Events Calendar

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April 25, 2014

08:00am - 04:30pm
Annual PCS Symposium
Location: School of Public Health
Details: Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) - housed within the Department of Kinesiology and the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland - is hosting its Annual Graduate Conference on Friday, April 25th in the School of Public Health. This one-day conference will consist of a series of student presentations commenced with a keynote by PCS alumnus Dr. Callie Batts Maddox. Dr. Maddox's research focuses upon sport and physical culture within contemporary India as expressions of the intersection between lingering colonial practices and post-colonial globalization.
Polly Sebastian Schurer
(301) 405-2453

April 26, 2014

10:00am - 04:00pm
Maryland Day 2014
Details: On April 26, the School of Public Health is participating in Maryland Day 2014, a campus-wide, family-friendly event with over 400 interactive exhibits, workshops, and live performances. More information is available at In one of this year's activities, the Maryland Center for Health Equity (M-CHE), in collaboration with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, will recruit 1,400 participants to break the Guinness World Record of the largest hand drum ensemble. The record attempt is based on the current largest hand drum ensemble of 1,331 participants playing dolu drums at an event in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on May 6, 2012. The drum circle will take place from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at Byrd Stadium. Other SPH highlights include an Interactive Health Fair organized by the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, HIV testing from the Prevention Research Center, and yoga sessions from the Department of Kinesiology. The exhibits and events listed below take place throughout the day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated. TERP TOWN CENTER (MCKELDIN MALL, HEALTH CENTER, AND SURROUNDING AREAS): Adult Oral Cancer Screening Better Than an Apple a Day Common Sports Injuries: Advice From the Experts Do you have CondomSense? Gymnastics Exhibition (1:00-1:30pm) Health Literacy for You! Healthy Lifestyles Healthy Smiles Make Happy Families HIV Testing by STICC How Clean Are Your Hands? Interactive Health Fair (at St. Mary's Hall) Is bottled water better for your health? Jump for the Stars Maryland Healthy Smiles Dental Program/DentaQuest Maryland on the Move! Count your steps and enter to win a prize! Meet a Commissioned Corps Officer One Stop Health Shop- Institute for Healthier Maryland Sesame Street Cutout Surf's Up! Discover Your Inner Ear This Is Public Health at Maryland Tic-Tac-Toe Yoga on the Mall OTHER LOCATIONS: Panel Discussion: Undergraduate Degrees in the School of Public Health (10:00-11:00am, School of Public Health Building, room 1304) Health Equity Drum Circle: Drum Beats for Health and Wellness (12:00-3:00pm, Byrd Stadium)

May 9, 2014

02:00pm - 03:00pm
Husman Lecture: Dr. Walter Herzog
Location: SPH 1312
Details: Walter Herzog, PhD, is a Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and Co-director of the Human Performance Laboratory. His Husman Lecture at the University of Maryland School of Public Health is titled "Mysteries of Muscle Contraction: What's Titin Got to Do with It?" The Husman Lecture series honors Dr. Burris F. Husman (d. 2008), who arrived at the University of Maryland’s Department of Physical Education in 1949 and remained there for over 30 years, nine of them as chairperson or acting chairperson of the department. He also served as a professor, instructor and coach.

May 22, 2014

04:30pm - 05:30pm
SPH Spring 2014 Commencement
Location: Cole Student Activities Building
Details: The SPH class of 2014 spring commencement will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Cole Student Activities Building. The main campus commencement ceremony will take place earlier that day at 10 a.m. in the Comcast Center. The School of Public Health is honored to host Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as the Spring 2014 Commencement speaker.
Mark Brenneman
(301) 405-2440