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Week of April 4, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 25

The Affordable Care Act
Comedy Show
Food Politics
Interdisciplinary Patient Management Competition
How to Assess Benefits Packages with New Job Offers
Considering a Baby?
Dining Etiquette
Presentation Practice Studio
Hunger Banquet
GPILS Distinguished Lectureship
Jazz Fusion
HS/HSL Wireless Printing
Exit Counseling
Culture Matters
Financial Aid Deadline Approaching
Stay in Touch





Credit Café

April 11, 2011 

Join the Wellness Hub and staff from Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland (CCCS) for a free credit report and one-on-one financial counseling.

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April 1, 2011 

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The Affordable Care Act 

Entering a New Age of Service, Quality and Care   

Friday, Maryland EmblemApril 1, 2011 
UM School of Nursing
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration is required.
The lecture is free to all.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing and
the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System
are pleased to invite you to the Commander Lura Jane Emery Distinguished Lecture.


Featured Speaker:
Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN
Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration.

This lecture will provide an overview of how the Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama last year, will shape primary care delivery in the coming years and improve the health of the nation.

For more information visit:

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show 

Proceeds will benefit the Japan Disaster   

Saturday, Justin SchlegelApril 2, 2011 
SMC Campus Center
Ballrooms A & B
Preshow Reception: 6:00 pm
Show starts: 8:00 pm
Sponsored by the USGA

UMB students $5 in advance, $10 at the door
Non UMB students $10

Starring Justin Schlegel of 98 Rock's The Justin Schlegel Fiasco.

*Identification required for alcoholic beverages.

Helping the Homeless: A Christian Perspective

Christian Social Work Fellowship   

Monday, HomelessApril 4, 2011 
School of Social Work Auditorium
12:00 - 1:45 pm

Register Now

All UMB students and the public are welcome to attend at no cost.

Join us for a panel discussion about the role of the church in aiding the poor. Hear about how Christians and individuals are helping and what more we can do. Panelists include SSW professors, president of Project Jump Start and program manager of Our Daily Bread in Baltimore.

For more information:  

Food Politics 

Presented by the UMB Wellness Hub  
Monday, April 4, 2011Marion Nestle
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).

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? 

Presented by the UMB Wellness Hub  
Tuesday, April 5, 2011Self Sabotage
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
12:15 - 1:15 pm

Register Now

"I do my work at the same time every day, the last minute." Does this sound like you? Don't delay! Come to this workshop and learn how to fight behaviors that can sabotage your best intentions. End procrastination at this workshop offered by the University of Maryland Counseling Center.  


Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Interdisciplinary Patient Management Competition  

Wednesday, April 6, 2011Interprofessional Management Competition
Pharmacy Hall
5:00 pm

Building on last year's success, it's time for the Interdisciplinary Patient Management Competition (IPMC) - bigger and better than ever!


Teams will have a representative from each participating school - Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, & Social Work - through collaboration teams will put their knowledge of their respective specialties to the test in order to create the best care plan for a (simulated) patient!


This opportunity is a great way to make new friends in different schools and start preparing for what the workforce will be like - balancing information, opinions, specialties, and personalities. 


For more information, contact info, and sign-ups, go to:

How to Assess Benefit Packages 

Presented by the UMB Wellness Hub  
Wednesday, April 6, 2011How to Assess Benefit Packages
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Register Now


Many factors will go into your job selection, including location, organizational culture, job responsibilities, potential for future advancement, and the financial offer. The total compensation package that comes with a job offer is a combination of salary and benefits. How are you going to evaluate the benefit packages that come along with the salary offers? Typical benefit packages include medical coverage, pharmacy, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and some type of paid time off plan. You need to break down the cost of each of the components, both the cost to you and the cost to the employer, to get a picture of the total value. We'll teach you how.

