2018-19 YEAR IN REVIEW
6 N ew Partnership: A $1 million pledge from the American Institute of Physics will establish an endowed professorship in the history of natural sciences.
8 D igital Humanities and Activism: Phase two of the Documenting the Now project creates tools for activist communities to ethically preserve and protect their social media and web archives.
9 N ew Makerspace: BookLab, a new space in the English department, challenges students to experiment with the potential of books.
PUBLISHER University of Maryland’s College of Arts and Humanities Bonnie Thornton Dill Professor and Dean
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4 UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE EDUCATION 5 FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
8 INTERDISCIPLINARY INITIATIVES 9 INNOVATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 10 DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & EQUITY 11 CREATING GLOBAL CITIZENS
12 ALUMNI DISTINCTIONS & GIVING CONNECT WITH US twitter.com/umd_arhu facebook.com/arhu_umd go.umd.edu/ARHUlinkedin instagram.com/umd_arhu
14 UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
ON OUR COVER 1. Professor of Theatre Scot Reese was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. | 2. The National Foreign Language Center received a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create a national professional development program for world language teachers. | 3. Associate Professor of Music Irina Muresanu and Amitabh Varshney, professor and dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, collaborated on a musical virtual reality experience. | 4. Robyn Muncy, professor of history, curated “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote,” at the National Archives. | 5. Diane Guerrero spoke with UMD UndocuTerps as part of UMD’s third annual Social Justice Day, co-sponsored by ARHU. | 6. Based on research and recommendations from Christine Hands ’19, M.F.A. dance, The Clarice is addressing accessibility issues with both programming and facilities. | 7. Detail of poem number 413 by Emily Dickinson in “The Amherst Manuscript.” Gerard Holmes, Ph.D. candidate in English, is researching how musical improvisation influenced her work.
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FROM THE DEAN
INVESTING IN THE ARTS & HUMANITIES LAST YEAR, THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES (ARHU) had its best fundraising year ever, bringing in nearly $16 million in philanthropic gifts for Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland. To what do I attribute this success? To the same strengths we exhibit in the arts and humanities daily—we are great communicators, collaborators and visionaries. I’m proud that continued investment in the arts and humanities is helping us increase student scholarships, expand faculty research, advance innovation and interdisciplinary scholarship and engage with the wider community. This report points out notable examples from the last year, such as: ian Kelley-Chung ’19, English, was K granted a Nonso Christian Ugbode Digital Media Fellowship from Black Public Media to create an augmented reality graphic book based on the James Baldwin story, “Going to Meet the Man,” that will help readers understand the social, political and historical background of the civil rights movement’s political and historical frames.
$1 million pledge from the American Institute of A Physics will establish an endowed professorship in the history of the natural sciences. he Foxworth Do Good Internship Endowed T Scholarships give financial support to students participating in primarily unpaid internships with service organizations throughout the D.C. region. We also received funding from private foundations, like The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest supporter of the arts and humanities in the nation. Through five active grants, the foundation is investing in research both led or co-led by faculty at ARHU that expands and institutionalizes the field of Black digital humanities; makes obscure Arabic and Persian texts available worldwide; collects, uses and preserves social media and web archives; creates a unique online data hub to engage with the topic of African slavery; and develops new ways to assess the nature and quality of humanities and social science scholarship. Ultimately, philanthropic, private and federal and state investments in the arts and humanities mean more creativity, culture and collaboration on our campus, in the state and beyond. Thank you for your continued support of the arts and humanities at Maryland. Sincerely,
Bonnie Thornton Dill Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
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COLLEGE PROFILE Source: reports.umd.edu
Undergraduate and graduate students
40% Students of color
Students elected to Phi Beta Kappa
National scholarship and fellowship award winners
Total placement rate
UMD Creative and Performing Arts Awards
UMD Division of Research Maryland Catalyst Fund New Directions Program Awards
UMD Research and Scholarship Awards
ARHU FACULTY HAVE STRONG PARTICIPATION IN GENERAL EDUCATION, TEACHING THE FOLLOWING AT MARYLAND:
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#2 Department of History specialty in African American history
DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Professional track faculty
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT GRADUATE PROGRAM RANKING
for graduating African American students with bachelor degrees in area, ethnic, cultural, gender and group studies and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics
for graduating Asian American students with doctoral degrees in visual and performing arts
1 GUGGENHEIM FELLOW INCOMING FRESHMEN
1325 Average SAT
Gerard Passannante, associate professor of English, received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship to support his research on how contemporary ideas about scale, or the relative size or extent of something, have roots in ancient and early modern arguments about the order of the universe.
