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    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland’s School of Public Health is set to receive a $100,000 federal grant to upgrade an Environmental Protection Agency mapping tool that tracks issues such as the concentration of homes with lead paint, proximity to traffic, the ozone level in the air and other hazards. Researchers with...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland’s police department has a beautiful new puppy at the station that will serve as a comfort dog, and they’re looking for help in naming it. UMPD says the chocolate brown puppy loves to sleep, cuddle and play. The options for the doggie’s name are: READ MORE: Tickets...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland evacuated its Chemistry Building on Wednesday after an incident involving hazardous materials. Campus police described the evacuation as precautionary. Students are being asked to stay away from the area and obey police instructions. READ MORE: Pentagon Police Identify Officer Killed In Violence Outside Building UMD ALERT: Hazmat...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — University of Maryland graduate and American women’s lacrosse player Alex Aust was the first lacrosse player to be featured in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition. Maryland Women’s Lacrosse congratulated their former player on her accomplishment. READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Investigating Fatal Shooting At Rosedale Royal Farms In the magazine that...
    CHICAGO, IL (WJZ) — A man was charged with first-degree murder Saturday in the fatal stabbing of Anat Kimchi, a University of Maryland graduate student who was visiting Chicago. 41-year-old Tony Robinson is now facing murder, robbery and aggravated battery charges in the fatal stabbing of Kimchi, who was just in Chicago visiting when she...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Maryland doctoral student is dead after a visit to Chicago. Police said 31-year-old Anat Kimchi was stabbed and killed Saturday afternoon. They believe the suspect is a homeless man. READ MORE: Woman Dead After Being Stabbed On South Wacker Drive Downtown Kimchi was visiting Chicago over the weekend when she was...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Wild’s assistant general manager Tom Kurvers has died of lung cancer at 58 years old, the team announced Monday. “Tom’s kindness and enthusiasm will be greatly missed by the countless number of people on whom he had a positive influence throughout his life,” the team said. “We join the State...
    CHICAGO (AP/WJZ) — Chicago police say a suspect in the stabbing death of a Maryland woman on a downtown street remains at large. The 31-year-old woman, who hasn’t been identified, was walking Saturday afternoon along Wacker Drive in the Loop business district when she was attacked. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital was ranked as the second-best children’s hospital in Maryland. The hospital was also recognized as the best children’s hospital for cardiology and heart surgery by the U.S. News and World Report. This is the fourth consecutive year that the hospital’s children’s heart program has earned the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  A trauma-informed unit for young people is opening its doors in Baltimore City at The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital. The unit will welcome children who need help navigating through a crisis. “We are treating everyone as if they have scary and challenging experiences in the past so our program focuses on...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland’s Lacrosse has advanced to the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game after a decisive 14-5 win against Duke. It will be the 15th time the Terps’ lacrosse team is heading to nationals. The team is undefeated this season. UMD has been to the championship game six times...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — University of Maryland and Prince George’s County Police are investigating after a reports of shots fired near the College Park campus. Police are responding to the 4700 block of Berwyn House Road, east of Baltimore Avenue. READ MORE: State Offers Text Number To Find Vaccine Clinic Locations They are asking...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Several building at University of Maryland College Park have been evacuated after a reported gas leak. The University Health Center, Stamp Student Union, H.J. Patterson, Nyumburu Cultural Center, ESJ, Jimenez Hall, St. Mary’s Hall and Symons Hall have been evacuated out of an abundance of caution, the university said. READ...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Police are investigating reports of shots fired near the University of Maryland College Park campus. According to UMD Police, the shots were fired off-campus in the 4800 block of Berwyn House Road. READ MORE: Maryland Zoo Welcomes New Slender-Snouted Crocodile Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — University of Maryland will require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated before they can return to campus in the fall. The chancellor made the announcement Friday morning. READ MORE: UMBC Using New Technology In Effort To Detect COVID-19 In High Occupancy Areas They will make some medical related...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The University of Maryland Baltimore is partnering with City Ranch to offer horseback riding lessons to children in West Baltimore. And it’s something you don’t see every day. READ MORE: Disney, NFL Team Up For New T-Shirt Designs Featuring Mickey Mouse For The Baltimore Ravens “Free horseback riding lessons to youth in...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Garrett Wait scored in overtime and short-handed Massachusetts beat two-time defending champion Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four semifinals. UMass (19-5-4) advances to Saturday’s national championship game against St. Cloud State — as both teams seek to make program history with a first title. READ MORE: COVID In...
