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Company Overview of University of Maryland

Company Overview

University of Maryland is an educational institution that offers graduate, undergraduate, and research programs in agriculture and natural resources, public affairs, behavioral and social sciences, arts, education, engineering and humanities fields. The colleges and schools of the university include School of Architecture, College of Information Studies, and School of Public Affairs. University of Maryland was founded in 1882 and is based in College Park, Maryland. It has endowment assets worth $324.3 million.

College Park, MD 20742

United States

Founded in 1882

Phone:

301-405-1000

Key Executives for University of Maryland

President
Chairman of the Dept of Dermatology & Chief of Dermatology at the UM Medical Center
Director of University Communications and University Spokesperson
Director of Biotechnology Research and Education Program
President of Student Government Association
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

University of Maryland Key Developments

University of Maryland Launches New Office Building in College Park

The University of Maryland and Corporate Office Properties Trust launched a $18.5 million, three-story office building and unveiled an art walk at the College Park campus. The 75,000-square-foot office building at 5801 University Research Court will be part of the university's newly branded Discovery District, a 150-acre area that stretches from Baltimore Avenue to River Road, where university leaders envision a hub for research and economic development. The building is expected to open in 2019. The building is designed for tenants focused on technology and research. At an event university leaders, executives of project developer Corporate Office Properties Trust and elected officials also marked the opening of the Art Walk, a park with food trucks, seating areas, trails and art installations. The Hotel at the University of Maryland, a 297-room structure on Baltimore Avenue at Campus Drive, will open this summer.

The University of Maryland Names Laurie E. Locascio as New Vice President for Research, Effective October 1, 2017

The University of Maryland has named Laurie E. Locascio as its new Vice President for Research, effective October 1, 2017. In this role, Locascio will be responsible for sustaining strong growth and excellence in the university's research programs. For the past 30 years, Locascio has worked at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., rising from a research biomedical engineer to senior leadership positions. Locascio is currently acting as the Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Laboratory Programs at NIST providing leadership and operational guidance for NIST's seven scientific and mission-focused laboratories. Previously, Locascio directed the Material Measurement Laboratory, overseeing 1,000 research staff in eight locations around the U.S. and a $170 million annual budget.

Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center at The University of Maryland Will Transform the Classroom Experience

The University of Maryland dedicated the new Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center on May 11, 2017, named for Edward St. John, founder and chairman of St. John Properties. The 187,000-square-foot space, which includes 12 classrooms and nine teaching labs with a total of 1,500 seats, will elevate the culture of collaborative learning on campus. Focused on a student-centered approach to learning and teaching, the center features labs, informal study spaces, group study rooms, and technology-enhanced TERP Classrooms with flexibility such as tiered seating, mobile desks and swiveling chairs that encourage active learning and collaboration. Other unique features include four food spaces and two green roofs, one of which is intended for instructional use. The center will also house the university's Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, the main hub for the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Division of Information Technology's Academic Technology and Innovation team. Innovative TERP Classroom designs in various rooms include features like round tables or a tiered structure, which allows students to move seamlessly from lecture to discussion mode, promote group interaction and problem-solving. The classrooms also feature technology that encourages wireless screen sharing, making it possible for students to collaborate with their peers in classes of all sizes. Both formal and informal meeting spaces throughout the building give students space to study together and work on group projects. A dedicated Loft space in the center will support innovation and entrepreneurship. Centrally situated between Campus Drive and McKeldin Mall, the Center was built at the former site of Holzapfel Hall and Shriver Laboratory. This academic space is part of the university's Greater College Park initiative, a $2 billion public-private investment to revitalize Baltimore Avenue and the academic campus. Classes will begin in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center on May 30, 2017 for the start of UMD's summer session.

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