Monday, August 3, 2020
Produced by the Office of Strategic Communications

Covid-19 Information

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Campus & Community

Student Crisis Fund Surpasses $1M in Distributions

Outlays Support Recipients Struggling With Pandemic-spurred Job Losses

Masked employee hanging up "4 Maryland" poster

COVID-19 Information

Updated Fall Course Schedule Posted

Face-to-face, Online and Blended Formats Detailed

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

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Pandemic Paradox

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

Main administration building

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Telework to Continue; All Employees Eligible for Voluntary Tests Next Month

Updated Guidance Offered on Payments to Non-Teleworking Faculty, Staff

Screengrab of engineering student working in a lab
Screengrab of engineering student working in a lab

Campus & Community

How Maryland Engineers Have Taken On COVID-19

Projects Range From Rapid Production of Protective Gear to Analysis of Data on Social Distancing

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COVID-19 Information

Fall Semester to Start Aug. 31 With In-Person, Online, Blended Courses

Safety Protocols Outlined for Learning, Research, Resident Life, Dining

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Maryland Athletics Details Approach for Gradual Return of Players, Staff Members

Football Student-Athletes Can Begin Voluntary Individual Workouts June 15

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COVID-19 Information

Limited Research Activities to Resume Monday

UMD to Offer COVID-19 Testing to Selected Employees, Grad Assistants Who Worked on Essential On-Campus Research Activities

 University Libraries has started an archival project, “Shell-tering in Place: Terp Stories of COVID-19,” to collect and preserve historical documents and accounts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Campus & Community

Libraries Collects Stories of ‘Shell-tering in Place’

New Archives Project Creating Historic Record of Pandemic Emphasizes Students, Communities of Color

McKeldin Mall

Campus & Community

Loh: Mix of In-Person, Online, Blended Education to Be Offered in Fall

Details Coming in June on Phased-in Reopening, Changes to Reduce Density on Campus

Kim Building

COVID-19 Information

Pines, UMD Engineers Help Prince George’s County Reopening Efforts

President-designate to Lead Education Group; Maryland Transportation Institute to Provide Data

Ritchie Coliseum

Campus & Community

Fall 2020 Education Abroad Programs Canceled

University, Academic Units Working to Design Virtual Global Learning Opportunities

Public Health Without Borders, a UMD student group supported by the School of Public Health, is encouraging students to use face coverings properly to lessen the risk of virus transmission.
Public Health Without Borders, a UMD student group supported by the School of Public Health, is encouraging students to use face coverings properly to lessen the risk of virus transmission.

COVID-19 Information

How to Look Like a Hero: Mask Up

Public Health Student Group’s New Video Encourages Kids to Stay Safe by Wearing Face Coverings

Students walking on McKeldin Mall

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Federal Aid Available for UMD Students Facing Pandemic-related Financial Hardships

Eligible Terps Can Apply for Emergency Grants Through CARES Act for Food, Rent, Health Care Expenses

Dorms on south campus

Campus & Community

Residence Hall Move-out to Start May 23

Appointments Required; Other Measures Outlined to Ensure Social Distancing

Person wearing mask walks by a sign that says "It will get better."

COVID-19 Information

Wide Majority of Americans Support Masks, Social Distancing, Staying Home to Fight Pandemic

UMD-Post Poll Finds Expectations for Safe Public Gatherings Slip to Later in Summer

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COVID-19 Information

Researchers’ Modeling, Contact Tracing Help Guide ‘Roadmap to Recovery’

School of Public Health Faculty and Students Work With State, County Officials Toward Safe Reopening

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Campus & Community

Digging Deep for Those in Need

Community Learning Garden Donating 100% of Harvest to Campus Pantry Amid Pandemic

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Campus & Community

Op/ed: ‘What Do I Do With These Emotions?’

Faculty-Staff Counselor Shares Observations on Staying Resilient Amid Worry, Grief of Pandemic

Empty stands at Kehoe Track & Field Complex/Ludwig Field


Navigating #TheNewNormal

Live Twitter Chat Gives Platform to Sidelined Student-Athletes to Share Stories, Strategies Amid COVID-19

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Campus & Community

Student Crisis Fund Donations Matched by Greater College Park Developers

Today’s #GivingTuesdayNow Fundraiser Supports Students Struggling Amid Pandemic

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Campus & Community

Healthy at Home

Variety of Mental, Physical Health Resources Available to UMD Community

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COVID-19 Information

An Equal Opportunity Virus in an Unequal Society

UMD Expert Seeks Solutions to Heightened Coronavirus Toll on African Americans

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Campus & Community

Zoom Boom—or Bust?

7 Tips on How to Combat Videoconferencing Fatigue

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COVID-19 Information

Loh Announces Roadmap for Gradual Reopening of Campus

UMD to Coordinate With State, USM; May 5 Virtual Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

Terrapin Works staff attend banks of 3D printers turning out protective gear and other equipment for front-line personnel fighting the pandemic, including frames for face shields (below). The campus organization is also prototyping an intubation box (bottom) to reduce the risk of virus transmission to clinicians putting patients on ventilators.

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Terrapin ‘Works’ Toward Relief Efforts

Campus High-Tech Manufacturing Takes on COVID-19

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