When Firms Internalize Political Stigma

The Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 stigmatized local employers by creating the impression that strongly anti-diversity attitudes put on display by white supremacists were widespread in the community. Employers sought to counteract this “stigma by association” by dramatically increasing the extent to which they included pro-diversity language in their job advertisements. This is according to research by Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Reuben Hurst at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

UMD Ranked Nation’s No. 1 College for LGBTQ+ Students

The University of Maryland was named the top college in the nation for LGBTQ+ students by  Campus Pride and BestColleges. It leads the list of 2023’s Top 25 LGBTQ+-Friendly Colleges, recognizing educational institutions that foster inclusive and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students. Maryland was No. 1 in 2020 and appeared among the top 25 in 2021 and 2022.

Deloitte Foundation Collaborates with UMD Smith to Support Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Accounting

Through the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program (DFASP), the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is collaborating with the Deloitte Foundation to help increase representation of racially and ethnically diverse accounting graduate students.

U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Santos Shares His ‘Long and Windy Road’ to Success

There are two things that U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Santos says have always been most important to him – statistics and helping others.

The University of Maryland community is invited to honor and remember the life and legacy of 1st Lt. Richard W. Collins III at the Dedication of Lt. Richard Collins III Plaza.

This event is open to all. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.

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Studio A: Paint Nights are the perfect opportunity to relax and create with friends. There are instructors on hand, but zero pressure – what you paint is totally up to you! Attendees will get an 8x10 canvas, paint, and brushes, and can drop in any time during the 6 to 8 p.m. block during the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

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Wags for Wellness sessions feature registered therapy animal teams. Each team consists of at least one dog and one human. Each of the volunteer teams has been trained by People. Animals. Love. (PAL) to provide love, connection, companionship, and stress relief. These therapy dog visits also serve as a great outlet for emotional wellbeing while connecting with other loving pets for our students who may be missing their childhood or family pets. In an effort to monitor attendance and implement COVID safety procedures, we will ask students to sign-up for a 15-minute time slot in advance.

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The University of Maryland offers access to over $600K in funding to startups founded to commercialize University innovations. Find out details about funding programs to validate technology, form your startup, enhance R&D, and others. We will also discuss some startup opportunities available to any state of Maryland-based startups, or University System of Maryland affiliated startups.

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Each year, this event provides an opportunity for our community to come together and honor those among us who have worked to make UMD a better place for LGBTQ+ people. Whether you have been involved in the LGBTQ+ community at UMD or not, we encourage all to attend and celebrate the excellence and resilience of all graduates and award winners. All questions should be directed to Shantala Thompson at shantala@umd.edu.  

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