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Congratulations to the ANSC Spring 2018 Graduates - Jun 21, 2018
The University wide commencement was held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m in the Xfinity Center.  The College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences commencement ceremony was on May 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the Reckord Armory.Class of 2018ANSC Graduate studentsYi Ding Ph.D.Aubrey Jaqueth, Ph.D....
IAA Class of 2018 - Jun 18, 2018
22 IAA Students GraduateJun 18, 2018Author: Brandy Walterhoefer“No matter where you go from here—whether it is continuing on to get a four-year degree or going out to work in your field—may the grass always be greener, the fruit always be sweeter, and may your wildest dreams always come true...
Dr. Weizhong Li receives the UM Ventures Seed Grant - Jun 15, 2018
Congratulations!  Dr. Weizhong Li receives the UM Ventures Seed Grant from the Office Technology Commercialization, the University of Maryland. Dr. Li will test a novel mucosal vaccine against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection in a cotton rat model.Data from WHO informs that human RSV...
Timothy Sheets Receives Young Investigator Award - Jun 14, 2018
Timothy Sheets presents his research at the 2018 Annual SymposiumTimothy Sheets, doctoral candidate in Dr. Bhanu Telugu's laboratory, wasrecently selected for the young investigator travel award to present hisresearch during the Large Animal Genetic Engineering Summit in Park City,Utah. His...
Timothy Sheets Receives Young Investigator Award - Jun 14, 2018
Timothy Sheets presents his research at the 2018 Annual SymposiumTimothy Sheets, doctoral candidate in Dr. Bhanu Telugu's laboratory, wasrecently selected for the young investigator travel award to present hisresearch during the Large Animal Genetic Engineering Summit in Park City,Utah. His...
2018 Departmental Awards Highlights - Jun 6, 2018
Jun 6, 2018We are happy to congratulate the following ENST Team Members on their jobs well-done.Faculty Awards:Excellence in Teaching Award (Tenure Track) – Masoud Negahban-AzarExcellence in Teaching Award (Non Tenure Track) – Candice DuncanExcellence in Research Award – Mitchell Pavao-...
UMD Dietetic interns attend International Maternal & Child Health Conference - May 29, 2018
NFSC dietetic interns Alexandra Long, Emily Glass, Melissa Talley & Julia Werth wrote a blog about their observations at the “Alive & Thrive” Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Conference.May 29, 2018Fruits, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy – the five food groups. That’s...
UMD Food Scientist Guides High School Student Team Towards Revelatory Findings in Women’s Health - May 25, 2018
Under professor Robert Buchanan’s tutelage, pair of freshmen students call for revision of national listeriosis guidelines for safer pregnancyMay 25, 2018Author: Graham BinderCollege Park, MD -- In an effort to sustain and educate the next generation of food safety experts in the United States...
ANSC Annual Symposium - May 25, 2018
Drs. Chad Stahl, Tom Lawlor, and Li MaThe Department of Animal and Avian Sciences held the 32nd Annual Symposium on May 22. This full-day event showcased our department's ongoing research as presented by our graduate students and postdocs. The keynote speaker was Dr. Tom Lawlor, Executive Director...
2018 Spring Awards Ceremony held May 17 - May 25, 2018
Nancy Snyder and Denny Burian attended the awards ceremonyOn Thursday, May 17, the Department of Veterinary Medicine held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of its faculty, postdocs and students. David Bruce Snyder Memorial Award for Avian Molecular EpidemiologyThe David B...
UMD Takes Second Place in National EPA Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for Innovative Design of Green Infrastructure on Campus - May 23, 2018
Fourth consecutive year for UMD as top finishers in this competition UMD students and faculty took second place in the Master Plan Category of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) sixth annual Campus">https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-winners-6th-annual-campus......
Gates Foundation Grant Awarded to Dr. Telugu - May 23, 2018
The Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.3 million dollar grant to Dr. Bhanu Telugu  in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to facilitate cutting-edge research into the development of precision breeding technologies. Specifically, the grant...
Professor Walsh Creates New Apple Variety - May 22, 2018
Spring 2018 TERP Magazine The current (Spring 2018) Terp Magazine features an article about Chris Walsh's 30 year journey in creating a new apple variety, Antietam Blush. The magazine and article is located on line at http://terp.umd.edu/core-value/#.WwRMcH8h270. Photo Credit: Edwn RemsbergMay...
Congratulations! Class 2018! - May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018Related Photos:  Congratulations! Class 2018! On May 19th, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources held college 2018 Spring graduation ceremony. Congratulations to our excellent graduates!Stay fearless! And go terps!Students
AREC Faculty Members Receive AGNR Awards - May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018Author: Sarah FielderThe College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) recognized two AREC faculty members, Professor Jorge Holzer and Professor Dale Johnson, with awards for their research and creative work.Holzer received the Integrated Research & Extension Excellence...
Funding News - May 15, 2018
Using the multiple PI funding mechanisms, Dr. Xiaoping Zhu and Dr. Edmund Gosselin in the Albany Medical School receive an NIH R21 grant ($447,252) that will develop an adjuvant-free mucosal vaccine.  This platform technology will be tested using a highly significant infectious disease model, which...
Yan Awarded by UMD Graduate School - May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018Author: Sarah FielderOn May 8, Youpei Yan, an  AREC Ph.D. graduate student, received the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Assistant award from the University of Maryland Graduate School.At the university, there are approximately 4,000 graduate students who work on campus as administrative...
University of Maryland Bred Go Lassie Go 2nd in first race - May 14, 2018
Go Lassie Go shown here as a yearling running through a field at the University of MarylandIn his first race ever, Go Lassie Go, place 2nd in the 2nd race at Belmont racecourse on May 3, 2018 after an extremely slow start left him trailing the field. The colt (Buffum-Daylight Lassie) was foaled at...
ROOTS Africa Students and Faculty Head to Liberia to Inspire Agricultural and Economic Growth - May 14, 2018
Students spend spring break providing training and resources in soil testing, pest management, sustainable agriculture, and entrepreneurshipMay 14, 2018Author: Samantha WattersROOTS Africa, a student-led organization with the goal to fight poverty and hunger in rural Africa through innovation...
Get Ahead with HED: Healthy Eating Discovery! - May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018Author: Shannon Borgoyn, Student Volunteer Maryland Day, previously known as Ag Day, began in the late 19th century and has celebrated its Maryland pride for 93 years. This year Maryland Day 2018 was celebrated on Saturday, April 28th and brought in over 85,000 visitors to the UMD...

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