President Darryll J. Pines at Investiture Ceremony on April 22, 2021

Moving Maryland Forward

President Pines announces five bold actions for the University of Maryland that validate who we are, what we stand for, and where we are headed.

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Inauguration of Darryll J. Pines 34th President of the University of Maryland Inauguration week / April 18–25, 2021

It is our people and our community that makes Maryland special. I am honored that as president I will have the chance to share experiences, build relationships and earn new opportunities with each and every one of the people I serve.

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Darryll J. Pines President, University of Maryland
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Student places flower at memorial service
Honoring Lives That Contributed to ‘Community of Excellence’
Forty-eight names. Forty-eight irreplaceable threads in the uniquely woven tapestry of the University of Maryland community. At the center of today’s UMD Memorial Celebration, the first staging of a planned annual event, university leaders individually called out the name of each Terp lost from January 2020 through last month. About 50 invitees, including family members and university leadership, listened to the toll in a physically distanced ceremony at Memorial Chapel, along with many more virtual attendees.
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A New Investment in Diversity
The University of Maryland is aiming to add more than 100 tenured or tenure-track faculty from underrepresented backgrounds over the next decade with a new commitment of $40 million across schools and colleges. The FAMILE program—Faculty Advancement at Maryland for Inclusive Learning and Excellence—represents a near-tripling of support for several existing recruitment and retention programs aimed at improving diversity among faculty across campus. 
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Streamers fall onstage during Moving Maryland Forward event
Scenes From a Celebration
With streamers flying and surrounded on stage by his family, Darryll J. Pines on Thursday celebrated his inauguration as the University of Maryland’s 34th president—the apex of a week filled with high points. Here are some of the unforgettable scenes.
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