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Week of February 27, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 21          

Student Experiences from Guyana
School of Medicine - 2nd Year Auction
Building Leadership from the Community Up
Natural Hair Demonstration
A Process of Sowing, Growing and Reaping
Balancing Marriage in Graduate School
3 v 3 Basketball Tournament
Saving the Bay
A Flower Grows Through Concrete
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January 2012 - May 2012

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

February 23


Managing Stress and Anxiety

March 8 

February 27
March 9
Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month with these events:

Afro-Caribbean Dance




Natural Hair Demonstration

February 29, 2012 - 5:30

Women's History Month begins in March.  Click here to view our events listing.


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.

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Indoor Soccer Tournament

Monday nights beginning February 27. Intramural sports soccer tournament. 8 team maximum. 4 week regular season, top 4 teams to playoffs.


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Annual Black History Month Celebration
The United Students of African Descent 

Friday, February 24

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom A


Free for UM students with student ID

$3 for non-UM students


Join USAD in celebrating oral traditions from Africa and the African diaspora through folklore, songs and stories. Featuring a member of the Griot Circle of Maryland.


Food and drinks will be served.


For more information please contact  Ihuoma Nwachukwu.    


Cosponsored by USGA.

Global Medical Brigades, Panama 
June 2012 

Global Medical Brigades

Brigade: June 3-10

Last day to apply is February 24 


Click here to apply.


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


We are looking for students from ALL campuses, please apply by clicking the link above. For questions/information, contact Dennis Lin at

Indoor Soccer Tournament

Soccer Ball


Mondays, starting February 27

Myers Soccer Pavilion


Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 22.


Intramural sports soccer tournament. 8 team maximum. 4 week regular season, top 4 teams to playoffs.

Click here to sign up.

Student Experiences from Guyana


Nurses for Global Health

Monday, February 27

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 223


Attendees will learn about chronic diseases faced by those living in Guyana. In addition, attendees will gain a broader understanding of the Guyanese people's access to health care. Come share in the experiences of students and teachers in their global health trip to Guyana (through the UM School of Nursing). Those attending  will share pictures and stories from field trips in to the Rain Forest. 


Free lunch provided.  

School of Medicine - 2nd Year Auction

Second AuctionSchool of Medicine 

Tuesday, February 28

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms





Wanna get away to Orlando? Ever sat 10 rows behind home plate at an O's game? How cool would it be to have lunch with President Perman? Then come to the UMSOM Second Year Auction! The event will feature live and silent auctions, raffle prizes, light hors- d'oeuvres, beer and wine, and live music!

Everyone Leads
Building Leadership from the Community Up

Public Allies

Public Allies

Tuesday, February 28

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. -- Book signing follows
School of Social Work, Auditorium


Paul Schmitz, CEO of Public Allies, will present concepts from his new book, Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and offer a set of practices that will help leaders be more effective at bringing diverse people and groups together to solve problems.

Click here for more information.

Natural Hair Demonstration

Diversity Celebrations: Black History Month

Wednesday, February 29

5:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, 351


Join natural hair stylist, Jennifer Lord, for a brief history on natural hair, advice on how to transition from processed hair, sample styles for professional settings and a live demonstration.

Click here to RSVP.


Refreshments will be served.


Inter-professional Education:
A Process of Sowing, Growing and Reaping

Komen Maryland Affiliate Nursing Partnership

Thursday, March 1

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

School of Nursing Auditorium 

655 West Lombard Street Baltimore, MD 21201


This panel presentation discusses how schools collaborated to develop a unique multi-year, interprofessional education initiative on breast cancer.

Balancing Marriage in Graduate School
Grads on Track Webinar Series

Wellness Hub  

Friday, March 2

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

Virtual Event




Being married and in graduate school,  can pose challenges  that can really make your relationship stronger - you just need to find a way to cope with them and support each other through them without overwhelming or injuring the other.  Please join Coach Susan for strategies for effective communication for finances, support, stress and intimacy.

School of Pharmacy Class of 2014 Auction

School of Pharmacy AuctionSchool of Pharmacy  

Friday, March 2

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Pharmacy Hall, 20 North Pine Street


Come one, come all to the exciting live auction at Pharmacy Hall benefiting the Class of 2014 pharmacy students! The items up for bid include a Chinese Banquet with the Dean of Pharmacy School, and much, much more! The students will also be showing off their kooky, crazy talents, so don't miss out!


For more information contact Stephanie Walters at

3v3 Basketball Supreme Court Tournament

EASL & URecFit

Saturday, March 3

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor


The cost is $20 per player (includes a jersey for play and late lunch).  


EASL presents the 3rd Annual 3v3 Basketball Supreme Court Tournament. Prize for Champions! Register your team or register as a free agent by emailing by Friday, March 2 at 3pm. 

Money Driven Medicine:
Movie Showing

Money Driven MedicineStudents United for Policy Education and Research (SUPER)

Tuesday, March 6

4:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


Click here for more information.


Please join Students United for Policy Education & Research (SUPER) as we view the award winning documentary Money-Driven Medicine, which offers a behind the scenes look at American healthcare and explores the economics underlying the healthcare system. Refreshments will be served! 


Co-sponsored by USGA.

Saving the Bay:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Wellness Hub 

Saving the Bay

Tuesday, March 6

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room




Every Marylander envisions a clean Chesapeake Bay, which is broadly recognized as a national treasure. The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries continue to suffer from toxic contaminants, overfishing, or extinction of plant and aqua species. Join us and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to discuss the history of the organization and the future of the Chesapeake Bay. 

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Wellness Hub & Student Counseling Center

Managing Anxiety

Thursday, March 8

12:15 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 351



*This event is open to students only


Why worry? Academic, interpersonal, and job pressures can take their toll if you let them. Learn effective techniques to manage the stress and anxiety of daily life. 

History of Medicine Lecture Series

MozartAlpha Omega Alpha

Friday, March 9

12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. 

School of Medicine, Davidge Hall


Lunch will be provided.  


"Surely the Greatest Tragedy in the History of Music" Mozart's Fatal Anasarca presented by: Philip Mackowiak M.D. This lecture series has been a popular one in the past and we encourage all those interested to attend. 


For more information email Sarah Sasor at

Compassion Knit



Every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. (or come out into the community with us on Saturdays at 12)
SMC Campus Center, Room 203


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


Join CompassionKnit! Contact

A Flower Grows Through Concrete:
The Concept of Poverty as a Culture and its Impact on Health

Dr. Ken Thompson

Thursday, March 22

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center

Grand Rounds at Noon Featuring
Kenneth S. Thompson, MD, 
Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Public Health
University of Pittsburgh


We will examine the concept of poverty as a culture and its impact on healthcare outcomes with a focus on Baltimore City. Attendees will learn how inter-generational poverty influences individuals' behavior and how this knowledge informs healthcare delivery by providers.


For more information email Veronika Stock at

Health and Wellness Conference

Center for Integrative Health

Center for Integrative Medicine

Saturday, April 14

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

Baltimore Hilton

401 West Pratt Street


Conference features wellness guru Andrew Weil, M.D. and some of the country's leading wellness authorities. The conference includes 25 sessions on such topics as holistic pain relief, food as information, stress management, and movement-based therapies.

The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
5th Annual Conference

Global RN

Nurses for Global Health

Friday, April 20

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Registration starts at 9:15 a.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B 


Free for all students. $10 for guests who register online. $15 at the door


Come learn about the burden chronic disease has on global health. Chronic diseases, not infectious diseases, are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. 


Free lunch included. For more info contact:  

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