First-year retention rate
MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF FELLOWS OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE
Professor of Theatre Scot Reese was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre in recognition of his work as an Emmy award-winning director, actor, singer, educator and activist. Membership to the college is “one of the highest honors bestowed on educators and professionals of America’s educational and theatre community.”
2 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
Highest fundraising year in college history
$18,313,521 External research awards
Two albums were nominated for Grammys. A four-CD box set and book called “Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War” by Hugo Keesing, a retired adjunct professor of American studies, was nominated for best historical album. The National Orchestral Institute + Festival is featured on a recording of “Ruggles, Stucky & Harbison: Orchestral Works,” recorded at The Clarice, that was up for best orchestral performance.
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UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE ACCOLADES
Emelia Gold ’19, American studies and mechanical engineering, won the 2019 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award from the UMD Center for Undergraduate Research and a Winston Family Honors Research Paper Award from the UMD Honors College for her innovative research exploring connections between global warming and immigration.
Gerard Holmes, Ph.D. candidate in English, received a 2019 Dissertation Completion Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies to study how musical improvisation influenced the poet Emily Dickinson.
Kian Kelley-Chung ’19, English, received the inaugural 2019 Nonso Christian Ugbode Digital Media Fellowship from Black Public Media to create an augmented reality graphic book based on the James Baldwin story, “Going to Meet the Man,” that will help readers understand the social, political and historical background of the civil rights movement.
Paulina Lyskawa and Rodrigo Ranero, Ph.D. students in linguistics, received funding from the Jacobs Foundation to research how the indigenous Santiago Tz’utujiil language in Guatemala can illuminate universal elements of human languages.
The UMD Concert Choir performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Under the baton of NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, the program featured Rossini’s popular “Stabat Mater” and Liszt’s “Dante” Symphony. Supported by the Pellegri Program in the National Italian American Foundation, Marissa Hicks, M.A. student in classics, and Zachary Wilton ’19, classics, created “Ancient America: Influences of Greece and Rome on the Political and Ideological Development of the United States,” a website highlighting the legacy of classical Greek and Roman thought on contemporary political culture in the U.S.
With the support of a 2019-20 Clinical Ethics Fellowship, Kelsey Gipe ’18, Ph.D. philosophy, will learn to conduct clinical ethics consultations at Sutter Health’s Program in Medicine and Human Values in San Francisco.
>> LOOKING FORWARD:
NEW UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS The Humanities, Health and Medicine minor will train students to apply arts and humanities research and analytic methods to bring empathy, ethics and socio-cultural awareness to medical care and health policy.
1,194 Degrees conferred
949 B.A. 146 M.A. 99 Ph.D.
A new Arts Leadership minor connects resources from across the visual and performing arts to help students become creative leaders, whether as artists, entrepreneurs or cultural leaders.
Plus or minus 1% due to rounding
Students in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics major will learn insights and methods from three different fields, preparing them to innovatively address pressing social and political questions.
Plus or minus 2% due to rounding
70% EMPLOYED FULL-TIME 17% CONTINUING EDUCATION
7% EMPLOYED PART-TIME
2% VOLUNTEER/ SERVICE PROGRAM
11% NO DATA 10% PRIVATE SECTOR
1% MILITARY SERVICE
1% STARTING A BUSINESS
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29% NON-TENURE TRACK
* Some departments have incomplete data on their graduates; this can include either graduates without placement and/or unreported.
