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October 7
UMD Biologist Gets $ 1.5 Million NIH Award to Develop Brain Mapping Techniques
“High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program” will fund project that could transform efforts to understand how neurons are wired  
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October 2
University of Maryland Grants Exclusive License of Seed-Based NutritionTechnology to Rain International LLC
Licensed technology is example of award-winning research in value-added development of nutraceuticals and functional foods from UMD'sCollege of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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October 1
Bowie State University, University of Maryland Launch Social Justice Alliance in Honor of 1st Lt. Richard Collins III
Honoring the legacy of BSU alumnus 1st Lt. Richard W. Collins III, the new BSU-UMD Social Justice Alliance will create opportunities to deepen learning and engage in direct action on social justice issues. 
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September 30
UMD, BSU to Announce Social Justice Alliance in the name of 1st Lt. Richard Collins III
Joint initiative launched as the 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III law goes into effect 
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September 28
UMD Names Prabhudev Konana Dean of Robert H. Smith School of Business
Prabhudev Konana, Ph.D. will assume the role of Dean effective January 2, 2021
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September 25
University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, College Park Researchers Collaborate to Address COVID-19
Five joint UMB, UMCP research teams receive $500,000 in MPower Seed Grants 
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September 22
The University of Maryland Launches a Presidential Grand Challenges Course on Today’s Most Pressing Issues
UMD's new Grand Challenges course, taught by University President Darryll J. Pines and featuring presentations by other top experts, offers students the chance to address and build leadership together on some of today's most important and pressing issues
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September 21
UMD's Scripps Howard Foundation Establishes Roy W. Howard Fellowship
$1.5 million was pledged to establish a fellowship program in honor of legendary journalist and news executive Roy W. Howard
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September 18
University of Maryland Names Dr. Spyridon Marinopoulos Director of University Health Center
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4Maryland September 17
Latest on COVID-19 and UMD
Updates and resources on the reopening of campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic  
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September 14
UMD Named Top 20 Public University by U.S. News & World Report
UMD rises to No. 19 among public universities and No. 58 overall in the 2021 rankings of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges
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September 9
University of Maryland Launches New Social Data Science Center with Support from Facebook
Initial Projects include Survey Tools to Track, Predict COVID-19 ‘Hot Spots’
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September 8
UMD's XFINITY Center Selected as Advanced Polling Location for 2020 Presidential Election
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September 3
Heaviest Black Hole Merger Is Among Three Recent Gravitational Wave Discoveries
University of Maryland physicists help identify merging black holes that may redefine size limits for collapsed stars 
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Nature Cover courtesy of the journal Nature September 2
New Study Finds Globalization Is Reweaving the Web of Life
Introduced species are reshaping how plants and animals interact in ecosystems worldwide 
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