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December 17
Former NASA Astronaut Reightler is Winter Commencement Speaker
The University of Maryland welcomes former NASA Astronaut Kenneth S. Reightler, Jr. as the winter, 2012 commencement speaker on Wednesday, December 19.
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December 14
New SPH-led Project Aims to Improve Communication on HIV/AIDS Prevention
A new UMD - FDA collaboration aims to improve consumer education materials to help prevent HIV/AIDS.
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December 14
NASA Awards $36 Million to UMD for Earth Systems Study
NASA has awarded a $36 million cooperative funding agreement to the University of Maryland to continue collaborative research in the field of earth systems science.
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December 13
Arts and Humanities Dean Thornton Dill’s Term Extended
Arts and Humanities Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, who heads one of the uiversity's largest colleges, will serve an additional three year term - through June 2016.
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December 12
UMD's Chincoteague Hall Renovation Project Wins Gold LEED Certification
The Chincoteague Hall Renovation project at the University of Maryland has earned LEED Gold Certification - a first for a renovation project on the campus of the University of Maryland.
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December 12
UMD Computer Team Wins Regionals, On To World Finals
The University of Maryland scores big in regional computer programming competition. One team will compete in World Finals.
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December 11
Innovative Drug Delivery System Wins Venture Fair at UMD Bioscience Research Day
A novel drug delivery strategy wins honors for two University of Maryland researchers during Bioscience Research and Technology Review Day.
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December 11
President Loh Announces Commission for UMD, Big Ten/CIC Integration
University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh today announced the formation of the “President’s Commission on UMD and Big Ten/CIC Integration,” which will provide analysis and advise President Loh on the upcoming institution-wide integration with the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Big Ten Conference. The announcement was made in advance of the university’s move to the Big Ten in 2013 and membership in the CIC, the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top-tier research institutions.
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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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