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January 4
The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 10 am, Thursday, January 4, 2018, due to inclement weather.
Photo of Michael Cox Jr January 2
University of Maryland Announces Appointment of New Director for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Michael E. Cox, Jr., named new Director of the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
Photo of Congressman Elijah Cummings delivering speech at UMD winter commencement December 20
UMD Celebrates 2017 Winter Graduates, Bestows Honorary Degrees
U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings received honorary Doctor of Public Service, parents of 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III received posthumous Bachelor of Humane Letters on his behalf.
Photo of female faculty member with female students December 19
UMD Awarded $2.5M Grant from U.S. Department of State to Support Women Leaders in the Middle East, North Africa
Two-year grant will support “Women as Partners in Progress,” a new initiative that will promote women's leadership and gender-inclusive policies in the Middle East and North Africa.
Best of Venue Awards December 18
University of Maryland Venues Earn National Recognition
Unique Venues awards UMD in two categories for the second consecutive year. 
UMD Logo December 14
University of Maryland to Host Winter 2017 Commencement
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings to address winter 2017 graduates at evening commencement ceremony. 
Illustration of tcells attacking cancer cells December 14
UMD's IBBR Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Body's T-cell Mechanism of Attack
$3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers develop innovative therapeutics to fight viruses and tumors.
December 13
UMD President Joins Big Ten Colleagues in Support of DACA
Big Ten presidents issue letter calling for action around DACA.
December 13
UMD’s Discovery District to Host 2018 Association of University Research Parks International Conference
UMD’s Discovery District is an epicenter of academic, research and economic development.
Photo of student using computer December 12
University of Maryland, Capital One Partner to Drive Innovation, Fueling Talent Pipeline in Data and Machine Learning
$3 million from Capital One, $2.1 million from Maryland Department of Commerce, and creation of innovation lab announced today.
Photo of EOFSAC image December 8
UMD and NASA Join Forces to Improve Global Food Security through Satellite Data
UMD to lead global consortium focused on improving agricultural decision-making.
Photo of a chicken December 6
UMD Professor Receives $1M from USDA NIFA to Increase Poultry Yield and Advance Animal Well-Being
UMD professor receives $1M from USDA NIFA to advance animal well-being and increase poultry yield.
Photo of smart catheter December 1
UMD-Developed Microsystems Detect, Treat Bacterial Biofilms that Cause Postoperative Infections
New 'Flexible impedance sensor' can fit inside urinary catheters to monitor and treat biofilms. 
Artist depiction of a quantum simulation November 30
Quantum Computing Moves Forward with Record Setting UMD-NIST 53 Qubit Quantum Simulator
UMD-NIST quantum simulator is on the cusp of exploring physics that is unreachable by even the fastest modern supercomputers.
Photo of President Loh at Pathways to Opportunity Event November 29
UMD Joins Regional Leaders, Coalition of Stakeholders to Launch Pathways to Opportunity along Maryland’s Purple Line
Largest gathering of regional collaborators commit to revitalize and preserve communities, support local businesses and connect workers to jobs along corridor.