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Service opportunities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Campus Community, Next week, we celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During times of challenge and social injustice, Dr. King stepped forward and spoke out for the disadvantaged, leaving a legacy of action and ...

Task Force on Antisemitism and Islamophobia

On November 27, I announced several measures to help prioritize a safe and inclusive community at the University of Maryland, including the establishment of a Joint Presidential and University Senate Task Force on Antisemitism and Islamophobia. I am pleased to announce the membership of this important task force, comprising of students, faculty and staff who were nominated by campus colleagues.

Happy Holidays from Darryll and Sylvia Pines

On behalf of the University of Maryland, President Darryll J. Pines and his wife, Sylvia, wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a peaceful new year.

A Safe and Inclusive Community

Here at the University of Maryland, a group of campus leaders continued to work on plans to protect all members of our community.

Congratulations to the New MPower Professors

We are pleased to announce that six professors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) have been named MPower Professors.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Public Law 101-226, requires that as a condition of receiving financial assistance under any federal program, all institutions of higher education must implement programs to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The University of Maryland has such programs in place.

Changes to Thanksgiving Week schedule

The Thanksgiving holiday will soon be here, and I hope all of you are anticipating a time of gathering with friends and family, sharing a meal, and stepping away from our daily routines to celebrate a day uniquely dedicated to gratitude.

President Pines Congratulates Team Maryland on its Successful Bid to Bring the New FBI Headquarters to Prince George's County

Presidential statement on the successful bid to bring the new, consolidated FBI headquarters to Prince George's County

University Leaders Respond to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Following the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas, University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines and other university administrators addressed the campus community with messages of support to the community.

Committed to safety, care and support

On Monday, October 9, we addressed our campus community to express our shock and sadness at the terrifying attacks by Hamas on Israel and Israeli citizens, and to offer support to members of our community. Over the past few days, we have witnessed and learned more about the horrifying and brutal nature of the innocent loss of life. In no uncertain terms, we condemn these acts of terrorism.

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