USM Chancellor Caret appoints UMES Presidential Search Committee

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ADELPHI, Md. -- Robert L. Caret, chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), today appointed the search and screening committee for the new president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).   Current UMES President Juliette Bell announced in February that she will step down on June 30, 2018. Bell was selected for the position in March 2012 and is the fourth woman to serve as UMES president.

Late jazz aficionado leaves music collection to UMES

Mar 16, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

James Biays Young spent a rich-and-full life collecting jazz recordings and books about “America's classical music,” and now the fruits of those twin obsessions are entrusted to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  

Before Young, a Baltimorean by birth who retired to Ocean Pines, died in mid-February he donated some 5,000-plus compact discs to UMES, a decision influenced by the campus being home to a jazz-format FM radio station.  

Taryn Jones named Newman Civic Fellow for 2018-19

Mar 9, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

Taryn B. Jones, a junior biochemistry major from Willingboro, N.J., will be the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Newman Civic Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Jones is among 268 college students selected for the honor by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization “working to advance the public purposes of higher education.” 

UME at UMES offers tomato grafting workshop

Feb 28, 2018

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. –– Tomato grafting is the focus of a March 10 workshop at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The hands-on, informative class is limited to the first 20 registrants and will be held in the Agricultural Research Building on campus.

Anyone who grows tomatoes that are not resistant to air- and soil-borne diseases should attend.  Participants will learn the history and science of grafting as well as receive hands-on instruction about tomato grafting techniques.  In addition, every participant will leave the workshop with grafted plants to take home.

Rubbing elbows with renowned oceanographers

Feb 27, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

I had the opportunity this past summer to return to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts and conduct bio-geochemical research alongside Dr. David Nicholson and Hilary Palevsky, a post-doctoral student. 

As a rising junior in 2016, I took an environmental science class offered through the summer program in Woods Hole and earned four credits toward my chemistry degree. I was eager to go back.