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Legendary Poet, Activist and Educator Nikki Giovanni to Help Inaugurate New Frederick Douglass Center

The center is dedicated to engaging diverse communities—both at the university and well beyond—around issues of social justice and equity.

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Philosophy

More Than an Observer

Philosophy, politics, and economics major Nikita Kale ’25 takes action to solve big global problems.

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College of Arts and Humanities

Access2Alumni Virtual Career Mentoring Event

ARHU students can virtually explore career options and network with alumni on April 10.

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Whatever your interests and aspirations, ARHU is committed to providing the knowledge, skills and opportunities all our students need to write their own stories and chart their own paths.

"In ARHU, you’re learning about how people interact with the world and each other. My goal is to build things that people are going to use. Just technology knowledge can only go so far. You have to understand how people are going to use them to be truly successful."

Ozzie Fallick '14, Software Engineer, Google
Linguistics

"Cross-cultural communication is one of the most important skills that I learned at ARHU, and I use it to engage and inform the community in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean about our events, exchanges and any other information that supports our key policy priorities in the region. ARHU gave me the tools to understand why in diplomacy, it’s as much about what you say as how you say it."

Krystle Norman '08, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Spanish and Portuguese

"I had always loved art, but I never knew you could make a career out of it until I studied abroad in Rome. There, I took a full course load of art courses and learned all about the factors of being an art professional. It was life-changing. Now I feel lucky that I’m doing something that I’m so passionate about."

Laura Sheridan Raiffe '09, Regional Account Manager, Christie's Fine Arts
Art History and Archaeology

"One of the most important things I got out of my ARHU experience is my ability to parse arguments, think critically and see multiple sides of an issue. Being in law school, it’s important to do that—it’s a skill I use every day. Not a class goes by, not a case gets read that this skill doesn’t come into play."

AJ Clayborne '13, Student, Harvard Law School
English

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Congratulations to the winners of the Sadat Art, Music and Poetry for Justice and Peace competitions held this week! In partnership with Arts for All, the Inaugural Sadat Poetry and Music for Justice and Peace Competitions were held in collaboration with the Sadat Art for Justice and Peace Competition. Pictured First image: 1st Place winners in Sadat Music for Justice and Peace Competition: Chamber Music Performance - left to right: Joshua Rhodes, Courtney Adams, and Seth Second image: Arts for All Director Craig Kier, 1st Place winner in the Sadat Art for Justice and Peace Competition - Maggie Levine, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development Shibley Telhami, ARHU Dean Stephanie Shonekan, 1st Place winners in Sadat Music for Justice and Peace Competition: Chamber Music Performance - Courtney Adams, Seth Goodman, Joshua Rhodes. Goodman. More details and links to the art, poetry and music compositions will be shared soon on the Arts for All and Sadat Chair websites. Congrats all! 👏 🎼 🎨🖋☮ #ArtsforAll @bsosumd @terpsmusic @umdenglish @umd_art
How can a robot, a dancer and an audience help us understand the ever-evolving relationship between humans and technology? Find out in DANCExDANCE, a collaborative and interactive performance piece. 🚨 Catch this innovative work at #UMD on Fri, 4/19 at the Moving With Screens + Machines Symposium! 🚨 RSVP to the symposium and watch the full video by @univofmaryland at the links in our bio. #ArtsforAll #MWSMsymposium #UMDResearch #robotics #dance @umd_tdps
JoinBlack, Bold, Brilliant: Celebrating our Terp Legacy #UMD's biennial Black Alumni Weekend welcomes alums back to College Park to celebrate and enjoy a weekend filled with inspirational alums, music, great food and endless Terp Pride! Join ARHU as we welcome alums back to College Park to celebrate with friends, reconnect with fellow classmates and celebrate! Register now! Link in Bio.

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