University of Maryland

May 9, 2017

Coppin, Morgan, UMES among HBCUs looking to increase access to solar

Three of Maryland’s historically black universities were selected in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar in Your Community Challenge, designed to find ways to bring solar energy access to low- and moderate-income households. Coppin State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, will collaborate as part of the HBCU Clean Energy […]

Mar 16, 2017

U. of Maryland looks to help students in country illegally

COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland is joining other schools, like Georgetown University, in taking steps to help students who may be in the country without legal permission. The Washington Post reports that this week, U-Md. said it will assign a person on its staff to coordinate services for students in the country without […]

Feb 2, 2017

University of Maryland announces ‘Discovery District’

The University of Maryland has dubbed a roughly 150-acre area near the College Park campus, which includes development along Baltimore Avenue as well as projects along River Road, as the Discovery District. The branding of the area as the Discovery District is part of $2 billion in public and private investment called the Greater College […]

Nov 30, 2016

Md. astronomer: Icy basin in Pluto’s heart may be sinkhole

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — The deep icy basin in Pluto’s heart-shaped region may be a natural sinkhole. In a study published Wednesday, a team led by University of Maryland astronomer Douglas Hamilton suggests the basin may have resulted from the weight of surface ice. Computer modeling by the researchers indicates an ice cap formed at […]

Kevin Kamenetz
Nov 28, 2016

Kamenetz: Baltimore County police will not participate in deportation of students

Baltimore County Police will not participate in any identify immigrants who are college students living in the country illegally, according to Democratic County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Aug 22, 2016

College Park’s Startup Village helps entrepreneurs stay local

UPDATED — The Startup Village is now in its beta phase. But the University of Maryland, College Park envisions growing the home for student and alumni entrepreneurs into part of its revitalization of Baltimore Avenue through its Greater College Park initiative. As the university strives to better connect the area of town near the campus […]

Jul 29, 2016

UMD researchers get link to supercomputer ‘Harold’

Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park will soon have access to a vast amount of new computing power thanks to a new partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The agreement will link the university to an Army supercomputer – “Harold.” What sets Harold – named for a mathematician who helped pioneer supercomputing […]

Jul 29, 2016

ADA settlement: UMD to caption sports archive videos for deaf fans

The University of Maryland will be rolling out more accommodations to deaf and hard-of-hearing Terps fans as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit.

Jul 22, 2016

JHU, UM among top schools filing patents, say inventors

Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland were among the top patent-filing universities worldwide in 2015, according to a report published this month by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The local tech-transfer powerhouses came in at Nos. 8 and 27, respectively, the JHU being granted 143 U.S. utility patents in 2015, […]

Jul 18, 2016

Police: Use of pepper spray at party at U. Md. could have been avoided

The University of Maryland’s police chief apologized and said an officer has been “severely disciplined” for using pepper spray on a student at an off-campus graduation party attended primarily by African-American students. Police were called to the party at the Courtyards apartments near the College Park campus May 22 in response to a possible fight […]

Jun 30, 2016

Md. researchers get $3.8 million for cancer work

Six Maryland researchers will share $3.8 million in new grant funding from the American Cancer Society starting Friday. While much of the funding will support laboratory work, the largest share — about $1.7 million — will help a researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park explore social efforts to raise awareness of cancer risks. Cheryl […]

Jun 16, 2016

UMD Smith business school to take on cybersecurity risk project

The Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will be part of a unique risk assessment project to assess the safety and effectiveness of supply chain practices. The project, which is the first of its kind, will focus on “ascertaining the effectiveness of information security and cyber […]

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