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Jul 02, 2015, 12:26 ET

Watch Out for CFOs With Big John Hancocks: UMD Researchers say

John Hancock rallied a nation with his large autograph on the Declaration of Independence, but new research from the University of Maryland's...

Jun 30, 2015, 16:21 ET

Information Age, Global Workplaces Slowing Hiring Process: UMD Career Expert

The hiring process is slowing.  As of April, the average vacancy took 23.7 days to fill, nearly double the 15.3 days of mid-2009. Applicants...

Jun 23, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Majority Of Iranian Public Approves Pursuing Agreement On Nuclear Program

 In a new survey of the Iranian public, a solid majority supports pursuing a deal on Iran's nuclear program. When presented a summary of key...

Jun 19, 2015, 10:23 ET

Upscale and Newer Restaurants Escaping Negative 'Groupon Effect,' UMD Study Shows

 Restaurants often come across as desperate when they offer Groupon-style deals, but a new study from the University of Maryland's Robert H....

Jun 19, 2015, 09:12 ET
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Custom Battery Manufacturer, FlexEl, to Open State-of-the-Art-Facility in College Park

FlexEl LLC, a custom battery solutions company, will open a research, development and manufacturing facility in Prince George's County, Md....

Jun 18, 2015, 09:35 ET
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Custom Battery Manufacturer, FlexEl, to Open State-of-the-Art-Facility in College Park

FlexEl LLC, a custom battery solutions company, will open a research, development and manufacturing facility in Prince George's County, Md. FlexEl...

Jun 15, 2015, 10:42 ET
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Researchers Identify Useful Negotiation Strategies for 'Honor Cultures'

A new study shows that Western diplomatic strategies based on rationality may backfire when applied to discussions with "honor cultures," such as...

Jun 11, 2015, 14:28 ET
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University of Maryland Makes Strides Toward Greater College Park

Anchoring the University of Maryland's efforts to enhance the academic campus and the surrounding communities, plans for Greater College Park were...

Jun 09, 2015, 08:00 ET

University of Maryland Wind Tunnel Media Day

 WHAT: With the arrival of the hurricane season, the University of Maryland is offering reporters the chance to experience first-hand what...

Jun 08, 2015, 11:36 ET
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New Study Finds Sesame Street Improves School Readiness

New research, coauthored by Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist Melissa Kearney, finds that greater...

May 26, 2015, 08:00 ET

'It Only Takes One Storm,' Caution UMD Disaster Resilience Experts

 While early reports indicate the 2015 hurricane season could carry fewer named storms than the historical average, University of Maryland...

May 25, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Climate Change Debate Fueled by 'Echo Chambers,' New Study Finds

A new study from researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) demonstrates that...

May 22, 2015, 16:15 ET

New Research Leads to FDA Approval of First Drug to Treat Radiation Sickness

As a result of research performed by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

May 20, 2015, 13:05 ET
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Expanding Magnets Have Potential to Energize the World

A new class of magnets that swell in volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy...

May 13, 2015, 16:16 ET

UMD B-School's '360 Feedback Tool' Addresses Government 'Leadership Crisis'

University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, Office of Executive Programs, has collaborated with Boston-based Cambria Consulting to...

May 13, 2015, 09:15 ET
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Nation's Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15

Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015,...

May 06, 2015, 08:00 ET

Biomecite Diagnostics Signs Option Agreement with UM Baltimore to Develop Tools to Detect Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

 University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and Biomecite Diagnostics, LLC announced today the signing of an exclusive option by Biomecite...

May 05, 2015, 11:57 ET

Stock Market's View of Gun Control: It's Coming

 Surveys show little change in American attitudes toward gun control after mass shootings, and gun sales have been going up in recent years....

Apr 16, 2015, 12:12 ET
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Cupid's Cup Organizers Announce Corporate Sponsors

Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H....

Apr 14, 2015, 15:06 ET
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Former Terp & NFL Star Domonique Foxworth to Deliver Spring Commencement Address

The University of Maryland today announced that Domonique Foxworth – UMD alumnus, Chief Operating Officer of the National Basketball Players'...