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DACA Support

In response to the announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was being rescinded, Campus Life Services organized listening sessions to solicit feedback regarding how to move forward as a University community to support individuals who are affected directly or indirectly by this announcement. The feedback, compassion, and support toward DACA students and their families expressed in those listening sessions was palpable.

A number of excellent suggestions were provided as a result through those listening sessions. A DACA resources page is available here. Please review the information there to learn how to find help and how to get involved. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. University President Jay A. Perman, MD, has expressed his support for DACA students and their families.

Also be aware of several events:
• The Carey School of Law’s Immigration Clinic will provide free, confidential legal services to UMB students, faculty, staff, and family members for DACA renewals on Monday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 7 p.m. Register here. Individuals who currently have work authorization pursuant to the DACA program that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, may apply to renew their DACA work authorization. The deadline for filing the renewal application is Oct. 5, 2017.

Organizing for DREAMers will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center Green Room. It will include both bystander and know-your-rights information, presented by CASA.

• The UMB Student Counseling Center stands ready to assist any student who is experiencing distress. Counseling services are free, and information will not be shared with anyone without your written permission. Health Sciences and Human Services Library, 4th floor, Suite 440. 410-328-8404. Contact person: Emilia K. Petrillo

  
Chris Zang Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Education, People, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGASeptember 21, 20170 comments
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HS/HSL Fall Hours Begin Sept. 5

HS/HSL Fall Hours

Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Thursday, Nov. 30

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m.* – 1 a.m.**

Friday: 6 a.m.* – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Exceptions to Regular Hours

Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 4: CLOSED

Wednesday Nov. 22: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 24: CLOSED

* Early Morning Study

  • Between 6 a.m. – 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, enter through the SMC Campus Center with your UMB ID or UMMC ID.
  • Library services and access to classrooms begin at 8 a.m.

**Late Night Study

  • Floors 1 & 2 will be open until 1 a.m. as a study hall
  • Library services and floors 3, 4 & 5 will close at 10 p.m.
  • Building entrance after 8 p.m. is limited to those with a current UMB One Card, UMMC ID or an ID badge from a University System of Maryland campus.
  • Visitors and borrowing members may not enter the building after 8 p.m.
  • Visitors and borrowing members entering the library for research purposes before 8 p.m. may remain until 10 p.m.
  
Emily Gorman Education, People, University LifeAugust 31, 20170 comments
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Brady Art Exhibit Has Gala Opening

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) was honored to have Francine Brady’s art exhibit open on Aug. 14 at the Weise Gallery in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

This captivating exhibit is sponsored by UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture. Students, faculty, and staff attended the opening along with other artists and guests, including Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, honorary chair of UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture. She and UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, hosted the art exhibit opening.

Brady, a resident of Frederick, Md., since 1999, describes her artwork as contemporary, narrative, and symbolic. She prefers that each person who views her art interpret the pieces instead of her providing an interpretation for them.

Her artwork covers a wide range of subjects and textures. Her current work mostly focuses on drawings and acrylic paintings. Unique, vibrant, and expressive are just a few of the words used to describe Brady’s art.

Every visitor to her exhibit at the Weise Gallery is sure to find a piece of interest. Be sure to stop by before the exhibit closes on Oct. 1.

Read more about UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture. See more pictures from the event.

— By Sonya Evans

  
Sonya Evans Community Service, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeAugust 29, 20170 comments
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Fall Workshops at HS/HSL

The HS/HSL offers a variety of free workshops to faculty, students, and staff.

This semester’s topics include:

  • Leveraging research impact data for tenure and promotion
  • Citation management with RefWorks
  • Research data management basics
  • Creating effective presentations using PowerPoint
  • Finding research literature using PubMed
  • Bioinformatics on the Cloud

See the full schedule and registration information.

  
Emily Gorman Bulletin Board, Education, People, Research, TechnologyAugust 28, 20170 comments
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HS/HSL Early Fall Hours Start 8/21

HS/HSL Early Fall Hours
Monday, Aug. 21 – Monday, Sept. 4

Monday – Thursday *6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday *6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Exceptions to Regular Hours
Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 4 CLOSED

Regular Fall Hours Begin Tuesday, Sept. 5

* Early Morning Study for UMB Students!
Between 6 a.m. – 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, enter through the SMC Campus Center with your UMB ID or UMMC ID. Library services and access to classrooms begin at 8 a.m.

