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December 13
UMD President Joins Big Ten Colleagues in Support of DACA
Big Ten presidents issue letter calling for action around DACA.
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December 13
UMD’s Discovery District to Host 2018 Association of University Research Parks International Conference
UMD’s Discovery District is an epicenter of academic, research and economic development.
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Photo of student using computer December 12
University of Maryland, Capital One Partner to Drive Innovation, Fueling Talent Pipeline in Data and Machine Learning
$3 million from Capital One, $2.1 million from Maryland Department of Commerce, and creation of innovation lab announced today.
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UMD and NASA Join Forces to Improve Global Food Security through Satellite Data
UMD to lead global consortium focused on improving agricultural decision-making.
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Photo of a chicken December 6
UMD Professor Receives $1M from USDA NIFA to Increase Poultry Yield and Advance Animal Well-Being
UMD professor receives $1M from USDA NIFA to advance animal well-being and increase poultry yield.
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Photo of smart catheter December 1
UMD-Developed Microsystems Detect, Treat Bacterial Biofilms that Cause Postoperative Infections
New 'Flexible impedance sensor' can fit inside urinary catheters to monitor and treat biofilms. 
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Artist depiction of a quantum simulation November 30
Quantum Computing Moves Forward with Record Setting UMD-NIST 53 Qubit Quantum Simulator
UMD-NIST quantum simulator is on the cusp of exploring physics that is unreachable by even the fastest modern supercomputers.
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Photo of President Loh at Pathways to Opportunity Event November 29
UMD Joins Regional Leaders, Coalition of Stakeholders to Launch Pathways to Opportunity along Maryland’s Purple Line
Largest gathering of regional collaborators commit to revitalize and preserve communities, support local businesses and connect workers to jobs along corridor.
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Campus Pride & Best Colleges Ranking November 27
University of Maryland Named a Top College for LGBTQ Students
UMD is listed as a top ten best school for LGBTQ students in a new ranking out by Campus Pride and Best Colleges. 
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Photo of Frederick Douglass Square November 27
UMD​ ​Announces​ ​Streamlined​ ​Protocol​ ​for​ ​Hate-Bias​ ​Incident Response
New procedures include hiring a designated Hate-Bias Response Coordinator and increased communication between offices.
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Five UMD Alumni Make Forbes 2018 "30 Under 30" List
Five University of Maryland alumni were names in Forbes' 2018 "30 Under 30" lists.
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Headshot of Rita Colwell November 21
France Recognizes Contributions of UMD’s Colwell with Appointment to the Legion of Honor
Colwell's career bridges many areas, including microbiology, ecology, infectious disease, public health and computer and satellite technology.
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The HAWC Observatory, perched next to a volcano in Mexico November 21
UMD-led Collaboration Sheds Light on Origin of Excess Anti-matter
High-altitude observatory suggests dark matter as possible culprit.
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November 20
University of Maryland Statement on Tax Bill -- November 20, 2017
University of Maryland and University System of Maryland express concerns on tax bill attacking higher education.
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Photo of 'first-light' image November 15
UMD Astronomers Partner on Powerful New Automated Sky Survey
UMD scientists will use powerful new telescope camera for research and education.
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