UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of November 14, 2011 | Volume 2 Number 13          

National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week
Angles of the Battlefield
Dance Demonstration & Food Tasting
Support Global Brigades
B'More Green
Annual Eid Dinner
Emotional Eating
Spotlight Artist: Ashley Minner
International Coffee Hour
Project Feast Interdisciplinary Mixer
Maintain Don't Gain
The Baltimore Toxic Tour
Fitness Fever
Substance Abuse During Pregnancy
Pre-Finals Party with Global Brigades
UM's Annual Thanksgiving Feast
Meet with President Perman
Go Viral to Improve Health 2012
Stay in Touch


Snooze or Loose

Attend this workshop to learn the ins and outs of a good night's sleep from Dr. Jenna Silverman of the University of Maryland Counseling Center. 


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Emotional Eating

Attend this session to learn what causes problems with body image and eating patterns.  


Understanding Self & Others Group

F-1 Employment Workshop 


J-1 Employment Workshop


J-1 Scholar Orientation

November is American Indian Heritage Month. Please join us for the following events:

For more information on these events visit our website. To find out how to get involved, contact Courtney J. Jones via email or at 410-706-7438

Click on these links to learn more about upcoming URecFit Programs.


Yoga Private Training

Yoga Privates are sessions led by a Registered Yoga Teacher tailored to you or a small group.  Email to get started or for more information 


Mad Dog Spinning Certification

URecFit is hosting a Mad Dogg Spinning certification class on Saturday, December 3rd from 8am - 5pm.  The class costs $270 for students (discount code needed) and $325 for non-students.  Sign-up at  For more information and student discount code email


Now Hiring Personal Trainers at URecFit

Email to apply.


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Protecting Our Children: 

A Critical Look at LGBT Youth and Anti-Bullying Policy

Maryland Law Journal

The Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
Friday, November 11
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Law School, Ceremonial Moot Courtroom


This fall's symposium will address bullying policy as it relates to LGBT youth and the school system. The first panel will discuss the meaning of bullying for LGBT youth in the context of schools as well as the recent trends in severity and type of bullying aimed at this population of students. The second panel will analyze the current policies, and lack thereof, that protect LGBT students in schools. 


The event agenda and additional information can be found on the school's website
Please email with any questions or concerns. 

2011 USGA Fall Formal   

USGA Formal Dance

United Student Government Association
Friday, November 11
7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
B & O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
Cost: $20 for Students and $25 for Guests (Limit one guest per student, must present valid student ID to purchase tickets).  
Dress: Formal Attire 

USGA is excited to announce that tickets for the USGA Fall Formal are on sale now through November 11th in the SMC Campus Center, Suite 302 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. 
There will be light food, beverages, casino, DJ, and dancing! 
Bring ID if you plan on using the open bar. 


Transportation: 200 parking spots available on site, Charm City Circulator Orange Line stops in front of the museum and runs until 12:00 a.m.

Apply for the Maryland Student Regent Position   

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The Office of Student Services is excited to announce the opportunity to apply for the position of University System of Maryland Student Regent. In this position, you will serve on the Maryland Board of Regents. This is an extremely important and honorable position, and all interested students are encouraged to apply.  From all of the applications, the University of Maryland will select one to submit to the state to be considered for final selection.  

For a more detailed position description and application please email Ms. Cyndi Rice at in the SMC Campus Center, Suite 302 

Deadline to apply is November 11 at 5:00 p.m.  

National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week   

Baltimore Bench

November 12 - 20th is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.  UM students have been organizing with 7 other area schools to plan the following events.  Please join us!!  

Saturday, November 12th at 7pm - Hip Hop and Funk Benefit Concert

Monday, November 14th at 12:15pm - Lunch time panel on Veterans and Homelessness in room 349 at the SMC Campus Center.  FREE PIZZA LUNCH!

Thursday, November 17th at 8pm - Trivia Night at Pickles' Pub! 

