University of Maryland, College Park Math Building Named for William E. Kirwan

Former System Chancellor and University President to be Honored Where Academic Career Began

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The University of Maryland announced a gift of $10 million from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation to support MBA scholarships, undergraduate leadership programs and facility enhancements for the Robert H. Smith School of Business. The gift will also continue to fund the school's Center for Social Value Creation.

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USM Welcomes Chancellor Bob Caret Back to Maryland

Robert L. Caret joined the University System of Maryland (USM) as its fourth chancellor on July 1, 2015. No stranger to Maryland, Caret is a former president of Towson University, a USM institution.

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USM Foundation Nominated for Institutional Investor's Foundation of the Year Award

The USM Foundation has been nominated for Foundation of the Year in Institutional Investor's 13th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards, which recognizes institutional investors, hedge funds, investment consultants and rising stars for their performance, innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry. Congratulations to our investment team!

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During a special reception held in Boston on June 3rd to mark the Investor Intelligence Awards for Endowments & Foundations, the USM Foundation tied for the Good Governance Award with Hartford Healthcare. Click through to read about our CIO, Sam Gallo, and how he and his team became recognized by Investor Intelligence.

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Northern Trust to Provide Global Custody for the University System of Maryland Foundation

The University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. (USM Foundation) has selected Northern Trust to serve as global custodian for its $1.2 billion in combined assets.

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