Saturday, July 11, 2020
Produced by the Office of Strategic Communications


People wearing masks in restaurant


After Campaign Led by UMD Researcher, WHO Changes Course

New Recommendations Acknowledge Possibility of Airborne Transmission

Roadside memorial outside of Walmart


START Report: Global Terrorist Violence Continues to Fall

Lethality of Racially and Ethnically Motivated Attacks Rose in 2019, UMD Researcher Finds

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Uncovering How COVID-19 Changed Work

$200K NSF Grant to Fund Study of Employment-Related Mobility, Job Loss and Creation

Woman stretches on a mat on the floor


Study: Physical Activity Prevents Depression in Older Adults During COVID-19

Even Walking Can Combat Mental Health Problems Caused by Social Isolation

Flu patients convalesce in a makeshift Kansas hospital (left), while emergency medical personnel scurried to provide care as coronavirus victims overflow into a hallway in a New York hospital in April.


Different Viruses, Similar Outcomes

Public Health Researcher’s Review Traces Common Thread of Inequality Between Pandemics a Century Apart



UMD-Led Team Awarded $10M to Modernize Shellfish Farming

Smart Tech Has Potential to Improve Industry’s Sustainability, Economic Impact

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Honey Bee Losses Reach Record Highs, Survey Finds

UMD Researchers, Partners Find Unusually High Summer, Low Winter Hits to Survival

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The Gifts of Going Solo

As Social Distancing Becomes the Norm, Expert Shares 5 Tips for Enjoying Alone Time

Activists, advocates and council members rally


Detained Indefinitely

Research Shows No-Bond/No-Release Policy Puts Vulnerable Population at Risk

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Building Smart Homes, Securely

UMD Researcher Joins NSF-funded Project to Strengthen Trust in ‘Internet of Things’

For many children of color, their schools are vital centers of resources ranging from meals to vaccinations, and school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic is creating dire effects, argues a group of researchers including a UMD professor of urban studies and planning.


Op/ed: After COVID and Racism, School Closures a Third Pandemic

Researchers Outline Impact of Shutdown on Children of Color

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Is Children’s Language Learning Falling Victim to the Pandemic?

Researchers Seek Recordings of Conversations to Determine Effect of Social Distancing, School Closings

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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

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Studying How COVID Cleared the Air

UMD Researchers Team Up With NOAA for Airborne Look at Stay-at-Home Orders’ Pollution Impact

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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



Trees Are Trending Shorter, Younger

Global Study Finds Decades-old Environmental Shifts Are Altering Forests

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How to Have a Summer Getaway, Even If You Don’t Leave Home

Systems Thinking Expert Offers 3 Tips for Vacation Planning During a Pandemic

Runners run with an American flag


U.S. Charitable Behaviors Seesaw in Face of Crises, New Research Finds

Do Good Institute Surveys Effects of Previous Emergencies as COVID-19 Impact Remains Uncertain

The federal government should approve an aid package that governors can quickly direct to high priority needs, writes business Professor Emeritus Peter Morici.


Op/ed: Why Washington Should Speed More Aid to States

D.C. Squabbles Threaten Country’s Recovery, UMD Economist Says

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

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

A tyrannosaur Daspletosaurus hunts a young horned Spinops, while an adult Spinops tries to intervene in an illustration set 77 million years ago.


T. rex’s Long Legs Made for Marathon Walking

New Study Finds Energy Efficiency, Not Speed, Was the Point of Adaptation

Orange traffic signs that read, "Sobriety Checkpoint Ahead" and "Be Prepared to Stop"


Constant Testing, Instant Punishment Lowers DUI Repeats, UMD Research Shows

Study Examines ‘Pretty Rare’ Impact of South Dakota’s ‘24/7’ Program

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Expert: ‘Murder Hornets’ Still a Distant Threat

Let the ‘Bug Guy’ Exterminate (Most of) Your Angst About Giant Insects

Young people at a climate protest


Op/ed: Survey Shows Youth Climate Activists Lining Up Behind Biden

Left-Leaning Group Follows Cues of Preferred Candidates to Support Presumptive Nominee, Researcher Finds



How Green Is Good for You—and Your Career

Architecture, Psychology Researchers Explore Workplace Performance Benefits of Sustainable Buildings

Woman wearing face mask and holding "Open" sign outside a restaurant


Americans Not Ready to Reopen, New UMD-Post Poll Finds

Rising Number of Respondents Fear Serious COVID-19 Illness

Milk on shelves at store


Feeding the Body of Knowledge on Food Labeling

Researchers Call for Collaboration Across Fields to Reduce Waste by Using Science to Clarify, Regulate Dates on Products

HighT Sintering


Engineers Revise Ancient Ceramic Manufacturing Process, Making It 1,000 Times Faster

New Sintering Method Could Help Speed Production of Next-Gen Batteries, Other Tech

Illustration of people wearing masks and using smartphones


Disinclined to Download

Americans Not Ready for Virus-Tracking Apps, But Support Business, Immigration Clampdowns, UMD-Post Poll Finds

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