2% NONPROFIT 1%
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS ACCOLADES Katherine Wasdin, assistant professor of classics, received a Loeb Fellowship from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation for a book project on how contemporary female artists and writers engage with the work of the Roman poet Catullus. Elizabeth Toth, professor of communication, received the Public Relations Division’s PRIDE Award for Lifetime Achievement in Public Relations Education. Patrick Warfield, associate professor of music, received a 2019 Research Communicator Impact Award from the UMD Division of Research in the “New Media” category for his narrated concert about WWI produced in collaboration with the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Martha Randall, lecturer of music, received the 2018-19 Provost’s Excellence Award for Professional Track Faculty in teaching for her work drawing on the study of acoustics and anatomy to help her vocal students use and maintain their voices. Supported by a fall 2019 Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award and a spring 2020 Collegium Grant from the Université de Lyon, Valérie K. Orlando, professor in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, will spend the year in France studying the influence of experimental French literature on North African authors. Jennifer Barclay, assistant professor of theatre, won a 2019 Best New Play (Small Theater) Award from the Independent Reviewers of New England for her play “Ripe Frenzy,” which used innovative storytelling and media projections to explore the impact of mass shootings on small-town America.
OUTSTANDING AND DIVERSE NEW FACULTY Back row L–R: Matthew Miller (School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures), Eva Hageman (American studies and women’s studies), David Carroll Simon (English) | Middle row L–R: Chad B. Infante (English), Jordana Moore Saggese (art history and archaeology), Sun Young Lee (communication) | Front row L–R: Patrick Chung (history), Jyana S. Browne (School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) and GerShun Avilez (English) | Inset: Andrea E. Brown (School of Music)
AWARD-WINNING FACULTY BOOKS Carly S. Wood’s “Debating Women: Gender, Education and Spaces for Argument 1935-1945” won the 2018 Daniel Rohrer Memorial Outstanding Research Award from the American Forensic Association. Karin Rosemblatt’s “The Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910-1950” won a 2019 PROSE Award in the category of “North American/ U.S. History” from the Association of American Publishers. Sarah Cameron’s “The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan” won the Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies from the Association for the Study of Nationalities and the Southern Slavic Book Award from the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies. Matthew Suriano’s “A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible” won the Frank Moore Cross Award from The American Schools of Oriental Research. Ida Meftahi’s “Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage” received the 2018 Latifeh Yarshater Award from the Association for Iranian Studies.
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RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP & CREATIVITY STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS ARHU faculty maintain close relationships and hold leadership positions with:
“Art Journal,” College Art Association: Jordana Moore Saggese, editor-in-chief
Labor and Working Class History Association: Julie Greene, president
A new partnership with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) will help uncover stories of scientific discovery while illuminating complex social issues faced by both humanists and scientists. A $1 million pledge from AIP will establish an endowed professorship in the history of natural sciences and support the appointee’s humanistic and scientific research through a partnership with AIP’s Center for History of Physics. Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill will help lead a project called the Humane Metrics for the Humanities and Social Sciences that will develop and implement new methods for assessing the nature and quality of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The initiative, now in its second phase, is funded by a $695,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Michigan State University to continue building the framework allowing scholars to tell more textured and compelling stories about the impact of their research. The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture expanded its ongoing collaboration with the Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, Maryland. Student-led education and community projects included 3D digitization of objects in the museum collection to create a digital scavenger hunt for children, an augmented reality initiative and an accessibility project for those unable to climb stairs. With an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the college will transform an existing digitization platform developed in collaboration with Harvard Law School into a complete digital text production pipeline to expand access to a vast trove of literature from the pre-modern Persian and Arabic world.
College Band Directors National Association, Eastern Division Conference: Michael Votta, president
Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute: Ruth Zambrana, president-elect
Digital Art History Society: Meredith J. Gill, vice-president for membership
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Linda Aldoory, associate dean for research and programming, is the health communication lead on a $140,000 subcontract of a $12 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control project with Prince George’s County Health Department to develop and implement tailored health messaging to reach underserved communities. Clare Lyons recieved a 2018-19 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support the completion of her book “Sex in an Eighteenth-Century AngloOceanic World,” which examines changing ideas about sexuality and gender in the English-speaking world of the 1900s. Rachel Singpurwalla, assistant professor of philosophy, received a $20,000 grant from the Maryland Catalyst Fund New Directions Program to study the idea of “civic friendship” in ancient Greek philosophy and what it might teach us about the current heightened division and civic conflict in the U.S.
Co-edited by Associate Professor of History Julie Taddeo, “Conflicting Masculinities: Men in Television Period Drama” is a collection of essays exploring the complex male characters in period dramas and why they have such broad appeal to 21st-century audiences. Robyn Muncy, professor of history, curated “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote,” an exhibit at the National Archives, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.
