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Each year the University of Maryland, Baltimore celebrates the achievements and successes of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and philanthropic supporters and pays tribute to UMB's 200-plus-year history with a series of Founders Week events.

Featured Founders Week Events

Founders Week Food Truck Rally

Founders Week Food Truck Rally Join us for a Food Truck Rally on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to close out our Founders Week events! Enjoy food from area food truck vendors, music, and great conversation. The first 200 guests will receive a $5 voucher towards your food truck purchase at the event.

Staff Luncheon

Staff Luncheon The annual Staff Luncheon is a Founders Week highlight. While waiting in line for the buffet, guests are served hors d'oeuvres by President Perman and the vice presidents. The Staff Luncheon will be held at Westminster Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 14 during two shifts: 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and 12:20 to 1 p.m. Tickets are required and will be available starting Sept. 22.

2014 Featured Award Winners

Public Servant of the Year

Karen Kauffman, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAAN Dr. Kauffman has participated in work leading to passage of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act and helped revise the Alzheimer’s Association’s Statement of Ethics. The award recognizing Dr. Kauffman for her significant work fighting Alzheimer's disease will be presented at the Founders Week Gala, Saturday, Oct. 11. […]

Researchers of the Year

Researchers of the Year Esteemed researchers in their own right, Drs. Mullins and Newhouse combined their expertise to develop “PATIENTS” - a collaborative program that engages patients as advisors in designing research on health issues important to patients. The Researcher of the Year Lecture and Reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 13. […]