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UMD Ranked in Top 10 of Kiplinger’s Best Values

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked the University of Maryland in the top 10 of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for the seventh consecutive year. In the annual report, UMD took 9th place for in-state tuition and 14th for out-of-state.



Arts Scholars Showcase Semester Projects at Fall Arts Revue

Becca Gwira previews the workshop she will lead next semester as her Capstone project.
Students in the College Park Scholars Arts program showcased their final projects and previewed workshops for next semester during the Fall Arts Revue on Saturday, December 6.


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Public Leadership Alum Thrives as Founder of Maryland Apparel Store

Public Leadership alumna combines passion for design and education to create successful Maryland-themed retail store Route One Apparel.



ETE Students Conduct Waste Audit to Measure Sustainability Practices

ETE freshmen separate trash, recycling and compost to gain a better understanding of the average day in a waste management facility.
Students from the Environment, Technology and the Economy Scholars program waded through hundreds of pounds of waste outside Byrd Stadium to measure sustainability efforts.



Students Launch Queers and Allies Group

Students get to know one another at the bi-weekly Cambridge Community Queers and Allies meeting.
The Cambridge Community Queers and Allies (CCQA) is a new organization for those living in the Cambridge community who identify as a queer or ally.


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GPH Scholars Help Improve Hygiene and Sustainability in Sierra Leone

Hannah Asmail (left) and Syed Taban (center) demonstrate handwashing and toothbrushing techniques to students at Abigail D. Butscher Primary School.
Students in the Global Public Health Scholars program worked with Public Health Without Borders (PHWB), Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and The Madieu Williams Foundation to bring clean water and Oral Rehydration Therapy to Calaba Town, Sierra Leone this summer.


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Founder’s Gift Announced as Scholars Celebrates 20 Years

Founder Ira Berlin (left center) and Martha Berlin (right center) celebrate 20 years of College Park Scholars and their gift to the College Park Scholars 20th Anniversary Legacy Fund with Dean for Undergraduate Studies Donna Hamilton (left) and Executive Director Marilee Lindemann (right).
College Park Scholars celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday Nov.1 with a gala, attended by 245 alumni, current and former faculty and staff, and current students, at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.



STS Robotics Clubs Tapped for University Crowdfunding Campaign

Science, Technology and Society was selected to promote its robotics program through Launch UMD, a crowdfunding platform that helps organizations raise money for their projects.


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Public Leadership Alums Host Students at United States Capitol

Public Leadership students listen to Scholars alumni discuss how their Scholars experience relates to their career during a visit to the United States Capitol on October 7.
Current Public Leadership Scholars were given the opportunity to visit the United States Capitol Building on Oct. 7 with the help of Shannon Jackson, a College Park Scholars PL alumnus.



Scholars Alum Creates Online Tutoring Service

Jeremy Loya, who earned his Science, Discovery and the Universe citation in 2010, co-founded, which pairs tutors with students.


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Second Annual Scholars Cup Starts Strong

Scholars enjoy Scholars Cup kickoff festivities on La Plata beach.
The second year of Scholars Cup is well underway, and students and faculty alike have a lot to look forward to.


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