UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of April 30, 2012 | Volume 2 Number 30          

Art Exhibit and Silent Auction
Finding Happiness in the Workplace
Sushi Fest
Collegetown Survey
Blood Drive
Annual GPILS Lectureship
Staying Human in Medicine
Puppy Love
World Fest 2012
Alzheimer's Research Lecture
Project Jump Start Food Drive
Stay in Touch
April 2012 - May 2012

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Art Exhibit & Silent Auction Closing Reception

Community Outreach

Friday, April 27

6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 



Original artwork from students from George Washington Elementary School & Southwest Baltimore Charter School will be displayed and auctioned through April 27. Proceeds support CLUB UMD, a youth leadership program supported by mentors from among University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff.


Contact Brian Sturdivant for more information.

Finding Happiness in the Workplace

Wellness Hub

Monday, April 30

12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


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Our careers are journeys with bumps and bliss. Attend this workshop, with guest speaker Michelle Carlstrom, LCSW, Senior Director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Work, Life and Engagement, and explore the journey of career and academic bliss and finding happiness at work and/or in the classroom.


Email Lauren Davis for more information.

Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Sushi Fest 

Student Activities and Learning

Monday, April 30

12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


Learn about the history of sushi making, view a live demonstration and enjoy a free sushi tasting. Registration is required.


For more information email Courtney J. Jones or register at the Student Activities and Learning Website.

Collegetown Network Student Survey

Tell us what you think about Baltimore and help us make Baltimore an even better college town!   


To take the survey and be eligible to win one of several great prizes click here.


Prizes include $75 gift certificates to Target. iTunes, Best Buy and Towson Town Center.

Blood Drive


Tuesday, May 1

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Room 349


Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood. 


For more information email Julia Wightman or visit the event website.

Annual GPILS Lectureship 


Tuesday, May 1

4:00 p.m.

UM Dental School, Lussier Lecture Hall


Come join us for "Genomics in clinical practice: A story about Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy." Presented by James R. Lupski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon), FAAP, FACMG, FAAAS The Cullen Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics Baylor College of Medicine. 


Email Danielle Fitzpatrick for more information.

Staying Human in Medicine
A Lecture by Samuel Shem, Author of The House of God

Wednesday, May 2

12:15 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Ballroom


Unique lecture from a physician, author, and professor about how physicians struggle with humanism during training. The House of God, a classic satire of medical residency, has been called "CATCH-22 with stethoscopes" and was named one of two "most important American medical novels of the 20th century.  


For more information email Hemal Sampat.

Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
CAN Documentary Screening

Student Activities and Learning

Thursday, May 3

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

SMC Campus Center Green Room


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Examining mental health in the model minority, this documentary follows the life of Vietnamese war refugee, Can Truong, who tries to reconcile cultural differences with his Confucian background in his exploration of spiritual and holistic healing modalities.  


For more information email Courtney J Jones.

Puppy Love

Wellness Hub

Friday, May 4

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

SMC Campus Center Room 349


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Finals are right around the corner. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with animals and reduce your stress. Maryland's BARCS will bring its furry friends to the SMC Campus Center for all to enjoy.  


For more information email Lauren Davis.

World Fest 2012


Monday, May 7

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

SMC Campus Center Ballroom


Join us for fun, food, music, performances, and fashion show from all over the world! Also, try your luck with the raffle -  must be present to win. Free for students and $3 for guests.


For more information email Sena Deniz Ekici.

Special Speakers Series: 
Alzheimer's Research from the Cache County Study


Tuesday, May 8

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

HSF II Auditorium


Join us to listen to JoAnn Tschanz PhD & Elizabeth Fauth PhD, Utah State University lecture on "Modifying the risk for Alzheimer's disease and its prognosis after onset: Lessons from the Cache County Study Dementia Caregiving: Effects on Care Recipients and Care Providers in the Cache County Dementia Progression Study."  


For more information email Lauren Levy.

Project Jump Start Food Drive


Every Tuesday and Friday year round

5:30 p.m. - 6:30pm in the SMC Campus Center Lower Level by the vending machines

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the local community.


Prepare and distribute food and toiletries to less fortunate individuals in our community while providing them with positive social interactions. Come for all or part of the evening. Co-sponsored by USGA  


Email Beth Zucconi for more information.

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