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October 1
University of Maryland Expands "Innovation Fridays"
UMD is transforming its popular "Innovation Fridays," which began as weekly pitch sessions, into a full day of innovation activities to help students discover and explore, pitch and refine, and prototype and build their fearless ideas.
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September 30
UMD Coalition Forges Community Strategy for Purple Line Corridor
The Purple Line Corridor Coalition has initiated a plan with the State of Maryland, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties to develop a blueprint for prosperous development along the Purple Line.
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September 30
Amy Eichhorst Tapped to Lead UMD's Alumni Association
The University of Maryland has named Amy Eichhorst as the new executive director of the Alumni Association—a key role for leading the engagement of UMD's base of 340,000 alumni.
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September 26
Milestone Reached in Search for Earth-Like Planets
Astronomers have found water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet about four times bigger than Earth, in the constellation Cygnus about 124 light years - or nearly 729 trillion miles - from our home planet.
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September 24
Leidos Invests in Innovation Partnership with UMD
The University of Maryland received a $200,000 donation from Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, to support research, education programs, student activities and fellowships.
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September 23
Reimagining Route 1 as Prominent Arts and Culture District
As the university and city consider plans to reinvigorate Baltimore Avenue, the College of Arts and Humanities' Center for Synergy is asking the community to rethink the area and to imagine the impact arts and culture can play on its revitalization. 
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September 22
UMD Recognized for Top Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs
The University of Maryland has been named one of the country's "Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs" by the Princeton Review.
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September 19
UMD Honors Local Communities for Sustainability Efforts
The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland honored five Prince George's County municipalities for achieving Sustainable Maryland Certified status.
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September 18
UMD Alumna Awarded 2014 "Genius Grant"
The MacArthur Foundation has named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, including University of Maryland alumna Pamela O. Long, a historian of science and technology.
September 18
Tigers, Pandas & People: A Recipe for Conservation Insights
A new UMD study shows that we can better understand how nature and humans are interlinked by comparing apples to oranges. Or, more accurately, tigers to pandas.
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September 18
University of Maryland Extension Celebrates 100th Anniversary
For 100 years, the UMD Extension has been charged with the responsibility of delivering practical, research-based information to the citizens of Maryland to help improve every aspect of their lives.
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September 17
New Research Unveils Population Patterns of U.S. Immigrants from Mexico
UMD and CIDE researchers uncover new phenomenon: U.S. immigrants from Mexico come disproportionately from areas with less-educated populations.
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September 17
New Detector Captures Unprecedented Range of Light Waves
New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects.
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September 17
Iranian Public Ready to Make a Nuclear Deal, But Finds Some Demands Unacceptable
A new survey of the Iranian public finds that the majority of Iranians would support their government making a deal on Iran's nuclear program.
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September 16
Closest-Ever Orbiter Sends Data on "Rubber Ducky" Comet
As the spacecraft Rosetta approaches a "rubber ducky" shaped comet, the spacecraft's instruments are already gathering data that may lead to new insights about how these heavenly bodies form.
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