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External Research Awards Rise to Record $570 Million

Federal Support, Dynamic Faculty, Strength in Quantum and AI Cited as Factors

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Turning Up the Heat on Wildfires

Two Fire Protection Engineering Projects Aim to Make it Hard on Flames That Threaten Communities

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Making Space

Student Project That Balances Housing Need With Conservation Wins Planning Award

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Inclusive Care

Center to Focus on Improving Mental Health Among LGBTQ+ Communities

A counterterrorism unit from the state of Lower Saxony conducts a training operation in Hanover, Germany in July.

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START Report: Global Terrorism Fell in 2018

Annual Dataset Released; Partnership Announced to Distribute Database to Governments, Scholars, Others

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$2.8M NIH Grant to Further Dementia Research

UMD-UMB Study Examines Link Between Spine Injury, Cognitive Decline

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Infection Fighter Found

Discovery Reveals Preventive Power of Cells in Liver, Suggesting New Therapeutic Approaches

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University of Maryland Extension Takes on Rural Opioid Crisis

$1M Federal Grant Will Fund Education, Training to Combat Tragic Problem

University of Maryland UAS Test Site pilot Ryan Henderson shows residents of Dominica a drone he used in early 2018 to create imagery of damage following Hurricane Maria, which struck the island in 2017.

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Map to Recovery

Engineer to Use Drone to Provide Images of Damage After Catastrophic Hurricane

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Men (Not) at Work

Research Suggests Rising Despair, Job Market Changes, Drugs Drive Labor Dropouts

Destructive lanternflies, which threaten agriculture, have been spotted in Maryland, says entomology Professor Mike Raupp, aka "The Bug Guy."

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The Lowdown on Lanternflies

Dark Days for Fruit Growers Could Follow Insect’s Spread, Bug Guy Says

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Dual Benefit of Language Immersion Programs?

U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.4M for UMD-Led Study of Cognitive, Reading Effects

Surrounded by off-target golf balls, viticultural specialist Joe Fiola '86 of University of Maryland Extension examines grape vines planted at the Poolesville Golf Course in Montgomery County, Md.

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Golf Balls and Grapevines

Extension, Montgomery County Golf Plant Vineyard to Help Prepare Aspiring Winemakers

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‘Supreme’ Achievement in Quantum?

UMD Quantum Computer Science Expert Weighs In on Claims Google Has Passed a Major Milestone in Field

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Research to Investigate Effects of Fetal Exposure to Opioids

UMD-led Study Part of NIH Initiative to Solve U.S. Opioid Crisis

Mike Sorokin and Galen Stetsyuk wearing VR masks

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An Rx for VR Nausea?

Two Terps Take on Virtual Reality’s Big Bugaboo

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Fashion Rental Companies Could Help Save the Planet. There’s a Catch.

Management Expert Explains What It Will Take to Reduce Garment Industry’s Footprint

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UMD Expert to Senate: Stronger Response to Domestic Terror Needed

START Director Urges Committee to Improve Data Collection, Embrace Rehabilitation Programs

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Guardians of the Rainforest

Expert on Deforestation, Indigenous Peoples Says Policies, Mindsets Must Change as Fires Rage On

Young people hold protest signs at climate strike in DC

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Atmosphere of Change

UMD Sociologist Takes Temperature of D.C. Climate Strike

Bird in the rain

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Riding Out the Storm … But Not Climate Change

Study Looks at Coastal Birds’ Resilience to Hurricanes

LINER galaxy turns into quasar

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Galactic Alter Ego

UMD-led Study Captures Six Galaxies Undergoing Sudden, Dramatic Transitions

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Robot surgery on dummy

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Could a Robotic Surgical Assistant Join the Ambulance Crew?

Engineer’s Device Aims to Help Keep Patients Alive En Route to Hospital

Cells

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Making ‘Smart Cells’ Smarter

UMD Researchers Enable Teams of Bacteria to Work Together Autonomously

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Time to Choose

How Free Preschool, Longer School Days and Affordable Day Care Help Keep Moms in the Workforce

Speech bubbles that say "Hola," "Guten tag," "Bonjour" and "Hi"

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Gained in Translation

UMD Researchers Developing Translator System With Social Tact, AI Restraint

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Practice That’s No Game

UMD Researcher’s VR App Helps People With Autism Learn to Interact With Police

Image of police officer in VR app

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Practice That’s No Game

UMD Researcher’s VR App Helps People With Autism Learn to Interact With Police

A drone flies in the night sky

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‘Faster, Safer, Cheaper’

A woman’s lifesaving new kidney arrived by drone, and the nation’s transplant system may never be the same.

Illustrated Clarke station floats in space

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Found in Space

How an 18-Year-Old Student Engineering Project Showed Up in a New Sci-Fi Book

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