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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 www.umd.edu.

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The success of Brazil’s vaccine program will have a ripple effect on countries to which it exports commodities such as steel. Michael Dantas/AFP via Getty Images

The $4 trillion economic cost of not vaccinating the entire world

The world's most advanced economies will incur half the total costs associated with a failure to vaccinate poorer nations, which could exceed $4 trillion if only half their citizens are inoculated.
Through the Paris Agreement, the world’s countries agreed to work to keep global warming well under 2 degrees Celsius. Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

Why the US rejoining the Paris climate accord matters at home and abroad — 5 scholars explain

The US is formally back in the Paris climate agreement as of today. As one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, it has a lot of work to do, with food security, health and safety at stake.
In a year tied for the warmest on record globally, the U.S. was hit with costly hurricanes, wildfires, storms and drought. AP Photo/Noah Berger and Gerald Herbert

After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it’s time to overhaul US disaster policy – here’s how

NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.
A Trump supporter and an anti-Trump demonstrator shout at each other near Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, 2020. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

Can Joe Biden ‘heal’ the United States? Political experts disagree

Biden's winning campaign message was one of unity. But even the people who study polarization can't agree on whether it's possible to unify the United States.
Not in Russia: An election observer takes notes as Gwinnett County workers process ballots in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Nov. 6. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Russia’s rigged elections look nothing like the US election – they have immediate, unquestioned results there

Charges by President Donald Trump and his allies that the 2020 election was rigged are challenged by experts in Russian elections, where rigging the outcome is an established way of life.
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.

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