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Photo of leafy green vegetables March 23
University of Maryland Develops Model to Prevent E. coli Outbreaks in Leafy Greens
Contamination of soil with wild pig and cattle feces has direct correlation to E. coli prevalence in leafy greens. 
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UMD Graduate School Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report
62 UMD graduate programs and specializations ranked among the top in the nation.
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Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at UMD Signs $64.8M Cooperative Agreement with NASA
NASA awarded a cooperative agreement to UMD to continue collaborative research in the field of Earth system science.
March 14
President Wallace D. Loh Statement on Fliers
March 13
The University of Maryland, College Park will close tonight, March 13, 2017 at 9 p.m. and will remain closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to expected inclement weather.
Photo of Earth’s atmosphere filled with a thick, methane-rich haze March 13
Methane-filled Atmosphere of Early Earth Helped ‘Clear the Air’ for Oxygen
UMD-Led team finds thick clouds of methane forced hydrogen out of the atmosphere, enabling today’s oxygen-rich atmosphere to develop.
March 10
UMD Selected to Lead Panel on University Ecosystems at SXSW
Panel discussion will highlight opportunities for entrepreneurs and showcase how a regional partnership with a university can drive growth and innovation.
Photo of Giving Day Totals March 9
University of Maryland’s Annual Giving Day Raises Over $2 Million
Funds will support student scholarships, academic programs, and campus initiatives.
Photo of Time Crystal March 8
Scientists Create World’s First Time Crystals
Joint Quantum Institute (UMD-NIST) researchers forge a new state of matter using atoms and lasers.
Photo of a supermassive black hole March 8
Rapid Changes Point to Origin of Ultra-fast Black Hole “Burps”
Temperature swings of black hole winds measured for the first time.
Photo of vegetable crop March 3
University of Maryland Develops New CRISPR-Cpf1 Gene Editing System for Plants
Updated technology can help ensure global food security for world population growth.  
Photo of Latino boy with mother March 2
UMD Research Finds Young Latino Boys Tend to Have Stable Family Lives, Yet Lag on Academics
Research suggests early interventions to help Latino boys thrive academically.
Photo of Viligante employee roasting coffee beans March 2
Vigilante Coffee Company Welcomed as Latest Greater College Park Addition
Locally owned and operated specialty coffee company plans to partner with university at its second café location.
Photo of outer layer of Modern Earth as collection of interlocking rigid plates March 1
Earth Likely Began with a Solid Shell
New research suggests that plate tectonics began later in Earth’s history.
Ribbon diagram images of two closely related proteins February 28
New Link Found Between Sex and Viruses
A protein required for sperm-egg fusion is identical to a protein viruses use to invade host cells.