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The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Responding to Cholera Before It Strikes
Research by UMIACS' Rita Colwell is enabling a new British-led international aid effort to predict and stop potential cholera epidemics before they happen. More »
10 UMD Faculty Members Win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

College awardees include Physics' Maissam Barkeshli, Computer Science's Jordan Boyd-Graber and Marine Carpuat, and Chemistry and Biochemistry's Osvaldo Gutierrez and Peter Nemes.
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$1M from the State of Maryland Matches Brin Family Donation for Two Computer Science Professorships

The college has received $7.3M from the state to match 10 new endowed professorships and chairs in computer science, the life sciences and mathematics. More »
Physics' Peter Shawhan Awarded 2018 Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize

The award recognized Shawhan's work on gravitational waves and multimessenger astronomy. More »
Biology's Reid Compton Receives 2018 Kirwan Under-graduate Education Award

He was honored for his contributions to the College Park Scholars Life Sciences program. More »
How the Desert Could Bloom

UMD researchers led by Atmospheric and Oceanic Science's Eugenia Kalnay found that large wind and solar farms in the Sahara desert could boost rainfall. More »
Physics' Ted Jacobson
Named Distinguished University Professor

Jacobson was cited for his work in black hole thermodynamics, the nature of spacetime and gravitational physics. More »
51 Professional-Track Faculty Members Promoted

The college promoted eight instructional faculty members and
43 research faculty members. More »
14 Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Members Promoted

The college promoted nine faculty members to the rank of professor and five to the rank of associate professor with tenure on July 1. More »
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Science on Tap 

Join us for our monthly lecture series at MilkBoy ArtHouse. Biology's Karen Lips will present "The Silence of the Frogs: Emerging Infectious Disease and Amphibian Extinctions." More »
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Prange Prize Lecture

The lecture "Black Holes and the Structure of Spacetime" will be given by Juan Maldacena of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.
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Shih-I Pai Lecture 

The speaker will be 2018 Wolf Prize recipient Charles H. Bennett of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. More »
OCT 12
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CMNS Ice Cream Social

Come mingle and enjoy ice cream with faculty, staff and students in the atrium of the Chemistry Building at this annual event. More »
OCT 17-18
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Mixed/Augmented/Virtual Reality Innovation Conference (MAVRIC)  

Register for this conference to talk about what works in this field, what does not work and the practical potential for immersive media. More »


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