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February 4
New Criminology Chair Aims High
James P. Lynch, a prominent expert on crime statistics and victimization is settling in as the new chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) at the University of Maryland. In his new role, Lynch will build upon the remarkable work of the department's interim chair, Professor Charles Wellford, and its former chair, Professor Sally Simpson, to continue expanding the scope and raise the profile of the top-ranked criminology program in the nation.
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February 1
Caribbean Adventure Offers Unique Education Abroad Opportunity for UMD Students
Recently, 24 Maryland students took to the high seas on a magnificent sailing ship traveling to the Caribbean archipelago - a volcanic cluster of islands stretching from the southeast coast of the United States to just off the northern coast of South America.  The Geography of the Southern Caribbean is a two week education abroad program offered during winter term 2013.
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February 1
Live from the White House: UMD's Gates Awarded Nation's Top Science Honor
President Obama awarded the National Medals of Science and the National Medals of Technology and Innovation during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 1 at the White House. University of Maryland Professor of Physics Sylvester James (Jim) Gates is one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Science this year
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January 31
Maryland Named Tree Campus USA for Fifth Consecutive Year
For its fifth consecutive year, the University of Maryland has been named a 2012 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This national program recognizes colleges and universities for their effective campus forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals.
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January 31
UMD Technology Measures Super Bowl Reactions in Real Time
University of Maryland Professor Philip Resnik's React Labs is partnering with Frank N. Magid Associates this Sunday to take a comprehensive, real-time look at how consumers engage with the Super Bowl and its advertising.
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January 30
UMD Freshmen Take Second Place in Global “Code Wars”
On Jan. 26, 17 teams comprised of more than 60 University of Maryland students competed in the 2013 Windward Code Wars, a code challenge competition that gathers students from top universities around the world to analyze a programming problem, create a solution, and pit their skills against each other. “String Theory,” a team of UMD Computer Science and Computer Engineering freshmen, were awarded second place.
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January 29
Iron Man Cal Ripken to Deliver Spring 2013 Commencement Address
Cal Ripken, Jr., one of the greatest baseball players of all time and a Maryland legend, will deliver the University of Maryland commencement address on May 19, 2013. Ripken, who played professional baseball for 21 years and founded Ripken Baseball, Inc. and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, will address the more than 7,000 graduates and thousands of family and friends at the spring ceremony.
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January 28
UMD Launches New Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The University of Maryland announced today the launch of the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a signature initiative to infuse the university with a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across all colleges and curriculum. The Academy will be led by Dr. Dean Chang, associate vice president for innovation and entrepreneurship for the University of Maryland.
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January 28
UMD's Gates Awarded Nation's Top Science Honor
UMD Professor of Physics Sylvester James (Jim) Gates is one of this year’s recipients of the National Medal of Science.
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January 25
President Loh Named 2013 Influential Marylander
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has been named a 2013 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. Loh was recognized for his significant impact in the field of education and his demonstrated leadership throughout the state.
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January 25
Navigating Career Change: UMD Expert’s Tips for Baby Boomers
UMD's Joyce E. A. Russell has some sound advice for baby boomers who may be weary of making a career change: rest assured, there is hope—and many resources—for older workers. To help with the process, Russell has compiled several career tips with some specialized advice and services to help the 78 million boomers out there navigate into a new career field.
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January 24
Clark School Students’ Human-Powered Helicopter Achieves Record-Breaking Flight
The Gamera human-powered helicopter team, comprised of students from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, has officially had its Aug. 28, 2012, flight certified as a world record of 65.1 seconds by The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), also known as The World Air Sports Federation.
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January 23
Quick Quote: Public Policy Dean Don Kettl on Debt Limit Extension
Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, comments on the U.S. House passing legislation to suspend the nation's debt ceiling for three months.
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January 23
UMD Research Team Developing Powerful Data Visualization Tool with Support from Oracle
The University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab has garnered the support of the Oracle Health Sciences Institute for its research that is helping medical professionals analyze millions of patient records by developing a powerful data visualization tool called EventFlow.
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January 22
"Invisible" Filipino History in Annapolis Documented by UMD Researchers
Filipinos have been an invisible minority in Annapolis for more than a century. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland are using oral histories as a way to flesh out their life and times – documenting the incredible challenges they faced – and successes they celebrated.
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