Vol. 3 No 31
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of April 15, 2013

UM shuttle Focus Groups
Parking and Transportation Services
Tuesday, April 23
SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms
Group Session Times: 11 a.m. - noon,
12:10 - 1:10 p.m., and 1:20 to 2:20 p.m.


We want to hear from you! The UM shuttle has served over 45,000 students, faculty, and staff since its inaugural run in August 2012. Are you a rider? What do you think about UM shuttle routes, accessibility, and safety? Contribute your ideas in a UM shuttle focus group. Registration is required and space is limited. Lunch will be provided.
For more information visit the website.
Do you still need to purchase your cap and gown?
UM Bookstore
Don't forget to order your cap and gown for graduation. Order by Friday, April 19th to guarantee your size.
For more information visit the website or email Renee Lutz. 

University Events
The University-wide commencement ceremony is Friday, May 17.
For information regarding commencement including parking, hotel rates, restaurant offers, academic procession, and ceremony information, visit the website or email University Events
Woman's Worth: Gender and Health Inequities Across a Lifespan   
Nurses for Global Health (NGH)
Friday, April 12
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
SMC Campus Center
This conference will explore the complex nature of worldwide social and health inequity faced by women across the lifespan. Gain a deeper understanding of gender discrimination endured by women and girls in all aspects of life, and how this damages the community and future generations. Registration is free for students and $10 for non-students.
For more information visit the website or email NGH.
Food for Thought: Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Friday, April 12
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


April's food for thought will be a discussion about sexual assault awareness. We will have a speaker from the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) to discuss preventing sexual violence.
Spring Tune-Up

Law School Cycling Club  

Friday, April 12

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

School of Nursing Lawn


Get your bike ready for spring and summer riding! Join us, and for a donation of your choice we will help you with a basic tune-up! (Pump tires, clean chain & frame, align your breaks, etc.).
For more information email the Cycling Club.
Poverty Simulation

Interprofessional Student Learning and

Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Monday, April 15
Noon - 2:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms


Have you ever wondered what it is like to live at or below the poverty line? Experience a month in the lives of more than 20% of the Baltimore City population. 
For more information email ISLSI.     
UMSOD Class of 2015 
Panera Fundraiser


School of Dentistry

Monday, April 15

6 - 9 p.m.

Panera Bread, 413 W. Baltimore St.


Panera Bread will donate a portion of their proceeds during 6-9 p.m. to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry Class of 2015.
For more information email Lauren Aguilar.
Emerging Issues in Food and Drug Law: 
Implementation of FDASIA

School of Law and School of Pharmacy 

Wednesday, April 17
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th St., NW Washington, DC 20004


This free conference by the Francis King Carey School of Law and the School of Pharmacy will provide a forum for students and professionals to discuss important FDA legal and policy issues. Topics include implementation of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) and FDA involvement in drug shortages and pharmacy compounding. 
For more information visit the website or email James Valentine.  
Opportunities in Latin America and the U.S.

Latin American Solidarity Organization and
Sin Fronteras
Wednesday, April 17
4 - 5:45 p.m.
School of Social Work, Room 4E14 (4th floor) 


Come and meet representatives of local and international organizations who work in Latin America and here in the U.S. They will share information about volunteer, service learning and career opportunities. Students from all schools are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For more information email Susan Cruz.
Free Credit Report Reviews at the Credit Cafe


Financial Education and Wellness

Thursdays in April (18 and 25)
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
HS/HSL Room LL05 (Ground Floor)
Consumers are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months. Retrieve your report and experts from Consumer Credit Counseling Services will be available to review it for free. This event is open to all students and a photo ID is required. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins welcome.
For more information visit the website or email FEW Talk. 
Geriatric Case Discussion and Dinner 

UM Center for Research on Aging 

Thursday, April 18

Starts at 5:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349


>> RSVP by April 12


Join us for the interactive case presentation, panel and dinner with UM and Hopkins faculty and students. The case presentation is on end of life decision making. The presenters are Peter Abadir, MD; Chanel Agness, PharmD; John Cagle, PhD, MSW; Thomas Finucane, MD, Matthew McNabney, MD and Jack Schwartz, JD.


For more information visit the website or  email Reba Cornman.

Motivational Enhancement & Commitment to Change

Center for Integrative Medicine Thursday, April 18

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Michael Earley, PhD candidate in psychology at UMBC and graduate assistant at the Center for Integrative Medicine, will address what we know about change, what makes it so difficult to accomplish, and what we can do to maximize our chances of success.


For more information email Hillary Edwards.
Art Exhibition and Silent Auction  


President's Outreach Council

Friday, April 19 through Friday, May 10

Opening Reception: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
HS/HSL Weise Gallery
Submit your bid for original artwork.
Bidding closes at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10. Proceeds support partner schools and Club UMD, a youth leadership program supported by mentors from among UM students, faculty, and staff.
For more information email Brian Sturdivant.
Kappa Psi's 9th Annual


Kappa Psi, USGA, and WingStop 

Friday, April 19

6 - 8 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms


>>Register here


Wing-A-Thon is a charity chicken wing eating contest to raise money for Greenebaum Cancer Center. The competition is based on which team can eat the most wings in 25 minutes. Please participate in the raffle for your chance to win an iPad Mini!

For more information visit the website or email Simon Bae.
Yoga on the Hill


Saturday, April 20
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Federal Hill Park, 701 Battery Ave.
A great view is paired with a great workout! Join us for a morning of yoga on scenic federal hill with instructor Marissa Walsh. Registration is free!


