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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.

University of Maryland's new partner in the arts

The partnership announced this week between the University of Maryland and the Phillips Collection in Washington is one of those happy institutional marriages that brings substantial benefits to both partners.

Wallace Loh named in Washington Business Journal's 'Power 100'

University President Wallace Loh secured a spot last week on Washington Business Journal’s “Power 100” list, which named him among the most influential leaders in Washington business for the second consecutive year.

University of Maryland to honor Parren Mitchell with building dedication

As the University of Maryland, College Park weighs whether to rename its football stadium — which now honors an influential but segregationist early campus president — the school is renaming an academic building for Maryland's first African-American congressman.

University of Maryland to Honor Pioneering Black Congressman

In a move that brings recognition to a civil rights movement pioneer, the University of Maryland, College Park will rename one of its academic buildings for the late Parren J. Mitchell, the state’s first African-American congressman.

President Loh Promises University of Maryland Will be a Top Public Research University

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh made his intentions clear when he delivered his State of the Campus address Wednesday:

President Loh: Recommendation on Byrd Stadium Naming

I have recommended to the Board of Regents that the name of "Byrd Stadium" be changed to "Maryland Stadium." The Board will consider this request at its December 11 meeting.

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.

Turning research into jobs in Maryland

About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often credited with creating good jobs.

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