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November 19
University of Maryland Joins Big 10 Conference
The University of Maryland will be moving from the ACC to the Big 10 Conference in July, 2014.
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November 19
Message from President Loh: Maryland Joins Big Ten Conference
"...Membership in the Big Ten is in the strategic interest of the University of Maryland.  It will ensure the financial vitality of Maryland Athletics for decades to come.  It will enable us to reinstate some teams that were recently terminated due to budget deficits. We will have the capability to support better our student-athletes -- in the classroom and on the field -- and compete successfully at the highest levels..."
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November 17
MPower Collaborative Announces New Director of UM Ventures
James L. Hughes, MBA, chief enterprise and economic development officer and vice president at UMB, has been named director of UM Ventures, the ambitious joint research commercialization effort of the two universities and a central part of the collaborative MPowering the State. In his role as director, Hughes will help combine the commercialization and entrepreneurial efforts of these two powerhouse universities that together do more than one billion dollars a year in externally sponsored research.
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November 16
New UMD Report: The Cost of Government Dysfunction Could Increase Costs, Reduce Efficiency
A new report by University of Maryland School of Public Policy Professor Philip Joyce details the many challenges Congressional dysfunction creates - from increased costs to reduced effectiveness and efficiency.
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November 16
START Center at Maryland will Provide Terrorism Data for 2012 State Department Report
The START Center at the University of Maryland will produce the statistical annext to a federally mandated report that looks at terrorism around the world during 2012.
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November 15
Social Media and the Use of Memes During Election 2012
University of Maryland graduate students and social media experts P.J. Rey and Nathen Jurgensen are heard monthly on WYPR Radio in Baltimore talking social trends. Recently they sat down with University Communications' Dave Ottalini to talk about social media and Election 2012.
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November 15
UMD Cybersecurity Experts Win Major Homeland Security Grant
Cybersecurity researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and School of Public Policy have received a major grant from the Department of Homeland Security to develop economic models for cybersecurity investments.
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November 14
7th Annual Povich Symposium Looks at Local Sports
The 7th Annual Shirley Povich Symposium: "Our Sports: A Look at the Area Sports Scene."
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November 14
State of the Campus 2012: 'Our Four Historic Challenges'
Read President Loh's 2012 State of the Campus Address: "Our Four Historic Challenges"
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November 14
UMD Junior, Mother Co-author Book for Kids of Military Personnel
University of Maryland Junior Jennifer Fink and her mom Debbie have written and released The Little CHAMPS, a book written for young children of military families. The stars of the book are five children, each representing a branch of the U.S. military, or CHAMPS -- Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel. The book illustrates the challenges they face as the son or daughter of a service member, including deployment, separation, and tragedy.
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November 12
University of Maryland Joins Recover Writing Program to Help Students Hit by Hurricane Sandy
The University of Maryland's Writing Center is working with other centers across the U.S. to help distressed students in New York and New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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November 7
UMD, Lockheed Martin Sign Master Research Agreement
UMD and Lockheed Martin have reached a major new milestone in their Strategic Partnership, enabling a streamlined process for initiating collaborative projects.
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November 2
New UMD Study Highlights The Politics of Photos
Photographic coverage of President Barack Obama remained strongly positive following the first October presidential debate, according to PrezPix, a new University of Maryland study that evaluated 8,780 photographs published by 21 major American news outlets over four months of the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign.
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October 26
UMD Study: Fiscal Cliff Could Trigger Deep Recession, Fear of Cliff Has Cut GDP Already
The so-called “fiscal cliff” has already begun dampening the U.S. economy – even before it officially kicks in – and by year’s end will have cut 2012 GDP an estimated six-tenths of one percent, says a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland’s Interindustry Forecasting Project (Inforum).
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October 26
University of Maryland Housekeeping Unit Wins Green Seal Certification
The Housekeeping Services Unit of the University of Maryland's Facilities Management organization has achieved Green Seal (tm) GS-42 Certification, which indicates that its cleaning practices are among the healthiest and most sustainable in the industry.
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