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Luke Mylymok scored at 2:13 of the fifth overtime to send Minnesota Duluth into the Frozen Four with a 3-2 victory over North Dakota on Saturday night in the longest game in NCAA Tournament history. Minnesota Duluth, which has won the last two national championships, became the first team to...
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Luke Mylymok scored at 2:13 of the fifth overtime to send Minnesota Duluth into the Frozen Four with a 3-2 victory over North Dakota on Saturday night in the longest game in NCAA Tournament history. Minnesota Duluth, which has won the last two national championships, became the first team to reach...
    ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Skylar Fontaine, the highest-scoring defenseman in the NCAA this season, scored at 19:34 of overtime on Thursday and Northeastern overcame its first two-goal deficit of the season to defeat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 in the Frozen Four. Fontaine stole a pass inside the blue line on the right, worked her way across...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Submitting SAT or ACT test scores as part of the application process at the University of Maryland, College Park will remain optional for 2022 and 2023 spring and fall applicants, the university announced Monday. In a news release, the university cited “ongoing and disproportionate COVID-19 impacts on prospective students” as...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland is asking students to sequester in place after a COVID-19 breakout was reported. For one week, classes will be only online. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: Hospitalizations & Positivity Rate Increase Slightly Saturday In a letter to the community, university officials wrote Saturday: Effective today, the...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — With the promise of multiple COVID-19 vaccines and widespread inoculation against the virus, the University of Maryland College Park is planning to have students back on campus for the upcoming fall semester. Classes designed for in-person teaching are expected to be held, officials said, though some may continue to be...
    The University of Maryland School of Nursing has received a nearly $14 million donation, the largest in the institution’s history, which it plans to apply in a scholarship fund covering in-state tuition and book fees. Bill and Joanne Conway pledged $13.83 million through their Bedford Falls Fund to continue UMSON’s Conway Scholars program and create...
    A recent study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that those who have had COVID-19 may only need one dose of the vaccine, which could alleviate shortages reported across the U.S. Researchers studied the antibody responses to a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines in health care workers who have...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Robert Brennan, the executive director of Maryland Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-governmental economic development agency, will retire this summer. In an interview, Brennan said he had been ready to retire since last year, but decided...
    The University of Maryland in College Park has released the results of an undergraduate survey showing many students struggled with learning in the fall while navigating the coronavirus pandemic. Students were invited to complete the “Fall 2020 Student Experience Survey” in October and November. Of the nearly 4,600 undergraduate respondents, 75% said that they found...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There have been two ransomware attacks in the Baltimore-area within the past two weeks. Markus Raushchecker is the Cybersecurity Program Director at the University of Maryland. He said these attacks are becoming more common. “They’re attacks where a cybercriminal essentially locks up a victim’s files and doesn’t return access to those files until...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland will begin its spring semester with virtual learning and continue the semester with a similar “look and feel” to its fall classes, according to the school’s president. Students will mostly have virtual classes for the first two weeks of the semester before the school shifts to...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland will begin its spring semester with virtual learning and continue the semester with a similar “look and feel” to its fall classes, according to the school's president. Students will mostly have virtual classes for the first two weeks of the semester before the school shifts to...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Police are investigating a robbery involving two suspects armed with a handgun near the University of Maryland College Park Friday afternoon, campus police said. The robbery happened in the 7200 block of Baltimore Avenue near Calvert Road, UMD police tweeted. Further details were not immediately available. COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-Campus Robbery...
