Men’s soccer coach Sasho Cirovski speaks at end-of-year Povich Center reception

By Alex Tuerk University of Maryland men’s soccer coach Sasho Cirovski offered his advice on the mentality of a champion and the role of a sports reporter to journalism students at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism on Tuesday. “Your world is probably more challenging than most any professions coming out right now,” Cirovski said. “Much like my labor of coaching, it’s a labor of … Continue reading Men’s soccer coach Sasho Cirovski speaks at end-of-year Povich Center reception

UMD Camp Kesem co-founder Devin Cain leaves behind powerful legacy

By David DeWeaver It feels awkward asking Devin Cain about the day in first grade when his mother passed away from breast cancer. But he won’t feel awkward telling you about it. Cain, a senior mechanical engineering student, has told the story many times. He’s become heavily involved in cancer walks and promoting breast cancer awareness in the years since. But it wasn’t until his … Continue reading UMD Camp Kesem co-founder Devin Cain leaves behind powerful legacy

“UMD diner hacks” offers a fresh take on stale staples

By Alex Tuerk  The dining halls on campus have been much maligned through both word-of-mouth and posts on the university’s unofficial subreddit. Between mold in cinnamon raisin bagels and undercooked buffalo chicken, the diners have become the butt of many a joke. There is one group, however, the self-proclaimed “dark horse of the dining hall,” that is working towards improving students’ relationship with the dining … Continue reading “UMD diner hacks” offers a fresh take on stale staples

Embrace Race holds end-of-semester open house, reflects on year

By Vanessa Reis “I want to see our conversations around equity and inclusion expand to include our faculty and staff, not just students,” said committee member Jazmin Pichardo at the end-of-semester “Embrace Race” reception held Tuesday in Stamp Student Union. Embrace Race is a “learning community for faculty and staff on campus around engaging conversations about race, racial justice, privilege and power,” said Pichardo, who … Continue reading Embrace Race holds end-of-semester open house, reflects on year

Bill Nye and NASA’s chief scientist talk asteroids

By Nick Albicocco With dozens of asteroid scientists in Washington DC this week for the semi-annual IAA Planetary Defense Conference, the university invited scientist and television personality Bill Nye, NASA chief scientist Jim Green and a panel of asteroid scientists to discuss the risk of asteroid impact and possible mitigation strategies. The event, titled “Bill Nye and friends vs. The Asteroids,” was held on the … Continue reading Bill Nye and NASA’s chief scientist talk asteroids

College Park entrepreneur talks socially-conscious apparel line

By David DeWeaver Standing in line at a Starbucks on Baltimore Avenue, Francie Wasser opted for a bottled herbal tea. She can’t tolerate caffeine, she said. Lattes make her feel agitated and sick. It’s a curious discrepancy for someone not otherwise averse to excitement. You’d be forgiven for thinking she was a Ph.D. student at first glance. Wasser has the clean, professional, working-woman aesthetic of … Continue reading College Park entrepreneur talks socially-conscious apparel line

America Reads*America Counts hosts Maryland Counts Day

By Vanessa Reis  Hundreds of children gathered on the second floor of Stamp Student Union Friday for Maryland Counts Day, an event held by the organization America Reads*America Counts. The organization is a partnership between the University of Maryland and Prince George’s County Public Schools and aims to provide “a high quality mentoring program that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students,” … Continue reading America Reads*America Counts hosts Maryland Counts Day

State of the County panel uncovers university issues

By Jalen Wade According to a panel of Prince George’s County delegates, the University of Maryland is disconnected from its outer community. On Monday, April 29, a group of county representatives came to speak at the university’s State of the County panel in Francis Scott Key Hall. The event was sponsored by the African American studies department as well as Professor Jonathan England’s course in … Continue reading State of the County panel uncovers university issues

Cell biology professor combats citrus disease epidemic

By Ryan Wu Anne Simon, a professor of cell biology and molecular genetics, spoke to students at Milkboy Arthouse Tuesday evening about the effects of a citrus plant disease and how her research team is tackling it. This was one of the lectures in a series called “Science on Tap” that is put together by the college of computer, mathematical and natural sciences. They’ve run … Continue reading Cell biology professor combats citrus disease epidemic

“Paris to Pittsburgh” screening inspires students to local action

By David DeWeaver President Trump was elected, he said, “to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” It was a line he used to justify pulling America out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a non-binding, overwhelmingly popular global accord which asked signatory nations to curb their greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. But Pittsburgh, along with many cities and municipalities across the country, was … Continue reading “Paris to Pittsburgh” screening inspires students to local action