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October 6
New statistical method delivers first comprehensive global picture of the mutual prediction of atmosphere and ocean
October 4
Scientists Discover Interaction Between Good and Bad Fungi Drive Forest Biodiversity
 UMD and Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers find that differences in soil fungi explain why individual trees thrive best when among only a few others of their species, a phenomenon that promotes forest diversity. 
October 3
University of Maryland, City of College Park Host College Park Day
October 3
University of Maryland Welcomes Patricia “Patty” A. Perillo as Vice President for Student Affairs
 With more than three decades of experience in higher education, Perillo will lead efforts to enhance the student experience across the university
September 30
Analysis of U.S. Labor Data Suggests 'Reskilling' Workers for a 'Feeling Economy'
Artificial Intelligence soon will take over the "Thinking Economy" pushing more humans into "people skills" jobs researchers say
September 27
UMD Researchers to Investigate Effects of Fetal Exposure to Opioids
 Work is part of a broad NIH HEAL Initiative to find scientific solutions to reversing the national opioid crisis
September 26
Coastal Birds Can Weather the Storm but Not the Sea
Study reveals that coastal bird populations are resilient to hurricanes
September 10
UMD Scientists Discover Hidden Differences May Help Cells Evade Drug Therapy
The discovery suggests “functional mosaicism” could explain some antibiotic resistance and cancer relapse
September 9
University of Maryland Ranked Amongst the Best Public Colleges in the Nation by The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report for 2020
The university lands again in the top 25 and additionally ranks high as a best college for veterans and ethnic diversity  
September 4
Lockheed Martin Awards $3M to UMD's Clark School of Engineering
Th gift will fund aerospace research while increasing opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields
September 3
Enzyme Known for Promoting Cancer Also Protects Healthy Cells
UMD researchers discovered that telomerase, which “immortalizes” cancer cells, also prevents tumors and slows a key stage in normal cell death 
August 28
UMD-Led Astronomy Team Finds Golden Glow From a Distant Stellar Collision
Astronomers re-examined data from a 2016 gamma-ray burst and found a signature that perfectly matches a gold- and platinum-producing explosion observed by LIGO in 2017 
August 27
University of Maryland Listed Among the Nation’s Best Colleges for Student Voting
August 22
University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center
The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies
Crystal City August 21
UMD to Open New Space for Discovery and Collaboration in Crystal City in 2020
“Discovery Center” will foster innovation among students and faculty, local residents and employees, and alumni in the area