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The President's Message Archives
- January 2020
Dr. Jarrell’s inaugural column as UMB’s interim president; celebrating Dr. Perman’s presidency and legacy; Monica Lewinsky fights cyberbullying; ambassadors from Europe talk innovation, U.S. collaboration; intercultural center brings diverse student groups together; CURE Scholars celebrate semester’s success.
- December 2019
President’s farewell column; UMB confronts chronic pain; dental clinic comes to Shady Grove; collaboration key to Quantum project; Ragsdale speaks at DAC event; DNA sequencing giant joins BioPark; Nursing wins HEED Award; teaching kids nutrition at farmers market; safety tips for holiday season.
- November 2019
President’s column on his visit to UMB colleagues in Africa; looking back at Founders Week and the CEC groundbreaking; 1807 arts journal reunion; faculty members develop IPE internship; remembering Elijah Cummings; UMB CURE Scholars Program welcomes fifth cohort
- October 2019
President’s column on why he speaks out on matters of public debate; looking ahead to Founders Week and CEC groundbreaking; School of Medicine nets huge flu vaccine grant; Augustine kicks off White Paper on Core Values; Downtown Partnership hails Perman; Workplace Mediation Service launches; MileOne Autogroup donates two PAL vans
- September 2019
President’s column on BioPark growth and innovation; Founders Week award winners named; Environmental Services Week; stories on nursing informatics institute, new CURE Scholars director, Pharmacy’s master’s program in medical cannabis, a new playground for Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School, Student Counseling Center move, simulation primer for YouthWorks interns
- July-August 2019
President’s column on UMB’s Global Health Summit and internationalization process; stories on ‘momentous’ CITS audit, PATIENTS Day, Project SEARCH graduation, alumni event featuring Michele Norris, Employee Development Day, and new police comfort dog
- June 2019
President’s column on his State of the University Address; a look back at commencement; UMB strategic plan progress report; 1807 arts journal launches; fellows release White Paper on gun violence; entrepreneurial students make Grid Pitch; Spring Fest unites neighbors; CURE Scholars celebrate year of success
- May 2019
President’s column on students’ global and entrepreneurial experiences; longtime and award-winning employees honored; IPE Day draws 240; former White House social secretary promotes civility; First Lady Yumi Hogan exhibits her art; students discuss campus climate survey; Emergency Management revisits first year.
- April 2019
President’s column on MPower’s expanding impact; Women’s History Month symposium promotes personal and professional growth; dental students treat 600+ at Mission of Mercy; law student to join Board of Regents; N.Y. Times reporter talks politics and polarization in the age of Trump; James McHenry students demo medication-dispensing robot.
- March 2019
President’s column on UMB’s most successful commercialization year ever; Alsobrooks urges MLK crowd to ‘redeem the dream’; HSRF III wins Gold LEED Award; UMB CURE Scholars impress lawmakers; a look ahead to Women’s History Month and Core Values events.
- February 2019
President’s column on his Panel on Politics and Policy; new Elm is coming; sexual harassment addressed at Q&A; art and literary journal to launch; 20 employees benefit from Live Near Your Work in 2018; Police Chief Cary reflects on her first six months.
- January 2019
President’s column on the Graduate School’s centennial; Mikulski urges civic engagement; School of Medicine launches cultural transformation; stories on seed grant events here and at College Park; CURE Scholars enjoy Winter Wonderland; crime falls 21 percent in UMB Police year-end report.
- December 2018
President’s column on UMB’s record-shattering year in grants and contracts; HSRF III’s ceremonial opening; TEDx UMB showcases our big ideas; Project Feast serves Thanksgiving meals to those in need; SON, SSW win HEED awards for diversity.
- November 2018
President’s column on his trip to Asia; a look back at Founders Week; new cohort of CURE Scholars dons white coats; kinetic sculpture unveiled; UMB Police launch COAST outreach team; a look ahead to TEDx and Barbara Mikulski visit.
- October 2018
President’s column on Promise Heights; a look ahead to Founders Week; President’s Symposium and White Paper Project tackles gun violence; Diversity Advisory Council presentation; leaders discuss policing and emergency management; new CURE Scholars documentary coming to MPT.
- September 2018
President’s column on the Interprofessional Care Transitions Clinic; improved UMB mobile app launches; CURE Scholars and YouthWorks interns embrace summer learning; congressional delegation gets peek at Health Sciences Research Facility III; police are a hit at National Night Out.
