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UMD | Fearless Ideas
The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
MARCH 2019
Scientists Found Worms that Recently Evolved the Ability to Regrow a Complete Head
Biology's Alexandra Bely conducted a study that revealed regeneration of amputated body parts is not always an ancient trait and scientists might need to rethink the way they compare animals with regenerative abilities. More »
Researchers Awarded $5.3M NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant

Biology's Patrick Kanold and Physics' Wolfgang Losert will work to improve understanding of brain function by providing a unifying account of brain activity and behavior. More »
Ion Experiment Aced Quantum Scrambling Test

Physics' Christopher Monroe conducted a study that checked whether information was lost or merely hidden inside a small quantum computer. More »
Chemistry and Biochemistry's Pratyush Tiwary Named to 2019 "Future of Biochemistry" List

Tiwary uses statistical physics, theoretical chemistry and artificial intelligence to develop algorithms that simulate the behavior of molecules on the atomic level. More »
Physics' Zohreh Davoudi Received 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship

Davoudi is a theoretical nuclear physicist who studies how complex phenomena in nature connect to the Standard Model of particle physics. More »
Computer Science's Bill Pugh Made $750,000 Gift to Support Campus Makerspaces on Giving Day

$500,000 will support the Jagdeep Singh Family makerspace in the new Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering. More »
Nine Science Terps Landed Academic Positions

The alumni received graduate degrees from UMD in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. More »
Seven Science Terps Selected as Fulbright Semifinalists

The semifinalists included three undergraduates and one alumnus in biological sciences, and two Ph.D. students and one undergraduate in computer science. More »
Computer Science's Leilani Battle Received NSF Grant

The new investigator grant will support Battle's work to improve key systems in exploratory data analysis tools. More »
For more in-depth stories, read

Bioscience Day 2018: Antony Jose—How Life Preserves Form and Function Across Generations

Bioscience Day 2018: Sean B. Carroll—The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Nature Works, and Why It Matters

Bioscience Day 2018: Nicole LaRonde— Targeting RIO Kinases for New Anti-cancer Drugs

MAR 27
Terp Alumni Entrepreneur Network Launch Celebration 

Join your fellow Terps to celebrate the launch of UMD's first industry-based alumni network for entrepreneurs. More »
MAR 27
Science on Tap

Join us for our monthly lecture series at MilkBoy ArtHouse. Geology’s Sujay Kaushal will tell us about "Salty Roads, Saltier Rivers: Causes and Consequences of Freshwater Salinization Syndrome." More »
APR 16
Irving and Renee Milchberg Endowed Lecture

Join us for the inaugural lecture, where Susan Eisenhower will speak on "Lessons from 1945: Ethics, the War in Europe, and its Enduring Legacy." This lecture series aims to highlight the connections among science, truth, the human condition and a civil society. More »
APR 30
Science on Tap

Join us for our monthly lecture series at MilkBoy ArtHouse. Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics’ Anne Simon will tell us about her quest to save the worldwide citrus industry from a devastating, incurable disease. More »

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