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Week of November 12, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 14          

 IN THIS ISSUE
Winter Coats and Sleeping Bags Donations Needed
Project Feast Donations Needed
Open Access Exhibition
Travel Workshop for International Students and Scholars
Food for Thought: Bang for your Bucks
Mad Dogg Spinning Certification
ISPE Student Research Showcase
2012 GPILS Award Ceremony
PSLI: Civility and Leadership
Global Forum: Overview of Global Opportunities and Experiences
PAN African Celebration
Homelessness and Youth in Baltimore City
St. Jude Give Thanks Walk - 5K
Bookstore Champion Clothing Sale
PSLI: Measuring Success through Assessment
SUPER: Perspectives on Health Services Research and Health Policy
Dessert Festival
URecFit Holiday Hours
Moveable Feast Volunteers Needed
World AIDS Day Human/Living Ribbon
First Campus-Wide Asian Christian Group
SUPER Liaison Interest
Student Support Group
Racquetball Instructors Wanted
CompassionKnit
Tutor with ABAE
Sport Club Program
Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL
URecFit Check-In and Win
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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Winter Coats and Sleeping Bags Donations Needed
School of Social Work and Project Jump Start 

Collecting now until Saturday, Nov. 17

Donation boxes are in the lobbies of the SMC Campus Center, HS/HSL, School of Law, School of Pharmacy, the Lexington Building, and the Mailroom in the School of Social Work. 

           

Are you ready for the cold? Well get ready and support the collection of coats and sleeping bags during the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Items will be given out directly to our homeless friends and neighbors during our November 17 event, which will take homeless-related issues to City Hall.

 

For more information please email Matt Quinlan.
Project Feast Donations Needed

Project Feast

Collecting now until Wednesday, Nov. 21

Donation boxes in the lobbies of Howard Hall, HSF-I, entry to School of Nursing, UMMC, School of Pharmacy, the Allied Health Building, and other locations around campus. 

           

Project Feast is a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless and disadvantaged persons in west Baltimore sponsored by the SOM Student Council, USGA, and the Medical Alumni Association. We are collecting clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries, and food. Please drop off donations in the boxes located around campus.

 

For more information please email Project Feast.

Exhibit: Information for All? 
Open Access and  the High Cost of Scientific Information

Health Science and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

Now until Wednesday, Nov. 21       

HS/HSL,Weise Gallery

 

Did you know that due to the high cost of journals, much of the scientific research reported is only available to wealthy institutions, while financially disadvantaged organizations and countries do without? Find out more at this exhibit which highlights the high cost of biomedical information and presents Open Access as an alternative.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Andrea Goldstein.

Travel Workshop for International Students
and Scholars

Office of International Services            

Friday, Nov. 9

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351  

 

This workshop will inform international students and scholars of the requirements for traveling outside of and returning to the U.S. in valid F or J status. We'll review the process for re-entry to the US and applying for renewal of US visa stamp. Travel for H1B's will not be discussed during this event. 

 

For more information please visit the website or email Betsy Lane.

Food for Thought: Bang for your Bucks

URecFit               

Friday, Nov. 9

12:15 - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 353  

 

This program will discuss how to best utilize your time at the gym. Learn about ways to get more results from your cardio and weight training routine in less time!

 

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Eric Barron.

Mad Dogg Spinning Certification

URecFit   

Saturday, Nov. 10

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 504 (Spin Room) and Room 351 (Lecture)        

 

This comprehensive workshop will give you the tools needed to become a Certified Spinning Instructor.

 

For registration infomation and student discount code email fitness@umaryland.edu

 

For more information please email Eric Barron.

Student Research Showcase
International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Noon - 1 p.m.

Saratoga Building, Seminar Room 01-330

     

Interested in pharmacoepidemiological research? Join UM ISPE student chapter to find out more. Showcase topics include psychopharmacological medication utilization and adherence to ICU practice guidelines. 

 

For more information please email International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology.

2012 GPILS Award Ceremony 

UM Graduate Program in Life Sciences   

Tuesday, Nov. 13

4 - 7 p.m.

HSF II Auditorium and Lobby

       

Join us as we recognize this year's winners of the various GPILS Awards.

 

Light fare and refreshments will be served in the HSF II lobby area immediately following the ceremony.

 

Please assist us with our planning by taking a moment to respond here. 

 

For more information please visit the website or email Danielle Fitzpatrick. 

PSLI: Civility and Leadership
Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

     

What does it mean for our generation to "be civil", and why should we care? This interactive session will provide participants the answer to those questions and more by providing meaningful discussion regarding civility. This event is facilitated by Regina Donavan Twigg, R.N.

 

Food will be served.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.

Overview of Global Opportunities and Experiences

Student Center for Global Education 

Thursday, Nov. 15

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349  

 

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Are you interested interested in an academic experience abroad? The Student Center for Global Education and UM Schools provide information on making a global experience possible. Email topics of interest or questions to anusha.chatterjee@umaryland.edu in advance. We will shape the session accordingly. 

 

A light lunch will be provided.

 

For more information please email Bonnie Bissonette.

PAN African Celebration

United Students of African Descent 

Thursday, Nov. 15

6 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B        

 

Join us for the annual PAN African celebration of the rich cultural diversity of African nations. Entertainment includes dancing, singing, Zumba, and more! This event is co-sponsored by USGA.

 

Food from various African countries will be served.

 

For more information please email Tarek El Badawy.

