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Announcing our 2023 Commencement speaker

I am already looking forward to one of the greatest honors I have as president of this university: celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of our graduates at our campuswide commencement ceremony. And today, I could not be more thrilled to announce that our 2023 Commencement Ceremony speaker is journalist Gayle King ‘76.

A ‘uniquely American’ challenge: Group of local universities offer ideas to reduce gun violence (WTOP)

The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area shared its findings as part of the 120 Initiative, a joint effort started by University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines and George Mason University President Gregory Washington last June that put together a group of more than 100 experts together to come up with ways to bring down firearm-related deaths.

Announcement: In pursuit of the public good

Carving names of trailblazers into the landscape of our campus is one way that we pursue inclusive excellence. Today, we take that progress a step further and announce the name of our newest academic building on campus and home to the School of Public Policy: Thurgood Marshall Hall.

Taking on Humanity's Grand Challenges

We write to you with great pride that the University of Maryland is investing $30 million into 50 projects across our campus to design impactful solutions to humanity's greatest and most complex problems.

Condolences to our MSU family

We witnessed a tragic and senseless act of violence last night at one of our Big Ten family institutions. We mourn the loss of three Michigan State University students and pray for the students still hospitalized. We are thinking of the entire Spartan community.

University Leaders Respond to Turkey-Syria Earthquake

President Pines responded on Twitter to the tragic earthquake that struck southern and central Turkey, and northern and western Syria on February 6, 2023.

Creating our community

Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester! I hope you are looking forward to the new semester and the new year as much as I am.

Letter to the Editor: We must turn the tide on antisemitism (The Washington Post)

President Darryll Pines and Rabbi Ari Israel speak on the rise of antisemitism and the role college campuses play in turning the tides.

Happy Holidays from Darryll and Sylvia Pines

This holiday season, we celebrate the rich diversity of our campus, state and world. Here at the University of Maryland, we are recognizing those brave individuals who broke down barriers, and honoring those who lived on this land first. We have cemented this commitment with the addition of the Heritage Community to our campus, named for Maryland trailblazers Pyon Su, Chunjen Constant Chen, Elaine Johnson Coates and Hiram Whittle, and the ancestral stewards of our land, the Piscataway People.

Peace, hope and healing

While today marks the end of classes for the Fall 2022 semester, it is also a special day of remembrance on our campus. Today, we honor the life and legacy of Lt. Richard Collins III on what would have been his 29th birthday.

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