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2019 Winners of the Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Office of Undergraduate Studies Programs

LTC Larry Rentz and Cadet Ashley ChangLieutenant Colonel Larry Rentz, Commander of the Army ROTC program, for his work in ARMY 401: Advanced Military Leadership III. Lieutenant Colonel Rentz was nominated by Army ROTC cadet Ashley Chang.

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in a General Education Course

LTC Larry Rentz and Cadet Ashley ChangDr. Lenea Stocker, Lecturer in the Chemistry Department. She was nominated by students Allyson Conlin (left), Sophia Sommerkamp (right), and Summer Khan for her work in CHEM131: Chemistry I – Fundamentals of General Chemistry, a Natural Sciences Lab course.

College Park Scholars Service Day
College Park S cholars Service Day bannerCollege Park Scholars will hold its annual Service Day on Friday, Aug. 23 as part of the program’s 25th Anniversary celebration. 950 first-year students will complete a day of community service at 28 different sites in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Baltimore City and Washington.

Last year, Scholars students prepared 5,000 meals for a homeless shelter in Washington, bundled 15,575 diapers for families in Montgomery County, spread 25,000 lbs of mulch at Clagett Farm and collected 12 bags of trash along the Anacostia River trail in Prince George’s County. For more About Service Day.

First Year Book Selection: Demagoguery and Democracy
Demagoguery and Democracy book coverDemagoguery and Democracy, by Patricia Roberts-Miller, is this year's selection for the First Year Book Program. Faculty who wish to review the book over the summer may pick up a copy at 2110 Marie Mount Hall. First-year students may pick up a FREE copy of the book starting in the fall.
For more information about the book and the First Year Book Program

Annual Event Spotlights Undergraduate Research
students at Undergraduate Research DayThis year's Undergraduate Research Day attracted over 500 student researchers and their presentations, posters, and performances featuring current research, scholarship, and artistic endeavors.
The 2019 Student Researchers of the Year Awardees are:
Shereen Ashai, Psychology
Emelia Gold, American Studies, Mechanical Engineering
Deiaa Harraz, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Amelia Hurley-Novatny, Bioengineering
Evan Quartner, Chemistry
The event is sponsored by the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research and the University of Maryland Libraries.

President's Distinguished Service Awards
Dr. Francis DuVinage, director of the National Scholarships Office and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research, will receive a President's Distinguished Service Award recognizing exceptional performance, leadership, and service by a member of the University staff at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on September 18, 2019.

Under Dr. DuVinage's leadership, the number of University of Maryland students who have received prestigious scholarships and competitive awards rose, helping the university grow as a globally renowned academic institution.

24th Annual Undergraduate Studies Academic Advising Conference
Workshop presentationThis year's theme acknowledged the many intersecting identities that students, staff, and faculty on campus hold. This year's conference embraces the challenge of working across differences to learn and engage as we build a better campus through inclusive and equitable advising. Advising Conference

New Internship and Seminar Addresses Water Security and Global Health Challenges
Global Fellows in DC logoThe Global Fellows in Washington, DC  seminar examines water challenges and health threats facing governments as they develop water and health strategies.   Global Fellows is, in a sense, a study abroad experience right here in Washington, DC. About the seminar


Course Related Polices

For Students and for Faculty: Course Related Policies for UMD Undergraduate Students is an important guide that locates UMD resources and policies on excused absences, syllabi, sexual misconduct, and much more.

General Education

General Education at UMD is a challenging and provocative curriculum that reflects the educational quality of the University, and prepares our students for success at Maryland and beyond. Information for students and faculty.

Student Ombuds Office

The Undergraduate Student Ombuds Office ensures that students receive fair and equitable treatment and assists to resolve issues in matters of concern or complaints involving the university.

About the Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Office develops and directs high impact undergraduate programs and manages campus-wide policies and initiatives. Focused on student success, the Office strives to ensure every undergraduate student's access to campus courses and programs, enhancement of the academic experience, and graduation. The Office of Undergraduate Studies leads General Education, transformative teaching initiatives, and campus-wide advising guidelines and practices. The Office encompasses many critical units, programs, and activities, including:

  • The Honors College, College Park Scholars, Carillon Communities, and Beyond the Classroom
  • Federal Fellows Program and the Global Fellows in Washington, DC Program
  • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education, Pre-College Program, Hillman Entrepreneurs, Incentive Awards Program, and the National Scholarships Office
  • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Naval ROTC