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March 12
Bias Blocks Women in Science
UMD research shows female professors are almost 50 percent less likely than their male counterparts to be invited to join corporate scientific advisory boards (SABs) and start new companies.
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March 8
Uncovering How Humans Hear One Voice Among Many
A new UMD study reveals the precise mechanisms by which our brains have the ability to zero in on a single voice, even amid the cacophony of voices, known as the "cocktail party effect."
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March 8
Get Tickets to See the Dalai Lama at UMD
The University of Maryland will welcome his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama to campus on Tuesday, May 7. Get ticket distribution and logistics information for the event. 
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March 7
UMD Study Provides New Clues to How Flu is Spread
People may more likely be exposed to the flu through airborne virus than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
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March 6
UMD Among Top 100 in World Reputation Rankings
The University of Maryland has been named to the Times Higher Education’s 2013 top 100 World Reputation Rankings list.
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March 5
UMD Re-Thinks Architectural Education
More than 40 years after UMD created its architecture program, the school is re-thinking how to best arm the next generation of students with tools and experience to succeed in tomorrow's marketplace.
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March 5
Dried but Not Forgotten
UMD's herbarium – a collection of catalogued, preserved plant specimens – boasts roughly 87,000 specimens of flowering and cone-bearing plants, algae, mosses, liverworts, lichen and fungi.
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March 5
Six Startups Advance in Cupid's Cup
UMD's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship has named six startups, including two from UMD, as finalists in the 2013 Cupid’s Cup. They will compete in the final round on April 5, 2013.
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March 4
UMD, NASA-Goddard Create Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center
Researchers and officials from UMD's Department of Geographical Sciences and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md., will formally launch the Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center.
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March 4
Gamera Team Flies High in Quest for $250k Prize
A UMD student engineering team had a strong attempt, but fell short last week in their effort to conquer one of the last great aviation challenges – the Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition.
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March 4
Journalism Deans Support Accountability Journalism
UMD Journalism dean Lucy Dalglish, along with deans from the nation's top journalism schools, released a statement today drawing attention to the steep decline in accountability journalism.
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February 28
National Civil War Project Launches
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland joins national partnership inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. 
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February 27
'WaterShed' Team Takes Expertise Around the World
Nearly two years after their 1st place win at the Solar Decathlon, several collaborators on UMD's solar-powered home, WaterShed, are lending their talent and expertise to competitive forums worldwide.
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February 27
UMD Awarded $5.9M Grant for Health Equity Research
The University of Maryland Center for Health Equity is driving new efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities through a $5.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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February 26
UMD Goes for $250K Human-Powered Helicopter Prize
On Feb. 27-28, UMD's record-setting human-powered helicopter, and the student team that designed, built and flies it, will compete for a long-unreachable prize -- the $250,000 AHS Sikorsky Prize.
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