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  • Grand Challenges Grants Update: Nine Institutional Grant Proposals Move Forward

    Dear Colleagues, It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that we provide this update regarding the Grand Challenges Grants program, which will provide up to $30 million in institutional investments to fund initiatives and projects designed to accelerate solutions to society's largest and most complex problems.

  • Catherine Knight Steele is Helping Students Find a Place in Black Digital Studies

    Fresh out of undergrad and working in advertising in Chicago in the late 2000s, Catherine Knight Steele found an online escape from her cubicle—in the blogosphere. Each day, she soaked up musings on topics ranging from gossip and entertainment to beauty and motherhood, written mainly by Black women. Not only did the content fascinate and enliven her, but it began to feel essential to her sense of personhood—like home. 

  • DOE Grants $2.6M for UMD-led Study on Genetics of Plant Growth to Support Biofuels

    Associate Professor Gary Coleman from the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland received $2,573,263 from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate the genetics underlying how poplar trees sense nutrients and regulate their metabolism. The information he gains could help farmers maximize yields for poplar and similar crops.


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9 Multidisciplinary Projects, Initiatives to Contend for Millions in Grand Challenges Grants

New UMD Program to Support Campuswide Efforts to Tackle Societal Problems
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USM Ranks in Top 20 of Patent-Earning Institutions Worldwide

UMD Leads System’s Total, With 65 of 98 Patents Awarded in 2021
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At Innovate Maryland, Pines Heralds Turning ‘Expertise Into Action’

From Landmine Danger to Food Security, UMD Inventions of the Year Tackle Grand Challenges
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