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The University of Maryland is a proud family over 325,000 strong. To realize our ambitions, to continue Maryland’s ascendancy, to truly make a difference in our world, we will invite alumni, family, friends, public and private partners to join us to Discover New Knowledge, Inspire Maryland Pride, Transform the Student Experience and Turn Imagination into Innovation.

College presidents on Obama’s rating plan

The Washington Post asked several leaders of colleges and universities about President Obama’s plan to rate their institutions by 2015 and link student aid to those ratings by 2018.

Corcoran, UMD and the Arts

As you know by now, the Corcoran (Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design) announced yesterday that its functions would be taken over, respectively, by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, should the parties reach agreement on the details.

UMD adds own plan to proposals for rescue of Corcoran Gallery

A third proposal to “save” the Corcoran Gallery of Art emerged in D.C.

Largest Gift in University of Maryland History Set to Transform Computer Science Education

Today, the University announces the receipt of its largest gift ever by a single donor. It will catapult our top-15 computer science program to even greater national and international pre-eminence.

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.

President's Student Advisory Council on Diversity & Inclusion

The President's Student Advisory Council on Diversity & Inclusion has been selected. There were 112 nominations, 40 applications, and 18 selected to participate on the Council.

"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 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.

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