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

Women’s conference at UMD talks the roles of women in a globalized world

By Sarah Natchipolsky Fourteen female speakers from around the world gathered at the University of Maryland on Tuesday and Wednesday to answer questions regarding the promotion of women’s role in society and inequalities women continue to face. The conference, titled “Women in the World: Time for a New Paradigm for Peace,” was hosted by the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland. … Continue reading Women’s conference at UMD talks the roles of women in a globalized world

Students March to Protest Inaction on Global Climate Crisis

By James Cirrone The Global Climate Strike kicked off on Friday, and University of Maryland students made their presence known. The UMD Sustainability Cooperative organized the event and did massive outreach to get as many students to strike as possible. Starting at McKeldin Mall, over 100 student strikers gathered to get ready to march on Capitol Hill, intending to send a strong message to elected … Continue reading Students March to Protest Inaction on Global Climate Crisis

“A Bold Peace” screening sheds light on Costa Rican history

By Vanessa Reis Students who gathered in South Campus Commons last Monday night to watch the screening of “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization” learned about the journey that led Costa Ricans to be some of the happiest people on the planet. It’s true: Costa Rica ranks No. 1 in the Happy Planet Index, a site that measures how well nations are doing … Continue reading “A Bold Peace” screening sheds light on Costa Rican history

Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

By Vanessa Reis The university’s school of public health held its fifth annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities at Stamp Student Union Saturday. A number of panels discussed the usage of litigation as a tool for environmental and social change. One panel in particular discussed the impacts of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and how to combat these policies through litigation. “What we’re … Continue reading Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

By David DeWeaver In the summer of 1990, before “self-care” became a catchphrase, 22-year-old Alex Counts saw first-hand what burnout looked like. He was in Washington, D.C. working as the legislative director for an anti-hunger advocacy nonprofit called RESULTS. It was, in his words, “a preposterously senior role” for someone who’d just graduated from college the year prior. So it made sense that on a … Continue reading Philanthropist and professor shares three decades of insight in new book

Bill Nye and NASA’s chief scientist talk asteroids

By Nick Albicocco With dozens of asteroid scientists in Washington DC this week for the semi-annual IAA Planetary Defense Conference, the university invited scientist and television personality Bill Nye, NASA chief scientist Jim Green and a panel of asteroid scientists to discuss the risk of asteroid impact and possible mitigation strategies. The event, titled “Bill Nye and friends vs. The Asteroids,” was held on the … Continue reading Bill Nye and NASA’s chief scientist talk asteroids

America Reads*America Counts hosts Maryland Counts Day

By Vanessa Reis  Hundreds of children gathered on the second floor of Stamp Student Union Friday for Maryland Counts Day, an event held by the organization America Reads*America Counts. The organization is a partnership between the University of Maryland and Prince George’s County Public Schools and aims to provide “a high quality mentoring program that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students,” … Continue reading America Reads*America Counts hosts Maryland Counts Day

Current director of LASC Britta Anderson hugs a former director at the end of the center's 30th anniversary celebration

LASC celebrates 30 years at UMD despite minor tension with administration

By Sahana Jayaraman The University of Maryland has no Latin American Studies major — a fact that may a come as a surprise, given that Latinx students made up 8.2 percent of the campus population, according to a breakdown of students enrolled between Winter 2017 and Spring 2018. What the university does have, however, is a certificate program for Latin American studies, established through the … Continue reading LASC celebrates 30 years at UMD despite minor tension with administration