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July-August President’s Message

Check out the July-August issue of The President’s Message. It includes Dr. Perman’s column on the Facilities Master Plan, congratulations on UMB being named a great place to work, a look ahead to Welcome Month and UMB Night at Oriole Park, a story about dental students and faculty offering care at the Special Olympics, results of the Campus Climate Survey, which were discussed at Dr. Perman’s quarterly Q&A, stories about Project SEARCH’s graduation and security guard William Groh celebrating 53 years at UMB, and a roundup of student, faculty, and staff achievements.

mmooreBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Community Service, Contests, Education, For B'more, People, Research, Technology, UMB News, University Life, USGAJuly 28, 20170 comments
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Welcome Month

Campus Life Presents: UMB Welcomes You!

Whether you’re brand new to the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), or returning for another year of classes, Campus Life Services would like to welcome you with a series of exciting events.

Join us for ice cream, an outdoor movie, a festival, and more!

Start off the year by making connections with other students, learning about UMB, and getting to know your campus and the surrounding city.

For a full list of events, please visit umaryland.edu/welcome.

Stephanie ZingerABAE, Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Community Service, Education, People, UMB Go Green, University Life, USGAAugust 10, 20160 comments
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#UMBWelcomeMonth Is Here!

Whether you’re brand new to UMB or you’re returning for another year of classes, Campus Life Services invites you to be part of #UMBWelcomeMonth!

Start the year off right by getting to know other students, learning about UMB, and orienting yourself to Baltimore!

Upcoming Events

President’s Symposium and White Paper Project on Cultural Competency
Nobel Prize Lecture – Dr. Randy Schekman
Aquí Se Habla Español
Fall Fest
How to Use APA

Jenny OwensBulletin Board, People, University Life, USGASeptember 2, 20150 comments
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Transportation Fair

Join Campus Life and Parking and Transportation Services for the second annual Transportation Fair, a one-stop-shop resource fair for your transportation needs on-campus and around Baltimore! Get information about the UM shuttle, MTA, the Charm City Circulator, on-campus parking, car-sharing services, and more to help you get around Baltimore and University of Maryland, Baltimore quickly and safely!

Get more information about the Transportation Fair and other Welcome Month activities!

Katie WollmanUMB News, University LifeAugust 28, 20140 comments
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UMB & Living Classrooms Trash Clean-up

UMB Volunteers Set Sail

Anchors aweigh!

Almost 30 years ago, two public school teachers in East Baltimore dreamed about getting their students on the water. With The Lady Maryland, a 109 foot ship, they launched an initiative called Living Classrooms, which has brought hands-on learning experiences to more than 16,000 youth.

During Welcome Month on Tuesday, Sept. 3, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students and staff helped Living Classrooms clean trash, which washes into the wetlands and marina, from the area surrounding their East Harbor Campus. Organizations such as Under Armour and Legg Mason also joined in.

The health of the water and its importance to our ecosystem and our city, both historically and now, has been a component of the Living Classrooms Foundation’s direction. But the organization’s driving force is meeting the needs of the Baltimore community with their creative programs.

For more on their many programs, visit livingclassrooms.org.

Wetland Clean-up with Living Classrooms

Photos by Reina Arai Pomeroy

There are many ways you can support the work of Living Classrooms:

  • clean-up trash
  • become involved in their educational programs
  • teach life or job skills
  • become a guide at a historical site
  • help with ship maintenance
  • coach an after-school sports team

For more information on volunteer opportunities, click here.

Renee CockerhamFor B'more, Global & Community Engagement, University LifeSeptember 25, 20130 comments
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Heat Dash

There’s not a cloud in the sky. The temperature reads 88 degrees even though it feels closer to 100.

It’s Sept. 11 around noon, and 13 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) staff and students meet in front of the Southern Management Corporation (SMC) Campus Center for the Welcome Month 5K.

This is an event URecFit sponsors monthly. This month’s patriotic theme is in memory of 9/11.

Anyone from UMB can participate. Even passersby are welcome, says Eric Barron, event coordinator from URecFit.

Alex Halstead, RN, a nurse from the University of Maryland Medical Center who graduated from UMB last year and tries to stay connected, says, “I’m trying to get into running again.” Halstead was a volunteer nurse at the most recent Boston marathon.

