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Three Scholars Make List of “12 Terps Who Inspire”

The University of Maryland included three College Park Scholars in its “12 Terps Who Inspire”, a list of 12 current students who demonstrate exceptional passion and drive. They have all inspired others to be fearless through their own personal stories, interests, and involvements.


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Unilever Sustainability Manager Teaches Corporate Responsibility

Jessica Sobel, sustainability manager at Unilever, discusses corporate responsibility with Scholars on March 2.
Jessica Sobel, the North America Sustainable Living Manager of Unilever, visited campus on March 2 to discuss corporate responsibility with students in the College Park Scholars Environment, Technology and Economy, and Business, Society and the Economy programs. 



Alumni Effort Grows After 20th Anniversary Celebration

Former Scholars Alumni Network President Ryan Swann (right front) and Vice President Angela Wang (left front) with their guests at the 20th Anniversary Celebration in November. The 20th Anniversary Celebration helped grow Scholars alumni participation.
Since the Scholars 20th Anniversary Celebration in November, Nikkee Porcaro has stepped up to be the new president of the Scholars Alumni Network Board of Governors with three major goals for 2015.


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New Scholarship Supports Scholars’ Endeavors

Founder Ira Berlin and wife Martha announce their $40,000 gift to College Park Scholars during the 20th Anniversary Celebration.
The Martha and Ira Berlin Legacy Fund Scholarship is a new scholarship awarded to current and former Scholars students who have an exceptional academic record and are interested in expanding their experiences through innovative research, service, internships, or study abroad.


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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.


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