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December 4
UMD Praised for Women in Engineering Program
The Women in Engineering Program in UMD's Clark School of Engineering was featured on NerdScholar's list of programs that provide unique resources and opportunities for female engineers.
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December 3
Subtle Signs of Water on Faraway Planets
Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, two University of Maryland-led teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
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December 2
Evolution, Civil War History Entwine in Fossil Find
A University of Maryland student discovers one of North America's oldest flowering plants, a 115- to 125-million-year-old species new to science.
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December 2
UMD Senior Named Marshall Scholar
University of Maryland Senior Erin Hylton, a civil engineering major in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, has been named a 2014 Marshall Scholar.
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December 2
UMD Scientist Writes First Grammar for Language Used by Millions
An associate research scientist at UMD's Center for Advanced Study of Language has written Descriptive Grammar of Pashto and its Dialects, a description of a language used in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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November 22
UMD Celebrates Year of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
In the spirit of National Entrepreneurs' Day and Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University of Maryland is celebrating its great successes in innovation and entrepreneurship over the past year.
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November 21
The Era of Neutrino Astronomy Has Begun
UMD astrophysicists using a telescope embedded in Antarctic ice have succeeded in a quest to detect and record the mysterious phenomena known as cosmic neutrinos.
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November 20
UMD Professor Awarded "Order Of Cultural Merit"
Professor Robert Ramsey has been awarded "The Precious Crown Medal of the Order of Cultural Merit" from Korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-won, who presented on behalf of President Park Geun-hye.
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November 20
World-Renowned Arts Management Institute Relocates to UMD
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, a premier organization for training and supporting arts leadership, is moving to the University of Maryland.
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November 19
Scientists Nearing Forecasting Capability of Wildfires
A UMD researcher has developed a new technique that offers the promise of producing continually updated daylong predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes.
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November 18
UMD, Chinese Academy Collaborate on Theatre Arts
UMD and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts completed a three-week collaboration focused on sharing each culture's unique approach to theatrical production and theatre technology. 
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November 14
UMD Leads 1st Local-to-Global Mapping of Forest
A University of Maryland-led, multi-organizational team has created the first high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain.
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November 14
UMD Ranked as Global Leader in Remote Sensing Research
UMD is ranked fourth among the 14,384 research institutes worldwide participating in remote sensing research, according to a recent article in the journal Scientometrics.
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November 14
UMD Launches Hub for Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategies
The University of Maryland is creating a hub for supporting innovative, technology-enhanced education on campus with the launch of the new Teaching and Learning Transformation Center.
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November 13
New IBBR Director Envisions Premier Biotechnology Research Institute
The University of Maryland today announced the appointment of Thomas R. Fuerst, Ph.D., as the new director of the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research.
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