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Univ Scientists Create New Technology to Track Climate Change

UMD held a climate action forum in May, and scientists at the university are continuing their innovation to track its effects.

Study UK Relaunches as Independent Higher Education

As part of a major overhaul of its strategy, the association will step back from its representation of non-HE members. 

Dr. Borzekowski Documents Children's Perceptions of Tobacco Marketing in China

Professor Dina Borzekowski, along with a production crew, worked with five and six year old children in Shanghai, China in June 2016. 

New Research Analyzes Partnerships Between Authorities and Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities

This report is part of the START project, “Social Identity and Perceptions of Counterterrorism,” led by Dr. Glasford. 

Thousands Sign Petition Calling for Iran to Free Professor

Iranian-Canadian Homa Hoodfar, who has conducted research on Islamic family law and Muslim dress codes, was imprisoned. 

Are Excellence Initiatives Working?

The most recent wave seems to be stimulated by the perception of a competitive disadvantage relative to the stellar performance of foreign universities. 

What Freshmen Will Read

Immigration and racial injustice are topics of choice for common reading choices this year. 

Four Things That Must Happen to Protect Higher Education After Brexit

UCU's Sally Hunt warns that if people from the EU no longer feel welcome in UK universities, it damages the international academic reputation.

Fellowship to Study Second-Generation Immigrants

In memory of his son, Li is giving $1.2 million to UMD to create the Calvin J. Li Endowed Fellowship in Asian American Studies.

UMD Poll Sheds Light on American Attitudes Surrounding Orlando, the Middle East & U.S. Election

Americans hold a more favorable view of Muslims and Islam today than they did eight months ago. 

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