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September 26
Coastal Birds Can Weather the Storm but Not the Sea
Study reveals that coastal bird populations are resilient to hurricanes
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September 10
UMD Scientists Discover Hidden Differences May Help Cells Evade Drug Therapy
The discovery suggests “functional mosaicism” could explain some antibiotic resistance and cancer relapse
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September 9
University of Maryland Ranked Amongst the Best Public Colleges in the Nation by The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report for 2020
The university lands again in the top 25 and additionally ranks high as a best college for veterans and ethnic diversity  
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September 4
Lockheed Martin Awards $3M to UMD's Clark School of Engineering
Th gift will fund aerospace research while increasing opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields
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September 3
Enzyme Known for Promoting Cancer Also Protects Healthy Cells
UMD researchers discovered that telomerase, which “immortalizes” cancer cells, also prevents tumors and slows a key stage in normal cell death 
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August 28
UMD-Led Astronomy Team Finds Golden Glow From a Distant Stellar Collision
Astronomers re-examined data from a 2016 gamma-ray burst and found a signature that perfectly matches a gold- and platinum-producing explosion observed by LIGO in 2017 
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August 27
University of Maryland Listed Among the Nation’s Best Colleges for Student Voting
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August 22
University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center
The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies
Crystal City August 21
UMD to Open New Space for Discovery and Collaboration in Crystal City in 2020
“Discovery Center” will foster innovation among students and faculty, local residents and employees, and alumni in the area 
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August 21
University of Maryland Appoints Dr. Yvette L. Rooks as Director of Sports Medicine and Lead Team Physician
New hire marks the culmination of UMD’s implementation of recommendations by two external reviews of its football program 
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University of Maryland Statement on August 18, 2019 Pressurization Incident
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August 21
UMD Partners with Three Universities, Professional Association to Combat Sexual Harassment in Political Science
UMD Government and Politics researcher partners with colleagues at Purdue University, University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and with the American Political Science Association (APSA)on on project “#MeTooPoliSci.
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University of Maryland Resources on Football Program External Review
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University of Maryland Named a 2019 Best Value College
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Humans and computers joint create AI stumping trivia questions then compete to answer them August 7
Seeing How Computers ‘Think’ When Answering Questions Can Lead to More Intelligent Machines Say UMD Researchers
 University of Maryland researchers created 1,213 questions in collaboration with computers to identify flaws in machine-learning language models
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