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July 2019 Alumni Newsletter
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Summer Fun
Terps started the summer right with a crab feast, bonfire and many more fun-in-the-sun activities.
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UMD Elevates Rooftop Farming
Integrating Food Production with Green Roof Technology
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Alumni Profile
A Whiff of a Bestseller?
New Book Introduces Kids to Animal Science—through Flatulence
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The University of Maryland Alumni Association wants to hear from YOU.
Take our quick survey so that we can better serve you and your fellow Terps. Respond by July 31 for a chance to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards.
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Terps on the Hill Turns 14
Terps on the Hill Turns 14
On June 19, the Alumni Association held its 14th annual Terps on the Hill event in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. Terps on the Hill brings together Maryland alumni working in federal government, on Capitol Hill and in other government-related industries for an evening of networking and school spirit. University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace Loh provided the crowd with campus updates, and Laurie Locascio, Vice President for Research, discussed the importance of federal research support in turning UMD into a research powerhouse.
The event was attended by several members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, including Sen. Ben Cardin, Rep. Steny Hoyer ’63, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Rep. Jamie Raskin and former Rep. Tom McMillen ’74. All members in attendance gave brief remarks on the University of Maryland’s impact at the state and federal levels. Click here to see pictures from the event.
The Alumni Association hosts hundreds of events each year, click here for a full listing.
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Interested in attending events like Terps on the Hill or learning more about university advocacy efforts? Join the Terp Advocacy Network and help grow support for legislative and policy positions that advance the university’s mission and goals in Maryland and in our nation’s capital.
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Terp Deals
Membership Comes with Savings
You don’t have to be on campus to take advantage of member benefits. With Terp Deals, University of Maryland Alumni Association members save up to 50% off over 150,000 restaurants, retailers and more nationwide. Members will also receive a one-time $100 travel credit toward your first hotel booking.
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River Life Along the Dutch Waterways
April 28-May 6, 2020
Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Flanders aboard an exclusively chartered ship right when the vibrant Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens with fellow Terps.
SPECIAL OFFER: Save $2,000 per couple when you book by Oct. 11, 2019!
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The Alumni Excellence Awards
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The University of Maryland Alumni Association awards and recognizes alumni throughout the year for their fearless accomplishments.
Know an inspiring young alum who is making waves in their career? A Terp who is doing research that is changing the world? Perhaps a former classmate who has achieved above and beyond during their lifetime? Nominations for The Alumni Excellence Awards are being accepted through Aug. 19, 2019 in four categories: Rising Terp Award, Research Award, EnTERPreneur Award and the Legacy Award.
Nominate A Deserving Terp Today
Healthy Balance Blog
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Headaches are common, but sometimes they can stem from a more serious condition. Learn about what symptoms you should watch out for from our partners at UM Medicine, the official health system of the University of Maryland Alumni Association.
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The Washington Post - University of Maryland-led survey finds honeybee losses highest in 13 years this
UMD Right Now - University of Maryland Ranked No. 5 in the Country Among Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students
Maryland Today - Buyer's Markets
Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
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July is National Ice Cream Month. In March, the UMD Dairy ran a social media bracket to determine which flavor reigned supreme. What won?
  1. Fear the Turtle
  2. Mint Oreo
  3. Brenda’s Peanut Butter Frese
  4. Midnight Madness
  5. Turge Turtle Crunch
Three Terps who respond correctly will win a Maryland swag bag.
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Margot Savoy via Twitter
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Loving this @GoNext_Travel @OceaniaCruises @START_UMD #BigTen trip to the Mediterranean!! I met Coach Gary Williams @GARYWILLIAMS02 (& he knows my name) #StayFearlessUMD #30YearsFearless #Terp4Life
Keir Hogan via Instagram
My mini went to her first @umdwbb camp today and loved it! Confirmation she is in love with this school and basketball program and will one day be one of @brendafrese champions! She's going to do @ktoli20 things!! #myfutureterp #futurewnba #futureterp #basketball #wnba #ballislife #womensbasketball #girlsrule #shehoops
We are proud to announce a new partnership with The Hotel at the University of Maryland, the official preferred hotel of the University of Maryland Alumni Association. The partnership creates synergy between The Hotel and our alumni programs and events and includes a special perk for members (be on the lookout in your next member alert).
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