A landmark transit ridership model developed by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) suggests that the location of job and households, the level of transit service, the cost of travel by different modes, and the level of transit fares all fundamentally shape the demand for ridership on Washington’s Metrorail system, Metro.
The bar was raised at this semester's capstone event! On December 12, twelve students presented their capstones to a panel of impressed judges. Charishma Hunjan (pictured here) took home the 1st place prize of $1,000 for her Westin at Seattle-Tacoma Airport in Seattle, WA. Her plan proposed a new hotel and meeting destination offering a full service hotel, meeting space and health club.
Anyone visiting the MAPP offices on a Monday or Wednesday morning may be confused when they discover Led Zepelin’s “Cashmere” radiating through the concrete floors. But, for those who work and study at our school, this is a cyclical tradition tolerated by some, loved by many, and inspiring air guitar shreds in a chosen few. A fan favorite among the UMD undergrad underground, “History of Popular Music, 1950-Present” taught in the school’s auditorium for the past 10 years by Associate Professor of Musicology Dr.
The University of Maryland College Park has approved the establishment of a Dual Degree Program for the Master of Real Estate Development and the Master of Business Administration. Proposed last fall by Dean David Cronrath and Alexander Triantis, Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the decision comes in response to increased requests from students seeking to tailor the existing masters programs or desiring a comprehensive alternative to separate master degrees. The new degree will take affect spring of 2016.
This semester, ten students from the architecture program worked closely with organization administrators, leaders and girl scouts themselves to re-envision Camp Woodlands, one of the oldest Girl Scout sites in Maryland.
This month, HISP Alum Gilbert Mbeng (MHP 2010) returned to his homeland of Cameroon to continue an on-going research and preservation project on the vernacular architecture of the Kom, the principle ethnic group of Cameroon’s Northwest Provence. The Mbainwol Initiative, a co-sponsored program with UMD’s Historic Preservation Program and an extension of Gilbert’s masters thesis, aims to preserve, educate and create a legacy of architectural heritage for the Kom people.
The University of Maryland has been named a Top 25 School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review, earning a top 10 slot for undergraduate entrepreneurship education. This marks the fifth consecutive year that UMD has been named a top 25 program, and the first time the university has ranked in the top 10. UMD also ranked No. 6 among public universities and No. 18 among graduate entrepreneurship education.