麻豆传媒系列

麻豆传媒系列 Timeline

Take a walk through this timeline of significant milestones in 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 history 鈥 from its beginnings as a plot of Baltimore County farmland to its arrival as a Research 1 university鈥 and you鈥檒l see how this community has lived its values of inclusive excellence from the very start. Welcome to our community of inquiring minds!


Skip To: 1960s  I  1970s  I  1980s  I  1990s  I  2000s  I  2010s  I  2020s

1960s

1960

  • The Warfield Commission, appointed by Maryland Gov. John Millard Tawes, issues “A Plan for Expanding the University of Maryland,” which suggests transforming the state’s public teaching colleges (Towson, Frostburg, and Salisbury) into liberal arts institutions and creating three additional university centers.

1962

  • A commissioned study, chaired by John Curlett and titled “” offers a plan that focused on functional diversity and independent development of campuses.

1963

  • The Maryland General Assembly passes a bill to establish 麻豆传媒系列 as one of four additional campuses of the University of Maryland. The legislation is the fruit of four state commissions 鈥 dating back to the mid-1950s 鈥 that recommended expansion of higher education in Maryland.
  • The University of Maryland鈥檚 Board of Regents approves a location for 麻豆传媒系列: A 435-acre tract of former farmland operated by Spring Grove State Hospital. The site was suggested by Maryland Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, and the hospital鈥檚 donation of the site saves the state millions of dollars in costs to acquire land for the campus.
a farm silo with the word "umbc" written on it
鈥淭he Silo鈥 by Karine Mardirossian, 1983. University Photographs, UARC 1989-29-002.

1965

  • Albin O. Kuhn is named as vice president of the so-called 鈥淏altimore Campuses鈥 鈥 麻豆传媒系列 and University of Maryland, Baltimore. (In 1967, he is named as 麻豆传媒系列 Chancellor.)
  • Ground is broken at 麻豆传媒系列.
  • David T. Lewis is hired as the first faculty member, heading the division of social sciences. He lectures on world populations, race relations, and even organizes a series of lectures on the energy crisis in the 1970s. Before he retires in 1985, he coordinates a documentary photography project on East Baltimore that becomes a book, Neighborhood: A State of Mind.
three men point from a construction site
Albin O. Kuhn, Homer Schamp, and Guy Chisholm On-Site, 1965. University Photographs, UARC Photos-09-01-0137.

1966

  • With applications already exceeding the anticipated 500 students, 麻豆传媒系列 prepares for a year of firsts. The entire community is involved in the school’s opening. On the eve of opening day, twenty people show up and spend a Sunday tidying up the buildings, 鈥渋ncluding one lady who had read that we were opening and just came down to see if anything needed dusting,鈥 Dr. Albin O. Kuhn said.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 opens its doors on September 19. On its first day of classes, the campus consists of three buildings: Gym I, Lecture Hall I, and a portion of the present-day Biological Sciences building. 麻豆传媒系列 had 750 students, 45 faculty members, 35 support staff, and 500 parking spaces. The carries an article written to students by chancellor Albin O. Kuhn: 鈥淲e do not expect 麻豆传媒系列 to be quite like any other campus. Each of you brings individual backgrounds, talents, and education to our new campus. Collectively, you are a different student body from any previously assembled. In working with the faculty and staff of 麻豆传媒系列, make the most of this opportunity to help create a center of learning in which those who give their best in the laboratory and on the playing field develop a brilliance that is the mark of their efforts and the 麻豆传媒系列 environment.鈥
  •  is Gabija Brasauskas Blotzer 鈥70, English, who chooses 麻豆传媒系列 after her housing application to the University of Maryland, College Park is lost. She returns to 麻豆传媒系列 twice after graduation to get teaching certificates in English and Latin.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 plays its first intercollegiate game on November 4, a spirited 4-1 loss by the men鈥檚 soccer squad to the University of Maryland, College Park.
a black and white overview of a campus that is still being built

1967

  • Students enter a contest to choose 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 mascot, suggesting unicorns, angels, muskrats, and crabs. But 麻豆传媒系列 chooses the nomination of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. And soon after, 麻豆传媒系列 receives a donation of a puppy, its first live mascot, who lives at the Catonsville home of Guy Chisolm, 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 first director of the physical plant.
  • In April 1967, Otis Redding performs 鈥淪oul Sound of 1967鈥 at a semi-formal dance in the gym during the university鈥檚 first 鈥渟pring week.鈥 鈥淎wesome Otis is coming!鈥 trumpeted the headline in the Retriever. The concert, also featuring Redding鈥檚 twelve-piece band, the Upsetters, is broadcast to overflow crowds in the cafeteria. The legendary soul singer would die eight months later in a plane crash.
  • The men’s basketball team plays its first varsity contest after a year on the club level, dropping a 73-63 verdict to Catonsville Community College. The team would finish its first season at 4-7.
  • The Baltimore Colts play 麻豆传媒系列 in basketball and the baseball team plays its first game. The first varsity men’s lacrosse game ends in defeat to Loyola College and men’s basketball plays its first varsity contest after a year on the club level.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 announces its first Winter Session. It is the first university in Maryland to offer such classes.
Several men pet a small dog
Campus Sam was 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 very first live mascot. A contest during the Fall 1966 semester resulted in the selection of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever as the university symbol.

