Quantum has the potential to impact nearly every aspect of society from cybersecurity to chemical development to health care and finance. Given the decades of research expertise and talent pipeline in our area, quantum can be transformative and pay huge dividends for our economy.
President Pines made it a priority on his first day as the current president of our university to find a way for new Terps to know what being a Terrapin means from day one, no experience required. And through our work over the past year, we’ve determined that a critical part of this goal lies in first impressions.
Students are back at the University of Maryland this week for a hybrid semester stressing both coronavirus safety and a rich educational experience. We have taken comprehensive safety precautions and worked to provide as much in-person teaching and activities as possible on our de-densified campus.
UMD's Darryll Pines talks about returning to campus — and the cross-Potomac friendship that helped him through his first year as president (Washington Business Journal)
Darryll Pines embarked on his first year as president of the University of Maryland in College Park during a time that could only be summed up as uncertain. The aerospace engineer and professor is part of a noteworthy class of higher-ed pandemic presidents in Greater Washington.
Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Darryll Pines, University of Maryland, College Park (The Maryland Daily Record)
This edition of “Off The Record” kicks off the 2021-22 school year by featuring Darryll Pines, president of the University of Maryland, College Park. He reviews the “interesting” challenges he’s faced in his first year in that role, telling host Sloane Brown how those challenges have actually helped hone some of his goals for the university.
Through a pandemic and reckoning with racism, U. of Maryland president is still optimistic (The Washington Post)
Pines’s first year in office has been marked by a series of victories. He has started to reckon with racism on the campus, outlined new sustainability goals and pledged $40 million over the next five years to hire and support faculty from underrepresented groups. His administration is bolstering research, with plans to establish the university and surrounding city of College Park as the quantum science capital of the country.
During his address, President Pines shares his formula for diversity efforts: “Diversity + Excellence = Success and Innovation.”
President Pines announces the investment of $40 million over the next 10 years to improve the diversity of its faculty, campus culture and address racial inequality.
U-Md. president aims to hire more faculty of color, cut carbon emissions and bolster research (The Washington Post)
Darryll J. Pines uses his inauguration to outline plans for Maryland’s flagship university. He announced that the University of Maryland in College Park will hire more faculty of color, slash its carbon emissions and bolster investments in research.
University of Maryland commits $40 million to improving faculty diversity over next 10 years (The Baltimore Sun)
The University of Maryland, College Park is committing $40 million over the next 10 years to improve the diversity of its faculty, supporting President Pines’ pledge to combat racism and improve campus culture for people of color.