News & Events

July 2, 2019

H. J. Patterson Hall: Where global collaborations happen

The University of Maryland celebrated the 2018-19 academic year as the ”Year of Immigration.” The theme resonated across the university through the first year book, The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and through campus programming and events over the past year. During this time, H.J. Patterson’s Global Crossroads Atrium has served as the hub for the international and environmental communities at the university.

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June 24, 2019

Looking For Freshwater In All the Snowy Places

Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world. To help determine how much freshwater is stored in snow, a team of NASA-funded researchers is creating a computer-based tool that simulates the best way to detect snow and measure its water content from space.

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June 17, 2019

Making Information Technology Sustainable

For companies, going green in IT operations not only reduces energy consumption, it also boosts profits, according to new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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June 12, 2019

Terp Farm Flower CSA

Terp Farm invites the UMD community to take part in its Flower CSA, a student-developed project that produces specialty cut flower varieties for bouquets and bulk stem purchases by students, faculty, and staff.

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June 10, 2019

UMD Energy Start-Up receives $8M investment

Ion Storage Systems (ISS), an energy spin-off company from the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute at the University of Maryland, obtained $8 million in venture funding to commercialize a smaller, lighter, safer battery for consumer electronics. The start-up will hire 20 new employees in College Park, Maryland.

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June 6, 2019

Heathy soils and productive agriculture in Ethiopia

Dr. Ray Weil and Kate Tully from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are working with Debre Berhan University in Ethiopia to learn from one another and to improve the soil and agriculture for Africa and the world.

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