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Friday Five: Learn from Maryland Faculty

Friday Five: Learn from Maryland Faculty

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
M Circle

- Alumni Association Faculty Series — April 6-May 11

UMD Faculty are among the world's leading experts, helping to solve the Grand Challenges of our time. Their research has the power to transform lives by advancing our understanding of the world around us. As an alum, you are forever a Terp and we want to make sure you have access to learn, grow, and have fun with our professors here on campus. Join the Alumni Association this spring for a virtual series featuring some of UMD's most distinguished faculty as they showcase their research and its impact on humanity. We can't wait to have you back with us in the classroom — the virtual classroom — and this time with no homework! 

2. Quotables

Mike Luzio '98

- Mike Luzio ’98: One of UMD’s Loudest Cheerleaders

"Mike Luzio ’98 doesn’t just say he loves the University of Maryland — he displays his boundless zeal for all things Terps throughout his family’s New Jersey house, from the proud red decorations on their Christmas tree to the basement bar and bocce court decked out in Maryland colors and paraphernalia.”

Sala Levin '10, Alumni Blog. READ MORE


3. A Little Fun

2022 UMD Summer Camps — Young kid on a rock climbing wall.
- 2022 UMD Summer Camps

"Whether your kid is an aspiring tech programmer, budding musical talent or ball of energy ready to tuck and flip all summer, the University of Maryland has a camp for you. UMD offers and hosts dozens of academic, recreational, arts and sports programs to entertain and educate kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. After two years of pared-back and virtual offerings, this year’s roundup includes mostly in-person camps, including residential and day programs, as well as a few online options."



4. In Your Terp Community

Gwenny wearing a Maryland hoodie.

- Gwenny Says Thanks!

Gwenny, seen being very chic in her Maryland hoodie, says thanks for a great 2022 #GivingDayUMD. Leave a note for Gwenny on our Instagram.



5. Friendly Reminders

Terrapins Connect
- Terrapins Connect

Terrapins Connect is an online platform that allows Terps to network, find exclusive job opportunities, industry specific guidance and insight, and more. Whether you are looking to get advice, give advice (or are open to both), Terrapins Connect provides opportunities for professional and personal growth.



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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