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Wednesday, October 1, 9:00 A.M.   -   December 12, 5:00 P.M.
 
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In its fall 08 semester, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute UMD in the Department of Health Services Administration offers over 50 courses and special events as well as leadership institutes, programs with its Gliner Center on Humor Communication and Health, forums with its Center on Civic Literacy, service learning through its Health and Independent Living program, and initiatives with the National Archives and Research Administration and the Center for Integrative Medicine, UMD School of Medicine.

Venue: 4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 220, College Park, Md.
Contact: Sharon P. Simson, PhD (ssimson@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-2582
Web Page

Friday, October 3, 9:00 A.M.   -   October 7, 9:00 A.M.
 

Session topics and presentations selected by the members of the Annual Meeting Program Committee are intended to meet the needs of researchers and healthcare professionals who want to be updated on advances in the prevention, treatment, causes, and health consequences of obesity. These include physicans basic and clinical research scientists, dietitans, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologist, rehabilitation/exercise therapists, physical/occupational therapist, and other allied health professions. For more information please go the following website:

Venue: Phoenix Convention Center, Pheonix AZ
Web Page

Monday, October 6, 12:00 P.M.   -   1:00 P.M.
 
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12:15p.m. 1:00p.m.

Dr. Paul C. Turner
University of Leeds
United Kingdom

An estimated 25% of the worlds food supply is contaminated with mycotoxins. There are many hundreds of known mycotoxins, though only a few are considered as important contributors to human disease. These include aflatoxins, fumonisins, and trichothecenes such as deoxynivalenol. Aflatoxinsare potent liver carcinogens, and data from West Africa are consistent with a high level and frequency of chronic dietary exposure, with >90% of the study populations having detectable levels of serum aflatoxin biomarkers. In addition to being potent liver carcinogens, aflatoxinscause growth faltering in animals. This has been confirmed using epidemiological studies in West Africa where aflatoxinexposure was associated with growth faltering among infants and young children. With the exception of the work on aflatoxinsthe role of other mycotoxinsin human disease remains poorly investigated, in part due to a lack of validated biomarkers. I will present some of my work using aflatoxinbiomarkers in sub-saharanAfrica, and discuss methods to intervene in exposure. I will also briefly mention the developmental work on exposure biomarkers for additional mycotoxins (deoxynivalenol and fumonisin).

Venue: 3302 SPH Bldg.
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Monday, October 6, 12:00 P.M.   -   1:00 P.M.
 
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SUSAN GREENHALGH
Professor Department of Anthropology
University of California at Irvine
Presents: Just One Child: Population Science and Politics in Contemporary China

Chinas one-child policy is one of the most controversial social policies of all time. Since its introduction in 1979-80, Chinese fertility has fallen to 1.6 children per woman, bringing global population growth rates plummeting. At the same time, the one-child rule has left China with the most male-biased sex ratio at birth in the world, and accelerated the aging of a huge population - now 1.3 billion - largely lacking public forms of social security.

Susan Greenhalgh is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine and former Senior Research Associate of the Population Council. She is a specialist in the demography of China.

Venue: Art and Sociology Room 1101
Contact: tpittman@umd.edu (tpittman@umd.edu) Web Page

Tuesday, October 7, 12:00 P.M.   -   1:30 P.M.
 
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Jack A. Meyer, Visiting Professor, School of Public Policy and School of Public Health presents

"The Obama and McCain Health Reform Plans: Comparative Assessment and Prospects for Moving Toward Universal Coverage"

Jack A. Meyer, Ph.D., is a principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Health Management Associates and a research and consulting firm specializing in health care. He was the founder and president of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). Dr. Meyer has conducted policy analysis and directed research on health care access issues for several major foundations as well as federal and state government. Dr. Meyer has also directed studies on overcoming barriers to health care access and on innovative designs for extending health insurance coverage to the uninsured. He is the author of numerous books, monographs, and articles on topics including health care, welfare reform, and policies to reduce poverty. Dr. Meyer received a Ph.D. in economics from Ohio State University.

