University of Maryland Baltimore posts displayed by tag

UMBrella Caregivers

UMBrella Caregivers Group to Meet Dec. 4

The UMBrella Group hosts Caregivers, a support group for members of the UMB community who care for elderly loved ones. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, the group meets once a month to socialize, learn from each other, share resources and information, and hear from experts on a wide range of topics.

The next meeting is a brown bag event:

Monday, Dec. 4
Noon to 1 p.m.
SMC Campus Center, Meeting Room 203

Please RSVP to umbrella@umaryland.edu.

  
sonya evans PeopleNovember 21, 20170 comments
Read More

Medi SPA Specials Available for Thanksgiving Week

The University of Maryland Faculty Physicians’ Medi SPA is offering special prices for a number of treatments during Thanksgiving week, including: Eleccio nail polish set ($12), Latisse with a free hydrating lip balm ($18 value), and an hourlong peppermint facial ($60).

You must book or purchase the specials by Wednesday, Nov. 22.

For more information, call 667-214-1772, go to this website, or email medspa@som.umaryland.edu.

 

  
Merideth Marr Bulletin Board, People, University LifeNovember 20, 20170 comments
Read More

Electric Vehicles: What You Should Know

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is a great place to work if you drive or are considering purchasing an electric car.

If you are thinking about buying an electric car, there are a number of things to keep in mind.

EVs (electric vehicles) and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) have several advantages over gasoline vehicles — most notably cost savings and environmental benefits. EVs require no gasoline and, when recharged from renewable energy sources, produce zero emissions. Vehicles powered by gas, on the other hand, produce 33 percent of all the carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.

If all drivers in the United States switched from gasoline cars to EVs and PHEVs recharged by existing utility grids (which mostly use fossil fuels), there would be an average of 42 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions nationally, according to research by Peter Lilienthal, CEO of HOMER Energy, LLC.

There are a few downsides to electric cars. While the battery is used to drive the electric drive-motor, it also is used for air conditioning and heating. This depletes the charge more rapidly, and that decreases the distance the vehicle can operate on battery power alone, resulting in more battery wear overall. The availability of charging stations, while on the rise, also can be a concern. Questions to consider on charging your electric car include:

  • Where will you charge your EV?
  • What if all of the charging stations are occupied and you are on a time-sensitive schedule?
  • If you live in an apartment building or a condo, is there anywhere to install EV chargers?
  • Is your work parking area equipped with EV charging stations?
  • What is the distance your EV can travel when its battery is fully charged?

The distance an electric car can travel on a charge varies for different EVs. A Mercedes-Benz-engineered smart car has a range of 68 miles, while other cars such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt can go 200 miles or more.

On-campus electric charging stations

The University has 16 electric vehicle charging stations open to UMB faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.

Station locations include:

  • Baltimore Grand Garage, second level
  • Lexington Street Garage, first level
  • Plaza Garage, first level
  • Pratt Street Garage, first level
  • Pearl Street Garage, third level
  • Penn Street Garage, first level
  • Saratoga Street Garage, fourth level

Charging your vehicle

The stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, charge two vehicles per station. One port provides 120 volts for a 12-hour charge. The other port provides 240 volts for a six-hour charge.

To charge your vehicle, use one of three options:

  • An RFID (radio frequency identification) credit card.
  • Contact 1-888-758-4389.
  • ChargePoint ChargePass.

There is no fee for charging your vehicle. The service is covered through your parking fee. More information is available on the UMB Parking and Transportation website.

Information courtesy of:

IVEY Engineering — http://www.iveyengineering.com/reasons-buy-electric-vehicle/

Komando.com — https://www.komando.com/cars-trucks-tech/388980/5-things-you-must-know-before-you-buy-an-all-electric-car/2

  
Dana Rampolla Community ServiceNovember 17, 20170 comments
Read More
Q and A with Perman

Quarterly Q and A With President Perman Set for Dec. 12

The next President’s Q&A will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the School of Medicine HSF II Auditorium.

This session will feature a discussion about the Catalyst fundraising campaign.

Join UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, as he answers questions from students, staff, and faculty. If you have a specific question you would like to ask but haven’t had the opportunity, or if you would just like to know more about what’s happening around the University, please join us.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

  
Claire Murphy University LifeNovember 16, 20170 comments
Read More

The President’s Message

Check out the November issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman’s column on UMB’s outreach to alumni, a wrap-up of Founders Week, Derreck Kayongo’s Politics and Policy presentation, MPower seed grant recipients and an award for the BioPark, stories on RISING Baltimore and the schools’ Mission of Mercy community service, a safety tip, and a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements.

  
Chris Zang Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGANovember 10, 20170 comments
Read More

UMBrella Caregivers Group to Meet Nov. 20

UMBrella hosts Caregivers, a support group for members of the UMB community who care for elderly loved ones. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, we meet once a month to socialize, learn from each other, share resources and information, and hear from different experts on a wide range of topics.

Next Meeting

Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., SMC Campus Center, Room 203

Please RSVP at umbrella@umaryland.edu

  
sonya evans Education, People, UMB News, University LifeNovember 10, 20170 comments
Read More

Get a 20 Percent Discount on Everyman Theatre Tickets

Everyman Theatre, a professional theater with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore-Washington area, offers UMB faculty, staff, and students a 20 percent discount on tickets (except for  previews and opening-night performances).

