The grand challenges facing society require innovative thinking grounded in humanistic concerns. The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) provides broad knowledge about the human experience as well as the analytical and communication skills employers seek. ARHU prepares the next generation of creative problem solvers and global visionaries whose cultural understanding and inclusive leadership will revolutionize humanistic, artistic, scientific, technical and business solutions.
Scholarships and Faculty Support
Dean’s humanities graduate fellowships will enhance research and prepare the next generation of humanities scholars.
ARHU will create unrestricted scholarships to bolster undergraduate recruitment across the range of musical specializations and create new graduate assistantships in the performing arts.
The College of Arts and Humanities will endow distinguished faculty fellowships, professorships, and chairs to bring leading scholars to Maryland.
We will support emerging scholars (Post-Doctorates) and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and research.
The College of Arts and Humanities will raise funds to support the creation of world-class environments that facilitate collaboration within the college, across campus and with cultural heritage and scholarly institutions worldwide. As a recognized leader in the digital humanities, funds will support the technology and related environments that spur new interdisciplinary innovation and institutional transformation in the arts and humanities.
Expanding scholarship and innovation in the arts, this collaboration includes new courses, unparalleled research and education opportunities for UMD faculty and students, music programming, fellowships, internships and exclusive access to the collection of the nation’s first museum of modern art.
Housed at the University of Maryland since 2014, the DeVos Institute helps Maryland team up with public and private leaders in diverse, challenged and critical arts communities worldwide to educate and support the arts leaders of today and tomorrow.
The unique collaborations between partners in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center uniquely position Maryland to build the future of the field where students learn from a curriculum that balances the rigor of music, theater or dance training with a comprehensive liberal arts education.Together, we are training, mentoring and presenting the next generation of artists, scholars and creative innovators.
A major research university contributes to the store of human knowledge. UMD makes that happen by attracting and retaining the highest caliber of faculty, who use their expertise and passion to create and disseminate knowledge to the next generation through their teaching and to the world through their scholarship.
Programs and Initiatives
This campaign will support an array of key ARHU programs and initiatives, including:
Expanding its work as a leader in the field of digital humanities to open new ways of studying the past, comprehending the present and imagining the future.
Socially Relevant Work
Presenting socially relevant works that incorporate collaborative, innovative techniques and methods in theater, dance, music, design and emerging art forms.
Middle Eastern Studies
Building on its expertise in Middle Eastern studies with comprehensive programming that offers important insights into the region’s diverse cultures and complex history and politics.