UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of March 19, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 24          

Going Native
Still Need to Files Your Taxes?
A Flower Grows Through Concrete
Women's Her-story Month
Wellness Fair
New Job Offer?
Interprofessional Patient Management Competition
History of Medicine Lecture
Photography of Katie Klos
The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
Kappa Psi Wing-a-thon
Free AAUW Membership
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March 2012 - May 2012

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Going Native

UM Go Green & Wellness Hub

Wednesday, March 21

12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room


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What do you know about native plants? Come to this native planting activity in the Green Room and find out how you can help further Baltimore's efforts to become a more sustainable city.

Still Need to File Your Taxes?

Financial Education and Wellness

Tuesday, March 20

10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 

HS/HSL Room LL05


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Considering preparing your own taxes this year? You can file your federal & state taxes online, on-campus FOR FREE! This event is open to students & staff members who are individuals or part of a family with income under $57,000 in 2011. 


For more information visit our Facebook page.  

Community Supported Agriculture
One Straw Farm


Pick up fresh produce on Wednesdays 

SMC Campus Center, Green Room


Back by popular demand! SMC Campus Center will be a drop off site for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).  Participants provide funding for the farmer in advance of the growing season in exchange for produce when it's ready. 

Participants sign up and pay in the spring and then receive 8 items a week for 24 weeks.  


Click here to register.  Joining before March 17th you receive the early discount. 


Questions? Contact Kate McManus

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

Thursday, March 22

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 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

Annual Goods and Services Auction

Auction flyer


Thursday, March 22

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

Westminster Hall


Please join us for the Maryland Public Interest Law Project, Inc. annual auction! All proceeds benefit MPILP's public interest summer grant program. Advance ticket price is $40 ($20 for students). Ticket includes appetizers, drinks, and bidder number.   


For more information  click here or contact Cristina Sproul

Women's Her-story Month

Woman, success

University Events

Monday, March 26

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballroom

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Women of the University of Maryland have been making history for well over 100 years. Join us to hear some of their stories. A light lunch will follow the program.   


For more information contact

Wellness Fair


Wednesday, March 28

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballroom


Join us for free health and wellness readings, raffle drawings, free seated massages and lots of give-a-ways!   


For more information  click here or contact Julia Wightman.

New Job Offer?
Learn How to Assess Benefits

Financial Education And Wellness

Wednesday, March 28

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

SMC Campus Center Room 351




Salary is just one part of a job offer. What about location, vacation days, or insurance and retirement plans? Learn how to assess total compensation with professionals from UM's Human Resource Services Office.  


Lunch will be served.  For more information visit our Facebook page.

Interprofessional Patient Management Competition



Thursday, March 29

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

Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor


Register here.


The 2012 Interprofessional Patient Management Competition (IPMC) will include Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work students. Teams create a patient care plan and present to judges to simulate interprofessional collaboration.   


For more information contact Janet Lee. 

History of Medicine Lecture Series



Friday, March 30

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

Davidge Hall

Join us for 
"The History and the Future of the Maryland Trauma System" presented by Dr. Thomas Scalea.


All are welcome to attend! There is no need to register.  


For more information contact Sarah Sasor

Photography of Katie Klos
Art Exhibit 

Health Sciences & Human Services Library

Now - March 30

Weise Gallery, HS/HSL


Visit the library exhibit of Katie Klos.  Ms. Klos, a Liberty High School student, received her first camera at age 12 and at 14 started a personal 365 photography project and began taking pictures on a daily basis. Her colorful photography provides a new perspective on ordinary things.


For more information visit our website or contact Katherine Downton.


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:  

Kappa Psi 8th Annual Wing-a-thon


Friday, April 20

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center Ballroom


Join us for the 8th Annual Kappa Psi Wing-a-thon. Teams of 5 are given 20 minutes to eat as many wings as possible.  The team to finish the most wings in this time will be declared the winners. All proceeds will be donated to the UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center. 


To register email


For more information contact Kun Yang 

Celebrate Women's History Month with a Free AAUW Membership

American Association of University Women


UM is a university partner with American Association of University Women, which entitles all UM students to a free AAUW e-student membership. 


For more information contact Theresa Card or visit

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