UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of April 9, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 27          

Spring Tune-Up
Limitless: Understanding Nootropics
The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate
The Epidemiology of Violence
Counting Your Chickens
Work Where You Play
Take Back the Tap
Coffee Hour
Cannabis: A Viable Treatment for Veterans with PTSD?
Outstanding Chinese Scholar Speech
Spelling Bee
Art Exhibit and Silent Auction
Rock the Smokeout
HIV Summit
USPHS Symposium
Creative Leadership in Higher Education
Project Jump Start End of Year Celebration
Earth Day Volunteers Needed
The Global Burden of Chronic Disease
Tutors needed
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April 2012 - May 2012

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Spring Tune-Up

UM Cycling Club

Friday, April 6  

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Nursing School Lawn


It's bike season! Get your bike ready for spring and summer riding! For a small donation of your choice we will help you with a basic tune-up! (Pump your tires, clean your chain, help align your breaks, etc.)


For more information contact Anna Johnson.

Limitless: Understanding Nootropics


Wellness Hub

Tuesday, April 10  

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Register here


Nootropics are "smart drugs," or drugs that enhance ones mental capabilities. This lecture explains what these drugs are made of, where they exist, and how they can affect your health.



For more information contact Hillary Edwards.
The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate

Students United for Policy Education and Research (SUPER)

Tuesday, April 10  

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Please join us as we welcome Leslie Meltzer Henry, Professor of Law at the UM Carey School of Law to discuss the constitutionality of the individual mandate component of the health care law. 


Refreshments will be served.  


For more information contact Heather Boulanger.
The Epidemiology of Violence


Nurses for Global Health

Tuesday, April 10  

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Room 223


Nurses for Global Health present "The Epidemiology of Violence." This program investigates the impact of violence in global health and chronic disease.


Free lunch provided! 


Counting Your Chickens

Chicken Keeping

Wellness Hub

Wednesday, April 11  

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Green Room


Register here


There is increasing interest in chicken keeping nationwide. Eggs are a great source of fresh homegrown food. Chickens also provide fertilizer; eat pesky insects and are easy to maintain. Join Jeffery Semler from the University of Maryland Extension Education team to learn how this sustainable backyard project is effecting Maryland communities and current legislature. 


Contact Lauren Davis with questions.
Work Where you Play


Now - Fall 2012 


Did you know that over 100 students work at URecFit? We are now accepting applications for summer and fall employment. We provide flexible schedules including evening and weekends for both workstudy and non-workstudy students. 


Contact Julia Wightman or visit URecFit's website for more information or to apply.
Take Back the Tap

Go Green

Wednesday, April 11  

12:15 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge


Dr. Perman will help UM Go Green kick-off its Take Back the Tap campaign, a sustainability initiative that promotes drinking tap water and reducing the use of bottled water. 


For more information visit the UM Go Green website. 
Coffee Hour

Office of International Services

Wednesday, April 11  

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Take a break and enjoy some refreshments and conversation! Learn more about campus departments and the services they provide to the UM community. 


Please sign up through the Campus Life Services Calendar

Cannabis: A Viable Treatment for Veterans with PTSD?

Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class, the Community Justice Clinic, and the Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Thursday, April 12  

Panel: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

Reception: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

HSF II, 600 Seminar Room


RSVP here.


The event will include an analysis of medicinal marijuana as a viable treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD. Our distinguished panelists include: Dr. Lynn McPherson, Mr. Michael Krawitz, and Mr. Eric Sterling. 


For more information contact Brooke Irving or visit the event site. 

2012 Outstanding Chinese Scholar Speech


Thursday, April 12  

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

HSF II, 600 Seminar Room


Join us to hear about Dr. Chuxia Deng's journey in science and view of future biomedical research. Dr. Deng is now Senior Investigator and Chief of Mammalian Genetics Section, Genetics of Development and Disease Branch of NIDDK, NIH 


Contact Jacky Lin with questions.
Drug Spelling Bee

KY for Globus Relief

Thursday, April 12  

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Pharmacy Hall Atrium


Register by Sunday, April 8 by emailing


Join us for our 6th annual Drug Spelling Bee. Cash prizes of $75, $50, & $25 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Don't miss out on the 50/50 raffle and other raffle prizes! It costs $3 to watch and $7 to compete  All proceeds go to Globus Relief. 