Asalto al Sueño (Assaulted Dream)
Presented by Latin American Solidarity Organization 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011Asalto al Sueno

School of Social Work

Louis Kaplan Auditorium

5:30 - 8:30 pm

Movie starts promptly at 6:00 pm


RSVP Required. Send email to


FREE to UMB Students

Equipped with a handheld video camera, German filmmaker Uli Stelzner joins the thousands of 

Central American migrants who literally risk life and limb in one of the most dangerous migrant journeys in the world en route to the "American Dream".


Discussion and light refreshments after viewing.   

Want to Have A Baby? 

Presented by LSRJ and WLSA 

Thursday, April 7, 2011Baby with blocks

Law School, Room 460

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Men and women welcome!
Lunch will be provided.

A challenge facing many women and men in the legal profession is deciding
when is the best time to have/adopt a child. This panel shares personal
experiences about making this important choice:

1) during law school,
2) immediately after, and
3) during their legal career in a variety of family styles.

1) Moderator: Professor Leslie Meltzer Henry - currently teaches Bioethics, Constitutional Law, and Public Health

2) Professor Martha Ertman - currently teaches Commercial Law and
3) Ms. Schnell Greer - a public defender at the Delinquency Unit, District #1 Juvenile Court Division
And more!

Eat Your Way to Success 

RSVP for the Spring 2011 Etiquette Dinner

Etiquette dinnerWednesday, April 20, 2011

SMC CC Ballroom A
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Hosted by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), American Pharmacist Association (APhA) & the Office of Student Development & Leadership


This event is FREE!*


Learn proper dining etiquette while networking with UMB students, faculty and administrators. 


Business casual dress is required.


RSVP is mandatory and can be completed in the Office of Student Development & Leadership, SMC CC suite 302.  For more information, contact a member of AMCP or APhA or call 410-706-7117.


* This event is anticipated to be a high demand and heavily subscribed event, therefore a $10.00 deposit is necessary to secure your seat. This deposit will be returned when you attend the event. If you are unable to pay the $10 deposit please contact Courtney J. Jones to discuss options. 



CITS Survey   


The Center for Information Technology Services at UMB recently updated their web site located at


We are trying to gather feedback and suggestions on the site in order to assess whether the current design, layout, navigation and content is informative, easy to find, and appropriate. 


Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey about the site at  and pass it along to other faculty, staff and/or students to complete. 

HS/HSL Presentation Practice Studio  

HSHSLThe Health Sciences & Human Services Library is pleased to introduce our new Presentation Practice Studio, located on the second floor of the Library, above the Circulation Desk. The Studio provides faculty, staff, and students with the space and technology resources to practice, record, and develop presentations, and to refine public speaking skills. We know you will enjoy working in the Studio, with its successful blend of technology and inviting, human-centered design.


Thanks go to the students who completed last year's library survey on the uses of a collaboration space/studio. The response was very helpful in designing the studio and creating the space to fit your needs.


Questions about the Studio? Contact Us!

Hunger Banquet

International Law Society 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011Food Banquet
SMC Campus Center,
6:00 pm

Free to UMB Students

The purpose of the Hunger Banquet is to raise awareness regarding the Hunger crises throughout the world.

Here's how it works: Guests draw tickets at random that assign them each to either a high-, middle-, or low-income tier-based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal. Guests can also assume characterizations that describe the situation of a specific person at the income level to which they've been assigned. Finally, all guests are invited to share their thoughts after the meal.

After a Hunger Banquet event, few participants leave with full stomachs, but all possess a greater understanding of the problems of hunger and poverty-and will feel motivated to do something about it.

Donations are optional, and will be divided and donated in full to Oxfam and the United Nations World Food Program.

Eternal Sunshine? 

Scientists Discover Way to Erase Painful Memories 

Amygdala V2

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pharmacy Hall, N103 

12:00 pm

Lunch will be served.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacy presents Dr. Richard L. Huganir, Professor and Director of the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, who will be speaking about a new, groundbreaking technology that may allow us to selectively erase traumatic memories by removing proteins from the amygdala. 

Come learn more about this exciting advancement and what it could mean for the future of Mental health. Students and faculty of all professions are welcome!

