Catalyst Magazine
Illustration by Lisa Haney

About

ABOUT CATALYST MAGAZINE

CATALYST magazine is published by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Launched in fall 2019, this institutional view piece aspires to be a leading University publication dedicated to presenting engaging and inspirational stories that underscore UMB’s 210-plus-year commitment to catalyzing global advances in health, education, research, social justice, and community service. The magazine informs our ever-expanding community about UMB’s interdisciplinary expertise, our achievements, advances, and aspirations, as well as groundbreaking local and global initiatives.

CATALYST magazine is available in digital format, including a dedicated magazine web portal. Each edition reaches more than 120,000 influential leaders and thinkers in their fields and communities as well as UMB alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Mission Statement

The objectives of CATALYST magazine are threefold:

  1. To engender increased awareness of UMB and to build a sense of “University-ness” and loyalty across its seven schools and many constituencies.
  2. To enhance a culture of philanthropy that is key to educating and supporting future generations of professionals and scholars who will redefine what we know, reframe what we see to achieve, and revolutionize what we believe possible.
  3. Finally, to inform our ever-expanding community as to University achievements, advances, and aspirations as they relate to real-world health, education, research, and social justice issues, and to present UMB’s unique stories in a compelling and engaging way.

CONTACT US

Email us at catalystmagazine@umaryland.edu.

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TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

CATALYST magazine invites your comments and feedback. Please email us at catalystmagazine@umaryland.edu.

SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOR

CATALYST magazine welcomes letters to the editor addressing topics covered in the magazine. The editors reserve the right to publish excerpts from such submissions. We also welcome suggestions for future stories.

By submitting a letter to CATALYST magazine, you have agreed to let us reproduce excerpts of it in our magazine and/or on our website. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. 

Please contain them to 250 words or less. All letters must be signed. Please include your full address and daytime phone number, for verification only. 

Submit your letter online.

HOW DO I OBTAIN PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE AN ARTICLE FROM CATALYST MAGAZINE?

Please send a written request to the editor at catalystmagazine@umaryland.edu.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Except as otherwise noted, the photos on these pages were created by the University of Maryland, Baltimore. If you would like permission to use these images, please send requests to catalystmagazine@umaryland.edu.

CATALYST magazine


Executive Board

Jennifer B. Litchman, MA
Senior Vice President for External Relations and Special Assistant to the President

Laura Kozak, MA
Associate Vice President Communications and Public Affairs

Joanne Morrison
Senior Director, Marketing and Public Affairs

Managing Editor

Jen Badie
Managing Editor

Editor

Lou Cortina
Director, Editorial Services

Photographer

Matthew D’Agostino
Photographer

Videographer

Erik Neilsen
Videographer

Web Director

Amir Chamsaz
Managing Director, Web Development and Interactive Media 

Web Designer

Kristen Bowes
Web Developer and Designer, Interactive Media 

Marketing Manager

Kristi McGuire
Assistant Director, Digital Media Marketing Manager

Social Media Specialist

Paulette Wilson
Social Media Specialist

CATALYST magazine


Executive Board

Lynne Henry, Laura Kozak, Larry Kushner, Jennifer Litchman, Thomas Sullivan, Kate Tafelski

Editor

Lynne Henry

Managing Editor

Chris Zang

Assistant Editor

Kate Tafelski

Photography Director

Matthew D’Agostino

Designer

Michelle Baffuto

Web Director

Amir Chamsaz

Marketing Manager

Kristi McGuire