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Scan of brain March 6
New Technology for Use in Military Vehicles May Protect Warfighters from Blast-induced Brain Injury
Elastic frame design reduces blast acceleration up to 80 percent; technology could be adapted for vehicle bumpers, athletic helmets.
Colorado potato bettle on flower March 5
New UMD Study Traces the Origins of a Major Potato Pest
Research has implications for effective management strategies against a Beetle that decimates potato crops.
UMD Giving Day March 5
University of Maryland to Celebrate 24-Hour Giving Challenge, March 7
 Join us for the University of Maryland’s fifth annual Giving Day on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 
March 2
UPDATE: The University of Maryland, College Park is closed, Friday, March 2, 2018, due to inclement weather.
Group of UMD faculty working in lab March 1
Durable Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be the Future of Wearable Sensors, Pollutant Treatment
Wood carbon sponge overcomes several limiting factors of other lightweight, compressible carbon sponges.
Photo Courtesy of Peace Corps March 1
UMD Earns Top 20 Ranking as Peace Corps Volunteer Producer
The University of Maryland has been named a top Peace Corps volunteer-producing university for the seventh consecutive year.
IBBR @ Shady Grove Building February 28
University of Maryland Announces Energy Savings Project at IBBR Shady Grove Facility
The new energy savings project is designed to improve the material condition of IBBR’s mechanical systems while reducing the energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the facility. 
UMD students February 27
UMD Continues Action Plan to Shape a More Welcoming and Inclusive Campus
UMD Logo February 26
UMD Admissions Statement on Participation in Nonviolent Protests
UMD Logo February 26
UMD Statement on UMPD Charges Announced Today
Word cloud of social tags February 22
UMD Study Finds Social Tags Highly Accurate, Reliable Among Consumer Perception Metrics
Research presents a new approach for harvesting rich, qualitative information on brands from user-generated social tags. 
Fulbright U.S. Student & Scholar Badge February 22
University of Maryland Named a Fulbright Program Top Producing Institution
UMD has been listed as a top institution producing Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars. 
Photo of nyumburu cultural center February 21
UMD Creates Online Tour Commemorating African-American History and Contributions to Campus
To raise awareness of our shared history, the virtual tour explores how African-Americans have shaped our campus from Maryland’s roots as a slave-holding state to the campus’ desegregation to today’s campus landmarks.
Photo of Chesapeake Bay February 19
UMD Awarded $1.4 Million to Design New Treatment for PCBs, Heavy Metals in Stormwater
Created for Department of Defense sites, the design could potentially be used by communities and industry.
Photo of UMD students Bambic and Khan February 13
Two UMD Science Majors Win Prestigious Churchill Scholarships
Christopher Bambic and Yousuf Khan will spend next year completing master’s degrees at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.