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February 27
UMD Awarded $5.9M Grant for Health Equity Research
The University of Maryland Center for Health Equity is driving new efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities through a $5.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
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February 26
UMD Goes for $250K Human-Powered Helicopter Prize
On Feb. 27-28, UMD's record-setting human-powered helicopter, and the student team that designed, built and flies it, will compete for a long-unreachable prize -- the $250,000 AHS Sikorsky Prize.
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February 26
WIE DREAM Conference Inspires High School Students
High school girls from across the region gathered UMD on Feb. 23 for the Women in Engineering Program's 5th annual DREAM Conference to explore their passion for engineering and innovation.
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February 25
Terps Tackle Stormwater
Six UMD students with various backgrounds and interests teamed up to create a project proposal from an unlikely source of inspiration for the EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge.
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February 22
UMD to Launch Mid-Atlantic Innovation Hub
Through $3.75M in funding from NSF, UMD will launch a regional Innovation Corps hub to find the best entrepreneurial student and faculty researchers and help them bring their discoveries to market.
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February 22
COE Honored for Commitment to Global Diversity
UMD's College of Education will be honored with the 2013 Best Practice Award in Support of Global Diversity by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
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February 22
Alums Give D.C. Nightclub Encore Performance on MPT
A documentary produced by three UMD alums on one of Washington's most storied nightclubs, The Bayou, will air at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 on Maryland Public Television.
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February 21
Disaster Management Software Meets Sandy Challenge
Professor Louiqa Raschid discusses the disaster management software Sahana Eden, an emerging model for grassroots disaster management that complements resource-challenged government response systems.
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February 21
Sadat Peace Lecture Welcomes Dalai Lama
UMD will welcome his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama to campus on Tuesday, May 7. He will be the latest in a long-list of world leaders who have given the prestigious Sadat Lecture.
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February 20
Povich Panel Considers Sports Risk and Safety
UMD's Shirly Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host a sports panel at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to discuss the risk factors of playing sports – at any age.
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February 20
Seed Grant Competition Powers UMD's Future of Information Alliance
The Future of Information Alliance has chosen four UMD teams as initial Seed Grant Competition award winners. Each team receives up to $25,000 and will present their project results on May 6.
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February 19
Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Nanoprecision Imaging
UMD researchers have created a novel technique for nanoscale imaging that may lay the foundation for a new generation of microscopes, optical devices and sensors, and ultra-compact electronics.
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February 19
UMD Center for Math Ed. Joins National STEM Teaching Initiative
The Center for Mathematics Education (CfME) in the University of Maryland's College of Education has joined a national partnership committed to the goal of recruiting, preparing, and retaining 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers in 10 years.
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February 18
UMD RecycleMania Goal: Win the 'ACC Grand Champion' Title
The University of Maryland is once again taking on the RecycleMania challenge to reclaim its 2011 'ACC Grand Champion' title from Boston College, who placed first in the ACC in 2012. RecycleMania is a national recycling competition between hundreds of colleges and universities to see who can recycle the most from Feb. 3 to March 30.
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February 17
UMD Alumnus Jeong Kim Nominated for Ministry Post in South Korea
South Korea's President-elect Park Geun Hye has nominated University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering alumnus, benefactor and Professor of the Practice Dr. Jeong H. Kim Ph.D. '91 as minister of the new Future Creative Science Ministry, a new post that will be charged with helping to advance science and technology growth for the country.
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