1968

  • Phase I of the university library opens.
  • Debates spring up on campus on college and societal topics. A “Vietnam Teach-In” is held with opposing viewpoints represented and a “Time Out Day” focuses on issues facing students on campus and in larger society.
  • On January 9, the men鈥檚 basketball wins its first intercollegiate game, an 84-75 triumph over Eastern College of Commerce.
  • Men’s and women’s tennis play their first matches.
a black and white photo of a campus that is still under construction

1969

  • The campus literary magazine, Dialogue, publishes a series of soft-focus nude photographs by artist Robert Stark, depicting a male and female dance duet. The publication draws criticism from legislators, despite the photos hanging in an exhibit at the same time at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and creates rifts between 麻豆传媒系列 administrators and the university鈥檚 faculty and students. Read more in 麻豆传媒系列 Magazine.
  • The 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 women鈥檚 basketball team forms. They play (and win) their first game on January 11, 1969.
  • In the year of Woodstock, 麻豆传媒系列’s Sage Players stage 鈥淜eep the Peace, Baby,鈥 a rock musical version of the classic Greek comedy, 鈥淟ysistrata,鈥 newly translated by ancient studies faculty members Jay Freyman and Walt Sherwin. The play centers around a plot by Greece鈥檚 women to deny their husbands sex until they sign a peace treaty to end the Peloponnesian War.
  • Professors Walt Sherwin, Jay Freyman, and Rudy Storch found 麻豆传媒系列’s first overseas study program, “Rome: Ancient and Modern,” leading 42 students on a three-week tour that included stops in London and Paris, followed by two weeks in Rome.
  • The physical campus continues to grow with the opening of the Mathematics/Psychology building.


Skip To: 1960s  I  1970s  I  1980s  I  1990s  I  2000s  I  2010s  I  2020s

1970s

1970

  • Commencement for 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 first freshman class is held on the Quad. In all, 241 students are granted degrees.
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 first dormitory opens, housing 118 students. Two more dormitories and a dining hall follow by 1973.
  • A sit-in is staged by students protesting faculty hiring and firing policies and the lack of reinstatement of four specific instructors. Students continue with a sleep-in and hold a peaceful rally the next day attended by 300. One result was the Faculty Senate’s acceptance of student representation on committees reviewing faculty and the development and use of an instrument measuring teacher effectiveness.
  • In September, 麻豆传媒系列 is officially accepted into its first athletic conference, the Mason Dixon Athletic Conference. 麻豆传媒系列 remains a member of the MDAC through 1978 and again from 1983-86.
  • Following the Kent State shootings on May 4, students and faculty. A rally ends with a march to the Catonsville Selective Service Board office and the Catonsville Armory.
a black and white photo of an outdoor 1966 graduation event
鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 First Commencement, 1970.

1971

  • Albin O. Kuhn resigns. After a nationwide search, Calvin B. T. Lee, the acting president of Boston University, is named as 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 second chancellor for the 2,800 students.
  • Thinking big, the Faculty Senate recommends that 麻豆传媒系列 seek to increase total enrollment of 10,000 to 15,000 students.
  • Lecture Hall II, the Dining Hall, the Chemistry building, Dorm II (Chesapeake Hall), the physical plant building, as well as the campus greenhouse open. In the greenhouse, plant biology students and professors have studied plant immunity, drought resistance, and the development mechanisms of green algae.
  • The Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Administration buildings open.

1972

  • The Women’s Union forms and the first women’s studies course is offered. Gender, Women鈥檚, + Sexuality Studies majors have gone on to work in women鈥檚 health care, equity economics, and as attorneys, teachers, and human rights advocates.
  • The fencing team, 麻豆传媒系列’s only co-ed sport, debuts against Johns Hopkins. The program continued for eight years. Now a club, provides fencing instruction and competition experience to students.
  • The 麻豆传媒系列 Symphony is founded by Robert Gerle, a noted concert violinist, conductor, and professor. Gerle led 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 orchestra program for two decades.
  • The first computer on 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 campus arrives, a massive punch-card machine. The Univac 9400 took up an entire room, and students waited for days for the computer to crunch the data on their fruit fly study or math equations. The first programming class, in Fortran, is also offered this year.
two students work on a 1970s computer system

1973

  • The Fine Arts Building, the Social Sciences Building, and Administration Building open.
  • Men’s basketball wins the Potomac Intercollegiate Conference Championship.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 Department of Theatre presents T. S. Eliot鈥檚 鈥淢urder in the Cathedral,鈥 which is the first university production selected for the American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center.
  • Senior class president Steve Rothfield 鈥73, sociology and education, invites noted psychologist B. F. Skinner to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree. Skinner鈥檚 audience was receptive; psychology was 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 most popular undergraduate major this year, with 140 graduating with a psych degree out of the 543 undergraduate degrees.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 awards its first graduate degrees.

1974

  • The 麻豆传媒系列 Department of Theatre presents You鈥檙e A Good Man Charlie Brown. The production is a finalist in the American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center. 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 theater department has made seven trips to university theater鈥檚 most prestigious competition.
  • Men鈥檚 baseball standout Mel Hammel, 鈥76, history, pitched the first 麻豆传媒系列 no-hitter in a 20-0 win over Coppin State.
  • Delta Sigma Theta sorority established its 麻豆传媒系列 Lambda Kappa chapter. Sorority members would go on to hold voter education campaigns, pack boxes of donations for charities, and nominate 麻豆传媒系列 students for their Black Girl Excellence awards.
a drawing from the play "you're a good man, charlie brown"

1975

  • The Office of Cooperative Education is created at 麻豆传媒系列. This office was the forerunner of today鈥檚, which is established in December 1993.
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 library, now known as the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, is expanded, starting this year, with the east wing. The unfinished concrete exterior, modeled in a Brutalist architectural style, is recognized by the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with their highest honors.
  • In December, the men’s cross country team wins its first Mason Dixon conference title, capping a perfect 10-0 season.

1976

  • 麻豆传媒系列 awards its first Ph.D., in applied mathematics.
  • After a spring semester of strong opposition from faculty and students, Chancellor Calvin B.T. Lee resigns his position. Louis L. Kaplan, former chancellor of the University of Maryland鈥檚 Board of Regents, is named as the interim chancellor.
  • Students protest over tuition fee increases and debunked rumors of cell blocks in the 麻豆传媒系列 police building.
  •  with the Almost Anything Goes tournament, where student organizations competed against each other for prizes; a club volleyball tournament; a pep rally; and a basketball game against the Towson Tigers. is now held in the fall, featuring comedians such as Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, Bo Burnham, and Ali Wong.

