The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship has added a new track this year to its signature annual competition, welcoming undergraduate and graduate students who have not yet developed a venture.
On behalf of the President's Task Force on Community Policing and in partnership with campus student organizations, UMD students and recent alums are invited to a virtual listening session about campus safety from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Ross Lewin, associate vice president for international affairs, made the following announcement this afternoon: I regret to inform you that we have made the decision not to reopen in-person study abroad for Summer 2021.
The No. 8-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team defeated No. 12 Michigan, 88-63, in Ann Arbor on Thursday to pick up its ninth straight victory and to take a share of its third straight Big Ten championship.
A University of Maryland researcher is collaborating with George Mason University and the regional planning organization Connected DMV to understand how area residents use 311—a number to reach non-emergency municipal services—to help local governments improve service during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office of Student Conduct is hosting its annual Integrity Week all this week to celebrate and promote academic and personal integrity and to address aspects of ethics and character.
Rainbow trout is a favorite of anglers but it’s also central to a $100 million aquaculture industry in the U.S. To help meet a growing global demand for food and support domestic producers, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded a $500,000 grant to support University of Maryland-led research exploring genomic selection as a method to increase filet quality and yields in rainbow trout.
Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo and Counseling Center Director Chetan Joshi sent the following email to students today: The rapid rise in COVID-19 cases on our campus necessitated implementing sequestration procedures that call for you to limit your activity and stay in place as much as possible. Understandably, you may be concerned about feeling lonely, isolated or worried about the impact of the pandemic on your mental health.
The Women in Engineering (WIE) program in the A. James Clark School of Engineering is hosting a March fitness challenge to celebrate Women’s History Month and honor astronaut Jeanette Epps Ph.D. ’00, M.S. ’94, scheduled to become the first African American woman to join the International Space Station crew this year. The WIE Run the World 93 Minute Virtual Movement Challenge is a virtual community-building event centered on the time it takes for the International Space Station to orbit the planet.
A new University of Maryland app for students, faculty and staff, and visitors offers an all-in-one consolidating a range of services and resources in one virtual location.
Discussion to Draw Links Between Japanese Latin Americans’ Campaign for World War II-era Redress, Slavery Reparations
A webinar Monday sponsored by the Juanita Tamayo Lott Endowment in Asian American Studies will feature experts and activists in a discussion of the links between the Black Lives Matter movement and Japanese Latin Americans’ fight for recognition.
Undergraduate students can now make changes to their grading methods under the Spring 2021 semester pass/fail grading policy using a Testudo web app, Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Ann G. Wylie announced today.
The University of Maryland was named a Top Producing Institution for the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs for 2020-21, according to rankings published Monday in The Chronicle of Higher Education. UMD was one of 17 colleges and universities in the country honored in both categories.
The University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll and George Washington University's Project on Middle East Political Science are sponsoring a new initiative to probe the assessments of scholars on the Middle East.
Student Entertainment Events is reimagining the UMD springtime tradition of Art Attack as a weeklong festival highlighted by a nightly variety show, Liv Brady, SEE's concerts director, announced Friday. Art Attack 2021, running April 26-30, will not have a concert, but will include all types of events, from DIY crafts to game shows, and each night will conclude with an outdoor movie showing and the student variety show competition.
A video by a cross-disciplinary quartet of Terps and a messaging campaign by a public health science major were among the winners announced yesterday of the University System of Maryland’s COVID Research & Innovation Task Force’s Public Health Challenge.
University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today: In the coming weeks, we will cross the one-year threshold since the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated remote instruction for the vast majority of our courses and telework for most of our operations. I want to thank all of you for your resilience and resolve during this challenging time.
The UMD women's lacrosse season opener at Johns Hopkins scheduled for Sunday has been postponed, Maryland Athletics announced today. The institutions mutually agreed to the decision out of an abundance of caution due to positive COVID-19 test results in the Blue Jays' program.
The UMD chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, one of the most prestigious national societies to recognize leadership, is accepting applications for the Spring 2021 semester. ODK brings together juniors, seniors and graduate students with outstanding faculty members to recognize campus leaders and to encourage other students to achieve.
University Health Center Director Dr. Spyridon S. Marinopoulos sent the following email to the campus community tonight: I hope everyone's semester is off to a healthy start. I'm writing today with a few critical updates and reminders, which are detailed within this email.
The university today implemented enhanced health precautions within La Plata Hall following a rise in positive COVID-19 cases there.
University President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today: I am pleased to announce the search committee for the university's next senior vice president and provost, who will be charged with ensuring excellence and diversity of programs, faculty and students across the entire university as our chief academic officer.
Virtual campus tours planned for Black History Month will underscore the positive and meaningful African American presence at the University of Maryland.
The University of Maryland Child Development Center opened to families this morning, providing a convenient new option for the university and local community, Carlo Colella, vice president for administration and finance, announced.
Three Maryland women’s lacrosse players were named preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse, the publication announced today: Lizzie Colson, Brindi Griffin and Grace Griffin.
The Do Good Institute will celebrate Black history this month in its ongoing speaker series The Leadership Exchange: Real Conversations with Leaders Making a Difference.
The Maryland-Michigan women’s basketball matchup scheduled for Sunday has been postponed due to an activity pause within the Wolverines’ athletic department.
The Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) is turning unoccupied parking spaces on campus during the pandemic into a temporary outdoor home for the arts. The DOTS Art Park initiative aims to foster creative expression by inviting UMD student artists and programs and departments to apply to create an installation or presentation that expresses their thoughts and feelings during this time.
The Do Good Institute and Office of International Affairs encourage students and recent alumni to apply by Feb. 5 to serve as a UMD nominee for the international Universitas21 (U21) RISE Showcase and Awards. Now in its second year, U21 RISE (Real Impact on Society & Environment) aims to showcase student achievement in sustainability and social innovation around the world.
Two University of Maryland deans—Bonnie Thornton Dill of the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) and Lucy Dalglish of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism—were reappointed to lead their colleges for another year beyond the end of their second regular five-year terms, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin announced today.
Five Terps were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association preseason All-America team, the organization announced this week: Jared Bernhardt, Bubba Fairman, Roman Puglise, Justin Shockey and Logan Wisnauskas.
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and CNN have established an endowed graduate fellowship honoring an alum and founding employee of the network, Dean Lucy A. Dalglish announced Thursday. The fellowship is funded by a $300,000 gift from CNN to honor Merrill College alum Richard "Rick" Davis M.A. ’84.
A University of Maryland researcher has developed a new variant of the much-heralded gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, an advance won its original discoverers a Nobel Prize in Chemistry last year and opened new paths in science.
Since its discovery in 1915, the giant dinosaur Spinosaurus has puzzled palaeontologists worldwide, with scientists last year suggesting it was an aquatic predator that used its large tail to swim and actively pursue fish in the water. New research from the University of Maryland and Queen Mary University of London reignites the debate, arguing in a study published today in the journal Palaeontologia Electronica that Spinosaurus was more like a giant, flightless heron or stork than an agile underwater hunter.
The Feb. 10 women's basketball matchup between No. 7 Maryland (11-2, 7-1 Big Ten) and Michigan State (9-2, 4-2) has been moved to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Xfinity Center, Maryland Athletics announced today. It will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Junior infielder Maxwell Costes was selected as a preseason first-team All-American, D1baseball.com announced Monday. Costes, who emerged as one of the premier first basemen in the Big Ten Conference during his COVID-shortened sophomore campaign, slashed .432/.620/.750 in 15 games last spring.
The Maryland women’s basketball game against Rutgers scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday has been postponed, Maryland Athletics announced Monday. The decision was mutually agreed upon out of an abundance of caution surrounding the health and safety of participants.
Applications are now being accepted for the University of Maryland’s "Shark Tank"-style event for student entrepreneurs, the Pitch Dingman Competition. Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors are invited to compete for a record $65,000 in startup money.
An interdisciplinary team from the University of Maryland has won a finalist slot in the U.S. Department of Energy’s second annual Solar District Cup. UMD was one of 35 teams from 34 collegiate institutions (progressing from the original 59 teams from 57 institutions) in the United States selected to advance to the finals and vie for solar victory in April.
The Division of Information Technology has begun work to improve networking equipment in South Campus Commons, Graduate Hills and Graduate Gardens apartments. This nearly $2 million upgrade will include more than 2,100 new wireless access points that support Wi-Fi 6, increased wireless coverage and density and expanded bandwidth.
The Maryland-Iowa women’s basketball matchup scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed, Maryland Athletics announced last night. Out of caution due to today’s inauguration activities in Washington, D.C., Iowa decided not to travel to Maryland.
University President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community this morning: Earlier this week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in making a joint statement about the upcoming inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the nation's 46th president.
The Maryland men’s basketball game against Nebraska scheduled for noon on Saturday has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 testing results among Tier 1 personnel in the Huskers’ program, Maryland Athletics announced today.
"Voice of the Maryland Terrapins" Johnny Holliday was named the 2020 Maryland Sportscaster of the Year, the National Sports Media Association announced today. Holliday, who also earned the honor in 2014 and 2018, is in his 42nd season as the beloved play-by-play voice of the University of Maryland's football and men's basketball teams.
Dr. Sacared Bodison, interim director of the University Health Center, and Dr. Spyridon Marinopolous, incoming director, sent the following email to the campus community today: We are writing to update you regarding the status of our COVID-19 vaccine efforts, in this follow-up to our letter sent in December.
Football Game vs. Michigan State Canceled After 21 Positive COVID Tests Among Terp Student Athletes, Staff
Saturday’s football game against Michigan State has been canceled following positive COVID-19 tests for 15 Terp student-athletes and six staff members from Dec. 10-16, Maryland Athletics announced today.
