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International Studies Students Join Model UN in Boston

IS students attend the Model UN Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on February 12.
After a semester of preparation, students in the College Park Scholars International Studies program traveled to Boston to participate in the National Harvard Model United Nations Conference on February 12.


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New Practicum Aims to Make Frederick More Sustainable

Students interviewed restaurant managers and toured restaurant facilities during their visit to the city of Frederick.
The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) program and College Park Scholars have created a new practicum that allows for student driven innovation to help make the city of Frederick more sustainable.


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STS Returns to Ecuador for Winter Course

Scholars and UMD students gather outside the ECU911 building in Cuenca, Ecuador. Photograph Credit: Sonia
Scholars students headed south this winter to study the adaption of technology in Ecuador as part of a 3-credit course led by Science, Technology, and Society Assistant Director Matthew Aruch.


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Scholars Assess Armory for National Guard

Lt. Colonel Hubner explains how to maintain the Symons Hall HVAC pump system to Science, Technology, and Society scholars.
College Park Scholars Science, Technology and Society students partnered with the 121st Regiment engineers of the Maryland Defense Force to assess the safety of a campus building and a National Guard facility as part of a new course last fall.


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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.


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