Medical Humanities panel explores role of literature and cultural practices in medicine

By Sarah Natchipolsky  While medicine is often thought of as a practice rooted in science, the humanities can be intertwined in the medical field in many forms.  Four University of Maryland professors gathered for a panel discussion on Oct. 10 to share how they’ve found this to be true in their own research.  Chantel Rodriguez, an assistant professor in history spoke on her exploration of … Continue reading Medical Humanities panel explores role of literature and cultural practices in medicine

Third Annual Terps Take Care Fair exhibits student mental health resources

By Casey Gannon On Thursday, Oct. 10 the third annual Terps Take Care Fair took place in the Hornbake Plaza. Student organizations, university departments and local businesses participated in an effort to display resources accessible to students who may be struggling with mental health.  Leslie Krafft, a North Campus case manager for the Department of Resident Life, was one of the founders of the Terps … Continue reading Third Annual Terps Take Care Fair exhibits student mental health resources

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

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

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

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“Pero Like” YouTube stars talk being themselves, breaking barriers at SEE’s All Niter

by Chloe Goldberg Gadiel Del Orbe and Julissa Calderon, breakout stars on Buzzfeed’s Latinx comedy series “Pero Like,” took to Stamp’s All Niter on Oct. 4 to discuss how staying true to their Dominican culture has brought them success in an industry lacking Latinx representation.  Over 50 people gathered in Hoff Theater to hear from the two during Student Entertainment Events’ 38th annual All Niter, … Continue reading “Pero Like” YouTube stars talk being themselves, breaking barriers at SEE’s All Niter

CommUMDiversity inspires community involvement on inclusivity

By Chloe Goldberg The Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy hosted its third annual CommUMDiversity resource expo on Wednesday, bringing 75 student organizations together to highlight diverse communities, provide resources to new and returning students and encourage discussion on inclusivity. The expo, which took place at the Stamp Student Union, is part of an effort to create a home away from home for multicultural … Continue reading CommUMDiversity inspires community involvement on inclusivity

Symposium creates conversation on issues affecting the Latinx community

By Shauneen Miranda Students voiced their opinions on the struggles facing the Latinx community at No Me Digas, a symposium hosted by the Latinx Student Union on Sept. 25. “Be as blunt as you want,” Jesus Herrera, Latinx Student Union vice president, said at the beginning of the symposium.  Although No Me Digas brought a rather small crowd, a majority of the audience participated in … Continue reading Symposium creates conversation on issues affecting the Latinx community

“What If It Were You” examines crucial need for criminal justice reform

by Chloe Goldberg The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. But the impact of this prison system, most notably on families of color, is much less vivid. “What If It Were You: Race, Class, and a Flawed Criminal Justice System,” a panel discussion organized by the African American Studies Department, explored this impact and how to reform criminal justice … Continue reading “What If It Were You” examines crucial need for criminal justice reform