Dr. Sacared Bodison, interim director of the University Health Center, and Dr. Spyridon Marinopolous, incoming director, sent the following email to the campus community this afternoon: As you may know, COVID-19 vaccines will be available in 2021, and the University Health Center (UHC) is preparing for a safe and efficient vaccination plan for the UMD community.
George Dieter, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, and dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering from 1977–94, died Saturday at the age of 92.
The 25th annual Terp Toy Drive hosted by the UMD Department of Resident Life will make the holidays happier for dozens of local children.
University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today: I write today to share an update on the search for an associate vice president for finance and chief financial officer (AVP/CFO). The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need for a steady and experienced leader as we navigate the financial impact on our institution.
The University of Maryland College of Education is joining the AmeriCorps Schools of National Service program, an initiative launching Tuesday to support college access and accessibility. This new partnership reflects the college’s commitment to civic engagement and growing the teacher pipeline throughout Maryland.
A new grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will allow the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) to expand a drug overdose surveillance program to five hospitals outside Maryland.
UMD researchers have received $3 million in U.S. Department of Education grants to refine a coaching model that targets teachers’ literacy instruction to improve reading comprehension among middle school students. Work on the Adaptive Intervention Model (AIM) Coaching is supported by two complimentary grants: $1.4 million from the department’s Institute of Education Sciences and $1.6 million from Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Webinar to Reflect on 20th Anniversary of Graduation of UMD’s First Black Female Ph.D. Students in Mathematics
Two decades after they became the first cohort of Black women to earn doctoral degrees in mathematics at the University of Maryland, Tasha R. Inniss, Sherry E. Scott and Kimberly S. Weems will join their mentor and former chair of mathematics, Raymond Johnson, for a celebratory Zoom conversation at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21.
The Do Good Challenge application is now open to Terps who are advocating, fundraising, volunteering and/or developing solutions for pressing social issues.
No. 14 Maryland (3-1) women’s basketball added a matchup with James Madison (4-1) on Saturday, Dec. 19, the Terrapins announced Friday.
Registration is open through Dec. 15 for the fourth annual UMD Data Challenge, running Feb. 20-27. Students from the University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and U.S. Naval Academy are invited to participate in the data exploration event hosted by UMD’s College of Information Studies.
The Maryland women’s basketball team’s game against Mount St. Mary’s scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday has been canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Mountaineers’ program.
Dr. Sacared Bodison, University Health Center interim director, sent the following email to the campus community this afternoon: Testing remains a critical component of COVID-19 mitigation. As a reminder, we recommend that everyone on campus get tested for COVID-19 before winter break begins.
To better analyze COVID-19’s global impact on agricultural production and food security, University of Maryland researchers have led the creation of the new NASA Harvest COVID-19 Dashboard.
The University of Maryland raised nearly $200,000 for campus projects—more than double last year’s fundraising total—on Giving Tuesday, the global day of philanthropy that annually follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Upcoming games for the Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams have been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests in their opponents’ programs.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hiring a new director for Bias Incident Support Services (BISS) and invites the campus community to meet the four finalists for the position.
Saturday’s Terps football game against the University of Michigan has been canceled after a rising number of positive COVID-19 test results among Wolverines student-athletes, the Michigan Athletic Department announced today. The game will not be rescheduled.
The Maryland men’s basketball team will travel to Harrisonburg, Va., to play James Madison at 3 p.m. Saturday. The game was added as a replacement for UMD’s previously scheduled contest against Towson, which was supposed to take place Tuesday but was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test in the Tigers’ program.
Legendary Maryland men’s basketball player Len Bias was selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021, the organization announced yesterday.
Five University of Maryland faculty have been newly chosen as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of journals such as Science.
University President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today: I write to you today to commend the leadership of Black student leaders who have agreed to partner with me and other university leaders to pursue an anti-racist agenda here at the University of Maryland.
Maryland Athletics announced the launch of Terrapin Club+, a new online streaming platform featuring exclusive video content and programming for Terrapin Club members. Terrapin Club+ (TC+) debuts today with a free preview of two shows: "The Johnny Holliday Show" and "Behind the Play."
The Maryland football team will resume practices today in preparation for Saturday’s game at Indiana. It will be the first game since matchups with Ohio State and Michigan State were canceled amid a surge of positive COVID-19 test results within Maryland Athletics earlier this month, including for Head Coach Michael Locksley.
Maryland Athletics today canceled Saturday’s scheduled football game against Michigan State following new positive test results for COVID among student-athletes and staff, including Head Coach Michael Locksley. The game will not be rescheduled, with the announcement following the cancellation of last Saturday’s Ohio State matchup after earlier positive tests.
Dining Services said today that it will open a dining hall for the duration of Thanksgiving break, as well as serve a traditional holiday meal, to safely accommodate the estimated 1,200 students who will be staying on campus. The Diner in the Ellicott Community will welcome students on dining plans and with Dining Dollars as it offers a limited menu each day, Tuesday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 2.
The Phoenix Suns selected Terps All-American forward Jalen Smith with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft Wednesday evening.
The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday announced the Maryland men's basketball team's 2020-21 schedule, featuring home-and-home league matchups against No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 24 Rutgers, No. 25 Michigan, Purdue, Minnesota, Penn State and Nebraska.
The University of Maryland has joined an expanded national effort announced today to advance accessibility and educational opportunities for young people interested in computer science.
The Maryland men's and women's basketball teams released their 2020-21 non-conference schedules today. The Terrapin men will host six matchups, including a multi-team event, while the women will host three matchups at Xfinity Center.
Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE) is now accepting applications from undergraduate students interested in addressing power-based violence—such as sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment and stalking—through its Peer Educators and Outreach Peers programs.
The University of Maryland was named "Best Venue for Weddings" in the 2020 "Best Of" awards sponsored by marketing and membership organization Unique Venues.
Maryland Football has paused all team-related activities due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases in the Terrapins’ program, Maryland Athletics announced today. The Ohio State game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
The First Year Book Committee is accepting nominations for the 2021-22 First Year Book. As with all past First Year Books, the committee is looking for texts that relate to current events and important issues for the University of Maryland community to discuss.
This year, as part of a national program to encourage more first-generation college students, the University of Maryland community is invited to contribute to a new virtual bulletin board. Suggestions and tips posted there will help UMD's Student Success Office create a new website of resources and information for potential Terps who would be the first in their families to attend college.
Maryland Athletics announced on Friday an expansion of its student-athlete development program, with enhanced relationships with Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) and Team IMPACT and a new partnership with UMD’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The Phillips Collection, a partner of the University of Maryland, has launched a project to capture this unprecedented year in unique photography. "Community in Focus" aims to put together a collective portrait ﬁlled with human emotions that connect us all: bravery, humor, sadness, creativity and kindness.
Student Entertainment Events has rescheduled its 2020 Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Hasan Minhaj. The virtual event, initially planned for Oct. 29, will now be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 with a pre-show Jackbox game with the UMD community at 7:30 p.m.
A University of Maryland researcher is working to bring augmented and virtual reality training to manufacturing-industry workforces that now generally rely on low-tech employee training methods like videos and manuals, and face an increasing skills gap.
COVID-19 Reduces Comfort With In-Person Voting, Does Not Increase Confidence With Mail-in Voting, UMD Study Finds
Concerns about contracting the coronavirus are making voters wary of casting ballots in person, but they’re still not sold on voting by mail either, finds new research from the UMD Department of Government and Politics.
The University of Maryland is seeking applicants for the two candidates it may submit for student regent. The winning nominee systemwide will serve from July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023 on the Board of Regents, the governing board for the system’s 12 institutions of higher education, three regional higher education centers and one system office.
With Terp fans unable to attend games at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium this season due to COVID-19, Maryland Athletics is launching a new interactive pregame show. The Terps Tailgate Show will debut at 6:10 p.m. Friday ahead of UMD’s Homecoming game against Minnesota.
Good Neighbor Day, an annual event that brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park, has been rescheduled for Nov. 7. The organizers—the University of Maryland, the city of College Park and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission—are recruiting volunteers.
Eighteen faculty members from across the university will participate in the new Research Leaders Fellows Program, designed to help expand their impact and compete for significant multidisciplinary awards, the Division of Research announced today. Announced by UMD President Darryll J. Pines in his first message to the campus, the program is designed to lead to cross-disciplinary teams and projects that create major impacts in areas of research critical to society.
University of Maryland geographers are investigating how sea ice is rapidly disappearing in the Arctic by using the latest satellite-based technology to measure detailed changes in individual melt ponds, ridges, cracks and floes.
The University of Maryland and U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have announced a $22.8 million agreement to accelerate cutting-edge additive manufacturing materials and technology, aiming at helping the Army more efficiently and cost-effectively produce equipment with enhanced capabilities for service members.
The Prince George’s County Health Department will host a pop-up mobile COVID-19 testing site behind the Hotel at the University of Maryland, 7878 Diamondback Drive, from 9-11 a.m. Friday. No appointments or insurance is needed, but identification is required. Walk-ups and drive-through clients are welcome. Anyone with health insurance must present an insurance card, but there will be no out-of-pocket cost or copayment regardless of insurance status.
President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today: We are entering a crucial phase in our ongoing battle against the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. The cooler temperatures will keep us indoors more often, our immune systems will be tested by the traditional flu season, and all of us face the fatigue of the pandemic’s seventh month.
Maryland Athletics, in partnership with sports software company FanThreeSixty, yesterday launched the One Maryland mobile app, a one-stop shop for all things Terrapin Athletics, including the latest news, schedules, rosters, stats, scores and content from all 20 sports programs.
President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to faculty and staff this afternoon: Today, I write to you with an update to the previously announced budget mitigation plans aimed at lessening the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our university. Upon a review of the temporary salary reduction portion of the mitigation measures, we are implementing a revision to exclude any portion of salary supported by sponsored awards.
Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin sent the following email to the campus community today: I am writing to you today to share some updates regarding the academic calendar for the fall semester and winter term.
University of Maryland Astronomers Find X-rays Lingering Years After Landmark Neutron Star Collision
A new start-to-finish view of a neutron star merger—the most complete such process ever observed—rewrites the way scientists understand these events. A UMD-led study of the event was published today in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. In the three years since the landmark detection of a neutron star merger from gravitational waves, an international team of researchers led by University of Maryland astronomer Eleonora Troja has been continuously monitoring the subsequent radiation emissions.
The Big Ten Conference announced the first week of the 2020 football schedule with dates, times and television coverage in addition to selected Friday games for the season. Maryland opens the 2020 season at Northwestern at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, a game that will air on the Big Ten Network. It will be the Terps’ first-ever trip to Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.
For a millennium, the Atlantic cod has played a vital role in feeding societies, developing markets and facilitating trade for coastal and inland communities throughout the Atlantic. Now, armed with a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers from the University of Maryland Department of Anthropology and collaborators from the University of Alaska, the University of Iceland the University of Akureyri will examine how this fish and other Atlantic species have evolved, as well as their changing relationship with humans and the environment.
University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines and Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin sent the following email to faculty today: Our students have asked the administration several times if we would be willing to cancel classes in honor of Election Day. In discussion with deans and other unit heads, the general consensus was that this might disrupt both in-person instruction and virtual learning.
University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to faculty and staff today: In my short time as president of the University of Maryland, we have all faced challenging moments—from the two pandemics of COVID-19 and the long-festering wounds of racial injustice, to the challenges of starting classes both virtually and in-person. As we proceed with the fall semester, I now ask you to turn your attention to people who need our help.
University of Maryland scientists have developed a method to determine the structures of large RNA molecules at high resolution, overcoming a challenge that has limited 3D analysis and imaging of RNA to only small molecules and pieces of RNA for the past 50 years.
The Review Committee for the Pepsi Enhancement Fund is seeking proposals for program funding for the Spring 2021 semester. A $50,000 fund, provided by PepsiCo, will underwrite the cost of programs that broadly affect the campus population.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj will headline Student Entertainment Events’ (SEE’s) 2020 Homecoming Comedy Show at the University of Maryland on Oct. 29.
In two zoom sessions this fall, the University of Maryland will provide an overview of its Elevate Project to upgrade computing systems used for everything from registering for classes to tracking university finances and filling out timesheets. Over the coming years, the project will transition the university from older mainframe systems—many of which were designed more than 20 years ago—to a modern cloud-based solution.
Fourteen Terps student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 during the most recent round of on-campus screening, Maryland Athletics announced today. Ten were already in quarantine.
As anti-vaccination discourse ramped up on Facebook over the last decade, it coalesced around the argument that refusing to vaccinate is a civil right, according to a study including a University of Maryland public health researcher that was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
University of Maryland entomologists have discovered that a gene critical for survival in other insects is missing in mosquitoes. A related gene evolved to take over the missing gene’s job of properly arranging the insect’s segmented body.
Thirteen Terps coaches and Athletic Director Damon Evans have volunteered to take additional pay cuts, Maryland Athletics announced today. Every Terrapin head coach who receives supplemental pay has agreed to up to an additional 10% voluntary pay cut, on top of the university-imposed base pay salary reduction. Evans will take an additional voluntary pay cut of 10% from his supplemental pay.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $1 million to a University of Maryland-led team of researchers to develop a quantum network to interconnect quantum computers, an important step toward development of a quantum internet.
Dr. Sacared Bodison, interim director of the University Health Center, sent the following email to the university community yesterday: Testing continues to be an important tool we are using to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the university community today: We knew we could count on 2020 to be a significant year for American democracy, marked by both the decennial census and a presidential election. We, as a nation, did not anticipate two pandemics in 2020—that at the same time we would battle a global public health crisis and confront racial injustice that has plagued our nation throughout history.
All University of Maryland students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a unique series of virtual Presidential Distinguished Forums featuring renowned experts working at the forefront of today's most pressing issues. The forums are part of university President Darryll J. Pines’ new course, "Grand Challenges of Our Time," taking on the topics of COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, voter access and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jewel M. Washington, assistant vice president for human resources, sent the following email to the campus community today: Now that our fall semester is well under way, I am writing to provide an update on several important topics.
The University Health Center is hosting Flu-Palooza Week through Friday to encourage students to get vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will likely spread this fall and winter, making it more important than ever to get vaccinated from seasonal flu.
A new $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will support University of Maryland-led research on how family-school collaborations that build on the strengths of multilingual families and teachers might improve math learning for multilingual students.
The 2020 Homecoming Committee is seeking nominating students for the Spirit of Maryland Award. The award is presented annually, in lieu of a traditional homecoming king or queen honoree, to two members of the senior class who through their achievements have most exemplified the "spirit" of the University of Maryland.
Rapid economic growth, geopolitical turmoil, trade tensions, a global pandemic and widespread flooding are all contributing to concerns about China’s ability to feed its population of 1.4 billion. New research from the UMD Department of Geographical Sciences and Beijing Normal University is helping to gauge the severity of the problem and validate information reported by China.
The Scripps Howard Foundation has pledged up to $1.5 million to establish a fellowship program in honor of journalist and news executive Roy W. Howard, open exclusively to journalists who have completed studies at the Howard Centers for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University and the University of Maryland.
The University of Maryland’s updated 2020 football schedule, which features nine games against conference opponents, was released today by the Big Ten. Maryland opens its 2020 season on Oct. 24 with its first-ever trip to Evanston, Ill., to face Northwestern. The Terps begin their home slate the following week against Minnesota on Oct. 31, before traveling to play Penn State on Nov. 7.
The Department of Resident Life sent the following email today to students living in residence halls: The health and safety of our community is our fundamental priority. We are committed to on-going work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement (CDCE) will award grants this fall to student organizations working to increase civic engagement and improve voting accessibility for the 2020 elections.
Jeff Hollingsworth, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, and Georgina Dodge, vice president for diversity and inclusion, sent the following email to the campus community today: We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for our limited in-person instruction this semester, and virtually for remote instruction and rich co-curricular activities.
Dr. Sacared Bodison, interim director of the University Health Center, sent the following email to campus today: Thank you for being attentive to your health and the health of others in our community. Testing is a critical component for managing the spread of COVID-19. While many universities are not offering free testing in an ongoing way, at the University of Maryland we feel it is an essential strategy and tool to help keep our community as safe and well as possible.
The COVID-19 pandemic is fueling xenophobia against Chinese Americans, with parents and youths reporting racial discrimination and damage to their mental health, according to a new study from University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore County researchers. This study, the first to examine online and in-person instances of perceived racial discrimination due to the novel coronavirus, was published online this month in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
First Look Fair, one of the most popular fall traditions at the University of Maryland, is for the first time going virtual. The event, hosted by the Stamp Student Union’s Student Organization Resource Center, will host more than 400 student clubs and organizations, departments and corporate sponsors so students can gather information about what interests them, learn how to get involved, and connect with other students with similar interests.
University of Maryland has canceled all in-person study abroad programs for the Spring 2021 semester, out of concern for health ...
LGBTQ+ students are reporting high rates of emotional and psychological distress, substance use and difficulty meeting basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey led by John P. Salerno, UMD doctoral student in behavioral and community health. The national survey of 565 undergraduate and graduate LGBTQ+ students from May to August found that 65% met the clinical criteria for moderate or severe psychological distress. Forty-three percent had lost their job, while 25% reported that their grades
The University of Maryland is giving away two free face coverings to students as part of its efforts "4 Maryland" to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., students can pick up masks from tents outside of three locations: the Physical Sciences Complex, Tawes Plaza and Xfinity Center.
A three-year, $616,700 grant from the Army Research Office will fund a University of Maryland-led team examining how intelligence analysts can improve their work by incorporating artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled systems. AI could help review greater volumes of material, help extract key findings and assemble them into actionable intelligence, while aiding in the accuracy and efficiency of analysts’ work. But increased use of AI might also have drawbacks.
With consumer trends moving toward antibiotic-free animal agriculture, selecting disease-resistant livestock has become a priority for both animal welfare and production. Now, a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture will help researchers led by Li Ma, an associate professor of animal and avian sciences, analyze millions of cattle breeding records to identify genes and underlying mechanism for disease resistance in dairy cattle.
University of Maryland students, faculty and staff are invited to join President Darryll J. Pines and Vice President for Administration and Finance Carlo Colella tomorrow to learn about and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the university’s budget.
Jeff Hollingsworth, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, sent the following email to the campus community today: We are all adapting to learn and work during the COVID-19 pandemic while striving to keep our community safe and healthy. Today I am pleased to announce new ways that technologies developed by the Division of IT, in consultation with the University Health Center, can help us all stay healthy.
New COVID Tests Required for Students Living On, Near Campus, and All Coming to Campus as of Sept. 14
Dr. Sacred Bodison, interim director of the University Health Center, sent the following message to the campus community today: As we continue the gradual reopening of campus, with the expectation that in-person undergraduate education will begin on Sept. 14, this email provides important updates about testing requirements and your next opportunity for COVID-19 testing on campus.
Terps athletics training has been suspended after on-campus COVID-19 screenings by the University Health Center on Monday and Tuesday returned 46 positive results for 501 student-athletes tested, affecting 10 teams, Maryland Athletics announced this evening. The suspension is a precautionary measure pending the results of a screening scheduled for Sept. 8.
In an email to campus today, University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines, Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo and Dr. Sacred Bodison, interim director of the University Health Center, said resuming in-person instruction as planned on Sept. 14 could depend on vigilance against COVID-19 during the extended Labor Day holiday weekend.
