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January 15
The University of Maryland, College Park is open on time, Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
January 13
The University of Maryland, College Park will be closed, Monday, January 14, 2019, due to inclement weather.
January 11
NICER View of Black Hole Gives New Insight into Source of Dramatic X-ray Flashes
Research led by UMD astrophysicist gives detailed picture of X-ray outburst from small black hole actively pulling in star material
DNA illustration. Image Credit DennisM2 January 9
UMD Gets First-Ever ‘New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award’
With “New Innovator” award, UMD researcher’s recent crop editing grants total more than $1 million 
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Federal Government Shutdown FAQs
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
December 20
$2M Transportation Development Grant Awarded to Maryland to Bolster Planning along Purple Line Corridor
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.
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   
December 14
University of Maryland to Host Winter 2018 Commencement
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.
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
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