Venue: Community Room, 1113 Van Munching Hall
Web Page

Tuesday, October 7, 1:30 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is pleased to announce its fall 2008 introductory Stata course, Start Learning Stata Today.

Please note: You MUST be either a registered student or faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park in order to participate. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MPRC-AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/about/departments.shtml). If you are a UMD graduate student but NOT in an MPRC-affiliated department and would like to take this class, please contact: Yeats Ye after September 20th, 2008 to see about availability.

Venue: Room 0124D, Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Yeats Ye (hye@umd.edu)

Tuesday, October 7, 5:00 P.M.   -   6:00 P.M.
 

Learn more about the issue of acquaintance rape, how to help a friend, and learn about the resources available on campus to assist those who are victims.

Venue: 0121 Eppley Recreational Center - Center for Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Tracy M. Zeeger, MPH,CHES (zeeger@health.umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-1493
Web Page

Wednesday, October 8, 10:00 A.M.   -   2:00 P.M.
 

This event is part of the undergraduate career series for Fall 2008. The Career Expo is a way for all majors in SPH to explore possible career paths with their degree. Our exhibitors are available to share great information, internships and jobs with our current students.

Venue: SPH Mall Area
Contact: Blakely Pomietto (blakely@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-8272

Wednesday, October 8, 12:00 P.M.   -   1:00 P.M.
 
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The Counseling Center has traditionally provided enrichment seminars for its staff and the UMCP community during the Fall and Spring semesters. This week, Dr. Nancy Atkinson, Assistant Professor of Public Community Health and Director of the Public Health Informatics Laboratory will present on "Making Sure Technology Works for Kids: The Role of Research."

Dr. Atkinson's research interests are: Instructional Design, Public Health Informatics, Women's Health, Health Communication, and Patient-Provider Communication.

Venue: Shoemaker : 0114
Contact: Sarah Piontkowski (spiontko@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314 7690
Web Page

Wednesday, October 8, 1:30 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is pleased to announce its fall 2008 introductory SAS course, Start Learning SAS Today.

Please note: You MUST be either a registered student or faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park in order to participate. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MPRC-AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/about/departments.shtml). If you are a UMD graduate student but NOT in an MPRC-affiliated department and would like to take this class, please contact: Yeats Ye after September 20th, 2008 to see about availability.

Venue: Room 0124D, Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Yeats Ye (hye@umd.edu)

Wednesday, October 8, 2:00 P.M.   -   4:00 P.M.
 
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Fall School of Public Health Assembly. Faculty, staff, and graduate assistants are expected to attend.

Venue: 1312 SPH Building

Wednesday, October 8, 4:00 P.M.   -   5:00 P.M.
 
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Dr. Joseph Richardson
Assistant Professor
epartment of African-American Studies
University of Maryland-College Park

Faculty Discussants
Dr. Kerry Green, Dr. Kenneth Beck
Department of Public and Community Health

Joseph Richardson joined the African-American Studies faculty in August 2006. Dr. Richardson received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University-School of Criminal Justice and his bachelor's degree in African-American/African Studies from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Richardson's research interests focuses on how disadvantaged youth and families living in urban communities develop, manage and utilize social capital and their social networks to move out of poverty. Much of his research focuses on the social, cultural and structural factors which impact African-American men: employment, education, incarceration, fatherhood and health.

Venue: Room 0303, SPH Building
Contact: Bradley Boekeloo, Professor and Associate Dean of Public and Community Health (boekeloo@UMD.EDU)
Contact Phone:(301) 405-8546
Web Page

Friday, October 10, 8:00 A.M.   -   10:00 A.M.
 

Ms. Bonello will defend her dissertation entitled: "Sixth Grade Students' Mental Models of Physical Education Concepts: A Framework Theory Perspective." Her advisor is Dr. Cathy Ennis; other committee members include: Dr. Ang Chen, Dr. Jaime Schultz, Dr. Colleen Farmer and Dr. Patricia Alexander.

Venue: SPH 2351C
Contact: Mr. Joe Mahan (jmahan@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301.405.2455

Friday, October 10, 10:00 A.M.   -   2:00 P.M.
 

