Archive for March, 2018

UMB Participates in YouthWorks Summer Employment Program for 28th Year

In a March 27 letter, Roger J. Ward, JD, MPA, the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) senior vice president, operations and institutional effectiveness, and vice dean of the Graduate School, announced the University’s 28th year of participation in the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), YouthWorks/HIRE One Summer Employment Program.

To read the letter, click here or see below.

Here is the text of the letter:

TO:                  UMB HR Partners, UMB Affirmative Action Coordinators and SOM HR Forum

FROM:            Dr. Roger J. Ward, JD, MPA

Senior Vice President, Operations and Institutional Effectiveness

Vice Dean, Graduate School

DATE:             March 27, 2018

RE:                  2018 YOUTHWORKS SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

We are pleased to announce the University’s 28th year of participation in the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), YouthWorks/HIRE One Summer Employment Program.

The University is committed to this program and strives to provide the best student employees to meet your summer staffing needs.  While these students help to meet staffing needs, the placement also provides an invaluable work experience which prepares the students for future employment. Qualified students from the ages 16-21, from Baltimore City high schools and colleges are recruited to work as student employees in UMB offices during the summer. These students will have completed a week-long Job Readiness Training program provided by MOED prior to being placed on campus.

We request your participation in this program by providing job placement for one or more students. MOED and UMB have set aside funding to offset the full cost of hiring the students. Your participation will require that you provide the following:

  • A full time job opportunity that benefits both your department and the student. The opportunity should be interesting and contribute to the student’s learning experience.
  • A salary of $10.10 an hour. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the hourly rate will be charged through the OAC/HRS funding profile.  This 25% off-set seeks to encourage campus participation and subsidizes the students’ time away from the job for program related activities.
  • A work schedule of a 7.5 hour work day, for a total of 37.5 hours a week. The work day must include two 15-minute breaks and at least 30 minutes for lunch.
  • A commitment to employ the student for the duration of the Program; which begins on Monday, June 25, 2018 and ends Friday, July 27, 2018. A student may work longer within the departments. However, the departments must incur the entire cost of the additional work assignment, before and/or after the official program dates.
  • A commitment to support the student’s participation in scheduled program activities, e.g. mentoring, job shadowing, and other training held throughout the five-week program.

To participate, please complete the Job Order form located on our webpage at http://www.umaryland.edu/oac/areas-of-responsibility/youthworks/youth-works-job-order-form/.

Upon our receipt of the form, OAC, EEO/AA will screen and select a candidate as an appropriate match for your position.  Departments may request the return of a student who previously worked in their department from the prior year. The completed Job Order Form must be returned to Camille Givens-Patterson at Camille.GPatterson@umaryland.edu or Kim Mathis at KMathis@umaryland.edu by Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Camille Givens-Patterson and Kim Mathis will begin the interview process for the students the third week in April. If you wish to participate in the interview process, please contact Camille Givens-Patterson or Kim Mathis.

If you have any questions or require additional information, contact Camille Givens-Patterson at (410) 706-3955 (Camille.GPatterson@umaryland.edu) or Kim Mathis at (410) 706-3238 (KMathis@umaryland.edu.)

We at UMB would like to expose the students to the reality of work, and open them up to the world of higher education. Your participation and willingness to provide employment opportunities for these talented students is much appreciated. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Camille Givens-PattersonBulletin Board, Collaboration, UMB NewsMarch 30, 20180 comments
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Commander Lura Jane Emery Lecture: ‘Military Service as a Determinant of Health’

While military personnel might score highly on positive determinants of health such as physical fitness, physical activity, and body mass index, there also are service-related psychosocial factors and experiences that can impact health outcomes.

Compared to civilian populations, veterans and National Guard/Reserve personnel experience higher incidences of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, while active-duty military members are more likely to report smoking and heavy alcohol consumption.

At this year’s The Commander Lura Jane Emery Lecture on April 26, retired Brig. Gen. William T. Bester, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, will discuss how military service represents a determinant of health, the importance of educating health professionals on veteran-specific care, and how best to identify the veteran population. Bester is senior advisor to the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.