Saturday, November 19th at 6pm - Sleep-Out at City Hall!! - "A Bench is Not a Bed."
For detailed descriptions of the week's events, visit our website at or email Lisa Klingenmaier at  We hope to see you there!! 

President's Symposium on Urban Renewal

Deputy Mayor Kaliope Parthemos

ParthemosOffice of Academic & Student Affairs 

Monday, November 14 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms




Click here to visit the President's Symposium & White Paper Project's website.


Historically, universities have made contributions to their host cities by providing advanced instruction to train professionals, applying research initiatives to address local needs, and developing collegiate public service programs to address community concerns. All of these activities are part of the University of Maryland mission; however, urban universities across the United States are considering other ways in which they may directly intervene to stem the decline of neighborhoods that surround them. Join us as we continue our year-long discussion on Urban Renewal with Deputy Mayor Kaliope Parthemos & other members of City Hall.
A reception will follow the event.

Angles of the Battlefield: 

Nursing during the Civil War

School of Nursing Museum School of Nursing Museum  

Open until January 27
School of Nursing, Room 727


The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Museum, founded in 1999, is now open after undergoing a major renovation. The museum explores the history of nursing in the U.S. and at UMSON since the School's founding in 1889. The changes to the permanent gallery update the story of nursing to address contemporary developments such as new nursing specialties, contemporary nurse-led research, and the ongoing nursing shortage. 

In addition, the two new temporary exhibit spaces ensure that visitors will always be met with dynamic, fresh content. The current rotating exhibit, "Angles of the Battlefield: Nursing during the Civil War," - on display during the 150th anniversary of the start of the conflict - will be open until January 27, 2012.

Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements, Oh My! 

VitaminsThe Wellness Hub   

Monday, November 14 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351 




Take the scary and confusion out of nutritional supplements. There is so much confusion on what vitamins to take, how much, and harmful amounts that it makes it hard for individuals to know what's best for their body. Chris D'Adamo, Ph.D. from the Center for Integrative Medicine will clear up the mystery in a one hour presentation.


For a full listing of Wellness Hub events and activities, click here .

American Indian Heritage Month:  

Dance Demonstration & Food Tasting

AIHM dancerOffice of Academic & Student Affairs  Monday, November 14 

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms




Let the Baltimore American Indian Center show you the meaning of sacred cultural dances, also seen as an expression of prayer in motion.


Also, view a American Indian cooking demonstration followed by a food tasting.


For a full listing of American Indian Heritage Month events and activities, click here.

Tap Water Challenge    

Tap Water

SSW Sustainability Committee    
Monday, November 14

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
School of Social Work, Room 2W11    


In response to Governor Martin O'Malley's pledge to "Think Outside the Bottle" and stop purchasing bottled water for government facilities, which have access to clean and safe drinking water, the School of Social Work Sustainability Committee offers a Tap Water Challenge! Take the blind taste test and see if you can tell the difference between bottled and tap water.  

Support Global Brigades at UM 

GMBOur mission is to develop sustainable health initiatives and provide relief in Central America where access to healthcare is limited.  During our trip in January we will be making hygiene kits.  Donations for items such as zip loc bags, and toiletry sized shampoo, toothbrushes/paste, or over the counter medications that are sealed and unexpired such as vitamins and aspirin, are all welcome!  These items will be used directly for those in need in Panama.


November 11th

  •    Schools of Nursing, Dental, Law, and Pharmacy
For any questions or more information please contact or 

B'More Green   

Timothy Wheeler

The Wellness Hub   
Tuesday, November 15
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room  


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Baltimore Sun correspondent Tim Wheeler reports on the environment and the Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambling in the country and will share his good stories.  

Annual Eid Dinner  

Eid Dinner

Muslim Student's and Scholar's Association 
Tuesday, November 15   
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349  
MSSA and USGA are proud to sponsor the
Annual Eid Dinner for Fall 2011.

