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dec. 2016 / a newsletter for legislative and business communities
Holiday Greetings from the University of Maryland

As another year draws to a close, UMD reflects on how our students, faculty and staff make a positive impact in our communities and around the world.
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University of Maryland Continues Rise in Ranking for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education
UMD earned a No. 9 ranking from The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine, to place in their top ten for the second consecutive year.

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UMD Named Among "Best for Vets" by Military Times: Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

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EPA Recognizes University of Maryland for Leading Green Power Use: Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that UMD ranked No. 12 on the Top 30 College & University list of the largest green power users.

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UMD Ranks Among Best Global Universities by U.S. News: University of Maryland was also ranked among the top 50 in eight subject rankings, including geosciences, physics, economics and business, space science, arts and humanities, environment/ecology, computer science and agricultural sciences.

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Terps Take Baltimore: More than 200 UMD alumni, friends and business leaders gathered at Under Armour’s City Garage in Baltimore to celebrate business and innovation, including eight UMD student start-up companies competing for the audience’s vote in a start-up competition.

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Research Impact
Building a Better Brain: Collaborative research between UMD and UMB at the new Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance in Cole Field House will focus on traumatic brain injury.

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Plant Scientists Identify Gene to Combat Crippling Wheat Disease: Resistant gene could control rot in wheat and several other crops, scaling back millions of dollars in losses.

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How Ezekiel’s Wheel Helped Turn African Americans into Christians: Unique evidence discovered by UMD archaeologists indicates how African and Christian religious beliefs may have blended in the U.S. in the 19th century.

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UMD Researchers Crack the Code of a Deadly Virus: Discovery could help the fight against HIV, Zika and other viruses.

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UMD Education Researchers Awarded $6.8M to Prepare Students with Disabilities for College, Workforce: Research will seek to identify the most effective ways to prepare students with disabilities for work or college.

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Protecting the Chesapeake Bay
Faculty, student efforts seek to stabilize watershed

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Bilingual Mingle
UMD students teach English to local parents

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