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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.

Thank you and Annapolis update

As we start the first full week of the spring semester, stormy weather has retreated and given way to a somewhat promising fiscal forecast from Annapolis. 

First, I would like to express—on behalf of the entire University—our appreciation to the hundreds of people from across the campus whose unfailing dedication and hard work kept the University operating and safe during the Blizzard of 2016.

President's Five-Year Report and Reflections

As I begin my sixth year at this amazing land-grant and flagship University, it is a moment to step back and take a look at the big picture of the institution.

Building the global university

At the turn of the 20th century, Professor Woodrow Wilson said that every man sent out from a university should be a man of his nation as well as a man of his time. At the beginning of the 21st century, we can say that every person sent out from a university should be a person of the world as well as a person of his or her time.

Higher education partnerships yield results

Maryland researchers dream about the possibilities of personalized medicine — using advanced technology to customize treatments for individual patients. Developing the treatments will take a broad mix of engineering, computer science, medical and biological expertise. The first critical step involves assembling this scientific dream team.

UMD eyes new fundraising record for big innovation plans (with video)

The University of Maryland has quietly started its next capital fundraising campaign with an eye on raising more than $1 billion.

Rename Byrd Stadium

Amid much debate and strong feelings, University of Maryland's president has recommended that Byrd Stadium be renamed.

What Maryland's Economy Needs

Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition.

Byrd Stadium to become Maryland Stadium after regents vote

The University of Maryland will strip the name of a former school president who opposed racial integration from its football stadium after a debate at the flagship campus over whether tradition and historical legacies must bend to modern values.

U-Md. board of regents votes to strip Byrd name from football stadium

The University of Maryland board of regents Friday overwhelmingly approved renaming the school’s stadium, which for 90 years has honored a past president who sought to deny black students admission to the campus.

Federal Funding Drives Innovation

The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education helped America prevail in the Cold War and fueled prosperity.


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