    SALT LAKE CITY (WJZ/CBS News) — Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris are set to square off Wednesday in the only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election season, but a group of Maryland scientists said there need to be additional safety protocols put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. A group...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Thirteen University of Maryland College Park athletics coaches and Athletic Director Damon Evans have volunteered to take additional pay cuts of up to 10%, the university said Thursday. All of the coaches who get supplemental pay will take the additional pay cuts. The coaches who will be taking the pay...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland is asking a group of students in Denton Hall to “restrict activities: after a surge of coronavirus cases were reported there. “Following a recent rise in COVID-19 positive cases in Denton Hall, the University of Maryland has initiated several precautionary measures to help stop the spread...
    A group spearheaded by veteran media exec Michael Schreiber, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Access Holdings has acquired Outfront Media Sports, the collegiate multimedia rights holder for LSU, Maryland, Virginia and other schools. Schreiber, the founder, will become CEO of a new full-service sports marketing agency, Playfly Sports, and Outfront’s college and high school rights...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The union that represents the more than 3,400 employees at the University of Maryland College Park says workers are concerned for their own safety following what they report is an increase in coronavirus cases on campus. AFSCME Local 1077 said 200 students who in the Denton dorm have been put...
    COLLEGE PARK, MD. (WJZ) — As cases spike across the U.S. on college campuses, the University of Maryland College Park is bringing students back. Students returned for in-person classes Monday. The University’s president calls the plan “a cautious phased in” approach, with just 15 percent of undergrad classes resuming. The Baltimore campus is currently doing...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Calling it “by far the largest financial crisis in the history of the university,” the University of Maryland on Thursday announced a temporary salary reduction among other measures to shore up losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a news release Thursday evening, the university said the pandemic has caused...
    COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — University of Maryland head football coach Mike Locksley made a plea to the public Thursday asking for anyone with information about the homicide of his son Meiko three years ago. Howard County police announced they have doubled the reward to $20,000 for information in the homicide of Meiko Locksley three years...
    The University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies will soon test the effectiveness of artificial intelligence technology in helping intelligence analysts.  The UMD iSchool obtained a $616,000 grant Thursday from the Army Research Office (ARO), a North Carolina-based research & development facility that helps conduct the branch’s extramural research programs through higher education grants. The...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As many schools and universities are starting classes Monday, Zoom is experiencing some technical difficulties. The University of Maryland posted on its orientation Twitter page the application was preventing their orientation program set for Monday from starting. UPDATE: Programming will now take place via WebEx. Students should have received an email from...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — University of Maryland students took to the streets of Annapolis Wednesday in a car caravan calling for elected officials to take notice of their safety and financial concerns ahead of the fall semester. While students who live in university dorms have been able to opt out of their housing, those who...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Students at the University of Maryland can now take select classes offered at other Big Ten universities. Students will be able to take one class at another school each semester and then transfer the credit with no additional fees as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Course Sharing Program....
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Students at the University of Maryland who find themselves stuck in leases they no longer need plan to take their complaints to Annapolis. Thousands of students who live in dorms at the university were able to opt out of housing since most classes will be held virtually for the fall semester,...
    COLLEGE PARK, MD. (WJZ) — Students returning to the Unversity of Maryland can now make an appointment for free COVID-19 testing. All students returning to campus this fall need to show a negative test result. The school hopes this will help students meet pre-semester requirements. Testing will run Monday through Friday at Maryland Stadium. This...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Julia Kane, a rising senior at the University of Maryland College Park, was worried about the lease she had signed in February, before she knew that the COVID-19 pandemic would upend her last...
    The University of Maryland said Monday it will begin its fall semester with all online classes, at least temporarily moving away from the in-person undergraduate instruction it had hoped to offer at the start of the school year. The state’s flagship university, which is scheduled to begin its new semester Aug. 31, is postponing...
    A local effort to improve health care for kids in the age of Covid-19 has identified a group of contenders doing just that. The “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition, the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation’s initiative to find and fund coronavirus-related pediatric medical devices, has named its winners — spanning...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore delegation announced nearly $425,000 is being dedicated to federal funding for COVID-19 research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume (D-Md) said the funding will provide “crucial support” in the effort to discover new breakthroughs...
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