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Week of March 7, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 20

URecFit Friday Night Social
Rock Climbing
Panel Event - Black Gay and Transgender Americans
Volunteers Needed
Important Traffic Advisory
Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape
Consent Form Review
Rock the Smokeout Concert
Food Politics
Connect by Hertz
International Services
New Lactation Center
May & August Grads
Breast Cancer
UMB Housing
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Making Clear Oral Presentations  

March 21, 2011

This workshop will cover all aspects of preparing and delivering academic presentations, from PowerPoint best practices to timing and vocal techniques.

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URecFit Friday Night Social & New Spring Group Exercise Schedule 


Friday, March 4, 2011
SMC Campus Center

4th Floor Lounge 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Come join the fun on the First Friday of each month for the opportunity to meet new people and have some fun! Wii Games and Free Refreshments.  


Check out the new Spring Group Exercise Schedule which starts Sunday, March 6.

Intro to Rock Climbing 

Johns Hopkins University 

Saturday, indoor rock climbingMarch 5, 2011 
Johns Hopkins University
12:00 pm

Cost to student: $10


Take your exercise to new heights! Come learn how to rock climb or just brush up on your skills. Join us for a three hour climbing session at Johns Hopkins University. 

Perspectives of Black Gay and Transgender Americans 

Monday, Maryland Black Family AllianceMarch 7, 2011 
School of Social Work, Auditorium
5:00 - 7:30 pm

This event is FREE and open to all UMB students, faculty and staff.

Sponsored by the LGBTAU and Alumni Association



Mr. Elbridge James, Director of the Maryland Black Family Alliance Annapolis

Mr. James is currently on the Maryland ACLU Legislative Committee and has served as the Maryland State NAACP Vice President. For more information, please visit


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Youth and Adults in the Black community


For additional information and questions, please contact

Volunteers Needed 

UMB President's Outreach Council 

The University of Maryland President's Outreach Council seeks students, faculty, and staff to volunteer as mentors for the youth mentoring and leadership program.Club UMB logo

Volunteer Mentors are Needed:

  Every Monday from 3 - 5 pm at George Washington Elementary School and;

  Every Wednesday starting 2/16/11 from   3:30 - 5 pm at Southwest Baltimore Charter School.


If interested in volunteering:
Register Today

Students eligible for Federal Work Study can earn $17/ hour for participating! Contact the Financial Aid Office at 410-706-7347 to see if you qualify!

2.   View online training video

3.  Call the Office of Community Affairs at 410-706-1678 or email

Important Traffic Advisory 

Construction on the Downtown Infrastructure Improvement Project (DIPP) has started. DIPP is an extension of the Department of Transportation's Operation Orange Cone program which is a city-wide effort engineered by the DOT to improve roadways and infrastructure throughout the city.

The construction has resulted in a double-lane closure along the north side of Pratt Street between Greene and Light Streets. Commuters should be on the watch for changing traffic patterns while traveling in this vicinity.

Please be aware:
1. Motorists should use both open lanes of travel along this section of Pratt Street.
2. The dedicated bus/bike lane and exclusive turn lanes on Pratt from Paca to Calvert Streets will be suspended during the construction.

URecFit Float-n-a-Flick  

Space JamFriday, March 11, 2011

SMC Campus Center, URecFit Pool


Space Jam

Movie Starts at 6:00 pm

FREE to all UMB Students and URecFit Members. Guests are $10.00. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.

Float-n-a-Flick is a movie being shown in the pool area while you float around, sit around, or just hang out on the pool deck with other UMB students and staff. UrecFit will provide floats and noodles for people to use, but be sure to arrive early to guarantee your float. You may bring your own but it must be approved by the aquatics staff before it can be placed in the pool. You don't have to be in the pool to watch the flick, you can lounge around the deck on one of the side benches.

Have more questions?

Visit us online or contact Archie Griffin at or call 410-706-5752.

Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape  

Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape

Do you have a passion for service?
If yes, Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape is a great opportunity for you!


Applications are due on March 18, 2011. 


Designed for students who have a passion for service and want to be civic-minded leaders, the program starts with a week of leadership development and is followed by programming and support throughout the academic year. Students will not only develop visions, but learn to be visionary, and discover how to apply their skills and passions to our city.


Program Dates:

1. LeaderShape Institute: Sunday, August 14, 2011 - Friday, August 19,   
    2011 (Overnight Retreat)

2. Fall Follow Up Retreat: Saturday, October 15, 2011

3. Spring 2012 Project: Plan a service project around your area of focus
    during the spring 2012 semester.


If you have questions about the program please contact Kristen Guy, or 410.532.3038 or visit

Reference Department Announces New Service


Consent Form Review for New Investigators

Consent Form

Are you an investigator preparing a research protocol submission to the IRB?  


This new service may be of interest!


HS/HSL librarians serving on the UMB Institutional Review Board have noticed that many research consent forms are written above the recommended reading level for patients and are often confusing and difficult to understand. The Reference Department is now offering a pilot service to review your consent form before it is submitted with your protocol. They will offer suggestions for simplified language and note key sections that need revision or are likely to be confusing for patients. They will return the form to you with these suggestions within three business days. You can submit your consent forms on the HS/HSL Web site to (in the Assistance section).

If you have any questions, please call Debra Berlanstein at 410.706.8862

Rock the Smokeout Concert (RTSO)
Students Promoting Awareness 

Friday, SmokingMarch 25, 2011 
Pickles Pub
8:00 - 10:30 pm

Co-Sponsored by the USGA & APhA-MRO

UMB Students: $3 (Free entrance with purchase of T-Shirt)

Non-Students: $5

Students Promoting Awareness (SPA), will be hosting a battle of the bands concert to promote awareness about smoking cessation and asthma education.  

Prizes will be raffled!  

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Lung Association of Maryland.    

Food Politics 

Monday, Marion NestleApril 4, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
Ballrooms A & B
4:30 - 7:00 pm

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Marion Nestle was named Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and professor of sociology at New York University. Her degrees include a PhD in molecular biology and an MPH in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2003, Food Politics won awards from the Association for American Publishers (outstanding title in allied health), the James Beard Foundation (literary), and World Hunger Year (Harry Chapin media).

Spring Break Getaway?


Use Connect By Hertz

Members, ages 18+ can rent on campus by the hour, by the day or now BY THE WEEK! Hertz Connect
  • Reserve for up to 7 days, only pay for 4 days
  • Gas, insurance & 180 miles per day included
  • Applies to all car classes on campus

Offer good through March 31, 2011 at participating

Connect by Hertz campus locations.

International Services Announcement
Post-Completion OPT 

World Map

F-1 students, it is time for Spring 2011 graduates to apply for post-completion OPT!  Please contact Mr. ReBrassier to make an appointment via email:  or phone: 410-706-0533.    


New Lactation Center
University of Maryland, Dental School

Breastfeeding Symbol

Dental School, Room 6312  


University of Maryland Dental School is happy to announce the Grand Opening of the Lactation Center!


The Lactation Center is a private space for breastfeeding mothers providing information and support on breastfeeding and going to school/working.


Pumping kits are available for sale.


Please contact Debbie Suls, Dental School Lactation Liaison, 410-706-7461 or for further information about using the Lactation Center.

Attention May & August Grads
Required Exit Counseling
Piggy Bank

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 complete 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 pm

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

UMB On-campus Housing

Simplify Your Life

Live Close to Your Classes


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 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment at other times.  


Note: current residents of Pascault Row have until March 11th to submit their Renewal Forms to the UMB Housing Office at 518 W. Fayette Street.

If you have questions, please contact the UMB Housing Office at 410-706-5523 


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