Got questions?  Contact Alex Park.
4th Annual Art Exhibit & Silent Auction

President's Outreach Council

Friday, April 13  

Opening Reception 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  



Our 4th Annual Art Exhibit and Silent Auction features student artists from George Washington Elementary and South West Baltimore Charter. Proceeds will benefit CLUB UMD Youth Mentoring and Afterschool Programs. The exhibit will be open through the closing reception on Friday, April 27 at 6pm.  


Refreshments and entertainment will be provided during the opening and closing receptions. 


Got questions?  Contact Brian Sturdivant.
4th Annual Rock the Smokeout!

Rock the Smokeout


Friday, April 13  

7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  

Pickles Pub, Washington Blvd.


Come to the 4th annual Rock the Smokeout concert, an interdisciplinary student-run benefit concert to spread smoking cessation awareness & asthma education. All proceeds will go towards the American Lung Association. Food & drinks will be provided all night! 


UM Leadership in HIV Summit
Preparing the future

The Jacques Initiative

Monday, April 16  

11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center Ballrooms


Register here.


Join us with President Perman and the Deans of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy and Social Work, and Dr. Gallo, the Co-Discoverer of HIV at the first University of Maryland Leadership in HIV Summit: Preparing the Future. 


Contact Jamie Mignano with questions.

President's Symposium on Urban Renewal

The Fellows' Findings

Service-Learning & Student Initiatives

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

6:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


Register here.


The President's Fellows, a interdisciplinary team of UM students, will present their findings based on their research and the information shared during this year's Speakers Series on Urban Renewal.  They will also debut their White Paper at this time.


A reception will follow the event.


Contact Courtney J. Jones with questions.
2012 USPHS Scientific & Training Symposium of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service

Early bird registration ends on April 17  

Pre-conference is from June 18 - June 19

Full conference is from June 19 - June 21


The theme is "Prevention Strategies for a Healthy Nation: Building on the Basics of Public Health." The symposium is open to civilians and public health professionals, and promises to be an exciting opportunity to interact with a diverse set of professionals with a shared aim of improving the public's health.


To visit the website click here.


This is the first time that the Symposium will be co-sponsored by an academic partner and the first time that it will be held on a campus. Email Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD for more information. 

Creative Leadership in Higher Education

Wellness Hub

Thursday, April 19

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

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Register here


The Tai Sophia Institute of Maryland is one of the premier natural wellness schools in the United States. Program Director Cheryl Walker will speak to students about how its programs utilize civic engagement and collaborative education for leadership development.


Contact Lauren Davis for more information.  

End of Year Celebration and Officer Elections

Project Jump Start, USGA

Wednesday, April 18

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Thank you dinner for any and all participants of Project Jump Start as well as elections for next years officers. Anyone interested in becoming more involved with PJS is also welcome to attend. No previous leadership experience or nominations required.


Contact Jenna Noveau for more information.

PSLI Ceremony & Leadership Reception

Celebrating our UM Student Leaders


Service-Learning & Student Initiatives & Student Leadership & Development

Thursday, April 19, 2012

5:00 p.m.  

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms


Register here.


Join us as we formally recognize the PSLI program graduates, UM student leaders and outstanding student groups on
campus.  President Perman will be present to help honor our award recipients.  Refreshments will be served.


Contact Courtney J. Jones with questions.
Earth Day Volunteers Needed!

UM Go Green

Friday, April 20

11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sschool of Nursing Courtyard and other locations


The University of Maryland is celebrating Earth Day on Friday, April 20. There are lots of great events and programs planned and volunteers are needed! If you'd like to help out please email Clare Banks at


More information about Earth Day can be found on the UM Go Green website.

8th Annual Wing-a-thon

Kappa Psi & USGA

Friday, April 20

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballroom


Register here


Join us for the 8th Annual Kappa Psi Wing-a-thon. You can register in teams of 5 to compete in a wing-eating contest for charity. Prizes will be awarded to top team, top fundraiser, and top individual eater. All proceeds go to the UMMC Greenebaum Cancer Center.


Contact Kun Yang for more information.  

The Global Burden of Chronic Disease

Nurses for Global Healthglobal

Friday, April 20

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration starts at 9:15 a.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballroom


Free for all students. $10 for guests who register online and $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 provided!


Email or visit the site for more information.

Tutors needed


Every Saturday 

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

Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor


Please come out and volunteer your time to tutor middle school and high school students in Math, Algebra, Science, SATs, and English. 


Breakfast will be provided.


For more information contact Joleine Bigcas.

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