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Week of January 30, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 17          

Loan Forgiveness Panel
Symposium on Urban Renewal
Mindfullness-Based Stress Reduction
Spotlight Artist
Prep School Negro Documentary Screening
Chinese New Year Dinner Party
Indoor Volleyball Tournament
Going Green on the Gridiron
Project Jump Start
Garbology 101
Charles Darwin Exhibit
Civil Rights in Baltimore
Interprofessional Education
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January 2012 - May 2012

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Healthy Relationships: Managing Relationships with Family, Friends, and Partners.

February 23

Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month with these events:


February  2, 2012 - 5:00


February  2, 2012 - 6:00


Afro-Caribbean Dance


Civil Rights: A Women For Change in the 1950's 

February 13, 2012 - noon


Is Marriage for White People? Book Discussion & Signing

February 23, 2012 - 5:00


Natural Hair Demonstration

February 29, 2012 - 5:30


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.


Check in & Win

Fill out a ticket during the month of January each time you come to workout at URecFit for a chance to win 6 sessions of Yoga Privates with one of our Registered Yoga Teachers! 

For more information visit the information desk on the 4th floor of the SMC Campus Center.



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Christian Community Health Fellowship

Christian Medical Society

Monday, January 30

HSF-II Auditorium
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Steve Noblett, executive director of CCHF will speak about the work of over 300 clinics serving the underserved around the country as well as opportunities for students to be involved. All are invited! Lunch will be served.


Please RSVP if you think you will join us so we have enough!


Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Grad Student with Piggy Bank

Tuesday, January 31

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms


You may qualify!


Join Congressman John Sarbanes

and Federal Department of Education

Under Secretary Martha Kanter for  panel discussion on

the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


For more information on loan forgiveness, click here.

Symposium on Urban Renewal: Ira Harkavy

Ira Harkavy

Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Tuesday, January 31

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


Register Now


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 Ira Harkavy of University of Pennsylvania.A reception will follow the event.  


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

Blood Drive

Tuesday, January 31
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center 349

Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. When you donate blood, you join a select group. Only 3 out of every 100 people donate blood.
Click here to register.


Every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. (or come out into the community with us on Saturdays at 12)

SMC Campus Center 203


Like to knit or crochet?  Want to learn how?  Want to make a difference in the community?


Join CompassionKnit! Contact

De Novo: A Play about Seeking Asylum in America

Wednesday, February 1
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Westminster Hall, UM Law School
De Novo, is the story of Edgar Chocoy, a fourteen year old who fled violent gangs in Guatemala and sought asylum in the United States.
For more information, contact

How to Write an Abstract:

Concrete Recommendations

Self Editing Strategies

The Writing Center
Wednesday, February 1
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353


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Abstracts are required for journal articles, conference papers, and fellowship applications. This workshop will teach skills needed to write an effective abstract, across disciplines. Participants will have the opportunity to assemble their own abstract. For speakers of other languages, strategies for crafting English-language abstracts will be analyzed.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Stress Reduction

The Wellness Hub
Thursday, February 2
First class
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349 


RSVP Now   


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes are once again available to all UMB students. This program helps you enhance your overall health and quality of life through simple and effective stress reduction techniques taught by professional instructors, Deborah Rejent, DSW, MSSW, MA, and Catherine Kelleher, RN, MS, MPH, ScD. Learn how to use mindfulness techniques like meditation, body scans, mindful eating, and gentle yoga to manage the stresses of everyday life. Enrollment is limited and there is a $50 materials fee.   


Class dates: 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 5:30-7pm & 3/3 9am-2pm


For more information contact Hillary Edwards at

Black History Month: Spotlight Artist

Alicia Ashley Weathersby 

Alicia Ashley Weathersby

Office of Academic and Student Affairs
Thursday, February 2
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 2nd Floor


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Alicia Ashley Weathersby began her career as a "primitive" artist making jewelry. Infusing this technique with crafting and fine arts she developed her own distinctive style of expression. Her collage technique include a combination of mixed media: metal, wire, textured and handmade papers, paint, cloth and fibers that marry to create a rare three dimensional effect. Please join us as we celebrate Alicia Ashley Weathersby. 


