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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.

President Loh Promises University of Maryland Will be a Top Public Research University

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh made his intentions clear when he delivered his State of the Campus address Wednesday:

President Loh: Recommendation on Byrd Stadium Naming

I have recommended to the Board of Regents that the name of "Byrd Stadium" be changed to "Maryland Stadium." The Board will consider this request at its December 11 meeting.

Thank you and Annapolis update

As we start the first full week of the spring semester, stormy weather has retreated and given way to a somewhat promising fiscal forecast from Annapolis. 

First, I would like to express—on behalf of the entire University—our appreciation to the hundreds of people from across the campus whose unfailing dedication and hard work kept the University operating and safe during the Blizzard of 2016.

President's Five-Year Report and Reflections

As I begin my sixth year at this amazing land-grant and flagship University, it is a moment to step back and take a look at the big picture of the institution.

Building the global university

At the turn of the 20th century, Professor Woodrow Wilson said that every man sent out from a university should be a man of his nation as well as a man of his time. At the beginning of the 21st century, we can say that every person sent out from a university should be a person of the world as well as a person of his or her time.

Turning research into jobs in Maryland

About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often credited with creating good jobs.

Higher education partnerships yield results

Maryland researchers dream about the possibilities of personalized medicine — using advanced technology to customize treatments for individual patients. Developing the treatments will take a broad mix of engineering, computer science, medical and biological expertise. The first critical step involves assembling this scientific dream team.

Federal Funding Drives Innovation

The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education helped America prevail in the Cold War and fueled prosperity.

The Clash of Ideas Strengthens Our Universities—and Our Nation

Nearly two centuries after his birth as a slave in Maryland, the great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass has come home. His statue, just installed at the University of Maryland, now towers over a square inscribed with his soaring words on racial justice and the transformative power of education.

Dedication of Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building on Dec 3

This Thursday, December 3, at 2 p.m., the University will officially dedicate the Art-Sociology Building as the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building in memory of the late congressman and civil rights leader who desegregated our campus. Everyone is welcome.

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