More than books weighing you down? 45% of college students report feeling so depressed they could not function (Spring 2007 ACHA-NCHA data). If you've been feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed, take an anonymous mental health self-assessment at the National Depression Screening Day on Friday, October 10th.

Venue: Stamp Student Union : Food Court
Contact: Carrie Martin LCSW-C, University Health Center (cmartin@health.umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-8112

Friday, October 10, 12:00 P.M.   -   5:00 P.M.
 
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School of Public Health will host the National Health Interview Survey Data Users Workshop, delivered by the National Center for Health Statistics. This public access dataset can be used for projects, theses, independent studies, and other research purposes. The workshop is open to interested faculty, students and researchers who would like to learn about how to access the National Health Interview Survey dataset.

Venue: 0308 SPH Bldg
Contact: Karen Mackey (klmackey@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-3575

Friday, October 10, 9:00 P.M.   -   12:30 P.M.
 

The University of Maryland School of Public Health is now accepting entries for its First Annual "This is Public Health" Photography Contest in concert with the Association of Schools of Public Health's "This is Public Health" campaign. The contest is open to all students currently registered at the University of Maryland.


Contact: Gloria Friedgen (gsf@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 405-2438
Web Page

Saturday, October 11, 1:00 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

Dr. Andrew Billingsley, Professor Emeritus and former Professor/Chair of the Department of Family Science at UMCP and Senior Scholar at the Institute for Families in Society at the University of South Carolina, is coming to Washington, D.C. to speak about his new book, Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families.

Dr. Billingsley's book describes the life of Robert Smalls and the history of subsequent generations, paying particular attention to the influence of both his biological and master's families. This compelling sociological narrative is a tribute to the heroism and legacy of the statesman, Robert Smalls.

Venue: Politics & Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 13, 12:00 P.M.   -   1:00 P.M.
 

David Eubanks, Interim Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, will begin a two part series discussing the utilization of technology in the classroom.

*Fulfills 1 hour of Technology in Teaching (Must have 2 hours).

Venue: FMSC Conference Room
Contact: Kate Riera (kcriera@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-3672

Monday, October 13, 4:30 P.M.   -   5:30 P.M.
 
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Mary Kivlighan, Assistant Dean of the School of Public Health presents:

A discussion examining the tensions between the constitutional rights of individuals and organizational cultures and norms, especially in higher education

Mary Kivlighan received an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Missouri. She is an Assistant Dean in the Dean's office and will be teaching Public Health Law and working on strategic initiatives for the college.

Venue: SPH Bldg., Room 0308
Contact: Mary Kivlighan (mkivligh@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-2439
Web Page

Tuesday, October 14, 10:00 A.M.   -   2:00 P.M.
 
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The PAE students (the SPH undergraduate Honor Society) will be hosting a fundraising event  the PAE Lunchbox Sale.

Please stop by their table outside the Friedgen Family Lounge between 10am and 2pm and pick up some tasty treats for lunch! There promises to be everything from sandwiches and salads to fruits and veggies and yummy desserts.

Venue: SPH Mall Area
Contact: Blakely R. Pomietto, MPH, CHES | Director, Student Services (blakely@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301.405.8272

Tuesday, October 14, 12:00 P.M.   -   5:30 P.M.
 
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Come show your support for those who have experienced domestic violence in their lives. The Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Program (SARPP  formerly S.A.F.E.R and the Office of the Victim Advocate) is hosting Survivor Garden in front of the University Health Center. Please stop by to plant a daffodil bulb in the garden between 12-3. SARPP members will provide information and resources about domestic violence, sexual assault, and the new Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Program. A re-dedication ceremony will be held at the garden at 5pm.

Venue: In front of the University Health Center
Contact: Lauren Stewart (lstewart@health.umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-8123
Web Page

Tuesday, October 14, 1:30 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is pleased to announce its fall 2008 introductory Stata course, Start Learning Stata Today.

