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Current issue: Sunday, May 11th, 2014

  1. Lawyers Have Heart 10K
  2. Lexington Market Discounts
  3. UMB Student Fee Advisory Board is Seeking New Members!
  4. Lessons from the use of Chemical Weapons in the Ongoing Syrian Conflict
  5. Opportunity to Participate in 6th Annual City Uprising HIV Outreach 2014
  6. URecFit Hosts Fitness Certifications
  7. On-Campus Housing Now Available for 2014-2015
  8. CDC Public Health Law Program Externship
  9. UMB Community Discount Card Sales
  10. Want to improve your Public Speaking skills? Then consider joining TOASTMASTERS!
  11. Project Jump Start

  1. Lawyers Have Heart 10K
    The Student Health Law Organization is putting together a team to participate in the Lawyers Have Heart 10K onJune 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. LHH is an annual 10K run to raise money for the American Heart Association.

    For the past several years, the University of Maryland has been the #1 fundraising team out of all participating schools. We want to defend our title again this year but we need your support! To register, simply go to the LHH website, join the "University of Maryland School of Law" team, and follow the accompanying directions.

    Additionally, we are fundraising for this race by having a tech-shirt fundraiser! For just $12 ($15 for non-team members), you can assist and represent the University of Maryland School of Law with a great moisture-wicking, dri-fit tech-shirt. Please contact Ethan Han ( for more details.

    Have a great summer and we hope you can join us!
  2. Lexington Market Discounts
    The tastiest place in the world just got tastier!

    Lexington Market is partnering with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to offer some exciting market discounts for UMB students, faculty, and staff, and University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) employees.

    How to Receive the Discount

    1. Visit Lexington Market and make sure you have your UMB or UMMC ID.
    2. Look for any vendor with a “UMB/UMMC Discount” badge in their window.
    3. Show the vendor your UMB/UMMC ID and get a discount.

    It’s that easy!

    To view the list of participating vendors, visit
  3. UMB Student Fee Advisory Board is Seeking New Members!

    UMB Student fee Advisory Board is seeking new board members for the 2014-2015 year. The Student Fee Advisory board is responsible for advising the President and Board of Regents of the University of Maryland, Baltimore on the type and amount of mandatory student fees each student pays each year.  This is an opportunity for students across all UMB schools to come together to have a voice in what students pay! All interested students can contact Meghan  Bruce-Bojo at  by May 12 with their resume and a short statement of interest. For more information please visit the UMB Student Fee Advisory Board’s website at

  4. Lessons from the use of Chemical Weapons in the Ongoing Syrian Conflict
    University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay Perman
    Welcomes you to a presentation by

    LTC Dr. Arik Eisenkraft

    Head of the Medicine Branch of the Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Protection Division of the Israel Ministry of Defense and
    Deputy Director of The Hebrew University’s Institute for Research in Military Medicine

    “Lessons from the use of Chemical Weapons in the Ongoing Syrian Conflict”

    Learn about an important aspect of the ongoing conflict in Syria from an expert in the field

    5:00 to 6:00 PM
    SMC Campus Center Room 210 B
    Tuesday May 13

    Reception to follow the presentation

    Free, reservations requested 

    Register here:

  5. Opportunity to Participate in 6th Annual City Uprising HIV Outreach 2014

    The JACQUES Initiative (JI) of the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine is excited about the opportunity we are extending for your participation in this year’s City Uprising HIV Outreach Day on June 28, 2014. This high intensity 1-day event seeks to provide over 1,000 community members with HIV testing and wrap-around services at 5 Baltimore City sites, located in zip codes facing high rates of HIV and other health disparities.

    We invite you to participate in the following ways:

    1. We need volunteers! Sign up to volunteer at this event. Volunteers are needed to help deliver services such as blood pressure screening, healthy lifestyle education, medication education, case management services, legal advice and oral cancer screening and health education. Register here:

    2. Participate in the City Uprising Care Package Drive! Assist JI by making goodie bags to be given to each individual at this event. Our goal is to collect 1,000 assembled packages by June 20th. Each bag is valued at $10. Please consider the commitment of providing 25 goodie bags.

