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National research universities play a critical role in advancing our health, security and quality of life by developing comprehensive, interdisciplinary solutions to global problems, and by stimulating jobs and economic development. Strategically located inside the Capital Beltway, the University of Maryland has extensive collaborations with federal agencies and private corporations that position our University as a national leader on the great societal issues of our time, including global climate change, big data, bioengineering, language and linguistic research, and cybersecurity. We can truly be considered the nation’s research university.

Wallace Loh Inauguration

Last week, I formally accepted the honor and the responsibility to serve as the 33rd president of the University of Maryland. I assume this office with humility, because I stand on the shoulders of the giants who preceded me, Dan Mote and Brit Kiran.

2011 Maryland General Assembly Session

I am writing to inform you regarding the 2011 Maryland General Assembly legislative session and its impact on UM operations. We have fared very well, given the fiscal constraints across the State.

UMD and China Relations

I am writing to report to you on my recent seven-day China visit with Governor Martin O'Malley.

UMD-UMB Merger Study

I am writing to update you on the request by the Maryland General Assembly in April 2011 to the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents (BOR) for a study on "merging" the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

Merger Study Open Forums

In April 2011, the Maryland General Assembly mandated that the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents (BOR) undertake a study on the possibility of merging the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Visit to India

I just returned from a productive 6-day visit to India and wanted to share my experiences with you.

Merger Update

I am writing to update you on the progress of the Board of Regents' study on merging UMCP and UMB.

A Bold New Collaboration to Leverage UMD and UMB Resources

We are writing to inform you that the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents today approved an innovative and structured collaboration between the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) called the University of Maryland: MPowering the State.

Advocating for Higher Education

The General Assembly in Annapolis is currently considering the University's FY13 budget. Governor O'Malley continues to make higher education a high priority and his current budget proposal promotes quality, access and affordability, as well as Maryland's competitiveness.

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