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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.

Great Expectations Campaign Reaches $1B Goal

In late 2006, the University of Maryland publicly launched the $1 billion Great Expectations campaign.

Support for Gov. O’Malley’s Budget

Once again, Governor O’Malley has solidified his reputation as the Education Governor.  His budget for the coming year provides support for expanded collaborations with University of Maryland, Baltimore, critical funding to expand STEM programs, and additional financial support for innovation, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization initiatives. 


Today is a tragic day for our beloved University community. We are all shocked and deeply saddened by this morning's events. I extend my sincere sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of the victims, all University of Maryland students.

Memorial Service

Those directly touched by this tragedy hurt the most; but all of us are shocked and deeply saddened.

New UM president believes his job a calling

Wallace Loh arrived in Iowa by himself, a 15-year-old with 200 dollars in his pocket and not too many more English words in his vocabulary.


Today, the $85 billion across-the-board federal spending cuts to defense and discretionary domestic programs -- known as "sequestration" -- are expected to go into force amid the continuing fiscal impasse in Washington, D.C.

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend UMD

Wallace Loh was inaugurated today as the 33rd president of the University of Maryland, and he told the College Park community that he would keep the state flagship on the swift upward pace established by his predecessors.

UMD president outlines priorities

The University of Maryland, Collge Park must retain more of the state's top students, recruit more aggressively in other countries and turn more of its research into business if it is to maintain its upward trajectory, President Wallace D. Loh said Thursday at his inauguration ceremony.

UMD Drops Opposition to Purple Line Route

University of Maryland officials have dropped their long-held opposition to running Purple Line light rail trains through the heart of the College Park campus, giving a major boost to the project as Maryland transit officials seek federal funding for its construction.

UM launches joint public health program

Maryland's two largest public research universities launched a joint public health program Tuesday, the first of a series of planned collaborations designed to break down barriers between the two campuses.


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