UMB Highlights

At First Convocation, UMB Faculty Shine

Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA, provost, executive vice president, and dean of the Graduate School, welcomed attendees to the first University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Faculty Convocation on Sept. 8. “It is an opportunity for the faculty from each of UMB’s schools to gather in fellowship with one another to celebrate the beginning of the academic year,” Ward said. The program, which can be viewed in its entirety in the link above, welcomed faculty to a new academic year and recognized UMB’s Distinguished University Professors.

Faculty and their guests also heard from three expert speakers, whose riveting speeches rivaled any TED Talk:

  • Maneka Sinha, JD, associate professor, Francis King Carey School of Law, speaking about faulty forensics.
  • Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, RN, CRNP, associate professor, School of Nursing, talking about the health impacts of social isolation.
  • Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, professor, School of Pharmacy, discussing the importance of palliative care.