Please note: You MUST be either a registered student or faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park in order to participate. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MPRC-AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/about/departments.shtml). If you are a UMD graduate student but NOT in an MPRC-affiliated department and would like to take this class, please contact: Yeats Ye after September 20th, 2008 to see about availability.

Venue: Room 0124D, Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Yeats Ye (hye@umd.edu)

Tuesday, October 14, 2:00 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

This event is part of the undergraduate career series for Fall 2008. If you have an interest in athletic training or strength and conditioning coaching, this panel is for you. Representatives from Comcast will be presenting on their career paths and what it takes to succeed in the field. Date subject to change. For more information, contact Mark Saffer at saffer64@gmail.com. This is open to all undergraduate majors in SPH.

Venue: 0305 SPH
Contact: Blakely Pomietto (blakely@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-8272

Tuesday, October 14, 4:00 P.M.   -   6:00 P.M.
 

The Center for Risk Communication Research Fall Reception will provide a chance for interested faculty members and graduate students in related areas to learn more about the center and how to become involved with the center for research collaboration. We hope you can join us! Light refreshments will be served.

Venue: Benjamin Banneker Room, Stamp Student Union
Contact: Lucinda Austin (llaustin@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 405-1639
Web Page

Wednesday, October 15, 8:00 A.M.   -   10:30 A.M.
 

Join friends, faculty, staff, students, alumni and anyone who wishes to join Mrs. Fridge for a continental breakfast.

Venue: Friedgen Family Lounge - Ground Floor HHP
Contact: Gloria Friedgen (gsf@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-1362

Wednesday, October 15, 8:00 A.M.   -   10:30 A.M.
 
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Join friends, faculty, staff, students, alumni and anyone who wishes to join Mrs. Fridge for a continental breakfast.

Venue: Friedgen Family Lounge - Ground Floor HHP
Contact: Gloria Friedgen (gsf@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-1362

Wednesday, October 15, 9:00 A.M.   -   October 18, 9:00 A.M.
 

At this years conference, Safe Kids Worldwide celebrates 20 years of working to save childrens lives.

In October, our member countries, coalitions and chapters will come together to share in the accomplishment of the dramatic reduction ofunintentional deaths and injuries to children.

Over the next 20 years Safe KidsWorldwide will continue to find innovative ways to eliminate this major threat to children around the globe.

Venue: Washington, DC
Contact: Safe Kids Worldwide (program@safekids.org)
Contact Phone:(202) 662-0600
Web Page

Wednesday, October 15, 11:00 A.M.   -   2:00 P.M.
 
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Every semester the undergraduate Public and Community Health majors enrolled in HLTH 491 (internship) participate in a "poster session". The goal of the event is to highlight the different organizations hosting PCH interns, as well as the many activities and projects in which the interns participate during their internship.

This event is particularly helpful for students interested in an internship placement (HLTH 490 students are one semester away from their internship and are actively seeking a placement at the time of the poster session), and provides them with an opportunity to actually discuss a specific agency with a current intern.

This semester we have approximately 30 students in the field, so the poster session will reflect those organizations:

DC Food Bank
Holy Cross Hospital
HSC Pediatric Center
UMD Cooperative Extension
Glover Park Group
Health Solutions
USDHHS Emergency Care Coordination Ctr.
USDHHS Office of Disabilities
UMD - Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostats
DHHS Montgomery County
UMD Center for Young children
elf-Reliance Foundation
Children's National Medical Center
Planned Parenthood Frederick MD
Genesis Healthcare Franklin Woods Center
Children's In at NIH
Johns Hopkins Ataxia Center
WESTAT
Hepatitis foundation
Adventist Healthcare
NIH Arthritis
Lupus Foundation
NIH Eye Institute
MD Center for Vaccine Development

The poster session is a student event, staff/employees from these organizations do not attend.

Venue: the ground floor mall area of the SPH
Contact: Anne Anderson-Sawyer, Coordinator (aasawyer@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 405-2518
Web Page

Wednesday, October 15, 1:30 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is pleased to announce its fall 2008 introductory SAS course, Start Learning SAS Today.

