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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.

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.

Research and Innovation

The lifeblood of a research university is federal investments in basic research and innovation. As you know, over the past several years such investments have been flat or declining because of our nation's overall fiscal health.

Largest Gift in University of Maryland History Set to Transform Computer Science Education

Today, the University announces the receipt of its largest gift ever by a single donor. It will catapult our top-15 computer science program to even greater national and international pre-eminence.

Sexual Misconduct: New UMD Policy/Procedures and Required Training

This is an update on actions by the University of Maryland to strengthen a learning and working environment that is free of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct.

President Loh Commends Student Activism in Response to Ferguson Verdict

Last night, the decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, set off protests across the nation.

State Revenue Shortfalls and Impacts on UMD

In the months ahead, we will likely face budget challenges. The State of Maryland anticipates shortfalls in revenue this fiscal year of $300M, projected to grow to $650M next fiscal year.

UMD Responses to State-Mandated Budget Cut

Last month, I alerted you that we face budget challenges. The State of Maryland now anticipates a deficit of about $750M that is projected to rise to $1B, if no spending adjustments are made.

Update: State Budget Deficits and UMD budget cuts

I write to update you on how the state's budget shortfalls will affect the University and each of us individually.

University of Maryland President to Become Chair of Charter School with University Ties

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will become chair of the College Park Academy, a Prince George’s County charter school with ties to UMd, after a state senator recently stepped down from the position.

Creating Our Future

As we all make sacrifices to help close the State's large structural deficit, we must also work together to create our University's future.


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