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Week of March 11, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 20

Connect by Hertz
Authentic Movement
Making Clear Oral Presentations
Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape
Cultural Diversity Day
UMB Alerts
Volunteers Needed
Reducing Stress with Mindfulness
Holi - Festival of Colors
Rock the Smokeout Concert
Important Traffic Advisory
Women's History Month
Consent Form Review
HS/HSL Connective Issues
International Services
New Lactation Center
May & August Grads
Breast Cancer
Stay in Touch





Are Your Ready for Pregnancy in School?  

March 22, 2011

CJ Frosch, Director of Community Education
Planned Parenthood

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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.

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.

Authentic Movement Workshop 

Authentic MovementSaturday, March 19, 2011

SMC Campus Center

Room 349

2:00 - 4:30 pm 



Everyone is welcome - no prior experience is necessary.


Re-enter the semester refreshed and renewed. Join Creativity in Caring: for Learning and Community (CCLC) for an Authentic Movement Workshop. Authentic Movement is a modality used to integrate creativity into relaxation and personal insight by combining movement for self-expression with mindfulness, improvisation and active imagination. Dress comfortably. 

Have more questions?  Email Susan Taylor at: 

Making Clear Oral Presentations   

Monday, Oral PresentationMarch 21, 2011 
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Sponsored by the UMB Wellness Hub

Register Now

This workshop will cover all aspects of preparing and delivering academic presentations, from PowerPoint best practices to timing and vocal techniques. It will be especially helpful for students planning conference presentations or job talks. 

Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape  

Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape

Do you have a passion for service?


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 

Beyond the Orange Jumpsuit  

The Culture of Incarceration 

prisonThursday, March 24, 2011

MSTF Auditorium

685 W. Baltimore Street

8:30 - 4:15 pm 


18th Annual Cultural Diversity Day

Registration is free of charge and will take place on site.


This event will focus on the culture of prison to give a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by people with mental illness who have been incarcerated and how to help them re-integrate into mainstream society. Attendee's  will better understand how incarceration changes an individual's behavior and views of the world and how providers can better serve this population.

Key speakers include: Dr. Erik Roskes, Dr. Terry Kupers and the grand round speaker Dr. Merrill Rotter.

Hosted by The University of Maryland School of Medicine & The University of Maryland /Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program, and supported in part by the APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Don't Get Burned - Get UMB Alerts 

fireAll UMB students are strongly encouraged to sign up for UMB Alerts which transmits emergency text, voice and e-mail messages about emergency incidents on campus and weather related campus closings. You can sign up by going to the University home page and click on the "Emergency Info" page or by clicking here. Current emergency information is posted on this page along with links to other federal sites for home and travel precautions. In addition, emergency procedures and information is posted on every floor of every building by the elevators.

Volunteers Needed 

UMB President's Outreach Council 

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

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

Reducing Stress with Mindfulness  

Thursday, Balls with FacesMarch 24, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
Ballroom B
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Sponsored by the UMB Wellness Hub


Register Now 

Deborah Rejent, DSW, MSSW, MA, is the associate dean for the master's program at the School of Social Work. Rejent received her MA from the University of California, Los Angeles and her MSSW and DSW from Columbia University. Her research interests include psychoanalytic practice, stress reduction approaches, and mindful-based practices.

Holi - The Festival of Colors  

UMB Indian Association  

Friday, Holi Festival of ColorsMarch 25, 2011 
MSTF Auditorium
6:30 pm

Sponsored by the Indian Association 

UMB Students: $3

Non-Students: $5

Please join us for an evening of fun, festivities, music, performances and
delicious Indian food. Let's get together and celebrate the coming of spring!

Please contact Indian Association volunteers for tickets or email us at

Rock the Smokeout Concert (RTSO)  

Students Promoting Awareness 

Friday, Smoking_handsMarch 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.    

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.

Women's History Month   

University of Maryland Celebration Event 

Monday, Women's History MonthMarch 28, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Click here by March 22 to order a ticket.

Light lunch following program


What's the best advice you've ever received? How do you juggle kids and career? How do you combat stress? Some of our University and community "stars" answer these questions and discuss issues all women face. Join us for a lively panel discussion and Q & A. .  

Contact for additional information.

Consent Form Review for New Investigators  

HS/HSL Reference Department 

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

HS/HSL Connective Issues  

E-newsletter of the UM Library  



The HS/HSL E-Newsletter is published monthly for faculty, students and staff of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and other interested individuals.


Click here to see the recent publication. 


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

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