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Promoting the university’s research, education and public service activities.

And working with government members, committee staff and agencies in an effort to increase federal and state support for and increase knowledge of the university and its work.

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State Relations

Representing the university with Maryland state government

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Federal Relations

Liaison between the university and members of congress, their staff, and executive branch agencies

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$3.16B
in annual economic impact on the state’s economy
50%
reduction of UMD's carbon footprint since 2005
11,184
degrees awarded (2018-2019)

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UMD to Lead $15M Project Investigating the Role of Aerosols in Flu Transmission

School of Public Health Professor Donald Milton, M.D. and collaborators could put to bed the debate over how viruses spread with help from a $15 million research award from the National Institutes of Health to develop new technologies for collecting viruses from the air and conduct a five-year randomized, controlled trial.
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NSF Awards UMD $15M to Lead Mid-Atlantic Innovation Hub

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the University of Maryland to lead one of five multi-institutional hubs that will provide entrepreneurial training to academic researchers in science and engineering in order to foster and maintain U.S. global leadership in innovation. The $15 million I-Corps Hubs, funded over five years, will extend the foundation’s Innovation Corps, or I-Corps, program that helps researchers commercialize their technologies and translate the impact of their work to the broader public. Each regional hub will include at least eight universities. 
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Chemistry Building groundbreaking

UMD Breaks Ground on New Chemistry Building

The University of Maryland, along with state officials, gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Chemistry Building. The 105,000-square-foot research building will expand the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s innovations in advanced materials, energy storage, nanoscience, drug discovery and delivery, and quantum chemistry.
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