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NIDA EDUCATE program develops the next generation of addiction researchers

In 2021, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) awarded UMBC more than $1 million over five years to create a program specifically for undergraduate scholars interested in research on substance abuse and addiction. A year after the program’s launch, it is thriving as students in fields as diverse as economics, computer science, and chemical engineering find ways to connect their interests to this important topic.

Up On the Roof—Spring 2021

In a recent chat, President Hrabowski and Alumni Association President Brian Frazee share why it’s so important to stay connected to fellow Retrievers.

Cities are breeding grounds for creativity – and infectious diseases. Salvator Barki/Moment via Getty Images

Why COVID-19 won’t kill cities

When density is no longer cursed by contagion, cities will reassert their magic, through their ability to enhance sharing, matching, and learning.

Research Under the Same Roof

COVID-19 allowed this mother/daughter research pair to see how their areas of expertise overlapped.

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