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Week of April 11, 2011 | Volume 1 Number 26

Empty Waters Artist Talk
Jazz Fusion
CITS Survey
Credit Café
Eternal Sunshine?
Elegant Abstracts
Hunger Banquet
HIV/AIDs Federal Funding Policies
GPILS Distinguished Lectureship
Breast Cancer Survivorship
7th Annual Wing-A-Thon
Presentation Practice Studio
Dining Etiquette
Rape Agression Defense
World Fest
HS/HSL Wireless Printing
Financial Aid Deadline Approaching
Culture Matters
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April 17, 2011 

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Empty Waters: Artist Talk  

Featuring Eileen Wold 

Eileen WoldThursday, April 14, 2011

SMC Campus Center, Room 203
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Dinner will feature delicious food prepared by our own Bon Appétit. This event is FREE to all UMB students, faculty and staff.  


Pre-registration required, click here

Register quickly as space is limited.


Join us for dinner with Eileen Wold to discuss her art installation, her inspiration, her experiences photographing sensitive environmental sites, and the role art plays in the conservation movement. A Q & A session will follow the lecture. 


Jazz Fusion  

Eubie Blake Jazz Institute and Cultural Center 

Jazz singerFriday, April 15, 2011

847 North Howard Street

Baltimore, MD 21202
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.  

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. 

Credit Café

Wellness Hub: Financial Wellness & Life Planning

Credit Cafe

Monday, April 11, 2011

SMC Campus Center, Room 332  

11:00 am - 2:00 pm 

RSVP Now  

Coffee and tea will be served.

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. Bring a photo ID to access your credit report. Reservations encouraged; Walk-ins welcome.

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!

Absolutely Elegant Abstracts 

Presented by the UMB Wellness Hub 

Abstract Writing

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SMC Campus Center, Room 353   

Noon - 1:00 pm

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Join us for an abstract writing workshop led by Jane Sellman, Consultant at the UMB Writing Center. Jane will focus on three main styles: writing for conferences, dissertations, and research articles. Don't miss out on the opportunity to master abstract writing skills.

Hunger Banquet

International Law Society 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011Food Banquet
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom
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.

HIV/AIDs Federal Funding Policies Shape Health Care Provider Activities 

HIV Ribbon

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 
School of Nursing, Room W202

3:30 - 5:00 pm 
Sponsored by Students United for Policy, Education and Research
Refreshments will be served.   

Speakers Include

Kelly Curran, MHS

Director of HIV and Infectious Diseases

JHPIEGO, Johns Hopkins


Marik Moen, RN, MSN, MPH

Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Educational Initiatives,

University of Maryland School of Nursing   


Joan Holloway, MA

Vice President, Global Health Initiatives

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

For more information, email:

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:

7th Annual Wing-A-Thon  

Buffalo Wings

Friday, April 15, 2011 

SMC Campus Center, Room 349 

6:00 - 8:00 pm  

Co-sponsored by USGA and Pharmacy SGA


Registration ends April 1st


Wing-A-Thon 2011 is a charity buffalo wing eating contest, in which teams of 5 students compete to eat as many wings in 30 minutes while raising money for the University of Maryland Greenbaum Cancer Center. This year, Buffalo Wild Wings will provide the delicious wings.  If interested in forming a team, email


Costs $10 for students and $16 for non-students to compete, which includes wings and an event t-shirt.  Cash prizes for winning team! Raffle prizes include autographed puck by Michal Neuvirth from the Washington Capitals, Spirit lunch cruise for two, gift cards, and more! Team's "cheerleaders" get into event for free, so students from all UMB schools are encouraged to participate or to attend the event.


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!

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. 

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)  

Rape Aggression DefenseTuesday and Thursday,
April 19 - May 5, 2011

5:30 - 7:30 pm


Register Now 


Free - 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.

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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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!

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