Interested in attending? Click on this link to register. Here are the details:

  • What: The Commander Lura Jane Emery Lecture: Military Service as a Determinant of Health
  • Date: Thursday, April 26
  • Time: 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
  • Where: University of Maryland School of Nursing Auditorium, Room 130
  • Note: Lecture and reception provided at no cost
  • Continuing education: $20
Emily ParksEducationMarch 30, 20180 comments
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Changes Coming to Saratoga Garage Operating Hours

After an efficiency review of the Parking and Transportation Services’ program and facility occupancy levels, the operating hours of the Saratoga Garage will be adjusted.

Beginning Monday, April 16, the Saratoga Street entrance and exit will remain open until 8 p.m. for incoming traffic and monthly transient exits.

Attendant staffing hours have been adjusted: Transient and pay-daily parkers (without credit option) needing cashier assistance may only exit between the hours of 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Saratoga Street side.

The Arch Street side entrance and exit will continue to operate from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., with all traffic being able to enter/exit during these times.

All pedestrians must enter and exit from the Arch Street side of the garage from the hours of 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

As always, we thank you for your cooperation and patience as we improve the parking program.

Dana RampollaUniversity LifeMarch 29, 20180 comments
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Employee of the Month: Saxon’s Service with Smile Saluted

If Angelo Saxon, senior accountant for the UMB Foundation, were defined by a symbol, it would be a smiley-face emoji. During his 10 years in UMB’s Office of Philanthropy, Saxon has come to be known for two things: quality accounting work and his upbeat attitude.

UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, said as much on March 22 when he surprised Saxon by naming him Employee of the Month.

“Colleagues say you are a consummate professional,” Perman said before giving Saxon a plaque and telling him there would be $250 in his next paycheck. “You represent the foundation in a cheerful way with a can-do attitude. Your answers to requests are speedy. You’re not just a colleague; you’re a teammate.”

Minutes earlier, Saxon was more than a little confused. He had come from the Lexington Building to the Saratoga Building with a group of co-workers, including Thomas J. Sullivan, CFRE, MS, chief philanthropy officer and vice president, ostensibly for a tour of their new offices. But rather than going to the 13th floor, where the foundation staff will be relocated later this year, they went to 14. And when Perman showed up to lead the “tour,” Saxon knew something was up.

“I really avoided you all day long, Angelo,” Pamela Heckler, COO and treasurer of the foundation, told Saxon after the ceremony. “Because I had this big smile on my face and I didn’t want you to know.”

“Of course, the downside is he’s never going to be able to trust you again,” Sullivan said, teasing Heckler.

Such give-and-take among colleagues is one of many things Saxon enjoys about working in the Office of Philanthropy. “We all gel very well over there,” he said.

Then there is the work itself. “I’ve always been a numbers guy, so the accounting fell right into place,” said Saxon, who has mastered their system, Financial Edge NXT (Next Generation).

The UMB Foundation is an independent entity that manages and invests private gifts and/or property for the benefit of UMB, facilitates fundraising programs and contributions from private sources, and engages in other activities to further the educational, research, and service missions of UMB. Its current holdings are nearly $300 million.

Saxon knows all the ins and outs of handling foundation money. “I know the foundation as a whole — from the opening of an account, what it takes to disperse funds from the account, how to reconcile the account. How the financial system works start to finish.”

Because of this knowledge, not to mention his sunny outlook and willingness to make Financial Edge NXT house calls, Saxon is in demand among schools and departments.

“Angelo always provides assistance with a great attitude,” said Jennifer Fisher, executive director of development operations at the School of Medicine. “Every request comes with a proactive ‘please and thank you’ and his answers to requests are speedy. It’s always a pleasure to work with Angelo.”

Fisher’s colleague, assistant director Trish Bates, agrees. “Angelo is always extremely helpful,” Bates said. “His work is fast and accurate. He goes above and beyond when asked to perform a task and he always maintains a positive attitude even in difficult situations.”

Saxon insists such a positive mindset comes naturally.

“That’s just me, that’s my total personality inside and outside of work,” he said. His four brothers and one sister also are upbeat. “Every last one of us,” he said with a wide smile. “Mom and Dad absolutely raised six children with the same spirit that I carry.”

The Office of Philanthropy considers itself fortunate Saxon is that way.

“Angelo represents the foundation and our department with a cheerful, can-do attitude!” Heckler said in her nomination. “We rely on his institutional knowledge as one of the core ‘point people’ in our department. Throughout many transitions and staff changes he is a constant — a dependable member of our team. And his uplifting positive demeanor is most appreciated!”

Added Kusumam Pavanal, associate director of foundation operations, “Angelo has done a phenomenal job adapting to various departmental changes and accomplished many responsibilities. He is very helpful, dependable, and conscientious. We are so fortunate to have him in our department as an excellent team player.”

Saxon is just glad to be part of the UMB team.

“I have been here long enough to adjust to different management styles and have learned from each,” he said. “I do enjoy the motivation of our current management to build upon a culture of philanthropy. I believe in Dr. Perman’s mission to encourage and be a part of the outcome of the community in which we work for the betterment of all.”

And as for those colleagues who got him to the Saratoga Building on March 22 under false pretenses? “Oh, they’ll pay,” Saxon said with his familiar smile. “They will have to eat every last doughnut I bring in here!”

— Chris Zang

Chris ZangBulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeMarch 29, 20180 comments
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H. Leonard Warres, MD, Lecture to Discuss Focused Ultrasound Brain Treatments

Kullervo Hynynen, MSc, PhD, senior scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, will speak at the School of Medicine Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine’s H. Leonard Warres, MD, Lecture on April 19 at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Here are the details:

  • What: Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine’s 38th Anniversary Presentation of the H. Leonard Warres, MD, Lecture
  • Date: Thursday, April 19
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Main Radiology Conference Room – N2E14C (UMMC)
  • Speaker: Kullervo Hynynen, MSc, PhD, senior scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
  • Topic: “Focused Ultrasound Brain Treatments: What Are the Technology Limits?”
Brigitte PoctaEducation, Research, TechnologyMarch 29, 20180 comments
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School of Nursing in Top 10 Nationally for All Ranked DNP and Master’s Specialties

In the newly released 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is included in the top 10 nationally for all ranked master’s and DNP specialties. The school’s master’s-level Nursing Informatics specialty remains No. 1 in the nation.

UMSON’s overall Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is ranked No. 8, with the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist specialty ascending to No. 3. Its Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner–Family, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Anesthesia round out its top-10 DNP specialty rankings. The Nurse Anesthesia specialty rankings were released in the 2017 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” and will be in effect until 2021. In addition, two master’s specialties — the Clinical Nurse Leader option and Nursing Administration, which represents UMSON’s Health Services Leadership and Management specialty — join Nursing Informatics in the top five.

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine’s report on the Future of Nursing called on schools of nursing nationwide to double the number of nurses with a doctoral degree. UMSON’s DNP program, launched in 2006, has grown significantly over the past five years, currently enrolling 473 students, which is up from 89 students in 2013. Nurse practitioners are answering the call to provide more of the nation’s primary care services, especially in rural and underserved areas, and UMSON’s DNP program prepares nurses to deliver complex care across the lifespan and to improve patient outcomes through the translation of research into practice.

“It is gratifying to continue to be recognized nationally for our master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and to have our numerous specialty areas receive recognition in the top 10,” said UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN. “These rankings are a testament to the commitment of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni to excellence in nursing education, research, and practice. The School of Nursing continues to play an important role in state and national efforts to increase the number of nurses with advanced degrees; we believe this is essential to ensuring that nurses are well prepared to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse communities within a rapidly changing health care environment.”

Rankings are based on a variety of indicators, including student selectivity and program size, faculty resources, and research activity, and on survey data from deans of schools of nursing that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Kevin NashBulletin Board, Education, UMB News, University Life, USGAMarch 28, 20180 comments
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Computer-Aided Drug Design Symposium Set for May 23

The Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) Symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 23, at the SMC Campus Center, Room 349. It is designed to facilitate collaborations between the CADD Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and researchers at UMB, throughout the University System of Maryland, and beyond.

