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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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October 10
UMD Cupid's Cup Business Competition Opens to Student Entrepreneurs Nationwide
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship expands its Cupid's Cup Business Competition nationwide.
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September 27
UMD and UMB "MPower the State" with New Collaborative School of Public Health
It will give grad students at both institutions more opportunities in public health education, research, service, and training.
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September 20
Maryland and the University of Florida Will Co-Host innovative Journalism Interactive 2013 Conference
Maryland and the University of Florida Will Co-Host innovative Journalism Interactive 2013 Conference.
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September 20
Maryland Named a Top 20 Public University for 11th Consecutive Year
The University of Maryland has been ranked 19th among national public universities, according to an annual survey released today by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking marks the 11th consecutive year the University has been named a top 20 public university.
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September 20
UMD Researchers Show Microgreens Are Mighty
Researchers with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently completed a study to determine the level of nutrients in microgreens compared to their mature counterparts. They found that microgreens contained four to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts.
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September 20
Maryland Dream Act: 'Fair, Just, and Economically Beneficial,' Says UMD's Loh
Expressing a personal opinion, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, writes in a Washington Post column that he will vote to support the Maryland Dream Act in this November's election. As a Latino-Asian educator and "American by choice," Loh considers the law "fair, just, and economically beneficial."
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September 20
Blind Cavefish Use Teeth to Find Their Way, New UMD Research Shows
In a single cave in Ecuador, a species of cavefish has evolved to do something perhaps unique to them, navigate with their teeth.
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September 19
Massive Online Courses through Coursera Come to the University of Maryland
The University of Maryland plans to offer four popular courses free this spring via Coursera - the international platform that hosts "MOOCs," massive open online courses. UMD is joining the six-month old consortium, which until now has had 16 other American Association of Universities members and world class international institutions. Negotiations with Coursera began last July.
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September 15
New University of Maryland Study Shows Global News Sites Poorly Covered the Olympics in Photos
The New York Times showed three times as many images of women as men during the period studied, for example, while The Times of South Africa showed images of men four times as often as those of women.
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September 7
Innovative Theatre Collaboration Combines Two Cultures, Two Languages in One Performance
UMD crosses continents, oceans and 12 time zones with a groundbreaking, bi-lingual co-production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - a collaboration with the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts.
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September 7
UMD's Future of Information Alliance Receives $1 Million
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation has awarded $1 million to the Future of Information Alliance (FIA) at the University of Maryland.
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September 7
Campaign Ad Psychology and Financing 2012: UMD 'Election Dissection' Sept. 19
'Election Dissection' - an interactive event featuring a keynote by former Congressman Dennis Cardoza and UMD Government and Politics faculty experts - will help mark Constitution Day.
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September 7
New University Agreement Offers Downloads of Popular Microsoft® Products
Recognizing that there are strategic advantages for a university to provide students with the latest software without them having to spend money for individual upgrades
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