University of Maryland

Catonsville immigration forum canceled after threats of protests

A public forum on immigration planned for tonight at the Catonsville Library has been canceled following pressure from at least two progressive …

Green Party

College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse

Before your produce reaches your fridge, it goes through a chain of suppliers: a farm, a truck, a packing, washing, and sorting facility, another truck, until it finally reaches your local grocery store.<p>A new solar-powered home that grows leafy greens indoors skips most of those steps. The home, …

Design Thinking

White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland

(Reuters) - A white man was indicted on a hate crime charge on Tuesday in the stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army officer on the University of Maryland campus in May, a county prosecutor said.<p>Sean Urbanski, 22, of Severna Park, Maryland, had already been indicted by a grand jury …

Crime

Versatile Ryan Bugianesi Announces Verbal Commitment to UMBC

Photo Courtesy: Dan Roth (@SVYCoachDan)<p><b>NEW COMMIT:</b> Somerset Valley YMCA’s <b>Ryan Bugianesi</b> has verbally committed to the University of Maryland- …

College & University

Asian-Americans Across U.S. Hold Week Of Activation, Protesting Anti-Immigrant Policies

“It is important to address all of these issues together because they all stem from deep-seated xenophobia and exclusion.”<p>Across the nation, Asian-Americans took a stand against anti-immigrant policies last week.<p>More than 30 organizations participated in #AAPIAction, a weeklong campaign from Oct. …

News (U.S.)

The census bureau continues to award phony no-bid contracts

Government investigators found problems with 90 percent of the no-bid contracts awarded by the Census Bureau.<p>That finding, after combing through just …

Business

Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson to go on six-month sabbatical

Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson will take a six-month sabbatical, the school announced on Monday, amid intensifying speculation surrounding the administrator’s job security. The move opens an uncertain chapter for the school’s athletic department.<p>The school’s announcement comes about 48 …

College & University

University of Maryland Students Earn Second Place In Solar Decathlon

<b>BALTIMORE (AP) —</b> University of Maryland students earned second place in an international energy efficiency competition in Denver called the “Solar …

UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes First Place Nationally, Second Place Globally In Competition to Design House of the Future

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland’s entry into a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to design and build full-size, …

U.S. Department of Energy

Maryland: Reports AD Kevin Anderson being forced out 'false'

Changes are being made in the University of Maryland athletic department. Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports<p>Early on Saturday, reports emerged that …

College Football

Maryland: Anderson still athletic director, despite reports

The University of Maryland announced Saturday that Kevin Anderson remains the school's athletic director, despite reports he has been fired.<p>On the …

College & University

Reports: Off-Campus Shooting In College Park

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ)–</b> University of Maryland police are investigating an off-campus shooting where injuries have been reported.<p>Report of a shooting off …

Policing

11 Solar-powered homes that show the future of architecture

1/12<p>University-of-Maryland-reACT-House-Solar-Decathlon-15<p>The University of Maryland student team created reACT (Resilient Adaptive Climate …

Clean Energy

How Maryland researchers are improving reading for the visually impaired: BTN LiveBIG

Technology can make it possible for many with visual impairments to regain aspects of their sight. But for those who do not have full use of their …

Sports

iSchool & MD Universities Partner Up on Smart City Planning for Baltimore

October 12, 2017<p>College Park, Md. — Four of Maryland’s leading universities are developing a plan that applies cutting-edge technologies—such as free …

Smart Cities

Swastikas, hate incidents on University of Maryland, UMBC campuses investigated, police say

Police at University of Maryland’s flagship College Park campus and University of Maryland Baltimore County are investigating a spate of hate …

Racism

'Uptick' in hate vandalism reported at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Incidents of hate crimes and acts of intolerance at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have doubled in 2017 as police report finding …

Racism

Joanne Shecter, marathon runner

Joanne Shecter, a retired Mount Washington elementary school teacher and a marathon runner, died of a seizure Sunday at her home in the Edenwald …

Marathons

Student Attacked With Baseball Bat On University Of Maryland Campus: Police

Two University of Maryland students were attacked on campus by a man with a baseball bat Friday night, campus police said.

Crime

Man Charged For Painting A Swastika On UMD's Campus In September

University of Maryland police have charged a 52-year-old man in connection to a swastika that was found on campus in late September.<p>Ronald Alfred …

Washington D.C.

5 Incredibly Stupid Security Mistakes You Make Every Day

While you can never be 100 per cent safe from hackers, viruses, and other nasties lurking on the internet without going completely off the grid, you …

Technology (Australia)

The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

Could learning in print be more efficient than learning digital?<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.<p>Teachers, parents and policymakers …

Liberal View

UMD Police Charge Man For Painting Swastika On Campus Property

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> A man has been charged for spray-painting a Swastika on a trash cart at the University of Maryland, College Park in September, …

Policing

6 ways we can begin to rein in Facebook’s immense power

How can we protect ourselves from Zuckerberg’s algorithms?<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Mark Zuckerberg is really, really sorry.<p>Last year he dismissed as "crazy" the critics who said “fake news” delivered by Facebook might have given the election to Donald Trump. Last week he said he …

Liberal View

Food-producing reACT home sustainably and intelligently adapts to your needs

The homes of the future will be smart, responsive, and even save us money. University of Maryland students let us take a peek into what the future …

Clean Energy

A Lot of Apple’s Overseas Cash Is Already in the U.S.

Donald Trump and congressional leaders’ latest plan for tax cuts is missing a lot of important details, but in a speech on Sept. 27 the president …

Finance

Will rich bequeath to charities if estate tax ends?

University of Maryland, College Park’s announcement that the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation has donated $219 million, the largest gift in the …

Estate Tax

The Cantor and the Football Player’s Tattoo

This time of year, I often think of <b>Gershon Levin</b>.<p>Levin was the cantor at Shaare Tefila Congregation—founded in Northeast D.C. in 1951 before moving …

Washington D.C.

College Park: The dumbest town in America?

On Sept. 12, the City Council and mayor of College Park voted to give noncitizens the right to cast a vote in all municipal elections. Some council …

Education

Andre Davis was a high-ranking judge. He left to lead Baltimore's law department. Why?

The first time Mayor Catherine Pugh called Judge Andre M. Davis to offer him a job as Baltimore’s top lawyer, he turned her down.And the second …

Law