The University of Maryland Academic Achievement Programs has received a $2,355,070 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its counseling and academic services for low-income and first-generation participants. The grant is nearly $80,000 larger than the last award. "We are thrilled—this grant boost means we’ll be able to help more students with underrepresented backgrounds but high academic potential achieve high academic performance," said Jerry L. Lewis, executive director of Academic Achievement Programs (AAP).
As the arrival of COVID-19 caused millions to lose their jobs and the federal government to enact an eviction moratorium, the University of Maryland’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism today released a package of stories published in news outlets nationwide examining whether that ban successfully kept people from becoming homeless.
The Quantum Technology Center (QTC)—a joint venture between the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences—today entered into an education partnership agreement with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to identify and pursue quantum technology research opportunities. The new partnership with NRL is focused on advancing quantum information science for applications relevant to national defense, and will involve exchanges of expertise and samples; collaborations in experimental, theoretical and educational work; mutual research proposals; and the exchange of researchers.
The University of Maryland has been nominated in two categories in the 2020 "Best Of" awards competition sponsored by Unique Venues, an organization for event planning. UMD is on the ballot for "Best Venue for Youth Retreats & Camps" and "Best Venue for Weddings."
A portion of Campus Drive that had closed to make way for the light-rail Purple Line has reopened to vehicle traffic and pedestrians. Campus Drive east of Baltimore Avenue at the underpass near the College Park Metro station closed in April until Aug. 23.
Supported by two recent grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a University of Maryland research team will partner with the South African Medical Research Council to focus on how disease stigma affects tuberculosis (TB) and HIV patients in South Africa, home to the largest number of people living with HIV/AIDS and one of the highest rates of TB globally. The same community health workers deployed to interact with HIV and TB patients are now charged with doing home-based testing for COVID-19, which is prevalent and increasing in South Africa.
The University of Maryland has launched a new glass recycling collection program, part of a partnership with colleagues at a county facility in Northern Virginia that aims to maximize the value of the material.
Vice President for Administration and Finance Carlo Colella, Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo and Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin sent the following email to the campus community today: We are hearing from students, faculty and staff who want to work together to hold each other accountable for achieving the goal of successfully completing fall semester with in-person instruction and other academic and social experiences.
Dr. Sacared Bodison, interim director of the University Health Center, sent the following email to the campus community today: Testing is an essential tool in managing the spread of COVID-19, and as more students, faculty and staff physically return to campus, I wanted to clarify testing expectations for all members of our campus community. All students who are physically returning to campus or the College Park area must have a pre-arrival and post-arrival COVID-19 test.
Andrea Goodwin, director of the Office of Student Conduct, sent the following email to students today: Over the past several weeks you have received a lot of communication from campus about the 4 Maryland Commitment, healthy behaviors and compliance. As a result, I have received many questions about what will happen if students fail to adhere to the 4 Maryland guidelines.
The University of Maryland is giving away two free face coverings to students as part of its efforts "4 Maryland" to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today: Over the past week, several prominent academic institutions were forced to pull back from their return-to-campus plans due to outbreaks of COVID-19 and the evolving pandemic. Positive cases on college campuses have been measurably linked to attending large gatherings or house parties.
A federal $300,000 grant has been awarded to the U.S. Economic Development Administration-supported University Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and Morgan State University (UMD-Morgan EDA Center) to help Maryland small businesses respond to the devastating economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci envisioned a craft that flew using a single helix-shaped propeller—the aerial screw—viewed by many as the first vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) machine ever designed. In 2020, University of Maryland aerospace engineering graduate students won first place and undergraduates took second place in the Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) 37th Annual Student Design Competition, which challenged students from across the world to reimagine da Vinci’s design.
A team of researchers at the University of Maryland and Texas A&M University has identified the structure of "blue whirls," small, spinning blue flames that produce almost no soot when they burn and are a potential new avenue for low-emission combustion.
The University of Maryland will transition its on-campus research operations to Phase 2, or "immediate presence," on Aug. 24, Vice President for Research Laurie E. Locascio wrote in an email to staff and faculty today. Researchers who are able to continue to do their research remotely should do so and not return to campus at this time.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to University of Maryland researchers to provide decision-making tools to colleges and universities during the coronavirus pandemic and for any similar scenarios in the future.
The University of Maryland announced yesterday that all UMD students must take a COVID-19 test after arriving for the fall semester, in addition to the testing required of all students, faculty and staff within 14 days before they come to campus, following University System of Maryland guidance.
Three upcoming online workshops from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) will explore how instructors can incorporate antiracist teaching practices and tackle potentially uncomfortable discussions in a classroom setting.
The Department of Resident Life will release appointments for moving into residence halls tomorrow, and has extended the deadline for canceling an On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement for the 2020-21 academic year through noon on Wednesday.
The Stamp Student Union has reopened, featuring a renovated and expanded University Book Center. Grab a Starbucks coffee, lunch to go or a scoop at the Maryland Dairy.
University of Maryland Head Football Coach Michael Locksley today announced the formation of the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches (NCMFC), which he founded to remove roadblocks, increase awareness and spur action toward fair and equitable hiring at all levels of football.
The Big Ten Conference today released the University of Maryland’s revised 2020 football schedule, which features 10 games against conference opponents, and acknowledged the continued work needed to control the novel coronavirus on campuses and in communities nationwide.
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to a University of Maryland researcher who is breaking new ground in the effort to synthesize drugs.
An on-campus screening of 227 student-athletes and athletics staff members for COVID-19 on July 27 yielded no positive test results, ...
Agricultural economists at the University of Maryland have been awarded nearly $500,000 by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) to lead a multi-institutional investigation into the legal, economic and policy implications of solar power production on rural or agricultural land.
An on-campus screening of 192 student-athletes and athletics staff members for COVID-19 on July 20 resulted in no positive test results, Maryland Athletics announced today.
A group of Black counseling psychologists and colleagues across the nation, including one from the University of Maryland, has organized three weeks of personal and professional development for academics to learn about racism and practice accountability and collective action.
Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin and Vice President for Administration and Finance Carlo Colella sent the following email to staff members today:
Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin and Vice President for Administration and Finance Carlo Colella sent the following email to the campus community today:
Maryland Athletics today launched the "VoTERP" initiative, a campaign to provide student-athletes and staff with nonpartisan resources to educate, activate and vote.
University President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today:
The Big Ten Network will again air 24 hours of solely Maryland programming tomorrow, featuring 13 games across 11 sports and highlighted by the BTN debut of two classic Terp games from 1984.
The University of Maryland will make SAT and ACT scores optional for the spring and fall 2021 freshman and transfer application processes, the Office of Enrollment Management announced today.
University of Maryland Libraries is now among 10 Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries to join the Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment (CADRE), which provides researchers access to secure, high-quality data on academic research, publication trends and patents in all knowledge domains.
Voluntary Football Training Suspended After 9 Student-Athletes, Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19
Maryland Athletics, as part of a gradual, phased approach to the return of student-athletes to campus, is working with the University Health Center to conduct regular COVID-19 testing. In preparation for this ongoing testing period, it worked with state, county and university health officials to develop appropriate protocols in the event of positive test results, including education, contact identification and tracing, and self-isolation.
A University of Maryland computer science student was one of six winners from around the state in the University System of Maryland (USM) COVID App Challenge, a competition launched in late May by the USM COVID Research and Innovation Task Force to develop innovative mobile software to solve a COVID-19-related problem.
The University of Missouri has made moderate progress in improving diversity, equity and inclusion since its 2015-16 racial crisis, but must continue to address trauma and tensions on the campus, according to a new report by the American Council on Education (ACE) co-written by a University of Maryland professor.
Maryland Athletics today shared the following statement from the Big Ten Conference.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed the University of Maryland’s accreditation, following a nearly yearlong review.
Non-industrialized societies from centuries past have tightened or loosened their social rules depending on external threats, just as industrialized ones today do, a new study has found.
The university is offering voluntary COVID-19 testing to all faculty, staff and students on July 14 and 15, Jewel Washington, assistant vice president for University Human Resources, said in an email today.
From laws banning panhandling to bulldozers and firehoses clearing encampments, a new project from University of Maryland student journalists and partners nationwide is showing how homelessness is frequently criminalized and leads to a cycle of arrests and fines that make emerging from crisis almost impossible.
No student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19 during an initial on-campus screening of 105 student-athletes earlier this month, Maryland Athletics announced yesterday.
The Big Ten Network will air 24 hours of solely Maryland programming on Tuesday, featuring 16 games across six sports and highlighted by the television debut of "Unlocked," the behind-the-scenes documentary showcasing UMD football.
With their reliance on color to find food and dazzle potential mates, escape predators and navigate diverse terrain, it’s no surprise birds have excellent color vision. New research that includes a University of Maryland biologist shows that hummingbirds can even see colors that combine the visible spectrum with ultraviolet light.
Fentanyl tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at two Baltimore hospital emergency departments, suggesting that hospitals and medical systems throughout the United States consider adding the potent synthetic opioid to their routine drug testing panels, new University of Maryland research has found.
University of Maryland geophysicists who analyzed thousands of recordings of echoes from the boundary between Earth’s molten core and the solid mantle layer above it have discovered more widespread, heterogenous structures—areas of unusually dense, hot rock—at the core-mantle boundary than previously known.
University of Maryland researchers will lead a five-year, $10-million project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to help farmers in the Corn Belt maximize crop production.
The University of Maryland tested 251 employees and students for COVID-19 yesterday and Monday in a first-of-its-kind effort on campus.
A plan to resume research activities on the Maryland campus remains in Phase 0, a planning and preparation phase to ready the campus for the resumption of laboratory work, Vice President for Research Laurie Locascio said in an email today to the UMD community.
A $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help a UMD researcher answer a longstanding question in biology: How do cells go from being stationary to motile—that is, able to move around the body to perform various functions?
