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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.

President Loh’s Asia Trip

I would like to share with you the results of a recent, one-week visit to Taiwan and South Korea. I led a small delegation of faculty, deans, and staff to "show the flag" of the University of Maryland. We met with top government officials and university presidents.

MPower Sparks Innovation

We are writing to inform you of the latest positive development in the University of Maryland: MPowering the State initiative between the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Today we are pleased to announce that James L. Hughes, MBA, chief enterprise and economic development officer and vice president at UMB, has been named director of UM Ventures, the ambitious joint research commercialization effort of the two universities and a central part of Powering the State. 

Maryland To Join B1G 10 Conference

I am pleased to announce that the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland has endorsed strongly our application to join the Big Ten conference, starting in academic year 2014-15.

Commission on Big Ten/CIC Integration Formed

On July 1, 2014, the University of Maryland will become a member the Big Ten Conference. On July 1, 2013, we will become a member of the academic consortium of Big Ten universities, known as the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC).

Great Expectations Campaign Reaches $1B Goal

In late 2006, the University of Maryland publicly launched the $1 billion Great Expectations campaign.

Support for Gov. O’Malley’s Budget

Once again, Governor O’Malley has solidified his reputation as the Education Governor.  His budget for the coming year provides support for expanded collaborations with University of Maryland, Baltimore, critical funding to expand STEM programs, and additional financial support for innovation, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization initiatives. 

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend UMD

Wallace Loh was inaugurated today as the 33rd president of the University of Maryland, and he told the College Park community that he would keep the state flagship on the swift upward pace established by his predecessors.

UMD president outlines priorities

The University of Maryland, Collge Park must retain more of the state's top students, recruit more aggressively in other countries and turn more of its research into business if it is to maintain its upward trajectory, President Wallace D. Loh said Thursday at his inauguration ceremony.

UM launches joint public health program

Maryland's two largest public research universities launched a joint public health program Tuesday, the first of a series of planned collaborations designed to break down barriers between the two campuses.

Move to Big Ten a defining one for UMD President Wallace Loh

In his first 2 1/2 years as president at the University of Maryland, Wallace Loh oversaw sweeping changes to the leadership of his athletic department and confronted the pain of cutting teams to patch gaping budget holes.


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