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Photo of nyumburu cultural center February 21
UMD Creates Online Tour Commemorating African-American History and Contributions to Campus
To raise awareness of our shared history, the virtual tour explores how African-Americans have shaped our campus from Maryland’s roots as a slave-holding state to the campus’ desegregation to today’s campus landmarks.
Photo of Chesapeake Bay February 19
UMD Awarded $1.4 Million to Design New Treatment for PCBs, Heavy Metals in Stormwater
Created for Department of Defense sites, the design could potentially be used by communities and industry.
Photo of UMD students Bambic and Khan February 13
Two UMD Science Majors Win Prestigious Churchill Scholarships
Christopher Bambic and Yousuf Khan will spend next year completing master’s degrees at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Photo of strawberry February 13
UMD Researchers Find Gene that May Greatly Increase Strawberry Production
Strawberries make up a $3 billion agricultural industry in the United States alone.
Photo of student in arabic class February 13
UMD Receives Grant to Develop Cultural Literacy Curriculum
Web-based materials in English, Arabic, Chinese and Russian will prepare students to be global professionals.
February 8
UMD Researchers Develop Breakthrough Technique to Combat Cancer Drug Resistance
Clark School Bioengineering professor leads collaborative effort to “turn off” multidrug resistance capabilities in cancer cells
UMD professors Liangbing Hu and Teng Li each holding a block of wood February 8
UMD Researchers Create Super Wood Stronger Than Most Metals
A new process could make wood as strong as titanium alloys but lighter and cheaper.
Photo of Linda Clement February 7
UMD VP of Student Affairs to Receive National Award from NASPA
Linda Clement honored for outstanding performance as a student affairs officer.
Photo of carbon neutral logo February 6
UMD Joins Top Research Universities to Form International Coalition to Accelerate Local Climate Action
Photo of Frederick Douglass Square February 5
UMD to Honor Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday with Year-Long Initiative
Douglass 200 will launch on February 5 with a lecture presented by David W. Blight.
Photo of The Hotel at UMD February 2
UMD Welcomes Global Cybersecurity Firm BlueVoyant to Discovery District
Company’s new Global Cyber Analytics Center will be located in StartupUMD@Diamondback Garage.
Photo of students on campus February 2
UMD Announces Partnership with The Haven at College
Collaboration will bring a recovery house and outpatient center to UMD.
Hornbake Plaza January 29
University of Maryland Secures $18.3 Million for Energy Conservation Projects
Energy and water conservation upgrades projected to create $1.7 million in annual energy savings. 
Photo of a coyote January 26
UMD Research Examines How Human Modifications Affect Mammal Movement Globally
New global study of 57 mammal species finds human modifications to natural landscapes prevent normal movement.
January 25
Why do People Cheat? UMD Research Identifies 8 Motivating Factors
Researchers seek answers from people who admit to infidelity.