UMD: A Globally Connected University



Two U.S. Teachers Among 2016 Finalists For $1 Million Teaching Prize

Ten teachers have been announced as finalists for this year's Global Teacher Prize.

The Importance of Black History Month: UMD And Local Events Celebrating Diversity This Month

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the past, celebrate current achievements, and develop objective. 

Are Genetic Weapons The Best Tools To Fight Zika Virus?

UMD professor David O'Brochta argues that gene warfare may be the best response to the Zika virus.

For Preservice Teachers, Lessons On Cultural Sensitivity

Elizabeth Self, a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University, monitors a clinical simulation that she designed to help preservice teachers develop cultural sensitivity.

Native English Speakers Are Losing Out In The Global Business Market

Language skills are often trumpeted as a cornerstone of social integration.

UMD Climbs to No. 11 on Peace Corps' 2016 Rankings of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges

The University of Maryland was ranked No. 11 in the Peace Corps’ annual list.

SESYNC Postdoc Matthew LaFevor Awarded Wrigley-Fairchild Prize

Dr. LaFevor drew on an immense body of sources in the Mexican archives to retell a complex series of historical event.

Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain

If you really want to learn that second language, you can’t shy away from that panic.

An Insider Look At MSEC With Rachel George

We wanted to hear what the MSEC experience is really like, so we turned to Rachel George, who took the program last summer.

UMD Professors Discuss Diversity And Affirmative Action On Campus

Four university professors hosted a discussion Tuesday night to discuss affirmative action and what it means for underrepresented students.