Vol. 3 No 22
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Feb. 11, 2013

What's in a Name?
Last chance to find out!
UM Bookstore
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)'s campus bookstore will be moving to the SMC Campus Center. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and UMMC employees have the opportunity to name the new bookstore and win a $350 gift card if your submission is selected. Don't miss your chance to win!
For more information email Jenny Owens.
Abstract Review Session  
International Society For Pharmacoepidemiology

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

Abstract Review: Monday, Feb. 11

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Saratoga Office, 12th Floor Seminar Room (01-330)


>> Email your abstract


Are you submitting an abstract to present your research at the 29th International Conference of Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in Montreal, Canada on Aug. 23-25? If so, join us to review abstracts, or email your abstract to Ting-Yang Huang by Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. to get feedback.
For more information email Ting-Yang Huang.
International Student Employment Workshop
International Services
Friday, Feb. 8
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
This workshop will provide international students with information about employment benefits they are eligible for, how to apply, and timing issues. Students graduating this Spring should attend as we will discuss applying for OPT.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information email Betsy Lane.
Be Informed Series: Affordable Care Act & The Workforce

Students United for Policy Education and Research (SUPER), Student Development & Leadership, USGA,  Graduate Nursing Association (GNA), and Student Health Law Organization

Friday, Feb. 8

1 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Dr. Carlessia Hussein, Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities from the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene will discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care professionals.

For more information visit the website or email OSDL.

Grad Fair 2013
UM Bookstore

Monday, Feb. 11 - Tuesday, Feb. 12

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Order your cap and gown, school ring, announcements, nursing pin, and personalized stein. Receive 10% off diploma frames during Feb. 11-12. Order your cap and gown at the Grad Fair to be entered into a drawing for great prizes. Drawing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13.


For more information visit the website or email Renee Lutz.
Mindfulness Meditation and
Stress Reduction Series


Student Counseling Center
Monday, Feb. 11
2:30 - 4 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349


This four-week series will teach you different ways to manage daily stress and anxiety. It will also provide you with a space to practice with peers who share an interest in mindful solutions.


For more information email Dr. Amanda Skowron.
Be Informed Series: Exchanges and Health Enterprise Zones


Student Development & Leadership, SUPER, USGA, GNA, and SHLO

Monday, Feb. 11
5:30 - 7 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
Friday, Feb. 15
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Dr. Carlessia Hussein (Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene) and Frank Kolb, Director of Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Policy, will discuss Exchanges and Health Enterprise Zones. Join us to find out more.


For more information visit the website or email OSDL.

The Female Orgasm - University of Baltimore 


Interprofessional Service-Learning and Student Initiatives (ISLSI)

Monday, Feb. 11

Starts at 7 p.m.

University of Baltimore, Langsdale Library Auditorium


Get to UB by taking the 702 UM ShuttleBring your UM One Card for free entrance for yourself and one guest.


Come laugh and learn about the "big O"! Whether you want to learn how to have your first orgasm, how to have better ones, or how to help your girlfriend, the instructors cover it all with lots of humor, honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment. Are you coming?

For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.

Study Strategies for Lecture


Educational Support and Disability Services
Tuesday, Feb. 12
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353
This interactive workshop is for students with ADHD, learning disabilities, or anyone who wants to examine their study habits for maximum effectiveness.
For more information visit the website or email Deborah Levi.
State of the Union Viewing Party


The American Pharmacist Association- Assembly of Student Pharmacists 


Tuesday, Feb. 12
8:30 - 10 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, Room 349


>> RSVP by Sunday, Feb. 10 for food


We are pleased to host a campus wide viewing of the State of the Union address by President Barack Obama. Bring your friends and join others in the campus community as we listen to the President's assessment of the state of our nation and his legislative agenda for the next year.
Admission is free. Pizzas and sandwiches will be served for $4. 
For more information visit the website or email Jamie Nguyen.
Black History Month: African Ancestry


Interprofessional Service-Learning and Student Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Tuesday, Feb. 12
5:30 p.m.
SMC CC Ballroom A
Come join us for a presentation on how DNA analysis has enabled people of African descent to trace their ancestry to their present-day African country of origin. Four people will have the opportunity to have their personal ancestries revealed.
Refreshments will be provided.


