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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.

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.

State Revenue Shortfalls and Impacts on UMD

In the months ahead, we will likely face budget challenges. The State of Maryland anticipates shortfalls in revenue this fiscal year of $300M, projected to grow to $650M next fiscal year.

UMD Responses to State-Mandated Budget Cut

Last month, I alerted you that we face budget challenges. The State of Maryland now anticipates a deficit of about $750M that is projected to rise to $1B, if no spending adjustments are made.

Update: State Budget Deficits and UMD budget cuts

I write to update you on how the state's budget shortfalls will affect the University and each of us individually.

Creating new opportunities for UMD in East Asia

Just back from a 10-day visit to universities, businesses, and government organizations in Seoul and Beijing as part of Governor Hogan's trade mission, I would like to share some outcomes and personal impressions—beyond the space limitations of my daily postings on Twitter.

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.

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