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Photo of long comet August 24
Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought
UMD-led study suggests there are about seven times more “long-period” comets than predicted.
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UMD Recognized Nationally in Sierra Club Sustainability Rankings
UMD finished No. 33 overall and No. 2 out of the Big Ten in Sierra Magazine's 2017 Cool Schools ranking.
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Photo of two female UMD students August 22
UMD and Bowie State Univ. Launch Training Program to Increase Diversity in Education Research
Five-year grant will provide UMD and BSU students with research and academic mentoring.
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UMD Announces Updates to Fan Code of Conduct and Prohibited Items & Behavior Policies to Enhance Fan Safety
Recommendations from Athletic Council affirm core values of diversity, inclusion and respect.
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Photo of UMD Professor Rita Colwell August 18
UMD's Colwell Awarded 2017 International Prize for Biology
Renowned scientist honored for discoveries in marine microbiology, bioinformatics and cholera prevention.
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August 15
State and University Leaders Gather at UMD To Launch Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
The Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEI2) was created by the state to turn research breakthroughs at UMD and other state colleges and universities into commercial, clean energy solutions that meet the needs of the state and its people.
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Photo of Toggle Talk Program in Classroom August 14
UMD Researchers Help Children Improve Language Skills With $3.3M Department of Education Grant
UMD researchers use $3.3M Department of Education grant to test program designed to help children more easily shift between informal and formal English dialects.
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UMD President Wallace D. Loh Statement on August 12, 2017 Violence in Charlottesville
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Neural Engineering of Complex Behaviors Photo August 10
NSF Funds $1.2 M in UMD Work on Neural Engineering of Complex Behaviors
Three University of Maryland engineers have been awarded new National Science Foundation (NSF) grants to research how human neural and cognitive systems interact and intersect with advances in engineering, computer science and education. 
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August 8
UMD Researchers Discover Link Between Regular Energy Drink Use and Later Drug Use Among Young Adults
Study results show that energy drink users might be at heightened risk for other substance use, particularly stimulants. 
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Photo of "hot Jupiter" August 7
UMD Scientists Find First Clear Evidence of an Upper Level Atmosphere on an Exoplanet
Distant “hot Jupiter” has a glowing water stratosphere hot enough to boil iron 
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Photo of medical panel at Cole Field House event August 4
University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Breaks Ground on Research and Academics at Cole Field House
Key partners gathered to celebrate state-of-the art facility that will bring research, innovation, athletics and clinical practice under one roof. 
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University of Maryland Statement on August 3, 2017 Death of Contract Construction Worker
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July 31
UMD, UMB Offer First Look into New Cole Field House
UMD strategic partnership breaks ground on research and academic spaces, celebrates dedication of completed indoor practice field.
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Photo of UMD Logo July 31
Four UMD Students Awarded 2017 Hollings Scholarship
Award provides up tp $19,000 toward tuition, plus paid internship.
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