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July 18
Mapping the Brain To Understand Cultural Differences
A UMD-led research team is working to help diplomats, military personnel, global managers and others who operate abroad to peer inside the minds of people from very different cultures.
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July 18
Maryland Agriculture is $8.25 Billion Industry
The impact of agriculture on Maryland’s economy amounts to $8.25 billion annually, according to a recent study published by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UMD.
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July 16
MD at Risk: New Report Details Sea Level Challenges
A new investigative project coordinated by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism's Capital News Service shows that sea level rise is putting major coastal areas of the state of Md. at risk.
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July 16
Tracking the Kudzu Bug in Maryland
A group of researchers at UMD is spending the summer tracking the latest invasive pest to threaten crops and aggravate homeowners along the East Coast – the kudzu bug.
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July 15
UMD Uncovering Oldest U.S. Community of Free Blacks?
A University of Maryland archaeological team is excavating what may be the oldest community of free African Americans in the United States.
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July 12
UMD and Tavis Smiley Launch 75k Innovation Challenge
The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, in partnership with broadcaster Tavis Smiley, will launch a $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge.
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July 10
UMD Gets New Look into Life after 'The Great Fire'
A new discovery has given UMD added insight into what happened in the time immediately following The Great Fire of 1912—a time that has been, until now, largely undocumented.
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July 9
Creating Health Literate Kids
The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at UMD is partnering with the Atlantic General Hospital to integrate health literacy standards into public school curriculum.
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July 1
University of Maryland Goes Smoke-Free
The University of Maryland has become a smoke-free institution as of July 1, 2013. The policy applies to everyone on campus, including visitors and contractors. It covers all buildings and all campus property, except for four designated smoking areas.
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June 28
UMD Journalism Center Honors Meritorious Reporting
The Journalism Center on Children and Families, part of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at UMD, has announced the 2013 Casey Medal award winners for meritorious journalism.
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June 28
UMD Taps Brian Darmody to Lead Corporate Relations Initiatives
The University of Maryland has named Brian Darmody associate vice president for corporate and foundation relations.
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June 28
Celebrate the 4th of July at UMD
The University of Maryland and the City of College Park are once again breaking out the red, white and blue for a fabulous Independence Day celebration.
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June 27
UMD Statement on Fisher v. University of Texas
Statement from the University of Maryland on the Supreme Court's ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas.
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June 25
Supporting a Campus Farm for the Future
Two UMD alumni are helping to ensure the Campus Farm's revitalization, making a six-figure gift to kick off a $3 million fundraising effort for its first major renovation in 50 years.
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June 21
Research: Can Climate Change Heat Up Conflict?
A University of Maryland-led team of policy experts and scientists is seeking to understand how the impacts of climate change could affect civil conflicts.
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