President’s Panel on Politics and Policy

Former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, MSW ’65, joined UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, for a conversation about her legendary political career, her roots as a social worker, the new Congress, and more. Read the story.

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December 24, 2018  |  Leaders from Korea’s Pusan National University explore educational opportunities with UMB, visit medical facilities and UM BioPark.

November 29, 2018  |  Former U.S. Senator and University of Maryland School of Social Work grad Barbara Mikulski tells UMB audience leaving the Senate was a decision to spend time raising hell rather than raising money.

November 7, 2018  |  Health Sciences Research Facility III, the largest ever in the history of the University System of Maryland, opens with virtual ribbon-cutting.

November 2, 2018  |  Dr. Kathleen Neuzil will be the only U.S. member to serve on the World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE).

October 19, 2018  |  UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, asks Baltimore business and civic leaders to apply the same effort used to transform Baltimore's downtown to improving its Westside community.