University System of Maryland Announces the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation

The USM Board of Regents has renamed its Center for Academic Innovation to honor the legacy of retiring USM Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan. The announcement of the new William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation was the pinnacle moment of a private celebration honoring Kirwan for his 52 years of service in public higher education.

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USM Foundation Board Directors Visit Annapolis!

On Monday, February 23rd, several board directors visited with state senators and delegates on behalf of the University System of Maryland in the wake of a $40 million mid-year budget cut.

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USM Foundation Investment Office Rings the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Along with the United Nations, the USM Foundation was a seed investor in the iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF. They rang the NYSE's closing bell on January 29th at 4:00pm to officially usher in the Ticker CRBN onto the exchange.

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USM Names Robert L. Caret New Chancellor

After a successful tenure as president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, Robert L. Caret will return to Maryland as chancellor of the University System of Maryland. James L. Shea, chairman of the USM Board of Regents, announced the board's appointment of Caret, effective July 1, 2015. Caret served as president of Towson University, one of USM's 12 institutions, from 2003 to 2011.

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USM Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

The USM Foundation has announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors: Harry S. Johnson, Ralph L. Lary, III, William H. Murphy, and Donald C. Scheeler. Each one provides diverse perspectives and experiences from their work that will enhance our efforts to serve the USM. Welcome to our new directors!

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USM Foundation's 2014 Annual Report Now Available

The USM Foundation is pleased to share its 2014 Annual Report. Included are highlights of the USM's first 25 years, our 2014 fiscal year investment performance and financial statements, the winners of our 2014 Art Contest, and more. We now offer both a downloadable PDF version and a prezi presentation.

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U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer Pays Tribute to Chancellor Kirwan

In recognition of Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan's thirteen years with the University System of Maryland, United States Congressman Steny Hoyer gave a one minute speech honoring Chancellor Kirwan. Congressman Hoyer details some of Chancellor Kirwan's…

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