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The Impact of War on our Community

Over the weekend, the world watched a terrifying attack on Israel by Hamas that killed and injured thousands, leading to a war that is ravaging communities.

President Pines Responds to Tragedy at Morgan State University

President Pines responded on Twitter to the tragic shooting that occurred on October 3, 2023, at Morgan State University.

Celebrating Excellence

Our commitment to excellence in education has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as we once again secure our position as a top 20 public university.

Red, White, Black and Gold

Our university gives us so many reasons to be proud. Internationally-ranked academic programs. Amazing artists and groundbreaking researchers. Award-winning faculty. Extraordinary and caring staff. Together, we are channeling our collective excellence to take on the grand challenges of our time.

My Top Five

My fellow Terrapins, More than 25 years on campus, and I’m still energized by that first-day-of-school feeling. I hope you can feel the buzz of excitement emanating from The Clarice to the Discovery District, from RecWell to the Chapel Lawn. Have you ...

The role of race in admissions

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the use of race as a factor in the college application review process violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. While we do not yet know the full impact of this decision on our admission practices, we do know that our already-unassailable commitment to a diverse and inclusive campus must strengthen and grow within the bounds of the law. Our Enrollment Management team and campus administration have been preparing for this moment, and we are confident in our path forward.

Announcing My 2023 Summer Reading List

Summer is here, and it's time to broaden our horizons through the power of books. Join me in exploring a captivating reading list that will expand our worldviews and ignite our intellectual curiosity. I am excited to dive into the pages of these ...

UMD Awarded Nearly $40 Million in Grant Funding for Electric Buses

We are thrilled to share that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced that the University of Maryland has been awarded ~$40M in funding for the Shuttle-UM fleet under the FY23 Low-No Grants Program.

Announcing our New Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

It is with great pleasure that I announce the university’s new vice president for legal affairs and general counsel Jay Rosselló. Jay will serve as the university’s chief legal officer responsible for managing the university’s legal affairs. As a member of the university’s leadership team, he will focus on helping university clients fulfill their educational, research and entrepreneurial missions in accord with the many legal and policy requirements applicable to public research universities. He will begin his appointment on August 1, 2023.

Op/Ed: Problems We Will Solve (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

From admissions to assessment, academic integrity to scholarly research, university operations to disappearing jobs, 12 professors, administrators, and writers—including President Darryll Pines—answer the question: How will AI change higher education?

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