Each season of plays is carefully curated to foster a diverse range of human experiences found in a mix of dramas and comedies selected from timeless classics to world premieres.

To see upcoming plays and ticket availability, please go to UMB’s Everyman Theatre web page.

  
Alice Powell Bulletin Board, For B'more, People, University LifeNovember 9, 20170 comments
Read More

Diversity Recognition Award Nominations Sought

The President’s Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) at UMB is requesting nominations for the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Awards.

The awards honor individual or group achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness at UMB. The recipients serve as models for the campus of personal and professional commitment to the ideals of equality, justice, and opportunity for all people epitomized by Dr. King’s life and work.

Individuals or groups will be recognized in three categories:

• Outstanding UMB faculty or unit.
• Outstanding UMB staff or unit.
• Outstanding UMB student or student group.

In addition to the underlying principles outlined above, the DAC will use the criteria on the attached nomination form when evaluating potential honorees. Those making nominations are encouraged to address as many of the criteria as appropriate. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Nominations must be received by the close of business Nov. 22, 2017.

You may submit your nominations online at the 2018 MLK Diversity Awards Nominations page.

Or, you may send nominations to:
Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN
DAC MLK Jr. Award Committee Chair
School of Nursing
655 W. Lombard St., Room 475C
Baltimore, MD 21201

  
Vanessa Fahie Clinical Care, Collaboration, Education, For B'more, People, UMB News, University Life, USGANovember 2, 20170 comments
Read More
IPE-Elm

2016-2017 IPE Seed Grant Recipients Holding Symposium on Nov. 15

The five 2016-2017 IPE Seed Grant recipient teams will hold a symposium Nov. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the SMC Campus Center, Room 351, with the principal investigator of each team presenting a 15-minute overview of their project. A reception will follow at 4 p.m.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Patricia Danielewicz by Nov. 10.

More information about the 2016-2017 IPE Seed Grant recipients can be found on the Center for Interprofessional Education’s web page.

  
Patricia Danielewicz Collaboration, Education, UMB News, University LifeNovember 1, 20170 comments
Read More

Take the UMB Community Survey on Intimate Partner Violence

The UMB Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence is conducting a brief survey of students, staff, and faculty to better understand the needs of our campus community related to intimate partner violence.

The UMB Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence is a multidisciplinary effort composed of faculty, staff, and students from the schools of social work, law, nursing, medicine, dentistry, and  pharmacy as well as the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Your answers to this short survery (it takes about five minutes) will directly inform the development of awareness efforts, training, and education programs for the UMB community.

All students, staff, and faculty at UMB, UMMC, and the Baltimore VA Medical Center are eligible to participate. Your responses are anonymous.

Please visit the survey.

  
Lisa FedinaCollaboration, ResearchNovember 1, 20170 comments
Read More

National Ethics and Compliance Week to Focus on Responsibility

Nov. 6-10 is National Ethics and Compliance Week.

We are called upon to make ethical decisions every day in our interactions, in our academic and professional pursuits, and in fulfilling our ongoing responsibilities. Our ethical decisions are reflected to our community through our actions. Compliance measures our ethical commitment to civility, integrity, and lawfulness. It demonstrates — individually and collectively — our desire to live our core values and shows our commitment to our culture.

The Office of Accountability and Compliance (OAC) is committed to UMB and its community. During National Ethics and Compliance Week, the OAC is committed to raising awareness and promoting thoughtfulness in our daily decision-making and interactions.

OAC is Open, Accessible, and Collaborative

This year, our National Ethics and Compliance Week activities will revolve around the importance of responsibility. In fulfilling our responsibilities, UMB and each of us become the leaders our core values call upon us to be.

All members of the UMB community are responsible for pursuing excellence in our work and our studies. We are responsible for obtaining and disseminating knowledge, all while acting professionally, respectfully, and courteously to one another. We have a responsibility to ourselves and others to demonstrate our leadership by working collaboratively to achieve great things.

Join OAC during National Ethics and Compliance Week as we demonstrate our commitment through a series of events, including:

• OAC meet and greet on Nov. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SMC Campus Center.
• HRPO panel discussion on responsibility in human subjects research on Nov. 8.
• EthicsCaching contest (no GPS needed!) on Nov. 10.

Additional information on the panel discussion and ethics event will be available at the meet and greet on Nov. 6.

You also can find OAC on UMBConnect to participate in our discussions on accountability, compliance, ethics, and promoting our culture of commitment.

We look forwarding to seeing you there!

  
Stephanie Suerth Bulletin Board, Contests, Education, UMB News, University LifeOctober 30, 20170 comments
Read More

Libraries Partner to Provide Access to ‘POLITICO Pro’

In collaboration with the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) has extended access to POLITICO Pro to the entire campus.

This two-year pilot offers granular reporting and analysis across 16 policy coverage areas along with tools, trackers, and data to provide users with key policy intelligence. Areas covered include education, e-health, employment and immigration, and health care.

The resource can be accessed on- and off-campus through the database list located on the HS/HSL home page or here.

  
Steven Douglas Clinical Care, Education, People, Research, TechnologyOctober 30, 20170 comments
Read More