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Friday, April 25, 8:00 A.M.   -   4:30 P.M.

Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) - housed within the Department of Kinesiology and the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland - is hosting its Annual Graduate Conference on Friday, April 25th in the School of Public Health. This one-day conference will consist of a series of student presentations commenced with a keynote by PCS alumnus Dr. Callie Batts Maddox. Dr. Maddox's research focuses upon sport and physical culture within contemporary India as expressions of the intersection between lingering colonial practices and post-colonial globalization.

Venue: School of Public Health
Contact: Polly Sebastian Schurer (
Contact Phone:(301) 405-2453
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Saturday, April 26, 10:00 A.M.   -   4:00 P.M.

On April 26, the School of Public Health is participating in Maryland Day 2014, a campus-wide, family-friendly event with over 400 interactive exhibits, workshops, and live performances. More information is available at

In one of this year's activities, the Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE), in collaboration with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, will recruit 1,400 participants to break the Guinness World Record of the largest hand drum ensemble. The record attempt is based on the current largest hand drum ensemble of 1,331 participants playing dolu drums at an event in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on May 6, 2012. The drum circle will take place from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at Byrd Stadium.

Other SPH highlights include an Interactive Health Fair organized by the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, HIV testing from the Prevention Research Center, and yoga sessions from the Department of Kinesiology. The exhibits and events listed below take place throughout the day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.


Adult Oral Cancer Screening

Better Than an Apple a Day

Common Sports Injuries: Advice From the Experts

Do you have CondomSense?

Gymnastics Exhibition (1:00-1:30pm)

Health Literacy for You!

Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Smiles Make Happy Families

HIV Testing by STICC

How Clean Are Your Hands?

Interactive Health Fair (at St. Mary's Hall)

Is bottled water better for your health?

Jump for the Stars

Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program/DentaQuest

Maryland on the Move! Count your steps and enter to win a prize!

Meet a Commissioned Corps Officer

One Stop Health Shop- Institute for Healthier Maryland

Sesame Street Cutout

Surf's Up! Discover Your Inner Ear

This Is Public Health at Maryland


Yoga on the Mall


Panel Discussion: Undergraduate Degrees in the School of Public Health (10:00-11:00am, School of Public Health Building, room 1304)

Health Equity Drum Circle: Drum Beats for Health and Wellness (12:00-3:00pm, Byrd Stadium)

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Wednesday, April 30, 11:00 A.M.   -   3:00 P.M.

In collaboration with the Farmers Market at the University of Maryland, the School of Public Health-HLTH391 class is putting on a Health Fair! Come by to pick up some fresh and healthy food items while visiting multiple health vendors! Get some great health advice relevant to the college lifestyle. There will be free door prizes too!!

More info at

Venue: Outside of Cole Fieldhouse

Friday, May 9, 2:00 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.

Walter Herzog, PhD, is a Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and Co-director of the Human Performance Laboratory. His Husman Lecture at the University of Maryland School of Public Health is titled "Mysteries of Muscle Contraction: What's Titin Got to Do with It?"

The Husman Lecture series honors Dr. Burris F. Husman (d. 2008), who arrived at the University of Maryland’s Department of Physical Education in 1949 and remained there for over 30 years, nine of them as chairperson or acting chairperson of the department. He also served as a professor, instructor and coach.

Venue: SPH 1312

Thursday, May 22, 4:30 P.M.   -   5:30 P.M.

The SPH class of 2014 spring commencement will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Cole Student Activities Building. The main campus commencement ceremony will take place earlier that day at 10 a.m. in the Comcast Center.

The School of Public Health is honored to host Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as the Spring 2014 Commencement speaker.

Venue: Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Mark Brenneman (
Contact Phone:(301) 405-2440
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Friday, September 5, 9:00 A.M.   -   September 6, 5:00 P.M.

This Mid Maryland Mission of Mercy event is a gathering of volunteer dental professionals who along with a volunteer staff of several hundred hold free, two day dental clinics at locations around the State.

Venue: Cole Field House, University of Maryland, College Park
Contact: (

Thursday, September 18, 9:00 A.M.   -   September 19, 5:00 P.M.

The Center for the History of the New America and the Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland will co-host a conference exploring the connections between migration, race, disease, and public health. Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States, will be the keynote speaker.

Venue: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Contact: ( Web Page
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