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The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
(L-R) Caren Chang and Michelle Girvan
Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics' Caren Chang and Physics' Michelle Girvan Named 2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

The award honors faculty members who have demonstrated notable success in both scholarship and teaching. Read More »

Kate Atchison No one's at the wheel! View from inside the cab of large, heavy-duty contruction vehicle, a wheel loader, driving itself around a contruction site.
Driven to Make an Impact for Computer Science Students

Kate Atchison, associate director of the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing, wins Board of Regents Staff Award. More »
From "I'm Not a Robot" to Semi-autonomous Mega-machines

Vinay Shet (M.S. '03, Ph.D. '07, computer science) is on a mission driven by computer vision with his heavy equipment startup. More »
A brown bat in flights. Credit: Brock and Sherri Fenton. The most accurate, life-sized sculpture of a T-Rex dinosaur ever created. It has mottled gold and brown skin and fine feathers on the back of its neck. Credit: D. Finnin-AMNH.
Hibernation Slows Biological Aging in Bats

New study co-authored by Biology's Gerald Wilkinson uncovers secrets of big brown bats' longevity. More »
Research Keeps T. rex in Its Class

Geology's Tom Holtz co-authored a study that found insufficient evidence for reclassification of the iconic dinosaur. More »
An illustration of deep space showing two gamma ray jets, which appear as spikes of white light emerging from a bright pink collapsing star. Credit: International Gemini Observatory-J. da Silva. Photo of a tree-lined road at night with bright yellow-green particles of light from a swarm of fireflies light on it. Credit: Evan Leith-Unsplash.
UMD Astronomers Help Uncover Origins of Castaway Gamma-ray Bursts

Gamma-ray bursts traced back to previously undiscovered galaxies in the early Universe. More »
Why are Fireflies Everywhere this Year?

In the Washingtonian, Entomology's Mike Raupp cites the changing climate in the D.C. area. More »

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Russell Marker Lecture
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, this year's speaker will be David MacMillan, the 2021 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and professor at Princeton University.
OCT 11
Bioscience Day
Our 21st Bioscience Day will feature research talks, student poster competition, networking fairs, a keynote lecture and more.
OCT 17
Science on Tap
This month's speaker will be neuroscientist Ricardo Araneda, a professor in the Department of Biology.
OCT 21

CMNS Ice Cream Social
Come mingle and enjoy ice cream with faculty, staff, alumni and students in the G. Forrest Woods Atrium of the Chemistry Building at this annual event.

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