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January 13
Updated: University of Maryland Statement Regarding Incident at Oakland Hall
A statement from the University of Maryland regarding Monday morning's incident at Oakland Hall.
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January 13
MTV Shows Led to 5.7 Percent Drop in Teen Births
Despite concerns that turning teen moms into reality TV stars would glamorize teen pregnancy, a new study shows that MTV's 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom have significantly reduced births to teens.
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January 10
Half of Black Males, 40% of White Males Arrested by 23
Nearly half of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the United States are arrested by age 23, according to a new study.
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January 10
UMD Project Helps D.C. Students Build "Sci-Dentities"
UMD researchers are encouraging inner-city students in D.C. to create superhero identities, write science fiction-inspired stories, and make videos and graphic novels, all incorporating STEM.
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January 9
Arming the Immune System to Fight Cancer
UMD assistant professor Christopher M. Jewell has been awarded a three-year, $375,000 research grant to support the pre-clinical development of a cancer vaccine technology.
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January 7
Undergrads Discover Rare Eclipsing Double Asteroid
UMD students in an undergraduate astronomy class have made a rare discovery: a previously unstudied asteroid is actually a pair of asteroids that orbit and regularly eclipse one another.
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January 7
Racism May Accelerate Aging in African American Men
A new University of Maryland-led study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level.
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January 6
Bioentrepreneurship Leader Joins UM Ventures Team
University of Maryland Ventures (UM Ventures) announced today that Dr. Martha J. Connolly has been named director of bioentrepreneurship.
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January 2
UMD to Collaborate on Unmanned Aircraft System Research
The Federal Aviation Administration has selected the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership as one of six unmanned aircraft systems test sites to support integration of UAS into the national airspace system.
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January 2
UMD Professors Honored with Presidential Award
President Obama has named three University of Maryland faculty members as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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December 30
With Fewer Hard Frosts, Tropical Mangroves Push North
Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida's Atlantic Coast as the frequency of killing frosts has declined, according to a new study from UMD.
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December 23
$100,000 Awarded to Seed Grant Competition Winners
The Future of Information Alliance has chosen six University of Maryland teams as award winners in the second annual FIA-Deutsch Foundation Seed Grant Competition.
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December 23
UMD Leadership Opposes Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh and Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin issue a joint statement opposing the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
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December 20
Students Give $10k to Help Victims of Sex Trafficking
Students in UMD's Art and Science of Philanthropy class gave $10,000 to FAIR Girls in DC, a program that prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education.
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December 20
Inadequate Pregnancy Weight Gain a Risk Factor for Infant Mortality
Women who do not gain enough weight during pregnancy are at increased risk of losing their baby in its first year of life, according to a new study by researchers at UMD.
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