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#UMD students "Defending their Turf" at the "Collegiate Turf Bowl" this week... Golf Course Management Magazine says: "Expectations are high for the University of Maryland -- last year they had teams that placed third and seventh. They've been studying for weeks in groups and with practice tests. They all expressed a desire to become superintendents. They placed first at STMA's event in Daytona last month."

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From the UMD Right Now Video Vault - The University of Maryland in the 1950s.
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From the UMD Right Now Video Vault - The University of Maryland in the 1950s.

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A shot of Hornbake Plaza at the University of Maryland from our webcam - check them all out at http://umd.edu/webcams.

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Snow on McKeldin Mall today - a very windy Friday!

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It's a beautiful, blustery day on the University of Maryland Campus! Watch the webcam at http://www.umd.edu/webcams/mckeldenmall.cfm #UMDleads

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2013 is just around the corner! Make sure you put Saturday, April 27 on your calendar. Rain or shine - Maryland Day at the University of Maryland runs from 10am to 4pm in College Park and is featuring more than 400 FEARLESS events this year! Don't miss it! #UMDleads

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Love this! See our new University of Maryland website - http://UMDRightNow.umd.edu as a word cloud - Thanks to http://www.wordle.net/ for making this easy to do! #UMDleads

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#Terps: The Eighth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity:
A Public Policy Perspective is coming. Register: http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/financial-information-systems-and-cybersecurity-forum-rsvp

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University of Maryland Facilities Management Architect Dan Hayes places a sign on Morrill Quad commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1912. The fire, which destroyed two major buildings on campus on November 29, 1912, set the old Maryland Agricultural College on a course that would see the creation of one of the major public research universities in the U.S. Don't miss the signs and chalked layout of the buildings on Morrill Quad! See: http://ter.ps/greatfire #UMDleads #GreatFire1912

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Today at the University of Maryland:

When: November 2, 2012. 9:30 a.m.

Where: Pyon Su Room, Stamp Student Union (Near the Colony Ballroom) INFO: http://thestamp.umd.edu/events/event_services/reservable_rooms_list/pyon_su_room

Background:

Pyon Su was the first Korean student to receive a degree from an American college or university, graduating from the Maryland Agricultural College (forerunner of the University of Maryland) in 1891. Upon completing his education, he worked briefly for the United States Department of Agriculture. Tragically he was killed by a train at the College Park railroad crossing on October 22, 1891, only months after his graduation. He is buried in Beltsville, Maryland, and today is a highly revered figure in Korea.

TODAY - a descendant of Pyon Su's - Harold Pyon - will be on campus at 9:30 AM in the Pyon Su Room of the Stamp Student Union to present his ancestor's diploma from the Maryland Agricultural College to University Archives.

The descendants of Richard Calvert, who was one of the pallbearers at Pyon Su’s funeral in 1891 originally held the diploma and gave it to Harold Su's extended family.


Media Coverage is welcome.

Photos: Pyon Su and original gravestone. Higher res available.

For more information please contact:

David Ottalini
University Communications
University of Maryland
301-405-4076
Twitter:
Facebook: UnivofMaryland

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Veterans Day Celebration information - University of Maryland. November 9, 2012 starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel on campus.

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McKeldin Mall at the University of Maryland using our webcam shot from McKeldin Library. #SandyMd

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Hornbake Plaza at the University of Maryland from the webcam.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sean Wallace, second from left, a freshman cadet at the
University of Maryland, received an Army ROTC scholarship Monday (October 22) worth
$35,636. The scholarship was presented by Col. Erik Peterson, deputy
commanding officer, U.S. Army Cadet Command, during the HACU Partnership
Luncheon in Washington, D.C. Pictured with Wallace and Peterson are
Wallace's parents, Gregory Wallace and Susan Camarena (U.S. Army photo
by Steve Arel #UMDleads

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What's going on on McKeldin Mall Today? Watch on the University of Maryland webcam! http://www.umd.edu/webcams/mckeldenmall.cfm

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UMD President Wallace Loh welcomes students back on the 1st day of classes at a campus info booth. #UMDleads

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University of Maryland President Loh welcomes students, faculty and staff to the first "Tweet-Up" of the summer - Dairy ice cream was enjoyed by all!

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Join UMD on the National Mall - for the final day of the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival as we celebrate 150 years of the Land Grant University. Anne Turkos - our Archivist - is having fun "Zacking" in front of the display in Reunion Hall. Point your browser to this Smithsonian General Information website - http://www.festival.si.edu/visitor/general.aspx - for complete details.

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Join the University of Maryland on the National Mall for the Folk Life Festival!

The University of Maryland will be on the National Mall during the Smithsonian Institution's 46th Annual Folk Life Festival.

Events include:

* A display of early photos and other materials from the Maryland Agricultural College (later the University of Maryland) as part of the Smithsonian's celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the 1862 Morrill Land Grant Act and creation of the US Department of Agriculture and

* The University of Maryland Extension shows how it is preparing youth for a high tech world through 4-H Robotics.

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 27 through July 1, 2012 and July 4-8. Hours are 11:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Point your browser to this Smithsonian General Information website - http://www.festival.si.edu/visitor/general.aspx - for complete details. Photo by Rebecca Hopman.

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Maryland Remembers Science Fiction writer & visionary Ray Bradbury - who spoke in CP on April 28, 1993. #UMDleads

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