The University System of Maryland (USM) COVID Research & Innovation Task Force yesterday announced a competition inviting its community to develop apps that solve problems related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Seven seniors were named Maryland’s top undergraduate researchers of the year. Nominated by faculty for the awards, which are sponsored by the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research and the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the students receive $1,000 prizes. This year, their substantial accomplishments are being celebrated virtually.
Vice President for Research Laurie Locascio will host a virtual Town Hall at 2 p.m. tomorrow to discuss the planning and preparation for restarting research activities at the University of Maryland.
The university’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE) will sponsor the lighting up of the Memorial Chapel with red illuminating lights on the evenings of Friday through Sunday to celebrate University of Maryland students' graduation.
Jewel M. Washington, assistant vice president for human resources, provided new information to faculty and staff yesterday, updating her guidance issued on April 6 related to employee compensation and recording leave on timesheets that is set to expire on May 22.
The University of Maryland will continue operating under severe research restrictions through at least June 1, following Prince George’s County’s extension of a stay-at-home order through that date, Vice President for Research Laurie E. Locascio announced in an email this afternoon.
The University of Maryland invites Spring 2020 graduates to share photos, videos and messages of memories, experiences and hope with fellow Terps using the hashtag #UMDgrad on social media for the opportunity to be included in the virtual commencement ceremony on May 22.
University President Wallace D. Loh and other UMD leaders will host a virtual town hall for the university community at 3 p.m. today.
A student startup with an invention that could sprout three pounds of nutritionally dense baby greens a week won the top prize in the 2020 AgEnterprise Challenge, an annual pitch competition by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources—presented online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have some free time on your hands with social distancing? The Office of Community Engagement suggests putting your TikTok-inspired creativity to use in its Count Me In Video Challenge.
The University of Maryland has extended severe research restrictions until May 15 to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Vice President for Research Laurie E. Locascio wrote in an email yesterday to the campus community.
A senior majoring in Arabic studies has been named the University of Maryland’s first James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Hip-hop artist Kota The Friend will join Student Entertainment Events (SEE) for a Facebook Live Q&A at 5 p.m. tomorrow to discuss his latest album and the release of his new song.
Leyla Merlo ’19, who graduated with a degree in public health science, has been awarded the USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship. It provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships and professional development activities to prepare for a career in the USAID Foreign Service. Merlo is one of nine fellows selected from across the nation and UMD’s first recipient of this award.
Two Terps football players will join the Pittsburgh Steelers following their selection in the 2020 NFL draft on Saturday. The team took running back Anthony McFarland Jr. in the fourth round with the No. 124th overall pick and defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr. in the sixth round with pick No. 198.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is encouraging the UMD community to vote online for the Audience Choice Award in its annual AgEnterprise Challenge.
Maryland women’s basketball guard Kaila Charles was selected by the Connecticut Sun in the second round of the WNBA draft on Friday night.
In order to virtually bring people together and answer questions about the University of Maryland’s ongoing response to COVID-19, the Division of Student Affairs will host an online conversation from 3:30–5 p.m. tomorrow.
Amid the flood of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, UMD’s Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) is striving to spread a little joy.
A portion of Campus Drive will close on or around Sunday as part of ongoing Purple Line construction.
University of Maryland researchers are joining with more than a dozen other universities in the United States and Canada, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia to launch a global study of how undergraduate and graduate students are using media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Star UMD men’s basketball forward Jalen Smith will enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining NCAA eligibility, he announced yesterday.
The University of Maryland aims to have all prorated refunds for room and board, parking, athletics and some other fees posted to student accounts by April 30, according to an email to students today from Student Cashiering and Financial Services.
While the University of Maryland operates under severe research restrictions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Vice President for Research Laurie Locascio will host a virtual town hall and panel discussion on Zoom from 1-2 p.m. tomorrow to discuss research administration, funding and other topics.
Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the UMD Office of General Counsel is reminding Terp community members who are facing hardship that they may qualify for pro bono legal assistance.
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will hold an online panel discussion from 7–8 p.m. tomorrow about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sports world.
As COVID-19 cases skyrocket in the National Capitol Region, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order set to take effect at 8 p.m. today.
As the university shifts today to all-online learning, students will have free access to virtual textbooks from the University Book Center through the rest of the semester, the Stamp Student Union announced yesterday.
UMD Libraries, in collaboration with libraries around the globe, is providing free access to research information and data about the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic to support scientists and other experts working to counter this threat and head off future outbreaks.
University Human Resources Offers Guidance on Timesheets, Payment to Non-Teleworking Faculty and Staff
In an email today to university employees, Jewel M. Washington, assistant vice president for human resources, urged those who do not need to report to campus to continue to stay home and to telework, if possible. She also provided the following updated guidance on payment and filling out timesheets for employees who cannot telework or report to work, and are eligible for administrative leave:
A $10,000 gift from Northrop Grumman is supporting the continued production of hand sanitizer in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering labs, filling a crucial need for first responders and others.
The UMD Presidential Transition Team will postpone its work, including planned listening sessions, due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Darryll J. Pines, dean and Farvardin Professor at the A. James Clark School of Engineering, who will lead the university starting July 1.
Tomorrow, Dr. Boris Lushniak, dean of the School of Public Health, will be live on Instagram answering questions from members of the university community about COVID-19.
Darryll J. Pines, who will succeed Wallace D. Loh to become UMD’s next president in July, introduced a new website with information on his transition and a way for campus community members to offer solutions and ideas.
The Big Ten champion Maryland women’s basketball team ended the 2019–20 season ranked in the top five in all three national polls. The Terrapins are No. 3 in the final RPI ranking, No. 4 in the final Associated Press poll and No. 5 in the final USA Today/WBCA Division I Coaches Top 25.
As the university prepares to move course instruction online after spring break, the Division of Information Technology (DIT) is gauging students’ access to off-campus technology and familiarity the university’s web-based learning platform through a new online survey.
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore and the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences in College Park are starting an online master’s degree program to prepare public safety officials for careers in a field that is rapidly changing with technology advances, the rise of social media and increased public scrutiny.
New research from UMD’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) could help authorities better head off plans for chemical and biological attacks by identifying commonalities among violent non-state actors who pursue such methods.
The university announced the following upcoming road closures on and around campus due to continuing work on the light-rail Purple Line.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan last night announced three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, Md.
Robert Briber, professor of materials science and engineering, will become interim dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering on April 1 after Dean Darryll J. Pines steps down to prepare to become the next University of Maryland president in July, Provost and Senior Vice President Mary Ann Rankin announced in an email yesterday to campus leaders.
Terp Young Scholars, a UMD program that invites academically talented high school students to experience campus life and earn college credit, was named to TeenLife’s Top 100 Most Popular Summer Programs list for 2020.
Members of the campus community now have the option to include pronouns and name pronunciation in the university’s digital portal for turning in assignments, completing quizzes and communicating with instructors.
As novel coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, the university today announced the cancellation of all Education Abroad programs for spring break 2020 and for summer session 2020.
Coronavirus Prompts Suspension of Education Abroad in Italy; Returning Students Asked to Self-quarantine
The university yesterday canceled Education Abroad programs in Italy after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against nonessential travel to the country as novel coronavirus cases continue to multiply.
The state Senate yesterday unanimously passed a resolution praising UMD’s College of Education for "100 years of creating knowledgeable and transformative educators, who improve communities throughout Maryland and the world."
The University of Maryland has suspended Education Abroad programs in South Korea this semester in light of growing novel coronavirus risk in that country, Mary Ann Rankin, provost and senior vice president, announced yesterday in a campuswide email.
Researchers at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and the University of Maryland have received $850,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance our understanding of how fungi such as powdery mildew infect plants, including food crops, and how plants fight back.
The University of Maryland has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright students by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for 2019-20. UMD was ranked among 45 top-producing research institutions in the nation.
UMD’s annual spring concert is undergoing a redesign this year in an effort to revamp and increase attendance at Art Attack, Student Entertainment Events (SEE) announced yesterday.
The Office of Community Engagement is seeking volunteers to serve as team leaders or environmental ambassadors on Good Neighbor Day, the annual community day of service in College Park to beautify shared spaces and engage in sustainable practices.
A $50,000 grant from the Edward St. John Foundation to the Maryland Blended Reality Center (MBRC) will support the use of new immersive technologies for education, humanitarian purposes and social change.
A University of Maryland researcher has received a $2.6 million federal grant to develop a suite of computational tools for use in reconstructing DNA segments, which could ultimately help scientists better understand the role that certain microbes have in human health and disease.
The University of Maryland received $1.16 million for an endowed professorship through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund, a state program created to spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at Maryland colleges and universities, Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Friday.
The University of Maryland has stopped authorizing travel to China until further notice, and suspended Education Abroad programming in China for undergraduates for Spring 2020 due to concern about the outbreak of coronavirus in China and its spread abroad, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin said yesterday in an email to the campus community.
University Libraries Wins 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for Digital Humanities, Outreach
The University of Maryland is one of three recipients of the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The award recognizes college and university library programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the institution’s educational mission.
An $800,000 federal grant will support research by experts at the Robert H. Smith School of Business to determine if data science can predict and detect physician fraud.
A $1.5 million award by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will fund a UMD researcher’s study of the complex behavior of electrons in quantum materials.
A gift from a University of Maryland alumni couple has allowed for the launch of an endowed journalism scholarship this semester.
The Philadelphia-based entertainment company MilkBoy and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center released the following statement on Saturday regarding MilkBoy ArtHouse, the restaurant and music venue located at 7416 Baltimore Ave.
The Department of Resident Life has extended its annual Terp Toy Drive through Friday, encouraging UMD students, parents and faculty to donate and help spread holiday cheer in the local community.
The University of Maryland will once again chase solar victory next October at Solar Decathlon Middle East 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Maryland is the only team representing the United States in the competition, and will go head-to-head against 19 other collegiate teams from around the world to create a high-performance, affordable, net-positive home powered entirely by the sun.
