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


Children play with parachute


Op/ed: Lessons on Battling Bias

Schools Can Help Kids Overcome Prejudice by Encouraging Diverse Friendships, Researcher Says

Passengers on a cruise ship


What’s Behind Coronavirus Cruise Ship Chaos?

Public Policy Researcher Says Global Health Regulations Need Another Look, and Countries Need to Better Adhere to Them

Map of African Burial Ground


New Clues in Centuries-Old Burial Ground

Soil Research at NYC Site Provides Insight on African Americans’ Experiences

Black and orange striped snake


Frog Decline Strikes Snakes as Well

Professor, Alumnae Discover Another Effect of Chytrid Fungal Plague



Street-level Cool

Professors Reduce Carbon Emissions in Pavement Recycling Process

Student collects data on air humidity, air temperature, and natural light exposure

Campus & Community

Building Toward Zero

Project to Develop Ways to Make Older Campus Structures Models of Efficiency

Students walk on McKeldin Mall


Planting Seeds for Humanities Research

New Grant Program Supports Research in Arts, Social Sciences, Politics, History, More

Young man purchasing skin product


Zapping Zits Goes Viral

New Approach Targets Acne-Causing Germs With Technology Based on Viruses That Kill Bacteria

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi rips up her copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech after Trump's remarks on Tuesday.


Op/ed: Snubs of the Union?

In Light of Declined Handshake and Shredded Speech, Researchers Suggest Americans Don’t Agree on Civility in Politics

Professor Dan Lathrop examines the 3-meter steel sphere he uses in simulations of the Earth's "geodynamo."


As the World Turns

Audacious Experiment to Understand Earth’s Magnetic Shield is Getting an Overhaul

Colorful image illustrating turbulence


Mixed-up Answers

From Cloud Metamorphoses to Milk Swirls in Your Coffee, New Mathematical Proof Helps Explain Laws of Turbulence

Papers flying around bars


Access Agility

Sociology Professor Pivots From Publishers to Politicians to Ensure Free Flow of Information

E-bike screengrab
E-bike screengrab


E-Bikes That Go the Distance

Clark School Student Designs Travel 125 Miles on a Charge, Topping Commercially Available Models

Large sundial on UMD campus


Funding Rises for UMD’s Key Federal Partners

New FY20 Appropriations at NIH, NASA, DOE, Others Support Research, Student Aid



Is Earth Losing a Key Buffer Against Climate Change?

UMD-led Team Produces Detailed Maps of Rising Ocean Acidity Since 1750

Maryland Quantum Alliance group shot


UMD Convenes Alliance to Accelerate Quantum ‘Ecosystem’

Regional Partners Include Universities, National Labs, Businesses



$500K Mellon Grant to Support Study of Evolution of Identity in African Diaspora in U.S.

Project Includes Research Seminars, Museum Events and Social Media Outreach

MPower graphic

Campus & Community

Balance of MPower

UMCP, UMB Roll Out Achievements in Annapolis Showcase

Peace march in Budapest, Hungary. Banner reads "Hungary protects Europe!"


Op/Ed: Voters Increasingly Lured by Leaders Who Prey on Fear

Psychologist Urges Democracies to Protect Themselves by Addressing a Rising Sense of Threat

A roof garden on top of the Physical Sciences Complex and solar panels atop of Regent's Drive Garage both play a part in the University's drive to reduce greenhouse emissions.


Report: U.S. Climate Action Effective Even Without Federal Government Onboard

Maryland Researchers Lead Study of How State, Local and Business Entities Are Combining to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Screengrab of back of prisoner with "juvenile" written on his shirt


Journalism Report: Juvenile ‘Lifers’ Abound in Maryland, Nationwide

Howard Center, Capital News Service Team Up With ‘PBS NewsHour’ for Criminal Justice Investigation

Illustration of mouse in the light with musical notes


A Week in the Dark Rewires Hearing

Biologists Reveal How Vision Deprivation Affects Neural Connections, Changes Hearing in Mice

Justin Lee photographs a pygmy rattlesnake. Lee, who works in a herpetology lab at the Smithsonian is first author on a number of research papers.
Justin Lee photographs a pygmy rattlesnake. Lee, who works in a herpetology lab at the Smithsonian is first author on a number of research papers.


Tipping the Scales

Undergrad Specializes in Reptilian Discovery

Boy standing at open fridge


The Future of Cool

Engineers Develop New Material to Make Refrigeration, AC More Efficient and Climate-friendly

Girl surrounded by illustrated question marks


Op/Ed: Alexa, What’s a Reliable Source?

Education Researcher Studies How Children Get Answers, and Assess Their Validity, in the Information Age

Interim Dean Donald Linebaugh working with artifacts from the Kippax Plantation Archaeological Site.


Grant to Help Finish Professor’s 30-Year Research at Historic Plantation

Property, Once Owned by Pocahontas’ Granddaughter, Reveals Insights Into Colonial Life

Illustration of rainbow pills


Study: Higher Substance Abuse Rates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual People Linked to Stress, Discrimination

Research Expands on Public Health Professor’s Work on LGB-Related Health Disparities

Baltimore row houses and trees


Soaking in the Rain

Study Finds Tiny Urban Forests Prevent Runoff, Protect the Environment

GIF of hand holding phone with AR presents appearing on screen


AR: The Trend Changing How You Shop During the Holidays

Marketing Expert: Brace for Stores Everywhere to Adopt This Tech

Three birds on a branch


Birdsong, Chimp Calls and Baby Talk

Maryland Researchers Connect Animal Communication to Human Language in Special Journal Issue

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