Monday, August 3, 2020
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Study: Abortion Does Not Increase Risk of Attempting Suicide

UMD-led Research is First to Compare Women’s Risk Before and After Procedure

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‘Citizens, Not Just Members of an Organization’

Whistleblower Expert Explains Motivations, Risks of Following Conscience

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We’ve Entered a New World of Media ‘Constancy’

5 Things Parents, Caregivers Need to Know About Kids and Screens

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Screengrab of Julie Park from Terrapin EdTalk video


Debunking ‘Self-Segregation’ Myths With Data

Expert Challenges Assumptions of Cross-Racial Interaction on Campus, Stresses Importance of Diversity

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A Leg Up in the Censorship Arms Race

New Artificial Intelligence System Automatically Evolves to Evade Regimes’ Internet Controls

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Delivering Holiday Cheer in a Short Shopping Season

Logistics Expert Explains How Carriers, Retailers Are Bracing to Make Sure Your Gifts Arrive on Time

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Inoculating Against the Spread of Viral Misinformation

Study of Vaccine-Related Facebook Ads Reveals Ongoing Challenges for Public Health

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Content Still King in Streaming Wars

UMD Expert Explains How Disney+, Apple TV+ Might Make You Rethink Your Channel Choices

Homes leveled by the Camp Fire line the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.


Lessons, From Paradise Lost

A Year After Devastating California Wildfire, Researcher Explores Links Between Infrastructure, Inequity

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Patricia Alexander screengrab


Screen Saver

Education Professor Urges Parameters Against ‘Non-Smart’ Use of Smart Tech



Teamed Up for Trouble

Study Reveals How Two Strains of Single Pathogen Work Together to Cause Flesh-eating Infection

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Op/ed: What You Didn’t Know About the Reverse Underground Railroad

History Professor, Author Says Stories of Free People Kidnapped Into Slavery Need to Be Told

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Inequity at Birth

Public Health Study Seeks to Inform Efforts to Reduce Racial Gap in Premature Babies

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Expert Questions New Game Plans at Sports Illustrated, Deadspin

Despite Publications’ Problems, Sports Journalism Professor Sees Victories in Industry

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Who Goes Farthest?

Research Tracks the World’s Longest Wild Animal Terrestrial Migrations and Movements

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Research: How Durable Are Foster Care’s Benefits?

$3.4M NIH Grant Allows Long-term Study of Romanian Children Who Were Institutionalized to Follow Them as Adults

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Delayed Delivery

For Drone Safety Week, UMD Expert Explains What Stands in the Way of Doorstep Airborne Drop-offs

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Growing a New State Industry

Flying Dog Releases Beer Based on Maryland Hops Research



Op/Ed: Can Ordinary People’s Diaries Bridge Cultural Divides?

Psychology Researchers Found That Exposing Americans and Pakistanis to Each Other’s Private Writings Reduced Prejudice

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Expert: Time for a Social Media Cleanup

Five Ways to Keep Your Online Presence From Messing With Your Real-world Career

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Reflecting Success

As Nats Fight to Pull Off World Series Upset, Smith Professor Explains Impact on D.C.

Alexander MacLeod, a doctoral student in Environmental Science & Technology, catches yellow perch for study.


Bellweather for the Bay

Research Aims to Uncover Problems Leading to Decline of Chesapeake’s Yellow Perch

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High Price of Gold

Graduate Student Studies Ways to Help Amazon Forest Heal After Mining Devastation

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Critical Issues Poll: U.S. Public Opinion Shifting on Impeachment

Poll Also Finds Split in Attitudes on Middle East Policies

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New Insights Into American Diversity

Researchers Aim to Paint a More Accurate Picture of Ethnic, Racial Groups Across the Nation

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Emotional Benefits of Coming Out at Work

Research Looks at Impact of Concealing or Revealing Sexual Identity in the Workplace

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Tracking Tick Infections in 3-D

Innovative Models Allow Study of How Pathogens Invade Vasculature, Tissues

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Info for All

Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund Seeks to Make UMD Research Available to Public

UMD students, faculty and staff volunteer at Good Neighbor Day 2019, removing invasive plant species near Lake Artemesia.


Do Good Institute Report: Philanthropy in U.S. May Face Harder Times

Young Adults Reach Milestones Later, Give and Volunteer Less

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New UMD-Post Poll Finds Strong Support for Increasing State Education Spending

Results Show Majority of Maryland Residents Favor Kirwan Commission Proposal

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