Wine & other refreshments will be served. 

Black History Month:

The Prep School Negro

Prep School NegroOffice of Academic and Student Affairs

Thursday, February 2
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom A


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Join filmmaker, Andre Robert Lee, as he takes a journey back in time to revisit the events of his adolescence while also spending time with current day prep school students of color and their classmates to see how much has really changed inside the ivory tower. What he discovers along the way is the poignant and unapologetic truth about who really pays the consequences for yesterday's accelerated desegregation and today's racial naivete. 


Refreshments will be served. 



Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration Party

Chinese Student and Scholar Association (UM - CSSA)
Saturday, February 4
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
MSTF building, 2nd floor
685 West Baltimore Street  
Fee: Free for UM students and children
$5 for scholars and others 


UM-CSSA is proud to present our annual Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner Party.

Attendees will be treated to delicate and delicious traditional Chinese cuisine while enjoying traditional Chinese and Latin style dancing performances. After the food, the party will continue with big screen movies, card games, chess play (both Chinese and international)! 
This dinner party is a fantastic opportunity to embrace and have fun with old friends, and make new ones. For more information contact Jacky Lin at
Global Medical Brigades @ UM
1st General Body Interest Meeting!

Monday, February 6, 2012

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center 351


We're a student-led multidisciplinary organization dedicated to serving healthcare and education to Central American residents who have limited access to healthcare.


Learn about what we've accomplished this past January in the Darien region of Panama, and about our upcoming brigade this summer!

Indoor Volleyball Tournament



Indoor Volleyball Tournament Registration has started!
Games will be played on Monday, Feb 6th, Tuesday, Feb 7th & Mon, Feb 13th

Deadline to register is Tuesday, January 31st at 5:00 p.m.
Click here to register.
Spring Diploma Application Deadline

Fall Diploma Application Reminder Are you planning to graduate in May? The deadline to apply for a spring diploma is February 12th.


If you haven't already filled out a Diploma Application, please remember to do so before the end of the day on February 12th.


To apply for your diploma, please logon to SURFS,


Once you are logged on to SURFS, select Student Records and then Student Records again. The Application for Diploma will be in the middle of the menu.

Going Green on the Gridiron
with Jeff Provenzano

The Wellness Hub
Monday, February 6
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room


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M&T Bank Stadium is working to reduce its environmental footprint. Join us and Jeff Provenzano, Director of Football Facilities, to learn how.

Project Jump Start

Bag Lunch

Garbology 101

UM Go Green

Wednesday, February 8

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room

In this hands-on recycling workshop, local environmental scientist Sarah Koser, will show attendees the difference between trash and recyclables. Sorting "garbage" from recycling, Koser will talk fact vs. fiction about the entire recycling process.


Sign up for this workshop and leave a confident recycler at home and on campus.


Exhibit - Rewriting the Book of Nature:
Charles Darwin & the Rise of Evolutionary TheoryChristian Community Health Fellowship


January 18 - February 20

Weise Gallery

Explore Charles Darwin at the HS/HSL! The exhibit focuses on Darwinęs books, the development of his theory, and the history of evolutionary discourse.


Click here for more information. 

Workshops at the Health Sciences & Human Services Library



Spring 2012 semester


The HS/HSL offers free workshops on a variety of topics throughout the semester. Follow the URL for a list of classes, descriptions, and registration.


Click here for more information. 

Black History Month:
Civil Rights: A Women For Change in the 1950s

Office of Academic and Student Affairs

Monday, February 13

12:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B 


Dr. Helena Hicks will share her sit-in experience at Read's Drug Store and how it influenced the civil rights movement in Baltimore & beyond.


Click here for more information. 

Cosponsored by OASIS
Interprofessional Education:
A Process of Sowing, Growing, and Reaping

School of Nursing

March 1

School of Nursing, Room 130

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


This panel presentation will focus on a multi-year, inter-professional education initiative on breast cancer.


Click here for more information. 

UM Bookstore is Now on Facebook

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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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