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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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September 15
Hydrogen & Solar Power Boosted by New Ability to Shape Nanostructures
New nanotechnology findings from physicists at the University of Maryland have moved us significantly closer to a "holy grail" of clean energy research – the efficient, cost effective generation of  clean hydrogen fuel from sunlight.
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September 15
UMD Innovations in Virtual Reality Boosted by New NSF Grant
UMD development of virtual and augmented reality technologies just got a big boost through a $600,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation.
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September 12
Brendan Iribe, Oculus CEO, Gives $31M for New UMD Computer Science Building
The University of Maryland announced today a gift of $31 million from Oculus co-founder and CEO and UMD alumnus Brendan Iribe – the largest gift in the university's history.
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September 11
Ecosystems of U.S. Cities Show "Urban Evolution" Patterns
Scientists specializing in urban ecosystems say urban landscapes are more complex than they seem, and from coast to coast these ecosystems can work in surprisingly similar ways, regardless of local conditions.
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September 10
University Names Gary Williams to Senior Role
The University of Maryland today named Gary Williams to a senior role overseeing athletics fundraising and spearheading university-wide alumni outreach.
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September 10
UMD Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Fight Flu in Pigs
UMD researchers will soon test a cutting-edge approach for eradicating the most ancient disease known to mankind – influenza.
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September 9
UMD Named Top 20 Public University by U.S. News
The University of Maryland has been ranked No. 20 among national public universities in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, released today.
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September 8
World-Renowned Arts Management Institute Opens at UMD
The world-renowned DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a premier organization for training and supporting arts leadership, officially opened at the University of Maryland.
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