1977

  • John Dorsey 鈥 Administrative Vice President at the University of Maryland, College Park 鈥 is appointed as 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 third Chancellor.
  • The men’s soccer team becomes the first 麻豆传媒系列 team to compete in a postseason NCAA tournament.
  • Men’s basketball earns its first win over a Division I program, defeating Madison College (later James Madison University), 82-80.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 stages its first opera, Mozart鈥檚 鈥淭he Marriage of Figaro,鈥 directed by Xerxes Mehta. With a live orchestra of sixteen, the opera is the first cooperative production by the departments of music and theater.
  • The is established, with sixteen auditioned singers performing madrigals, folk songs, spirituals, and new works. The choir will go on to perform with the Handel Choir of Baltimore and the Howard County Concert Orchestra.
an overhead view of a campus with brick buildings and green grass

1978

  • Despite its growing resident student population, 麻豆传媒系列 is still largely a commuter campus. By the end of the 1970s, the university will have over 3,000 parking spaces. The first parking meters are installed in 1978, with a fee of 10垄 per hour.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s Natatorium, an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool, opens. The 麻豆传媒系列 men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 swimming and diving programs will eventually become juggernauts in the America East division.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 rents dormitory space from St. Charles College, a division of the St. Mary’s Seminary, in Catonsville, to accommodate an overflow of resident students. The college鈥檚 land is later developed as Charlestown Retirement Community.
  • The is started by the division that will become the Africana Studies Department. The series has featured such notables as poet Sterling Allen Brown, Trinidad historian C. L. R. James, poet Sonia Sanchez, civil rights theorist Lani Guinier, and physicist and RIT president Shirley A. Jackson.

1979

  • After almost a decade of graduations, 麻豆传媒系列 creates an official .
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 innovative Option II program, established in 1969 to allow students to develop their own courses of study, becomes the Interdisciplinary Studies department, and then the.
  • The Retriever men鈥檚 basketball squad, ranked number six in the nation, advances to the NCAA Division II tournament quarterfinals, losing at home to Cheyney State.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 creates a master’s degree program in instructional development.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s production of five plays by Samuel Beckett win three awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The production is directed by theater professor Xerxes Mehta.
  • Students successfully recommend renaming dormitories with the names of Maryland waterways: Susquehanna (Dorm I), Chesapeake (Dorm II) and Patapsco (Dorm III).


Skip To: 1960s  I  1970s  I  1980s  I  1990s  I  2000s  I  2010s  I  2020s

1980s

1980

  • The Emergency Health Services department is founded. It is one of the first such programs in the nation.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 men鈥檚 lacrosse team wins the NCAA Division II national championship. It is the university鈥檚 only team intercollegiate title. The next year, the university moves to Division I in the sport.
  • On March 22, 1980, 麻豆传媒系列 students join the 30,000-strong anti-draft demonstration in Washington, D.C. The crowds rally at the Ellipse, march around the White House and gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, protesting draft registration requirements and listening to speakers and the group Peter, Paul & Mary. The draft registration requirement had ended in 1975 after the Vietnam War, but President Jimmy Carter reinstated it after the Soviet Union sent forces to Afghanistan.
a 1980s men's lacrosse team poses on the field
麻豆传媒系列’s 1980 lacrosse team.

1981

  • 麻豆传媒系列 celebrates the first on Saturday, September 19, 1981, with music by big hair bands Skyhawk and Rave. Hot dogs, beer, popcorn, and soda are sold to raise money for the German club and the Student Government Association. Quadmania has since become a treasured campus tradition, a combination of concert, carnival, and party. Run by the Student Events Board, Quadmania has hosted performers such as Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Ke$ha, T-Pain, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Gym Class Heroes.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 creates the first applied molecular biology master’s degree program in the U.S.
  • Media reports that Sheldon Knorr, executive director of the Maryland Higher Education Commission, will propose that 麻豆传媒系列 be shut down and turned into an industrial park create a campus firestorm. Students, faculty and administrators rally to defend the university.

1982

  • The is founded to help 麻豆传媒系列 social science researchers find, apply for, and manage grants to support their research into aging, equity in health care, and infectious disease control. MIPAR has grown to administer more than $5 million in grants every year.
  • One hundred musicians and dancers compete at the first Annual Indian Music and Dance Competition. J贸zef Pacholczyk, head of the Music Department of 麻豆传媒系列, and Hamid Hossain, founder and director of Academy of Indian Music and Fine Arts, initiates the competition in 1982 as part of 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 ethnomusicology program. draws musicians and dancers from across southeast Asia, Canada, the United States and Europe.
  • The University Center opens, housing a bookstore, the UC Pub, recreation and meeting rooms, SGA offices, and a ballroom. Outside, a patio with tables draws students and staff together. The Retriever Weekly newspaper and the campus radio station have their offices in the University Center.
  • The first degrees in computer science and information systems are awarded.

1983

  • 麻豆传媒系列 starts a K-9 police patrol. Rocky, a German shepherd, serves as the sole dog in the force. The K-9 unit is one of the first of its kind, and other universities write to 麻豆传媒系列 for advice in starting their own K-9 forces.
  • Dance Department Chair Liz Walton founds Phoenix, a professional dance company-in-residence at 麻豆传媒系列. A former member of the renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company, Walton performed Taylor鈥檚 choreography, including a concert with famed Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev. The Phoenix Repertory Dance Company later becomes the Baltimore Dance Project.

1984

  • The Image Laboratory is founded. The laboratory evolves into the  in 1987, to develop, research, and implement new technologies in digital and media arts. The IRC has now aided in developing 3-D interactive maps of and, in the 1800s, digital depictions of plants鈥 reactions to their environments, and NASA鈥檚 scientific animations of climate atmospheric circulation.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 hosts an international conference on the literature of Africa.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 announces its intention to install cable service in all dorms. Students have since watched presidential debates, 麻豆传媒系列 basketball team games in NCAA Tournaments, and countless episodes of Jeopardy! from the comfort of their dorms.
  • The women’s lacrosse team wins the ECAC Division II championship.

1985

  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 modern languages and linguistics department is among the first programs to adopt immersion techniques in language learning.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s France-TV Magazine is created in partnership with France 2 network to broadcast news of France in French. The sixty-minute broadcast airs by satellite to hundreds of schools, colleges and universities throughout the country, to help students learn French. The program won awards at the American Film and Video Festival in the 1990s and ran through 1998.
  • The first production of Shakespeare on Wheels, 鈥淎 Midsummer Night’s Dream,鈥 travels across Maryland on an eighteen-wheel truck that converts to a stage. The company performs at sites such as Baltimore City Hall, the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and Wyman Park Dell. The program, conceived and test-run in Africa in the 1960s, was the idea of William Brown, the longtime theater department head. Funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, the project produced 鈥淗amlet,鈥 its final production, in 1994.
  • Karin Wagner 鈥85, interdisciplinary studies, finishes eighth in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division II nationals at UCLA. Earlier that spring, she finished 17th in the Boston Marathon.

1986

  • Chancellor John Dorsey resigns. Bennington College president Michael Hooker is named as 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 fourth chancellor, and works for six years to establish 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 ties to technology and business.
  • Men’s and women’s swimming compete in their first intercollegiate competitions and 麻豆传媒系列 plays its first contest as a full-fledged NCAA Division I-AAA member, as the men’s soccer team defeated Randolph-Macon.
  • In an event sponsored by the Student Government Association, Sen. Thomas Halstead and conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly debate the merits of President Ronald Reagan鈥檚 Star Wars anti-missile defense program.
  • Author James Baldwin speaks to a ballroom packed with more than 2,000 people. The lecture started an hour late because Baldwin mistakenly went to the University of Maryland, College Park. Students gave the activist and writer a standing ovation when he arrived. He proceeded to offer a revisionist history of America: 鈥淚t is a peculiar history. We begin after so many lies.鈥

1987

  • The bronze statue of True Grit is commissioned from artist and alumna Paulette Raye 鈥87, philosophy, using Nitty Gritty, a champion Chesapeake Bay Retriever, as a model. The statue is installed outside the Administration Building and often wears hats, flowers, necklaces, or masks. His nose is rubbed shiny by students seeking a little luck.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s debate team earns a number one ranking in the U.S.
  • The Maryland Stage Company, 麻豆传媒系列’s professional theatre company-in-residence, stages its first production, 鈥淎 Winter’s Tale.鈥 Founded and directed by, the Maryland Stage Company performed plays by authors such as Chekhov, Moli猫re, and Beckett in their fifteen-year run.
  • Women’s basketball standout Tammy McCarthy 鈥87, economics, becomes the first player in Maryland history to score 2,000 career points.
a statue of a dog surrounded by orange autumn trees
The famous bronze statue of True Grit was designed by artist and alumna Paulette Raye 鈥87, philosophy.

1988

  • The  is founded. The effort becomes internationally renowned for its advancement of diversity in the sciences and engineering, and creates a model for pedagogical innovation across 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 campus.
  • The Retriever Weekly protests and wins the right to name its own editor-in-chief.
  • Winston Griner ’74, biological sciences, is named 麻豆传媒系列’s first Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. After graduating from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 1978, Griner remained in Tennessee and established a house-call-only practice. He later taught in the biology department, and established a scholarship in his parents鈥 names for first-year 麻豆传媒系列 undergraduate biology students.
  • Jell-o-mania debuts on campus, with wrestlers waddling through four hundred pounds of cherry Jell-o. Phi Kappa Psi ran the tournament, with ticket sales raising money for the American Trauma Society.
a group of young men at commencement
Members of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program’s first cohort celebrate graduation day with founders Robert Meyerhoff and 麻豆传媒系列 president Freeman Hrabowski (center left and right).

1989

  • A proposed merger between 麻豆传媒系列 and the University of Baltimore is voted down by the University System of Maryland鈥檚 Regents. Two years later, in 1991, a different merger plan for 麻豆传媒系列 and the University of Maryland, Baltimore wins approval in Maryland鈥檚 House but is not taken up by the State Senate.
  • The End of the Edge new music series, created by 麻豆传媒系列 music professor Stuart Saunders Smith, makes its debut, and continues for six years, offering concerts in avant-garde jazz, percussion, and recorder.
  • Men’s basketball wins the inaugural Baltimore Beltway Tournament, with a victory over Towson State (now Towson University).
  • Gymnast Jenny Webster ’89, health science and policy, scores the best all-around performance in 麻豆传媒系列 history.
  • The Center for Structural Biochemistry, one of six such centers in the world, is established at 麻豆传媒系列 with a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The center, which specializes in the structural analysis of biological molecules, houses a laser desorption mass spectrometer and one of the few tandem mass spectrometers located in academic institutions worldwide.


Skip To: 1960s  I  1970s  I  1980s  I  1990s  I  2000s  I  2010s  I  2020s

1990s

1990

  • Larry Simmons 鈥90, economics, breaks the school’s all-time men’s basketball record with his 1,729th point. He would finish with 1,805 career points.
  • The first Mini Baja Cars Race Invitational is held by 麻豆传媒系列, with student-designed cars entered by such institutions as Bucknell, Penn State, RPI and Virginia Tech. The Baja races would give rise to 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Society of Automotive Engineers, a team of students who build and race the nimble, one-person cars on three competitions a year, traveling to dirt tracks.
  • The Center for Photonics Technology is established, which later becomes the. Researchers work in fields such as optical communications, optical sensing and devices, nanophotonics, biophotonics, and quantum optics.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s total enrollment reaches 10,000 students and sponsored project awards reaches a new milestone 鈥 $10 million.
a small homemade vehicle flies over a hill
One of many Mini Baja vehicles built to race since 1990.

