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To foster the education, critical thinking and intellectual growth of students, to create and apply new knowledge via research, scholarship and the creative arts, to improve the surrounding world, we must first foster an inclusive community of global citizens committed to academic freedom. We are dedicated to act with entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the power of technology, operate with fiscal responsibility and administrative efficiency, foster transformational change and create a vibrant surrounding community.

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.

Campus Security

In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 11, the University of Maryland police department responded to threatening messages posted on several websites. A UMD student threatened a "shooting rampage" on campus.

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.

State of the Campus 2013

Thank you Vin [Vincent Novara, Senate President], and thanks to the members of the University Senate for hosting this annual State of the Campus Address.


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