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Science in a Shell

The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences


Neutron Star Merger Directly Observed for the First Time

UMD physicists and astronomers contribute to historic detection of gravitational waves and light created by event. More »

New Molecule Shows Promise in HIV Vaccine Design

Vaccine candidate spurs production of antibodies against the protective sugars of multiple HIV strains. More »

Entomology Ph.D. Student Wins International Thesis Competition

Samuel Ramsey studies a tiny parasitic mite that contributed to the worldwide decline in honey bee health. More »

UMD Neuroscientists Identify Source of Early Brain Activity

Brain cells that support early structural development also transmit sensory information. More »

UMD Scientists Contribute to Federal Climate Science Report

UMD climate model contributed to key finding, and Ross Salawitch served as review editor. More »

Joelle Presson Receives UMD President's Distinguished Service Award

Presson is the college's assistant dean of undergraduate academic programs. More »

Alumnus is Go-To Expert on the Science of Baseball

Alan Nathan (B.S. '68, physics) has helped Major League Baseball teams understand the physics of the game. More »

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Campuswide Commencement
Speaker: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.
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CMNS Commencement
Speaker: Georgette Kiser (B.S. '89, Mathematics), Managing Director and Chief Information Officer of the Carlyle Group. More »
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