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College Raises $200M for UMD Fearless Ideas Campaign
Alumni and supporters from around the world helped the college raise funds for facilities, research, faculty and student support. More »
A stamp featuring Euginie Clark and a shark. Credit: Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya-USPS Michelle Mazurek
Biology's "Shark Lady" to be Featured on 2022 U.S. Postal Service Stamp

The late Eugenie Clark taught marine biology at UMD from 1968 to 1992. More »
Computer Science's Michelle Mazurek Named Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center

Mazurek is an expert on human-centered security and privacy. More »
A diverse group of stends sitting around a microscope. Photo credit: Yun Choi John Mather reading a New York Times story about the Webb Telescope. Photo Credit: NASA
The Power of BioFIRE's Living-Learning Community

BioFIRE offers incoming students a community of faculty, staff and peers, as well as faculty-mentored research experiences. More »
Physics' John Mather Looks to the Past and Keeps Moving Forward

The Nobel laureate is senior project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, which is expected to launch by year's end. More »
Sujal Patel Grant Dong, dressed in full SCUBA gear, is helped by another researcher while standing on the shore of a lake or bay.

From Storage Solutions to Biotech SPAC Success

Sujal Patel (B.S. '96, computer science) makes his mark as a technology entrepreneur. More »

A Deep Dive into Decompression Sickness Research

Grant Dong (B.S. '21, biological sciences) interns with Divers Alert Network on the way to a career in medicine. More »
Conceptual image representing a person processing sound. Photo Credit: Shutterstock Video still of a female member of the UMD Cicada Crew in a kitchen, holding a skewer of cicadas.

$2.9M NIH Award Could Lead to Tunable Hearing Devices

Research by Biology's Jonathan Simon focuses on how the brain turns sound into comprehensible language. More »

Entomology's Cicada Crew Members Featured on PBS

The NOVA program takes a tasty look at insect foods that could benefit our health and our warming planet.
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A pair of young women showing off their ice cream at the Ice Cream Social. Photo credit: Faye Levine A group of atudents chatting with Testudo at the New Student Welcome Reception event. Photo credit: Faye Levine A video still with a play button, showing the opening of a video about the new chemistry wing.

CMNS Ice Cream Social [Photos]

CMNS New Student Welcome Reception [Photos]

New Chemistry Building Preview [Video]

NOV 16

Irving and Renee Milchberg Endowed Lecture

"The Public Relations Machine in Science: A Self-Inflicted Wound?"
Speaker: Jim Glanz, The New York Times More »

NOV 30

Dean's Voices of Inclusive Excellence Lecture

"Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation"
Speaker: Ebony McGee, Vanderbilt University
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NOV 30

Giving Tuesday

Join this global generosity movement by supporting Science Terps. We will be raising funds for the CMNS Undergraduate Student Scholarship Fund. More »


Diversity in Tech Celebration

Our keynote speaker will be Darryl Peek, head of federal strategic partnerships at Google Cloud. More »


Science on Tap

"Neuroscience and the Search for a Fountain of Youth for the Brain "
Speaker: Elizabeth (Betsy) Quinlan, University of Maryland Biology
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Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture

"The Simple (and Not-So-Simple) Physics of Detecting Gravitational Waves"
Speaker: Peter Shawhan, University of Maryland Physics
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DEC 20

Campuswide Commencement

The 4 p.m. ceremony will be held in person and be available via live stream. More »

DEC 22

CMNS Commencement

The 6 p.m. ceremony will be held in person and be available via live stream. Graduates will walk across the stage at this ceremony. More »

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