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The University of Maryland is a proud family over 325,000 strong. To realize our ambitions, to continue Maryland’s ascendancy, to truly make a difference in our world, we will invite alumni, family, friends, public and private partners to join us to Discover New Knowledge, Inspire Maryland Pride, Transform the Student Experience and Turn Imagination into Innovation.

Last Thursday, the University of Maryland dedicated the new Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center....Now we have a large and spectacular building, designed for active, collaborative, and technology-enhanced learning and pedagogy, one of the finest of its kind anywhere....Some 12,000 students every day will fill its classrooms, group study spaces, and labs....Thank you to the many donors, state leaders in Annapolis, and members of our UMD community for making possible the offering of an unexcelled education to our students. 

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With strong continuing support from the General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan, our flagship university is turning knowledge into jobs. Our researchers invent the future. Our talented faculty educates a top workforce. Our dynamism attracts new business and investment. Our expertise helps businesses launch and thrive. All this creates economic and social wealth.

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I would like to let you know of a bill just introduced in the Maryland Senate that could have a positive impact on our campus. If enacted into law, it would create a much stronger partnership between our campus and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, making fuller use of our complementary strengths.

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I have recommended to the Board of Regents that the name of "Byrd Stadium" be changed to "Maryland Stadium." The Board will consider this request at its December 11 meeting.

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This Thursday, December 3, at 2 p.m., the University will officially dedicate the Art-Sociology Building as the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building in memory of the late congressman and civil rights leader who desegregated our campus. Everyone is welcome.

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