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UMD | Fearless Ideas
The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
APRIL 2018
Four UMD Undergrads Awarded Goldwater Scholarships
CMNS awardees included Paul Neves (physics), Lillian Sun (biological sciences and economics) and Tanay Wakhare (mathematics and computer science). More »
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Awarded to
10 CMNS Students

These prestigious fellowships recognize outstanding STEM graduate students.
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The Sahara Desert is Expanding, According to New UMD Study 

Study found that the world's largest desert grew by 10 percent since 1920, due in part to climate change.
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Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm Named Chair of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

An accomplished hydrologist and water resources engineer, Miralles-Wilhelm has been at UMD since 2013.
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Gerald Wilkinson Named CMNS Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Wilkinson will oversee the college's appointment, promotion and tenure process for all faculty members.
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Alumna Cheryl Gibson Sullivan Gives Back to Students in Need

Sullivan's endowed scholarship supports first-generation Terps majoring in the life sciences. More »
Graduate Programs Highly Ranked by U.S. News &
World Report

CMNS had 12 programs and specialties ranked in the top 25.

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APR 25
Science on Tap

Join us for our monthly lecture series at MilkBoy ArtHouse where we will discuss honey bee health with Samuel Ramsey. More »
APR 27
William E. Kirwan Distinguished Lecture in Mathematics 

Speaker: Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times bestselling author and John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin. More »
APR 28
Maryland Day 

Visit UMD's one-day open house featuring family-friendly and interactive events. Come explore our world of Fearless Ideas and see all that we do for our community, the state and the world. More »
MAY 21-22
Neil Gehrels Memorial Meeting 

To commemorate Neil Gehrels's work and indelible presence in the field of astronomy, a two-day meeting will be held in D.C. More »

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