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Celebrating Maryland’s Future, Together

Join us April 19-24 for a series of special events celebrating the UMD community and the inauguration of Darryll J. Pines as the 34th President of the University of Maryland.

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Inauguration of Darryll J. Pines 34th President of the University of Maryland Inauguration week / April 18–25, 2021

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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Darryll J. Pines President, University of Maryland
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Picturing Presidents Past
Before President Darryll J. Pines takes the podium on Thursday to lay out his vision for the University of Maryland, we took a pit stop in the past for some inauguration inspiration. While each of Pines’ 33 predecessors shared their own plans and goals for UMD as they officially took the reins, many started their terms in unique ways, from revealing heartrending personal journeys to resigning a few weeks later due to poor health. 
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President Pines looks over McKeldin Mall
Investiture, Innovations and Ice Cream
A weeklong celebration starting today of innovations, accomplishments and new ambitions at the University of Maryland will herald the inauguration of Darryll J. Pines as its 34th president. A mix of in-person and virtual events—from insightful talks about the "grand challenges" of our time and fetes of outstanding Terps to the return of Maryland Day—the lineup will showcase Pines’ vision for the institution in learning, research, service and the arts.
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State House in Annapolis
State Approves Funds to UMD for More Faculty, New Facilities, Bonuses
President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community today:  The Maryland General Assembly concluded its 442nd legislative session earlier this week, marking the end of a session unlike any other. Legislators were masked and distanced, committee meetings were held virtually, and members of the public watched and participated remotely. The General Assembly adopted Gov. Larry Hogan's budget as introduced with no cuts to public higher education, and agreed to a supplemental budget adding $23.4 million to the University System of Maryland budget for programs directly targeted to public health.
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