Please note: You MUST be either a registered student or faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park in order to participate. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MPRC-AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/about/departments.shtml). If you are a UMD graduate student but NOT in an MPRC-affiliated department and would like to take this class, please contact: Yeats Ye after September 20th, 2008 to see about availability.

Venue: Room 0124D, Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Yeats Ye (hye@umd.edu)

Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 P.M.   -   4:30 P.M.
 

You must attend at least 3 faculty meetings to fulfill PFFFP requirements. Note: Fulfills 1 Faculty Governance requirement

Venue: Family Science Conference Room

Wednesday, October 15, 5:00 P.M.   -   8:00 P.M.
 
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A night of assessing your wellness and learning all you need to become a healthier you! A few of the assesments we will be offering include: blood pressure screening, body composition testing, fitness assesments, sexual health information, free massages, and healthy snacks!

Test your knowledge of stress, wellness, and other topics and win fun prizes!

Venue: Eppley Recreation Center : West Gym
Contact: Tracy Marie Zeeger, Center for Health and Wellbeing (zeeger@health.umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-1493
Web Page

Thursday, October 16, 10:00 A.M.   -   2:00 P.M.
 
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It's that time of year again!!! Thursday, October 16th from 10 a.m.  2 p.m. at the Beltsville Community Center, students from the University of Maryland, School of Public Health will be hosting their 5th annual Community Health fair. The center is located at 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD 20705. An array of health topics will be covered, including everything from physical fitness and healthy eating to Alzheimers disease and mental illness.

In addition, a variety of health screenings will be available ( i.e. high blood pressure, vision, hearing ), as well as the latest information on shingles, healthy eating, weight management, heart disease, stress management and others. Flu season is on its way so we will also have flu shots available for $30, and if you have Medicare Part B, the shots are free. Health officials believe this year's vaccine will be a better match for the circulating influenza strains than last year's vaccine.

Remember, you control your health! Education is power. With that power you can ensure your good health. Finally, free give-a-ways are available for all. Again, come out and learn more about your health because you are worth it!

Venue: 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD 20705
Contact: Stephanie (sanyikud@umd.edu)

Friday, October 17, 10:30 A.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 
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Mark Friday, October 17th, as the day to share your research activities to others!

We will celebrate our commitment to scientific discovery and show our appreciation to our university and community collaborators. As always the event stimulates new ideas and partnerships. You are invited to present, attend and take part in learning about and discussing the School's research.

Poster viewing and related events will be held from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm in SPH Building, Room 2240 on Friday, October 17th.

In addition to our Schools exhibit, this year we will display the Pfizer exhibit, Milestones in Public Health, made available through a collaboration between Pfizer and the Association of Schools of Public Health. This exhibit is based on the Pfizer publication by the same name and highlights the background and reflection of future challenges for eleven public health milestones. Topics include vaccines, oral health, infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease among others.

Venue: 2240 SPH Bldg.
Contact: Kathy Ruben (kathyruben@comcast.net)
Web Page

Friday, October 17, 2:00 P.M.   -   4:00 P.M.
 

Visit with this pioneer woman legislator, Delegate Pauline Menes, who made a difference in public policy. Exhibits will be presented on Delegate Menes legislative work on gender roles, human rights, civic engagement, education, health care and environment during her 40 years as a Maryland State Delegate. A panel discussion will be led by the OLLI UMD Project Research Team: Virginia W. Beauchamp, PhD, Jacqueline Miller Byrd, BS, Sherry Saylors, MA and Sharon Simson, PhD. A special guest is the Honorable State Delegate Barbara A. Frush, Chair, Prince George's County Delegation.

RSVP required.

Venue: Hornbake Library (space limited)
Contact: Sharon P. Simson, PhD (ssimson@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-314-2582

Friday, October 17, 2:00 P.M.   -   4:00 A.M.
 
