student Cookout for SOE Page 2019

STUDENT COOKOUT
OCT. 7, 2020
‌Students from our six professional schools and interdisciplinary Graduate School are invited to attend this festive event. Students are greeted by Interim President Bruce Jarrell and served a great lunch by deans, vice presidents, and student affair deans.

Entrepreneur for SOE Page 2019ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION
OCT. 6 or 7, 2020
Our Entrepreneur of the Year award winner is invited to host a presentation demonstrating the impact their research has made on the community and UMB. Other leading UMB researchers also are recognized. Invited guests include Maryland-based CEOs of bioscience companies, leaders in the technology and economic development spheres, and the University’s outstanding faculty research community. The presentation is followed by a reception.

CEC Groundbreaking for SOE Page 2019

GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CENTER
OCT. 8, 2020
Read about UMB’s new Community Engagement Center (CEC) sits in the heart of West Baltimore at 16 S. Poppleton St., just a few blocks away from the original CEC that opened in 2015. UMB leaders, state and local officials, and community members will be on hand to formally open the building, a historic site that dates to 1917 and provides a much larger space for events and programming that serve children and adults. .

Gala -  Schedule for Events‌GALA
OCT. 10, 2020
‌The Founders Week Gala will celebrate our generous supporters and the University’s teamwork, accomplishments, and achievements of 2020. Invitations are sent to prominent business and community leaders and elected officials, alumni, donors, faculty, and staff. More than 500 guests will attend this event at the historic Hippodrome Theatre.