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April 13
University of Maryland Investigates Resistance to Glyphosate (Roundup) on Weeds in Major Crop Systems
This novel resistance to a mainstream herbicide has multi-billion dollar impact on food and feed production.
April 13
Film Producer and Former MLB Player Mark Ciardi to Speak at UMD Commencement
Campus-wide ceremony will be held May 21 at Xfinity Center.
Photo of UMD Logo April 12
Three UMD Students Named 2017 Goldwater Scholars
Fourth student recognized with an Honorable Mention.
April 11
University of Maryland to Lead NIH-Funded Center for Engineering Complex Tissues
UMD to collaborate with Rice University, Wake Forest to advance 3-D printing applications for regenerative medicine.
Photo of GND 2017 April 11
Sixth Annual Good Neighbor Day Unites Community through Service
Community event sees recording breaking number of volunteers.
Photo of pregnant woman April 7
UMD Researchers Uncover Alarming Trend in U.S. Maternal Death Statistics
Abnormally high increase for older mothers suggests problems with reporting process on death certificates.
Photo of a fountain of lava erupts from Hawaii’s Kilauea Iki crater April 7
UMD-led Study Finds Ancient Earth’s Fingerprints in Young Volcanic Rocks
Geochemical clues suggest that some rocks from Hawaii and Samoa may contain material formed during the planet’s birth.
Photo of AP Julie Park April 6
UMD Researcher Awarded NSF Grant to Advance Diversity in STEM Fields
Research led by Assistant Professor Julie Park will help address a NSF goal of broadening participation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields.
Photo of UMD Logo April 4
Twenty-four UMD Students and Alumni Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows
Students to recieve annual stipends and payment for graduate study.
March 31
Safer Batteries Made With Wood
Nature's 'bio-structure' helps UMD/MSE engineers solve lithium metal battery failure problems.
March 30
Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology Signs $87.5M Cooperative Agreement with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Five-year agreement will support the study of the solar system, stars, galaxies and the universe at large.  
Photo of Tree Campus USA logo March 30
Arbor Day Foundation Honors UMD with Tree Campus USA Recognition
UMD to plant willow oak on campus in observance of Arbor Day on April 5.
Photo of a fruit fly March 29
UMD Study Finds that Napping Flies Have Higher Resistance to Deadly Human Pathogen
Findings highlight how research can advance efforts to better understand the role of individual genetic differences on human health. 
Photo of Antibodies March 27
New Method Enables Creation of Better Therapeutic Antibodies
Technique to standardize sugar groups could lead to better quality control, customization.
Photo of atmospheric ammonia across the globe March 27
Multi-year Satellite Study Finds “Hotspots” of Airborne Ammonia over World’s Major Agricultural Areas
Fertilizers, animal waste, changes to atmospheric chemistry and warming soils tied to increased ammonia across globe.