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November 14
UMD Junior, Mother Co-author Book for Kids of Military Personnel
University of Maryland Junior Jennifer Fink and her mom Debbie have written and released The Little CHAMPS, a book written for young children of military families. The stars of the book are five children, each representing a branch of the U.S. military, or CHAMPS -- Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel. The book illustrates the challenges they face as the son or daughter of a service member, including deployment, separation, and tragedy.
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November 12
University of Maryland Joins Recover Writing Program to Help Students Hit by Hurricane Sandy
The University of Maryland's Writing Center is working with other centers across the U.S. to help distressed students in New York and New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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November 7
UMD, Lockheed Martin Sign Master Research Agreement
UMD and Lockheed Martin have reached a major new milestone in their Strategic Partnership, enabling a streamlined process for initiating collaborative projects.
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November 2
New UMD Study Highlights The Politics of Photos
Photographic coverage of President Barack Obama remained strongly positive following the first October presidential debate, according to PrezPix, a new University of Maryland study that evaluated 8,780 photographs published by 21 major American news outlets over four months of the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign.
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October 26
UMD Study: Fiscal Cliff Could Trigger Deep Recession, Fear of Cliff Has Cut GDP Already
The so-called “fiscal cliff” has already begun dampening the U.S. economy – even before it officially kicks in – and by year’s end will have cut 2012 GDP an estimated six-tenths of one percent, says a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland’s Interindustry Forecasting Project (Inforum).
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October 26
University of Maryland Housekeeping Unit Wins Green Seal Certification
The Housekeeping Services Unit of the University of Maryland's Facilities Management organization has achieved Green Seal (tm) GS-42 Certification, which indicates that its cleaning practices are among the healthiest and most sustainable in the industry.
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October 23
Presidential Debate Analysis: Complexity and Simplicity Meet Up in Florida
Movement Analysts Karen Bradley (University of Maryland) and Karen Studd (George Mason University) offer their analysis of the October 22, 2012 Presidential debate.
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October 23
Rumi Scholar to Lead UMD's Roshan Center for Persian Studies
The University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities has appointed Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz director of the Roshan Institute Center for Persian Studies (Roshan Center) as well as the Roshan Institute Chair in Persian Studies in order to extend teaching, research and outreach for Persian language, literature, history and culture in the region and beyond.
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October 22
A Healthier Halloween: Tips for Parents to Reduce Risk of Tooth Decay (and Avoid Fighting with Kids Over Candy)
How does a parent reduce their children’s risk of cavities from all that Halloween candy while not arguing with their kids over the fun of eating it? The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland offers “better,” and then “best” ways you as a parent can reduce your children’s tooth decay risks during Halloween.
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October 19
Great Halloween Safety Tips from the Center for Young Children
Some common sense suggestions from the Center for Young Children at the University of Maryland.
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October 19
The Second Presidential Debate: Dropped Focus and Disconnections
Karen Studd: 703-786-5271 or Karen Bradley: 202-669-3927
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October 19
National Weather and Climate Prediction Center Opens at UMD
UMD is now the "eye" of the nation's weather and climate prediction.
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October 18
TerpVision 7 Debuts with Research Matters: Election 2012
The University of Maryland presents the seventh episode of TerpVision. Hosted by Maryland alumna Bonnie Bernstein '92, TerpVision tells the stories of Maryland's faculty, staff and students and the incredible impact they are having in our communities and in our world. In this episode, TerpVision will tell five compelling stories from across the College Park campus and beyond.We're also proud to announce the second edition of Research Matters - this edition looks at Election 2012.
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October 18
New NIH Grant to Advance Joint UMD & UMB Brain Surgery Robot Development
A joint UMD-UMB team is developing a small robot to aid neurosurgeons in removing difficult-to-reach brain tumors. The National Institutes of health has awarded the team $2 million to continue development.
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October 18
The Great Fire of 1912: The Blaze That Built Maryland
The University of Maryland is remembering the 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1912 this November. Unlike any other single event, the fire that destroyed all but one building on campus forced the school to take a long look at where it was - and where it needed to go in the future. That the University of Maryland still exists is a miracle. But it was that blaze - that Great Fire of 1912 - that helped build the University of Maryland we know and love today.
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