Panel guides new international students in adjusting to the U.S.

by Michelle Siegel Three international students convened to share how they have encountered and dealt with culture shock in “Adjusting to Life in the U.S.: A Panel for International Students,” held on Oct. 3 at H.J. Patterson Hall by the International Student Union. The panel consisted of Calvin Leung, an undergraduate from Hong Kong pursuing a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, Sharon How, a … Continue reading Panel guides new international students in adjusting to the U.S.

Maybelline brings NYC-themed pop-up truck to College Park

By Maggie Attridge Maybelline hosted their first ever pop-up shop at the University of Maryland and brought New York City with them.  The cosmetics brand set up a New York City themed pop-up shop outside Terrapin Row on Oct. 7 and 8 to promote their newest products. The two days at the university are a part of its “On the Way” tour, which includes stops … Continue reading Maybelline brings NYC-themed pop-up truck to College Park

University Senate passes changes to course evaluations for faculty, students

Senate Chair Pamela Lanford addresses the Senate at the beginning of the meeting on October 2, 2019. Photo by Jenna Pierson. By Jenna Pierson During their Oct. 2 meeting, the University Senate passed the student course evaluation project, a committee-driven effort over two years in the making that aims to change the online evaluation process. The faculty and undergraduate senate voted on the project, resulting … Continue reading University Senate passes changes to course evaluations for faculty, students

How dogs understand humans: A look into the Canine Language Perception Lab

By Shauneen Miranda If you have ever wondered how well dogs can understand humans, the University of Maryland’s Canine Language Perception Lab has some answers.  The Canine Language Perception Lab conducts research on how dogs understand what people say to them and how it compares to infants.   Amritha Mallikarjun, a Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience and cognitive science, started the research to find similarities and differences … Continue reading How dogs understand humans: A look into the Canine Language Perception Lab

Students of color discuss mental health in their communities

By James Cirrone As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, students of color were invited to join the University of Maryland Counseling Center on Oct. 9 at the “Self-Care and Communities of Color” dialogue to discuss their mental health and learn from psychologists.  The informal dialogue, paired with Subway sandwiches and cookies, began with students introducing themselves and explaining why they came. “As a person … Continue reading Students of color discuss mental health in their communities

Sex discrimination in the workplace: two UMD professors discuss

By Emily Riley Two University of Maryland professors tackled the concepts of sex inequality within the workplace at an open book discussion in McKeldin Library on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event was a part of the Speaking of Books series, which is hosted by UMD libraries for campus authors to hold open discussions about their published works. All Speaking of Books events are free for … Continue reading Sex discrimination in the workplace: two UMD professors discuss

A look inside UMD professor’s “Queen of the Capital” drag documentary

by Philip Van Slooten A Philip Merrill College of Journalism professor screened his film documenting a D.C. drag performer’s year-long journey through an imperial court competition at Maryland’s Chesapeake Film Festival on Oct. 8. Journalism professor Josh Davidsburg and former students Alex Glass, Alanna Delfino and Brandi Vincent filmed “Queen of the Capital” about Department of Labor employee Daniel Hays from 2014 to 2015. The … Continue reading A look inside UMD professor’s “Queen of the Capital” drag documentary

TerpWushu allows UMD students to compete nationally in Chinese martial arts

TerpWushu is a club at the University of Maryland that began in 2001 dedicated to the sport of wushu, a form of Chinese martial arts. SBS News’ Kimi Fleming reports from one of the club’s open practices at Ritchie Coliseum Saturday. TerpWushu hosted five other collegiate clubs, including University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University and Rutgers University. Continue reading TerpWushu allows UMD students to compete nationally in Chinese martial arts