• A Conversation with Greg Lindsay

    At the UMB President’s Panel on Politics and Policy on Feb. 22, 2024, urban policy expert Greg Lindsay discussed the key issues that will affect the trajectory of cities such as Baltimore.

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  • A Conversation with NPR’s Nina Totenberg

    National Public Radio’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent discussed the Supreme Court, her longtime friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and other issues at the President's Panel on Politics and Policy on Feb. 14, 2023.

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  • A Conversation with Mara Liasson and Jonah Goldberg

    President’s Panel on Politics and Policy

    NPR political correspondent and conservative columnist discuss the 2022 midterm election results with UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS.

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We Are UMB - Budget Hearing


May 7, 2024  |  Plans include converting Lexington Street area into “College Town USA” with housing, shops, and research space as president also outlines UMB’s many accomplishments.

March 13, 2024  |  Operations set to begin in the summer as faculty and state-of-the-art technology moves into new site.

January 29, 2024  |  Academic and health care leaders explain the promise of the Institute for Health Computing to the Maryland General Assembly’s Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

in the news

November 28, 2023  |  The Maryland secretaries of environment, natural resources, and agriculture shared priorities at the Ninth Annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference hosted by ALEI.

July 26, 2023  |  Three members of the UMB community will advise the governor on the public health impacts of cannabis legalization.