For more information visit the website or Bethany Henderson.
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Investing 101

Financial Education & Wellness
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Noon - 1 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351 


What are stocks and bonds? How do they work? What is the Dow Jones? If you want to know more, join us for a free lunch and learn valuable lessons about the basics of investing and how to start investing using online resources to invest.
Conversation, Communication & Culture (C3) - Valentine's Day


International Services
Wednesday, Feb. 13
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
Learn about the history of Valentine's Day in the U.S. and explore how holiday celebrations demonstrate aspects of cultural values and traditions. C3 is a weekly group that explores facets of language and culture and their role in intercultural interactions.
For more information visit the website or email Amy Ramirez.

Global Forum: Managing an HIV Program: Experiences of a Pediatrician in Nigeria 
Student Center for Global Education
Thursday, Feb. 14
Noon - 1 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center, Ballroom B


Dr. Sam-Agudu, a Pediatric HIV Technical Advisor for the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) of UM School of Medicine, worked in Nigeria for over two years. Her professional experience includes projects in pediatric malaria, immunology, and public health in Ghana and Uganda. Her current work addresses the care and treatment of Pediatric HIV, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV.


For more information visit the website or email Bonnie Bissonette.

ISPE Student Chapter Planning Meeting
International Society For Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)
Thursday, Feb. 14
Noon - 1 p.m. 
Saratoga Office
12th Floor Seminar Room (01-330)
We are planning events for the spring semester, including a trip to the FDA, a fundraising auction, journal clubs and more! Join us to find out about these exciting ISPE events!


For more information email Ting-Yang Huang.
Argument Workshop
Writing Center
Friday, Feb. 15
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353
Though important, no amount of grammatical correctness can cover up a shoddy idea; a well-crafted argument is the basis of successful and persuasive writing. This workshop will address the fundamentals of analyzing and crafting arguments.
For more information visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Aging Across America:
A Personal Perspective by
Dr. Jeffery Levine, MD

UM Geriatrics and Gerontology
Education and Research Program of
The Graduate School; Health Sciences
& Human Services Library
Tuesday, Feb. 19
4 p.m.
HS/HSL Gladhill Board Room

The Aging Across America photography exhibit chronicling the lives of older adults in the United States will be displayed in the HS/HSL Weise Gallery from Feb. 4 - March 15. Join the exhibition photographer, Jeffery Levine, MD for a lecture about the exhibit, followed by a reception in the Weise Gallery.

For more information, email Reba Cornman.

Intramural Indoor Soccer Entry Deadline

Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.

Make sure to register in time for Intramural Indoor Soccer! Registration must take place online at IMLeagues.com.

For more information, email Sara Griggs.

Apples, Peaches, and Plums: The Baltimore Orchard Project

UM Go Green
Thursday, Feb. 21
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351

How can we bring fresh fruit to all residents in our city? Join us and the Baltimore Orchard Project to find out!

For more information, visit the website or email Tracy Gnadinger.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf
Interprofessional Service-Learning and Student Initiatives (ISLSI)
Friday, Feb. 22
7 - 9 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Ballrooms 


Follow the lives of seven women of color, as they reflect on their happiness, their sadness, and their growth into womanhood. Donations will be collected in lieu of admissions. Proceeds will benefit Promise Heights.


For more information visit the website or email Alexis McClellan. 
Support Group
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Understanding Self and Others Group
Student Counseling Center
Monday Group 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Group 3 - 4:30 pm
Want to better understand yourself and how you relate to other people? Consider joining the Understanding Self and Others Group, open to current UMB students. 


For more information email Dr. Howard.
Grief Group   
Student Counseling Center
Begins Wednesday, Feb. 20
4 - 5:30 p.m.
This group encourages mutual support and understanding by providing an environment where participants can discuss topics related to grief and explore their feelings and how they are coping. 


For more information email Dr. Howard.
Campus-Wide Christian Fellowship 


WorthyLife Christian Fellowship
Every Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Dental School, Room G305

Join us at the first campus-wide Christian group to meet students from other schools.

Dinner will be provided!

For more information email Joon Yim.
ABAE Tutoring


10 a.m. - noon
Pharmacy Hall, 2nd Floor
20 N. Pine Street
Come tutor high school and middle school students on Saturday mornings with ABAE!
Opportunity for Interprofessional Collaboration: Work with Nutrition & Families in the Latino Community

Social Work Community Outreach Services & The Wolfe Street Academy
Beginning in March, Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m.
245 S. Wolfe St. in Upper Fells Point
The Wolfe Street Academy is planning a brief interprofessional nutrition education forum for our students and families focusing on snack foods from bodegas/tiendas. The content and format of the sessions will be determined by the project's team. Spanish-speaking volunteers are appreciated, but not required. Time commitment is minimal, and times and dates are flexible, so please join us for this rewarding volunteer opportunity!

For more information, email Morgan Pardue.
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