  
Emily Gorman Education, People, University LifeAugust 20, 20170 comments
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Library

New Touch Screen Scanner at HS/HSL

The KIC Click scanner on the HS/HSL’s first floor is a high-speed, touch-screen scanner that allows you to quickly scan books, chapters, and other documents.

Save them as PDFs to a USB thumb drive or to your cloud storage service (Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and Box). The touch screen is user friendly and offers options to modify PDFs, such as contrast, color, resolution, and the ability to clip a section. Come by and give it a try!

  
Everly Brown Education, People, Research, TechnologyJune 21, 20170 comments
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Data Processing

HS/HSL Announces New Resource From National Library of Medicine

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new web resource, NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery.

NNLM RD3 is a place for librarians, information professionals, library and information science students, and interested individuals to learn about and discuss research data management throughout the data lifecycle for biomedical and scientific research.

NNLM RD3 contains subject primers, professional development events, and information on the major components of research data management: data management, storage, and sharing. The subject primers provide introductory overviews on topic areas within data literacy, physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering.

Professional development opportunities will be continuously updated. The resources compiled on the site will help you learn the basics of data management and the ins and outs of data visualization, as well serve as a guide to regional and national level activities.

  
Ryan Harris Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, Research, University Administration, USGAJune 20, 20170 comments
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HS/HSL Summer Hours

HS/HSL Summer Hours

Regular Summer Hours at the HS/HSL

Monday through Thursday – 6 a.m.* to 8 p.m.
Friday – 6 a.m.* to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday – CLOSED

Exceptions to Regular Hours

Independence Day Holiday: Tuesday, July 4 – CLOSED

*Early morning study from 6 to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, is open to those with a UMB or UMMC ID who enter through the Campus Center. Library services and classroom access begins at 8 a.m.

Check out our full hours information.

  
Everly Brown Education, Research, University LifeMay 30, 20170 comments
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HS/HSL Summer Workshop

Summer Workshops at the HS/HSL

The HS/HSL offers a variety of free workshops each semester to all UMB faculty, students, and staff.

Topics covered will include:

  • Introduction to 3-D printing
  • Citation management using RefWorks
  • Bioinformatics in the cloud

New workshops will include:

  • Using Biomart for data access and retrieval
  • Flow cytometry data analysis with ImmPort.

Check out the full schedule and registration.

  
Ryan Harris Bulletin Board, Education, People, Research, Technology, University AdministrationMay 18, 20170 comments
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zspace

Explore VR at HS/HSL With zSpace

The zSpace VR (virtual reality) station is located at the HS/HSL Innovation Space and available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

ZSpace VR station allows a user wearing a pair of the 3-D glasses to manipulate a digital object with a stylus. The zSpace VR station is connected to a large LCD screen to display the 3-D view of the object to a group of viewers who are not wearing the 3-D glasses at the same time. The zSpace VR station is equipped with Visible Body, Studio, and zView.

Come explore VR at the HS/HSL Innovation Space today!

Modernization projects such as the Innovation Space initiative are made possible by the generosity of donors through the UMB Foundation. If you would like to support projects such as these please visit our Giving site or contact us at (410) 706-7545.

  
Everly BrownBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, Research, Technology, UMB NewsApril 6, 20170 comments
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Research Data Management

HS/HSL Services in Research Data Management

The HS/HSL is debuting new services in research data management.

Consult with a member of the HS/HSL team for assistance with:

  • Developing a data management plan
  • Locating, describing, storing, and sharing data

Many funding agencies are requiring that data management plans be submitted with grant applications. An effective plan to collect, share, reproduce, and preserve data may increase the impact of your research.

The HS/HSL also offers workshops in data management including Data Management 101 and Creating a Data Management Plan with the DMP Tool.

  
Everly Brown Clinical Care, Collaboration, Education, People, Research, TechnologyApril 3, 20170 comments
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