Vol. 4 No 13
Campus Life Weekly
Events and Announcements for the Week of Nov. 4, 2013

We need your help-complete the NCHA! 

Through Monday, Nov. 11
 
Help us assess the health and wellness behaviors on the UMB campus! Check your email for the link to participate in the National College Health Assessment. Students who submit a completed survey will have a chance to win an iPad Mini.

For more information, email Hillary Edwards.
Power Outage Scheduled 

Tuesday, Nov. 5 
4 -  4:45 a.m. 
Law School and Law Library 
Pearl St. Garage, Saratoga Garage 
Fayette Housing
 
Generators will only supply power for fire alarms, emergency lighting, and one elevator in each garage. No power will be available for garage equipment.

For more information, email Brian Simmons.
Thanksgiving Dinner and Donation Drive 

Project Feast
Through Wednesday, Nov. 27
Donation Box Locations: 1st Floor SMC Campus Center, and other locations around campus
 
We are collecting clothing, blankets, toiletries and food during November. High need items: men's clothing, socks, coats. Please drop off donations in boxes located in the SMC Campus Center, and around campus.
 
For more information, email Project Feast.
Submit a question to Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Mello

Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative (NPII)

Through Nov. 4  

 

The countdown to Dr. Mello's visit to Maryland has begun, with less than a week to go. But there is a way for you to get involved in the event right now. In advance of the event, we have opened a "Submit A Question" portal on our site. 

 

Why not take this opportunity to visit the site and ask Dr. Mello any questions you might have? Even if you can't attend his talk in person, we'll give the questions to him, and share his responses after the event.


Campus Life
Monday, Nov. 4
9:30 - 11 a.m.
Location Change: MSTF Auditorium, 685 W. Baltimore St. 

As part of the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative, Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Craig Mello will be coming to UMB to present a lecture followed by audience Q & A. Dr. Mello is an American biologist, and professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for the discovery of RNA interference. Event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.    

You can follow this initiative on Twitter or on Facebook. On the day of Dr. Mello's visit, we'd love to collect your comments and questions, and share any photos you take, so please use the hashtag #NPII whenever you're talking about the event! 


For more information, visit the website or email Meghan Codey.

Leadership in HIV Summit 

JACQUES Initiative of the Institute of Human Virology
Monday, Nov. 4
10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center

Jeff Crowley, former Director of the White House's National HIV Policy is the keynote speaker. Mr. Crowley will discuss how you can use the National HIV Strategy to achieve an AIDS-free generation. A limited number of walk-ins will be permitted.

For more information on program agenda, visit the website or email JACQUES Initiative.

PSLI: Event Planning and Management 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)
Monday, Nov. 4
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Are you planning a big event for your group and don't know where to start? This workshop will offer key elements and skills to effectively manage organizational projects and events.

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Writing for Wellness Workshop II 

Wellness Hub
Tuesdays, Nov. 5 through Nov. 26
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Writing is an effective way to release stress and improve health and well-being. In this workshop, you will be guided through a series of therapeutic writing exercises and read select pieces of literature as a source of inspiration and transformation. No writing experience necessary.

For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
PSLI: IPE: Collaborative Case Study 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) 
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Noon - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Students will be exposed to working interprofessionally to solve problems and work through case studies.

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
DOMA/Prop. 8 Discussion Panel 

Pride Alliance and USGA
Tuesday, Nov. 5
5 - 6:30 p.m.
School of Law, Room 108 
(Location subject to change, follow signs in Law School on day of event)
 

Panelists include Martha Ertman, a UMB professor whose work centers on contracts, and Matthew D. McGill, a central member of the legal team on the Prop. 8 case. Reception to follow in Krongard Banquet Room of Law School. 

For more information, email Pride Alliance.
MSSA Eid Dinner 

Muslim Student Association and Scholars (MSSA), and USGA
Tuesday, Nov. 5
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 349

Please join us for a brief presentation followed by a free dinner of ethnic Middle Eastern food in celebration of Eid al-Adha! Open to all-bring your friends! 

For more information, email Ahmed Alkholeidi.
PSLI: Happy Leaders 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351


Do you want to love your job? Learn about the effect of positive attitude from professionals in the workplace.

For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
How to Incorporate Sources 

Writing Center
Wednesday, Nov. 6
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353


Incorporating sources is a key aspect of scholarship. This workshop will help you learn the art of summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting your sources.

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
American Indian Heritage Month: Spotlight Artist: Ashley Minner 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Wednesday, Nov. 6
5:30 - 7 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 
2nd Floor Prefunction Lounge


We are honored to exhibit the works of Ashley Minner in honor of American Indian Heritage Month. Meet the artist whose work is on display.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
American Indian Heritage Month: American Indian Storytelling 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Wednesday, Nov. 6
6 - 8 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Room B 

>> Register here

Learn about American Indian legends through traditional story telling.

