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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.

UMD-UMB Merger Study

I am writing to update you on the request by the Maryland General Assembly in April 2011 to the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents (BOR) for a study on "merging" the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

Merger Study Open Forums

In April 2011, the Maryland General Assembly mandated that the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents (BOR) undertake a study on the possibility of merging the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Visit to India

I just returned from a productive 6-day visit to India and wanted to share my experiences with you.

Merger Update

I am writing to update you on the progress of the Board of Regents' study on merging UMCP and UMB.

A Bold New Collaboration to Leverage UMD and UMB Resources

We are writing to inform you that the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents today approved an innovative and structured collaboration between the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) called the University of Maryland: MPowering the State.

State of the Campus 2010

Thank you, Professor Mabbs, for inviting me to address the University Senate. Thank you to everyone for coming.

State of the Campus 2011

Good afternoon. Thank you to the University Senate for inviting me to speak, and thank you Eric Kasischke for your leadership as chair.

State of the Campus 2012

Today, I officially begin my third year as President of the University of Maryland.

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