Special Public Meeting of USM Board of Regents Scheduled for Dec. 22; Action to be Taken on Memoranda of Understanding for UMBI Restructuring
Adelphi, Md. (Dec. 18, 2009) - A special public meeting of the University System
of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 22.
The meeting will be held in the Chancellor's Conference Room in the Elkins
Building at the University System of Maryland headquarters, 3300 Metzerott Road,
Action items before the board include:
• A memorandum
of understanding (MOU) between USM; the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB);
the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); and the University of
Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to restructure the University
of Maryland Biotechnology Institute's (UMBI) Center of Marine Biotechnology as
the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.
• An MOU between
USM and UMBC to address the assignment of UMBI's Institute of Fluorescence to
The Board of Regents on June 19, 2009 voted to realign UMBI's
centers with other USM institutions to increase multidisciplinary and
collaborative research. Once the realignment is complete, UMBI will no longer
exist as a separate USM institution.
The board will also hear
discussion regarding an admissions and amusement tax derived from ticket
admissions to intercollegiate athletic events. The University of Maryland,
College Park (UMCP) has sought the guidance of the board on this
After the public meeting, the regents will meet in executive
Background information and agendas will be available at the
meeting. Sign language interpreters and/or other appropriate accommodations for
eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please
call 301.445.2756 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) for special
Parking for attendees is available in the front of the parking
lot at the University System of Maryland headquarters. For driving directions,
You can access an online version of the Public Agenda here.
Contact: Mike Lurie