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The University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 56 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.9 billion operating budget, and secures $560 million annually in external research funding.

The University of Maryland, College Park is ranked No. 20 among public universities and No. 25 for most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report, as well as No. 14 among public universities by Forbes. According to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, UMD is ranked No. 10 overall for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. The university is recognized for its diversity, with underrepresented students comprising one-fourth of the student population. For more information about the University of Maryland, College Park, visit


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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden at the first debate of the presidential campaign. AP/Julio Cortez and AP/Patrick Semansky

Trump and Biden clash in chaotic debate – experts react on the court, race and election integrity

They shouted, they interrupted, they insulted – and not entirely in equal measure. But Biden and Trump also touched on the issues occasionally. Our panel of experts analyzed three key exchanges.
Dans les rues de Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo, seule une faible proportion des passants porte un masque. Néville Mboyolo / Projet DashBoard

Covid-19 en Afrique : les chiffres reflètent-ils la réalité ?

Plafonnement des capacités diagnostiques, faible proportion de tests, saturation des services extra-hospitaliers… Autant de raisons limitant la représentativité des chiffres officiels pour l’Afrique.
Des membres d'une branche du Hezbollah pulvérisent du désinfectant dans un quartier de Beyrouth pour lutter contre la propagation du coronavirus. AP Photo/Bilal Hussein

Quand les mouvements terroristes, les gangs et les groupes d’insurgés s’engagent dans la lutte contre le coronavirus

Là où les gouvernements sont faibles ou inexistants, ce sont les gangs, les insurgés et même les groupes désignés comme terroristes qui se retrouvent au premier plan dans la lutte contre la pandémie.
Des gens font la queue pour s'approvisionner devant le magasin Costco, le 13 mars à Boisbriand. Alors que les craintes de la pandémie augmentent, les consommateurs stockent des produits au cas où ils seraient mis en quarantaine. La Presse Canadienne/Ryan Remiorz

Le coronavirus se répand, tout comme l’inquiétude des consommateurs

La pandémie de coronavirus incite les gens à accumuler des denrées et des biens, par peur de pénurie. C'est aux décideurs de donner l'information le plus clairement possible.
Shelves that held hand sanitizer and hand soap are mostly empty at a Target in Jersey City, N.J. on March 2, 2020. As fears of the pandemic grow, consumers are stockpiling goods in case they’re quarantined. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpiling

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people are stockpiling essential supplies. But policy-makers may be able to influence both the supply and demand through public announcements and advisories.
Your partner’s intentions might be good, but the outcome often isn’t. Ron and Joe/

The dark side of supportive relationships

Your partner might think they're providing valuable encouragement, but a new study shows how it can backfire.
When people feel threatened, they’re more receptive to politicians who espouse xenophobic rhetoric. Trybex/

Could climate change fuel the rise of right-wing nationalism?

Some view a retreat from democracy and the escalating effects of climate change as an unfortunate coincidence. But a new study shows that the two trends may be more closely related than we think.
Most kids get dismissed from school hours before the workday ends. MiniStocker/

Free preschool, longer school days and affordable day care help keep moms in the paid workforce

When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.


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