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UMD Professors Reflect On New Opportunities With Cuba

As relations between U.S. & Cuba move towards normalization, a significant area for cultural understanding & building long term ties may come through education....

Mandela Fellow Making a Difference in Africa and at UMD

Founded in 2014 under President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), the Mandela Washington Fellowship is a flagship program that aims to empower young...

UMD Geographical Sciences Faculty Is First U.S. Winner Of International Prize

APEC recently recognised UMD Prof. Inbal Becker-Reshef as the U.S. nominee for the prestigious Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) award.

Family Science alumnae compete in Rio Olympics

Both Witmer and Bam were members of the U.S. team at the 2015 Pan-American Games. 

Teaching Global Children's Literature: What to Read and How to Read

Teachers have the great responsibility of selecting children's books for particular classrooms that serve particular cultural communities. 

'Challenger' Universities

Analysis seeks to identify universities that will challenge the global status quo in higher education. 

After the Abductions in Afghanistan

Kidnapping of two faculty members at the American University of Afghanistan renews attention on the risks. 

English Learning Platform in China Raises $100m

China-based VIPKID, a platform connecting Chinese children with English teachers for one-to-one online language lessons, has raised $100m. 

The Next Revolution has Begun

It is beyond any doubt that modern economies need an educated work force. 

Clear Link Found between Warming Climate and Rise in Ocean-Bourne Bacterial Illnesses

A UMD-led, international study shows that there has been a clear correlation between warming of North Atlantic waters, increasing numbers of Vibrio bacteria.

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