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Aug 01, 2016, 15:15 ET UMD Names Dr. Keith Marzullo as Dean of College of Information Studies

The University of Maryland announces the appointment of Dr. Keith Marzullo as Dean of the College of Information Studies (iSchool). Dr. Marzullo...


Jul 29, 2016, 10:15 ET Partnership Between University of Maryland and U.S. Army Research Laboratory Harnesses the Power of Defense Supercomputing to Create Opportunities for Scientific Discovery

The University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the central laboratory that provides world-class research for the...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:01 ET UMD Taps Dr. Sonia Hirt to Lead School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

The University of Maryland today announced the appointment of Dr. Sonia A. Hirt as dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation....


May 12, 2016, 12:30 ET Vibrant Mixed-Use Development to Transform Southern Gateway at University of Maryland

 A vibrant new development is in the works that will dramatically change the southern edge of downtown College Park. The University of Maryland...


May 09, 2016, 12:22 ET University of Maryland, College Park & University of Maryland, Baltimore Open SAFE Center in College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore today announced the opening of the University of Maryland SAFE...


Apr 30, 2016, 10:58 ET UMD Breaks Ground on Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation

The University of Maryland celebrates today the groundbreaking of the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation, a new building...


Mar 28, 2016, 16:47 ET UMD Alumnus and Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank to Deliver Spring 2016 Commencement Address

The University of Maryland today announced that UMD alumnus and Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank will deliver the spring commencement...


Mar 22, 2016, 16:37 ET UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M to Lead USDA Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water Reuse, Food, and Health

As the planet experiences record heat and California suffers from an historic drought, the clean water that we need to safely and sustainably grow...


Dec 05, 2015, 12:30 ET The University of Maryland to Jointly Host Climate Action 2016 Summit in May, Will Convene Global Leaders to Shift Conversation from Commitment to Action

 The University of Maryland today announces a landmark event in the history of climate engagement with its co-hosting of Climate Action 2016:...


Dec 05, 2015, 12:30 ET The University of Maryland to Jointly Host Climate Action 2016 Summit in May, Will Convene Global Leaders to Shift Conversation from Commitment to Action

 The University of Maryland today announces a landmark event in the history of climate engagement with its co-hosting of Climate Action 2016:...


Dec 03, 2015, 14:00 ET University of Maryland Dedicates Art-Sociology Building Named for Late Congressman Parren Mitchell

 The University of Maryland today dedicated the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building named for the late Congressman, civil rights leader...


Dec 03, 2015, 14:00 ET University of Maryland Dedicates Art-Sociology Building Named for Late Congressman Parren Mitchell

 The University of Maryland today dedicated the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building named for the late Congressman, civil rights leader...


Dec 02, 2015, 09:41 ET University of Maryland Ranks 'Top of Class' for Improving Minority Graduation Rates & Closing the Achievement Gap

The University of Maryland has been recognized by the Education Trust, a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement...


Dec 02, 2015, 09:41 ET University of Maryland Ranks 'Top of Class' for Improving Minority Graduation Rates & Closing the Achievement Gap

The University of Maryland has been recognized by the Education Trust, a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement...


Nov 23, 2015, 09:19 ET Northrop Grumman Foundation Renews Commitment to UMD's Honors College Cybersecurity Program with $2.76M Gift

The University of Maryland today announced a renewed commitment of $2.76 million from the Northrop Grumman Foundation to its Advanced Cybersecurity...


Nov 19, 2015, 09:27 ET University of Maryland Dedicates Frederick Douglass Square to Honor Maryland's Native Son

The University of Maryland dedicated a memorial on campus to honor abolitionist Frederick Douglass, a son of Maryland who has come to represent...


Nov 10, 2015, 12:42 ET Veterans' Education Challenge Launched To Help Returning Veterans Accomplish Their Higher Education Goals

In honor of Veterans Day 2015, Avis and Bruce Richards announced the launch of the "Veterans' Education $1 Million Matching Challenge," hosted on...


Sep 15, 2015, 10:13 ET University of Maryland Continues to Make Strides as National Leader in Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Maryland continues to be a higher education leader in the areas of diversity and inclusion, most recently being recognized with a...


Sep 15, 2015, 08:00 ET Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Grantees Of $30 Million Arts Innovation And Management Program

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the grantees selected to participate in the foundation's $30 million Arts Innovation and Management (AIM)...


Sep 10, 2015, 09:00 ET $10M Gift Promises Continued Excellence for University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business

The University of Maryland announced today a gift of $10 million from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation to support MBA scholarships,...


Aug 12, 2015, 11:24 ET ORDER IN THE HOUSE? The University of Maryland and U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress Host National Symposium on Congressional Conflict, Order and Reform

Why is it that every 20 years or so, the electorate engages in a populist movement aimed at overhauling Congress, and what impact does this have on...


Aug 11, 2015, 09:00 ET UMD Names New Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies

The University of Maryland has appointed Dr. William A. Cohen as the new Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies, effective Aug. 17,...


Jun 19, 2015, 09:12 ET 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 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 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...