Students, faculty, staff and residents of College Park can share their thoughts and experiences on living and working in the community through a new survey launched by the College Park City-University Partnership.
University of Maryland astronomers have made the most complete and detailed observations to date of the formation and dissipation of a naturally occurring comet outburst.
UMD’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE) honored community and university partners last night during its annual Making a Difference Awards ceremony.
University of Maryland researchers, supported by a $1 million award from the Spencer Foundation, will investigate inequality in public and private investments in children from different backgrounds, and recommend interventions to reduce racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps and improve outcomes for underserved youth.
A worldwide team of scientists that includes two University of Maryland geographers has projected further growth of global climate emissions in 2019 in an annual report outlining the current picture of the global carbon cycle.
Three researchers in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) have won an award of nearly $1 million to develop artificial intelligence that will improve the decision-making capabilities and contextual awareness of robots working cooperatively.
The University of Maryland ranks among the top five quantum computing research universities in the United States and among the top 12 in the world, according to The Quantum Daily, a quantum computing news website.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a multi-institutional team that includes a UMD business professor to help develop an open knowledge database to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses.
The University of Maryland has selected Roots Africa as its representative for the 2019 Universitas21 (U21) RISE Showcase and Awards.
Terps sports fans can also give back to those in need this weekend at the annual A.J. Francis Canned Food Drive at all Maryland Athletics home events.
Terps staying in College Park this Thanksgiving can enjoy a festive holiday meal with a quick jaunt up Baltimore Avenue. In partnership with the University of Maryland’s Office of Community Engagement, the local Taqueria Habanero is hosting a free community Thanksgiving meal from 2–5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
The University of Maryland’s Education Abroad programs ranked No. 20 nationally for the number of students participating in a semester-long study abroad program, according to rankings released yesterday by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. State Department.
The University of Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse teams both earned recognition in Inside Lacrosse magazine’s new "Best of the Decade" edition. Men’s Head Coach John Tillman was named Coach of the Decade, while women’s Head Coach Cathy Reese took home the honor on the women’s side. Also from the women’s team, Taylor Cummings (2013–16) was named Midfielder of the Decade, Megan Douty (2012–15) was named Defender of the Decade, and the program overall was named Program of the Decade.
An interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with the Maryland Robotics Center on Tuesday took second place in the autonomous drone racing event at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Macau.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $400,000 to Kathleen Vogel, an associate professor in the School of Public Policy and senior fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, for the study, "The Social and Ethical Implications of Human Germline Genome Editing."
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism and NPR were named the 2019 recipients of the National Press Foundation’s Innovative Storytelling Award yesterday for the first project by the new Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, "Code Red: Baltimore’s Climate Divide."
The Robert H. Smith School of Business full-time MBA program climbed to No. 26 (from 35th in 2018) in Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019–20.
As the flu season approaches, the University Health Center reminds the campus community of important ways to stay healthy, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Flu Preventive Steps.
Terps fans cheering on the men's and women's basketball teams at their season-opening games yesterday might’ve noticed a few new features at the Xfinity Center.
As part of the university’s recently launched MoistureWatch program, Facilities Management this month will enhance efforts to address concerns about moisture and humidity by replacing 50 manual sensors with "smart" sensors to collect a larger sample of data.
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents is seeking student regent nominations for 2020–21 and 2020–22. The University of Maryland, College Park, along with the system’s other institutions, can nominate up to two candidates, with online applications due Monday at 5 p.m.
The United States has seen a surge in street protests since President Donald Trump’s election nearly three years ago, but current methods for studying this form of social activism are struggling to keep pace, sociology Professor Dana Fisher argues in a paper published yesterday in Sciences Advances.
A new University of Maryland training program for early career STEM education researchers, supported by a $1M grant from the National Science Foundation, aims to strengthen researchers’ design, measurement and analysis skills.
The University of Maryland has joined 164 colleges and universities across the nation to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
A research team including University of Maryland physicists observed a rare phenomenon called re-entrant superconductivity in the material uranium ditelluride. ...
The Faculty and Staff Community Campaign, an annual effort among campus employees to focus their collective philanthropy on needy causes in the state, kicks off today.
A National Institutes of Health grant will fund University of Maryland-led research to examine whether retention rates in opioid use disorder (OUD) recovery programs improve with the involvement of peer recovery coaches: trained individuals who have experience with OUD.
University Human Resources will hold its annual health benefits open enrollment fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Stamp Student Union’s Colony Ballroom.
Registration opens today for the university’s sixth annual Homecoming Office Decorating Competition.
The annual College Park Day at the College Park Aviation Museum from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday will feature live entertainment from Maryland students and local talent, a huge variety of food from restaurants and vendors, and family-friendly activities.
The University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute and Office of International Affairs encourage students and recent alumni to apply by Sunday to win UMD’s nomination for the international Universitas21 (U21) RISE Competition.
The University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) has launched the Science Academy to provide graduate ...
In a letter last week, Provost and Senior Vice President Mary Ann Rankin reminded the campus community about preparations for Friday’s night game against Penn State, when 50,000 fans and guests are expected to pack Maryland Stadium for the 8 p.m. kickoff.
M&T Bank will soon open a full-service branch at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life and support student programming through a new partnership announced yesterday.
The 2019 Homecoming Committee is seeking nominations for the Spirit of Maryland Award, an honor presented annually in lieu of a traditional homecoming king or queen.
Ralph Friedgen, who restored the Maryland football program to national relevance during his tenure as head coach from 2001–10, will be honored on the field during the first half when UMD hosts No. 13 Penn State on Friday, Sept. 27.
The University of Maryland is part of a new multi-institutional consortium announced Thursday to focus on improving water- and nitrogen-use efficiency for farmers while boosting soil health in the semi-arid southern Great Plains.
The former Louisiana Tech head softball coach, a 2019 Conference USA Co-Coach of the Year, will take the helm as the University of Maryland's fifth head softball coach, Director of Athletics Damon Evans announced Monday. Mark Montgomery comes to UMD with 19 years of collegiate head coaching experience.
A new $2 million National Science Foundation award is funding University of Maryland-led research to develop a new approach to quantum computing that uses machine learning concepts to bypass roadblocks to building practical quantum computers.
To learn who’s exercising, what activities they’re pursuing and where, researchers including a University of Maryland professor of epidemiology and biostatistics turned to a haven more commonly used by political junkies and celebrity gossipmongers: Twitter.
In a surprise twist, an enzyme that ‘immortalizes’ cancer cells also prevents tumors and slows a key stage in normal cell death, according to new research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health.
A University of Maryland (UMD) team has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant by the National Science Foundation to investigate the complex effects of intestinal serotonin on both gut and brain health. The project aims to provide a more realistic picture of the complex gut-microbiome-brain axis system.
Members of the University of Maryland community can nominate candidates to succeed UMD President Wallace D. Loh, who is stepping down after this academic year, on a newly launched website.
The new Breakpoint Café, which quietly opened over the summer in the lobby of the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, is now offering a full menu.
Commuters in the Washington, D.C., region looking to save time, money and fuel while earning rewards for planning trips can take advantage of a UMD-born app that’s launching today.
Omicron Delta Kappa, the national society that recognizes campus leadership across a range of fields, is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 semester.
Comedian John Mulaney will perform at the UMD annual Homecoming Comedy Show at 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Student Entertainment Events announced on Friday. For the first time, it will be hosted in Xfinity Center in partnership with the Stamp and Maryland Athletics.
UMD engineering teams took top honors in both the graduate and collaborative categories in an international competition sponsored by Airbus to design a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
Associate Professor Stella Rouse from the Department of Government and Politics will work with the American Political Science Association and colleagues from Purdue University, University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Nevada Las Vegas on the effort, "#MeTooPoliSci: Leveraging a Professional Association to Address Sexual Harassment in Political Science."
With football season kicking off this weekend, all University of Maryland faculty and staff can cheer on the Terps with free tickets to the opener vs. Howard.
With climate change expected to increasingly have an impact on child nutrition, new research led by University of Maryland geographers pinpoints areas of the globe where children could face the biggest risk from events like severe drought or periods of extreme rainfall.
Georgina Dodge, vice president for diversity and inclusion, emailed the campus community today in the wake of the mass shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio; to remind students, staff and faculty that many campus resources are available for those struggling with the tragedies.
The University of Maryland Center-Phillips Collection Book Prize has been awarded to a manuscript addressing sculpture’s relationship to slavery and abolition in transatlantic contexts.
John Zacker, assistant vice president for student affairs, will serve as interim vice president for student affairs, University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh announced today.
Construction crews will begin removing traffic islands around M Circle on or about August 15 as part of preparations for the Purple Line light-rail project.
An area of Clarksburg, Md., replete with green infrastructure like rain gardens, dry detention ponds and sand filters handled increased rainfall more effectively than one with traditional stormwater infrastructure, University of Maryland researchers found.
Changes simplifying the University of Maryland’s wireless network offerings will go into effect Monday, the Division of Information Technology announced last week in an email. "Eduroam" will be the preferred wireless network for students and employees, and the "umd-secure" wireless network will no longer be available. Beginning Aug. 13, the "umd" wireless network will also no longer be available.
Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin today announced the steering committee for the university’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project, a multi-year effort to revisit systems, processes and workflows at UMD that broadly impact students, faculty and staff.
UMD to Host Friday Night Football Game; Early Dismissal for Employees, Changes to Class Schedule Announced
The university will grant administrative leave to all non-essential employees starting at noon on Friday, Sept. 27, when up to 50,000 fans are expected to turn out for an 8 p.m. Terps football game against Penn State, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin announced in an email Monday.
Don Linebaugh, interim dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, will continue to serve in that post for a third year, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin announced.
The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at the Phillips Collection recently announced the two recipients of its 2019–20 Postdoctoral Fellowships.
