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

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UMD graduate students create board game to promote multiculturalism

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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.

UMD Muslim community praises new halal food station at 251 North

University of Maryland students are praising this university’s first-ever halal food station located in the 251 North Dining Hall.

Lakeland residents say they want their visions prioritized in restorative justice initiatives

A group of University of Maryland graduate students is putting together a comprehensive report on improvements needed in Lakeland in hopes of rebuilding trust between residents, the city and this university.

UMD Tech Tool Aims to Make Workplaces More Inclusive for Autistic People

A new communications platform in development at the University of Maryland could increase employment opportunities for the autistic community by helping individuals navigate the nuances of communication with their neurotypical colleagues.

A University-Community Partnership to Help Latinx Immigrant Youth Thrive

Funded by a Grand Challenges Team Project Grant from the University of Maryland, Encuentros: A University-Community Partnership to Mitigate the Mental Health Crisis for Latino Immigrant Youth addresses mental health issues among low-income Latinx immigrant youth in Maryland to increase their sense of well-being, community and belonging.

$500K Grant to Fund UMD Researcher’s Study of Strategies to Improve Equity in Universities’ Leadership

A new $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to a University of Maryland medical sociologist will fund a study of what makes some institutions more successful in advancing fair and equitable practices to increase leadership roles for minoritized faculty in the medical, public health and STEM sciences.

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