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January 17
UMD Expert Recognized in Movement to Improve Capital Markets
Russ Wermers, associate professor of finance in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, has garnered international recognition for his recent work toward restoring integrity to capital markets.
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January 16
Klose Named Acting President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Former Journalism Dean looking forward to reconnecting with former friends, working with the entire RFE/RL team.
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January 16
The Future of Information Alliance Looks at Crowdsourcing
An FIA Special Event Looks at the Opportunities and Challenges of Crowdsourcing.
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January 16
President Loh's Statement of Support for Governor O'Malley's Budget
University of Maryland, College Park President, Wallace Loh, issues a statement of support for Governor O'Malley's budget.
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January 14
Film Producer's "Pi" in the Sky Dreams Become Reality
Lee Berger '76 is president of the film division of Rhythm & Hues Studios, a Los Angeles-based company that does everything from animating the Chipmunks to creating fantastic worlds ("The Chronicles of Narnia"). His most recent work is the hit "Life of Pi" from Director Ang Lee.
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January 14
Steve Kerrigan: A Terp In Charge of the Obama Inauguration
Alumnus Steve Kerrigan '93 is president and chief executive officer of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, overseeing a number of events that will take place Jan. 19-21, including a National Day of Service, President Barack Obama's swearing-in on Capitol Hill, a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and two official balls.
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January 11
UMD NanoCenter Creates Tiny Inchworm Motor with Flexible Arms
Maryland NanoCenter engineers Ivan Penskiy and Sarah Bergbreiter have developed a new micromechanical motor, which has flexible arms used to alternately grab and pull a tiny silicon beam thousands of times per second, moving only a couple micrometers at a time. This action simulates a movement similar to a person grabbing and pulling a rope hand over hand. These motors could someday be used to power a tiny insect-sized robot or provide autofocus and zoom in a smartphone camera.
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January 11
Smith School Names 2013 China Business Plan Competition Winner
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business awarded $10,000 in cash prizes on Tuesday to the winners and finalists of the 2013 China Business Plan Competition, organized by the Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in Beijing. Smith School student Yuan He won the competition’s top prize.
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January 10
UMD Doctoral Student Recognized for Outstanding Research in Entrepreneurship
Shweta Gaonkar, a Doctoral student in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been honored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Emerging Scholars Program for her significant contributions to research in entrepreneurship.
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January 10
UMD’s Director of Public Safety Named Finalist for Campus Safety’s Director of the Year Award
Campus Safety Magazine has named UMD’s Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety, David Mitchell, a finalist for the 2012 Campus Safety Director of the Year award. Mitchell, along with the other finalists, was chosen for his outstanding leadership skills, ingenuity, selflessness and overall achievement.
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January 9
UMD Language Research Center Names Amy Weinberg Executive Director
The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) has named Amy Weinberg, Ph.D., as its new executive director, replacing Founding Director Richard Brecht, Ph.D., who will retire in January 2013.
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January 8
UMD Flu Study Tracks Infection as Influenza Peaks in Maryland
Donald Milton, M.D., Dr.P.H., is leading a study to track flu infection and modes of transmission at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. His research team is finding that many study participants coming in with flu recently are infected with more than one virus strain.
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December 27
Maryland Ranked 5th Best Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
The University of Maryland has been ranked 5th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s annual ranking of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges 2012-13 – making it UMD’s second year in the top 5 and the fifth consecutive year in the top 10. Each year, Kiplinger’s collects data from 600 public four-year institutions and determines the top 100 by analyzing several measurable standards, such as academic quality – including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-year graduation rates – financial aid and cost, with academic quality carrying the most weight. 
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December 21
Beyond the Fiscal Cliff: Public Policy Experts Talk Issues for 2013
Faculty Experts from the Maryland School of Public Policy talk issues beyond the fiscal cliff for 2013.
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December 21
Plan C: 'All Roads Lead Back to Boehner' - UMD's Kettl
Fiscal cliff heads one way only, says UMD Dean of the School of Public Policy: "...every single signal points to the inescapable fact that this is a far more difficult problem for Boehner and the House Republicans than for anyone." 
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