CPR for the Healthcare Provider (4/18)

CPR for the Healthcare Provider will be sponsored by the Department of Emergency Health Services on the following dates in the Academic IV Building, room 207:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – 5:30-10:00 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 5:30-10:00 pm

Registration fee is $80 for the full provider course; $70 for the renewal course.

For further information, contact Danette McCoy at x53584 or email danette@umbc.edu.

UMBC Jazz Festival (3/1 – 3/9)

hojoFtubaThe UMBC Jazz Festival returns this year with special guest and jazz legend, Howard Johnson.


UMBC Jazz Ensemble, Featuring Howard Johnson
Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Maryland-All State Jazz Band
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Recital Hall
(Ticket prices TBD)

Faculty Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Performances are free with a UMBC ID. Find out more at umbc.edu/arts.

Applied Molecular Biology Master’s Degree Open House (2/25)

Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics majors, considering a career in biomedical science? Want to get research experience?

Consider a Master’s Degree in Applied Molecular Biology — and do it in nine months. Get more information at the Applied Molecular Biology Open House in the University Center, Room 312, on Monday, February 25, 2013 at noon. Lunch is provided.

See the event flyer here.

Reinventing the Classroom (3/1)

Professor Harry Lewis, the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, will talk about his experience “flipping the classroom” at noon on Friday, March 1 in ITE 456.

For decades, Henry Lewis’ lectures kept getting better, his enrollments kept going up and the number of warm bodies in the lecture hall kept going down. He decided to try something entirely different to keep students engaged, a “flipped classroom.” Students watched lectures over the Internet at night in their rooms and spent class time solving problems under supervision in small groups. In his classroom, the subject matter was discrete mathematics, a topic well suited to this pedagogical style, however, his new teaching style has been so successful that it is being adapted for use in other Harvard courses. Dr. Lewis will discuss the process of “flipping” the classroom and report on some of the conceptual and practical problems he encountered, including the creation of a cost-efficient, adaptable new teaching space.

Learn more about the discussion here: http://bit.ly/hrlrsvp

Particles, Particles and More Particles (2/25)

Lawler_Desmond%20_609The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors presents the 2013 Distinguished Lecture, “Particles, Particles and More Particles,” by Dr. Desmond Lawler. The lecture will take place on Monday, February 25 at 1pm in Lecture Hall 3 (Administration Building, room 101).

Dr. Desmond Lawler is the Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.

Download the flyer, read the lecture’s abstract and find more information at: http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/cbe/events/

Light reception to follow.

Blackface Imagery and Its Answers: Stereotyping from the Early Civil Rights Era to the Obama Era (2/27)

thulani davisOn Wednesday, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre, the Humanities Forum will present “Blackface Imagery and Its Answers: Stereotyping from the Early Civil Rights Era to the Obama Era” with journalist, playwright and author Thulani Davis.

Tracing the cycles of call-and-response to generations of repeated, reworked and “reloaded” visual stereotypes of African Americans from their early days in print, regeneration in movies and new life on the internet, Thulani Davis will discuss how to “read” the images of objects designed to “serve” the viewer, such as common kitchen items depicting black faces, and show black responses to such imagery and how they in turn are recycled into new blackface. A global phenomenon, visual stereotypes have been used to promote colonization, immigration, products of all kinds, and the politics of inequality.

Thulani Davis is an interdisciplinary artist who has written poetry, novels, plays, and screenplays. As described on the poet’s website, Davis’s work in all genres “shares a passionate concern with history, justice, [and] African American life and is marked by the journalist’s eye for the uncovered truth.” Her poetry collections include Playing the Changes (1985) and All the Renegade Ghosts Rise (1978).

Mental Health First Aid (2/26-3/5)

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.

This session will be held over 3 sessions:
Tuesday, February 26, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, March 1, 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 6-8 p.m.

All session will be held in the UC, Room 310. Attendees MUST attend all 3 sessions. There is no charge for this training. Please contact Jennifer Treger at jtreger@umbc.edu or 410-455-3797 to register.