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December 11
UMD School of Public Policy Expert Talks Legalized Marijuana's Impact
Public Policy Professor Peter Reuter warns legal marijuana poses challenges for the entire nation and its relationship with Latin America.
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December 7
New Seigel Learning Center at UMD Takes Distance Learning to New Heights
Engineering students and faculty now have access to cutting-edge technology and the best practices in online learning at the new Arnold E. Seigel Learning Center, inaugurated in October by the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering.
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December 7
Smith Center Premieres “Christmas Gift!” A Celebration of African American Holiday Traditions Through Music and Spoken Word
Nolan Williams, Jr. premieres “Christmas Gift!” A Celebration of African American Holiday Traditions through Music and Spoken Word at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on December 14 and 15. Inspired by an African American tradition of gift-giving that dates back to the mid-19th Century, this family-friendly holiday event brings together music and readings that reflect the power of generosity in hard times.
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December 5
Pessoa Named First Director of UMD's Maryland Neuroimaging Center
The University of Maryland has named Luiz Pessoa, Ph.D., a professor of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, as the first Director for the new Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC).  Dr. Pessoa will provide scientific leadership and vision for brain imaging research, collaboration, and cutting-edge methodology at the MNC. 
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December 5
UMD Future of Education Forum December 10 Looks at "Who Needs College?"
What are the benefits - and challenges of college? Who should - and should not go to college? The Washington Post's Robert J. Samuelson and University System of Maryland Chancellor William "Brit" Kirwan look at this increasingly important issue.
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December 5
UMD Officially Joins Committee on Institutional Cooperation
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation formally accepted UMD's application this past Sunday. Full academic involvement will be realized this coming July.
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December 4
University Launches Dynamic, Interactive Information Website UMD Right Now
Today, the University of Maryland launched a brand-new multimedia news and information portal, UMD Right Now, which provides members of the media and the public with real-time information on the university and its extended community.UMD Right Now replaces Newsdesk, which previously served as the university’s news hub and central resource for members of the media. The new site is aimed at reaching broader audiences and allows visitors to keep up with the latest Maryland news and events, view photos and videos and connect with the university across all of its social media platforms.
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November 30
Joint Institute for Food Safety Receives $11 Million FDA Funding
The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) at the University of Maryland has been awarded $11 million in funding from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The funding, which will cover the next five years, will help JIFSAN to continue its mission of improving food safety, nutrition and public health around the world. Established in 1996, JIFSAN is jointly administered by UMD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) and the FDA. Its goal is to tackle complex food safety issues from multiple angles by bringing together leaders in industry, government and academia to develop research, education and outreach programs.
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November 30
New UMD Poll Shows Israelis Doubt Benefit from Gaza Conflict
A new poll by University of Maryland Sadat Chair Shibley Telhami and PIPA Director Steven Kull shows Israelies doubt there were any benefits from the recent fighting with the Palestinians and a warming trend in releations with the US.
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November 29
UMD A Top Producer of Fulbrights for Second Consecutive Year
For the second consecutive year, the University of Maryland has been named a “Fulbright Top Producer Institution.” This year 9 doctoral students and seven recent graduates have all been awarded Fulbright grants to study, teach or conduct research internationally. In 2011, 19 UMD students and recent graduates received Fulbright awards.
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November 29
Size Matters -- Large CEO Signature Equals Small Performance
It signals a heavy narcissist and diminished performance by the firm, concludes research by UMD's Smith School of Business.
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November 29
UMD “Time Reversal” Research May Open Doors to Future Tech
University of Maryland researchers have come up with a technology that one day could use “time-reversal” to recharge a phone, destroy tumors or disable a listening device hidden in a prosthetic toe -- without knowing where the objects are located.
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November 29
UMD Rises to #15 in Nation for Study Abroad
 As international borders disappear in business, science and engineering, University of Maryland students in these fields are seizing opportunities for study abroad -  raising UMD's world profile and standing in the process.
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November 27
Worms that Lose That Loving Feeling Also Lose Thousands of Active Genes
A new University of Maryland study of worms that reproduce without a mate shows that not only have these creatures lost their mojo in the dating game of evolution, they’ve lost thousands of genes as a consequence.
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November 26
UMD Launching Program to Train Next-Gen Government Contracting Experts
Responding to growing need in the public and private sectors, the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland is launching a new academic program to train students in the complicated field of government purchasing and contracting.
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