The Maryland Environmental Service (MES) yesterday recognized the University of Maryland’s efforts to reduce waste, save energy and create a smaller carbon footprint with its Environmental Excellence-Sustainability Award.
Katie Dougherty has been named head coach of the Maryland women’s tennis program, Director of Athletics Damon Evans announced last week. She has served on the Terps’ staff for the past three seasons, most recently as associate head coach.
The schedule features more than 150 events, ranging in genre from classical and jazz to theater and contemporary dance.
After more than 25 years of service to the University of Maryland, Alexander Triantis will step down as dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Aug. 14. He will be joining the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business as dean.
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh announced Tuesday that the Fourth of July holiday, on a Thursday this year, would stretch an extra day into Friday, creating a four-day weekend for the university community.
"Demagoguery and Democracy" by Patricia Roberts-Miller has been selected as the 2019–20 First Year Book, Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies William A. Cohen announced on Monday.
Gregory Ball, who has served as dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) since 2014, will continue to lead the college for another five-year term, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin announced yesterday.
The University of Maryland and the city of College Park will host the annual Independence Day celebration from 5–10 p.m. Thursday, July 4.
Terps center Bruno Fernando became the first Angolan national to be selected in the NBA Draft when he was picked 34th overall last night, the fourth choice of the second round. The pick was made by the Philadelphia 76ers but Fernando was later traded to the Atlanta Hawks.
A Terps lacrosse goalkeeper on Monday won the Honda Sport Award, presented annually by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards to the top female athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. Megan Taylor is now a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the Class of 2019 Honda Cup.
With unemployment at a 50-year low, you might think the tight labor market would be causing marked increases in wages. That’s not happening, and two UMD economists offer a new theory why: The job market is not quite as strong as the unemployment rate suggests.
The University of Maryland ranks No. 5 among best colleges in the nation for LGBTQ+ students, according to a new ranking from Best Colleges and Campus Pride.
In a letter to campus today, University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh announced that the Department of Transportation Services (DOTS), now part of the Division of Student Affairs, was being relocated to the Division of Administration and Finance.
Two-time All-Big Ten guard Anthony Cowan Jr. has elected to return for his senior season, he announced yesterday via social media.
The University of Maryland is among the nation’s top-ranking public institutions when it comes to graduating successful entrepreneurs, according to new rankings from Crunchbase News.
The University of Maryland Athletics Department announced today that it will transition to a model where its athletic medical staff, including the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners, will be employed outside of the athletics department, as part of the Division of Student Affairs in the University Health Center (UHC).
Letters from the famed British scientist Stephen Hawking to a friend and fellow physicist at the University of Maryland sold today for far beyond their estimated values in a Christie’s online auction—including one letter by a factor of more than 10.
Maryland women’s lacrosse Head Coach Cathy Reese and former Terps teammate and pro player Sarah Forbes have been selected for induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. They will be inducted in a ceremony on Oct. 19 in Hunt Valley, Md.
Sophomore Virunpat Olankitkunchai of the Maryland women's golf team, the first player in program history to qualify for the NCAA Championships, finished tied for 43rd on Monday at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
The University of Maryland continued to make improvements in several major categories in an annual competition among colleges and universities in North America to collect the most recyclable materials.
After defeating Denver, 17–8, in the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday, the No. 1 Maryland women’s lacrosse team will take on No. 4 Northwestern in its 11th straight Final Four at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Johns Hopkins University.
Seniors Jen Giles and Megan Taylor from the Maryland women’s lacrosse team and junior Jared Bernhardt from the men’s squad have been named finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, which annually honors the top male and top female college lacrosse player in the United States.
Sophomore Virunpat Olankitkunchai of UMD’s women's golf team finished tied for third in the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Regional on Wednesday hosted by Auburn University, becoming the first in program history to advance to the NCAA Championships.
Two Philip Merrill College of Journalism students and an adjunct faculty member are the first winners of three awards established in memory of three slain Capital Gazette journalists with connections to the college. Keombré McLaughlin ’21 won the Gerald Fischman Award for News Commentary and Criticism, Andy Kostka ’20 won the John McNamara Sports Writing Award and David Lightman ’71 won the Rob Hiaasen Adjunct Faculty Award.
Three campus offices that have exceeded the goals of the UMD Office of Sustainability’s Green Office Program have gone platinum. The program, which awards offices and departments that have earned, then exceeded, the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels in their commitment to sustainability, added the platinum level this academic year. It recognizes those that have been Gold-certified for at least two years and have performed actions that go above and beyond.
The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (18¬–1) lost for the first time this season, dropping the Big Ten Tournament Championship game yesterday to No. 5 Northwestern, 16–11.
Robert L. Caret, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, invites the campus community to attend an open forum with the search committee for the next University of Maryland president from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Stamp Student Union atrium.
A University of Maryland team took first place at the 58th National Collegiate Soils Contest—the fifth such title and the third in the last seven years.
University of Maryland head coaches Cathy Reese and Sasho Cirovski have been selected for induction into the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. They are among 11 honorees who will be inducted during a June 23 ceremony at Nationals Park before the Washington Nationals play the Atlanta Braves.
UMD machine learning researchers are helping to lead Northrop Grumman Corp.’s new industry-academia consortium, Research in Applications for Learning Machines (REALM). The consortium company announced yesterday that it has given $1.2 million in research funding to three multi-university team partners.
The University of Maryland, for the third consecutive year, took home the Unique Venues’ Best Of Award in the "Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups" category.
Defensive back Darnell Savage Jr. was taken in the first round and 21st overall by the Green Bay Packers, defensive lineman Byron Cowart in the fifth round (159th) by the New England Patriots, running back Ty Johnson in the sixth round (186th) by the Detroit Lions and offensive lineman Derwin Gray (219th) in the seventh round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Research produced in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Public Health finds that while adolescent substance use is often associated with lower socioeconomic status, kids of all classes are vulnerable.
Researchers at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) will use a $3.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how the immune system produces highly specialized antibodies, with the goal of designing and and testing novel vaccine candidates that improve the protective antibody response against HIV-1, the most common variant of the virus.
The Maryland women's golf team is heading to the NCAA Auburn Regional, its sixth all-time team bid to the NCAA tournament and its first since 2012.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship has expanded its Terp Startup summer accelerator program to host 15 student startups this year. The launch of WeWork College Park in the Discovery District offered the opportunity for expansion, providing more space, access and resources.
The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) at the University of Maryland released a report showing high rates of combined opioid and methamphetamine use in patients seeking treatment for a substance use disorder.
The University of Maryland has been honored as one of America’s top ten public institutions with the best six-year graduation rates by The Chronicle of Higher Education. UMD’s graduation rate was ranked No.10 nationally among over 500 public colleges.
A new study by a University of Maryland researcher published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary school education.
A University of Maryland project aboard the International Space Station designed to give insight into how much carbon is stored in Earth’s trees and how much carbon dioxide they can absorb is now producing data, NASA announced yesterday.
From quantum computing and augmented reality to biomedical advances and innovative new materials, the 2018 Invention of the Year award ...
University of Maryland biologists have identified four bat lineages that live at least four times longer than similar-sized mammals and revealed new traits associated with bat longevity.
All-Big Ten Freshman Team honoree Jalen Smith will return for his sophomore season in 2019-20, Maryland men’s basketball Head Coach ...
Good Neighbor Day is getting a head start with a campuswide food drive. The eighth annual community day of service, hosted by the university, the city of College Park and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
With the No. 2 UMD women’s lacrosse team’s 16–6 win over No. 8 Virginia on Wednesday, Head Coach Cathy Reese notched her 261st victory at the helm, becoming the program’s all-time-wins leader.
A team of undergraduates from the University of Maryland placed ninth out of 568 teams and earned an honorable mention nod in the 2018 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, popularly called "the Putnam."
Graduate students spanning disciplines from civil engineering to counseling psychology distilled years of research down to a mere 180 seconds yesterday for the annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition sponsored by the Graduate School.
Bioscientists are moving closer to 3D-printed artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage typically damaged in sports-related injuries to knees, ankles and elbows.
A new international study is the first to determine the comprehensive global impact of the deadly fungal disease chytridiomycosis—and the news is not good. The disease, which eats away at the skin of amphibians such as frogs, toads and salamanders, has caused dramatic population declines in more than 500 amphibian species—including 90 extinctions—within the past 50 years, according to the findings.
A UMD-led study that monitored patients beginning HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa found high rates of unhealthy alcohol use in nearly a third of the participants—pointing, the researchers say, to the need for alcohol use intervention to be integrated into HIV care, especially as access to treatments expands globally.
UMD researchers led by Akua Asa-Awuku, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, have received a $447,750 U.S. Department of Education grant to increase the number of graduate students obtaining doctoral degrees in chemical engineering—an area of national need that addresses seven of the 14 Grand Challenges defined by the National Academy of Engineering.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a heat-to-electricity device that runs on ions that could someday harness the body’s heat to provide energy.
Redshirt sophomore Katie Myers was one of 12 volleyball players in the country selected to the U.S. Collegiate National Team and will tour with the team in Japan in May, USA Volleyball announced yesterday.
The University of Maryland ranked No. 10 among large schools on the Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 55 Terps currently volunteering in countries around the world.
A University of Maryland biologist has found that alligators map the location of sound the way birds do, suggesting the hearing strategy existed in their common ancestor, the dinosaurs.
The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center (ESJ) was recognized last week by the Maryland chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council with a 2019 Leadership Award for Green Schools—Higher Education.
Kerry McCoy, who has served as head wrestling coach for the past 11 seasons, will step down following the NCAA Championships, he announced yesterday.
Junior Kaila Charles scored a career-high 36 points yesterday as the No. 8 Maryland women’s basketball team fell in the Big Ten Tournament Championship game to No. 10 Iowa, 90-76.
