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  • Robin Corbet discovers rare binary star system

    This article was first published on news.umbc.edu and was written by Sarah Hansen.  Until recently, humans had only detected five binary star systems—pairs of stars orbiting each other—that...
    Posted: October 8, 2016 1:43 PM
  • Brewster lab examine "pause button" on embryonic development

    Work has an eye on improving organ transplant
    This story was first published on news.umbc.edu and was written by Sarah Hansen.  Embryos of zebrafish, a workhorse model organism in biology labs, routinely survive without oxygen for up to...
    Posted: October 8, 2016 1:39 PM
  • NSF provides $5 million to UMBC-led LSAMP program

    Supports students from underrepresented groups in STEM
    UMBC is the lead institution on a $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that provides additional funds for the University System of Maryland Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority...
    Posted: October 8, 2016 1:33 PM
  • UMBC faculty win major Maryland Innovation Initiative grants

    Bringing in total MII awards to $2.4M
    This story was first published on news.umbc.edu and was written by Sarah Hansen.  Tech transfer is growing rapidly at UMBC, fueled in part by the university’s notable success in securing...
    Posted: October 8, 2016 1:19 PM
  • UMBC signs academic collaboration agreement with Tel Aviv U.

    This story was first published on news.umbc.edu and was written by Megan Hanks.  UMBC and Tel Aviv University signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, to...
    Posted: October 8, 2016 1:12 PM
  • Soil project offers new approach to sustainable landscaping

    Innovative technique gives roots room to grow
    The story was first published on news.umbc.edu. It was written by Megan Hanks.  Stu Schwartz, senior research scientist for the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) at...
    Posted: October 8, 2016 1:08 PM
  • UMBC researchers explore virtual and augmented reality

    This story was first published on news.umbc.edu. It was written by Megan Hanks.  ABC News in Baltimore took an in-depth look at virtual and augmented reality this week, ahead of Sony’s planned...
    Posted: October 8, 2016 1:00 PM
  • GRIT-X showcases groundbreaking UMBC work

    Event featured research, scholarship, creative achievement
    This article was first published on news.umbc.edu and was written by Max Cole. An inaugural GRIT-X event held during UMBC’s 50th anniversary weekend featured some of the university community’s...
    Posted: September 28, 2016 1:32 PM
  • UMBC and Portuguese Naval Academy launch partnership

    Aims to promote academic and cultural exchange
    This story was originally published on news.umbc.edu and was written by Sarah Hansen. A delegation from Portugal visited UMBC earlier this month to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...
    Posted: September 19, 2016 10:49 PM
  • University of Kassel visits UMBC

    Delegation aims to grow interdisciplinary exchange program
    This story was first published on news.umbc.edu and was written by Sarah Hansen. Eight administrators and faculty members from the University of Kassel in central Germany visited UMBC from...
    Posted: September 19, 2016 10:43 PM