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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.

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.

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.

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