Come join us for kabob, rice, stews, desserts and drinks! Free food! Great food, great fun, great experience! We look forward to seeing you there!

Any questions email us

Emotional Eating

Emotional Eating

The Wellness Hub 
Wednesday, November 16 
12:15 p.m. - 1:16 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203 


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Featuring: Jennifer Moran, Psy.D. from the Sheppard Pratt Center for Eating Disorders


Attend this session to learn what causes problems with body image and eating patterns. This includes using eating way too much, way too little and using food as a form of comfort. Learn ways of addressing these issues to get yourself on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

Spotlight Artist & Concerns of Natives Today

American Indian Heritage Month

Eagle Dancer

Office of Academic & Student Affairs
Wednesday, November 16 
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B
Spotlight Artist RSVP Now   
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Ashley Minner, a community artist who is active in the Baltimore Lumbee community, will showcase her Exquisite Lumbees exhibition. Wine will be served.

Contemporary Concerns of Natives Today RSVP Now
Stick around for an interactive session given by MJ Modwolf on where American Indians have been and just as important -- where they are going.  American Indian inspired food will be served.
International Coffee Hour

International Coffee Hour

Office of International Student Services
Wednesday, November 16 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B 

RSVP Now   


Take a break and enjoy some refreshments and conversation! Learn more about the Wellness Hub and the programs they offer.

Project Feast Interdisciplinary Mixer 


Wednesday, November 16 
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pickles Pub 


The School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine are sponsoring the annual Project Feast Interdisciplinary Mixer.  Wristbands can be purchased at the door for $5, with all the money going towards Project Feast. There will be free food until the tab runs out and great drink specials all night long. Come out and meet students from all different schools of UM Founding Campus and promote interdisciplinary affairs. 

Project Feast provides a home-cooked meal for the homeless and less fortunate in Baltimore on Thanksgiving. The School of Medicine has worked with the City of Baltimore to promote Project Feast for many years and would appreciate your support! Monetary donations and a clothing drive will be accepted all night.

For any questions, please contact: Mike Leung at:

Maintain Don't Gain

Maintain Don't Gain

November 21 - 23 
6:00 a.m - 10:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor 


It can be tough to maintain your weight over the holiday season...weigh in at the Fitness Desk from November 21st - November 23rd and challenge yourself to stay active over the holiday season.  We will hold a post weigh-in from January 9th-11th and a Fitness Champion T-Shirt will be awarded to those that can stay within 3 pounds of their pre-holiday weight!

J-1 Scholar Orientation

International Globe

Office of International Student Services
Wednesday, November 16 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 309 


RSVP Now   


This orientation program assists new J-1 researchers and professors in acclimating to the university, Baltimore and the United States. Topics covered include applicable immigration regulations, office and university services, concepts of cross-cultural communication, housing information, and community resources. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for new J-1 scholars to meet each other and ISSS staff members. Attendees will receive valuable information to help with their transition, as they settle and become active at the university.

The Culturally Competent Leader   

Culturally Competent Leader

President's Student Leadership Institute   
Thursday, November 17
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351   


Register Now 


Self-awareness provides the foundation for cultural competence. A culturally competent leader works to understand his/her own biases as well as patterns of discrimination. Attendees will be asked to participate in their own candid, reflective discussions to address issues such as race, class, discrimination, and diversity (including a self-assessment of their own values, behaviors, and attitudes pertinent to these issues). 


A safe environment will be created in order to encourage leaders to tell their own stories and share values, beliefs, assumptions and expectations they hold. These self-discovery exercises will aid in creating leaders who interact effectively with people of different cultures, ethnicities, races and/or backgrounds. 

Refreshments will be served.

