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January 22
UMD Researchers Publish Groundbreaking Findings on Global Biodiversity, Alternative Energy
Innovative University of Maryland research went to print last week in two leading scientific publications. Faculty members and a Ph.D. student from the Department of Geographical Sciences (Behavioral and Social Sciences) highlighted their significant findings on the use of marginal lands for alternative fuel production and global biodiversity research.
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January 20
Quick Quote: Men's Baseball Head Coach John Szefc on Earl Weaver
John Szefc, head coach of men's baseball at the University of Maryland, comments on Earl Weaver, Hall of Fame manager for the Baltimore Orioles, in the wake of his passing.
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January 18
Quick Quote: Associate Professor Sheri Parks on Dear Abby
Sheri Parks, associate professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, comments on the effect Dear Abby had on female journalists in the wake of Pauline Phillips' passing, founder of the Dear Abby advice column.
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January 18
Mighty Sound of Maryland Chosen to Perform in 2013 Inaugural Parade
The University of Maryland will play a part in the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama -- with the Mighty Sound of Maryland being chosen to perform in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade. 
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January 17
UMD Expert Recognized in Movement to Improve Capital Markets
Russ Wermers, associate professor of finance in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, has garnered international recognition for his recent work toward restoring integrity to capital markets.
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January 16
Klose Named Acting President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Former Journalism Dean looking forward to reconnecting with former friends, working with the entire RFE/RL team.
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January 16
The Future of Information Alliance Looks at Crowdsourcing
An FIA Special Event Looks at the Opportunities and Challenges of Crowdsourcing.
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January 16
President Loh's Statement of Support for Governor O'Malley's Budget
University of Maryland, College Park President, Wallace Loh, issues a statement of support for Governor O'Malley's budget.
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January 14
Film Producer's "Pi" in the Sky Dreams Become Reality
Lee Berger '76 is president of the film division of Rhythm & Hues Studios, a Los Angeles-based company that does everything from animating the Chipmunks to creating fantastic worlds ("The Chronicles of Narnia"). His most recent work is the hit "Life of Pi" from Director Ang Lee.
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January 14
Steve Kerrigan: A Terp In Charge of the Obama Inauguration
Alumnus Steve Kerrigan '93 is president and chief executive officer of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, overseeing a number of events that will take place Jan. 19-21, including a National Day of Service, President Barack Obama's swearing-in on Capitol Hill, a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and two official balls.
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January 11
UMD NanoCenter Creates Tiny Inchworm Motor with Flexible Arms
Maryland NanoCenter engineers Ivan Penskiy and Sarah Bergbreiter have developed a new micromechanical motor, which has flexible arms used to alternately grab and pull a tiny silicon beam thousands of times per second, moving only a couple micrometers at a time. This action simulates a movement similar to a person grabbing and pulling a rope hand over hand. These motors could someday be used to power a tiny insect-sized robot or provide autofocus and zoom in a smartphone camera.
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January 11
Smith School Names 2013 China Business Plan Competition Winner
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business awarded $10,000 in cash prizes on Tuesday to the winners and finalists of the 2013 China Business Plan Competition, organized by the Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in Beijing. Smith School student Yuan He won the competition’s top prize.
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January 10
UMD Doctoral Student Recognized for Outstanding Research in Entrepreneurship
Shweta Gaonkar, a Doctoral student in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been honored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Emerging Scholars Program for her significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship.
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January 10
UMD’s Director of Public Safety Named Finalist for Campus Safety’s Director of the Year Award
Campus Safety Magazine has named UMD’s Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety, David Mitchell, a finalist for the 2012 Campus Safety Director of the Year award. Mitchell, along with the other finalists, was chosen for his outstanding leadership skills, ingenuity, selflessness and overall achievement.
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January 9
UMD Language Research Center Names Amy Weinberg Executive Director
The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) has named Amy Weinberg, Ph.D., as its new executive director, replacing Founding Director Richard Brecht, Ph.D., who will retire in January 2013.
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