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March 4
Gamera Team Flies High in Quest for $250k Prize
A UMD student engineering team had a strong attempt, but fell short last week in their effort to conquer one of the last great aviation challenges – the Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition.
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March 4
Journalism Deans Support Accountability Journalism
UMD Journalism dean Lucy Dalglish, along with deans from the nation's top journalism schools, released a statement today drawing attention to the steep decline in accountability journalism.
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February 28
National Civil War Project Launches
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland joins national partnership inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. 
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February 27
'WaterShed' Team Takes Expertise Around the World
Nearly two years after their 1st place win at the Solar Decathlon, several collaborators on UMD's solar-powered home, WaterShed, are lending their talent and expertise to competitive forums worldwide.
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February 27
UMD Awarded $5.9M Grant for Health Equity Research
The University of Maryland Center for Health Equity is driving new efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities through a $5.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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February 26
UMD Goes for $250K Human-Powered Helicopter Prize
On Feb. 27-28, UMD's record-setting human-powered helicopter, and the student team that designed, built and flies it, will compete for a long-unreachable prize -- the $250,000 AHS Sikorsky Prize.
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February 26
WIE DREAM Conference Inspires High School Students
High school girls from across the region gathered UMD on Feb. 23 for the Women in Engineering Program's 5th annual DREAM Conference to explore their passion for engineering and innovation.
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February 25
Terps Tackle Stormwater
Six UMD students with various backgrounds and interests teamed up to create a project proposal from an unlikely source of inspiration for the EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge.
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February 22
UMD to Launch Mid-Atlantic Innovation Hub
Through $3.75M in funding from NSF, UMD will launch a regional Innovation Corps hub to find the best entrepreneurial student and faculty researchers and help them bring their discoveries to market.
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February 22
COE Honored for Commitment to Global Diversity
UMD's College of Education will be honored with the 2013 Best Practice Award in Support of Global Diversity by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
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February 22
Alums Give D.C. Nightclub Encore Performance on MPT
A documentary produced by three UMD alums on one of Washington's most storied nightclubs, The Bayou, will air at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 on Maryland Public Television.
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February 21
Disaster Management Software Meets Sandy Challenge
Professor Louiqa Raschid discusses the disaster management software Sahana Eden, an emerging model for grassroots disaster management that complements resource-challenged government response systems.
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February 21
Sadat Peace Lecture Welcomes Dalai Lama
UMD will welcome his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama to campus on Tuesday, May 7. He will be the latest in a long-list of world leaders who have given the prestigious Sadat Lecture.
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February 20
Povich Panel Considers Sports Risk and Safety
UMD's Shirly Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host a sports panel at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to discuss the risk factors of playing sports – at any age.
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February 20
Seed Grant Competition Powers UMD's Future of Information Alliance
The Future of Information Alliance has chosen four UMD teams as initial Seed Grant Competition award winners. Each team receives up to $25,000 and will present their project results on May 6.
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