Halstead recommends community running events such as the Baltimore Color Run in November and the Charm City Run at Boordy Vineyards.

Karaleigh Leonard, a first-year School of Medicine student, has attended many Welcome Month events such as the ice cream social and open mic night. Even if the heat makes it tough, Leonard came out for the 5K because she “likes to run, and it’s good exercise.” Leonard is also preparing for the Baltimore Running Festival.

With Emily Eskew from URecFit leading the way, participants ran from the SMC Campus Center to Rash Field along Key Highway and back again. Barron followed with a first aid kit and travel pack.

“We used to run through the Inner Harbor,” says Barron, “but there were too many street crossings.”

Everyone finished the 5K in under 30 minutes. URecFit provided food and refreshments afterwards.

For the photo gallery, click here.

Next month’s run is the “Monster Mash Dash” on Oct. 30 (Halloween attire encouraged).

Tracy GnadingerUniversity LifeSeptember 17, 20130 comments
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UMB Trash Mob


Baltimore City spends around $10 million per year on litter cleanup. The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is helping to change that.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, UMB students and staff volunteered for a one-hour “trash mob” in the heart of the historic Pigtown neighborhood.

The Welcome Month event idea was inspired by a video from Zero Litter, says event coordinator Whitney Brown, educational access coordinator for the Office of Academic Affairs.

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The idea behind the video, according to Zero Litter, was to show that a few people in a short amount of time can make a huge difference and help keep Baltimore clean.

Brown and Katie Wollman, event coordinator from Campus Life Services, wanted to do just that. But what they didn’t anticipate was that members of the community living nearby would join in the cleanup.

“This is great, much better than I expected,” says Brown.

“It’s nice to make a difference,” says Katherine “Katie” Kim, a first-year School of Nursing student who volunteered because she likes community service and wants to be more involved.

Garbage bags, tools, and gloves were provided thanks to Pigtown Food for Thought, the Baltimore Community ToolBank and a generous donation from the School of Social Work’s student-led Community Action Network (CAN).

The cleanup took place from 4 to 5 p.m. at the corner of James and Ostend streets in West Baltimore.

“We looked for an area that needed work, but wasn’t too far from campus,” says Wollman.

Patricia Greenwell, a third-year student at the Francis King Carey School of Law, volunteered because “keeping the environment clean is something I’m passionate about.”

In that hour, with help from the community, UMB completely cleared the area of trash.

Brown hopes they can continue cleanup efforts on a more annual basis.

Afterwards, volunteers relaxed and enjoyed a cookout catered by CulinArt in front of the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center.

For the photo gallery, click here. Check out UMB’s trash mob video.


Tracy GnadingerCollaboration, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, University LifeSeptember 16, 20130 comments
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Fall Fest 2013

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Photos by Michelle Baffuto, Tracy Gnadinger, and Laura Kozak.


The ElmUniversity LifeSeptember 13, 20130 comments
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Welcome Month 5K

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URecFit sponsors “themed” 5K events every month. Thirteen staff and students ran the patriotic Sept. 11 Welcome Month 5K event in 90 degree heat (Photos by Michelle Baffuto).


The ElmUniversity LifeSeptember 12, 20130 comments
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FallFest Campus Life Contest

#FallFest Contest

Fall Fest is this Friday and Campus Life Services wants you to be there! Adding to the fun is this #FallFest Contest. The rules are simple and you could win a great prize!

We’ll see you at Fall Fest this Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. right outside of the SMC Campus Center. And don’t forget your phone!

#FallFest Contest Rules

1. Follow Campus Life Services on your social site of choice.

2. Post & share your FallFest experience with #FallFest.

3. BAM! You’re in the running for a sweet prize.

4. Who has the coolest video, photo, or tweet about #FallFest? We’ll be the judge! First and second place winners will be announced 5 p.m. on #FallFest Friday!

Clare BanksBulletin Board, University LifeSeptember 11, 20130 comments
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Trash Mob!

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Volunteers from UMB helped clean up litter on James and Ostend streets in the neighboring historic Pigtown during a one-hour “trash mob” on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The event was part of Welcome Month.


The ElmFor B'more, Global & Community Engagement, University LifeSeptember 11, 20131 comment
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