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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.

Post-election Unity in Diversity

The divisive election is over, but the mission and core values of our University remain unchanged. 

The education that we provide is the great equalizer of conditions in our democracy, a passport to social and economic mobility. The research, innovation, and public service that we do are essential to the well-being, prosperity, and security of the people of our state and the nation. 

Launch of the “Do Good” Initiative

I am pleased to announce the launch of a campus-wide “Do Good” initiative.

This initiative aims to educate and inspire a Do Good generation of students to apply their education, skills, and values to make an impact on the great societal challenges of our time — such as poverty, health inequity, injustice, food and water security, and climate change. It is rooted in our land-grant mission of putting knowledge into practice for social and economic betterment.

Courtyards Incident Review Complete: The Path Forward

I am writing to inform you of the results of the University of Maryland Police Department's investigation of its response to a 911 call about an on-campus party at The Courtyards on May 21, 2016.

Pat O'Shea — new president of University College Cork

Today, University College Cork—National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC) named Patrick O’Shea, our VP for Research, as its 15th President.

President's Message

As you may know, last Saturday at 1:46 AM the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) received a 911 call about a loud party and a possible fight in progress inside an apartment at The Courtyards complex.

Update: Thriving Workplace Initiative

I would like to provide you with an update on the Thriving Workplace Initiative, launched about a month ago.

Update on UMD & Greater College Park

Dear University of Maryland community,

Our campus and the surrounding municipalities are undergoing transformation. This area is now one of the most dynamic in the State for economic, real estate, and community development, catalyzed by the flagship institution’s education, research, and innovation.

UMD and Climate Action 2016

Last week, the University of Maryland was a co-host of the United Nations-sponsored “Climate Action 2016” summit in Washington, D.C. for some 600 invited leaders from around the world. This summit was preceded by a “Climate Action Forum” on our campus that drew over 500 participants from the state and beyond.

National Academy of Sciences

Yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences elected its newest class of members, including University of Maryland physics professor Christopher Monroe. This is one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. He joins only 84 new members and 21 foreign associates elected in 2016.

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