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November 29
Size Matters -- Large CEO Signature Equals Small Performance
It signals a heavy narcissist and diminished performance by the firm, concludes research by UMD's Smith School of Business.
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November 29
UMD “Time Reversal” Research May Open Doors to Future Tech
University of Maryland researchers have come up with a technology that one day could use “time-reversal” to recharge a phone, destroy tumors or disable a listening device hidden in a prosthetic toe -- without knowing where the objects are located.
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November 29
UMD Rises to #15 in Nation for Study Abroad
 As international borders disappear in business, science and engineering, University of Maryland students in these fields are seizing opportunities for study abroad -  raising UMD's world profile and standing in the process.
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November 27
Worms that Lose That Loving Feeling Also Lose Thousands of Active Genes
A new University of Maryland study of worms that reproduce without a mate shows that not only have these creatures lost their mojo in the dating game of evolution, they’ve lost thousands of genes as a consequence.
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November 26
UMD Launching Program to Train Next-Gen Government Contracting Experts
Responding to growing need in the public and private sectors, the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland is launching a new academic program to train students in the complicated field of government purchasing and contracting.
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November 20
New Informatics and Bioimaging Center Combines Resources, Expertise from UMD, UMB
A new center combining UMD's advanced computing resources with clinical data and biomedical expertise at UMB could soon revolutionize the efficiency and effectiveness of health care in the state of Maryland and beyond. The new Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging joins computer scientists, life scientists, engineers, physicists, biostatisticians in College Park with imaging specialists, physicians and clinicians in Baltimore.  
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November 19
University of Maryland Joins Big 10 Conference
The University of Maryland will be moving from the ACC to the Big 10 Conference in July, 2014.
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November 19
Message from President Loh: Maryland Joins Big Ten Conference
"...Membership in the Big Ten is in the strategic interest of the University of Maryland.  It will ensure the financial vitality of Maryland Athletics for decades to come.  It will enable us to reinstate some teams that were recently terminated due to budget deficits. We will have the capability to support better our student-athletes -- in the classroom and on the field -- and compete successfully at the highest levels..."
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November 17
MPower Collaborative Announces New Director of UM Ventures
James L. Hughes, MBA, chief enterprise and economic development officer and vice president at UMB, has been named director of UM Ventures, the ambitious joint research commercialization effort of the two universities and a central part of the collaborative MPowering the State. In his role as director, Hughes will help combine the commercialization and entrepreneurial efforts of these two powerhouse universities that together do more than one billion dollars a year in externally sponsored research.
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November 16
New UMD Report: The Cost of Government Dysfunction Could Increase Costs, Reduce Efficiency
A new report by University of Maryland School of Public Policy Professor Philip Joyce details the many challenges Congressional dysfunction creates - from increased costs to reduced effectiveness and efficiency.
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November 16
START Center at Maryland will Provide Terrorism Data for 2012 State Department Report
The START Center at the University of Maryland will produce the statistical annext to a federally mandated report that looks at terrorism around the world during 2012.
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November 15
Social Media and the Use of Memes During Election 2012
University of Maryland graduate students and social media experts P.J. Rey and Nathen Jurgensen are heard monthly on WYPR Radio in Baltimore talking social trends. Recently they sat down with University Communications' Dave Ottalini to talk about social media and Election 2012.
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November 15
UMD Cybersecurity Experts Win Major Homeland Security Grant
Cybersecurity researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and School of Public Policy have received a major grant from the Department of Homeland Security to develop economic models for cybersecurity investments.
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November 14
7th Annual Povich Symposium Looks at Local Sports
The 7th Annual Shirley Povich Symposium: "Our Sports: A Look at the Area Sports Scene."
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November 14
State of the Campus 2012: 'Our Four Historic Challenges'
Read President Loh's 2012 State of the Campus Address: "Our Four Historic Challenges"
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