Monday, August 3, 2020
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All Stories

Sun shines through a black gate with M's at the top

- Campus & Community

Student Crisis Fund Surpasses $1M in Distributions

Outlays Support Recipients Struggling With Pandemic-spurred Job Losses


- Research

35-year Study Shows Trend Toward Fewer, Larger Farms

Family Operations Still Greatly Outnumber Corporate Ones, Research Finds

Washington Monument memorial

- Arts & Culture

Designing for a Different Future

Students, Faculty Rethink the Architecture of Post-Pandemic D.C.

Illustration of hand lifting person up

- Research

The Power of Been There, Done That

$550K Grant Supports Peer-based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Underserved Communities

Kim Johnson M.Ed. ’03 and "This Is My America" book

- People

Whose America?

Alum’s Debut Mystery Novel Examines Racial Equity in Legal System

Department of Residential Facilities staff member Pedro Rodriguez cleans a room in Cumberland Hall.

- Campus & Community

Residential Facilities Housekeeping Staff Honored

Independent Review by Cleaning Industry Group Recognizes Skill, Professionalism

Annapolis Hall

- COVID-19 Information

Most Residence Hall Students to Live in Single Rooms in Fall

Room Assignments Expected to Be Released After Aug. 3

Nearly empty parking lot

- Campus & Community

DOTS to Resume Parking Management, Payments

Daily Parking Permit Introduced for Employees, Students With Blended Arrangements

Illustration of crowd of people wearing masks

- Research

Gen Z, Gender, Politics and a Pandemic

Research Reveals How Gender, Partisanship Influence Young Americans’ Attitudes on COVID-19

hitting a baseball gif

- Research

Striking Up an Innovative Idea

Researchers’ Revamped Electronic Home Plate Adds Automation, Accuracy to Game


- Research

Blooming Trouble

Research Links Climate Change, Early Springs, Asthma Complications

A 3D rendition of the surface of Venus shows two coronae, ring-like structures formed when hot material inside the planet rises through the mantle and erupts through the crust.

- Research

Volcanic Venus

Study Changes View of Planet Once Considered Geologically Inactive

Tydings Hall

- Campus & Community

Alums’ $4M Gift Opens Doors to New BSOS Career Center

Renovation, Expansion Will Integrate Career Services, Academics and Advising

Quantum speed limit.

- Research

Understanding Quantum Speed Limits

Research to Determine How Fast Quantum Information Moves Could Aid Development of Quantum Computers

Masked employee hanging up "4 Maryland" poster

- COVID-19 Information

Updated Fall Course Schedule Posted

Face-to-face, Online and Blended Formats Detailed

Illustration of a boy and a girl receiving virtual tutoring

- People

A Teaching Moment Amid the Pandemic

Terps’ Free K–12 Tutoring Service Gets High Marks From Parents, Kids

Chris Davis installs a sensor in a stormwater drain

- Campus & Community

Clearing Up the Runoff

New Smart Sensors to Provide Real-Time Picture of Campus Stormwater

School of Public Health Dean Boris Lushniak speaks at at a COVID-19 symposium organized by the school in February.

- COVID-19 Information

Pandemic Paradox

Despite Preparing for Decades, U.S. Response Merits a C-minus ‘at Best,’ Public Health Dean Says

Polling location in Pennsylvania with "VOTE HERE" sign

- Research

Postcard Power Rocks the Vote

Pennsylvania Registration Effort Shows Promise in Recruiting New Voters

People wearing masks in restaurant

- Research

After Campaign Led by UMD Researcher, WHO Changes Course

New Recommendations Acknowledge Possibility of Airborne Transmission

Roadside memorial outside of Walmart

- Research

START Report: Global Terrorist Violence Continues to Fall

Lethality of Racially and Ethnically Motivated Attacks Rose in 2019, UMD Researcher Finds

Illustration of two people wearing masks on train to work

- Research

Uncovering How COVID-19 Changed Work

$200K NSF Grant to Fund Study of Employment-Related Mobility, Job Loss and Creation

M engraved on campus building

- COVID-19 Information

About 80% of Undergraduate Courses to Be Virtual in Fall

Updated Class Information Expected on July 15

Dominique Dawes portrait

- People

Former Olympic Gymnast Takes the Next Leap

Medal-Winning Alum’s New Academy Aims to Build Kids’ Confidence, Self-Esteem

ADA photo

- Campus & Community

Pushing for Access

At 30, the Americans With Disabilities Act Has Opened Doors, But Still Meets Resistance, Professor Says

Collage of Jessica Lu and Instagram posts from Frontline COVID-19 account

- People

Faces on the Frontline

Physician Alum Turns to Instagram to Showcase the Heroes of COVID-19

Woman stretches on a mat on the floor

- Research

Study: Physical Activity Prevents Depression in Older Adults During COVID-19

Even Walking Can Combat Mental Health Problems Caused by Social Isolation

Aerial photo of UMD campus

- Campus & Community

Pines: We’ll Work to Protect International Students

New Federal Policy Restricts Their Access; President Announces Creation of ADA Coordinator Position

Yesterday afternoon at University House, Darryll J. Pines presides over his first physically distanced President’s Cabinet meeting, and lays out his ambitious agenda to advance the University of Maryland.

- Campus & Community

First Day, First (and Many) Steps

Pines Begins Presidency Masked, Motivated and on the Move

Portrait of President Darryll J. Pines

- People

Pop Quiz With the New President

As Pines Begins His New Role, Our Q&A Shows a Leader Who’s Inspirational, Techy—and a Trekker

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