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Week of February 21, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 19

Translating Your PhD
Movie Night
Got Cravings?
Hormones & Sleep
Law Aawards Banquet
Ice Skating
Get a Room!
May & August Grads
Breast Cancer
Hosting Your Event
UMB Housing
Student Support Group
Stay in Touch

Taking the Anxiety Out of Tests  

March 2, 2011

Test anxiety is quite common among students at all levels of study. Attend this brief workshop offered by Douglas Chay, MSW, LCSW-C, of the UMB Counseling Center, to learn some helpful tips on managing test anxiety.

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Translating Your PhD to the Non-Academic Marketplace 
Tuesday, Dr. SchayowitzFebruary 22, 2011 
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

This workshop will advise you on how to use your skills and experiences in the non-academic market and how to look for jobs outside of the academy. Dr. Schayowitz is responsible for the development of the SnapPath(tm) solid tumor cell processing system and associated business development. Dr. Schayowitz's responsibilities include management and coordination of all laboratory activities and experiments relating to the SnapPath(tm) platform. Dr. Schayowitz has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Maryland, where he studied the mechanisms of resistance to hormonal therapy in breast and prostate cancer.


Movie Night

Maternal and Child Health Advocates 
Monday, Maternal and Child Health AdvocatesFebruary 21, 2011 
School of Nursing, Room 307
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by the USGA

Dinner will be provided

Join with other Maternal and Child Health Advocates to view a short film that explores environmental factors that impact pregnancy. We will discuss the movie afterward and evaluate how clear of a message it would potentially send to Baltimore's expecting mothers. We will also be discussing ideas for future meetings and events - your input is welcome! Leadership positions are available.


Got Cravings? 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Food Cravings
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Food cravings can be a powerful force and difficult to resist. Attend this session to learn about what triggers cravings and binge eating and how to reduce them. The session also will explore the influence of the popular media on body image.


Hormones, Sleep and Your Health  
Thursday, SleepFebruary 24, 2011 
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Jessica Mong, PhD, is an associate professor in the School of Medicine and received her PhD in neuropharmacology from the University of Maryland. She spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior at the Rockefeller University in New York City. Her recent research has focused on the genetic and chemical basis for the induction of sleep. An understanding of how changes in hormone levels affect sleep is particularly relevant to individuals that report disturbances in their sleep patterns and is the focus of this lecture.

Scholarship Awards Banquet

Black Student Law Association

Friday, TrophyFebruary 25, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
6:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Elizabeth L. Julian, Esq. '78

District Public Defender

District 1 Baltimore City

We cordially invite you to attend the 36th annual awards banquet. This event will be the culmination of our Black History Month celebration. This year's theme, Honoring the Past and Perpetuating the Legacy, celebrates the struggles and triumphs of our predecessors and illustrates our responsibility to honor those trailblazers as we lay the foundation for those of tomorrow.


We All Skate to the Same Beat

American Heart Association

Saturday, Ice SkatesFebruary 26, 2011 
Patterson Park Ice Rink
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$10 Student Presale
$12 Guests
$5 Children Cost Includes Admission and Skate Rental.
Food and drinks will be provided.  

Cardiovascular disease causes 1 out of every 3 deaths in America. More than 82 million adults are estimated to have some form of cardiovascular disease. Operation Heart, a division of the American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists, is dedicated to empowering people to prevent cardiovascular disease before it starts. 


Please join us for a heart-healthy ice skating event! Raffle tickets available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.  


Tickets sold at SMC Campus Center (first floor near the Cafe). Please contact Jamie Elsner,, with questions.

Dodgeball Tournament 
Monday, Dodge BallFebruary 28, 2011 
SMC Campus Center, URecFit
5:00 p.m.

School stressing you out?? Register for the Intramural Dodgeball Tournament. Don't forget, registration closes on Tuesday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m.!


Get a Room!
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Reserve rooms early to get the

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Rooms are booking quickly, so reserve yours today. 


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Attention May & August Grads
Required Exit Counseling
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Student Financial Assistance and Education has scheduled 19 different Exit Counseling sessions between March 21 - April 22. All students who received Federal Student Loans while attending UMB are required to comple Exit Counseling. No appointments are needed for these sessions that last approximately 45 minutes. Mark your calendars now to make room for this very important federal requirement. 


Breast Cancer Survivorship  

The Koman Distinguished Lectureship

Thursday, Breast Cancer RibbonApril 14, 2011 
School of Nursing, UMB
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Free to all. Registration is requiredReception immediately following the lecture


Breast cancer can occur at any age, and survivors across the lifespan have unique needs. This lecture will emphasize the growing number of breast cancer survivors and the diversity of their post-treatment requirements. These include the trajectory of recovery, the common symptoms and problems experienced, and the need for continued focus on health promotion and disease prevention.  


About the Speaker

Patricia A. Ganz, MD, a medical oncologist, received her BA magna cum laude from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in 1969 and her MD from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1973. Dr. Ganz is a pioneer in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients and survivors, and is active in clinical trials research with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project.  


For more information call 410-706-3767 or e-mail

Let Us Host Your Next Event
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
Host your next event in the SMC Campus Center!   Whether you need a small meeting room or a large ballroom, we have it all. Student Organizations may host an array of events in the SMC Campus Center ranging from an exec board meeting to a formal!  The SMC Campus Center is also available for private events that are not academically related to the campus. Please visit our website for more information on available rooms and layouts, how to request space and contact information. 
UMB On-campus Housing

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Housing is available for the 2011-2012 year at Fayette Square and Pascault Row Apartments. Visit our website to look at floor plans and current rates (new rates will be available soon). You can apply online with no application fee or security deposit required.


We are available for tours weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment at other times.  


Note: current residents of Pascault Row -- the renewal process will begin tomorrow, February 18, 2011.  Keep and eye out for an email with process information and forms. If you have questions, please contact the UMB Housing Office at 410-706-5523 


Student Support Group
UMB Counseling Center
Empty ChairsWednesdays, February 23-April 13
(8 week program)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Lower Level, Room LL02
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Qualification: Current UMB students only 
Cost: FREE

Are you struggling with a personal problem? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or worried about academics or graduation? Having concerns about interpersonal relationships or communication with others? You might benefit from joining the Student Support Group. This group will be facilitated by a psychologist from UMB Student Counseling Center. It consists of a small (approximately 8-10 group members), confidential group of UMB students that will be meeting once a week from February 23, 2011 to April 13, 2011. It is an opportunity to give and receive help from other students who are going through similar problems.  You are not alone!

If you are interested and would be available for all 8 group meetings, please contact Dr. Jenna Silverman (328-8404) by Friday, February 18th.


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