Alumni News and Events

UMB President Jarrell Welcomes Alumni

Welcome home, Alumni!

Founded in 1807, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s premier public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service. And in those 200-plus years, UMB has graduated nearly 80,000 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and more!

Read the entire President’s Welcome.


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Alumni Speaker Series and Events

The Alumni Speaker Series features one or two speakers each year. Past speakers include Monica Lewinsky, an advocate for victims of internet shaming and cyberbullying; David Simon, writer and producer of the award-winning TV series The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street; and Michele Norris, award-winning journalist and founder of The Race Card Project.

Interesting recent alumni events include our virtual cooking classes, an exclusive virtual appearance and conversation with actor-comedian Ken Jeong, MD, and a conversation with Baltimore filmmaker, author, and actor John Waters.

UMB President Bruce Jarrell demonstrates a commitment to sustainability during a recent campus cleanup day sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Staff Senate.

UMB Highlights

Peruse human interest stories to keep informed about what is happening at UMB. This content is updated monthly.

Three of the most recent UMB highlights are listed below, or you can read all UMB highlights here.

Other UMB Speakers Series

In addition to our alumni-specific happenings at UMB, we host many other notable speakers and events throughout the year, many of which alumni are invited to attend. Recurring events with timely topics covered each year include the Core Values Speaker Series, Diversity Speaker Series, President’s Panel on Politics and Policy, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month Celebration, UMBrella Speaker Series, and Women’s History Month.

Academy of Lifelong Learning

The UMB Academy of Lifelong Learning’s (ALL) mission is to create and present health and human services academic content to inspire, engage, and educate learners from middle school through retirement. As an alum, you can continue your journey in learning as you connect with some of the top experts in their fields. On its website, ALL offers visitors the ability to ask questions of UMB experts, who provide answers and their insights.

Get Involved

Alumni are invited to learn how to become involved with volunteer projects in West Baltimore as part of the UMB-University of Maryland Medical Center partnership.


UMB Philanthropy opportunities include planned, annual, and featured giving. In addition to donating to a specific school, there are a variety of initiative-specific giving opportunities such as the President’s Sustaining Fund, Community Engagement Center, and CURE Scholars. Don’t forget to ask about corporate matches and fundraising opportunities.

Catalyst: Big Ideas Change the World
CATALYST magazine presents engaging and inspirational stories that underscore UMB’s 210-plus-year commitment to catalyzing global advances in health, education, research, social justice, and community service.


Stay Connected to UMB Through Social Media

Follow UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell on Twitter: @DrBruceJarrell