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Maryland Welcomes UCLA and USC to Big Ten Conference

University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines and Barry P. Gossett Director of Athletics Damon Evans released a statement welcoming UCLA and USC to the Big Ten Conference.

A 50-year landmark for women

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Perhaps the most significant legislation for women since the 19th Amendment, its scope and impact reach far beyond the equity achieved in competitive athletics, the outcome for which it is most commonly known. The law also improved opportunities in education, including admissions and hiring, offers recourse for victims of sexual harassment and assault, and provides protections for pregnant students.

Investing in our people and communities

A major strategic commitment in our strategic plan is that we invest in people and communities. Just as you invest your time, energy and passion into your work, we must invest in you, the staff of UMD. Over the next few weeks there will be opportunities for you to share your experiences to inform the forward progress of this important commitment. We value and seek your input.

Encouraging Flexible Summer Schedules

Our university community persevered through an unusually challenging period, particularly over the past two academic years. You have met many challenges with professionalism, creativity and great energy. We value the dedicated work of our faculty and staff, and acknowledge that perceptions and experiences around work and the workplace are changing.

President Pines Responds to Tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

As we grieve another tragedy, we ask ourselves what we can do to prevent these horrific attacks. We are a community who cares and feels the weight and urgency of our responsibility to be part of the solution.

The District of Discovery (Washington Business Journal)

The University of Maryland and partners are transforming Greater College Park, building a destination where researchers, scholars, artists and entrepreneurs converge to create ideas, innovation and impact.

Honoring Lt. Collins and a legacy of social justice

Dear fellow Terrapins, Earlier today, students, faculty and staff from two universities, along with esteemed guests, joined together to officially open a plaza dedicated to the life and legacy of Lt. Richard Collins III. The creation of Lt. Richard ...

Op/Ed: The instrument of hope: The public research university (The Washington Post)

President Darryll Pines discusses how public research universities are paramount to solving the grand challenges of our times.

Announcing our new Vice President for University Relations

I am excited to announce that Dr. Matthew Hodge will be joining the University of Maryland as our new Vice President for University Relations. He will begin his appointment on July 1, 2022. As VPUR, Matt will build upon our existing fundraising and alumni engagement programs to strengthen and transform our philanthropic enterprise through the implementation of creative strategies, clear goals, and data-informed decision making. He will forge strong partnerships across campus units, and work with industry, community leaders and donors to leverage philanthropic engagement opportunities. He will also serve as president of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation.

Congratulations to our Vice President for Research, Laurie Locascio

Dear colleagues, It is with tremendous pride that we share with you the news that Laurie Locascio, PhD, MSc has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Under Secretary for Standards and Technology in the Department of Commerce. In this role, Dr. Locascio will serve as Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she rose from a research biomedical engineer to senior leadership prior to joining the University of Maryland.

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