Scholarship & History

The UMB Digital Archive is a service of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) that collects, preserves, and distributes the academic works of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. It is a place that digitally captures the historical record of the campus.


  • UMB's Discussion on Ibram X. Kendi's Bestselling Book "How to Be an Antiracist"

    Jarrell, Bruce E. (2021-02-18)
    Bruce Jarrell, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB),announces that UMB will host a Universitywide book club-style discussion of Professor Ibram X. Kendi’s New York Times bestseller “How to Be an Antiracist.”
  • A Brief History of UMB African American Student Organizations

    Wink, Tara (2021-02-23)
    This blog post, written for Black History Month 2021, highlights the history of African American Student Organizations in each of the schools at the University of Maryland. The groups have worked to help make the UMB campus more inclusive and diverse. Many of these organizations were founded in the late 1960s and 1970s and continue to operate on campus today.
  • UMB and the United States Presidency: Faculty and Alumni Ties to the Country’s Highest Office

    Wink, Tara (2021-02-15)
    In celebration of President’s Day 2021, Historical Collections highlights the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s connections to the United States Presidency. With a founding date of 1807, UMB is just thirty-one years shy of sharing a birthyear with the United States and with a home in Baltimore a mere thirty-eight miles from Washington, D.C. it is not surprising to find ties to the U.S. Presidency. The blog post outlines Dr. Robley Dunglison, Dr. Henry Albert Parr, and Dr. James Julius Richardson, and their ties to the highest U.S. Office.
  • Degree Program Studies Vulnerability, Violence Reduction

    Frick, Jena (2021-02-18)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown violence into the foreground that has simmered below the surface for too long: race-based violence, domestic violence, political violence, and beyond. The pandemic has also underscored the lack of trust between individuals, communities, and citizens and governments. The spike in vulnerability created by this global disaster requires new solutions that can only be created through a global, interprofessional, and systemic approach. To meet this challenge, the University of Maryland Graduate School is partnering with the Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations at Coventry University in the United Kingdom to offer a master’s degree and certificate in Vulnerability and Violence Reduction that will launch in fall 2021.

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