TEACHING In Associate Professor of Communication Damien Pfister’s “Interpreting Strategic Discourse” class, students collaborated with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities to code approximately 3,000 Facebook advertisements planted by the Russian Internet Research Agency and create a publicly searchable database of them categorized by content and theme.
Students in “Soundtrack to Revolution: Black Protest Music from the Slave Ship to SoundCloud,” an honors seminar taught by American Studies Assistant Professor La Marr Jurelle Bruce, learned how black people have used music to express grievances with antiblackness, misogyny and other forces that have threatened their lives. Associate Professor of Art History Abigail McEwen taught “Curating Change: Latin American Art at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),” a course that introduced students to digital art history by curating an online exhibition at the IDB.
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS John Ruppert, professor of art, received a $15,000 grant from the Maryland Catalyst Fund New Directions Program to attend the Arctic Circle Residency Program, where he spent several weeks recording the sounds of ice and making notes for future sculptures and installations that will give viewers a multi-sensory experience of nature.
The “Living Legacy National Speaking Tour” features David C. Driskell, distinguished university professor of art emeritus, in conversation with Curlee R. Holton, executive director of the David. C. Driskell Center, to share Driskell’s legacy as an artist and scholar.
The School of Music received a grant from the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music to fund a yearlong Kurt Weill Festival featuring performances of the famous composer’s concert and staged works and lectures that explored how Weill’s history as an immigrant shaped the future of music.
Professor of Theatre Daniel Conway represented the U.S. at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space with his innovative set design for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s “Macbeth.”
“Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions,” the spring 2019 exhibition at the University of Maryland Art Gallery, featured work from the many generous contributions from donors that make possible the continued growth of the University of Maryland Art Gallery permanent collection. The exhibition was supported in part by the Dorothy and Nicholas Orem Exhibition Fund as well as a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
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>> LOOKING FORWARD: As part of a creation residency through the Artist Partner Programs at The Clarice, Porte Parole, a documentary theater company from Montreal, developed workshop readings of “The Assembly: UMD,” a play that examines the dynamics of polarization around the world today. The play premieres December 5-7 at The Clarice. See the complete 2019-20 performing arts season online at go.umd. edu/2019-20arts.
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RESEARCH NETWORKS Through a $656,000 Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Foreign Language Center created a researchbased professional development program for world language teachers to bridge the gap between bestpractices research and the real-world needs and conditions of teachers.
ONGOING INITIATIVES Supported by a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities is leading the second phase of Documenting the Now, a project to develop tools, course offerings and community-based workshops that support the ethical collection, use and preservation of social media and web archives. John Horty, professor of philosophy, is partnering with computer scientists to develop legal, regulatory and moral standards for the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI), like autonomous cars and even AI systems used in medicine and finance.
>> LOOKING FORWARD: Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood and cofounder of the women’s activist organization Supermajority, will share her thoughts on civic innovation as part of the 2019-20 Arts and Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series. “Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black,” the inaugural African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities (AADHUM) Initiative conference, brought scholars, teachers, professionals, activists and community members together to challenge and expand digital humanities and black studies. >> LOOKING FORWARD: Supported by a $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, phase two of AADHUM will establish a long-term home for black digital studies at UMD through capacity-building and strategic partnerships.
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INNOVATION & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
INNOVATION IN THE ARTS & HUMANITIES Associate Professor of Music Irina Muresanu developed a virtual reality experience in collaboration with Amitabh Varshney, professor and dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, that allows audiences to experience performances from her “Four Strings Around the World Project” in places tied to their history. BookLab” (below) is a new makerspace “ in the English department that challenges students to experiment with the potential of books—and make their own—by providing access to tabletop letterpresses, a metal type collection, a 3D printer and an extensive collection of innovative books for inspiration.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SERVICE TO THE STATE The School of Music’s residency program at the Collington Continuing Care Retirement Community in Bowie, Maryland, where two graduate students live in the community in exchange for organizing musical programming for residents, attracted national attention when the 2018-19 students were featured on NBC’s Today Show twice (right). With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Associate Professor of American studies Mary Corbin Sies is collaborating with residents to document the history of Lakeland, an African American neighborhood in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The communication department is partnering with the Maryland Education Commission to produce public relations campaigns to promote the Maryland State Financial Aid Application to students who are undocumented and students with DACA status. Students and staff from the National Orchestral Institute, a month-long training program at The Clarice for highly talented young musicians, traveled to Honolulu to teach and mentor high school students in Hawaii as part of the Pacific Music Institute.
