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Mini-grants Available for Student Art Projects on Black Lives

Artists at the University of Maryland are invited to submit proposals to a mini-grant program supporting projects that affirm Black life and vitality and interrogate white supremacy and anti-Blackness.

Technica’s student-run ‘hackathon’ encourages underrepresented genders in tech

Technica is the world’s largest hackathon, a weekend-long hacking competition made specifically for underrepresented genders in the tech industry.

Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA) informs public policy on technology accessibility for people with disabilities

Jonathan Lazar provided testimony about digital accessibility to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and MIDA provided comments to the rulemaking related to web and mobile app accessibility under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act

$3.4M Grant to Fund Study of How Racism, Social Support Affect Devastating Brain Diseases

A $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will fund a study by a University of Maryland researcher and colleagues on how discrimination at multiple levels and protective factors such as social support alter the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in older Asian Americans.

UMD researchers creating video-calling platform for inclusive workplace communication

A group of researchers, including some from the University of Maryland, are developing a new video-calling platform that aims to assist in accommodations and minimize miscommunications between autistic and non-autistic people in majority-neurotypical workplaces.

Pollinators, Pesticides and Peaches: Professors’ Blog Expands Access to Agricultural and Nature Information for Spanish Speakers

Read "Pollinators, Pesticides and Peaches" on Maryland Today

UMD graduate students create board game to promote multiculturalism

Read "UMD graduate students create board game to promote multiculturalism" on the Diamondback

The Labor Behind Desegregating the Labor Movement

“Advancing Workers’ Rights in the American South: Digitizing the Records of the AFL-CIO’s Civil Rights Division” features over 90,000 selected documents—including letters, memos, newspapers, films and audio recordings—from 55 years of work by the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Division, available online to the public for the first time.

Cheers to Safe Bars: Alum Serves Up Resources to Improve Health, Equity of Hospitality Industry

Whether through excessive flirting, inappropriate comments or gender-based violence, a study found that hospitality and service employees experience more sexual harassment than workers in any other industry. Now, after decades in the trenches herself, Ward is combating that troubling trend as executive director of Safe Bars, a nonprofit that teaches alcohol-serving staff how to intervene and prevent cases of discrimination or aggression.

UMD psychology student publishes book, starts non-profit to target bullying

University of Maryland sophomore psychology student Devin Moore’s work revolves around creating safe spaces for students of all identities to speak up in their communities. Moore emphasizes the importance of providing individuals with resources they can take back into their communities to create impact.

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