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National research universities play a critical role in advancing our health, security and quality of life by developing comprehensive, interdisciplinary solutions to global problems, and by stimulating jobs and economic development. Strategically located inside the Capital Beltway, the University of Maryland has extensive collaborations with federal agencies and private corporations that position our University as a national leader on the great societal issues of our time, including global climate change, big data, bioengineering, language and linguistic research, and cybersecurity. We can truly be considered the nation’s research university.

UMD arts partnership with The Phillips Collection

I am pleased to announce an exclusive, 6-year (renewable) partnership with The Phillips Collection, a distinguished museum of impressionist, modern, and contemporary art.

"State of the Campus 2015" video

On Tuesday, I outlined a path forward for our University in the annual State of the Campus address to the University Senate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A new year with exciting changes

The start of a new school year is a transcendent moment, alive with possibility and dreams to fulfill. The 155th academic year at this university brings new talent, new educational programs, new facilities and a new era of Big Ten athletic competition and academic collaboration.

Left at the Altar by the Corcoran, University of Maryland has new partner in the arts

After being jilted by the Corcoran Gallery last year, the University of Maryland has found a new partner in the arts — the Phillips Collection.

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