1991

  • The university issues its first comprehensive strategic plan 鈥 Advancing the Greater Baltimore Region: The Strategic Enhancement of 麻豆传媒系列. The focus of the plan is bolstering the university鈥檚 strengths in the sciences, engineering, mathematics and technology 鈥 as well as in public policy.
  • Three 麻豆传媒系列 engineering professors, Jayavant Gore, Jay Humphrey, and Govind Rao, are named Presidential Young Investigators by the National Science Foundation.
  • The Geography Laboratory for Spatial Analysis opens. Now under the umbrella of the, the lab seeks to understand human effects on the environment through mapping, analysis, and data visualization.
  • Physics professor Larrabee Strow is awarded a 10-year, $2.7 million contract from NASA to develop the (AIRS) project to study the earth’s environment. Flying onboard a NASA satellite called Aqua, AIRS gathers data that offers 3D measurements of temperature and water vapor, allowing improved weather forecasting, volcanic plume detection, and climate change monitoring.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s Women’s Center is established. In the early years, the center鈥檚 events and workshops focus on women鈥檚 health. The center鈥檚 mission evolves to read, in 2015, 鈥渙ur current mission intentionally prioritizes politicized values like critical social justice, anti-racism, and feminism.鈥

1992

  • 麻豆传媒系列 establishes a College of Engineering.
  • Michael Hooker leaves 麻豆传媒系列 to become president of the University of Massachusetts system. 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 executive vice president, Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, is named as interim president.
  • Baseball becomes 麻豆传媒系列’s first team in its NCAA Division I history to advance to the NCAA regionals.
  • Derell Thompson 鈥92, biological sciences, sets a school record by scoring 43 points in a 113-103 loss in men’s basketball at Towson.
  • Commencement outgrows the Field House and moves to the Baltimore Arena, where 1,500 bachelor’s degrees and almost 200 master’s and Ph.D. degrees are awarded.

1993

  • Freeman Hrabowski is formally named 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 fifth president.
  • The first class of  graduates, going on to graduate programs at Northwestern, Princeton, Penn State, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others.
  • Loren Siebert ’93, computer science, becomes 麻豆传媒系列’s first Marshall Scholar. The scholarship allows him to complete his master鈥檚 degree in computer science in the U.K. He also researches technology policy at the London School of Business. With his experience learning Arabic at 麻豆传媒系列 as background, he later develops software that will aid in Arabic instruction at thirty universities.
  • , named for Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, officially opens. The center is founded to promote work for peace and social change through community and academic partnerships. Students can volunteer for service learning projects, work toward a stint in the Peace Corps, and serve as Public Service Scholars.
community members gather in a campus walkway behind their university president
During Dr. Hrabowski’s first year as president, former campus photographer Tim Ford took this photo of him surrounded by students and community members.

1994

  • Brooke Gallagher 鈥95, biological sciences, competes on the Jeopardy! quiz show and comes in second place, though she was leading at the end of the Double Jeopardy round.
  • Missy Quille ’02, sociology, records 麻豆传媒系列’s first “triple-double” with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in tournament play (basketball). David Miller ’96, economics, is named Eastern Intercollegiate Most Outstanding Swimmer for an unprecedented second straight year.
  • The Discovery Channel’s five-part series, “The Human Brain: Our Universe Within,” included animation produced by the . As host scientist Dr. David Suzuki narrated the series, images that the center created, of brain cells and neural networks, float across screens to jazzy music.
  • Jack Suess ’81, mathematics, M.S. ’95, now 麻豆传媒系列’s chief information officer and vice president of IT, develops one of 麻豆传媒系列’s first Internet homepages.
  • Saturday Night Live cast member Adam Sandler performs on campus, shortly after the release of his 1993 Grammy-nominated comedy album 鈥淭hey鈥檙e All Gonna Laugh at You!鈥

1995

  • 麻豆传媒系列 rebrands itself as 鈥淎n Honors University in Maryland,鈥 a new title that reflects the institution鈥檚 achievements and aspirations.
  • The (JCET) 鈭 a cooperative agreement between 麻豆传媒系列 and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 鈥 is established. NASA faculty teach at 麻豆传媒系列, mentor students, and work on research projects with other faculty and students at 麻豆传媒系列. Projects have included research into disappearing polar ice, artificial intelligence鈥檚 role in climate research, and atmospheric chemistry studies.
  • Trailing in the fifth and deciding game, the Retriever volleyball team rally to win over UNC Greensboro and capture the Big South title.
  • The Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery complete a $23 million refurbishment and massive addition to the tower and main entrance.

1996

  • 麻豆传媒系列 marks its 30th anniversary and the opening of the renovated Albin O. Kuhn Library with a Mindfest that celebrates the intellectual life of the university. The first Mindfest activities include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours, and a fireworks display over campus. The festival, which would run until the early 2000s, usually featured Chessfest, with the chess team playing a match against another university, diplomatic debates with the Model United Nations team, tours of art and photography exhibitions, musical performances, and children’s activities.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 holds its first, a demonstration of the university鈥檚 commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Graduates who have presented at URCAD have gone on to study the blue-footed booby, particle physics, software research, and opera singing鈭抋mong other topics.
  • Chemistry professor Michael Summers and a team of 麻豆传媒系列 students report in Science magazine that they have successfully characterized the HIV-1 capsid protein. Their discoveries allow for enormous scientific advances in HIV research.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 acquires the former Lockheed-Martin office complex to create. An incubator for start-up technology companies, techcenter@umbc has nurtured and housed companies that study everything from software to stem cells to pharmaceuticals.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s chess team hosts the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championship in Baltimore and wins.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s Jay Witasick 鈥93, health administration and policy, debuts with the Oakland Athletics and becomes the first Retriever to play in the major leagues. He pitches for seven teams over 12 years in the majors, as a starting and relief pitcher, including two World Series appearances in 2001 (Yankees) and 2002 (Giants).
students and a professor examine a biological model
Chemistry professor Michael Summers (left) and students.