The fourth of four finalists for the university’s new position of vice president for diversity and inclusion will be on campus today for interviews and to meet with students, faculty and staff.
The advisory committee formed to review the implementation of reforms on procedures and protocols related to student-athlete health and safety and the culture of the football program met yesterday to discuss the athletic department’s progress to date.
For the first time since 2011, the University of Maryland football team will host its annual Red-White Spring Game on Maryland Day. The game at noon April 27 will kick off an action-packed day at Maryland Stadium that also will features the nationally ranked men's and women's lacrosse teams hosting rival Johns Hopkins at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., respectively.
The third of four finalists for the university’s new position of vice president for diversity and inclusion will come to campus today for interviews and to meet with students, faculty and staff.
The second of four finalists for the university’s new position of vice president of diversity and inclusion will be on campus today for interviews and meetings with students, faculty and staff.
Maryland junior sprinter Kameron Jones placed third in the 600-meter race at the Toyota USA Track & Field Indoor Championships at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in New York City on Sunday.
Jianghong Meng of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Utpal Pal of the Department of Veterinary Medicine have been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology. The honor, one of the highest awarded to researchers in this field, recognizes excellence, originality and leadership.
Scientists in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering on Friday ignited their first flames on the International Space Station. Although the researchers themselves stayed firmly planted on earth, their experiments could only have been conducted in space.
Count more than a few Terps among the "Seventy-Six Trombones" finale in the Kennedy Center’s production of "The Music Man" The classic Broadway musical, which ends its six-day run today, stars Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller and Rosie O’Donnell—along with about 90 members of the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band who appear in the final number.
Three University of Maryland researchers have received $5.3 million for their roles in a 5-year "BRAIN Initiative" project funded by the National Institutes of Health. Electrical and computer engineering Assistant Professor Behtash Bahbadi, biology Professor Patrick Kanold and physics Professor Wolfgang Losert, members of UMD’s Brain and Behavior Initiative, are part of an 11-investigator team that aims to revolutionize our understanding of brain function.
Take a dip this semester with the Department of Transportation Services, which is hosting a series called "Pool Party" to encourage car- and vanpool matching among UMD employees.
With funding from NASA, UMD researchers are collaborating with partners in Thailand on an interdisciplinary project aimed at assessing alternative methods for managing crop residue that would not only help reduce emissions but also improve soil quality.
The Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life and Omicron Delta Kappa are seeking nominations of outstanding undergraduates through Friday for the University Awards Program.
A UMD professor of cell biology and molecular genetics and a fellow at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), is one of a team of investigators that received a $3.6 million National Institutes of Health award to expand the scope of its research on T cells, an important component of human immune response.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the university's Memorial Chapel for Professor Emeritus Robin Sawyer, ...
As exercise improves brain health of older adults with memory loss and leads to higher scores on cognitive tests, it also changes the way blood flows in the brain—but in a counterintuitive twist, it reduces the flow rather than pumping up the flow, according to new findings by School of Public Health researchers.
Junior center back Donovan Pines, a member of Maryland’s 2018 national championship soccer team, signed a Homegrown Player contract with D.C. United, the club announced Tuesday. He will forgo his final season as a Terp and join the MLS club immediately.
The Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) is accepting nominations through Feb. 1 for university faculty, staff, tutors and mentors who have made outstanding contributions to advancing the inclusive excellence of multi-ethnic students on campus.
UMD engineers have created the tiniest-known 3D-printed fluid circuit element, an important step in developing implantable biomedical devices that release therapies directly into the body.
Members of the University of Maryland Police Department collected hundreds of holiday gifts and winter items last month to warm the spirits of local people in need.
This holiday season, University of Maryland faculty and staff and their friends and families can cheer on the men’s basketball team for $5 per ticket.
The University of Maryland has confirmed a total of 35 cases of students who have tested positive for Adenovirus, according to a letter sent to campus yesterday by Dr. David McBride, director of the University Health Center.
UMD’s National Orchestral Institute hit a high note on Friday with a Grammy nomination for best orchestral performance.
According to a new study from researchers at the School of Public Health, adults who turn to Twitter or Facebook as sources of health information were more likely to get a flu shot than those who don’t use the platforms for this reason.
With the University Health Center now reporting 30 confirmed cases of students with Adenovirus, Residential Facilities announced yesterday it was expanding its winter-break residence hall cleaning program to help halt the spread of colds and flu.
The UMD Book Center will host its annual Faculty-Staff Appreciation Day today, offering substantial one-day discounts, light refreshments and complementary gift wrapping.
The Office of Community Engagement premiered its new "Fearless Connections: Campus and Community Engagement" catalog last night at the annual Making a Difference Award Celebration, highlighting initiatives that serve UMD’s students, campus family and collective community in College Park and around the state of Maryland.
Several area roads will have lane closures on an as-needed basis because of Purple Line construction in December.
Scientists in College Park announced four new observations of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of space-time—from the final moments of black hole mergers. University of Maryland physicists are among those who have contributed to identifying a total of 10 such mergers and one neutron star merger over a two-year span.
The university has confirmed 22 cases of students with Adenovirus, Dr. David McBride, University Health Center director, said on Friday in an email to campus.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Senior Sebastian Elney scored the game’s only goal as the 11th-seeded Maryland men’s soccer team pushed past No. 3 seed Kentucky on Friday to advance to the program's 14th College Cup. Maryland will face No. 2 seed Indiana at 10:45 p.m. this Friday in the final four’s semifinals.
UMD partner the Phillips Collection—the renowned modern art museum in Washington, D.C.—is accepting applications through Dec. 28 for paid internships for the Spring 2019 semester.
The University of Maryland recently released its Sustainability Progress Report, featuring an array of sustainability achievements from the past year.
Communication Professor Linda Aldoory and Cynthia Baur, endowed chair and director of the School of Public Health’s Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, are part of a research team that’s received a five-year, $12 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve access to health care for the estimated 1.2 million people with chronic diseases in Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.
The President’s Commission on Women's Issues is seeking to recognize members of the university community who have distinguished themselves by working with and for women on our campus and in our community.
A team of students from the College of Information Studies took home two awards in a competition this month sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the nonprofit Data Quality Campaign to create user-friendly ways to convey this type of information.
The annual A.J. Francis Canned Food Drive, named for the former UMD defensive lineman, kicks off tomorrow before Maryland’s noon game vs. Ohio State at Capital One Field.
A University of Maryland researcher’s experiment will be onboard a scheduled resupply mission launching tomorrow to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia. Raymond Adomaitis, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering with an appointment in the Institute for Systems Research, and his Thin Films Group are conducting a materials science experiment that will expose a range of material samples to the surprisingly active environment of low Earth orbit for more than a year.
Does arts education for high school students lead to better academic outcomes compared to students with no arts instruction? New research led by Kenneth Elpus, associate professor of music education, and funded by a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences hopes to answer that question using new data and cutting-edge methodology.
Students can start the new year with an extra push toward graduation. In the three-week Winter Session 2019, from Jan. 2–22, they can earn up to four credits and satisfy general education or major requirements.
Nominations for the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Staff Awards are due to the University Senate Office by Friday. These are the highest system-wide recognitions of the exceptional work done by staff members across the University System of Maryland.
The Terps came in as the No. 11 seed as the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee announced the field and bracket for the 2018 tournament yesterday. UMD will host the winner of North Carolina State vs. Campbell at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ludwig Field.
Former University of Maryland football standout LaMont Jordan, longtime field hockey coach Missy Meharg and former basketball star Buck Williams were among six people inducted into the 59th Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame class last night.
University of Maryland employees raised more than $30,000 for those in need during the first month of the annual Faculty and Staff Community Campaign. The effort, which runs from Oct. 9–Dec. 18, is part of the Maryland Charity Campaign to raise money for nonprofits throughout the state.
For the first time, astronomers have observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging, peering through thick walls of gas and dust to capture supermassive black holes drawing closer together before they coalescence.
Recruiting for senior marshals at the university’s main Commencement ceremony on Dec. 18 is under way. Marshals will represent their college and the entire graduating class.
Do you have the next million-dollar idea? Students who think so can register their team for the 2019 Hult Prize challenge, a competition that awards $1 million in startup funding to students able to bring new problem-solving ideas to life. Teams must register by Nov. 16.
The University of Maryland was ranked No. 15 among U.S. public institutions and No. 31 among all U.S. institutions in the 2019 Best Global Universities Rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report.
The Department of Transportation is offering Terps bus rides for Thanksgiving break to Metropark, N.J.; Cherry Hill, N.J. and Port Authority, N.Y.
The Artist Partner Program at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is recruiting student curators for the 2019 NextNOW Fest. Held each September at The Clarice, NextNOW Fest is a two-day festival for Terps, by Terps that features music, theatre and dance performances, as well as comedy, spoken word, film, visual art installations and other artistic experiences.
The Biosafety Office in the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk is encouraging the university’s research community to focus on biological safety in their labs during Biosafety Month in October.
Have an idea worth cultivating in the world of agriculture? Student teams can register now for the third Annual AgEnterprise Challenge hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors has been awarded a $843,337 grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention to maintain and expand its services.
The Alumni Association is seeking nominees for the Maryland Awards, which honor fearless alumni who have risen to the highest levels of public service, launched successful companies and made groundbreaking discoveries. The deadline to submit the nomination form for the awards is Oct. 31.
In October 2017, an international group of astronomers and physicists reported the first simultaneous detection of light and gravitational waves from the same source—a merger of two neutron stars. Now, a team that includes several University of Maryland astronomers has identified a direct relative of that historic event.
Pravrutha Raman, a doctoral candidate in biological sciences, is the university’s representative in the International 3 Minute Thesis Contest, which includes honors of first prize, a judges’ highly commended prize and a people’s choice award.
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