Kermit’s Kiss, which honors University of Maryland alum and Muppets creator Jim Henson ’60, features mint ice cream and Belgian chocolate flakes and is available starting Wednesday at the Dairy in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.
J. David Allen, executive director of the Department of Transportation Services, sent the following email to the campus community today: In recent years the UMD campus community, like many cities and communities around the world, has seen the popular adoption of motorized micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters and e-bikes. When operated safely, micromobility vehicles are a quick, convenient and sustainable way to get around campus.
The Russian mutiny by the Wagner mercenary group heightened the partisan divide among Americans on U.S. policy toward Ukraine, according to the latest University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll.
Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice sent the following email to campus leaders: I am pleased to inform you that I am reappointing Dr. Amitabh Varshney as dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) for a second five-year term, extending through June 30, 2028.
University of Maryland junior shortstop Matt Shaw was selected No. 13 overall by the Chicago Cubs on Sunday evening, making him the highest draft pick in program history.
The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has awarded $4.4 million to a University of Maryland researcher and a colleague to develop both a novel therapeutic and a vaccine approach to address Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is the leading cause of bacterial community-acquired pneumonia and the cause of death for about 1.6 million people annually.
University of Maryland researchers helped create an imaging technology that could one day result in video cameras able to peer through fog, smoke, driving rain, murky water, skin, bone and other materials that obscure objects from view by reflecting scattered light.
The 2023 World Lacrosse Men's Championship came to a close on Saturday with the United States team—which prominently featured five former University of Maryland players—topping Canada 10-7 to win its second consecutive World Championship.
Scientists using large radio telescopes to observe rapidly rotating stars called pulsars have found the first evidence of gravitational waves at extremely low frequencies, according to a set of five papers published this week in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The discoveries could help researchers unlock the secrets of gravity and its effect on the cosmos.
Data released this week by the University of Maryland Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) laboratory shows a 10% increase in tropical rainforest loss in 2022 compared to the previous year—with the resulting destruction of 4.1 million hectares equivalent to losing 11 football fields of forest area every minute.
A new road closure will go into effect next week on the University of Maryland campus to expedite construction of the Purple Line, adding to several other closures in support of the light-rail and other construction projects.
The Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) at the University of Maryland is joining industry partners and a federal research lab to make state-of-the-art quantum computing components available to leading U.S. research groups to enable groundbreaking scientific research and discovery.
Hazel Analytics, a global leader in food safety technologies born out of University of Maryland research, was recently acquired by longtime partner and global sustainability leader Ecolab.
Matt Swope ’03, who has been associated with Maryland baseball for more than two decades, was named head coach of the Terrapins by Damon Evans, Barry P. Gossett Director of Athletics, on Monday.
A team of University of Maryland computer science students advanced to the global finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) this fall with a third-place finish last month at the North American Championship, coming in second among U.S. competitors and securing UMD’s best-ever finish in the competition.
Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice sent the following email to the university community today: Across Maryland, we are experiencing poor outside air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires. We urge people with special health conditions to take precautions.
Scientists who detected the gamma-ray burst known as GRB 221009A last October dubbed it the BOAT: the brightest of all time. A paper published yesterday in the journal Science Advances this week offers a possible explanation for its powerful and persistent glow.
In a recent study in the journal Science, a team led by materials science and engineering Professor Ichiro Takeuchi and mechanical engineering professors Reinhard Radermacher and Yunho Hwang introduced a high-performance elastocaloric cooling system that could represent the next generation of cooling devices.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded three teams of UMD animal science researchers $650,000 each to help farmers improve production through better selective breeding or disease mitigation. The grants are part of a $13 million USDA program to promote innovative work in cellular, molecular, genomic and whole-animal aspects of nutrition, growth and lactation.
UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is launching an initiative to assess and address risks to government and industry due to extreme weather and climate change, cybersecurity, and instability in national economies and many industries.
As commencement ceremonies end, marking the end of the academic year, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Carlo Colella alerts drivers of summer road closures for construction of the state’s light-rail Purple Line though campus and several other projects underway at the university.
Regular walks strengthen connections in and between brain networks, according to new University of Maryland School of Public Health research, adding to growing evidence linking exercise with slowing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Using infrared technology on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a University of Maryland-led team of astronomers for the first time has confirmed the presence of gas—specifically water vapor—around a comet in the solar system’s main asteroid belt.
The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) and the School of Public Health (SPH) announced today the awardees of their inaugural Healthy Places Seed Grants, a funding program designed to spark innovative research around the challenges of building healthy, equitable communities.
The University of Maryland College of Education has launched a program to support school leaders in their efforts to increase student achievement. Funded by a $4.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary & Secondary Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development Program, the School Improvement Leadership Academy will bring together 180 principals and assistant principals from Title I, high-need and/or targeted support and improvement schools in Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware for comprehensive, evidence-based professional learning and development.
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a University of Maryland-led team has opened the door to seeing how cells respond to physical signals.
For more than a decade, astronomers have been trying to get a closer look at a planet known as GJ 1214b that orbits a star 40 light years from Earth, but a thick layer of haze stymied their efforts to study its atmosphere.
Leaders from the University of Maryland and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on May 3 to renew their partnership for another three years.
Led by first-round pick Deonte Banks, five University of Maryland football players were selected this weekend in the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City, Mo., the most for the program since 2009.
Together with other schools in the University System of Maryland (USM), the University of Maryland, College Park ranks 14th among U.S. public institutions and 32nd in the world for patents awarded in 2022. According to the report, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year granted a total of 89 patents to five USM institutions, 41 of which are held by UMD.
An international team of scientists that included two University of Maryland seismologists observed seismic waves traveling through Mars’ core for the first time and confirmed model predictions of the core’s composition.
A University of Maryland expert on the dusty surfaces of moons and asteroids has joined the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, which will launch a spacecraft to Phobos, the larger of the planet’s two moons, in 2024.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites members of the campus community to meet the four finalists for the position of assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion.
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