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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.

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.

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.

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