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Visit with this pioneer woman legislator, Delegate Pauline Menes, who made a difference in public policy. Exhibits will be presented on Delegate Menes legislative work on gender roles, human rights, civic engagement, education, health care and environment during her 40 years as a Maryland State Delegate. A panel discussion will be led by the OLLI UMD Project Research Team: Virginia W. Beauchamp, PhD, Jacqueline Miller Byrd, BS, Sherry Saylors, MA and Sharon Simson, PhD. A special guest is the Honorable State Delegate Barbara A. Frush, Chair, Prince George's County Delegation.

RSVP required.

Venue: Hornbake Library (space limited)
Contact: Sharon P. Simson, PhD (ssimson@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-314-2582
Web Page

Friday, October 17, 7:30 P.M.   -   10:00 P.M.
 
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Maryland Madness hits the Comcast Center on Friday, October 17, doors open at 6:30 pm. The University of Maryland men's and women's basketball teams will be introduced. To highlight the evening, the spirit squad, dance team and the Maryland Gymkana Troupe are scheduled to perform.

The University of Maryland Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be sponsoring a canned food drive. Fans are encouraged to donate items to the Capital Area Food Bank. Drop locations will be located inside the Comcast Center entrances.

FREE tickets are available to fans on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the Terrapin Ticket Office at (301) 314-7070 to reserve your tickets!

Ticket Information:

Charges: ALL FREE; ;

Available at: Terrapin Ticket Office at Comcast Center

Phone: 1-800-IM-A-TERP

Venue: Comcast Center
Contact: Carrie L. Blankenship (cblank@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-1339
Web Page

Monday, October 20, 5:00 P.M.   -   7:00 P.M.
 

A presentation and FMSC Professionals Panel

Venue: FMSC Lounge
Contact: Elise Resnick (elisemresnick@yahoo.com)

Tuesday, October 21, 12:00 P.M.   -   1:30 P.M.
 
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Adam Spanier, MD, MPH, PhD
Division of General & Community Pediatrics
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

Please Bring Your Lunch

Adam Spanier earned his Bachelors degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge and then continued his education at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he earned an MD and MPH. He completed residency training in Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, OH. He has completed a combined General Pediatric Research Fellowship and Pediatric Environmental Health Fellowship in the division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's. He is currently a faculty member in the division of General and Community Pediatrics, where he is caring for patients in the Lead Clinic and on the Generalist Inpatient Service and is pursuing research. His research goals are to understand how environmental and genetic risk factors interplay in asthma severity and to integrate this knowledge into the improved care for pediatric asthma and prevention of pediatric asthma.

Venue: SPH Bldg., Room 3302
Web Page

Tuesday, October 21, 1:30 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is pleased to announce its fall 2008 introductory Stata course, Start Learning Stata Today.

Please note: You MUST be either a registered student or faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park in order to participate. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MPRC-AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/about/departments.shtml). If you are a UMD graduate student but NOT in an MPRC-affiliated department and would like to take this class, please contact: Yeats Ye after September 20th, 2008 to see about availability.

Venue: Room 0124D, Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Yeats Ye (hye@umd.edu)

Tuesday, October 21, 2:00 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

This is part of the undergraduate career series for Fall 2008. If you are a student interested in pursuing a career as a nurse or physician assistant, consider joining the KNES289K class. This panel of professionals will discuss their decision to enter this field as well as their job responsibilties. Date subject to change. For more information, contact Mark Saffer at saffer64@gmail.com. This is open to all undergraduate majors in SPH.

Venue: 0305 SPH
Contact: Blakely Pomietto (blakely@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-8272

Wednesday, October 22, 11:00 A.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

Are you interested in a Health Profession? Do you want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Physician's Assistant, Physical Therapist or Nurse? Then plan to attend the 2008 Recruitment Fair at University of Maryland, College Park Campus on October 22, 2008 from 11:00-3:00 p.m. in the Stamp Student Union Building, Grand Ballroom. Meet representatives from Graduate and Professional schools in Medical, Dental & Allied Health. Break-Out Q&A Sessions will cover Medical/Dental School Interviews, Osteopathic & Allopathic Programs, & Post-Bacc Programs. For more information about the FAIR and specific Break-Out sessions please visit our website.

