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The University of Maryland plays a critical role in every part of the state’s economy. Each year, our flagship institution graduates thousands of students that strengthen the workforce as scientists, scholars, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators. We attract investment, launch successful startups and stimulate job creation. We share our expertise with businesses and communities on important issues such as health care, education, and the environment. We are proud to serve our state.

I write with heartbreaking news, the loss of the first University staff member from complications due to COVID-19. I share this information with the family's permission.

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Under the Governor's directive, all Maryland residents must now shelter at home, except to leave for "an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine ... or other necessary purpose." Over one-half of the states are under a similar order. 
 
It is a reminder of our civic responsibility to keep ourselves and each other safe. Only then will we slow the spread of this pathogen that has upended our lives, shuttered wide swaths of the economy, and caused the number of unemployed workers to soar.

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I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2020 capital budget request.  We greatly appreciate the General Assembly’s ongoing support of our capital requests, which is having a transformative impact on our campus and the state’s economy.  

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Public Notice

The Advisory Committee on Implementation of the External Recommendations for Student Athlete Well-being at UMCP will meet in a public session on March 6, 2019 from 9 AM to 1 PM at The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

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As 2019 begins, student and faculty excellence define the state’s flagship university.

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