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Innovation @ UMD

November 7
UMD, Cigna Foundation Train Barbers, Stylists as Community Health Advocates
A new partnership will encourage colorectal cancer screening among African-Americans through health promotion initiatives in barbershops and beauty salons in Prince George’s County.
November 3
10th Annual Cupid's Cup Business Competition Now Open
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Cupid's Cup Business Competition, presented by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at UMD's Robert H. Smith School of Business.
October 17
UMD iSchool Fellows to Help Solve Digital Curation Problems at NAL
Brand New Collaborative Program Facilitates Strong Workforce Development
October 16
UMD Launches Entrepreneurship Specialization through Coursera
The University of Maryland is launching a new specialization through Coursera titled Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Business.
October 3
UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience
UMD's Clark School of Engineering will host its second annual Mpact Week, a five-day event showcasing research, education, and innovations.
October 2
UMD Releases Digital Forensic Software for Libraries
UMD and UNC announce the release of BitCurator 1.0, a free, open-source digital forensic software environment that supports libraries, archives and museums in their efforts to acquire, preserve and archive materials that originate in a digital form.
October 1
University of Maryland Expands "Innovation Fridays"
UMD is transforming its popular "Innovation Fridays," which began as weekly pitch sessions, into a full day of innovation activities to help students discover and explore, pitch and refine, and prototype and build their fearless ideas.
September 24
Leidos Invests in Innovation Partnership with UMD
The University of Maryland received a $200,000 donation from Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, to support research, education programs, student activities and fellowships.
September 22
UMD Recognized for Top Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs
The University of Maryland has been named one of the country's "Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs" by the Princeton Review.
September 15
UMD Innovations in Virtual Reality Boosted by New NSF Grant
UMD development of virtual and augmented reality technologies just got a big boost through a $600,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation.
September 12
Brendan Iribe, Oculus CEO, Gives $31M for New UMD Computer Science Building
The University of Maryland announced today a gift of $31 million from Oculus co-founder and CEO and UMD alumnus Brendan Iribe – the largest gift in the university's history.
August 12
UMD's New PALS Program to Launch 28 Courses for Inaugural Year
The University of Maryland's new Partnership for Action Learning will debut 28 courses geared toward galvanizing sustainable growth in Frederick, Maryland for the 2014-15 academic year.
July 17
UMD Center Receives $3+ Million from NIH to Bolster National Drug Surveillance System
Data from new system will inform rapid and effective public health responses.
July 17
Bird Watching in the 21st Century
Birdsnap—a new app developed with the help of a UMD computer scientist—can identify birds from photos, using methods borrowed from facial recognition software.
June 23
Redox, UMD, Microsoft, Trans-Tech to Develop Transformational Natural Gas Fuel Cells Through $5 Million in ARPA-E Funding
Redox Power Systems LLC, UMD, Microsoft Corporation & Trans-Tech Inc. to develop transformational fuel cells officials jointly announce today.