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Sep 12, 2014, 09:07 ET
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Brendan Iribe, Oculus CEO, Gives $31M for New University of Maryland Computer Science Building

The University of Maryland announced today a gift of $31 million from Oculus co-founder and CEO and UMD alumnus Brendan Iribe – the largest...

Sep 09, 2014, 10:48 ET

UMD Program Approves 18 Technology Development Projects, Worth $4.7 Million, Teaming Maryland Faculty and Companies

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the A. James Clark...

Sep 09, 2014, 10:12 ET

UMD Clark School to Host Mpact Week: Disaster Resilience

 The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its second annual Mpact Week, a five-day event showcasing...

Sep 08, 2014, 12:00 ET
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World-Renowned Arts Management Institute Opens at UMD

The world-renowned DeVos Institute of Arts Management, a premier organization for training and supporting arts leadership, officially opened at the...

Sep 05, 2014, 07:00 ET
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UMD and Catholic Charities Join Forces to Deliver $1 Million in Free Dental Care

The University of Maryland (UMD) Terrapins' basketball court at the XFINITY Center (formerly the Comcast Center), will transform into a mobile...

Aug 29, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Nonprofits Turn to Millennials to Be Experts on Themselves

Student consultants at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business often find their target audience staring at them in the...

Aug 28, 2014, 10:43 ET
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Ebola vaccine trials fast-tracked by international consortium

 A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of...

Aug 27, 2014, 12:31 ET
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High-Ranking United Nations Official Returns to Academia as New Dean of UMD's School of Public Policy

The University of Maryland today announced the appointment of Robert Orr, Ph.D., as the incoming Dean of the School of Public Policy. Dr. Orr's 10...

Aug 25, 2014, 11:41 ET
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UMD's Smith School Closes MBA Gender Gap in D.C.

 Business schools nationwide have struggled to close the gender enrollment gap, but the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of...

Aug 21, 2014, 09:00 ET

University of Maryland Orbital Debris Education and Research Center to Host Inaugural Workshop

The Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) announced today that registration is open its inaugural workshop aimed to drive...

Aug 13, 2014, 10:32 ET

UMD Advanced Transportation Technologies Day Just Two Weeks Away

 On Thursday, Aug. 28, the University of Maryland (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering will host its first-ever Advanced Transportation...

Aug 12, 2014, 16:57 ET
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Beware of Your Mindset When Renting

 Commitment-shy shoppers carefully evaluate products before making a purchase, but new research from the University of Maryland's Robert H....

Aug 12, 2014, 15:04 ET

University of Maryland School of Medicine Scientist is at Forefront of Developing Vaccine for Ebola Virus

As the number of lives taken by the Ebola virus in West Africa has surpassed 1,000, and the U.S. prepares as rapidly as it can, it is clear that...

Aug 06, 2014, 08:00 ET
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The Hotel at the University of Maryland to Break Ground in 2015

 The University of Maryland and developer David H. Hillman of Southern Management Corporation today announce that the construction of The Hotel...

Aug 05, 2014, 09:00 ET

University of Maryland Opens Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in Southern Maryland

The University of Maryland (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering today announced the launch of a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site...

Jul 30, 2014, 09:00 ET

UMD Researchers Bridge Gap between Microelectronics, Biological Systems

Researchers often use microelectronic devices embedded with biological components to interrogate biology, but such devices can do much more –...

Jul 29, 2014, 08:00 ET

University Of Maryland Schools Of Dentistry And Medicine Receive $10.7M Grant To Conduct Systems Biology Research On Control And Prevention Of Sexually-Transmitted Infections

The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7...

Jul 15, 2014, 09:00 ET

Experience Hurricane Force Winds at the University of Maryland's Media Day in the Wind Tunnel, July 21

With the arrival of Arthur, hurricane season is officially here. The University of Maryland is offering reporters the chance to experience first...

Jul 14, 2014, 15:07 ET
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State Highway Administration, University of Maryland, City of College Park and County Officials Announce U.S. 1 Pedestrian Safety Enhancements

Emphasizing partnership and commitment to combat a recent increase in pedestrians fatalities, Maryland State Highway Administrator Melinda B....

Jul 01, 2014, 11:00 ET

UMD, GBSI Partner to Advance Antibody Standards

The University of Maryland (UMD) Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Maryland Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science (M-CERSI) have...