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Winter Storm Closes UMB Tuesday Also

Update for Tuesday, Feb. 9 -- The UMB campus will be closed again Tuesday due to the ongoing weather conditions. However, the University of Maryland Medical Center remains open and clinical personnel are requested to report.

In light of forecasts of as much as 30 inches of snow this week, the University of Maryland, Baltimore already is taking steps to prepare.

Robert Rowan, MS, associate vice president for facilities and operations, says the campus has 30 tons of salt available and two snow removal crews already have been placed on alert.

He says, "The emphasis will be on keeping the hospital entrances open and the entrances to other major buildings that are hosting events."

The School of Law is hosting the North American (Atlantic) International Environmental Moot Court Competition which will go on regardless of the storm. The competition brings teams from eight states to present appellate arguments in a dispute before the International Court of Justice. Esteemed jurists, professors, practitioners, and alumni will serve as judges.

Some activities are being cancelled.

The Library and Campus Center will be closed Saturday, Feb. 6.

The School of Medicine has postponed the Mortuary Science Continuing Education Seminar until Saturday, March 6. The seminar was scheduled to be held at the Medical Science Teaching Facility. Persons with questions can call 410-706-3313.

At the Dental School, the office of Dean Christian S. Stohler, DMD, announced that all afternoon public clinics will be closed tomorrow because of the impending storm.

Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW, dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) issued this statement:

In view of the major storm arriving by Friday afternoon, the School of Social Work is canceling 2 - 5 p.m. classes on Friday afternoon and classes all day on Saturday. This applies to both the Baltimore campus and the Shady Grove campus.

The Baltimore School building will be open on Friday for those who have a safe way to arrive and depart. The campus will be using all its resources to keeping the entrances to the School of Social Work and other major buildings clear.

Stay safe, above all.

School of Pharmacy Dean Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, issued a statement this afternoon:

"The weather prediction for tomorrow (Friday) indicates significant snowfall beginning around 10am with accumulations of 16-24 inches by Saturday evening. Your safety is paramount and in light of this impending storm, the following contingencies are in effect tomorrow:

*Students - classes will be canceled (see specific information below concerning classes)
*Faculty - use your discretion; if you are an essential employee follow statement below
*Staff - liberal leave; if you are an essential employee follow statement below
*Essential employees - should report to work unless otherwise advised by your supervisor"

The rest of her message can be seen at:https://rxsecure.umaryland.edu/apps/news/view/story.cfm?id=134

The Campus Alerts page will be updated starting Friday afternoon with these and other announcements about individual classes over the weekend that may be cancelled or postponed.

Posting Date: 02/04/2010
Contact Name: Ed Fishel
Contact Phone: 410-706-3801
Contact Email: efishel@umaryland.edu