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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...

2014-05-19 12:21:23

Endowment to support Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft in the Department of Aerospace Engineering COLLEGE PARK, Md. and STRATFORD, Conn., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., along with its parent company, United Technologies Corp., have pledged one million dollars to endow a fund to create the Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft at UMD's A. James Clark School...

2014-05-15 23:08:09

U.S. beekeepers lost more than one in five honey bee colonies in the winter of 2013-2014 and one in three colonies over the 12 months that ended in April 2014, according to a national survey published today. University of Maryland entomologist Dennis vanEngelsdorp led a team of 11 researchers in the survey of commercial honey bee colonies, which contribute $15 billion a year to U.S crop production. (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 U.S. beekeepers lost more than one in five honey bee colonies in the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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