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Photo of Frederick Douglass Square February 5
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.
Photo of The Hotel at UMD February 2
UMD Welcomes Global Cybersecurity Firm BlueVoyant to Discovery District
Company’s new Global Cyber Analytics Center will be located in StartupUMD@Diamondback Garage.
Photo of students on campus February 2
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. 
Photo of a coyote January 26
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
Photo of the Port of Baltimore January 22
UMD Researcher Develops Innovative Water Treatment System to Clean and Sustain the Port of Baltimore
Project improves water and air quality, reduces pollution, and creates renewable energy.
January 20
Federal Government Shutdown FAQs
The University of Maryland is committed to keeping its community updated on the federal government shutdown and its potential impacts on our community.
Photo of Comet 41P gliding beneath the galaxy NGC 3198 January 19
Spinning Comet Slows Down During Close Approach to Earth
UMD astronomers observe the most drastic slowing of a comet's spin.
photo of male sneezing in tissue January 19
Flu May Be Spread Just by Breathing, New UMD-Led Study Shows
Coughing and sneezing not required for transmission.
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University of Maryland Named a 2018 Best Value College
The Princeton Review and Kiplinger's Personal Finance name UMD as a 2018 Best Value College in seperate rankings. 
Photo of unity mural January 18
Unity Mural Created by UMD and BSU on Display at Maryland State House
State House is one of many temporary locations across Prince George's County that will display the artwork until it finds a permanent home at each institution.