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Higher education investments and the 446th legislative session

The Maryland General Assembly recently concluded its 446th legislative session, and we are heartened at a continuing and strong commitment to higher education initiatives and infrastructure even with a challenging financial situation.

Announcing our 2024 Commencement speaker

One of the privileges I hold as president is celebrating the remarkable achievements of our graduating Terps. This year's campuswide event on May 20, 2024, will honor graduates from summer 2023, fall 2023, and spring 2024. With great anticipation, I am thrilled to announce that our 2024 Commencement Ceremony speaker will be Governor Wes Moore.

Don't Miss Out! Take the Belonging and Community Survey Today

As a community, we’ve made incredible strides in creating an inclusive campus environment where every member of our community has the ability to reach their full potential. However, to take our commitment to the next step, your voice is essential! Please take our Belonging and Community at UMD survey today and tell us about your experiences living, learning and working at the University of Maryland.

Shaping the Future of AI

Mirroring the state of Maryland’s ambition to be a leader in this domain, we are proud to announce the new Artificial Intelligence Interdisciplinary Institute at Maryland (AIM), dedicated to developing the next generation of artificial intelligence education, technology and leaders.

Belonging and Community at UMD

We continue to move forward in pursuit of my two main priorities - to promote excellence in everything we do, and to create an inclusive, multicultural campus environment where every person can reach their full potential. I firmly believe that these principles are not just foundational to our university’s identity, but are also essential for the growth and unity of our campus community.

Investing in Mental Health and Well-being

The journey toward a healthier campus community is paved with dedicated steps. Each initiative, each partnership and each expanded resource represent a milestone on this path. Today, we share our progress in fostering a culture of care, so that every member of our community feels valued, empowered and supported.

Anticipating Excellence

This past Sunday, we welcomed four new Terps to the University of Maryland family, and acceptance letters will be delivered to thousands more of our future undergraduates later this month.

Presidential Statement on Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers

President Darryll J. Pines released the following statement after learning of the death of Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers, a UMD alum.

Service opportunities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Campus Community, Next week, we celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During times of challenge and social injustice, Dr. King stepped forward and spoke out for the disadvantaged, leaving a legacy of action and ...

Task Force on Antisemitism and Islamophobia

On November 27, I announced several measures to help prioritize a safe and inclusive community at the University of Maryland, including the establishment of a Joint Presidential and University Senate Task Force on Antisemitism and Islamophobia. I am pleased to announce the membership of this important task force, comprising of students, faculty and staff who were nominated by campus colleagues.

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