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December 18
UMD Reveals New Predictors for Teen Anxiety
Researchers at the University of Maryland’s Department of Human Development in the College of Education have produced a new longitudinal study demonstrating that behavioral inhibition persistent across early childhood is associated with social anxiety in adolescence, but only among youth who were insecurely attached to their parents as infants.
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December 17
Caret to Return to Maryland as USM Chancellor
After a successful tenure as president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, Robert L. Caret will return to Maryland as chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
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December 17
UMD Maintains Spot on Kiplinger's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges
For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Maryland has ranked in the top 10 in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s annual ranking of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. UMD took the 9th spot on the list for in-state tuition and 14th for out-of-state.
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December 16
New Research Method Predicts Success, Failure of D.C. Restaurants
Using a database of 130,000 Yelp reviews of restaurants in Washington, D.C., researchers have identified a method that allows software to “read” the content of those reviews—and predict which restaurants will close.
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December 10
UMD Studies: To Boost Maryland Jobs, Target Job Hubs
To stimulate economic development and job creation, state and local governments should target incentives to specific "employment centers" that have the greatest growth potential and regional accessibility, recommends a pair of studies by the University of Maryland National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG). 
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December 10
UMD Physics Professor Confirmed as Head of ARPA-E
Distinguished University Professor Ellen Williams was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday as the new Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). President Obama nominated Williams in November 2013 to direct the agency, which was launched with bipartisan support in 2009 to advance high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early in development for private-sector investment.
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December 9
UMD Hosts Second-Ever Scholarship Day Featuring 24 Hours of Giving
UMD community competes for participation and highest dollar amount to benefit their school of choice
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December 9
Astronomers Discover Unique Spiral Galaxy with Twin "Jets" and "Halo"
With the help of citizen scientists, a research team that includes UMD astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early universe.
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December 4
UMD to Create Region's First Online Stormwater Training Center
UMD's Environmental Finance Center is working on the region's first web-based resource to help municipalities within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed access and implement innovative stormwater management techniques to improve water quality in the Bay.
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December 3
President Loh to Host First-Ever Teleconference Town Hall
President Wallace D. Loh will host a series of large-scale teleconferences with University of Maryland alumni, starting Wednesday, December 3.  The teleconference will use technology that will allow President Loh to take questions directly from nearly 40,000 Baltimore-area alumni. 
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December 1
UMD Scientists Strive for more Sustainable Strawberry Fields
Researchers utilize wireless sensor networks to improve efficiency in strawberry growing.
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November 25
UMD, HCC to Train Marylanders for Mobile Health App Building, Strategy
UMD's Center for Health Information and Decision Systems is partnering with Howard Community College to engage Marylanders to develop and sharpen their mobile health technology skills and strategies.
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November 25
President Loh Commends Student Activism in Response to Ferguson Verdict
I commend our students for their activism to advance the dialogue on race relations and realize the dream that all persons will be "judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."  I proudly stand with them.
November 24
NBC4’s Eun Yang to Deliver December Commencement Address
Popular morning news anchor and alumna of Philip Merrill College of Journalism to speak on December 20.
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November 23
UMD Senior Receives Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
University of Maryland senior Fang Cao has been named a Rhodes Scholar, winning the world’s oldest and most prestigious award for international study.
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