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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 Gala

Founders Week Gala This year the Founders Week Gala celebrates our generous supporters and the University's accomplishments and achievements of 2014. The Founders Week Gala takes place on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The awards recognizing our Founders Week award winners will be presented at the Gala. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased by contacting or 410-706-8035.

Food Truck Rally

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. This event will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Koester Main Parking Lot - 660 W. Lexington St. Most food trucks accept credit cards, and all accept cash.

2014 Featured Award Winners

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. […]

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. […]