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Bioscience Day 2018 Poster Winners - Nov 27, 2018
Rini Pek (left) and Chaitra Surugihalli with their postersOn November 13, graduate students, Chaitra Surugihalli from Dr. Sunny’s lab and Rini Pek from Dr. Hamza’s lab, were winners in the poster competition for Bioscience Day 2018 in the Stamp Student Union. Chaitra’s poster was entitled, “...
UMD and The Nature Conservancy Launch a New Storytelling Tool to Explain the Science of Saltwater Intrusion on Maryland’s Eastern Shore - Nov 27, 2018
Story Map targets policy makers to inform policy decisions and communicate sound scienceThe value of disseminating sound science through storytelling and data visualization to the public, stakeholders, and policy makers is becoming increasingly apparent. With this exact goal in mind, a UMD student...
Cameron Bell's Internship - Nov 21, 2018
Nov 21, 2018Author: Sydney WeinsteinCam Bell, a second-year Agricultural Business Management major at the Institute of Applied Agriculture, plans to own and operate a pig farm which led him to intern at Lippy Brother’s Inc.  Located near Bell’s home in Carroll County, MD, Lippy Brother’s Inc....
AREC Graduate Students Showcase Research at Fall Forum - Nov 16, 2018
Nov 16, 2018Author: Jess FeldmanFive graduate students of the Department of Agricultural and Research Economics presented their research at the annual fall semester research poster session on Nov. 14, 2018. Several faculty members and students attended the event to learn more about current...
Annual Turkey Bowl: Flag Football Victory and Feast - Nov 16, 2018
Nov 16, 2018On Monday, November 12 first year and second-year students played a friendly game of flag football followed by a feast in Jull Hall. For more pictures, visit our Flickr.Image Credit: Brandy Walterhoefer
James Hastings' Internship - Nov 16, 2018
Nov 16, 2018Author: Luke SultenfussNineteen-year-old James Hastings is a native of Hurlock, Maryland, located on the Eastern Shore. An agricultural business major in the Institute of Applied Agriculture at University of Maryland College Park, Hastings plans to return to the family owned and...
Rachel Heeley's Internship - Nov 14, 2018
Nov 14, 2018Author: Emily ShilohSome people spend their summers at the beach, and others spend them in the barn. Rachel Heeley’s summer was spent in the barn, caring for horses and learning how to manage an equine facility. Her love for horses didn’t begin with her internship, but at age five...
Hotelling Under Pressure - Nov 13, 2018
Nov 13, 2018Author: Stephen W. SalantResearch is defined as the systematic investigation and study of materials in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. It can be implied, then, that there will always be new discoveries, some of which even challenge or replace the old. AREC...
Carving it Up - Nov 9, 2018
To celebrate the Halloween festivities, the Student ASLA held their annual Pumpkin Carving Party. Students from the undergraduate and graduate studios traded pens and markers for carving tools and scoopers. The horticulture lab was quickly filled with holiday songs and an interesting mix of aromas...
Carving it Up - Nov 9, 2018
To celebrate the Halloween festivities, the Student ASLA held their annual Pumpkin Carving Party. Students from the undergraduate and graduate studios traded pens and markers for carving tools and scoopers. The horticulture lab was quickly filled with holiday songs and an interesting mix of aromas...
Hittin' the Links! - Nov 9, 2018
MDASLA annual golf tournament to support MDASLA Scholarship FundMDASLA hosted its annual golf outing tournament in support of the MDASLA Scholarship Fund. All donations from this event go towards scholarships offered to landscape architecture students in the state of Maryland. Various members of...
Hittin' the Links! - Nov 9, 2018
MDASLA hosted its annual golf outing tournament in support of the MDASLA Scholarship Fund. All donations from this event go towards scholarships offered to landscape architecture students in the state of Maryland. Various members of the MDASLA and UMD students gathered at the Timbers at Troy Golf...
A Day with Julie Bargmann - Nov 9, 2018
Students enjoyed a lunch and lecture with Julie BargmannOn October 10th, our program had the privilege to welcome Julie Bargmann into our department home. Julie is the Founder and Principle of D.I.R.T. Studio and a landscape architecture professor at the University of Virginia School of...
A Day with Julie Bargmann - Nov 9, 2018
On October 10th, our program had the privilege to welcome Julie Bargmann into our department home. Julie is the Founder and Principle of D.I.R.T. Studio and a landscape architecture professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Students, staff, and alumni all took part in...
Dr. Joshua Blakeslee - Nov 9, 2018
Developing metabolomics tools to dissect plant stress responses  Developing metabolomics tools to dissect plant stress responses Photo credit: International rice Research Institute     On November 1, 2018, Dr. Joshua Blakeslee presented his research in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape...
Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy - Nov 9, 2018
Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY1 gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)”.Title: Modifications to a LATE MERISTEM IDENTITY1gene are responsible for the major leaf shapes of Upland Cotton:On October25, Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy presented seminar on...
Jack Wavering Internship - Nov 9, 2018
Nov 9, 2018Author: Paul SaathoffMeet Jack Wavering, an IAA student who interned on the largest crop farm in Maryland during the summer of 2018. Wavering is in his second year studying Agricultural Business Management at the University of Maryland. Although he is from Germantown, Maryland, and...
Jacob Bialk Internship - Nov 7, 2018
Nov 7, 2018Author: Thomas MartinJacob Bialk is a student at the University of Maryland studying Agricultural Business Management through the Institute of Applied Agriculture. He is a second-year student who plans to graduate in the Spring semester of 2019. He did his internship with a...
ENST Graduate Applications for Fall 2019 Due December 18th, 2018 - Nov 7, 2018
Nov 7, 2018ENST Graduate Applications for Fall 2019 Due December 18th, 2018.To learn more and apply, please visit our graduate student page.
27 Years in the Making, UMD Releases Multiple New Apple Varieties Starting with the Harvest of Antietam Blush - Nov 7, 2018
UMD announces its first ever apple patent with six more pending that improve yields, growing efficiency, and profitability for mid-atlantic farmersAntietam Blush HarvestHow do you like them apples? As apple season comes to a close, UMD is asking growers just that, releasing its first ever new apple...

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