Past Events

Women’s History Month

Angela H. Brodie, PhD

Women's History Month 2018

The University of Maryland, Baltimore celebrates Women’s History Month. Featuring a panel of distinguished leaders in breast cancer research and advocacy. 

UMBrella Speaker Series

 Joyce J. Scott

Joyce J. Scott

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 the UMBrella Group welcomed The Art and Advocacy of Joyce J. Scott. Joyce J. Scott is an artist, sculptor, quilter, performance artist, installation artist, lecturer and educator. Scott is renowned for her social commentary on issues such as racism, sexism, violence, and stereotypes, as well as themes of spiritual healing.

Susan Esserman

Susan Esserman

On Feb. 27, 2018, the UMBrella Group invited Ambassador Susan Esserman for a lunch and discussion. ‌‌Susan G. Esserman is a visiting professor in the School of Social Work and founder and director of the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors.

Fawn Germer

Fawn Germer

On April 21, 2016, UMBrella welcomed best-selling author, speaker, and business consultant Fawn Germer to discuss Hard Won WisdomA four-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journailist, Germer has interviewed more than 300 of the most accomplished leaders of our time.

Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen

On Sept. 22, 2015 faculty, staff, and students recently attended the UMBrella Speaker Series featuring best-selling author Deborah Tannen. Tannen is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and the author of many books and articles about how the language of everyday conversation affects relationships.  

Jessica Glazer

Jessica Glazer

On March 3, 2015, Jessica Glazer, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University and the founder & CEO of Glazer Talks, discussed the emergent field of positive psychology — the science of human potential — and shared techniques that help us become more fulfilled personally and professionally.