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Close-up photo of an ion trap. Credit: S. Debnath and E. Edwards/JQI December 20
National Quantum Initiative Becomes Law
 National act with UMD fingerprints provides more than $1.2 billion in funding for U.S. quantum technology R&D
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December 20
$2M Transportation Development Grant Awarded to Maryland to Bolster Planning along Purple Line Corridor
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Soybean crops in Brazil December 18
UMD Research Reveals Massive Cropland Expansion in Brazil
Brazil’s intensive row crop area nearly doubled since 2000, researchers find.
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December 17
Unpredictable Food Sources Drive Some Bats to Hunt Cooperatively
 Using miniature sensors on bats, researchers tracked the animals’ locations and calls to see if they searched for food alone or together   
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December 14
University of Maryland to Host Winter 2018 Commencement
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December 14
UMD Critical Issues Poll Shows Growing U.S. Public Support of One-State Solution for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
 A new UMD Critical Issues Poll on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict finds Americans are evenly divided between one-state vs. two-state solutions, but view Israel’s democracy as more important than its Jewishness.
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Newborn baby feet December 12
More Women Opting to Give Birth Outside of a Hospital, UMD Research Finds
Data shows rate of births at home and in birth centers reaches highest level in 30 years.
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The University of Maryland, College Park Closure Notice: December 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019
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Important Information from the University Health Center
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December 11
Research Citations Show Academic and Non-Academic Researchers Win When They Collaborate
New analysis makes case for 'Twin Win' research to create breakthrough research & solutions to real human problems
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December 10
Strong Growth in Carbon Emissions Expected for 2018
UMD Geographical Sciences researchers team up with international group to issue global report.
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December 10
WeWork University of Maryland is Now Open
WeWork’s first location in Maryland and first on a college campus. 
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Stream photo by Kelsey Wood December 3
Saltier Waterways Create Dangerous “Chemical Cocktails”
 UMD-led research shows dangers of excess salt in waterways, need for management and regulation
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Map predicting at-risk species PNAS December 3
New Machine Learning Method Predicts Possible Additions to Global List of Threatened Plant Species
UMD scientist co-led the creation of a computer model to assess risk probabilities for 150,000 plant species worldwide
November 29
UMD Sustainability Report Marks Significant Climate Action Progress
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