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

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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

Students trade books for dancing shoes with Scottish dance club

By Mohan Xu When college students go dancing, many head for the club. A few University of Maryland students headed somewhere a bit different this week—to the Mathematics Building Rotunda. On Wednesday, Oct. 2 students met for a Scottish Country Dancing class led by Howard Lasnik, a professor in the Department of Linguistics and certified Scottish Country Dance teacher. “I’ve been doing Scottish country dancing … Continue reading Students trade books for dancing shoes with Scottish dance club

Disability awareness event aims to make Wikipedia more inclusive

By Lauren Hamilton Community members gathered to edit Wikipedia articles relating to disabilities in an event Thursday that kicked off Disability Awareness Month. The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, hosted by assistant English professor Melanie Kill in partnership with Wikimedia DC, took place in Edward St. John Teaching and Learning Center. Kill, who is also a member of the President’s Commission for Disability Issues, organized the Wikipedia initiative … Continue reading Disability awareness event aims to make Wikipedia more inclusive

Salmonella Outbreak linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

By Sara Chernikoff Five University of Maryland campus community members have been diagnosed with salmonella. The University Health Center first notified the University of Maryland community that three students were diagnosed with salmonella on September 20. The Health Center reported a total of nine cases, eight of which were linked to eating hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob. Maryland health officials are currently investigating … Continue reading Salmonella Outbreak linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

UMD remembers pioneer of its women’s studies program

University of Maryland Professor Emerita Dr. Virginia Walcott Beauchamp, who died at the age of 98 on Feb. 10, was remembered on Sept. 28 in a celebration of life service that recognized the pivotal role she played in developing feminism at UMD. Photo by Michelle Siegel. By Michelle Siegel Several dozen people gathered at the University of Maryland’s Memorial Chapel on Sept. 28 in remembrance … Continue reading UMD remembers pioneer of its women’s studies program