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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.

President's Statement on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program

Dear University of Maryland community,

The Trump Administration's decision today rescinded the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and called on Congress to replace the 2012 executive order with legislation before it expires on March 5, 2018.

Reflection, Dialogue, and Action

​Across ​our ​large and decentralized ​University, there are ​actions ​already underway​, with ​​more planned​ as ​described ​below. ​Yet ​no administrative office, or new initiative, ​will ​improve our campus climate without every member of our community playing a part. We ​all need to​ ask what we can do ​each ​day t​o stand for ​our values. ​ ​

Welcome: Progress in Fraught Times

Main Administration Building

Welcome to our new students, faculty, and staff! And to those returning, welcome back!

Capital Budget Testimony 2017

I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2018 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.

Transformational investment in UMD

Dear University of Maryland community,

I am pleased to announce an historic investment to build the future of the state's flagship university and contribute to the future of the State of Maryland.

It will transform access to, and the affordability of, a UMD education. These are core values of our land-grant heritage, and we must invest in our students for they are the future leaders of our society. It will endow faculty chairs and build state-of-the-art facilities to strengthen the excellence of our education, research, and innovation.

Progress Toward UMD Carbon Neutrality

Over the past decade, due to the inspired commitment of faculty, students, and staff, our campus has reduced carbon emissions by 27 percent, even as we grew by 11 percent. 

Announcement: Chief Diversity Officer

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Roger L. Worthington as the new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).

March for Science

On Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, the March for Science will bring researchers and educators from all over the country to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. 

Highlights of 2017 MD General Assembly

The General Assembly recently concluded its 2017 session.  Governor Hogan and the legislature demonstrated their continuing support for the University System of Maryland (USM) and UMD.

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