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  • Meet 2019 UMES alumna Rachel Kayongo

    2019 UMES alumna Rachel Nantumbwe Kayongo will enroll in the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in August 2020.  Its acceptance rate is 6.7 % and was ranked 40th among dental schools in the U.S., according to the 2018 U.S. News Best Coll...

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    The eldest member of the Exonerated Five shares journey at UMES during Black History Month

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts held over 1,000 people who sat in piercing silence as Korey Wise of the Exonerated Five shared his painful and triumphant journey from wrongfully convicted chil...

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    Searching for ways to boost hemp production & yield

     The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has secured a $200,000 grant to underwrite research that a private-sector partner hopes will produce a road map to make growing industrial hemp a profitable commodity across the state. The investment by the U...

    Friday, February 14, 2020
    Hibiscus is more than just another pretty flower

    Most people recognize hibiscus as a tropical plant with beautiful bright blossoms, but little do they know of its importance as a crop.  Dr. Nadine Burton, an alternative crop specialist, is researching the plant's viability for local farmers at UMES...

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    School funding expert is Black History Month speaker

    A career educator whose impressive resume includes helping lay the groundwork on Capitol Hill to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday will visit UMES Tuesday, Feb. 18 to serve as a featured speaker for Black History Month. Dr....

    Thursday, February 6, 2020
    UMES duo produces unique textbook on bioenergy

    Dr. Madhumi Mitra, professor of biological and environmental sciences, and her husband, Dr. Abhijit Nagchaudhuri, professor of engineering, have completed a project four years in the making - a textbook on bioenergy. “Practices and Perspectives in Su...

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    $4.5M to support construction management program

    Roger and Vivian Bowers Blunt have pledged $2.5 million to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that will be used to create an endowed faculty position in Construction Management and Technology Innovation. The Blunts' donation through their compa...

    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Exonerated Five's Korey Wise to speak at UMES

    Korey Wise, a criminal justice reform advocate, will be the featured speaker for, “Life After Injustice: A Conversation with Korey Wise” at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.During the event, Wise will share his stor...

    Monday, January 27, 2020
    UMES launches new health care certificate program

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announces the addition of an online post-baccalaureate certificate specifically for professionals who develop, implement or evaluate services that address rural health disparities."We're excited about offering...

    Friday, January 24, 2020
    ‘I Still Call Australia Home’

    Editor's note: UMES' Interim Director - Center for Instructional Technology & Online Learning shares thoughts on watching from half a world away as her native Australia endures devastating wildfires.As my New Jersey husband says “you can take the...

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    Former state Teacher for the Year joins UMES faculty

    Maryland's 2019 public schools Teacher of the Year is joining the faculty at his alma mater, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Richard H. Warren Jr. has accepted an offer to be the Hazel Professor of Education, a role that calls for him to te...

    Friday, January 10, 2020