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[15 May 2013 | No Comment | 2,496 views]


CLUB UMB student participants from Southwest Baltimore Charter School (SBCS) in the Pigtown community of West Baltimore know what it feels like to work, compete, and win. 

This year CLUB UMB fielded its first Maryland Science Olympiad team with students from SBCS. At the Baltimore City Regional Tournament, their first showing where they competed against ...

Community Affairs, School of Social Work »

[19 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 648 views]


During Read Across America Day in early March, University students, faculty, and staff read books by Dr. Seuss to students at The Historic Samuel Coleridge- Taylor (HSCT) Elementary School. The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) contingent, led by the School of Social Work (SSW), play-ed a significant role in the festivities. 

Though it was a ...

Community Affairs, Government Affairs »

[7 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,304 views]


The start of the 2013 Maryland legislative session coincides with changes in the University’s Office of Government and Community Affairs. 

Kevin Kelly, JD, was named the new director of government affairs in November. “Kevin brings a variety of excellent professional experiences that will enhance our support for the University,” says Barbara Klein, MPA, chief government ...

Community Affairs, President's Office »

[11 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 5,390 views]


Kale chips, roasted spaghetti squash, and kabobs made of watermelon, pear tomato, and cucumber complete with a pesto drizzle.These are just some of the recipes Baltimore City school students learn about with the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Kids to the Farmers’ Market initiative, a program designed for school-age children that coincides with the ...

Community Affairs, SMC Campus Center »

[11 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,619 views]


Food Day—created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer advocacy organization—is a nationwide effort to promote affordable, healthy, and sustainable eating. This year, the University’s Office of Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI), the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative’s (BFPI) “Get Fresh Lexington,” the city of Baltimore, and Lexington ...

Community Affairs, HS/HSL, President's Office »

[10 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 824 views]


More than 40 students from George Washington Elementary and Southwest Baltimore Charter schools huddled around their healthy living-themed artwork on display recently in the Weise Gallery in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL). 

“I look forward every year to seeing the looks on the students’ faces as they enter the gallery and run ...

Campus, Community Affairs, Government Affairs »

[10 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 1,003 views]


The fourth class to graduate from the Project SEARCH high school transition program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) faces a tough job climate, but work ethic and aptitude will help the students succeed.

Project SEARCH takes high school juniors and seniors with learning and developmental disabilities and prepares them to function effectively in ...

Community Affairs, Featured, Government Affairs »

[10 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 1,037 views]


When T. Sue Gladhill, MSW, began working at the University in 1980, the campus consisted of 29 buildings. Today, there are 65, and Gladhill, who is retiring as chief government and community affairs officer and vice president, has a story about each addition.

“We have a new dental school building, for instance, but before we ...

Community Affairs, HS/HSL »

[12 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 8,588 views]


In addition to University librarians’ traditional roles supporting education, research, and clinical care, they now focus on community outreach, says M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, associate vice president of academic affairs and executive director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL). Tooey is also the principal investigator for Project SHARE (Student Health ...

Campus, Community Affairs, Human Resources »

[12 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 1,046 views]


The University is developing marketing materials to help connect West Baltimore residents with job opportunities on campus. The effort is part of the University’s participation in the Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP), a program that aims to strengthen targeted low-income communities.

Marjorie Powell, JD, the University’s associate vice president for human resource services, says many people ...