February 2021 Newsletter

UMB Global News

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Two New Globally-Focused Degrees at UMB Graduate School for Fall 2021

The UMB Graduate School is now offering a degree and certificate in Vulnerability and Violence Reduction and a certificate in Global Health Innovation, a 10-week learning experience in Costa Rica.

UMB Global Profile

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SOM Surgeon Works to Build Local Expertise in Guyana

Rodney Taylor, MD, MSPH has always had a passion for two things in life: travel and health care. And through his work with Maryland ENT Abroad, he’s found a way to merge his two passions.

CGE News & Events

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Nursing Professor Authors WHO Roadmap on Newborn Care

Nancy Bolan, PhD, MPH, FNP, CNM, Assistant Professor and Director of the Office of Global Health at the School of Nursing, first-authored "Roadmap on Human Resource Strategies to Improve Newborn Care in Health Facilities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" for the World Health Organization.

Traveling Internationally? Read New UMB and U.S. Travel Requirements

UMB faculty, staff, and students traveling internationally must complete new travel form and all arriving air passengers must provide negative COVID-19 test.

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J-1 Scholar Orientation

At the virtual J-1 Scholar Orientation Feb. 17 and March 10, staff with UMB's Office of International Services will review the rules for maintaining J-1 Scholar status and review topics about getting to know the UMB campus.

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H-1B Orientation

At the virtual H-1B Orientation March 2, staff with UMB's Office of International Services will provide information on immigration regulations pertinent to H-1B employees of UMB.

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Spots Still Available: UMB Students Register for New Virtual Elective on the Twin Pandemics of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism

"Practice, Programming, and Policy in the Face of Twin Pandemics: COVID19 and Racial/Ethnic Inequity" is an international, interprofessional elective that brings together a cohort of students from UMB and University of Haifa in Israel.

External Global Events & Opportunities

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CUGH Virtual Conference: Pre-Conference Satellite Sessions

Before the CUGH Virtual Conference begins, CUGH will offer 30 pre-conference satellite sessions March 1-11, most of which are free to attend. Separate registration for each session is required.

Virtual Conference: Global Citizen Forum

Drake University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa are hosting a virtual global conference on equity and inclusion in higher education March 3-5.

UMB Events

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Speaker Series: "How to Be an Anti-Racist" with Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, MA

The next UMB President's Panel on Politics and Policy – a speaker series examining issues important to the UMB community – will feature author, historian, and anti-racist scholar Ibram X. Kendi on Feb. 17.

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Soundbath Meditation with a Singapore DJ

Reflect and meditate as you "bathe" in the soothing soundwaves produced by the human voice and Tibetan singing bowls at Soundbath Meditation with a Singapore DJ on Feb. 18.

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We Are Not Ovary-acting!

Help create more awareness for Menstrual Justice. Join SGAC and ISWO March 9 for "We Are Not Ovary-acting!," a discussion with guest speakers Dr. Margaret Johnson and Madhu Kushwaha.