1997

  • 麻豆传媒系列 begins its first capital campaign with a goal of raising $50 million. By the campaign鈥檚 end in 2002, it has raised $66 million.
  • After more than a decade of protests and lawsuits centered around the size of the park, and fear of traffic and chemical contamination, construction begins on the research park. The park is the first of its kind in Maryland. The process also yields the 50-acre Conservation and Environmental Research Areas (), a natural space of mature forests, wetlands, and riverbank around the park meant to promote environmental education and preservation.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s theater department performs Russian author Alexander Ostrovsky鈥檚 鈥淒iary of a Scoundrel鈥 farce at the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The production wins both individual and institutional awards and is called 鈥渋ntelligent, harsh, unpredictable, and stylistically dangerous鈥 by one judge.
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 debate team is the first from a U.S. public university invited to join the American Parliamentary Debate Association.
  • David Bobb 鈥02, health administration and policy, earns his third, fourth and fifth All-American awards in track and field. He finishes second in the 100 meters at the outdoor track and field championships and is the fastest American-born sprinter in the collegiate ranks that year.

1998

  • 麻豆传媒系列 students are inducted into the university鈥檚 new chapter of the nation鈥檚 oldest academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. Inductees hold their golden keys as evidence of excellent grades in broad-based academic studies and belief in freedom of thought.
  • The is founded by Joan Korenman, a professor of English and director of the 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 gender and women鈥檚 studies department. 鈥淲e believe that there is a social justice imperative to ensure equity in STEM fields as our society advances technologically,鈥 reads a CWIT statement of belief.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 women鈥檚 tennis wins the second of two consecutive conference championships, and qualify for their first-ever NCAA tournament.
  • Men’s swimming captures the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference title.
three female students studying something on a computer screen
CWIT students work on a problem together.

1999

  • The men’s soccer team defeats Mount St. Mary’s, 2-1, to capture the Northeast Conference title in front of 1,650 fans at the new 麻豆传媒系列 Soccer Stadium. 麻豆传媒系列 loses in overtime to top-seeded Duke in the NCAA. The Retrievers finish with the nation’s best winning percentage at 19-1-2.
  • Yahoo! Internet Life magazine names 麻豆传媒系列 one of “America’s 100 Most Wired Colleges.”
  • Tennis player Oscar Lopez 鈥00, M.S. 鈥02, mechanical engineering, becomes 麻豆传媒系列’s first-ever First Team Academic All-American.
  • The chess team wins the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship for the third time in four years.


Skip To: 1960s  I  1970s  I  1980s  I  1990s  I  2000s  I  2010s  I  2020s

2000s

2000

  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Honors University Task Force issues its final report. Among its recommendations are making 鈥渢he rigorous ways of learning鈥 offered through selective programs at the university available to the wider student body.
  •  is founded.

2002

  • The Commons opens on the site of the former Gym I. The flags of the world later installed on the building鈥檚 Main Street celebrate 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 global diversity.
  • celebrates its 10th anniversary.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 women’s lacrosse makes its first NCAA tournament appearance.
  • Women’s softball beats Liberty, 7-1, in the 2002 NCAA Tournament.
students studying and eating below flags from around the world

2003

  • 麻豆传媒系列 Athletics joins the America East conference.
  • On the 25th anniversary of the , 麻豆传媒系列 boasts an array of similar programs attracting students across disciplines with more to come in the next decade 鈥 including Linehan Artist Scholars, Humanities Scholars, CWIT Scholars, Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars and Sherman Scholars (STEM education).
  • An intense period of strategic planning for the university results in Framing the Future: A Strategic Framework for 2016.

2004

  • Erickson School of Aging Studies is founded.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 men’s swimming wins its first America East Championship title.

2005

  • The College of Arts & Sciences divides into two new colleges: the  and the . The school鈥檚 information systems program is folded into the.

2007

  • President Hrabowski joins 330 college and university presidents in signing the American College and University Presidents鈥 Climate Commitment.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 women’s basketball earns its first NCAA tournament bid.
women's basketball team celebrating
2007 麻豆传媒系列 Women’s Basketball team

2008

  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 men鈥檚 basketball team wins the America East Conference Tournament and earns school鈥檚 first NCAA men鈥檚 tournament bid.

2009

  • 麻豆传媒系列 is named the #1 鈥淯p-and-Coming School鈥 by the editors of U.S. News & World Report鈥檚 鈥淎merica鈥檚 Best Colleges鈥 guide. It maintains this lofty ranking for five years.


Skip To: 1960s  I  1970s  I  1980s  I  1990s  I  2000s  I  2010s  I  2020s

2010s

2010

  • The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS) Active Science Teaching and Learning Environment 鈥 better known as CASTLE 鈥 opens its doors in the University Center. The CASTLE extends on the successes of the Chemistry Discovery Center as an engine of innovation in undergraduate learning.
  • Ayers Saint Gross creates a new master plan for 麻豆传媒系列 that reflects the university鈥檚 growth beyond Hilltop Circle and south to the bwtech@麻豆传媒系列 complexes.

2011

2012

  • 麻豆传媒系列 opens the first phase of its new Performing Arts and Humanities Building with a ribbon-cutting and campus celebration.
  • Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, celebrates his 20th anniversary as 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 President by establishing a new fund for innovation in teaching at the university. He is also named as one of Time magazine鈥檚 鈥100 Most Influential People in the World.鈥
  • The university formally commences a new strategic planning process with a series of campus conversations. The process will result in a new strategic plan for 麻豆传媒系列 that will coincide with the university鈥檚 50th anniversary in 2016.
  • Retriever men’s soccer advances to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the second time in two years.
a building for arts and humanities
麻豆传媒系列’s Performing Arts and Humanities Building

2013

  • The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) creates a new major in Global Studies, and the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) introduces a Global Engineering track to its traditional engineering studies.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 women’s soccer caps a stunning reversal from last place in the conference to first place in a single season with a bid to the NCAA tournament.

2014

  • Phase Two of the Performing Arts and Humanities building opens.
  • 麻豆传媒系列’s total fall enrollment exceeds 14,000 students for the first time, including 11,200 undergraduates and 2,800 graduates students from 48 states and more than 100 countries.

