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September 30
Young Children Recognize Cigarette Brands
Nearly two-thirds of young children in low- and middle-income countries can identify cigarette brand logos, according to a study from researchers at UMD and Johns Hopkins University.
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September 30
UMD Convenes International Forum on Barriers and Opportunities in Foreign Language Education
Language leaders from government, industry, and education will gather today to examine the feasibility of eradicating barriers to foreign language education in the United States.
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September 27
Md., N.J., Va. Support Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Effort
Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia and their leading research universities, including UMD, are teaming up to support the FAA's unmanned aircraft systems integration effort.
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September 27
UMD to Lead National Strategic Transportation Center
The University of Maryland was selected in a national competition to lead a two-year, $11.3 million new National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions.
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September 27
UMD to Solve Global Language Problems at New Language Science Research Center
UMD is launching a campus-wide, interdisciplinary research center designed to advance a deep understanding of language to promote human and technological solutions to real world problems.
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September 25
UMD Empowers Americans to Make Smart Choice about Health Insurance
A team of experts from UMD have created Smart Choice – a comprehensive, research-based, unbiased curriculum designed to help people make the best decisions possible when choosing health insurance.
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September 25
UMD Joins Big Ten Conference Playwriting Initiative
UMD's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is partnering with the theatre departments at Big Ten Conference schools to create a new playwriting and performance initiative.
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September 23
Professor Honored as Top Civic Education Researcher
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has named UMD professor Judith Torney-Purta as the 2013 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career in Research Award recipient.
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September 20
UMD-Led Deep Impact Ends, Leaves Bright Comet Tale
NASA today announced the end of operations for the UMD-led Deep Impact spacecraft, history's most traveled deep-space comet hunter, after trying unsuccessfully for more than a month to regain contact.
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September 19
UMD Recognized for Top Entrepreneurship Programs
The University of Maryland has once again made The Princeton Review's list of the country's top entrepreneurship programs.
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September 19
UMD to Lead Cutting Edge Research on Tobacco and Public Health
The University of Maryland will launch a new research center focused on the study of a wide range of tobacco products and their impact on public health. 
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September 18
New Research Sheds Light on Teen Introversion
New University of Maryland-led research is taking a deeper look into preference-for-solitude, a widespread, but poorly understood type of social withdrawal.
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September 17
UMD Program Pairs Md. Business with Northrop Grumman
The Maryland Procurement and Technical Assistance Program is partnering with Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems to help implement a Mentor-Protégé Program for a local Maryland business.
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September 17
UMD Receives Largest Ever Software Grant from Siemens
The University of Maryland and Siemens Corporation announced today the largest ever in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software.
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September 16
New Public Safety Initiatives Launched in College Park
University, county and city leaders today announced a major expansion of community safety efforts in College Park
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