"The UMB Pulse" features stories of interest and inspiration about the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and helps listeners stay up to date on changes, guidelines, and important campus events.

Co-hosted by Charles Schelle, senior media relations specialist; Dana Rampolla, director of integrated marketing; and Jena Frick, senior media relations specialist, “The UMB Pulse” is a UMB Office of Communications and Public Affairs production.

How to Listen

You can listen by using the player below.

Episode transcripts are available at umbpulse.buzzsprout.com.

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Why This Podcast … and Why These Topics?

At its onset, “The UMB Pulse” aims to be a mechanism for people to obtain informative, timely, and transparent Return to Campus communications as faculty, staff, and students navigate from teleworking and telelearning to an in-person or hybrid model — a way to get back in touch with the heartbeat of UMB after more than a year of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. UMB will release a new podcast every two weeks.

The intent in fall 2021 is for “The UMB Pulse” to evolve into a topic-driven podcast geared toward sharing interesting and engaging stories about:

  • Our internal faculty, staff, and student triumphs
  • Interesting things you never knew about UMB
  • Our engaging neighborhood partnerships with the West Baltimore community
  • UMB’s diverse and accomplished alumni


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