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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.

Welcome Back: Let's get to it

I want to extend an enthusiastic welcome to all of you — students, faculty and staff — as we start a new academic year.

A Safe Workplace: Everybody's Business

The University of Maryland is a world-class public research university with a community of outstanding faculty and staff. As a premier institution, we promote a healthy and respectful work environment for everyone. It is not only the law, it is the right thing to do.

University’s IQ Is Rising

This academic year provides ample evidence that this university's "IQ" is rising. Our "Innovation Quotient" sparkled with flashes of creativity by students, faculty and staff.

Welcome to a New School Year

A hearty welcome to all the new students, faculty and staff, as well as to all the returning members of our university community. A season of change is upon us as we begin a new academic year.

It’s All Happening

Even in January, “buds” are opening on this university’s campus — symbols of growth and vigor.

Our Campus Safety

The phone call shattered the early morning stillness when I learned one of our students had shot a housemate to death, severely injured another and then taken his own life on Feb. 12.

The Year in Review

The end of an academic year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students. It is also a time to reflect on the university’s progress over the past year and what it augurs for the future with respect to academic excellence, innovation, internationalization and the revitalization of College Park.

The University’s Future

The year is 2020.

Students at this university are among the most talented and diverse anywhere. For the past six years, they have worked with our faculty in hot pursuit of quantum computing in the $126 million Physical Sciences Building that opened in 2014.

My New Year’s Resolutions

’Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Here are my top 10 for 2014.

Moving Mountains, Going Places

As the spring term ends, I look back with pride at the contributions and accomplishments of this university’s students over the past year.

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