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Photo of a fruit fly March 29
UMD Study Finds that Napping Flies Have Higher Resistance to Deadly Human Pathogen
Findings highlight how research can advance efforts to better understand the role of individual genetic differences on human health. 
Photo of atmospheric ammonia across the globe March 27
Multi-year Satellite Study Finds “Hotspots” of Airborne Ammonia over World’s Major Agricultural Areas
Fertilizers, animal waste, changes to atmospheric chemistry and warming soils tied to increased ammonia across globe.
Photo of Antibodies March 27
New Method Enables Creation of Better Therapeutic Antibodies
Technique to standardize sugar groups could lead to better quality control, customization.
Photo of Gov. Hogan March 24
Washington Post–UMD Poll Shows Decline in Hogan’s Popularity
Governor’s popularity declines when voters consider 2018.
Photo of leafy green vegetables March 23
University of Maryland Develops Model to Prevent E. coli Outbreaks in Leafy Greens
Contamination of soil with wild pig and cattle feces has direct correlation to E. coli prevalence in leafy greens. 
UMDLogo March 16
UMD Graduate School Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report
62 UMD graduate programs and specializations ranked among the top in the nation.
NASA logo March 15
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at UMD Signs $64.8M Cooperative Agreement with NASA
NASA awarded a cooperative agreement to UMD to continue collaborative research in the field of Earth system science.
March 14
President Wallace D. Loh Statement on Fliers
March 13
The University of Maryland, College Park will close tonight, March 13, 2017 at 9 p.m. and will remain closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to expected inclement weather.
Photo of Earth’s atmosphere filled with a thick, methane-rich haze March 13
Methane-filled Atmosphere of Early Earth Helped ‘Clear the Air’ for Oxygen
UMD-Led team finds thick clouds of methane forced hydrogen out of the atmosphere, enabling today’s oxygen-rich atmosphere to develop.
March 10
UMD Selected to Lead Panel on University Ecosystems at SXSW
Panel discussion will highlight opportunities for entrepreneurs and showcase how a regional partnership with a university can drive growth and innovation.
Photo of Giving Day Totals March 9
University of Maryland’s Annual Giving Day Raises Over $2 Million
Funds will support student scholarships, academic programs, and campus initiatives.
Photo of Time Crystal March 8
Scientists Create World’s First Time Crystals
Joint Quantum Institute (UMD-NIST) researchers forge a new state of matter using atoms and lasers.
Photo of a supermassive black hole March 8
Rapid Changes Point to Origin of Ultra-fast Black Hole “Burps”
Temperature swings of black hole winds measured for the first time.
Photo of vegetable crop March 3
University of Maryland Develops New CRISPR-Cpf1 Gene Editing System for Plants
Updated technology can help ensure global food security for world population growth.