The symposium is appropriate for all scientists interested in the field of drug design, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers and educators from academia and industry. A collection of local and external speakers, including computational chemists and experimentalists, will present recent developments in drug design and discovery as well as emerging areas of biology that might represent future drug discovery targets.

Click here for more information. Registration is free but required to attend. Click here to register.

Space also is available for attendees to present posters (limited to 35 posters). Visit this web page to submit a poster to be presented at the symposium.

Erin MerinoCollaboration, EducationMarch 28, 20180 comments
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Rock the Smokeout 2018: Support Tobacco Cessation Efforts on April 13

Students Promoting Awareness (SPA) presents the 10th annual Rock the Smokeout , a fundraising event designed to raise awareness about tobacco cessation, on April 13 at Pickles Pub. This USGA-sponsored fundraiser is a Battle of the Bands event, featuring bands from different schools within the University.

  • Date: Friday, April 13
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Site: Pickles Pub, 520 Washington Blvd.
  • Tickets: $5 for UMB students, $7 for non-UMB students

Come and join SPA in raising money for CEASE Baltimore while enjoying live music, food, raffles and more! Stop by Pharmacy Hall between noon and 2 p.m. from April 9 to April 13 to purchase tickets or Rock the Smokeout T-shirts. Tickets and T-shirts also will be sold at the door on the night of the event.

Jordan ParkeFor B'more, People, University Life, USGAMarch 28, 20180 comments
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Next Ladies Who Lunch Seminar Scheduled for April 13

On Friday, April 13, spend your lunch hour with Christina Enzmann, MD, DrMed, FACOG, NCMP, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

Dr. Enzmann will discuss the latest treatments for endometriosis as well as concerns about having painful periods. Learn more about how to live your life pain-free.

  • When: Friday, April 13
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), Lower Level Learning Center
  • Registration: Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up by clicking here.

Free lunch will be provided.

Erin RummelBulletin Board, University LifeMarch 27, 20180 comments
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Nicholson Wins Employee of the Month for Efforts to Boost Diversity, Inclusion

When Ebony Nicholson, MSW ’16, was summoned to the Saratoga Building’s Peacock Room for a meeting on March 19, she went prepared to talk to University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) finance and human resources leaders about expanding programs in the Office of Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI).

Nicholson, the ISLSI’s academic coordinator for diversity and inclusion initiatives, was waiting for Dawn Rhodes, MBA, chief business and finance officer and vice president of UMB, to show up, but when University President Jay A. Perman, MD, walked into the room and started asking her questions about who was running the meeting, Nicholson thought something wasn’t quite right — and started to feel a bit unsettled.

But Perman put her at ease with some playful banter, and Nicholson’s fears turned to tears when he informed her she had been selected as UMB’s Employee of the Month of February. The group that had gathered for the “meeting” cheered the news, and once the applause died down, one of her ISLSI colleagues asked, “Were you getting nervous?”

“Yeah. I thought I was getting fired!” Nicholson said, sparking laughter as co-workers offered her hugs and a bouquet of flowers in celebration. But that wasn’t all she received. Perman delivered a plaque, a note of commendation, and news that an extra $250 would be in her next paycheck, all rewards for Nicholson’s sterling efforts to promote diversity and cultural enrichment at UMB.

Perman singled out one of the ISLSI’s programs, the Poverty Simulation, an interactive, three-hour workshop designed to help participants understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family and survive from week to week.

“People are very proud of you, starting with me,” Perman told Nicholson. “It’s far from your only initiative, but I know a lot about the Poverty Simulation, and everyone’s talking about it. It always inspires me when we hire people who in short order make UMB a better place. And that’s what you’ve done in taking on these types of initiatives.

“I also know you’re a graduate of our School of Social Work,” Perman added. “Our graduates turn out pretty well, and certainly you’re evidence of that.”

