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June 19
University of Maryland Statement on External Review and Football Team Practices -- June 19, 2018
June 15
People Recall Information Better Through Virtual Reality, Says New UMD Study
VR technology shows promise for changing the landscape of industries such as medicine, education and workforce training.
Headshot of Dr. Ashley Lazevnick June 15
University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Fellowship Awarded
The UMD Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection announces Dr. Ashley Lazevnick as the 2018–19 Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art History.
June 13
Message From UMD Executive Athletic Director Damon Evans on Jordan McNair - June 13, 2018
University of Maryland Executive Athletic Director Damon Evans shared a letter today with the Maryland community regarding the passing of student-athlete Jordan McNair.
University of Maryland Logo June 12
UMD Critical Issues Poll Reveals U.S., Japanese Attitudes toward North Korea Summit
Two New, Coordinated Polls fielded in the U.S. and Japan Seek to Find Answers
June 7
New Findings Demonstrate How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals in the Gut
Research collaboration sheds light on bacteria response to sugar metabolism.
Headshot of Sean Carroll June 6
National Academies Member Sean Carroll Joins UMD’s Department of Biology
June 5
UMD Study Validates Face Recognition Experts, But Shows Humans Perform Best with an AI Partner
Multidisciplinary study provides scientific underpinnings for accuracy of forensic facial identification and shows benefits of human and computer collaboration.
June 5
The University of Maryland Becomes Overseas Training Base for Anhui Educators
Plaque unveiling ceremony held on May 31.
June 5
Notice to community of aerial filming -- Tuesday, June 5, 2018
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m a low-flying helicopter may be visible over campus. The helicopter will be taking aerial photography of the university. 
McKeldinMall June 1
UMD Receives Top Recognition in Latest Global Rankings
 The university has been ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world in two new rankings.
June 1
UMD-led Study Shows How Solar Wind Drops from Gale to Gentle Breeze as It Hits Earth’s Magnetic Field
NASA satellite data reveals electron-scale energy conversion at the leading edge of Earth’s magnetic field shields our planet from cataclysm.
Woman consoling depressed woman May 31
UMD Study Examines Association of Abortion and Antidepressants
Study finds that having an abortion does not lead to depression.
Zebra finches May 29
UMD Research Shows Physiological Effects of Mate Separation in Birds
Male and female zebra finches react to separation from their mates in remarkably different ways.
Artist's illustration of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission. May 23
Satellite Study Finds Major Shifts in Global Freshwater
First-of-its-kind study combines NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map where—and why—freshwater is changing around the globe.