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Week of November 1, 2010 | Volume 1 Number 6

Food as Medicine
SURFS Downtime
The Flu Affair
Trail Conservation
PanAfrican Festival
UMB Housing Update
Dessert Festival
Fitness Fever
Friday Night Lite
Bagels and Lox
Class for All Students
New Financial Counselor
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Food as Medicine with Dr. Gioia

Food as Medicine
Drawing by Dr. Jonas Filer

Thursday, November 10
SMC Campus Center Rm 351
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Light lunch will be served and this event is FREE to all UMB students, faculty and staff.  All that is required is pre-registration. 

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Join us for this opportunity to hear Deborah Gioia, PhD, MSSW on the Food as Medicine movement.  Many believe and science is demonstrating that the future of good health may just be in the foods that we eat.  The Greek Philosopher and father of medicine, Hippocrates, said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food."  Come out and enjoy lunch and learn about this fascinating subject.  

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SURFS Downtime Notification


SURFS will be unavailable from 8:00 am on Friday, Nov. 19th through 8:00 am on Monday, Nov. 29th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you during Thanksgiving week.  It is vital that we have sufficient time to perform an essential upgrade of the BANNER system.   The following offices/services will be affected:


REGISTRATION:  Please be sure to complete on-line registration before the Nov. 19th 8:00 am shutdown.  No registration will take place while the system is unavailable.  Registration access via SURFS will resume on Nov. 29th at 8:00 a.m.  Transcripts and enrollment verification will be available during the SURFS outage period.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND EDUCATION: Students who have outstanding paperwork should submit it before November 4th so that posting to individual accounts can be completed before November 11th.  Items submitted after November 4th will result in a delay in the posting of aid until December 1st.  For more information contact


STUDENT ACCOUNTING:  The Office of Student Accounting will not be able to generate bills, answer tuition account questions, or record payments during the SURFS outage period.  For more information contact Judi Archambault at


The Flu Affair
Unraveling our relationship with a deadly virus

Lauren Hynicka, PharmD 

Thursday, November 18, 2010
SMC Campus Center Ballroom A
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Light lunch will be served and this event is FREE to all UMB students, faculty and staff.  All that is required is pre-registration. 
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From the first recorded mentions of a flu-like virus in ancient writings, through the sophisticated monitoring systems in place today, the history of influenza is a history of humanity's desperate attempt to understand the causes and mitigate the effects of an illness that, in its most virulent form, can kill in days. 

Join Lauren Hynicka, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy at the School of Pharmacy to learn about our interesting relationship with the deadly flu virus.   Dr. Hynicka serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist on a general internal medicine team at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and completed residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Va. Her research interests include infectious disease, immunology, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacogenomics.

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Appalachian Trail Conservation

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Appalachian Trail 


DEPARTING from Campus Center

Thursday Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m.



Sunday, Nov. 4  by 5:00 p.m.


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A group from UMB will participate in conservation, repair, and clean-up along the Appalachian Trail.   The fee is $40 per person.  The fee includes all activities, camp fees, equipment rentals, and transportation.  Food and personal spending allowances are not included in the fee.


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17th Annual PanAfrican Festival
Pan African
Participants at the 16th Annual PanAfrican Festival

Thursday, November 11, 2010

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   
SMC Campus Center Ballroom

FREE for UMB Students

$5 for all others

No Registration Required.

Come experience foods from Africa and the Disaspora, music, Zumba dance lessons and other entertainment.  


The event is sponsored by the United Students of African Descent, University Student Government Association, URecFit and University Student Services. 


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UMB Housing Update
Fayette Square

Did you know that moving is one of the 5 most stressful and expensive lifestyle events?  Why pay for truck rental, movers, packing supplies, utility set-up costs, security and other deposits, application fees, decorating costs, furniture costs, and having to change your address?  Fayette Square residents, look for early-bird renewal specials beginning before Thanksgiving Break and eliminate extra stress!


Visit Fayette Square online here.


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Dessert Festival Celebration
Some desserts from last year. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   

Location TBA

FREE for UMB Students

$3 for all others

No Registration Required.

This event features the savory appetizers from various regions around the globe, but the hightlight is sweet treats from China, India, Italy, Greece, Middle East, the U.S. and several other countries.  There will be fun, music and an opportunity to experience culture through dance. 


The event is sponsored by International Student Organization, University Student Government Association, URecFit, and University Student Services. 


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Fitness Fever
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This is a biggest loser challenge! 
It is an 8 week program to help you live a healthier lifestyle.  Applications are being accepted at the SMC Campus Center
4th floor Business Operations Desk from November 22nd through December 15th. 

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Friday Night Lite
matzoh ball
Friday, November 12, 2010
Service starts at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Room 349
Ever wonder what it's like to have the equivalent of Thanksgiving dinner EVERY WEEK?  Come and experience for yourself the best matzah ball soup and Challah bread.   No religious affiliation required.   No RSVP required.

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Bagels and Lox
With Ethics for Docs

Monday, November 15, 2010
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Room 203
This event is open to everyone.  No medical degree required.  Come and get FREE dinner and network with Dr. Mark Krasna, the Medical Director of the Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Medical Center and Dr. Keven Ferentz, the Medical Director of our very own Family Medical Clinic.  This is sure to be an informative and lively discussion on current medical issues.  

No RSVP necessary.  Sponsored by the student council and USGA. 

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Class Open to All Students
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Exposing Infant Mortality 
Saturday January 8, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

Registration Information
Students in the school of Social Work should register directly.  All others students may click here to email Jessica Janowitz and she will handle your registration and answer any questions.

Course Overview
Join the Maternal and Child Health Scholars for a one-credit interdisciplinary course that is open to all students.   The course focuses on interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration featuring academic and community stakeholders and a related community service project.  The course introduces students to the disproportionate problem of infant mortality in the U.S., particularly in Baltimore.
Speakers from diverse professional backgrounds will cover pertinent areas such as root causes, interventions before birth and during the first year of life, and health disparities.  Students will also have the opportunity to build expertise in this issue through a community service project.
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New Financial Assistance Counselor

Josh Leonard, Counselor


Josh Leonard has joined the Financial Assistance Office as our new counselor.  All Pharmacy students should direct their inquiries to him by emailing by clicking here or calling 410-706-4478.  



The deadline to make changes to your Fall Semester Financial Aid has been extended for one week to Thursday, November 4, 2010.  Please do not delay in submitting outstanding paperwork or in requesting changes.   

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