Making an Impact

Nicholson, who’s from Silver Spring, Md., earned a bachelor’s degree in law and society from American University in Washington, D.C., spent two years in Zambia with the Peace Corps, then worked for the Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. As she began pursuing her MSW degree at the School of Social Work (SSW) in 2014, she also worked for ISLSI as a Diversity Fellow. After graduation, she joined the office on a contractual basis before being hired full time in December 2016.

ISLSI director Courtney J. Jones Carney, MBA, says Nicholson has made a huge impact at UMB, with her efforts directly supporting University core values such as diversity, collaboration, excellence, knowledge, and leadership.

“Ebony was hired to invigorate the diversity and inclusion programming of the department,” Jones Carney said. “Not only did she reimagine existing programs, she also created and piloted a cultural responsiveness training program for staff representing various areas of the University called the Safety Pin Initiative. The eight-session program is focused on equipping participants with the tools necessary to continue gaining cultural competence and building allyship. Not only did Ebony research and create the curriculum, but she also facilitates many of the sessions.”

One of Nicholson’s main goals is for those at UMB and in the Baltimore community to broaden their ideas about and understanding of different people, especially traditionally marginalized and under-represented populations. Regarding the Safety Pin Initiative, she says, “It teaches staff and faculty about how to be an ally for various groups of people and talks about how to incorporate being an ally into your professional life. It also asks how we can re-examine our policies, procedures, and teaching materials to make sure they are more inclusive and create an affirming campus climate for everyone.”

Poverty Simulation Opens Eyes

Nicholson is particularly proud of the University’s response to the Poverty Simulation, saying there have been nine sessions during the 2017-18 academic year and most have been filled to the 88-person capacity. She says it gives students who will become health and human services practitioners a better understanding of what people with limited resources must deal with.

“A lot of the students have ‘aha moments’ around empathy and can begin to understand where the people they’ll serve are coming from,” Nicholson says. “Participating in the Poverty Simulation allows them to understand that people who are living at or below the poverty line have to prioritize. So maybe going to the doctor two times a week is not realistic when you only have so much money to get to work and to pick up your kids and things like that.”

She thanked Jones Carney for pushing her to propose new and innovative ideas and teaching her to not be afraid of failure — “Courtney tells me, ‘You have to try it. If you never try it, you’ll never know.’” Nicholson also praised several SSW mentors for allowing her to bounce ideas off them and help her to “organize my thoughts.”

Nicholson said she was shocked to be chosen Employee of the Month, considering “there are so many people doing such great work here.”

“The ISLSI team works really, really hard. Campus Life Services as a whole, serving all the students, does a lot of really great work,” Nicholson says. “With all the people who make this place run, I am very, very surprised to win this award, but also very honored.”

— Lou Cortina

To learn more about ISLSI and its initiatives, check out its web page.

Lou CortinaBulletin Board, Community Service, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeMarch 26, 20180 comments
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HS/HSL Historical Highlights: Blaustein Donations

In December, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s (HS/HSL) Historical Collections received a remarkable donation from Mordecai Blaustein, MD. Dr. Blaustein, a longtime professor of physiology and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been a strong supporter of the library for many years.

The most recent additions are especially impressive and include a first edition of William Withering’s An Account of the Foxglove, and Some of its Medical Uses, a volume with special meaning to Dr. Blaustein. In the volume, Withering describes the ways in which foxglove can be used to cure or help certain medical ailments, including congestive heart failure. Blaustein’s research centers around heart disease and hypertension. The Withering volume includes a beautiful, hand-painted engraving of a foxglove.

The donation also included a second edition of G.B. Duchenne’s De L’electrisation Localisee et de son application a la Pathologie et a la Therapeutique, originally published in 1855. Duchenne introduced a form of noninvasive electrotherapy in this volume. Duchenne is well-known for describing muscular dystrophy, a condition that now bears his name (Duchenne muscular dystrophy).

Finally, the gift included a three-volume set by Richard Bright titled Reports of Medical Cases. These volumes include hand-painted engravings depicting the effect of disease on various organs. Bright is known for his research and work involving the kidneys and for his description of Bright’s disease, a form of kidney disease now known as acute or chronic nephritis.

