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2014-07-29 08:32:03

Research goal is to identify better diagnostic, vaccine and treatment targets for chlamydia and gonorrhea BALTIMORE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of...

2014-07-24 08:35:12

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) Fischell Department of Bioengineering and UMD's Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) will launch a new Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science and Engineering at the start of the fall 2014 semester. In response to the increasing demand for engineers and technical professionals with graduate-level expertise in both regulatory science and engineering, the new...

2014-07-15 08:21:11

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the arrival of Arthur, hurricane season is officially here. The University of Maryland is offering reporters the chance to experience first hand what hurricane winds really feel like at the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel Media Day on Monday, July 21, on the College Park campus. Members of the media will have the opportunity to stand in the wind tunnel and face category three winds--up to 115 mph! The university provides...

2014-07-14 16:20:37

New Pedestrian Signal, Median Fence, Lower Speed Limit, and Expanded Speed Camera Enforcement Part of Engineering, Education and Enforcement Safety Initiatives COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emphasizing partnership and commitment to combat a recent increase in pedestrians fatalities, Maryland State Highway Administrator Melinda B. Peters and University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, County Councilman Eric Olson, College Park Mayor Andrew M. Fellows, joined by...

2014-07-01 12:28:27

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The University of Maryland (UMD) Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Maryland Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science (M-CERSI) have partnered with the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) to launch the Collaboration to Advance Antibody Standards. This collaboration between the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and GBSI will allow for assessment of the current antibody standards landscape and...

2014-07-01 08:27:47

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland marks its historic move to the Big Ten Conference today with an on-campus celebration. UMD students, faculty, staff and community members will join together to commemorate the transition at an event with performances by The Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band and UMD Spirit Squad. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130808/DC61542LOGO The event, taking place from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on Mitchell Field, will...

2014-06-27 23:03:36

Moderate to severe diarrhea is a major cause of childhood mortality in developing countries and ranks as one of the top four causes of death among young children in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In a finding that may one day help control this disease, researchers have identified microorganisms not widely linked to the condition previously that may trigger diarrheal disease and others that may protect against it. College Park, MD (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In a finding that may one day...

2014-06-26 16:27:19

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Maryland supercomputer for the first time has been ranked among the most powerful supercomputers in the world, according to the 43rd edition of the closely watched list released twice yearly by TOP500.org. Deepthought2, launched in May 2014 to support advanced research activities, ranks No. 14 among U.S. universities, making the high-performance computing system one of the nation's fastest in an academic...

2014-06-23 12:23:50

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Redox Power Systems LLC, the University of Maryland, Microsoft Corporation and Trans-Tech Inc. (a subsidiary of Skyworks Solutions Inc.) are teaming to develop transformational fuel cells through a $5 million cooperative agreement funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program, company and university officials jointly announce today. The goal...

2014-06-02 16:23:43

BALTIMORE, Md., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agriculture Law Education Initiative has recently launched an Infoline phone number for the agricultural community to call. The Infoline phone number directs callers to legal information resources related to their agricultural operation. The Infoline, (410) 706-7377, is answered by staff at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. "A central goal of the Initiative is to assist in the preservation of...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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