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December 20
Time to Celebrate: Winter Commencement
This December's campus-wide commencement ceremony will take place on December 19, at 7 p.m. in the Comcast Center. 
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December 20
Revitalizing our Roots, Raising the Bar: Creating the Campus Farm of the Future
In the middle of a bustling, expanding, urban university, the University of Maryland campus farm serves as a small patch of rustic tranquility and a constant reminder of UMD’s heritage as an agricultural college. Now, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is embarking on a bold mission to turn this working farm into a teaching facility for the future. With help from experts at Blackburn Architects, the College of AGNR has developed a Campus Farm Master Plan, which it recently unveiled to the public. 
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December 19
TerpVision 8 Debuts
The University of Maryland presents TerpVision 8, UMD’s regular multimedia series. Hosted by Bonnie Bernstein '92, TerpVision tells the stories of Maryland's faculty, staff and students and the incredible impact they have in our communities, across the nation and throughout the world.
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December 19
Top Lockheed Martin Innovation Award Goes to University of Maryland Research Scientist
Moble Benedict - a University of Maryland research scientist in the A. James Clark School of Engineering - has won the grand prize in the Lockheed Martin 2012 "Innovate the Future Challenge."
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December 19
Fiscal Cliff, Slow Progress Darken Housing Forecast: UMD Expert
Despite a nascent housing market recovery, “Looking into 2013, the ‘fiscal cliff,’ regulatory reform and other factors could put a drag on markets through the year,” says UMD's Cliff Rossi.
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December 18
UMD Philanthropy Class Donates $7,000 to After-School Group that Teaches Problem Solving through Chess  
Chess Challenge DC wins a $7,000 grant from Professor Robert Grimm's Art and Science of Philanthropy class at the University of Maryland.
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December 17
Former NASA Astronaut Reightler is Winter Commencement Speaker
The University of Maryland welcomes former NASA Astronaut Kenneth S. Reightler, Jr. as the winter, 2012 commencement speaker on Wednesday, December 19.
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December 14
New SPH-led Project Aims to Improve Communication on HIV/AIDS Prevention
A new UMD - FDA collaboration aims to improve consumer education materials to help prevent HIV/AIDS.
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December 14
NASA Awards $36 Million to UMD for Earth Systems Study
NASA has awarded a $36 million cooperative funding agreement to the University of Maryland to continue collaborative research in the field of earth systems science.
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December 13
Arts and Humanities Dean Thornton Dill’s Term Extended
Arts and Humanities Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, who heads one of the uiversity's largest colleges, will serve an additional three year term - through June 2016.
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December 12
UMD's Chincoteague Hall Renovation Project Wins Gold LEED Certification
The Chincoteague Hall Renovation project at the University of Maryland has earned LEED Gold Certification - a first for a renovation project on the campus of the University of Maryland.
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December 12
UMD Computer Team Wins Regionals, On To World Finals
The University of Maryland scores big in regional computer programming competition. One team will compete in World Finals.
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December 11
Innovative Drug Delivery System Wins Venture Fair at UMD Bioscience Research Day
A novel drug delivery strategy wins honors for two University of Maryland researchers during Bioscience Research and Technology Review Day.
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December 11
President Loh Announces Commission for UMD, Big Ten/CIC Integration
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh today announced the formation of the “President’s Commission on UMD and Big Ten/CIC Integration,” which will provide analysis and advise President Loh on the upcoming institution-wide integration with the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Big Ten Conference. The announcement was made in advance of the university’s move to the Big Ten in 2013 and membership in the CIC, the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top-tier research institutions.
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December 11
UMD School of Public Policy Expert Talks Legalized Marijuana's Impact
Public Policy Professor Peter Reuter warns legal marijuana poses challenges for the entire nation and its relationship with Latin America.
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