‘This proved … I belong at UMES’

“UMES: Once Upon A Time” was a buffet of “unknown or little known” stories served up by campus history enthusiasts who drew on findings from an ongoing digitized transformation of the institution’s archives. For one viewer who tuned in to the April 29 presentation delivered virtually via the Internet, it was personal. During the noon-hour…Read more ‘This proved … I belong at UMES’

UMES joins research and innovation partnership

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and four other historically black institutions announced a partnership today with Princeton University and the United Negro College Fund to promote collaborative research between HBCU faculty and counterparts at the Ivy League school. The projects will be funded by Princeton through its new Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and…Read more UMES joins research and innovation partnership

Staring down a pandemic

Leoneda Inge-Barry, a Durham, N.C. broadcast journalist, wrote an essay nearly four years ago for her employer’s website about the angst of sending her son off to college at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The essay, in hindsight, proved prescient. Teemer, she pointed out, was diagnosed as an infant with sickle cell disease, “an…Read more Staring down a pandemic

Ibeawuchi named Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellow

Krystal Ibeawuchi, a dean’s list student and junior class president, will represent the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as an inaugural member of the new Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship program for the 2022-23 academic year. A biology major hoping to pursue a career in medicine, Ibeawuchi is among 13 undergraduates from Maryland, the District of Columbia…Read more Ibeawuchi named Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellow

’22 spring commencement features a ‘Star Power’ line-up

Distinguished alumna Starletta DuPois and international human rights crusader Samantha Power will be celebrated May 20 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s spring graduation exercises. Power, who serves as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s administrator, has accepted an invitation to deliver the commencement address. DuPois will receive an honorary degree. Starletta Earla Maria…Read more ’22 spring commencement features a ‘Star Power’ line-up

UMES honors convocation returns to in-person celebration

It was a “Joshua” kind of day at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 69th spring honors convocation – with a Wicomico County twist for good measure. Senior Joshua Todd of Fruitland received the Daniel J. Pinkett Award as the university’s top math student, while Joshua Goslee of Salisbury was named the top student in…Read more UMES honors convocation returns to in-person celebration

UMES students spent spring break 2022 working …

UMES’ Richard A. Henson Honors Program and the School of Pharmacy teamed up during spring break 2022 for an experiential learning trip to the Dominican Republican. Led by faculty members Dr. Yen Dang (pharmacy) and Dr. Michael Lane (Henson program director), eleven students spent the week of March 19-26 working with the National Environmental School…Read more UMES students spent spring break 2022 working …

Rare charcoal drawing finds a home at UMES

Two months before the rapid-spreading COVID-19 virus was declared a global pandemic, a Princess Anne consignment shop added a charcoal drawing of a local 18th-century home to its eclectic inventory. Somerset Choice manager Sharon Upton recognized the work of art might have special meaning to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore – and alerted the…Read more Rare charcoal drawing finds a home at UMES

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