• Social Justice and Structural Racism in Baltimore with Kurt L. Schmoke

    President’s Panel on Politics and Policy

    April 28, 2021
    9 a.m.
    Virtual Event

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  • Kendi Delivers Message on How to Be Anti-Racist

    Being an anti-racist involves much more than simply declaring, “I’m not a racist,” says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, MA.

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  • President’s Panel on Politics and Policy

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

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February 2, 2021  |  Dr. Chen will serve a four-year term on the advisory committee that sets recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines and other immunization practices for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

February 1, 2021  |  Research in Baltimore and College Park tackles critical issues in the state of Maryland and globally.

January 29, 2021  |  On the Jan. 28 edition of Virtual Face to Face with President Bruce Jarrell, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott discusses his plans to make the city safer, cleaner, better educated, and more equitable.

January 16, 2021  |  On the Jan. 14 edition of “Virtual Face to Face with President Bruce Jarrell”: The state of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

January 2, 2021  |  Research will compare outcomes among stroke patients and older adults at risk of falls who have combined hospital and home rehabilitation therapy.