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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.

Smoke-Free Institution

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

College presidents sign gun control letter

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, appearing today with college presidents, students, administrations and mayors to demand congressional action to curb gun violence, said Congress needs to be forced by Americans outside Washington D.C. to do the right thing.

President’s Commission on UMD and Big Ten/CIC Integration

I am pleased to inform you that the final report of the President’s Commission on UMD and Big Ten/CIC Integration is available.

UMD president endorses gun control legislation

University of Maryland, College Park president Wallace Loh has endorsed state legislative efforts to limit gun ownership, following an apparent murder-suicide this month involving students at the school.

MPower alliance with UMB results in innovative programs

While university President Wallace Loh advocated for a merger between this university and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, the Board of Regents entered into a “strategic alliance” between the two institutions.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

The University of Maryland is committed to a learning and working environment free from sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence/abuse, sexual exploitation, sexual intimidation and relationship violence for all faculty, staff and students.

College presidents on Obama’s rating plan

The Washington Post asked several leaders of colleges and universities about President Obama’s plan to rate their institutions by 2015 and link student aid to those ratings by 2018.

President Loh Testifies on Data Breach

More than a month after a massive cybersecurity breach on the campus, university President Wallace Loh testified yesterday before a U.S. Senate committee about the challenges universities face in addressing data protection issues.

UMD President: Breach Would Have Bankrupted Many Institutions

On Wednesday, representatives from the University of Maryland and Target—organizations that have both suffered large data breaches in recent months.

World-Renowned Arts Management Institute Relocates to UMD

I am pleased to announce that Michael M. Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. since 2001, will be joining the University of Maryland as Professor of the Practice, starting September 1, 2014.


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