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UMB and MLB: Our four baseball stars

In celebration of the Oriole’s 2021 opening day, let’s take a look back at some of UMB’s major leaguers: John Francis Hayden, Robert Baker Lawson, Archibald Wright Graham, and John Frederick Anderson.  From 1901 to 1918, four UMB graduates appeared in major league baseball games, including the World Series!  The players graduated from the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine with the Classes of 1902, 1905, and 1909.   Continue reading

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UMB’s Championship Basketball Team, 1904-1905

It is the end of March, which means March Madness and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is in full swing!  The first NCAA tournament occurred in 1939 with eight teams competing for the championship.  The first time a University of Maryland team appeared in the tournament was 1958.  The 1958 team was composed of players from the University of Maryland, College Park.  The University of Maryland, Baltimore has never had a basketball team in the NCAA tournament; however, UMB has produced a championship Basketball team.  Continue reading

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A Brief History of UMB African American Student Organizations

As Black History Month 2021 draws to a close, the Historical Collections in the HSHSL could not let the month past without looking back on UMB’s African American history. The following highlights a few of the many student organizations throughout UMB’s history in an attempt to acknowledge the work of many to make our campus more inclusive and diverse. Continue reading

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UMB and the United States Presidency: Faculty and Alumni Ties to the Country’s Highest Office

In celebration of President’s Day, Historical Collections at the HSHSL is looking back on University of Maryland, Baltimore’s connections to the United States Presidency.  With a founding date of 1807, UMB is just thirty-one years shy of sharing a birthyear with the United States and with a home in Baltimore a mere thirty-eight miles from Washington, D.C. it is not surprising to find ties to the U.S. Presidency.  The following outlines three UMB faculty and alumni and their ties to the highest U.S. Office.  Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Burt Jacob Asper, School of Medicine Class of 1911 on Veteran’s Day

This Veteran’s Day the HS/HSL highlights the life of Dr. Burt Jacob Asper, School of Medicine Class of 1911. Dr. Asper served in the Navy on the USS Cyclops during World War I. He was the doctor on the ship when it disappeared in March 1918. To this day the Cyclops wreckage has not been found and it is unclear how the ship was lost. Continue reading

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1920: A look back at the School of Medicine 100 Years Ago

In 1920 the School of Medicine (SOM) was beginning its 113th academic year.  The 1920-21 academic year marked the first as a public institution following its merger with the Maryland State College of Agriculture (College Park).  This merger prompted the Faculty of Physic, as the SOM faculty was known, to tender their resignation as sign of acceptance of the new University charter.  Continue reading

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Play Ball! The University of Maryland Nine vs. the Orioles, April 13, 1898

The Historical Collectiond department of the HS/HSL is throwing it back to 1898 when the University of Maryland, Baltimore baseball team took on the professional Orioles team. Continue reading

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UMB Ties to the Hospital Ship USNS Comfort

On March 30, 2020 the USNS Comfort arrived in New York City’s Harbor on a mission to provide assistance to the city’s overwhelmed hospitals in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The USNS Comfort is a Navy Hospital Ship with 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms, which has been deployed in times of crisis and peace around the world.  The USNS Comfort is stationed in Norfolk, VA but for a significant portion of her life (1988-2013) as a hospital ship, she was stationed in Baltimore’s Port.  The location is not her only ties to the city of Baltimore, as several UMB alumni and faculty served on this hospital ship during her 33-year history.  Continue reading

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UMB in WWII: the classes of 1943M and 1943D

On March 26, Dr. Bruce Jarrell, the University of Maryland Baltimore’s (UMB) Interim President, released a video to the Class of 2020.  In the video, Dr. Jarrell, refers to the uniqueness of the 1943 School of Medicine graduating classes and how they had to overcome unusual circumstances surrounding World War II.  World War II began in September 1939, with Germany’s invasion of Poland; however, the United States did not officially become involved in the conflict until after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Continue reading

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Dr. Maureen Henderson, First Woman Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, 1971-1975

Rounding out our celebration of Women’s History Month 2020 is Dr. Maureen Henderson.  Dr. Henderson joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) in 1960 as an instructor. She was born in Tynemouth, England in 1926 to Dr. Leo E. and Helen McGrath Henderson.  She was a graduate in medicine and public health from the University of Durham, England.  Continue reading

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