UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of March 5, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 22           

Balancing Marriage in Graduate School
Innocent on Death Row
School of Pharmacy Auction
3 v 3 Basketball Tournament
ABAE Needs Tutors
Born in Brothels
Saving the Bay
Money Driven Medicine
NCAA Bracket Pool
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Holi - Festival of Colors
The Truth about Suicide
Komen Lecture
Visioning and Goal Setting
History of Medicine Lecture Series
Mindfulness Skills for Stress Management
Lunchtime Music with Nancy Eddy
Grow Your Greens
Compassion Knit
A Flower Grows Through Concrete
Spotlight Artist: Hannah Brancato
Vagina Monologues
Project Jump Start
Health and Wellness Conference
The Global Burden of Chronic Disease


March 2012 - May 2012

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Managing Stress and Anxiety

March 8 

March 9

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


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NCAA Bracket Pool

After selection Sunday, March 12, participants will be emailed a link to the URecFit's NCAA bracket pool for both the Men's and Women's brackets.   


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Balancing Marriage in Graduate School 
Grads on Track Webinar Series

Balancing Marriage in Grad SchoolWellness Hub  

Friday, March 2  

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

Virtual Event



Participant Access Code: 903559  


Being married and in graduate school can be tough. Join Coach Susan for strategies for effective communication for finances, support, stress and intimacy. You can join by phone or webcast.

Innocent on Death Row

Kirk BloodsworthAmnesty International, SCOPE, CASE MD, and the Witness Innocence Project

Friday, March 2  

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

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom A


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Please join us for free lunch and discussion as Kirk Bloodsworth, first death row exoneree by DNA evidence, tells us his story.  

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


Saturday, March 3

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Pratt Gym


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. 

ABAE Needs Tutors This Saturday 

TutoringA Bridge to Academic Excellence   Saturday, March 3 

9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor 

20 North Pine Street


Join us to volunteer your time to tutor middle and high school students in math, algebra, science & SATs. We will even feed you breakfast! 

Please email any questions to Joleine Bigcas at

Documentary Screening: 
Born into Brothels

Born into BrothelsDiversity Celebrations: Women's History Month  

Monday, March 5

5:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Click here for more information.  


Enjoy this Academy Award winning documentary! This film tells the true story of filmmakers Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman'ss endeavor to expose Calcutta's red light district. Will poverty crush the dreams of these children? 


Refreshments will be served. 

Saving the Bay:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

OystersWellness Hub 

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. 

Money Driven Medicine:
Movie Showing

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

Tuesday, March 6

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

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


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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.

NCAA Bracket Pool


Intramural Sports

Registration open through March 7

Pool begins March 12


Click here to register 


After selection Sunday, March 12, participants will be emailed a link to the URecFit's NCAA bracket pool for both the Men's and Women's brackets. 


For more information contact Devin Barnett.


Managing Stress and Anxiety

Wellness Hub & Student Counseling Center

Work Stress

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. 

Holi - Festival of Colors

Indian Association and USGA

Domestic Violence AwarenessFriday, March 9

6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. 

MSTF Atrium and Auditorium


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Join us for a colorful evening of fun, music, dance and some lip smacking Indian dinner! There will also be games and spot prizes! 

The Truth about Suicide: 
Real Stories of Depression in College

sad man on stepsCounseling Center

Monday, March 12  

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Campus Center Room 311




Have you lost a loved one to suicide? Are you concerned that someone you care about is struggling with suicidal thoughts? Watch a brief video and participate in a facilitated discussion. Learn tools to help someone who is thinking about suicide to seek professional help.


For more information contact Douglas Chay.


Komen Distinguished Lecture

School of Nursing

Wednesday, March 28

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

SON Auditorium


Register here


The decision to give chemotherapy has traditionally been based on anatomic prognostic factors. However, recent research suggests that biologic factors can be used to personalize application of the chemotherapy. This presentation will describe these factors and their implications. 

Visioning and Goal Setting 
Grads on Track Webinar Series

Visioning and Goal SettingWellness Hub  

Friday, March 9 

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

Virtual Event




How do you stay inspired and motivated in graduate school?


Coach Susan will take you through 3 easy steps to

re-inspire you and create a game plan for the semester. Attendees will develop a vision statement, and  work on short term and long term goal setting through the SMART goal system.

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

Mindfulness Skills for Stress Management Study

Center for Integrative Medicine - Stress Management

Center for Integrative Medicine

Sign-up by March 9 

East Hall Conference Room 

520 W. Lombard Street  


Study Dates: March 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17 or Match 15, 29, April 5, 12, 19 (Depends on the group you are assigned to) 


Click here for more information.


A stress management study for students is current recruiting. The class will teach mindfulness skills, test changes in bio-markers. Students must be available to meet once a week (1 hour) for 5 weeks, and provide saliva/urine samples. Students will have access to a FREE mindfulness training and a MP4 watch to use in daily practice.


Questions? Contact Debbie Taber at

Lunchtime Music: Nancy Eddy

Nancy EddyDiversity Celebrations: Women's History Month

Monday, March 12

12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor


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Whether you're taking a break or eating lunch, join us, sit back, relax and enjoy the folk, anti-folk, indie, acoustic styling of the School of Social Work's very own, Nancy Eddy.

Grow Your Greens

LettuceUM Go Green & Wellness Hub

Wednesday, March 14

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room


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Ever heard of a salad table? Come to this sustainability workshop to get the goods! You'll learn how to construct, plant, and care for these portable green salad gardens, as you discover the benefits of growing your own organic foods in an urban landscape.

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

Spotlight Artist: Hannah Brancato


Wednesday, March 28

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 2nd Floor


Click here for more information.
Hannah received her MFA in Community Art from MICA in 2011. She works on collaborative art & media projects on dating violence, gender stereotypes & media literacy. Her art challenges viewers to think about the connections between personal experience and social issues. Refreshments will be served. 
Vagina Monologues

Vagina Monologues Artwork

Diversity Celebrations: Women's History Month

Wednesday, March 28

7:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom A


Click here for more information.


The Vagina Monologues is a global activist movement to end violence 
against women and girls. Help us spread awareness on women's issues by attending this 90 minute performance led by UM students and staff as they tell the story of many different women. 
Refreshments will be served. 
Project Jump Start Food Drives

Project Jump Start

Project Jump Start & USGA

Every Tuesday and Friday 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Lower Level Room 001 

(by vending machines)


Want to make friends while doing community service right on campus? Come out to help with Project Jump Start, a USGA-sponsored organization that works to ameliorate homelessness around campus. All are welcome for part or all the evening.


Join us from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. as we deliver food in the local community. 


For more information, contact Beth Zucconi at

Health and Wellness Conference

Andrew Weil

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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