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SCIENTIST CONCOCTS “X-FILES” PLOTS / 18 SAVOR THE BIG PICTURE WITH A FOOD CRITIC / 26 CAN SERVICE DOGS HEAL VETERANS WITH PTSD? / 30

WINTER 2016  /  Connecting the University of Maryland Community

Igniting a

Crisis

synthetic drugs are unpredictable, dangerous—and exploding in popularity. umd research tr acks their deadly path. pg. 20

Terp Winter 2016