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DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & EQUITY
FEATURES In partnership with the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, NextNOW Fest 2018 presented its first Human Library, where real people like Radcliffe Adler ’18 were one of the “books” readers could connect with to have conversations that challenge stereotypes and prejudices. Adler, who identifies as neither male nor female, spoke to visitors about the day-to-day experience of life as a transgender and non-binary person.
ARHU co-sponsored UMD’s third annual Social Justice Day, which featured actress, author and activist Diane Guerrero (below, first row center) in conversation with UMD’s UndocuTerps, sharing her personal story as the daughter and sister of deported immigrants.
Peer to Peer, a student organization founded by Shivani Shah ’19, Spanish and biology, received an inaugural Social Justice Day award for its partnership with the International Rescue Committee to tutor and mentor immigrant youth throughout Prince George’s County, Maryland (below).
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Christine Hands ’19, M.F.A. dance, investigated barriers to access by people with disabilities in the programs and facility at The Clarice and made recommendations, many of which will be implemented in the coming season.
CREATING GLOBAL CITIZENS AFRICA
With the support of a Boren scholarship, Matthew Wheeler ’19, Arabic studies, spent the year in Meknes, Morocco, studying Arabic.
William Wong ’21, English and Economics, received a 2019 Fulbright UK Summer Institute award to study British culture for one month at the University of Sussex. This competitive and prestigious four-week program emphasizes interdisciplinary learning.
ASIA William Donnie Scally, Ph.D. student in ethnomusicology, received a fellowship from The Japan Foundation to study the networks of musicians, teachers, club owners and others who are involved with commercial and traditional music in Toyama City, Japan.
CENTRAL, SOUTH AMERICA & THE CARRIBEAN With the support of a Global Classrooms Initiative Grant from UMD’s Office of International Affairs, Distinguished ScholarTeacher and Professor of English Merle Collins virtually brought students from UMD and the University of the West Indies together in a course exploring the literature and ideas of the Carribbean.
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Study abroad students
BRIDGING JAPAN SCHOLARSHIP
1 CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG YOUTH EXCHANGE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
1 TILLMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Assistant Professor of Music Siv B. Lie curated and launched “RomArchive,” (below) a digital archive of Romani arts and cultures, which won the prestigious European Heritage Award from the European Commission and Europa Nostra for its outstanding work making the art and culture of the Romani more widely available.
1 THE GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE RESEARCH GRANTS
2 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS
2 BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS
7 CRITICAL LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIPS
9 FULBRIGHT AWARDS
9 TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM IN FRANCE AWARDS
10 BENJAMIN A. GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
MIDDLE EAST Guest lecturers Zvi Sahar and Leslie Strongwater collaborated to teach “Puppet Cinema: When Film & Puppetry Meet on Stage,” in a new World Outreach Classroom in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, which allowed Sahar to join virtually from Tel Aviv.
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ALUMNI DISTINCTIONS & GIVING UMD FEARLESS IDEAS CAMPAIGN UPDATE
78% raised toward ARHU’s
Running through December 2021, the UMD Fearless Ideas Campaign will raise $1.5 billion in funding for students, faculty, facilities, research and programming.
Focusing on funding support for creativity, culture and collaboration, the college had its most successful fundraising year ever, raising $15.8 million and bringing us 78% towards our $70 million goal.
SUPPORTING CREATIVITY, CULTURE AND COLLABORATION
goal for Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland
Anna Harris ’15, music, received the Give A Note Foundation’s 2018 Music Education Innovator Award for her work on the Ethiopian Song Project. Supported by the Country Music Association Foundation, this grant supports diversity in music education. Selin Balci ’12, M.F.A. art, received a $10,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize from Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance for her project “Bordered World,” which uses live molds and fungi growing in 2,500 petri dishes to compose a 3D world map representing global struggles for survival.