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

Kill-a-Watt  

UM Go Green
Thursday, Nov. 7
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Green Room

How can we reduce our energy consumption at work and at home? Baltimore Energy Challenge has a few ideas. Start saving energy and money.

For more information, visit the website or email UM Go Green.
How to Revise and Self-Edit 

Wrting Center 
Thursday, Nov. 7
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center,  Room 223

>> Register here

This hands-on workshop will provide revision strategies for longer texts in addition to suggestions for improvement at the sentence level. We will look at common errors and offer specific tips to strengthen clarity, organization, and flow.

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Conversation, Communication and Culture (C3)

International Services
Thursdays
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, 3rd Floor


This program assists in acclimating to the university, Baltimore, and the United States. Topics covered would include applicable immigration regulations, office and university services, concepts of cross-cultural communication, housing information, and community resources. All are welcome.

For more information, visit the website or email Gina Dreyer

JSA Mixer 

Jewish Student Association (JSA),
Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA), and USGA
Saturday, Nov. 9
8 p.m. - midnight
Max's Taphouse, 737 S. Broadway

All UMB grad students and young professionals are invited to our Mixer. Meet young professionals from all the schools on campus! Lite kosher fare will be served. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.  


For more information, email Shmuel Frankel.
ISO Dessert Fest 2013 

International Student Organization (ISO), and USGA 
Monday,Nov. 11
6 - 9 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Elm Room B

Join us for an exciting evening filled with delicious food from around the world.  


Event is free for UMB students and $3 for guest.

For more information, visit us on Facebook or email Sargam Mahat.
PSLI: Public Speaking 

Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI)  
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 351
 
 
Why is public speaking a number one human fear? Using basic tools to outline and arrange a talk, students will be equipped to deliver an organized and effective presentation on any topic. Proper preparation, materials, and delivery will be discussed and tested.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Reina Pomeroy.
Oral Health Literacy 

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Noon - 1 p.m.
HS/HSL, Room LL03 
 
 
Oral Health is a national public health issue in which ALL health professionals have a stake. This workshop is geared towards educating health professionals (especially students) as to why they are stakeholders, and steps they can take to improve patient oral hygiene.
 
For more information, visit the website or email HS/HSL.
3 V 3 Basketball Registration 

URecFit
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Registration Deadline: 5 p.m.


Register your team for the Intramural 3 v 3 basketball tournament by Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Max of 12 teams. Double elimination bracket. Open & Women's Divisions are available.

For more information, visit the website or email Sara Griggs.
Community Health Impacts of Mass Incarceration 

Nurses for Global Health (NGH)
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Starts at 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 203

Community Health Graduate Nursing Student, Tracy Holcomb will present the socio-political and economic factors that have contributed to mass incarceration, and its impacts of the health of individuals, families and communities.

For more information, email NGH.
Grammar Hour: Prepositions 
 
Writing Center
Wednesday, Nov. 13
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353


Grammar Hour is an ongoing workshop series designed to help ESL students and scholars improve their mastery of the English language.

For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
Spiritual Wellness: Cultivating Gratitude

Wellness Hub
Thursday, Nov. 14
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311


Gratitude is considered one of the greatest virtues. Learn about the scientific benefits of gratitude and what various religious faiths say about giving thanks. Explore ways to cultivate an attitude of gratitude every day of your life, not just on Thanksgiving!

For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards
You Passed! 
Decreasing Test Anxiety 

Wellness Hub
Friday, Nov. 15
Noon - 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 311
 
 
Stop fretting over finals and get rid of those butterflies in your stomach! Test anxiety is quite common among students at all levels of study and can negatively impact even the best student. Find out more information about test anxiety and tips for better ways to manage it through this workshop.

For more information, visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.
How to Outline 

Writing Center
Friday, Nov. 15
1 - 2 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Room 353


Outlining is a vital skill when writing longer papers. It helps you identify your main ideas, present them in a logical manner, and avoid tangents. This workshop will teach strategies for organizing papers before you write them.
 
For more information, visit the website or email Clancy Clawson.
New Graduate Degree Program in Research Ethics


UMB Graduate School
Spring 2014 semester: application deadline, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2103 
Summer 2014 semester: application deadline, Tuesday, April 15, 2014
 
This new 12-credit, six course certificate will provide learners with an understanding of the ethical aspects of human subjects research and provide them with the skills needed to analyze ethical issues that arise in research. 

For more information about the cost, who can apply, and the completion timeline, visit the website or email Henry Silverman.
Invitation to Prague Summer Schools 2014

Prague's Center for Public Policy
Application Deadline: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014
Program Date: July 5 - 13, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic 
 
The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

Students are encouraged to submit their applications to Prague Summer Schools 2014 by early bird application deadline of Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. The final deadline is Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

 

For more information on program details and requirements, visit the website.

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