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April 21
UMD Announces Finalists for Annual Do Good Challenge
Six student-run teams to pitch efforts to Do Good on campus, locally and nationwide.
UMD Logo April 20
UMD Announces University Sustainability Fund 2017 Projects
15 projects will help improve sustainability on UMD campus and in the local community. 
Headshot of Tostanoksi April 19
UMD Graduate Student Wins Prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Innovative Bioengineering
Awarded for biomaterials-based strategies to combat Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune diseases.
April 17
University of Maryland Welcomes AWP to Discovery District
New partnership underscores UMD’s strong creative writing program and commitment to arts education and advocacy.
Aerial view of Amazon Rainforest April 14
UMD Research Provides Comprehensive Monitoring of Forest Loss in Brazilian Amazon
Researchers use satellite image time series to better understand the dynamics of forest cover loss in the Brazilian Amazon.
April 13
University of Maryland Investigates Resistance to Glyphosate (Roundup) on Weeds in Major Crop Systems
This novel resistance to a mainstream herbicide has multi-billion dollar impact on food and feed production.
April 13
Film Producer and Former MLB Player Mark Ciardi to Speak at UMD Commencement
Campus-wide ceremony will be held May 21 at Xfinity Center.
Photo of UMD Logo April 12
Three UMD Students Named 2017 Goldwater Scholars
Fourth student recognized with an Honorable Mention.
April 11
University of Maryland to Lead NIH-Funded Center for Engineering Complex Tissues
UMD to collaborate with Rice University, Wake Forest to advance 3-D printing applications for regenerative medicine.
Photo of GND 2017 April 11
Sixth Annual Good Neighbor Day Unites Community through Service
Community event sees recording breaking number of volunteers.
Photo of pregnant woman April 7
UMD Researchers Uncover Alarming Trend in U.S. Maternal Death Statistics
Abnormally high increase for older mothers suggests problems with reporting process on death certificates.
Photo of a fountain of lava erupts from Hawaii’s Kilauea Iki crater April 7
UMD-led Study Finds Ancient Earth’s Fingerprints in Young Volcanic Rocks
Geochemical clues suggest that some rocks from Hawaii and Samoa may contain material formed during the planet’s birth.
Photo of AP Julie Park April 6
UMD Researcher Awarded NSF Grant to Advance Diversity in STEM Fields
Research led by Assistant Professor Julie Park will help address a NSF goal of broadening participation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields.
Photo of UMD Logo April 4
Twenty-four UMD Students and Alumni Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows
Students to recieve annual stipends and payment for graduate study.
March 31
Safer Batteries Made With Wood
Nature's 'bio-structure' helps UMD/MSE engineers solve lithium metal battery failure problems.