• Schmoke Reflects on the Power of Opportunity

    University of Baltimore president and former Baltimore mayor talks about education, housing, racism, and more in the President’s Panel on Politics and Policy.

  • Kendi Delivers Message on How to Be Anti-Racist

    Being an anti-racist involves much more than simply declaring, “I’m not a racist,” author and historian Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, MA, says during the President’s Panel on Politics and Policy.

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  • Steele Sees ‘Vibrancy’ in Election Results

    Former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele, JD, provided his analysis of the 2020 election in the President’s Panel on Politics and Policy.

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October 20, 2021  |  Full endowment of $2.5 million includes funds from philanthropic donors and matching state funds

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October 13, 2021  |  An impromptu conversation at a Maryland Carey Law alumni event led to legislation benefiting low-income Marylanders.

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October 5, 2021  |  Residents with complex legal tax issues can get free assistance at Maryland Carey, University of Baltimore School of Law, and Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.

July 20, 2021  |  President Joe Biden has nominated Laurie Locascio, vice president for research at the University of Maryland, to head the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

June 14, 2021  |  The Maryland Life Sciences Education and Innovation Partnership brings the educational and research aspects of Maryland higher education into a close partnership with the life sciences industry.