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Photo of outer layer of Modern Earth as collection of interlocking rigid plates March 1
Earth Likely Began with a Solid Shell
New research suggests that plate tectonics began later in Earth’s history.
Ribbon diagram images of two closely related proteins February 28
New Link Found Between Sex and Viruses
A protein required for sperm-egg fusion is identical to a protein viruses use to invade host cells. 
Photo of Peace Crop Top College Seal February 28
University of Maryland Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges
The University of Maryland ranks 15th among large schools. 
The Princeton Review Colleges That Pay You Back book cover February 24
UMD Named a 2017 Best Value College by The Princeton Review
The University of Maryland is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an afforable price.   
Top Producer of US Fulbright Student Seal February 23
University of Maryland Recognized as a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Students
The University of Maryland is among the country's top 25 producers of Fulbright scholarship winners, with 15 students earning the award for 2016-2017.
Picture of Amazon Rainforest February 22
UMD Researchers Use Space Laser Technology to Explain Dry Season Growth in Amazon Rainforest
UMD researchers use LIDAR satellite technology to more accurately measure seasonal changes in leaf area within Amazon.
Photo of stellarator coil design February 15
UMD Physicist Improves Method for Designing Experimental Fusion Reactors
New approach could help advance progress toward distant goal of fusion energy.
February 13
University of Maryland Blood Test Offers Potential Aid in Schizophrenia Diagnosis
Researchers' technique to measure oxidative stress in blood samples could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders.
February 13
DeVos Institute at UMD Launches Online Course – The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations
Free massive open online course (MOOC) explores The Cycle, a theory of organizational activity that prioritizes investment in great art. 
February 9
It's More than Just Climate Change
A new UMD-led study on environmental modeling shows climate change is only one of many inter-related threats to Earth's natural systems that support human societies
Photo UMD student Elfadil Osman February 9
UMD Biological Sciences Senior Elfadil Osman Named 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholar
Osman is the second student in university history to be awarded scholarship
February 9
The University of Maryland, College Park is open today, Thursday, February 9, 2017.
February 7
NAS Report on Everglades Restoration Co-authored by UMD Scientist Shows Progress, Raises Climate Concerns
Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm led report committee’s climate change research efforts
February 6
New $3.79 M Federal Grant Supports Ongoing UMD Research Revolutionizing Battery Tech
Additional funding supports work on “safe, low-cost, high-energy, solid-state Li-Ion Batteries by UMD's energy research center
February 3
Coastal Wetlands Excel at Storing Carbon
New analysis by UMD and conservation scientists shows mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows are effective climate buffers