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June 1
UMD-led Study Shows How Solar Wind Drops from Gale to Gentle Breeze as It Hits Earth’s Magnetic Field
NASA satellite data reveals electron-scale energy conversion at the leading edge of Earth’s magnetic field shields our planet from cataclysm.
Woman consoling depressed woman May 31
UMD Study Examines Association of Abortion and Antidepressants
Study finds that having an abortion does not lead to depression.
Zebra finches May 29
UMD Research Shows Physiological Effects of Mate Separation in Birds
Male and female zebra finches react to separation from their mates in remarkably different ways.
Artist's illustration of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission. May 23
Satellite Study Finds Major Shifts in Global Freshwater
First-of-its-kind study combines NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map where—and why—freshwater is changing around the globe.
May 23
UMD Names Steve Fetter Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
HESP Clinic patient with hearing aid May 21
UMD Research Shows Hearing Aids Improve Brain Function and Memory in Older Adults
Researchers hope findings lead to increased use of and improved fit for hearing aids.
May 17
Agree to Disagree: Why Teams Perform Better with Divergent Perspectives
UMD study explores disagreement translating to success in complex projects or crisis situations.
Fearless ideas campaign event with marching band May 14
University of Maryland Launches $1.5 Billion Campaign
Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland will support the university’s future with investments in students and scholarships, faculty, capital projects and innovative programs.
May 11
UMD Study Uncovers Germ Cell Findings with Implications for Disease Research
Research opens the door for future stem cell research in chicken models.
Headshot of Al Gore May 11
Former Vice President Al Gore to Deliver Speech at UMD’s 2018 Spring Commencement
Youth and police playing basketball at CP Dream Team May 10
Community Basketball Game Serves as Common Ground for Youth and Law Enforcement
UMD to Host CP Dream Team on May 11.
May 7
UMD, NASA to Launch GEDI to Study Forest Changes on Earth
A first-of-its-kind laser instrument designed to map the world's forests in 3-D is moving toward an earlier launch to the International Space Station than previously expected.
May 4, 2018 Science cover May 4
A New Model for Communication in Plant Cells
UMD-led study details how plant cells use animal-like nerve proteins to build single-cell communication networks.
UMD Logo May 3
UMD Renews Commitment to Comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
UMD will implement recommendations from Joint President Senate Task Force on Inclusion and Respect   
2018 Do Good Challenge finalists and winners May 3
Terp Thon and Symbiont Health Announced as 2018 Do Good Challenge Winners
UMD’s annual competition awarded more than $20,000 in prize money.