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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.

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.

Data Breach

Last evening, I was notified by Brian Voss, Vice President of Information Technology, that the University of Maryland was the victim of a sophisticated computer security attack that exposed records containing personal information.

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.

UMD adds own plan to proposals for rescue of Corcoran Gallery

A third proposal to “save” the Corcoran Gallery of Art emerged in D.C.

Data Breach Update

Today marks one week since the date our University suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack. Again, I apologize to each and every one of you for this data breach.

Sexual Assault Awareness

I would like to thank the Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures Task Force for its work. It recommended the establishment on campus of the Office on Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Compliance.

Legislative Report to Campus

As the legislative session closed this week, once again Governor O’Malley and the General Assembly found ways to uphold the affordability and quality of Maryland public higher education. We are grateful for their continued support.

President’s Energy Initiatives

Today, we mark the 44th Earth Day -- a day to renew our commitment to a more sustainable planet, our irreplaceable home.

Pedestrian Safety in College Park

Four serious pedestrian traffic accidents -- two of them fatal, all within 10 months -- call for urgent action. The anguish of the victims' grieving family and friends is heart-wrenching.

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