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The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Tropical Frogs Found to Coexist with Deadly Fungus
Biology's Karen Lips and colleagues observed frog populations persisting in the Panamanian forest, a decade after decimation by chytrid fungus. More »
Mountaintop Observatory Sees Gamma Rays from Exotic Milky Way Object

Physics' Jordan Goodman serves as U.S. lead investigator for the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory (HAWC) collaboration that made the discovery.
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Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research Receives $1.2M NIH Award

Cell Biology and Molecular
Genetics' Brian Pierce leads the project, which aims to develop a 3D modeling tool that could lead to new immunotherapies. More »
Two Professors Named Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

Chemistry and Biochemistry's Jeffery Davis & Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics' Anne Simon received the honor. More »
Astronomy's Eliza Kempton
Co-authors National
Academies Exoplanet Report

The report outlines a long-term strategy to explore distant planets that might harbor life. More »
Could College Park Be Ground Zero for a Quantum Computing Revolution?

Many have entered the race to build a quantum computer—and UMD has a hand in two of the most intriguing approaches, each with its own hurdles to overcome. More »
College's Faculty, Staff and Alumni Raise Funds to Keep Artwork in Bioscience Research Building

College has raised just over $6,000 of the $25,000 needed by the end of the month. More »
For more in-depth stories, read

A Hot Summer of Cool Research in Computer Science

Science on Tap: What Quantum Computing Will Do For You

Podcast: Black Holes - The Ultimate Cosmic Whisks

OCT 18
Inaugural Helz Lecture in Geology

Gene Likens of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the University of Connecticut will speak about "Acid Rain: A long and unfinished journey from discovery to political action." More »
OCT 23
Science on Tap 

Join us for our monthly lecture series at MilkBoy ArtHouse. Biology's Jerry Wilkinson will tell us "10 Amazing Facts About Vampires and Other Bats." More »
OCT 23
Paint Branch Distinguished Lecture in Applied Physics 

Sir John B. Pendry of Imperial College, London, will speak about "Capturing Light on the Nanoscale." More »
OCT 30
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture 

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Professor Anne Simon will speak about "25 Years of National Science Foundation Broader Impacts: Inspiring a Generation of Women Scientists by Infusing Science into The X-Files." More »
Nov 13
Bioscience Day 

Join us for our 19th annual Bioscience Day, where we'll explore "The Rules of Life," including epigenetics, genomics and the inner workings of nature. More »

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