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In 2008, the University of Maryland developed a comprehensive and bold 10-year strategic plan, “Transforming Maryland: Higher Expectations.” In the years since, we have experienced a remarkable rise in accomplishment and reputation. By any measure, our University is now one of the nation’s front-rank public research universities. New opportunities now promise even greater attainments, and we will continue on our path to be considered “equal to the best” among all universities in the world.

Last week, the University of Maryland was a co-host of the United Nations-sponsored “Climate Action 2016” summit in Washington, D.C. for some 600 invited leaders from around the world. This summit was preceded by a “Climate Action Forum” on our campus that drew over 500 participants from the state and beyond.

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Yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences elected its newest class of members, including University of Maryland physics professor Christopher Monroe. This is one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. He joins only 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected in 2016.

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