Service and Impact to the State

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The University of Maryland plays a critical role in every part of the state’s economy. Each year, our flagship institution graduates thousands of students that strengthen the workforce as scientists, scholars, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators. We attract investment, launch successful startups and stimulate job creation. We share our expertise with businesses and communities on important issues such as health care, education, and the environment. We are proud to serve our state.

Progress Toward UMD Carbon Neutrality

Over the past decade, due to the inspired commitment of faculty, students, and staff, our campus has reduced carbon emissions by 27 percent, even as we grew by 11 percent. 

Announcement: Chief Diversity Officer

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Roger L. Worthington as the new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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