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CPCUP Sets 10-Year Goals for Greater College Park

At tonight’s Council meeting, the Council will receive a presentation from the College Park University Partnership (CPCUP) about its 10-year strategic plan. The CPCUP plan focuses on the following key areas – housing and development, transportation and mobility, public safety, health, and education. On housing and development, the plan sets the following goals (a) Retain […]

Tuesday October 20th, 2020 in CPCUP, University of Maryland | Comments Off on CPCUP Sets 10-Year Goals for Greater College Park

UMD Launches COVID-19 Dashboard

Last week, the University of Maryland officially launch our public COVID-19 campus dashboard that will provide our community with transparent and timely data about the prevalence of COVID-19 within our campus, based on UMD-administered testing. The dashboard will provide critical metrics, including UMD tests administered by week and cumulatively; new positive cases by week; positivity rate for UMD-administered tests; campus density measures; and quarantine and […]

Monday August 24th, 2020 in University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD Launches COVID-19 Dashboard

UMD’s Fall In-Person Classes Delayed by Two Weeks

The University of Maryland announced yesterday that it will begin the semester as scheduled on August 31 but will delay undergraduate in-person instruction until September 14. Undergraduate instruction will be delivered online for the first two weeks. All graduate-level instruction and approved research activities will proceed as planned. The University is saying because of the […]

Tuesday August 11th, 2020 in University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD’s Fall In-Person Classes Delayed by Two Weeks

UMD’s School Of Medicine Begins Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

According to this CBS report, researchers at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine have begun testing experimental COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. The report says the research is being funded by Pfizer Inc. and will study the safety, efficacy, and dosing of an experimental mRNA -based vaccine. The vaccine research is […]

Tuesday May 5th, 2020 in COVID-19, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD’s School Of Medicine Begins Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

UMD Names New President

Yesterday, The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has named Darryll J. Pines, PhD, the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Pines is currently serving as the dean of the university’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. Last year, the current UMD […]

Thursday February 13th, 2020 in Announcements, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD Names New President

UMD Police will Continue to Monitor City Cameras, at Least for another Year

At tonight’s meeting, the Council will consider approving an agreement with the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety to provide live security camera monitoring, data storage, and forensic video evidence retrieval through FY 20 an annual cost for FY 2019 of $144,879 and FY 2020 of $149,226. At last week’s meeting, the Council reviewed […]

Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 in City Council, Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD Police will Continue to Monitor City Cameras, at Least for another Year

Council Discusses Security Camera Monitoring MOU with University of Maryland

At last night’s meeting, the City Council discussed the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMDPS) live monitors eighteen (18) CCTV security cameras in Old Town and three (3) CCTV cameras on Baltimore Avenue between Lakeland and Berwyn House Roads for […]

Wednesday September 18th, 2019 in Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Council Discusses Security Camera Monitoring MOU with University of Maryland

UMD Fall Semester Move-Ins – Expect Higher Traffic than Usual

The University of Maryland’s fall semester is almost here! Scheduled mass student move-ins have already begun resulting in changes to traffic flow. Please be aware of pedestrians along City road and expect heavier traffic throughout the day and evening during the campus and off-campus move-in. The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) will be on-site […]

Sunday August 25th, 2019 in Announcements, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD Fall Semester Move-Ins – Expect Higher Traffic than Usual

Yesterday’s Loud Explosion Came from at UMD’s Energy Plant building

Many residents reported a very loud boom shortly before 2 am yesterday early morning. A resident captured the boom at her home’s camera system. According to our contact at the UMD, there was an unintended pressure release that caused both a flash and loud boom on Sunday, August 18, shortly before 2 a.m. While information […]

Tuesday August 20th, 2019 in University of Maryland | Comments Off on Yesterday’s Loud Explosion Came from at UMD’s Energy Plant building

City May Hold November Election at UMD’s Ritchie Coliseum

It’s anticipated that the City Hall may not be available as a polling location for this year’s November 5 City election due to the impending City Hall redevelopment project. The Board of Election Supervisors is recommending adding Ritchie Coliseum as the third polling location. The BOES thinks that arrangements can be made with the University […]

Monday May 20th, 2019 in Election, University of Maryland | Comments Off on City May Hold November Election at UMD’s Ritchie Coliseum

This Saturday: Maryland Day, Yard Sale, and School BBQ

This Saturday, celebrate Maryland Day, a day of learning, fun and discovery. You’re invited to bring the whole family and enjoy hundreds of fun-filled activities, demonstrations, exhibits, performances and other events demonstrating the impact and value of our world-class university. Maryland Day 2019, Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking. […]

Thursday April 25th, 2019 in Announcements, School, University of Maryland | Comments Off on This Saturday: Maryland Day, Yard Sale, and School BBQ

UMD President Dr. Loh Announces Early Retirement

Today the University of Maryland President Dr. Loh announced his early retirement. Here is the letter he sent to the campus community. In his letter, Dr. Loh took responsibility for the tragic death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair. ============================================ Dear University of Maryland community, Serving as the 33rd President of the University of Maryland […]

Tuesday October 30th, 2018 in University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD President Dr. Loh Announces Early Retirement

Community Meeting about the Future of the UMD Golf Course

The university is in the early stages of considering a proposal to relocate the university’s track and field venue and add recreation space to campus. They are hosting an information session to share the early stage proposal with the community. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22 at 6 p.m. in the Samuel V. […]

Monday August 20th, 2018 in Announcements, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Community Meeting about the Future of the UMD Golf Course

Student Killed on Route 1 near UMD Entrance

Yesterday, at about 6:20 am, police officers were called to the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Campus Drive for the report of a pedestrian collision. The victim was found in critical condition and transported to the hospital where she died a short time later. Police have identified the victim in today’s The victim is 18-year-old […]

Monday October 2nd, 2017 in Police, Public Safety, University of Maryland | Comments Off on Student Killed on Route 1 near UMD Entrance

University of Maryland Student Move-In Traffic Alert

Please be aware of pedestrians along City roads and expect heavier traffic throughout the day and evening during the campus and off-campus move-in. 8/18-8/21: Landmark Apartments – College Avenue will become one-way east bound around the apartment with an unloading zone on the Landmark side of the street. 8/19-8/22: Terrapin Row Apartments – Knox Road […]

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Saturday August 19th, 2017 in Announcements, University of Maryland | Comments Off on University of Maryland Student Move-In Traffic Alert