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June 23
UMD Researchers Demonstrate Effectiveness of New Lidar Technology in Forest Mapping
A team of scientists from UMD shows that 3D forest structure and topography can be measured rapidly and accurately over large areas using an innovative laser technology.
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June 22
Dormant Black Hole Eats Star, Becomes X-Ray Beacon
UMD astronomers catch x-rays released by black hole as it swallows a star.
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June 17
Fifteen UMD Students Receive Critical Language Scholarships to Pursue Studies Around the World
Students will travel to China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, South Korea and Tajikistan for intensive language study during summer 2016.
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June 17
Falling Fish Catches Could Mean Malnutrition in the Developing World
A shift in management practices could save millions of fish-dependent poor from malnutrition, according to new research supported by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at UMD. 
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June 15
UMD, St. John Properties Partner on Proposal for R&D Space
The project, comprising 10.37 acres, will include 111,240 square feet of flex research and development space within two buildings.
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June 15
Gravitational Waves Detected from Second Pair of Colliding Black Holes
UMD physicists contribute to second observation of ripples in space-time. 
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June 14
New Joint UMD Sadat Chair-Brookings Institution Poll Explores American Attitudes on Middle East Refugees
As ongoing conflicts in the Middle East cause refugees to flow out of multiple war-town countries in massive numbers, the question of whether to admit more refugees into the United States continues to be a source of debate.
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June 10
UMD Transportation Experts Issue Impact Reports & Forecasts for Metro's SafeTrack Work Plan
First safety surge poses minimal effects on area traffic, measurable crowding on Metrorail. 
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June 8
University of Maryland Professor Contributes to NAS Report on Gene-Drive Modified Organisms
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher helps conclude that gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into environment.
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June 8
Tiny Diamonds Could Enable Huge Advances in Nanotechnology
New UMD method for pairing nanoscale diamonds with other nanomaterials enables development of new sensing, diagnostic and other technologies.
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June 2
UMD Taps Dr. Sonia Hirt to Lead School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Dr. Hirt will officially assume her new role on October 1, 2016.  
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June 2
DeVos Institute at UMD to Examine Implications of 21st-Century Technologies for Cultural Sector
“Generation Elsewhere: Art in the Age of Distraction” gathers experts in technology, culture, neuro-science, and marketing to debate the future of the arts in the wake of 21st-century technologies.
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May 31
Researchers Awarded $500K NSF Grant to Study Experiences, Attitudes & Barriers to Integration and Success of Asian Americans
Multi-campus team of researchers, including UMD, to analyze the nation’s fastest-growing racial group.
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May 26
UMD Study Finds Parental Perceptions of Neighborhood Environments Affect Children's Active Play
Study finds parental perceptions of the neighborhood environment are linked to how physically active their children are on a daily basis.
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May 25
UMD, The Phillips Collection Present Summer 2016 "Intersections" Project by Bettina Pousttchi
This summer, UMD and The Phillips Collection will present their next installment of the Intersections exhibition series that highlights contemporary art and artists in conversation with the museum’s permanent collection, history, and architecture. 
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