The Baltimore Toxic Tour 

Toxic TourThe Wellness Hub & Physicians for Social Responsibility 

Friday, November 18  
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room 




Glenn Ross, voted Baltimore City Paper's Best Community Advocate, will lead a bus tour of toxic sites in Baltimore City. These sites of urban development most of which are inhabited by minorities and low-income citizens have been disproportionately affected by dangerous environmental policies. A question-and-answer session will follow.


For a full listing of Wellness Hub events and activities click here

Fitness Fever   

Fitness Fever

Application Deadline December 9
SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor    


Join us for an 8-week program geared towards helping individuals lose weight and adopt healthy lifestyles. We will be accepting applications from November 28th through December 9th.  


For more information about eligibility click here.  

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy 
Interdisciplinary Winter Course

Pregnancy and Drugs

Special Topics: Substance Abuse during Pregnancy

CRN:  24537 SOWK 699 (01)   

Meets Sat. and Sun.,

Jan. 7th and 8th

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day


The Maternal & Child Health Scholars at the University of Maryland School of Social Work are putting together an interdisciplinary course that will be offered to all students on campus this January. Below is a brief description of the course:   


This is a one-credit interdisciplinary course that will include a two-day classroom session and a related community service project to be completed during the spring semester. There are no prerequisites.The course will explore the complex effects of substance abuse during pregnancy by looking at social determinants of  health (e.g. institutional racism, legal implications, and economic disparity), outcomes in maternal health (e.g. mental health issues) and child health (e.g. low birth weight, fetal alcohol syndrome). The potential stigmatization of these populations will also be discussed with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration. Speakers from diverse professional backgrounds will address multiple facets of the issue.  


Questions about registration can be sent to:  or  


Pre-Finals Party with Global Medical Brigades

GMBGlobal Medical Brigades

Friday, November 18

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Mosaic Night Club and Lounge, 

Power Plant Live

4 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 


Ticket Prices: $8 presale, $10 at the door

Raffle Prices: $2 for 1 or $5 for 3 raffle tickets

*Pre-sale tickets automatically entered into raffle. 


Come party before finals hit and support Global Medical Brigades at UMB while you're at it.  Proceeds go directly to help buy medications and supplies for those who do not have access to healthcare in Panama. 


Specials: Raffle prizes and drink specials. 

For more information please contact Sarah Strausbaugh at

Project Feast

TurkeyUniversity of Maryland's Annual Thanksgiving Feast 

Thursday, November 24 

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Booker T Washington, Middle School


Project Feast is a student-run initiative designed to serve Thanksgiving dinner to 400+ homeless men, women, and children of Baltimore that has been running for over 20 years.  


Shifts of volunteers of 2 hours each are needed any time after 8:00 a.m. for volunteers to help set up donations and to serve the Thanksgiving dinner to those are in need. In addition, donation boxes for food and winter clothing are set up in each of the University of Maryland professional schools and the SMC Campus Center.  


Project Feast is co-sponsored by the Medical Alumni Association, USGA, and the School of Medicine Student Council.


Interested? Email for more information or to volunteer.

Meet with President Perman 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SMC Campus Center Room 334

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Schedule Your Time Slot Now


President Jay Perman, MD will host monthly office hours where students can make appointments for private meetings. "One of the great rewards of my job is meeting with our students and learning about them, their hopes, and their concerns," Perman said. "I always have fantastic conversations with students and I look forward to hearing more about what we are doing right and what we need to be doing better." Students will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Perman in 15 minute time slots.


*If the time you selected is already reserved by another student there will be more opportunities available next month. 

Go Viral to Improve Health 2012

IOM Viral Challenge

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will again invite college and university students to participate in the Second Annual Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge.


Register Now

Teams can register between now and February 10, 2012.


Interdisciplinary teams of students will have an opportunity to utilize the abundance of available health data to develop effective, innovative, new applications that take on the nation's pressing health issues. 


$10,000 in prize money will be awarded to the Challenge winners.


Like us on Facebook and visit for eligibility and terms, judging criteria, data resources, and prize information.

Click here for more Information. 

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