For more information visit the website or email Sara Griggs.
UM Children's Hospital, BAYADA Pediatrics, Rosedale Federal, and Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (GFPD)   
Sunday, April 21
On-site registration: 8 a.m. 
Race begins: 9 a.m.
Patterson Park, 498 N Linwood Ave.


Join us for a 5K fun run/walk benefiting children with peroxisomal disorders.
For more information visit the website or email Alex MacKerell. 

Earth Week - Volunteers Needed

UM Go Green
Monday- Friday, April 22-26 


Want to recycle, plant a fruit tree, work at an urban garden, and more? Celebrate Earth Week at the University of Maryland, Baltimore by volunteering your time for sustainability!
To sign up, email UM Go Green  
Earth Day Film Screening: HOME


Wellness Hub

Monday, April 22

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Join us for a sustainably-sourced dinner and a film screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's 2009 documentary HOME, which takes us to over fifty different countries to show us a visually stunning perspective of the world we live in, and what is at stake if we continue consuming as we do.  


For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards. 

USAD's Annual Jazz Fusion 


United Students of African Descent (USAD)
and USGA 
Tuesday, April 23
6:30 - 9 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 349


Join us for the annual Jazz Fusion. The event will showcase local musical talents including a live jazz band. Free food and drinks for UMB students. Ticket price for non-UMB students is $5/person.


For more information email Ihuoma Nwachukwu.
DEA Drug Take Back Day


American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Students Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Generation Rx  

Wednesday, April 24
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

School of Pharmacy, 20 N. Pine St.


APhA's Generation Rx is hosting the DEA Drug Take- Back day in collaboration with the campus police department. The community will have the opportunity to turn in their expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal by the government.


For more information visit the website or email Rilwan Badamas.
Project Jump Start End of Year Meeting


Project Jump Start and USGA

Thursday, April 25

5:30 - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311


End of the year wrap up and nominations, elections for leadership positions.


For more information email Beth Zucconi.

World Fest 2013


International Student Organization (ISO) and USGA
Thursday, April 25
6 - 9 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms


Join us for a fun and exciting evening filled with delicious food, music, talent show and fashion show from all over the world! There will be raffle prizes throughout the event.
For more information email Sena Ekici.
I Heart UMB Day


Campus Life Stressbusters

Friday, April 26 (Rain date: Monday, April 29)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
School of Nursing Lawn and SMC Campus Center Courtyard


Come join us for an afternoon of fun! There will be an inflatable obstacle course, mini golf, tie dye stations, a dunk tank, photo booth, carnival style food, and much more! Have fun now. Study later!


For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Puppy Love


Campus Life Stressbusters

Tuesday, April 30
Noon- 3 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with animals and reduce your stress. Pets on Wheels will bring its furry friends to the SMC Campus Center for all to enjoy.
For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
Seated Massage 
and Study Hall


Campus Life Stressbusters

Wednesday, May 1

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

HS/HSL Weiss Gallery


Trained massage therapists will be on hand for 10-minute massages (students only). You can sign up for your slot by showing up at the Library. In addition, Writing Center consultants will be on hand to answer all of your writing questions.


For more information visit the website or email Cyndi Rice
Sushi Fest, Artist Spotlight, and Japanese Calligraphy


Campus Life Stressbusters

Thursday, May 2

Noon - 1 p.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Elm Room B


>> Register here


Come learn about the history of sushi making, view a live demonstration, and enjoy free sushi! Space is limited, so please RSVP. In addition, practice calligraphy in honor of Asian American, Pacific Islander Month and join us for a spotlight artist event!


For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.



Campus Life Stressbusters

Friday, May 3

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center Elm Room B


>> Register here


Join the dancers from Ohana of Polynesia, Inc. as they bring you an exciting authentic Polynesian island experience. Expect food, dancers, music, costumes, drums, and fire! Photo opportunities will be available and audience participation is highly encouraged!


For more information visit the website or email Courtney Jones.
Civility Symposium with Dr. Forni     


Campus Life Stressbusters 
Monday, May 6
2 - 4 p.m.
SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms


Join in the culminating event for the Symposium speaker series. Dr. Forni will speak about the significance of civility, manners, and politeness in contemporary society. A reception will follow. 
For more information visit the website or email Courtney Jones.
Yoga on the Lawn 


Campus Life Stressbusters
Wednesday, May 8
Noon - 1 p.m.
School of Nursing Lawn 
(Rain location: SMC Campus Center, Room 249)



Yoga on the Lawn is a series of both moving and stationary poses, combined with deep breathing. Reduce anxiety and stress while improving flexibility, strength, balance, and stamina.
For more information visit the website or email Eric Barron.


Campus Life Stressbusters

Friday, May 10

12:30 - 2 p.m.

Outside HS/HSL

(Rain location: SMC Campus Center Fireplace Lounge) 


>> Register here


Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves, to create a dynamic fitness experience that will blow you away! Join us for this 90-minute class. 

For more information visit the website or email Eric Barron.

Late Night Breakfast & Study Session       

Campus Life Stressbusters
Thursday, May 9
10 p.m. - midnight
HS/HSL Tower
Come join us in the tower by the guard's desk on the first floor for a late night breakfast where Campus Life Services staff will be serving a yummy breakfast for dinner! While you are here, join the Writing Center consultants for some writing assistance.
For more information visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy. 
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