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Welcome back, Terrapins

President Pines welcomes students, faculty and staff to the start of the fall 2020 semester.

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It is our people and our community that makes Maryland special. I am honored that as president I will have the chance to share experiences, build relationships and earn new opportunities with each and every one of the people I serve.

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Pines to Teach ‘Grand Challenges’ Course
Darryll J. Pines will lead the eight-week virtual course "Grand Challenges of Our Time," focused on four of them: COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, climate change and voting access. The first class taught by a UMD president in more than 20 years, it will bring together first-year students to examine these topics in their historical and current contexts and to share their own perspectives and stories in hopes of effecting change. 
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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About President Pines
While new University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines isn’t known as someone who loves talking about himself (but don’t get him started on the role of engineering in society), he is known for more than just academic and professional achievements—there’s his genuine enjoyment of working with young people, his no-lunch-late-nights work ethic and his easy charm (like showing up in full commencement garb in a neighbor’s yard to help two high school seniors celebrate their virtual graduation). What else might you not know about Pines? Read on for what we discovered.
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Wear Your Mask 4 Maryland
We wear our masks #4Maryland. Together, we can protect Terps. Together, we are TerrapinSTRONG. Find updates and information on COVID-19 ...
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