- July-August 2018
President’s column on immigrants’ rights; a Q&A with new Police Chief Alice Cary; a preview of Campus Life Services’ Welcome Month; stories on UMBrella scholarships, Project SEARCH’s graduation, Teaching with Technology Day, and more.
- June 2018
President’s column on his State of the University Address; revisiting commencement, UMB’s Neighborhood Spring Festival, Glendening and Ehrlich’s political discussion, and CURE Scholars’ end-of-year celebration; philanthropic gifts to schools of medicine and nursing; a new Live Near Your Work story; and UMB police start active shooter response training.
- May 2018
President’s column on a new home for the Community Engagement Center; stories on Robert Redfield’s appointment as CDC director, IPE Day, our celebration of the late Angela Brodie, and Shock Trauma’s Stop the Bleed program; and a look ahead to commencement.
- April 2018
President’s column on UMB's global/local program, recaps of employee recognition and human trafficking events, a Project SEARCH Housekeeping story, CURE Corner spotlights, a Live Near Your Work success story, and more.
- March 2018
President’s column on Women’s History Month, a 2017 global education recap, a look back at our Black History Month presentation, and more.
- February 2018
President’s column on the Live Near Your Work Program, a look ahead to Dr. Perman’s quarterly Q&A on March 7, CURE Corner, a story on Jody Olsen’s nomination as Peace Corps director, and a safety tip on winter driving.
- January 2018
President’s column on UM Ventures 2.0, a look ahead to Pamela Hammond’s Black History Month speech, and stories on Tom Sullivan’s Catalyst presentation, the Snap! Photo Contest winner, and 2017 UMB crime report.
- December 2017
President’s column on proposed Medicaid cuts, a holiday greeting, a Quarterly Q&A reminder, Russell McClain’s Diversity Advisory Council presentation on bias, volunteers help at Project Feast, CURE welcomes its third cohort of young scholars, and holiday safety tips.
- November 2017
President’s column on UMB’s outreach to alumni, a wrap-up of Founders Week, Derreck Kayongo’s Politics and Policy presentation, MPower seed grant recipients and an award for the BioPark, plus stories on RISING Baltimore and the schools’ Mission of Mercy community service.
- October 2017
President’s column on the Catalyst fundraising campaign, a look ahead to Founders Week and Derreck Kayongo’s Politics and Policy presentation, a recap of the quarterly Q&A, and a safety tip for pedestrians.
- September 2017
President’s column on the Launch Your Life program, UMB Night at the Ballpark, a look ahead to the quarterly Q&A, a recap of the YouthWorks and CURE Scholars summer programs, a former patient kayaks to honor the late Dr. Brodie, and a safety tip concerning personal property.
- July-August 2017
President’s column on the Facilities Master Plan, UMB named a great place to work, a look ahead to Welcome Month, a recap of the Climate Survey, dental students help at the Special Olympics, Project SEARCH class graduates, security guard celebrates 53 years at UMB.
- June 2017
President’s column on his State of the University Address, a look back at commencement, a story on Police Chief Tony Williams’ retirement, an invitation to Dr. Perman’s June 19 Q&A, Matt Hourihan’s presentation on the federal research budget, CURE Corner, and more.
- May 2017
President’s column on changing UMB’s logo, a story on Malinda Hughes donating her Employee of Year prize to CURE Scholars, a global health update, and a look ahead to the State of the University Address and commencement.
- April 2017
President’s column on the Neighborhood Spring Festival, stories on lectures in the President’s Panel on Politics and Policy, a philanthropy story, and CURE Corner.
- March 2017
President’s column on the UMBrella Coaching Program, stories on presentations in the Core Values Speaker Series and the President’s Panel on Politics and Policy, a safety tip, and CURE Corner.
- February 2017
President’s column on UMB joining Johns Hopkins in the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, stories on Spirit Day and philanthropy, a safety tip, and CURE Corner.
- January 2017
President’s column on the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership; stories on UMB's 2016 crime statistics and the Snap! Photo Contest; invitations to Spirit Day, Jan. 18, and our Black History Month celebration, Feb. 1; a look ahead to the Core Values Speaker Series featuring Wes Moore on accountability, Feb. 14; and CURE Corner.