2015

  • 麻豆传媒系列’s endowment reaches more than $76.6 million, the university’s highest level to date.
  • The university formally announces plans for a new Event Center and Arena, which will house numerous athletics and community events and bring the 麻豆传媒系列’s commencement back to campus in 2018.
  • Hassan Omar 鈥16, mechanical engineering, becomes the first Retriever to earn individual gold at the America East Cross Country Championships, capturing the title at Stony Brook. Two weeks later, he becomes the first 麻豆传媒系列 cross country athlete to compete at the NCAA Division I national championships.
  • A 麻豆传媒系列 team of students works for three semesters to build Kraken Upcycle, a prehistoric sea monster on wheels made from plastic grocery bags, shredded water bottles, and wire. The machine wins the 17th annual East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race hosted by Baltimore鈥檚 American Visionary Art Museum.
  • The National Institutes of Health awards 麻豆传媒系列 more than $18 million to create STEM BUILD at 麻豆传媒系列 as a national model to broaden the range of students who complete STEM degrees.has featured this new program as a promising, scalable approach to providing mentorship and research experience.
  • The Northrop Grumman Foundation invests $3.1 million to support Baltimore students, from kindergarten through college, in partnerships with 麻豆传媒系列 and Baltimore City Public Schools. The programs include an expansion of 麻豆传媒系列 Cyber Scholars and a new initiative to boost science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education at three city schools.
two runners at a college track meet
Hassan Omar ’16, mechanical engineering, becomes the first Retriever to earn individual gold at the America East Cross Country Championships.

2016

  • 麻豆传媒系列 celebrates its 50th anniversary with a three-day event on campus. More than 3,300 alumni, students, faculty, and staff from across the campus community came together to attend the events, which included a puppy parade, a costumed Golden Ball, storytelling, a Lego model of the campus, hands-on demonstrations and lectures across disciplines, athletics events, and a fireworks show to cap it off. , as well as this .
  • The 蟺2 Immersive Reality Hybrid Reality Lab opens in the Information Technology/Engineering Building, with almost 180 degrees of LCD screens. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the lab allows visitors to put on 3D glasses and dive into a virtual world powered by sensor-driven, body-centric computers.
fireworks above a campus celebration
Fireworks and a performance by the 麻豆传媒系列 Orchestra capped a three-day celebration of 麻豆传媒系列’s 50th anniversary. Photo by Dan Bailey.

2017

  • Emily Escobedo 鈥17, psychology, concludes her historic career as a Retriever with a bronze medal in the 200 breaststroke at the 2017 NCAA Championships. She later earns her second All-American accolade.
  • The Retriever baseball team wins its first-ever America East title and heads to the NCAAs for the first time since 2001.
  • Deborah Rudacille, an English professor, receives a Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue a writing project on addiction, as one of just two recipients nationwide for science writing in 2017.
  • The 麻豆传媒系列 Cyber Dawgs win the top prize in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
  • The Association of American Colleges and Universities select 麻豆传媒系列 as one of 10 institutions nationwide to launch a Truth, Racial Health, and Transformation initiative to prepare 鈥渢he next generation of leaders to advance justice and build equitable communities.鈥
  • competes in its first national championship.
a swimmer competing in a race
Emily Escobedo ’17, concludes her historic career as a Retriever with a bronze medal in the 200 breaststroke at the 2017 NCAA Championships.

2018

  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture hosts a book launch for professor Derek Musgrove鈥檚 book Chocolate City, chosen as a best American history book by Kirkus Reviews. Musgrove, associate professor of history, earned his undergraduate degree in history from 麻豆传媒系列 in 1997.
  • 鈥18, chemical engineering, is named 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 first Rhodes Scholar, and goes on to pursue her doctorate in nuclear engineering at Oxford. Mburu was a Goldwater Scholar and Meyerhoff Scholar, and interned at CERN in Switzerland. 
  • The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts鈥 American College Dance Festival features 鈥淣ow Elsewhere,鈥 choreographed by Linehan Artist Scholar Maia Schechter 鈥18, dance. 
  • 麻豆传媒系列 receives a $6 million gift from the Sherman Family Foundation to establish the Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities and expand the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 dedicates the new, building on decades of collaboration with NASA, including more than $100 million in active, multi-year research partnerships. 
  • Following protests over the university鈥檚 response to alleged sexual assaults, 麻豆传媒系列 launches the initiative. The campus-wide effort has resulted in important conversations and preventative measures around sexual violence/misconduct, and its impact on campus safety and well-being.
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 disrupts March Madness on March 16 at the NCAA Tournament, becoming the first-ever number 16 seed to defeat a number one seed. The team defeated top-ranked University of Virginia, 74-54, before 17,943 screaming fans in the first-round game played in Charlotte, N.C. New York Times reporter Erica Green wrote, 鈥渢he 麻豆传媒系列 Cinderella story transcends athletics, and has been decades in the making.鈥
  • 麻豆传媒系列 students win first place in the college division at the 2018 Maryland Cyber Challenge.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 opens the 172,000-square foot, $85 million Event Center as a home for men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 basketball and volleyball, and a space to host commencements and cultural events. 
a female student working in a science lab
Naomi Mburu 鈥18, chemical engineering, is named 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 first Rhodes Scholar, and goes on to pursue her doctorate in nuclear engineering at Oxford. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11.
student basketball players celebrating their win
麻豆传媒系列’s men’s basketball team shocked the world by defeating #1 seed UVA in 2018. Photo by Ian Feldmann.

