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January 30
UMD Freshmen Take Second Place in Global “Code Wars”
On Jan. 26, 17 teams comprised of more than 60 University of Maryland students competed in the 2013 Windward Code Wars, a code challenge competition that gathers students from top universities around the world to analyze a programming problem, create a solution, and pit their skills against each other. “String Theory,” a team of UMD Computer Science and Computer Engineering freshmen, were awarded second place.
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January 29
Iron Man Cal Ripken to Deliver Spring 2013 Commencement Address
Cal Ripken, Jr., one of the greatest baseball players of all time and a Maryland legend, will deliver the University of Maryland commencement address on May 19, 2013. Ripken, who played professional baseball for 21 years and founded Ripken Baseball, Inc. and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, will address the more than 7,000 graduates and thousands of family and friends at the spring ceremony.
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January 28
UMD Launches New Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The University of Maryland announced today the launch of the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a signature initiative to infuse the university with a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across all colleges and curriculum. The Academy will be led by Dr. Dean Chang, associate vice president for innovation and entrepreneurship for the University of Maryland.
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January 28
UMD's Gates Awarded Nation's Top Science Honor
UMD Professor of Physics Sylvester James (Jim) Gates is one of this year’s recipients of the National Medal of Science.
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January 25
President Loh Named 2013 Influential Marylander
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has been named a 2013 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. Loh was recognized for his significant impact in the field of education and his demonstrated leadership throughout the state.
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January 25
Navigating Career Change: UMD Expert’s Tips for Baby Boomers
UMD's Joyce E. A. Russell has some sound advice for baby boomers who may be weary of making a career change: rest assured, there is hope—and many resources—for older workers. To help with the process, Russell has compiled several career tips with some specialized advice and services to help the 78 million boomers out there navigate into a new career field.
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January 24
Clark School Students’ Human-Powered Helicopter Achieves Record-Breaking Flight
The Gamera human-powered helicopter team, comprised of students from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, has officially had its Aug. 28, 2012, flight certified as a world record of 65.1 seconds by The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), also known as The World Air Sports Federation.
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January 23
Quick Quote: Public Policy Dean Don Kettl on Debt Limit Extension
Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, comments on the U.S. House passing legislation to suspend the nation's debt ceiling for three months.
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January 23
UMD Research Team Developing Powerful Data Visualization Tool with Support from Oracle
The University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab has garnered the support of the Oracle Health Sciences Institute for its research that is helping medical professionals analyze millions of patient records by developing a powerful data visualization tool called EventFlow.
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January 22
"Invisible" Filipino History in Annapolis Documented by UMD Researchers
Filipinos have been an invisible minority in Annapolis for more than a century. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland are using oral histories as a way to flesh out their life and times – documenting the incredible challenges they faced – and successes they celebrated.
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January 22
UMD Researchers Publish Groundbreaking Findings on Global Biodiversity, Alternative Energy
Innovative University of Maryland research went to print last week in two leading scientific publications. Faculty members and a Ph.D. student from the Department of Geographical Sciences (Behavioral and Social Sciences) highlighted their significant findings on the use of marginal lands for alternative fuel production and global biodiversity research.
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January 20
Quick Quote: Men's Baseball Head Coach John Szefc on Earl Weaver
John Szefc, head coach of men's baseball at the University of Maryland, comments on Earl Weaver, Hall of Fame manager for the Baltimore Orioles, in the wake of his passing.
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January 18
Quick Quote: Associate Professor Sheri Parks on Dear Abby
Sheri Parks, associate professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, comments on the effect Dear Abby had on female journalists in the wake of Pauline Phillips' passing, founder of the Dear Abby advice column.
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January 18
Mighty Sound of Maryland Chosen to Perform in 2013 Inaugural Parade
The University of Maryland will play a part in the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama -- with the Mighty Sound of Maryland being chosen to perform in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade. 
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January 17
UMD Expert Recognized in Movement to Improve Capital Markets
Russ Wermers, associate professor of finance in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, has garnered international recognition for his recent work toward restoring integrity to capital markets.
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