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.
UMD’s National Center for Smart Growth Partners with United Nations, University of Baltimore, to Launch USA Sustainable Cities Initiative in Baltimore. The collaboration poises city as a “trailblazer” for economic, social and environmental sustainability
In May, architecture senior Yumeng “Mandy” Wang was honored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies as a 2015-16 Phillip Merrill Presidential Scholar. The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors the University of Maryland’s most successful seniors and their designated University faculty and K-12 teachers for their mentorship. The program aims to recognize and lead a strong collaboration between K-12 schools, university faculty and students through the importance of mentorship. Below, we talk to MAPP’s latest scholar about her undergraduate experience: