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April 13
University of Maryland Launches Smart and Connected Communities Initiative for Baltimore Avenue
Pairing UMD research and community needs will make Baltimore Avenue a “living research corridor.” 
Ixodes scapularis tick April 10
UMD Researcher Uncovers Lyme Disease Protein Used to Outsmart the Human Immune System
Research has major implications for the treatment of tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, which is an increasingly chronic and consistently prevalent public health issue.
Nyumburu Cultural Center April 10
University of Maryland Expands Office of Diversity & Inclusion Staff
New Director of Diversity Training and Education and the Program Manager for Hate/Bias Response will begin this month.
Tree Campus USA April 9
University of Maryland Named a Tree Campus USA for 10th Consecutive Year
Arbor Day Foundation Honors University of Maryland with 2017 Tree Campus USA® Recognition
Barry Goldwater Scholarship Logo April 6
Four UMD Students Named 2018 Goldwater Scholars
Scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year.
White House press April 5
UMD, White House Correspondents' Association, and Newseum Partner to Create Archive of Presidential Pool Reports
Students pulling invasive plants at Good Neighbor Day April 5
UPDATE: University of Maryland Cancels Good Neighbor Day
 University of Maryland cancels annual Good Neighbor Day.
Exterior of Healthcare Center April 5
UMD Designated as a 2018 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
University of Maryland earns top score of 100 for second year in a row.
map with beltway noted- MTI April 3
State, University Officials Celebrate Launch of Newly Formed, Cross-Discipline Transportation Institute
 The Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI) will coordinate more than $20 million in annual research expenditures to spur innovation in the transportation sector. 
April 3
Partial Closure of McKeldin Mall April 3, 2018
Al Gore April 2
Al Gore to Speak at University of Maryland’s 2018 Spring Commencement
Former Vice President will address graduates, receive honorary degree 
WeWork Rendering March 30
WeWork to Open First Maryland Location on University of Maryland Campus
Located in the university’s Discovery District, WeWork University of Maryland will offer coworking and office space in a first-of-its-kind higher education partnership.
Nano particle Researchers in the lab March 29
Multi-Institutional Team of Scientists Mix the Unmixable to Create ‘Shocking’ Nanoparticles
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Johns Hopkins University is the first to create nanoscale particles composed of up to eight distinct elements generally known to be immiscible.
Sahara Desert March 29
The Sahara Desert is Expanding, According to New UMD Study
Study finds that the world’s largest desert grew by 10 percent since 1920, due in part to climate change.
Audiologist administering a hearing test to senior man March 27
UMD Research Aims to Improve Tests of Speech Comprehension with EEG Brain Wave Measurements
Tests developed at the University of Maryland and KU Leuven could result in better diagnoses for patients who have difficulty understanding what they hear.