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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.

MPower Open Forum

Dear University of Maryland community: 

All members of the university community are invited to a discussion about University of Maryland: Powering the State, our exciting new alliance with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). 

The event will take place on Monday, April 2, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom Lounge on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Advocating for Higher Education

The General Assembly in Annapolis is currently considering the University's FY13 budget. Governor O'Malley continues to make higher education a high priority and his current budget proposal promotes quality, access and affordability, as well as Maryland's competitiveness.

Rejecting Intolerance

Respect, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the University of Maryland.

President Loh’s Asia Trip

I would like to share with you the results of a recent, one-week visit to Taiwan and South Korea. I led a small delegation of faculty, deans, and staff to "show the flag" of the University of Maryland. We met with top government officials and university presidents.

Blended and Online Education

Leading research universities are engaging in technology-enabled education on a larger scale and at a quickened pace. We want to update you on developments in this area at the University of Maryland.

Workplace Environment

This is a progress report on our ongoing efforts to nurture a more respectful, supportive, and inclusive workplace environment.

Sexual Harassment

Respect, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the University of Maryland. Very recently, the University Police were notified of two separate incidents of bias and hate.

University House Invitation

My wife Barbara and I will host several open houses of the nearly completed University House. The dates, to be posted widely, will be in October and November. We cordially invite you to come visit "our" new house. 

MPower Sparks Innovation

We are writing to inform you of the latest positive development in the University of Maryland: MPowering the State initiative between the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Today we are pleased to announce that James L. Hughes, MBA, chief enterprise and economic development officer and vice president at UMB, has been named director of UM Ventures, the ambitious joint research commercialization effort of the two universities and a central part of Powering the State. 

Maryland To Join B1G 10 Conference

I am pleased to announce that the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland has endorsed strongly our application to join the Big Ten conference, starting in academic year 2014-15.

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