TU Innovates Newsletter

A Focus On Anchor Mission Work

As the largest university in Greater Baltimore and Baltimore County’s third-largest employer, Towson University is linked to the long-term well-being of the communities it serves. Beyond supporting the academic success of a growing campus of over 22,000 students, TU is an economic engine and a community connector. Through campus initiatives like Together Towson, TU is building on a shared momentum in Towson through development, engaging experiences and core commitments to our community. Through regional partnerships like the Baltimore Integration Partnership, TU is developing and implementing economic inclusion policies that will have long-term benefits for our communities for years to come.

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Community Partnerships Strengthen Local Hiring

Through involvement with the Baltimore Integration Partnership, Towson University is removing barriers to employment and developing more inclusive hiring practices. MORE

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TU Joins National Anchor Mission Initiative

This collaboration is designed to develop and share new strategies for deploying higher education’s intellectual and place-based resources to enhance the economic and social well-being of the communities they serve. MORE

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Providing Mentorship to TU Students

From working on mapping projects for state agencies to data research to providing communications support, TU students gain real-world experience while working for our Division. They are bright, hardworking, go-getters that we can't thank enough. MEET OUR STUDENT EMPLOYEES

Engaging Our Communities

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Creating a More Inclusive and Equitable Workforce

Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum brings local leaders to campus to highlight innovative work to create a more inclusive and equitable workforce. MORE

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Economic Development Success Story

Motifworks went from a business concept to 5x revenue and 10x employee growth since joining TU Incubator in 2013. MORE

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

533 Osher members enrolled in classes during the spring semester. Summer session begins on May 31 and includes lectures and a movie series. Learn more about volunteer opportunities and the impact of our program on members. MORE

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Supporting the Growth of Women Leaders

As a recent alumni of TU's Professional Leadership Program for Women said, "I found a community of passionate, committed professional women that encourages me and provides resources and introductions that open doors for me." MORE

Learn more about the program and download an application.

What's Driving Our Economy?


Disparities in Maryland’s Workforce

From the legacy of slavery to policies such as red-lining, systemic forces have impacted Maryland's economy. RESI examines the links between segregation, public policy, and economic trends in a recent report. MORE


Eye on the Economy

The most-recent jobs report shows that Maryland lost 4,300 total Nonfarm jobs and the unemployment rate remained constant at 4.3%. What's driving these numbers? Take an interactive look. MORE

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Not-So-Great Expectations

Political expectations—our beliefs on how things will turn out both at the ballot box and in our legislatures—often create economic consequences for the U.S. gun industry. MORE

Keep Your Edge

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Accounting & Bookkeeping Specialist

Starts July 18, 2018
Learn the skills needed to qualify for positions in payroll, bookkeeping, and accounts payable and receivable. MORE

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Cyber Security Specialist

Starts July 21, 2018
Now featuring agile management, our course prepares individuals for a project management job in any industry. MORE

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Certified Medical Coding

Starts July 21, 2018
TU's program teaches the newest ICD-10 standards and puts students on the path to becoming a nationally-certified medical coder. MORE

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PMP with Agile

Starts July 30, 2018
Now featuring agile management, our course prepares individuals for a project management job in any industry. MORE

TU Students at Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2018

More than 3,000 Towson University students transitioned to alumni during six commencement ceremonies last week. MORE

TU Innovates Newsletter

Division of Innovation and Applied Research
Towson University
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With a focus on fulfilling Towson University's identity and mission as a workforce and economic development driver, the Division of Innovation & Applied at Towson University works to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland and its citizens.