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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.

Joint President/Senate Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force Statement

In October 2016, I charged this Joint Task Force—chaired by Steve Petkas, Resident Life, and comprised of 16 faculty, staff, and students representing areas from student conduct, to public health, to athletics—to examine how the University of Maryland can better prevent sexual assault within our community.

Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

Last Thursday, the University of Maryland dedicated the new Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center....Now we have a large and spectacular building, designed for active, collaborative, and technology-enhanced learning and pedagogy, one of the finest of its kind anywhere....Some 12,000 students every day will fill its classrooms, group study spaces, and labs....Thank you to the many donors, state leaders in Annapolis, and members of our UMD community for making possible the offering of an unexcelled education to our students. 

Statement on Hate Incident

Response to campus incident under police investigation as a hate crime

March for Science

On Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, the March for Science will bring researchers and educators from all over the country to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. 

Highlights of 2017 MD General Assembly

The General Assembly recently concluded its 2017 session.  Governor Hogan and the legislature demonstrated their continuing support for the University System of Maryland (USM) and UMD.

Decennial accreditation of UMD

April 6, 2017

Dear University of Maryland community,

This is the year of our ​mandatory ​decennial accreditation review​ by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSC)​. ​​It focuses ​on the educational mission of ​the University​. ​

Our last review was in 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession and the ensuing "new normal" ​ (decreasing state funding and increasing tuition​) ​that ​is​ reshaping American public higher education. 

Decennial accreditation of UMD

April 6, 2017

Dear University of Maryland community,

This is the year of our ​mandatory ​decennial accreditation review​ by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSC)​. ​​It focuses ​on the educational mission of ​the University​. ​

Our last review was in 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession and the ensuing "new normal" ​ (decreasing state funding and increasing tuition​) ​that ​is​ reshaping American public higher education. 

President Loh's Statement on Fliers

MARCH 14, 2017

The white nationalist posters found on college campuses, including our own, contain detestable language that is an affront to who we are, and what we stand for, as the State's flagship university. As a community, we stand for excellence, diversity, and inclusion. We stand against all forms of ignorance and hate. UMPD is investigating this matter as a hate bias.

2017 Report to the General Assembly

With strong continuing support from the General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan, our flagship university is turning knowledge into jobs. Our researchers invent the future. Our talented faculty educates a top workforce. Our dynamism attracts new business and investment. Our expertise helps businesses launch and thrive. All this creates economic and social wealth.

Executive Actions and Staying True to Our Values

Dear University of Maryland community,

​As a public institution, the University of Maryland does not normally take ​stands on political issues. However, ​we have an obligation to speak out when ​government​ actions ​are fundamentally antithetical to the core values and missions of the institution, ​especially when they adversely impact many members of our community. 

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