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  • Student Team Takes First Place in Affordable Housing Design Competition

    A dynamic second act for the largest performance hall in the Southeastern United States earned a team of University of Maryland graduate students top honors—and a $20,000 first-place prize—in the ninth annual Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • $2M NIH Grant Will Help Develop a New Defense Against Viral ‘Hijackers’

    A University of Maryland researcher has received $2 million from the National Institutes of Health to study a new method to combat a large, diverse group of viruses that can cause everything from stomach flu and rashes to polio and hand foot and mouth disease. There are no effective medical treatments for enteroviruses, in large part because they are very good at developing resistance to therapeutics, but Associate Professor George Belov in the Department of Veterinary Medicine is working to counter this ability.

  • Linda Zou Receives National Science Foundation’s Most Prestigious Early-Career Faculty Award

    Linda Zou, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Psychology, has been awarded one of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious awards for early-career academic faculty members, a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. 


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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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New Grants Program Aims for UMD Impact on Society’s Grand Challenges

Up to $30M Will Launch Cross-Disciplinary Centers and Institutes, Support Innovative Research
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Former Vice President for Research Named U.S. Commerce Under Secretary

Laurie Locascio Will Lead NIST, Where She Had Served for Three Decades
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