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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.

Sequestration

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.

Move to Big Ten a defining one for UMD President Wallace Loh

In his first 2 1/2 years as president at the University of Maryland, Wallace Loh oversaw sweeping changes to the leadership of his athletic department and confronted the pain of cutting teams to patch gaping budget holes.

The Corcoran, Visual Arts and Design

Today the University of Maryland signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its College of Art + Design to explore a potential partnership.

Good Tidings in State Funding

The newly minted state budget holds quite good news for our campus next year. Students, faculty, and staff will all see benefits, including a cap on in-state undergraduate tuition; cost-of-living and merit salary increases; and new funding for educational excellence, research, and innovation.

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.

Smoke-Free Institution

Today a new policy takes effect that will make the University of Maryland a smoke-free institution.

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