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February 10
UMD Researchers Assess Potential Public Health Impacts of Fracking in Maryland
UMD researchers are helping to inform the conversation about the potential risks associated with unconventional natural gas development and production.
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February 9
UMD Names Susan J. Dwyer Executive Director of the Honors College
Dr. Dwyer will oversee all aspects of the Honors College, including establishing expectations for intellectual engagement, overseeing curricular and co-curricular activities, working with a faculty advisory committee, and maintaining regular communication with Honors students.
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February 8
University of Maryland Debuts "Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Community"
Series of events on issues of race, diversity and inclusion include conversation with acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voice Kevin Powell.
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February 8
Two UMD Professors Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Today’s announcement brings the total number of active UMD faculty members in the NAE to 25. 
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February 5
UMD Study Concludes Iranians Strongly Support Rouhani & Growing International Engagement
Study also finds Iranians retain negative and wary stance toward the U.S.
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February 4
UMD "PALS" Program to Partner with Anne Arundel County, City of Annapolis
New partnership puts university assets to work for a more sustainable Maryland. 
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February 4
UMD Announces Inaugural Presentation of the "Intersections" Series at The Phillips Collection
Helen Frederick’s Acts of Silence and future exhibitions explore intriguing intersections between old and new artistic traditions. 
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February 3
UMD Named a 2016 Best Value College by The Princeton Review
UMD recognized for its comprehensive aid program, wide selection of merit-based scholarships, living-and-learning communities, top-notch honors program and diverse student population. 
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February 3
UMD Scientists Turn Leaves into Batteries
Researchers used a carbonized oak leaf pumped full of sodium as a demonstration battery’s negative terminal, according to a paper published in ACS Applied Materials Interfaces. 
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February 2
UMD Researchers to Study Evolution of U.S. Military Professionalism
UMD's Center for Research on Military Organization granted $810,000 to conduct study on what it means to be a military professional in the modern century.
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February 2
Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund Managing Director to Discuss the Importance of Emerging Markets and Developing Economies
Titled, “The Rise of Emerging Markets: Forging a New Partnership for Growth,” Lagarde will key address challenges facing emerging markets today. 
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February 1
UMD-led Team Advances in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
Team of students will test prototype design of a new form of transportation in which passenger-carrying pods travel through above-ground tubes at high speeds.  
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January 29
High Corporate Taxes Incentivize Corporate Debt
UMD study finds Multinational American companies with significant operations in countries with low corporate taxes take on less debt than companies that face higher taxes.
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January 28
UMD Study Shows Vulnerable Populations Disproportionately Burdened by "Super Polluters"
Study reveals that high minority and low-income neighborhoods – areas that are already more likely to be contaminated by toxic industrial pollution – are at exponentially elevated risk.
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January 28
DELAYED OPENING: The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, January, 28, 2016, due to icy conditions.

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