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January 25
Why do People Cheat? UMD Research Identifies 8 Motivating Factors
Researchers seek answers from people who admit to infidelity.
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UMD to Host Thought Leaders Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
Three-day summit will convene group of nationally recoginzed scholars and practitioners on diversity and inclusion in higher education. 
Photo of birds migrating January 24
Unsustained Geoengineering Could Have Animals ‘Running’ for Their Lives
Scientist from SESYNC at UMD examine how a collapsed solar shield could impact the world’s biodiversity.
Headshot of Amitabh Varshney January 23
University of Maryland Names Amitabh Varshney as Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Photo of the Port of Baltimore January 22
UMD Researcher Develops Innovative Water Treatment System to Clean and Sustain the Port of Baltimore
Project improves water and air quality, reduces pollution, and creates renewable energy.
January 20
Federal Government Shutdown FAQs
The University of Maryland is committed to keeping its community updated on the federal government shutdown and its potential impacts on our community.
Photo of Comet 41P gliding beneath the galaxy NGC 3198 January 19
Spinning Comet Slows Down During Close Approach to Earth
UMD astronomers observe the most drastic slowing of a comet's spin.
photo of male sneezing in tissue January 19
Flu May Be Spread Just by Breathing, New UMD-Led Study Shows
Coughing and sneezing not required for transmission.
UMD Logo January 18
University of Maryland Named a 2018 Best Value College
The Princeton Review and Kiplinger's Personal Finance name UMD as a 2018 Best Value College in seperate rankings. 
Photo of unity mural January 18
Unity Mural Created by UMD and BSU on Display at Maryland State House
State House is one of many temporary locations across Prince George's County that will display the artwork until it finds a permanent home at each institution.
January 17
The University of Maryland, College Park is open without delay Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
Photo of C.D. Dan Mote Jr. January 12
NAE President C.D. Mote, Jr., a Regents’ Professor and Past-President of UMD Is Named a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors recognizes  “academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.” 
January 11
University of Maryland Receives $5M National Science Foundation Grant to Support Next Generation of Cyber Leaders
Funding will provide scholarships for students in UMD’s Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students program
Salted Road January 10
North American Waterways are Becoming Saltier and More Alkaline
New UMD-led research highlights the need for better regulation of road salt, fertilizers and other salty compounds.
Photo of a pregnant belly January 9
As U.S. Maternal Deaths Rise, UMD Research Underscores Impact of Flawed Data
Researchers urge for improved data collection to reduce maternal mortality.