Sunday, May 16, 2021
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Scientist fiddles with something in a laboratory


7 Undergrads Honored for Outstanding Research

Students Excelled in Fields From History to Computer Engineering to Math

Gamma-rays detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope from 2008 to 2017 form a map of the entire sky


$178M Cooperative Agreement Continues UMD-led Partnership with NASA, Other Institutions

Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology II Fosters Collaboration on Exploration, Innovation, Diversity

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Student-led Journalism Investigation Highlights Pandemic’s Effect on Essential Workers

Findings by UMD Howard Center, University Partners to Be Published in News Outlets Nationwide

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Cars Are About to Cost a Lot More. A UMD Expert Explains Why

How the Pandemic, Bad Planning Led to a Stunning Shortage of Computer Chips

Living Umbrella at Vigilante Coffee Co.


An Upgrade From Artificial Shade

Professor Designs ‘Living Umbrellas’ to Beat the Heat Sustainably

"Digging Holes for Planting Sugar Cane, Antigua, West Indies, 1823" by William Clark


NEH Grants to Support History Professors’ Research

Part of $24M Awarded Nationwide, Funds to Support Work Expanding Database and Researching Book on NYC Transit Desegregation

A young boy hovers expectantly near a snowball vendor in 1940s Harlem Park


Decoding Black Stories Built Into the Environment

Students Take Deep Dive Into Links Between African American History, Architecture and Urban Planning

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A Collaboration Between CRR and Amazon Lab126 Seeks to Understand How Devices Can Be More Durable

Fans oppose plans for Super League in Manchester, UK


Why European Soccer Fans Gave Super League a Red Card

UMD Marketing Expert Mulls Lessons From Proposed, Quickly Scrapped Elite League

Aerial view of Brazzaville with the Congo River and Kinshasa, Capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo in the background


Conservation Criminology for a Troubling Trade

UMD Researcher Examines Traffic in Poached Wild Meat in Urban Africa

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UMD Physicist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Alessandra Buonanno Helped Lead Project That Discovered Gravitational Waves

Beauty filters on smartphone


The Ugly Side of Beauty AI

How Tech Increasingly Pushes Narrow Ideas of Beauty

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Arts & Culture

A Witness to History

The Story of Bladensburg’s Peace Cross Illuminates a Changing America

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4 Reasons Biden’s Plan to Slash Emissions Can Work

From Changing Politics to Tech Advances, UMD Climate Policy Expert Outlines Optimism on This Earth Day

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Campus & Community

From Innovation to Inauguration

Pines Announces New Quantum Business Incubator, Presents Invention and Entrepreneurship Awards

Airplane takes off


People Love Hybrid Cars. Get Ready for Hybrid Planes

Researchers Designing New Engine for Greener Aircraft

Yaser Yacoob portrait


When Seeing Is Not Believing

A UMD Researcher Is Developing Algorithms to Detect Computer-Generated Forgeries, Digital Deepfakery

Bostwick House


Historic Home’s Pain in the Buttress

Preservation Program Completes Work to Save a Local Architectural Anomaly

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$4.8M Grant to Expand Black Digital Studies, New Labs

Mellon Foundation to Support 6 Institutions’ Focus on Technology and Inequality

Truck adding salt to road


How Safer Winter Streets Endanger Water Quality, Human Health

UMD-led Study Warns Cascading Effects of Salts in Environment Require Coordinated Action

Dr. Don Milton gives President Darryll J. Pines a lab tour


$2.5M Gift Funds Influenza and COVID-19 Prevention Research

Lab to Accelerate Investigations of Virus Interactions, Disease-Fighting Effectiveness of UV Light Fixtures

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Learning From the Lessons of 2020

Public Health Conference Seeks to Improve Resilience and Outcomes Post-Pandemic

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Brood X Rising

How to Get Through the Coming Cicada Swarms, With Tips From a UMD Expert

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UMD Study: Face Forward for Pandemic Coping

Looking to Future, Rather Than Dwelling on Trauma, Helped Older Adults’ Mental Health

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Social Sciences, Humanities Can Help in Response to Climate Change, Study Finds

UMD Anthropologist, Other Researchers Advocate for Importance of Historical Scholarship Alongside Data

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‘Alexa, What Time Should I Take My Meds?’

UMD Research Shows How Telehealth Can Encourage Patients’ Self-care

Woman gets COVID vaccine


Op/ed: U.S. Should Share Vaccines to Cover the Globe

As Other Nations Make Donations, We Could Start Looking Like Hoarders, Business Researcher Says

Potato farmer


Climate Change Cuts Into Agriculture Productivity, Study Finds

Warmer and Poorer Regions of the Globe Hardest Hit

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