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UMD | Fearless Ideas
The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
JUNE 2018
National Academy Member Sean Carroll Joins Biology
Carroll is UMD's first Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and the inaugural Andrew and Mary Balo and Nicholas and Susan Simon Endowed Chair. More »
Satellite Study Finds Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

ESSIC's Hiroko Beaudoing co-authored first-of-its-kind study that combined NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map where—and why—freshwater is changing around the globe.
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New Research Identifies How Blind Cavefish Lose Their Eyes

NIH-led study, which included Biology's William Jeffery, yields potential clues for understanding eye disease and blindness in people.
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UMD Astronomers Install
All-sky Cameras on Campus and in Haiti

Peter Teuben and Elizabeth Warner installed the all-sky cameras, which can capture stars, meteors, cloud formations and much more. More »
Study Shows How Earth Slows the Solar Wind to a Gentle Breeze

NASA satellite data analyzed by Astronomy's Li-Jen Chen reveals electron-scale energy transformation at the leading edge of Earth's magnetic field. More »
Computer Science's Rance Cleaveland Named Director of NSF's Division of Computing & Communication Foundations

Cleaveland, who joined UMD in 2005, will serve a three-year term while maintaining his UMD affiliation. More »
College's Alumni Network Announces 2018 Summer Undergraduate Award Winners

The awards will enable two students to study abroad and three students to continue their research on campus this summer.
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Join us for our monthly lecture series at MilkBoy ArtHouse. This month, we will discuss the science behind skin aging. More »

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