GPILS Distinguished Lectureship

Carol W. Greider, PhD

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 
Lussier Lecture Hall, Dental School

4:30 pm

"Telomerase and the Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction"

Carol W. Greider, Ph.D.

Daniel Nathans Professor & Director
Department of Molecular Biology &
The Johns Hopkins University School of
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009

This event is being co-hosted by the Graduate Program in Life Sciences and the SOM Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine.

Breast Cancer Survivorship

The Komen Distinguished Lectureship 

Thursday, April 14, 2011  

School of Nursing

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Breast Cancer RibbonFree 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

Jazz Fusion 

Eubie Blake Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

Jazz singerFriday, April 15, 2011


847 North Howard Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

6:00 - 9:00 pm  

Sponsored by USAD & USGA


FREE to UMB Students

$  8.00 for Non-UMB Students

$12.00 for Non-Students   


The United Students of African Descent cordially invite you to our annual Jazz Fusion event!  An evening of culture, food and live music.

For more information contact us via email at
or via phone at 410-706-7117.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)

Rape Aggression Defense

Tuesdays and Thursdays,

April 19 - May 5, 2011

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Register Now 

- UMB Students, URecFit Members, UMB Staff, UMMC Staff, and UMB Affiliates.

$ 20 - Outside general public. This fee is due at the first class. 

All participants receive a 65 page manual.

Enroll now in the highly acclaimed and nationally recognized self-defense program! RAD stands for Rape Aggression Defense and is a hands-on course designed to emphasize confidence and self discipline while developing & enhancing options of self-defense. Classes are taught by certified instructors from URecFit & University Police.  

More info at:

World Fest

International Student Association (ISO)  

World Fest (ISO)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Location TBD

6:00 pm


The International Student Organization is hosting a World Fest.


The event will feature a fashion show (with cultural clothing) as well as a talent show.   

Students who are interested in modeling (diverse cultural backgrounds encouraged) or who have a talent they would like perform that evening please contact Sena Ekici for details at  

Wireless Printing Now Available

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

PrinterIf you have a Windows (XP, Vista, or Windows 7) laptop, you can now use wireless printing in the Library. You will need to download and install a software package while you are physically in the Library and connected to the Library's network (wired or wireless). A printer called "HSHSL 1st Floor HP4515" will be installed on your computer. This Pharos software will appear in your Add/Remove Programs list should you decide to uninstall at a later time. Once the software is installed, you can send print jobs to the first floor printing station directly from your laptop.


We hope this will be a convenient addition to our printing options. A software option for Mac computers will be coming soon.

Attention May & August Grads

Exit Counseling Sessions Going on Now

Piggy Bank

All graduating students who had Federal Student Loans while attending UMB are required to complete Exit Counseling before leaving the University. There are 15 more sessions scheduled. Upcoming sessions are Friday, March 25th at noon and 5 pm and Thursday, March 31st at noon, all three sessions are in SMC CC 349. Please bring two copies of the Borrower Information Sheet and printed confirmation of complete online Direct Loan Exit Counseling with you to the sessions.

Culture Matters   

Cross Cultural Workshop 

Saturday, April 23, 2011Culture Matters
SMC Campus Center
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Culture Matters is a workshop for Baltimore high school students from different cultures and countries of origin, as well as American-born students.  The themes of the workshop will be cross-cultural communication and non-violent conflict mediation.  High school students will be equipped with skills to develop as leaders, ambassadors and mediators in their schools and neighborhoods.

UMB Student volunteers
are needed for the day of the event to assist with general activities.  Student translators are also needed. If you are interested in volunteering or want to find out more about the event, please visit our website: Don't miss out on an exciting opportunity to engage in cross-cultural dialogue!

Upcoming Deadlines Reminder


Summer Consortium Requests and Summer Study Abroad Requests are both due by Friday, April 1st. Summer Financial Aid Request Forms and Summer Work Study Forms are due by Friday, April 15th.  


Additionally, the last day to make changes to your Spring 2011 Financial Aid is also Friday, April 15th. Please make any necessary changes now to ensure they can be processed by April 15th.


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