Eastern Shore farm from the air


Understanding "Ghost Forests" and Abandoned Farms

$725K NSF Grant to Support Research on Eastern Shore Saltwater Intrusion

Sally in Gulf of Mexico, satellite view


How COVID Complicates a Historic Hurricane Season

As Sally Aims for Gulf Coast, Expert Urges Broader Thinking About Disaster Resilience, and Believing the Science

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Vectors of Misinformation

Amid Pandemic’s Confusion, Research Finds Tweets from Both Pro- and Anti-Vaccine Accounts Can Mislead—Although Not Equally

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Social Data Science Center Launches With Support From Facebook

Initial Projects Include Survey Tools to Track, Predict COVID-19 Hot Spots

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How Your Laptop Could Look Beneath Your Skin

To Improve Telemedicine, UMD Researchers Exploit Ability of Video Cameras to See What Our Eyes Can’t

BLM and corporate building


Op/ed: Corporate America's 'Black Lives Matter' Banners on Social Media Aren't Enough

Companies Must Transform Leadership Teams for Racial Justice, Researchers Say

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Digging Into Gardening Trends

Researcher Launches Survey to Examine Links With Mental Health Amid Pandemic

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Heaviest Black Hole Merger Spotted

UMD Scientists on Team That Made Three Recent Gravitational Wave Discoveries

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Sci-Fi Social Distancing?

Researchers Tackle Complexities of Autonomous Robots as a Coronavirus Solution

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Visualizing Vehicle Safety

Student Project Helps Prince George’s County Map Out Traffic, Pedestrian Trouble Spots

Aerial photo of UMD campus


Program to Prepare Future Research Leaders to Take the Next Big Step

Division of Research Accepting Nominations for 10-Month Program

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Why the New Normal Sort of Feels … Normal

Psychological Recovery Happens Even During a Crisis, Research Finds

Dana Fisher in a crowd at a previous Women's March


The Changing Faces of the Movement for Justice

Researchers to Start Study at Friday’s March on Washington

Smoke billows from a chemical plant


Tracking How Natural Disasters Become Pollution Disasters

Researchers Work to Understand Risk to Vulnerable Communities, Build Resilience

Big Ten B1G logo on football field


Op/ed: Big Ten Made Right Call on Fall Sports

Decision Protected Student-Athlete Safety, Public Health Dean Says

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How Rabies Virus Could Be Key to Fighting Lyme Disease

$3.5M NIH Grant Funds UMD-led Study to Find Vaccine for Widespread Tick-borne Illness

Joe Biden calling Kamala Harris on Zoom


The Significance of ‘The Most Insignificant Office’

With Biden’s Pick of Harris, UMD Expert Traces the Growing Role and Influence of Vice Presidents

People wearing masks walk by a store with a sign that advertises face coverings in Spanish


Op/Ed: Minority COVID Rates Not Tied to Lack of Precautions

Black and Hispanic Americans More Likely to Try to Protect Themselves, UMD Professor Finds

Smartphone showing TikTok and WeChat apps


Clock’s Ticking Until TikTok Ban, But Does It Make Sense?

Social Media Researcher Says Security Issues Broader Than 2 Apps



35-year Study Shows Trend Toward Fewer, Larger Farms

Family Operations Still Greatly Outnumber Corporate Ones, Research Finds

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The Power of Been There, Done That

$550K Grant Supports Peer-based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Underserved Communities

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Gen Z, Gender, Politics and a Pandemic

Research Reveals How Gender, Partisanship Influence Young Americans’ Attitudes on COVID-19

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Striking Up an Innovative Idea

Researchers’ Revamped Electronic Home Plate Adds Automation, Accuracy to Game



Blooming Trouble

Research Links Climate Change, Early Springs, Asthma Complications

A 3D rendition of the surface of Venus shows two coronae, ring-like structures formed when hot material inside the planet rises through the mantle and erupts through the crust.


Volcanic Venus

Study Changes View of Planet Once Considered Geologically Inactive

Quantum speed limit.


Understanding Quantum Speed Limits

Research to Determine How Fast Quantum Information Moves Could Aid Development of Quantum Computers

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

COVID-19 Information

Pandemic Paradox

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

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