The Maya Brin Cultural Competency Endowed Scholarship in Russian Studies is funded by a $500,000 endowment from the Brin Family to support students participating in immersive language experiences, including study abroad in Russia and residence in the Russian cluster of the Language House Immersion Program. The scholarship may also support STEM majors double majoring or minoring in Russian studies. An additional $1 million from the Brin Family will support the Maya Brin Endowed Professorship in Dance, which will be held by a professor poised to give students a strong foundation in ballet as preparation for work in modern dance performance and choreography.
The 2017 UMD undergraduate design cohort took home a best in category award for “social impact design” at the 2018 Flux Design Competition Awards, a nationwide competition recognizing outstanding student design work. The cohort won for “Black Women: Image and Perception in Popular Culture,” an exhibition (right) with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for African American History and Culture, that unpacked stereotypes about black women in popular culture.
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Naomi Grant ’19 (above), Spanish and government and politics, Katrina Hrabinski ’19, English and secondary education, and Caitlin O’Neal ’19, English and secondary education, received inaugural Foxworth Do Good Internship Endowed Scholarships. Supported through a $75,000 endowment from Domonique ’04 and Ashley ’06 Foxworth, these scholarships give financial support to students participating in primarily unpaid internships throughout the D.C. region. In Spring 2019, Grant was a casework intern at the International Rescue Committee, while Hrabinski and O’Neal taught English at High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland. Larry and Brenda Thompson have pledged $600,000 to the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora to establish the Thompson Endowed Collections Fellowship, the Thompson Collections Fellowship Current-Use Fund and the Living Legacy Tour and Education Fund. These funds will support a collections fellow or postdoctoral student in the Driskell Center as well as a series of events that will highlight Driskell and his influential career.
2018-19 LEADERSHIP DEAN’S OFFICE
Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill
Associate Dean for Research and Programming Linda Aldoory
Samuel J. Kerstein
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)
William Richardson Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Ralph Bauer Associate Dean and Equity Officer Wendy Jacobs Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Daryle Williams Assistant Dean of Development Laura Brown Assistant Dean of Technology, Administration and Staff Equity Kathleen Cavanaugh Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Audran Downing Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications Nicky Everette Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration Julie Wright
Art History and Archaeology (ARTH)
Leigh Wilson Smiley
Lillian E. Doherty
Center for East Asian Studies (SLLC)
Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
Maryland Center for Humanities Research
Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity (ARTH)
Center for Global Migration Studies (History)
David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies (SLLC)
Women’s Studies INTERIM CHAIR
School of Music
Ruth Enid Zambrana
Center for Health and Risk Communication (Communication) DIRECTOR
Herman Maril Gallery (Art)
The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (JWST) DIRECTOR, ABRAHAM S.
Mark and Heather Rosenker Center for Political Communication & Civic Leadership (Communication) DIRECTOR
AND JACK KAY CHAIR IN ISRAEL STUDIES
DIRECTOR, ROSHAN INSTITUTE CHAIR IN PERSIAN STUDIES
Fatemeh Keshavarz Maryland Language Science Center DIRECTOR
Justin Strom Center for Literary and Comparative Studies (English) DIRECTOR
For the most up-to-date information, please visit arhu.umd.edu.
The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies (JWST)
Meredith J. Gill
Director of Facilities Lori Owen
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture (ARTH) DIRECTOR
University of Maryland Art Gallery ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Taras Matla Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies (History) DIRECTOR
Latin American Studies Center DIRECTOR
National Foreign Language Center INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Major |
Greek language and culture
Arabic studies Hebrew
Philosophy, politics, and economics
Archaeology History Art history
Portuguese language, literature, and culture
Israel studies Arts leadership
Professional writing Italian language and culture
Central European, Russian and Eurasian studies
Russian language and literature
Classical languages and literatures
Latin American studies
Black womenâ€™s studies
Classical mythology Communication
Latin language and literature Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies
Creative writing Linguistics Dance Middle East studies East Asian studies Music and culture English language and literature Film studies French language and literature French studies German language, literature and culture
Music: Education Music: Liberal arts Program
Spanish heritage language and Latina/o culture Spanish language, culture, and professional contexts Spanish language, literatures, and culture Spanish literature, linguistics, and culture Studio art Theatre
U.S. Latina/o studies
Music: Professional Program
The following provides a variety of college highlights over the 2018-19 academic year.
Published on Oct 9, 2019
The following provides a variety of college highlights over the 2018-19 academic year.