Founders Week 2012
Founders Week—the University’s annual celebration of the achievements of our faculty, staff, students, and supporters—pays tribute to the University’s 200-plus-year history with a series of events that are always memorable. 2012 was no exception.
The Black-Tie Gala, which kicked off the week, had an international flavor with Entrepreneurs of the Year William Blattner, MD, and Robert Redfield Jr., MD, attracting guests from some of the nine African and Caribbean nations in which they have treated HIV/AIDS as co-founders of the School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology.
The Student Cookout and the Staff Luncheon, where University administrators including President Jay A. Perman, MD, help serve meals, attracted huge crowds, as did the Entrepreneurs of the Year and Researcher of the Year presentations.
The week of events culminated with a 200th birthday party for Davidge Hall. Outside the University’s signature building, a seedling of the original Davidge elm was replanted, with a ceremonial mulching at the event.
Thanks to all who made Founders Week 2012 a success. To see more about the award winners and events, including a video of the Gala, visit http://founders.umaryland.edu/. To revisit the week in photos, see http://umvoice.com/photo-galleries/founders-week-2012/.