    For more information, contact Allie Reitz at

  6. URecFit Hosts Fitness Cerfitications
    Become a certified Mad Dog SPINNING instructor!

    WHEN: June 21st
    TIME: 8-5pm
    PLACE: 621 W Lombard St. Baltimore, MD 21201 (UMB, URecFit)
    COST: $325
    CONTACT: Emily Eskew,
    This registration is on website.

    AFAA is coming to UMB to host a Personal Training Certification!

    6/6/2014 1-9pm
    6/7/2014 8-6pm
    6/8/2014 8-6pm
    You must be present at all workshop days. You will also need to purchase the study materials that are sent once you register.
    Contact Emily Eskew at
  7. On-Campus Housing Now Available for 2014-2015
    The application process for on-campus housing for the Fall of 2014 is now open to UMB students, faculty, staff, and UMMC staff.

    UMB Housing includes two apartment communities: Pascault Row Apartments and Fayette Square Apartments with unit floor plans ranging from efficiencies to 7 bedroom townhomes and everything in between. All apartments are furnished, secured by UMB OneCard access, and conveniently located close to UMMC and all UMB professional schools. The quick online application is easy to complete and no application fee is required.

    Tours of Fayette Square are available Monday-Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Tours of Pascault Row are available Monday-Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm. For more information regarding on-campus housing at UMB, please visit or call 410-706-5523.
  8. CDC Public Health Law Program Externship
    The CDC Externship in Public Health Law consists of 9–14 weeks of professional work experience, for academic credit, with CDC’s Public Health Law Program in Atlanta, Georgia. The program features rolling start and completion dates throughout the academic year. It exposes law students to the public health field, allowing for exploration of the critical role law plays in advancing public health goals. The unpaid externship is open to second and third year law students who are interested in exploring careers in public health law. Participants must receive academic credit. Applications for the summer 2014 program must be submitted by February 28, 2014; fall 2014 applications must be submitted by May 31, 2014; and spring 2014 applications must be submitted by November 1, 2014. Find more information and apply for the externship program.
  9. UMB Community Discount Card Sales
    APhA-ASP Community Discount Card sales are now available for purchase for ONLY $10! By presenting these personalized Community Discount Cards with your purchase at local restaurants, students, staff, faculty of the University of Maryland Baltimore can get discounts at 10 local restaurants. Each laminated card (same size as UMB ID) will have your name on the front and all 10 restaurants and their discounts listed on the back to let you know where you can use it. There is no limit on how many times you can use the card at any of the locations. If you go out to eat just once every 2 weeks this card will pay for itself several times over. Cards can be picked up at predefined pickup times at the school of pharmacy (20 North Pine Street) or can be mailed to you at no additional cost. Visit the event website to check out which restaurants are participating and their sweet discounts!

    Link to purchase and info:

  10. Want to improve your Public Speaking skills? Then consider joining TOASTMASTERS!
    Wish you were LESS NERVOUS and had more CONFIDENCE when speaking in public?

    Well you can stop wishing and improve your Public Speaking skills with TOASTMASTERS!

    Toastmasters not only improves your public speaking skills, but more importantly, your leadership skills as well. This organization also provides a great support group and the inter-professional opportunity to meet other student leaders from the 7 schools at this University.

    Please come to the next meeting to learn everything you need to know!

    Please contact Eman T. Ventura for any questions:
  11. Project Jump Start
    Project Jump Start Come out to help prepare and deliver bag lunches for the hungry and homeless in our local community. Everyone is welcome, no sign-up necessary! Every Tuesday and Friday 5:30 p.m. in SMC Campus Center, Lower Level room 001. Please email for more information. Co-sponsored by USGA