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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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