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A Grand Challenges Q&A with Donald J. Bolger

UMD College of Education Receives Two $1.2M Grants for Special Education Teacher Preparation

Teacher with students and paraeducator The College of Education was recently awarded two $1.2 million federal grants to support special education teacher preparation programs.

Class Unearths Newspapers’ Racist Coverage of Lynchings

Journalism Students Use Data Analytics to Comb Through 60K Articles

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.

Dunning Awarded Russell Sage Foundation Grant to Explore Housing Policies After Civil Rights Movement

Assistant Professor Claire Dunning has received a $50,000 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) to support her research project, “Moving to Mobility: A Philanthropic History of Housing Policy 'After' Civil Rights.”

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.

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