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June 2020 Alumni Newsletter
Sid Chakravarthy '13
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Doing Good With Sid Chakravarthy '13
Sid Chakravarthy '13 and his company, StaTwig, are ready to help scientists deliver a future vaccine for COVID-19 to people around the world.
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The Alumni Blog connects alumni with the latest at UMD. Check out articles on advancing your personal and professional goals, elevating your UMD pride, and celebrating Terp traditions, legacies and accomplishments. Read the latest articles here.
Pins of Pride
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Pins of Pride
A Decade of Sparking the Do Good Spirit
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Showing Strong Character in Netflix Hit
Three Terps Appear in New Series 'Never Have I Ever'
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STAY ACTIVE
Virtual Events
Thank Our UMD Alumni Healthcare Heroes
Thank Our Alumni Health Care Heroes
May 19–June 25
We are so proud and grateful for the many University of Maryland alumni working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a small gesture of our gratitude, we ask you to join us in thanking these alumni by submitting a short video or photo to be compiled into a unified message.
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Pride Week
Pride Week
June 22–26
Join us in celebrating our LGBTQ+ alumni community with a week full of special events. From an upbeat drag workout to an educational lunchtime chat, you're sure to love this week's schedule. We can't wait to see you (virtually) to celebrate pride!
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EnTERPreneurship and Innovation Take Flight in Southern Maryland
EnTERPreneurship and Innovation Take Flight in Southern Maryland
June 16 | 3 p.m. EST
Join the University of Maryland's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site, TechPort and the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland for a virtual tour of the research hangar, UAS aircraft and workshop, and a time-lapse video of the Academic and Research Center, which will house the research programs in autonomous technologies under the direction of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
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Camp Diamondback
Camp Diamondback
July 6-Aug. 15
The University of Maryland Alumni Association will host a new six-week virtual summer camp for children of alumni, alumni and friends. Alumni and children can participate in one or more weeks of themed programming with a focus on education, recreation and Maryland pride. Activities will be facilitated by Alumni Association staff, University of Maryland faculty, alumni and members of the Student Alumni Leadership Council.
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Buy a Personalized Brick
Kids of Alumni Association members on the Riggs Brick Rotunda
Create your own piece of history with your name on a brick at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.
When you add your name—or the name of any alum you wish to honor—your gift will directly support programs and services that enrich the lives of Maryland students and alumni.
Buy a Brick for $99
Bricks make a great gift for Father's Day! ACT FAST - save over $200 when you purchase by June 30.
Bricks purchased by June 30 will be installed this fall.
Travel
The Coast of Ireland
Look ahead and plan your 2021 travels! We have more than 10 domestic and international itineraries planned to meet your travel needs and desires. Book your next adventure today.
Travel With Terps
A Healthy Balance Blog
Interested in having your company appear here? Contact Jessica Roberts '02 for information on sponsorship opportunities.
STAY INFORMED
News
Maryland Today – In Wake of Black Americans' Killings, Campus Leaders Call for More Inclusive, Respectful Environment
Maryland Today – Stand in Solidarity, Unite Against Injustice
Maryland Today – UMD Launches Week of Solidarity and Reflection
Maryland Today – Mix of In-Person, Online, Blended Education to Be Offered in Fall
Maryland Today – Pines, UMD Engineers Help Prince George's County Reopening Efforts
UMD Right Now – University of Maryland Celebrates Virtual Commencement
Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
LGBTQ Pride Month
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. What activist group announced its campus debut with a "kiss-in" in front of the Stamp Student Union on Valentine's Day in 1992?
  1. UMD Gay-Straight Alliance
  2. Queer Nation
  3. Maryland Gay and Lesbian Coalition
  4. UMD Pride Alliance
  5. Rainbow Union
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Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a Testudo alumni garden flag.
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Andrew Chen Post
Congratulations to my 2020 graduate Cara! The Chens are probably the University of Maryland's first four-generation family of graduates! I'm so proud of you and am excited for your future! #UMDGrad #4GenerationsofTerps #UMD2020
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Jacqueline Ford via Twitter
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Jacqueline Ford Post
Today, I am the 15th Terp from my family to graduate from the BEST school, @UofMaryland! I am now, a proud #Terp & #policyterp alum! Thankful to be returning for one more year @UMDPublicPolicy to finish my MPP and be a "double Terp". #UMDgrad
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