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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.

Report on Middle East Trip

I have just returned from a week in Israel and Jordan, accompanying Governor Martin O'Malley on an educational and trade mission.

MPower alliance with UMB results in innovative programs

While university President Wallace Loh advocated for a merger between this university and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, the Board of Regents entered into a “strategic alliance” between the two institutions.

College presidents on Obama’s rating plan

The Washington Post asked several leaders of colleges and universities about President Obama’s plan to rate their institutions by 2015 and link student aid to those ratings by 2018.

Report: Confucius Institute Meetings in China

UMD President Wallace Loh has committed to a new level of excellence for the United States’ first Confucius Institute (CI).

Opposing the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

We firmly oppose the call by some academic associations—American Studies Association; Asian-American Studies Association—to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

State Support for Research and Economic Vitality

Recently, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch introduced a joint legislative agenda to expand economic development in the state.

Corcoran, UMD and the Arts

As you know by now, the Corcoran (Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design) announced yesterday that its functions would be taken over, respectively, by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, should the parties reach agreement on the details.

Research and Innovation

The lifeblood of a research university is federal investments in basic research and innovation. As you know, over the past several years such investments have been flat or declining because of our nation's overall fiscal health.

Largest Gift in University of Maryland History Set to Transform Computer Science Education

Today, the University announces the receipt of its largest gift ever by a single donor. It will catapult our top-15 computer science program to even greater national and international pre-eminence.

State Revenue Shortfalls and Impacts on UMD

In the months ahead, we will likely face budget challenges. The State of Maryland anticipates shortfalls in revenue this fiscal year of $300M, projected to grow to $650M next fiscal year.

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