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September 20
Blind Cavefish Use Teeth to Find Their Way, New UMD Research Shows
In a single cave in Ecuador, a species of cavefish has evolved to do something perhaps unique to them, navigate with their teeth.
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September 19
Massive Online Courses through Coursera Come to the University of Maryland
The University of Maryland plans to offer four popular courses free this spring via Coursera - the international platform that hosts "MOOCs," massive open online courses. UMD is joining the six-month old consortium, which until now has had 16 other American Association of Universities members and world class international institutions. Negotiations with Coursera began last July.
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September 15
New University of Maryland Study Shows Global News Sites Poorly Covered the Olympics in Photos
The New York Times showed three times as many images of women as men during the period studied, for example, while The Times of South Africa showed images of men four times as often as those of women.
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September 7
Innovative Theatre Collaboration Combines Two Cultures, Two Languages in One Performance
UMD crosses continents, oceans and 12 time zones with a groundbreaking, bi-lingual co-production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - a collaboration with the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts.
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September 7
UMD's Future of Information Alliance Receives $1 Million
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation has awarded $1 million to the Future of Information Alliance (FIA) at the University of Maryland.
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September 7
Campaign Ad Psychology and Financing 2012: UMD 'Election Dissection' Sept. 19
'Election Dissection' - an interactive event featuring a keynote by former Congressman Dennis Cardoza and UMD Government and Politics faculty experts - will help mark Constitution Day.
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September 7
New University Agreement Offers Downloads of Popular Microsoft® Products
Recognizing that there are strategic advantages for a university to provide students with the latest software without them having to spend money for individual upgrades
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September 7
UMD Ranks 4th For Aspiring Entrepreneurs
The University of Maryland ranks fourth in the nation for aspiring entrepreneurs. The new student-based ranking for 2013 comes from Unigo.com
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September 5
National Deficit Outlook Unchanged Under Obama: UMD Policy Analysis
From a public policy point of view, the national debt accumulation since President Obama took office is largely a result of policies put in place prior to his inauguration, says a new analysis by University of Maryland expert Philip Joyce.
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July 29
Affordable, Wireless Warning Sensors Advancing
In the years since a fatal bridge collapse, technological advances make wireless warning systems affordable and practical, say UMD engineers.
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July 12
UMD Researchers Create New Tech for Complex Micro Structures
UMD Chemist John Fourkas and his research group have developed new materials and nanofabrication techniques for building miniaturized versions of components needed for medical diagnostics, sensors and other applications.
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June 28
UMD Leadership Helps State To #1 Innovation Ranking
The strong research and technology development programs at the University of Maryland are a key factor in the state's growing reputation.
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June 21
UMD Student Team Rises to One of Last Great Aviation Challenges
As flight records fall to UMD student engineering team, their work continues. They are driven to conquer one of the last great aviation challenges: Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition.
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June 16
Loh's Innovation Notes from Asia...
UMD President Wallace Loh is extending his Asia strategy with an innovation tour of Taiwan and South Korea - his third trip to the region since taking office in 2010. He is developing new research and educational partnerships.
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June 3
UMD Scientists Create Faster, More Sensitive Photodetector
The research team's innovation promises better biochemical weapons detection and body scanners, as well as new instruments for studying dark energy and the structure of the universe. It is particularly promising as a fast, sensitive, and low-noise detector of submillimeter waves, which are particularly difficult to detect.
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