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The Modern Battle for Maryland’s Oysters

Pirates plundered and diseases decimated the Chesapeake’s bounty, but UMD researchers are wielding AI and robotics to save a struggling industry.

Fall 2022 Features
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Coal Veins

Waves of immigrants have long clashed in Pennsylvania coal country, where a UMD anthropologist is digging into the commonalities between old and new.

Fall 2022 Features
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A Bucketload of Terp Traditions

The “M Book,” with its 20 don’t-miss Maryland milestones, is back. Join a super-spirited student on her journey to complete them all.

Fall 2022 Features
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How We Picture Greatness

College Park is hopping and humming with new businesses, housing and other perks. See for yourself.

Spring 2022 Features Greater College Park
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Growing Justice From Grassroots Science

Trash and toxic substances are often dumped where poor people and communities of color live. Public health researcher Sacoby Wilson is empowering them to fight for cleaner, safer conditions.

Spring 2022 Features
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The Godmother of Title IX

Fifty years after the law’s passage, the legacy of Bernice Sandler Ed.D. ’69 endures through the millions of girls and women whose lives she’s changed.

Spring 2022 Features
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A Brand New World

New rules allowing college athletes to profit from endorsement deals are changing the game for universities nationwide. UMD aims to be the first with a playbook.

Winter 2022 Features Feature Well
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Fearless Futures

UMD exceeded the record $1.5 billion goal of its Fearless Ideas campaign. Now those funds are changing the university—and the world—for the better.

Winter 2022 Features Feature Well Transform the student experience
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A Rooted Return

Her ancestor was enslaved in Prince George’s County. Five generations later, a doctoral student is reinvigorating the area’s agricultural—and communal—ties.

Winter 2022 Features Feature Well
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