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Photo of strawberry February 13
UMD Researchers Find Gene that May Greatly Increase Strawberry Production
Strawberries make up a $3 billion agricultural industry in the United States alone.
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UMD Receives Grant to Develop Cultural Literacy Curriculum
Web-based materials in English, Arabic, Chinese and Russian will prepare students to be global professionals.
February 8
UMD Researchers Develop Breakthrough Technique to Combat Cancer Drug Resistance
Clark School Bioengineering professor leads collaborative effort to “turn off” multidrug resistance capabilities in cancer cells
UMD professors Liangbing Hu and Teng Li each holding a block of wood February 8
UMD Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than Most Metals
A new process could make wood as strong as titanium alloys but lighter and cheaper.
Photo of Linda Clement February 7
UMD VP of Student Affairs to Receive National Award from NASPA
Linda Clement honored for outstanding performance as a student affairs officer.
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UMD Joins Top Research Universities to Form International Coalition to Accelerate Local Climate Action
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UMD to Honor Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday with Year-Long Initiative
Douglass 200 will launch on February 5 with a lecture presented by David W. Blight.
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UMD Welcomes Global Cybersecurity Firm BlueVoyant to Discovery District
Company’s new Global Cyber Analytics Center will be located in StartupUMD@Diamondback Garage.
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UMD Announces Partnership with The Haven at College
Collaboration will bring a recovery house and outpatient center to UMD.
Hornbake Plaza January 29
University of Maryland Secures $18.3 Million for Energy Conservation Projects
Energy and water conservation upgrades projected to create $1.7 million in annual energy savings. 
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UMD Research Examines How Human Modifications Affect Mammal Movement Globally
New global study of 57 mammal species finds human modifications to natural landscapes prevent normal movement.
January 25
Why do People Cheat? UMD Research Identifies 8 Motivating Factors
Researchers seek answers from people who admit to infidelity.
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UMD to Host Thought Leaders Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
Three-day summit will convene group of nationally recoginzed scholars and practitioners on diversity and inclusion in higher education. 
Photo of birds migrating January 24
Unsustained Geoengineering Could Have Animals ‘Running’ for Their Lives
Scientist from SESYNC at UMD examine how a collapsed solar shield could impact the world’s biodiversity.
Headshot of Amitabh Varshney January 23
University of Maryland Names Amitabh Varshney as Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences