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Standing the Testudo of Time

From Turtlenappings to TikTok Shenanigans, How an Unassuming Reptile Evolved to Represent Terp Spirit

Tribal Loyalties

American Indians have long been denied fair access to homes, health care, schooling and jobs.
For Joseph Kunkel M.Arch. ’09, the mission to change that is personal.

Out of the Shell

Twenty-five years ago, the LGBTQ+ Equity Center opened to support queer Terps who felt invisible, isolated and harassed.
Some of the founders recount its humble start and hard-won victories.

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A Trio of Testudos

Print Your Own Terp Covers Showcasing Historic Mascot Images


With $20.6M Investment, UMD Becomes HQ for Clark Scholars Program

A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation Investment Gives Program Permanent Home

IDEA Factory at dusk

An Xceptional Challenge

Initiative to Award Up to $2M for Student Solutions to Grand Challenges

Washington Commanders flag

Commanders’ Offices to ‘Touchdown’ in Discovery District

Relocation Expected to Expand Partnerships With UMD

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Dying

In Wilderness Survival Class, Students Rely on Wits, Not a Whiteboard

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An Out-of-This-World Mentor

Adviser for Decades of Space, Robot Competitions Isn’t Powering Down

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Harmony Between AI and Violin Instruction?

Researchers Develop Online Platform to Improve, Expand Instrumental Education

Matt Swope bumps fists with player rounding bases

Back in Full Swing

Former UMD All-Star Steps Up to the Plate as Head Coach

Taulia Tagovailoa looks to pass football

Sports Briefs

Tagovailoa Named Big Ten’s All-Time Passing Leader; Expanded Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex Opens

Minesweeper on farm

AI Offers Hope on Dangerous Ground

Researchers Pinpoint Unexploded Shells, Rockets in Ukraine’s Agricultural Regions

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Talking Politics—Without Getting the Silent Treatment

Ask an Expert: Advice for Real Life

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What the Bio-Nose Knows

Futuristic Smeller Uses Talents of Living Cells

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The FEWture of Food Forests

Persimmons, Pawpaws and Beach Plums Thrive in Edible Ecosystems

Arlington House perched atop Arlington National Cemetery

In the Shadow of History

At Robert E. Lee’s Former Residence, Researcher Opens Door to Overlooked Legacies

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A Soaring Success

Bald Eagle Expert Joins Legendary Explorers Club Honorees

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Towering Ambitions for Forecasts

Maryland Mesonet to Provide Early Weather Warning in a Changing Climate

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PROGRESS on Gun Violence

Initiative to Offer Research, Solutions to National Crisis

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Alumni Association News

The Alumni Excellence Awards

John Kelly at desk

Capital-area Chronicler Turns the Page

Departing Washington Post Columnist Shares 20 Years of Family Tales, Reader Favorites

Ken Jennings and Scott Shewfelt on "Jeopardy!" set

Class Notes

News on Friends and Classmates

Bonnie Bernstein portrait and "She Got Game: Inspiring Women, Inspired by Sports" illustration

Ahead of the Game

Sports Journalist’s Podcast Links Women’s Success in Careers to Experiences on the Field and Court

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Alum’s Photo to Live ‘Forever’ on Stamp

Image Chosen by Postal Service Opened New Avenues to Treat Brain Diseases

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Cheese the Day

5 Tips for Making a Board Bursting With Flavor and Color

Alex Kin ’08 and Sarah Tostanoski ’09 on wedding day

A Match Made in Lot 1

Alums Celebrate Wedding at Homecoming Tailgate

"Testudo II" wheels near stands at football game

Road-Ready Reptile

An ‘Underexposed’ Photo of UMD History

McKeldin Mall at sunrise

Monumental Mainstay

Testudo Watches Over McKeldin Mall From Perch of Nearly 60 Years