Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here are essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. What's Happening
President Darryll J. Pines

- Alumni Association Faculty Series

There's only two Faculty Series sessions left. Don't miss your chance to hear from some of UMD's most distinguished faculty as they showcase their research and its impact on humanity. Catch up on past sessions by visitng our YouTube page.

SEE REMAINING SESSIONS

 
 

2. Quotables

Carlos F. Acosta ’85, M.A. ’91

Meet the Board of Governors: The Honorable Carlos F. Acosta '85, M.A. '91

"As a student at the University of Maryland, Carlos F. Acosta ’85, M.A. ’91 saw plenty of parking tickets, but not because he was a campus scofflaw. The former attorney and now judge served as a volunteer with the university’s Student Traffic Appeals Board, which oversees hundreds of student appeals each year for parking citations."  Allison Eatough '97, Alumni Blog. 

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3. A Little Fun

University of Maryland Women's Lacrosse Team
- Women's Lacrosse Made Big Ten Champs

"Libby May ['23] dropped her stick, clapped her hands and jumped toward fellow attacker Aurora Cordingley ['22] as the No. 8 women's lacrosse team celebrated in front of a packed crowd on Saturday at the University of Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex."

READ MORE ON MARYLAND TODAY

 

 

4. In Your Terp Community

Chad Ellsworth '04 and RJ Holmes-Leopold '01

- A Terrapin in the Wild

Chad Ellsworth '04 shows off his Terp pride in a terrapin costume at a Carleton College event with fellow Terp RJ Holmes-Leopold '01. As for the reason for the costume? "Long story," Ellsworth says.

Looking to connect with fellow alums? Consider joining a regional or affinity network, or update your information in the Alumni Directory to get events and Terp social opportunities in your area.

 
 

5. Friendly Reminders

A young woman reading.
- Alumni Book Club
 

Have you ever felt like your life is held hostage by your smartphone? If yes, join the virtual University of Maryland Alumni Book Club for their May book pick: "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life" by Nir Eyal. Read alongside fellow Terps and bookworms through our online portal. 

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That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday, and update your information in the alumni directory to always receive the latest from your Alumni Association. Have a lovely weekend!

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