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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.

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.

Confucius Institutes at 10

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

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.


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