Homelessness and Youth in Baltimore City

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Friday, Nov. 16

12:30 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349

 

Attend a panel discussion on homeless youth and adolescents in Baltimore City during the National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Alexis McClellan.

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk 5K

Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)   

Saturday, Nov. 17

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Centennial Park 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City, MD      

 

Want to help the children at St. Jude Hospital? Join PPAG to support and raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

 

For more information, please visit the website or email Sujin Park.

Champion Clothing Sale

Campus Bookstore         Tee  

Now through Sunday, Nov. 18

        

Visit the Campus Bookstore for 25% off all Champion clothing.

  

For more information please visit the website or 

email Renee Lutz.

Measuring Success through Assessment
Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Monday, Nov. 19

Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351

 

Topics discussed will include developing and meeting learning outcomes, creating feedback forms, analyzing assessment results, and implementing recommended improvements.

 

Food will be served.

 

For more information please visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.

Perspectives on Health Services Research
and Health Policy
Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER)

Monday, Nov. 19

4 p.m.

School of Pharmacy, Room N111

 

Bruce Stuart, PhD, Executive Director, The Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging and Professor will discuss "Perspectives on Health Services Research and Health Policy."

  

For more information please email Karen Reider.

Dessert Festival

International Student Organization

dessertMonday, Nov. 19

6 - 9 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B

 

Explore the taste of travel! Come satisfy your food curiosity in an exciting evening of delicious food from all over the world. This event is co-sponsored by the USGA.

 

For more information, please visit the website or 

email Yumi Nakayama.

URecFit Holiday Hours

URecFit

     

URecFit at the SMC Campus Center will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23.

 

BioPark will be closed Thursday, November 22. BioPark will be open Friday, November 23. 

 

For more information please visit the website or email URecFit. 

Moveable Feast Volunteers Needed

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) and Student Section of Maryland Public Health Association (SMdPHA) 

Thursday, Nov. 29

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

901 N. Milton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21203

        

How can you give back to your community? Volunteer with Interprofessional Service Learning and Student Initiatives and Student Section of Maryland Public Health Association at the Moveable Feast. Volunteers will prepare meals in the Moveable Feast kitchen for individuals diagnosed with HIV or AIDS.

 

For more information email ISLSI.

World AIDS Day Human/Living Ribbon

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 

Friday, Nov. 30

Ribbon formation: 12:45 p.m. and Picture: 1 pm

School of Nursing Courtyard 

        

Join us to celebrate World AIDS Day in the School of Nursing Courtyard as we form a living ribbon. Disposable red ponchos will be provided for portrait taking.

 

To express interest in this event, or for more information email ISLSI.

First Campus-Wide Asian Christian Group

Worthy Life Christian Fellowship

Every Friday

6:30 p.m.  

Dental School, Room G305

     

Are you a Christian? Join students from different UM

schools in Bible study and fellowship.

 

Dinner will be provided

 

For more information please email Joon Yim.

Would you like to be a SUPER Liaison?
Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER
)

       leadership

SUPER members educate themselves and others on health care research and health policy issues. We are looking for liaisons to help SUPER maximize its reach within the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Social Work.

 

If you are a student in the above-mentioned schools and are interested in serving as a liaison, contact Karen Reider.

Student Support Group

Student Counseling Center

Mondays, now -  Dec. 3, 2012  

5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

 

Want to better understand yourself and how you relate to other people? Join the Understanding Self and Others Group! The Student Counseling Center offers a confidential group led by a psychologist. It's an opportunity to give and receive help with other students going through similar problems. 

 

For more information or event location please email Jenna Silverman 

or call 410-328-8404.

Racquetball Instructors Wanted

URecFit

   

Are you a racquetball enthusiast or know someone who is? URecFit is looking for racquetball instructors to teach beginner clinics. Applicants do not need to be University employees or students. Clinic times are flexible.  

 

For more information please email Anna Roskowinski. 

CompassionKnit

CompassionKnit

KnittingMondays

5 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 1st Floor Fireplace Lounge 

 

Compassion Knit is a student-led organization which strives to meet some of the basic material needs of the local community by donating homemade projects to those in need. You do not need to know how to knit,crochet, or have materials to participate in the group.

 

For more information please email Lesa Holleman.

ABAE Tutoring

ABAE

Saturdays  

10 a.m. - Noon  

Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor

 

Come tutor high school and middle school students on Saturday mornings with ABAE!

 

Breakfast will be provided at 9:45 a.m.

 

For more information please email Kendrix Nguyen or visit the website.

Sport Club Program

URecFit         

 

URecFit has started a Sport Club program open to all students and URecFit members. Start a club to practice with your friends, and even compete with area schools. Clubs are open to anyone!  

 

For more information please visit the website or email Anna Roskowinski.

Free Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

  

Click here for the Fall 2012 Workshop Schedule

 

The HS/HSL will be offering a variety of free workshops throughout the fall semester. Topics covered include citation management system RefWorks, Grant Proposal Writing, and database searching classes including CINAHL and PubMed. 

 

Workshops are free of charge to UM faculty, staff and students; UMMC staff; and HS/HSL Corporate Members.

 

For more information please email Ryan Harris.

URecFit Check-In and Win

URecFit      GWE Fitness  

Continuous- every month

SMC Campus Center, URecFit

 

Each time you come to workout at URecFit, fill out a ticket for a chance to win various prizes.  

 

For more information please email Meghan Bruce-Bojo.

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