Previous donations from Dr. and Mrs. Blaustein include volumes dedicated to the memory of Blaustein’s father, Norman Blaustein, who was an avid book collector. Blaustein credits his father with inspiring him to start his own book collection, which, in addition to the donated volumes, contained a copy of Johannes Kepler’s 1609 Astonomia Nova and a number of herbals. Among the Blausteins’ previous donations to the HS/HSL are monographs on European travel, human muscle, and anatomy.

In 1992, Blaustein donated an 1824 Maryland dissertation on measles. The dissertation was discovered by his book dealer in a European bookstore and made its way back to UMB through Blaustein. The dissertation is now available through the library’s UMB Digital Archive.

Blaustein joined the faculty at the School of Medicine in 1979 as chair of the Department of Physiology, a position he held until 2003. After stepping down from the chairman’s position, he remained a member of the Department of Physiology and served as director of the Maryland Center for Heart, Hypertension and Kidney Disease, and as an affiliate professor in the Biotechnology Center of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.

Everly BrownEducation, People, Research, TechnologyMarch 26, 20180 comments
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Annual School of Medicine Gala to be Held May 5

The annual University of Maryland School of Medicine Gala is more than a night of cocktails, dinner, and dancing. It also provides critical funding for basic science and translational research and clinical initiatives at the school.

The gala will be held Saturday, May 5, at 6:45 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, 401 W. Pratt St.

The theme of this year’s event is “Impassioned Care, Inspired Discoveries.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Ashley Hines at ahines@som.umaryland.edu or 410-706-0820.

For more information on the gala, click here.

 

Natalie RathellUniversity LifeMarch 26, 20180 comments
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UMBrella Group Presents ‘The Art and Advocacy of Joyce J. Scott’ on April 25

The UMBrella Group invites the UMB community to join Joyce J. Scott, an artist, sculptor, quilter, performance artist, installation artist, lecturer, and educator, on April 25 for a program titled “The Art and Advocacy of Joyce Scott.”

  • Date: Wednesday, April 25
  • Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: School of Nursing Auditorium and SMC Campus Center

Schedule

  • 4 p.m.: Scott will deliver a 30-minute presentation at the School of Nursing Auditorium
  • 4:30 p.m: 20-minute Q&A and samples of Scott’s art
  • 4:50 p.m.: Adjourn to reception and jewelry for sale in the School of Nursing lobby
  • 6 p.m.: Event concludes

To learn more about Scott, click here.

To register for this event, click here.

(Note: Photo above by John Dean)

 

Sonya EvansBulletin Board, Community Service, People, University LifeMarch 23, 20180 comments
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HS/HSL’s Latest ‘Connective Issues’ Newsletter is Online

The March 2018 issue of the Connective Issues newsletter from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is now available.

Included in this issue:

  • All of Us research program
  • BrowZine has arrived
  • Maker Expo recap
  • Library Genie grants a wish
  • Historical highlights: Blaustein donations
  • Exhibit: “Scarred for Life”
  • Exhibit: “For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform”
Everly BrownCollaboration, Community Service, Education, People, Research, TechnologyMarch 23, 20180 comments
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Join Hospice and Palliative Care Interest Group for its March 29 Gathering

The Hospice and Palliative Care Interest Group at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) invites all members of the UMB community (students, residents, faculty, staff) to attend its March 26 gathering, with the topic “Goals for Care, Caring for Goals.”

  • When: Monday, March 26
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Round Room, Third Floor, Weinberg Pavilion, UMMC, 22 S. Greene St.

Click here to learn more about this month’s meeting and the group, which aims to promote awareness and enrich our understanding of caregiving. In monthly gatherings, group members will explore topics related to caring for seriously ill and dying patients through various forms of art.

Light refreshments will be served. For questions or to RSVP (appreciated but not required), send an email to srosenbe@som.umaryland.edu.

Briana MathisUMB NewsMarch 22, 20180 comments
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