Venue: Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom
Contact: jenete@umd.edu (jenete@umd.edu) Web Page

Wednesday, October 22, 1:30 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is pleased to announce its fall 2008 introductory SAS course, Start Learning SAS Today.

Please note: You MUST be either a registered student or faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park in order to participate. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MPRC-AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/about/departments.shtml). If you are a UMD graduate student but NOT in an MPRC-affiliated department and would like to take this class, please contact: Yeats Ye after September 20th, 2008 to see about availability.

Venue: Room 0124D, Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Yeats Ye (hye@umd.edu)

Wednesday, October 22, 4:00 P.M.   -   5:00 P.M.
 
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Dr. Sandra Hofferth
Professor
Department of Family Science
School of Public Health
University of Maryland, College Park

Faculty Discussants
Carolyn Voorhees, Jessica Rath
Department of Public and Community Health

Dr. Hofferth's research focus is American children's use of time, work and family, research methods, fathers and fathering, and family policy.

Venue: Room 0303, SPH Building
Contact: Bradley Boekeloo, Professor and Associate Dean of Public and Community Health (boekeloo@UMD.EDU)
Contact Phone:(301) 405-8546
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Thursday, October 23, 5:00 P.M.   -   8:00 P.M.
 
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The University is showcasing some of the best and brightest accomplishments at SPH. Enjoy fabulous food, review the cuting edge research of our colleagues, and enjoy the company of our most dedicated supporters.

You're invited! RSVP 301-405-2637

Venue: Reckord Armory
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Saturday, October 25, 9:00 A.M.   -   October 29, 9:00 A.M.
 

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier Public Health Educational Forum! Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers. The world of public health is in continual motion, and there is no better time to stay abreast of the research and learn about emerging issues.

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you.

Venue: San Diego, CA
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Tuesday, October 28, 12:00 P.M.   -   2:00 P.M.
 

Please join us on October 28th, from 12-2 pm as we discuss current political issues, distribute the Family Issues Presidential Election Guide (created by the doctoral students in FMSC 750), hold a mock election, and enjoy food from different states (all are invited to bring a dish from your home state---or state of choice). We will be handing out election paraphernalia, you can have your picture taken with the cardboard candidate of your choice, and awards will be given to the top three dishes from different states.

Venue: Family Science Department
Contact: Erin McClure (elmc@umd.edu)

Tuesday, October 28, 1:30 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is pleased to announce its fall 2008 introductory Stata course, Start Learning Stata Today.

Please note: You MUST be either a registered student or faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park in order to participate. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MPRC-AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/about/departments.shtml). If you are a UMD graduate student but NOT in an MPRC-affiliated department and would like to take this class, please contact: Yeats Ye after September 20th, 2008 to see about availability.

Venue: Room 0124D, Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Yeats Ye (hye@umd.edu)

Tuesday, October 28, 2:00 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

This event is part of the undergraduate career series for Fall 2008. If you are interested in the physical therapy and/or chiropractic careers, this session is for you. Join the KNES289K class for a panel discussion with professionals working in these fields. Date is suject to change. For more information, e-mail Mark Saffer at saffer64@gmail.com. This is open to all undergraduate majors in SPH.

Venue: 0305 SPH
Contact: Blakely Pomietto (blakely@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-8272

Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 P.M.   -   7:00 P.M.
 
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Sit down with our Coordinator of Sexual Health Programs and learn about breast health, proper technique for conducting a self-exam, and get your questions answered.

Free materials & goodies!

Venue: Eppley Recreation Center : 0121
Contact: Tracy Marie Zeeger, Center for Health and Wellbeing (zeeger@health.umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-1493
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Wednesday, October 29, 10:00 A.M.   -   2:00 P.M.
 
