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2013-09-27 12:20:16

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland was selected in a national competition to lead a two-year, $11.3 million new National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions. The University of Maryland consortium includes Arizona State University (ASU), Louisiana State University (LSU), Morgan State University (MSU), North Carolina State University (NCSU), Old Dominion University (ODU), and the University of New...

2013-09-27 08:26:25

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland is launching a campus-wide, interdisciplinary research center designed to advance a deep understanding of language to promote human and technological solutions to real world problems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130808/DC61542LOGO) The Maryland Language Science Center will combine the brain trust of the world's broadest and most integrated community of language scientists to...

2013-09-09 08:32:30

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland and Vanderbilt University will introduce a significant, new wrinkle in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) next year - a two-part, two-semester collaboration offered through Coursera. It begins with Maryland faculty and concludes with Vanderbilt's. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130808/DC61542LOGO) The project demonstrates a collaboration that would be unmanageable outside of a MOOC platform, the...

New Report Says Sea Level Along Maryland's Shorelines Could Rise Two Feet By 2050
2013-06-26 14:47:56

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science A new report on sea level rise recommends that the State of Maryland should plan for a rise in sea level of as much as 2 feet by 2050. Led by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the report was prepared by a panel of scientific experts in response to Governor Martin O'Malley's Executive Order on Climate Change and "Coast Smart" Construction. The projections are based on an assessment of the latest climate...

2013-06-17 16:29:14

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will offer an online MBA program beginning in January 2014. Designed to accommodate working professionals, the flexible online program allows students to earn an MBA degree largely on their own time with minimal on-campus requirements. The program courses are taught by the same top faculty and adhere to the academic rigor of the Smith School's other top MBA...

2013-06-06 08:30:15

BALTIMORE, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and SilcsBio, LLC announced today that SilcsBio has obtained exclusive rights to a technology licensed from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). UM Ventures is an ambitious joint research commercialization effort of the UMB and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). SilcsBio is a supplier of computer-directed drug discovery software and services. "The license, which we obtained from UMB,...

2013-05-29 12:25:35

BETHESDA, Md., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- React Labs, an early stage company commercializing a comprehensive mobile technology platform for real-time polling, has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII), company officials announce today. Founded by University of Maryland Professor Philip Resnik, who holds joint appointments in the Department of Linguistics and at the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), React Labs offers a...

2013-04-22 08:26:13

ROCKVILLE, Md. and BALTIMORE, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI), a regional private-public partnership focusing on commercializing market-relevant biohealth innovations and increasing access to early-stage funding in Central Maryland, today announced its selection of Ken Malone, Ph.D., of Early Charm Ventures, as the first BHI Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) assigned to work directly with UM Ventures. Dr. Malone, a serial entrepreneur who has founded or been an...

2013-04-08 23:00:16

Just one month after launching, an innovative website that connects Maryland voters with elected officials has registered 500 active users. (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Just one month after MyMaryland.net´s public launch, 500 verified Maryland voters and University of Maryland students have registered for the online town hall platform. The site has given citizens a chance to make their voices heard on issues being debated in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill such as gun control, the recent...

2013-02-27 16:26:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced today that it has awarded the 2013 AAVMC Senator John Melcher DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award to Dr. Will Hueston, a veterinarian and professor from the University of Minnesota. The award will be presented March 8 at the AAVMC's 2013 Annual Conference in Alexandria, Va. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130227/DC67812) Dr. Hueston holds a joint...