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Shining a Light on Diwali

Diwali Inspires, an annual festival sponsored by BAPS Campus Fellowship of UMD, hosted over 1,000 students on Tuesday for an evening of food, music, entertainment and inspiration to mark the Hindu new year.

New StoryMap Exhibit dives into UMD Restorative Justice

In honor of Native American Heritage Month and as part of the University of Maryland's (UMD) commitment to restorative justice a new online exhibit, Morrill Reckoning: Acknowledging Indigenous Lands that Funded the University of Maryland, is added to the ...

David Obajemu ’25 Aspires to Bring Social Change Through Storytelling

While scrolling Twitter in 2021, David Obajemu was intrigued to read about a new major at the University of Maryland mixing graphic arts with computer science. “Immersive media design,” or IMD, seemed to be a good fit for the recent transfer student; Obajemu had long practiced various art forms and was increasingly interested in extended reality (XR) technology like augmented and virtual reality.

A New Way to Make Digital Technology Accessible to All

The Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA), funded by a Grand Challenges Impact Award from the University of Maryland, strives to change technology design research and practice so that individuals with disabilities are engaged as equal partners from the beginning of the process.

UMD first-generation students reflect on challenges, achievements in college journeys

Read "UMD first-generation students reflect on challenges, achievements in college journeys" in the Diamondback

Shivani Sidh ’25 Elevates Public Service and Social Equity through Moore Administration Internship

This past summer, Shivani Sidh ’25, a University of Maryland junior pursuing a double major in public policy and international relations with a minor in U.S. Latina/o studies, interned for the Office of Governor Wes Moore

UMD-led Study Finds Link Between School Desegregation and Midlife Cognitive Function

Exposure to state-level school desegregation during primary school was associated with higher midlife cognitive function among Black Americans who grew up in the U.S. South from the 1950s to 1970s, according to new findings by a University of Maryland public policy researcher.

Students with disabilities express concerns about micromobility parking habits

Many University of Maryland students with disabilities feel the campus has become more hazardous this semester due to poor parking habits of some micromobility users.

‘We Build Beauty in the Midst of Sadness’

Words have fallen short of expressing the swirl of grief, anger and fear since the start of the Israel-Hamas war. The University of Maryland on Monday night instead hosted a conversation through music.

Unveiling Urban Politics: DEI Seminar Explores Waste Infrastructure in Ghana

The fall 2023 Civil Empowerment Seminar Series, hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, featured University of Florida anthropologist, Dr. Brenda Chalfin. Chalfin’s presentation centered on the intricate relationship between waste infrastructure, private and public spaces, and urban politics in the planned city of Tema, Ghana.

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