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Nearly three out of four Americans today worry that their income will not keep up with rising prices. These worries outstrip anxieties about losing a job, terrorist attacks, crime, and losing savings in the stock market. We will deliberate these questions: How can we get the health care we require, in the face of rising costs? How can we pay for what we need? It is time to face the difficult choices needed to make the U.S. health-care system function properly. We will deliberate three approaches to this issue. We will consider the trade-offs of each approach, where we agree or disagree, and the actions we can take. This forum uses a book by the National Issues Forums Institute and the Kettering Foundation

Venue: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 4321 Hartwick Rd, Suite 220, College Park, Md.
Contact: Sharon P. Simson, PhD (ssimson@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-2582
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Wednesday, October 29, 12:00 P.M.   -   1:30 P.M.
 
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Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) returns with this hilariously scathing indictment of Americas failing health system. Combining powerful personal testimonies with shocking statistics, Moore pulls the curtain back on the greedy HMOs, drug companies and congressmen who keep us ill. Traveling to Canada, England, France and Cuba  where free universal health care is the norm  he forces the question: Why cant this happen in the U.S.? This is a very controversial movie.

Venue: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 4321 Hartwick Rd, Suite 220, College Park, Md.
Contact: Sharon P. Simson, PhD (ssimson@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-2582
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Wednesday, October 29, 1:30 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

The Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) is pleased to announce its fall 2008 introductory SAS course, Start Learning SAS Today.

Please note: You MUST be either a registered student or faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park in order to participate. PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS IN MPRC-AFFILIATED DEPARTMENTS (http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/about/departments.shtml). If you are a UMD graduate student but NOT in an MPRC-affiliated department and would like to take this class, please contact: Yeats Ye after September 20th, 2008 to see about availability.

Venue: Room 0124D, Cole Student Activities Building
Contact: Yeats Ye (hye@umd.edu)

Wednesday, October 29, 3:00 P.M.   -   4:00 P.M.
 

This event is part of the undergraduate career series for Fall 2008. Join the FMSC477 class as Stacey Brown from the University Career Center shares tips and advice on how to land your perfect job. In addition, she will share information on how to negotiate what you want from your employer.

Venue: 1400 MMH
Contact: Blakely Pomietto (blakely@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301-405-8272

Thursday, October 30, 9:00 A.M.   -   3:30 P.M.
 
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As you know, President Mote signed the Amethyst Initiative this summer with the goal of facilitating an open dialogue about alcohol use on our campus. In order to fulfill this promise, we have organized a campus-wide Alcohol Summit on Thursday, October 30, with a series of sessions running from 9:00 am-3:30 pm in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. We are hoping to bring faculty, staff, and students together to learn about the latest research, hear student perspectives, share resources, and engage in an open discussion about the many facets of problem drinking. We invite you to attend and to share this information broadly with your students, faculty and staff.

This event is free and open to the community. Feel free to attend any part of the day. An agenda for the day and flyer are attached. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by the President's Office, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the School of Public Health, the Division of Student Affairs and the UMAlcohol Coalition

Venue: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
Contact: Kendra Smoak (smoak@health.umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 314-8431
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Thursday, October 30, 2:30 P.M.   -   4:30 P.M.
 

Ms. Woo will defend her dissertation entitled: "Cardiovascular fitness modifies the relationship between genotype and neurocognitive function during executive challenge in late adolescence" Her advisor is Dr. Bradley Hatfield; other committee members include: Dr. Stephen Roth, Dr. Ben Hurley, Dr. MinQi Wang and Dr. Barry Smith.

Venue: SPH 2351C
Contact: Joe Mahan (jmahan@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(524) 55

Friday, October 31, 1:00 P.M.   -   4:00 P.M.
 

This event has been canceled.

Venue: School of Public Health Building
Contact: Blakely Pomietto (blakely@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:301.405.8272

Friday, October 31, 1:00 P.M.   -   3:00 P.M.
 

Mr. Mahan will defend his dissertation entitled: "Investigating The Role of Personality In (Sport) Consumer Behavior." His advisor is Dr. Stephen McDaniel; other committee members include: Dr. Bradley Hatfield, Dr. Jaime Schultz, Dr. Amy Haufler and Dr. Carl Lejuez.

Venue: SPH 3310
Contact: Irene Hruzd (ihruzd@umd.edu)
Contact Phone:(301) 405-2453
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