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Maryland Today

A Grammy Nod for National Orchestral Institute

December 10, 2018 The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

UMD’s National Orchestral Institute hit a high note on Friday with a Grammy nomination for best orchestral performance.

Maryland Today

From Trash Truck to Commencement Stage

December 10, 2018 History

In face of obstacles, student speaker shows heart of champion in reaching academic goals.

Culture Type

Beyond Basel: Where to See, Buy, and Experience African and African American Art During Miami Art Week 2018

December 08, 2018 David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora

Miami Art Week will include a plethora of art and activities focusing on artists of African descent.

Zócalo Public Square

Our Favorite Christmas Classic Is Really a Study in American Suicide

December 06, 2018 History

It’s a Wonderful Life delivers a haunting treatise on the religious, legal, and economic implications of taking one’s life.

Maryland Today

A First in Women’s Studies

December 06, 2018 Women's Studies

Groundbreaker in program at UMD creates its inaugural merit-based scholarship.

Maryland Today

A Home for Forgotten Words

December 06, 2018 Communication

Archive recovers speeches from marginalized groups.

The Wall Street Journal

‘Delayed Response’ Review: A Better Way to Wait

December 04, 2018 American Studies

Technological advances have imposed new expectations for productivity that make us feel we have less time than we had before. Emily Bobrow reviews “Delayed Response” by Jason Farman.

"The Poet X” Marks the Spot

December 03, 2018 English

Alum wins National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Not Doing it By the Book

December 03, 2018 English

Exploring the history and potential of books in new, hands-on lab.

Resonate

Chinese Immigrant Uses WeChat to Win Seat in Maryland Statehouse

November 29, 2018 American Studies

A Chinese immigrant used WeChat to rally support for her state delegate campaign.