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UMD adds nonbinary gender marker to Testudo site

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New Latinx/a/o/e Employee Association

Announcing the first Latinx/a/o/e Employee Association (LEA) at the University of Maryland! LEA plans to bring visibility to and advocate for the diverse Latinx/o/a/e community on campus. The association aims to strengthen employees' sense of community, ...

UMD Sociologist Receives $1M Berggruen Philosophy Prize

A University of Maryland scholar known for her pioneering research on the intersections of race, gender, social class and sexuality has received the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy, a $1 million award for advancing powerful ideas that help shape our world.

UMD Dining Services hopes to promote cultural education with more diverse cuisines

University of Maryland Dining Services is looking to diversify the cuisines and menus offered at dining halls by adding more cultural foods in the 2023-24 academic year.

“Rising” Awareness

“Rising Up: 100 Years of Student Activism for Justice and Civil Rights at the University of Maryland,” a University Libraries exhibit that opens today in the lobby of Hornbake Library, highlights protests led by Terps from marginalized communities.

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.

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