2019

  • 麻豆传媒系列 establishes the to promote and coordinate the of inclusive excellence, equity, and diversity, including education, response, and support related to sexual violence prevention.
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 softball team, picked to finish last in America East, defeats Stony Brook, 4-0, to complete a four-game sweep of the league championships and earn their first league title and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002. First year pitcher Courtney Coppersmith 鈥22, biochemistry and molecular biology, earns tournament MVP honors, winning all four games on the mound.
  • opens as a full-service coffee shop and community meeting space in Arbutus, after starting as a class project focused on local community engagement.
  • Sarah Stellwagen, assistant research scientist in biology, publishes the first-ever complete sequence of two genes that allow spiders to produce glue鈥攁 sticky, modified version of spider silk that keeps a spider鈥檚 prey stuck in its web.
  • A NASA-funded satellite that 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Vanderlei Martins, physics, developed in collaboration with Space Dynamics Laboratory launches from NASA鈥檚 Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station in November. The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) was developed in 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Earth and Space Institute.
  • Mustafa Al-Adhami, M.S. 鈥15, Ph.D. 鈥20, mechanical engineering, wins the national Three-Minute Thesis competition with his explanation of his research into rapid detection of bacteria in blood. He developed a test that checks, within an hour, if a patient has an infection. 
  • Adrienne Jones 鈥76, psychology, makes history when she is sworn in as Maryland Speaker of the House, the first African American and first woman to serve in this role. 
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 police department welcomes Chip, the new, in September. Along with her handler, Sergeant Jamie Cheatem, Chip helps to provide comfort during midterms, finals, and high-stress situations.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 swimming and diving are both crowned 2019 America East champions.
three men in a science lab
A NASA-funded satellite that 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Vanderlei Martins, physics, developed in collaboration with Space Dynamics Laboratory launches from NASA鈥檚 Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station. Photos by Marlayna Demond ’11.


Skip To: 1960s  I  1970s  I  1980s  I  1990s  I  2000s  I  2010s  I  2020s

2020s

2020

  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Cyber Dawgs win the U.S. Department of Energy鈥檚 fifth annual national CyberForce Competition, as well as the Maryland Cyber Challenge.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 receives $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation to create an inclusive environmental science master鈥檚 program focused on addressing the Baltimore Harbor鈥檚 environmental challenges.
  • 鈥淕irls on a Dirt Pile,鈥 written by Susan McCully and directed by Eve Muson, both of 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 theatre department, appears at the American College Theatre Festival.
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 second Rhodes Scholar, Sam Patterson 鈥21, math, economics, and statistics, will pursue a master鈥檚 degree in the Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance program at Oxford University. Interested in urban transportation changes, Patterson is a Meyerhoff Scholar and alumnus of the Honors College. He conducted research supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation at Harvard University with the Harvard Leadership Alliance and at the University of Chicago鈥檚 Booth School of Business. 
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 swimming and diving teams win the 2020 America East championship and second-place, respectively. Ilia Rattsev 鈥20 biological sciences, becomes the first America East swimmer to sweep the freestyle sprints in three consecutive years.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 history professor Marjoleine Karsbook, Blood on the River, a chronicle of the 18th-century mutiny of enslaved people in the Dutch colony of Berbice, now Guyana,  is featured as one of NPR鈥檚 best books of 2020.
student actors in a university theatre production
鈥淕irls on a Dirt Pile,鈥 written by Susan McCully and directed by Eve Muson, both of 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 theatre department, appears at the American College Theatre Festival. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11.

2021

  • In the midst of the pandemic, several faculty lead COVID-19-related research and community-engaged projects. Topics included rapid COVID-19 testing, predicting hospitalization risk, speeding detection through machine learning, antiviral treatments, COVID-19-related discrimination against Chinese Americans, archiving pandemic experiences, and expanding internet access in Baltimore during COVID-19. 
  • Kizzmekia Corbett 鈥08, M16, biological sciences and sociology, serves as scientific lead for the team that developed the National Institutes of Health-Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 and is named a TIME Hero of the Year for her work. Kaitlyn Sadtler 鈥11, biological sciences, leads an NIH study to estimate how many people in the U.S. have been infected with COVID-19, including asymptomatic people.
  • NASA awards $72M for a new 麻豆传媒系列-led Earth science research partnership.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 is the lead institution on a 5-year, $13M NSF grant using data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to analyze enormous volumes of climate data,
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) receives a $4.8M Critical Zone Collaborative Network grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a nine-institution team in research on the health of urban ecosystems.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 receives a $7.7M Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) NIH grant to support the next generation of STEM leaders through mentoring, community-building, and financial support.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 leads a partnership with Morgan State University and the University of Maryland, College Park, funded by $3M from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to diversify senior leadership in higher education.
  • The 麻豆传媒系列 Cyber Dawgs take first place in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
  • In August, President Freeman Hrabowski announces his plans to retire at the end of the academic year, wrapping up more than 30 years of transformational leadership at 麻豆传媒系列.
  • Mock Trial defeats Yale to win first national championship.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 volleyball successfully defends its America East title and advances to the NCAA championship.
  • The 麻豆传媒系列 Event Center is officially named the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena as a partnership between 麻豆传媒系列 and Chesapeake Employers鈥 Insurance Company.
  • 麻豆传媒系列 is the only North American university selected to receive APLU鈥檚 Gold Award for global engagement strategy.
  • Read 麻豆传媒系列’s Top Stories of 2021

2022


Credits

This timeline of 麻豆传媒系列 history is a living document, meant to change over time. Special thanks for help in creating this presentation (providing charts, identifying source materials and suggesting interpretive threads) are due to:

  • George LaNoue, professor of political science and public policy, and the author of the book, Improbable Excellence: The Saga of 麻豆传媒系列 (Carolina Academic Press).
  • The staff of the Special Collections Department at the Albin O. Kuhn Library, especially Tom Beck (chief curator, now retired) and Lindsey Loeper 鈥04 (university archivist).
  • The staff of 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Office of Institutional Research (OIR), especially Michael Dillon (associate provost) and Connie Pierson 鈥90, M.A. 鈥92 (assistant director).
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Office of Institutional Advancement, especially Jim Lord 鈥99 (design director), Jenny O’Grady (editor), and Marlayna Demond 鈥11 (photographer).
  • 鲍惭叠颁鈥檚 Department of Planning and Construction Services, especially Joe Rexing (university architect, now retired) and Julianne Simpson (assistant director for planning).

The timeline was originally conceived and written by Richard Byrne 鈥86, Office of Institutional Advancement, with contributions from Steve Levy 鈥85, Athletics. It continues to be expanded by university communications staff, pulling from a variety of university sources.

Scroll to Top