NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence Documents (Maryland)

Tom Nash filed this request with the University of Maryland College Park of Maryland.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I herby request the following records:

- The contract, memorandum of understanding or agreement that established the NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence at University of Maryland, which was announced in 2010. The center's creation is outlined here: https://developer.nvidia.com/academia/centers/university-maryland-college-park-ccoe
- Any yearly reports, memos or press releases summarizing activity at the center between 2010 and 2014.
-Any documents detailing changes to the original contract/agreement.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 30 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Tom Nash

Hello,

I'd like to check on the status of this Public Information request I sent in the beginning of February. I haven't heard back anything regarding whether you've received it or are beginning to process.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and when I can expect the documents I'm requesting.

Thanks

Tom

From: Laura Anderson Wright

April 9, 2015

Via Electronic Mail to: requests@muckrock.com

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 16020
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
c/o Tom Nash

Dear Mr. Nash:

This Office serves as counsel to the University of Maryland, College Park. We are in receipt of your February 5, 2015 electronic request for records. Specifically, you asked for,

- The contract, memorandum of understanding or agreement that established the NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence at University of Maryland, which was announced in 2010.

- Any yearly reports, memos or press releases summarizing activity at the center between 2010 and 2014.

-Any documents detailing changes to the original contract/agreement.

The Maryland Public Information Act, at Section 4-101 et seq. of the Maryland Annotated Code's General Provisions (GP) Article (hereinafter the "Act") permits the University to charge for the search, preparation and reproduction of a public record, excluding the first two hours.

The University has two (2) documents which are responsive to your request. We regret how long it took to locate these documents.

Consequently, no search and preparation fee is estimated, granting you the first two hours at no charge. Copies of the records are provided electronically here (see attached); thus, negating the need for any reproduction or mailing costs. The University will close out this request.

Please send me a brief reply email confirming successful receipt of the records you requested.

You may seek review of this response in accordance with the Act.

Sincerely,
LAW
Laura Anderson Wright
University Counsel

Attached are copies of the two (2) fellowship awards from NIVIDIA Corp.

Referenced account no. 4334900 expired 5/31/2010 and 4334980 expired 12/31/2009.

From: Tom Nash

Hi Laura,

Thanks so much for this. I really appreciate it.

Tom

From: Laura Anderson Wright

No problem. I'm sorry it took this long. We're a large campus and I wanted to be sure to unturn all stones.

Have a good week.

Laura Anderson Wright, Esq.
University Counsel

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