Catalyst Magazine

What’s on Chief Philanthropy Officer Greg Bowden’s Desk?

The Baltimore-area native has decorated his desk with a variety of mementos including numerous pictures he has taken over the years.

Rooted in History: 1891 UMSOM Alum at Center of Pivotal Yellow Fever Research

Dr. James Carroll, who was infected through a mosquito bite in 1900 and recovered, served on the Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba.

Five Questions with HSHSL Dean Emily Hurst, MSLS

Hurst oversees a library that employs about 70 librarians and staff and had a circulation of more than 162,000 items in Fiscal Year 2022.

Getting to Know Chief Philanthropy Officer Greg Bowden

“It is important to me to have an impact on Baltimore and the region,” he said.

Quote Roundup: Maryland’s First Lady Among Notable Speakers at UMB

The first lady was among a number of high-profile guests at University events such as the UMBrella Women's History Month Symposium.

Book Roundup: UMB Works Include How the Pandemic and Racial Unrest Built Resilient Universities

Other works include an examination of parliamentary democracy and cartoons that guide readers through the 12-step recovery process.

President’s Message

President Jarrell writes, “I hope that ‘CATALYST’ inspires you as you read about the work that your support and generosity make happen every day in Baltimore and beyond.”

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CATALYST magazine

Executive Board

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


Lynne Henry

Managing Editor

Chris Zang

Assistant Editor

Kate Ostrowski

Photography Director

Matthew D’Agostino


Michelle Baffuto

Web Director

Amir Chamsaz

Marketing Manager

Kristi McGuire