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February 11
University of Maryland Hits $1 Billion Fundraising Goal
The University of Maryland successfully raised $1 billion in its recently concluded Great Expectations fundraising campaign.
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February 8
Maryland Named Top 25 Peace Corps Recruiter
The University of Maryland has been ranked 24th in the Peace Corps' annual list of the 25 top volunteer-producing colleges in the large school category—with 53 undergraduate alumni currently serving as volunteers overseas.  Since the Peace Corps' inception, 1,144 UMD alumni have served, making it the 27th highest volunteer-producing university of all time.
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February 8
University of Maryland joins Library Publishing Coalition
The University of Maryland, in collaboration with more than 50 other academic libraries and the Educopia Institute, has joined a two-year project (2013-2014) to create the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC).
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February 7
UMD and ManTech Announce Partnership for Advanced Cybersecurity Research
The University of Maryland and ManTech International Corporation (ManTech) today announced a two-year partnership to pursue advanced research in cybersecurity, including systems engineering and full spectrum computer network operations.
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February 7
UMD Named 2013 Best Value College by Princeton Review
The University of Maryland has been named a Best Value College for 2013 by the Princeton Review.  The list, recognizing 75 public and 75 private colleges, ranks selected schools based on a wide range of criteria—from academics to cost of attendance to financial aid.
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February 7
UMD's Driskell Center Receives $2.2 Million Art Collector Bequest
The University of Maryland's David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora (Driskell Center) announced today a bequest of more than 225 collected artworks valued at more than $2.2 million from the estate of the late Sandra Anderson Baccus and her husband, Lloyd T. Baccus, M.D.
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February 6
Documentary by UMD Professor Emeritus to Premiere on Maryland Public Television
For 25 years, students from the University of Maryland have gone to England to assist with the restoration of Kiplin Hall, a 17th century manor house known as the birthplace of Maryland. A new documentary—Kiplin Hall: Birthplace of Maryland—by UMD professor emeritus David Fogle will premiere on Maryland Public Television on Feb. 7, 2013.
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February 6
A Black History Month Interview with Archivist Anne Turkos
Archivist Anne Turkos looks at the history and impact African Americans have had on the University of Maryland campus.
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February 6
UMD Scientists Discover Protein that Enables Safe Recycling of Iron from Old Red Blood Cells
A team of scientists from the University of Maryland, Harvard Medical School, the National Institutes of Health and the University of Utah School of Medicine have identified a long-sought heme-iron transporter and shown that it is the same HRG1 protein that a common microscopic worm, C. elegans, uses to transport heme.
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February 5
Comet Debuting in New Deep Impact Movie Expected to Star this Winter
The newly discovered comet ISON, which late this year could give sky watchers one of the brightest shows ever, shines in a new movie made by a University of Maryland-led team of scientists. The team recently began tracking and studying the comet with NASA's historic Deep Impact spacecraft. 
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February 4
UMD Landscape Architecture Students Take Learning Beyond the Classroom
A group of University of Maryland landscape architecture students were recently given an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the classroom to a real-world situation. Officials at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg enlisted the students to redesign an outdoor space and help turn their underutilized courtyard into an inviting space for employees.
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February 4
New Criminology Chair Aims High
James P. Lynch, a prominent expert on crime statistics and victimization is settling in as the new chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) at the University of Maryland. In his new role, Lynch will build upon the remarkable work of the department's interim chair, Professor Charles Wellford, and its former chair, Professor Sally Simpson, to continue expanding the scope and raise the profile of the top-ranked criminology program in the nation.
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February 1
Caribbean Adventure Offers Unique Education Abroad Opportunity for UMD Students
Recently, 24 Maryland students took to the high seas on a magnificent sailing ship traveling to the Caribbean archipelago - a volcanic cluster of islands stretching from the southeast coast of the United States to just off the northern coast of South America.  The Geography of the Southern Caribbean is a two week education abroad program offered during winter term 2013.
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February 1
Live from the White House: UMD's Gates Awarded Nation's Top Science Honor
President Obama awarded the National Medals of Science and the National Medals of Technology and Innovation during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 1 at the White House. University of Maryland Professor of Physics Sylvester James (Jim) Gates is one of 12 recipients of the National Medal of Science this year
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January 31
Maryland Named Tree Campus USA for Fifth Consecutive Year
For its fifth consecutive year, the University of Maryland has been named a 2012 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This national program recognizes colleges and universities for their effective campus forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals.
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