Last Issue: Tuesday, December 18 2007
Your Guide to University Events: Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Published on 31-Oct-06

Tuesday, Oct. 31
6:30-8:30 p.m. Maryland Trick or Treating Denton Hall. Faculty and staff are invited to bring their children to trick or treat in Denton Hall. Residents and Resident Life staff will be on hand to give candy to children. Denton Hall is located on North Campus, across from the Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center. For more information, contact Shaquana Anderson at 301.314.4645 or

Wednesday, Nov. 1
Noon. Research and Development Presentations 0114 Counseling Center, Shoemaker Building. Renee Baird-Snyder, associate research scientist, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, will present "Peer Influence Predictors of Drinking Intention Among First-Year Pre-College Drinkers and Nondrinkers." For more information, contact Danny Newman at 301.314.7690 or

2-4 p.m. Life in a Globalized World: Tom Friedman and The World Is Flat Tawes Theater. The First Year Book Program, an initiative of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, presents a lecture by author Thomas L. Friedman. Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, will be on campus to discuss his most recent book, The World Is Flat. For more information, contact Lisa Kiely at 301.405.0966 or or visit

4:30-6:30 p.m. The Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education Fall 2006 Colloquium 2002 Benjamin. Charlene Cooper-Boston, interim CEO, Baltimore City Public Schools and Clifford Janey, superintendent, District of Columbia Public Schools will present "CEOs and Superintendents Talk." The event is free. For more information, contact Rhonda Fleming at 301.405.0246 or or visit

6:30-8 p.m. Marc Tsurumaki—Herman Goldman Foundation Lecture Architecture Auditorium. The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation's 2006 Fall lecture series presents "Restricted Play—recent work of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis." Marc Tsurumaki is a founding partner of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, a New York-based firm founded in 1993 with Paul Lewis, and David J. Lewis. Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis has been featured in the 2000 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, the Architectural League's "Emerging Voices" in 2002, and in Architectural Record's Design Vanguard 2000. Tsurumaki was selected as one of six architects representing the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2004. Tsurumaki was also named a trustee of the Van Alen Institute in New York City in 2002. For more information, contact Michael Ambrose at 301.405.8000 or or visit

8-10 p.m. School of Music—University and Community Bands Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Come listen to a double-bill performance by the School of Music's all-campus and all-community bands. Eli Osterloh and John Wakefield will be the conductors. Anyone interested is asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time; latecomers will be seated only at appropriate breaks. The event is free. For more information, contact the Clarice Smith Center Ticket Office at 301.405.ARTS or visit

8-10 p.m. Take a Musical Journey through Central America Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Revel in the experience of hearing rarely played composers from Mexico and other Latin American countries when ONIX Ensamble performs repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the most radically innovative. The program will include "El Aguila Bicéfala" by celebrated Mexican composer Gabriela Ortíz, a work by Maryland composition faculty member Lawrence Moss, and other Mexican compositions. Tickets are $30 for the general public and $7 for students. To buy tickets, visit the Clarice Smith Box Office or call 301.405.ARTS. For more information, contact Samantha Moore at 301.405.4059 or or visit

7-8:45 p.m. Physics is Phun 1410/1412 Physics Building. Learn about vibrations with applications to waves, sound, light and physics research. Come early and make a ouija windmill. Hands-on experiments begin at 7 p.m. with the formal program starting at 7:30 p.m. This program is repeated at the same time Nov. 2-4. The event is free. For more information, contact Richard Berg at 301.405.5994 or or visit

Thursday, Nov. 2
4-6 p.m. Maryland Colloquium in the History of Technology: Korean Highways 2120 Francis Scott Key Hall. Enjoy a discussion by Chihyung Jeon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on "A Road to Modernization and Unification: the Construction of the Kyungbu Highway in South Korea." For more information, to request a copy of Jeon's paper or to attend, contact Thomas Zeller at 301.405.6471 or

4-5:30 p.m. Speaking of Books...Conversations with Campus Authors 6137 McKeldin Library. Communications professors Trevor and Shawn Parry-Giles will discuss and sign their book The Prime-Time Presidency: The West Wing and U.S. Nationalism. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Alan Mattlage at 301.314.1320 or or visit

All day Registration Deadline for "Getting More Done" Workshop 1101U Chesapeake Building. Do you have a hard time maintaining your focus? Are you like a lot of people who have great ideas but fail to write them down and then act on them? On Nov. 9 from 9 a.m.-noon, come learn simple and extremely powerful planning techniques that can create lasting change for yourself and your organization. Leave with increased insight and awareness as to what is really important. The cost of the workshop is $50. For more information, visit

Friday, Nov. 3
8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. University of Maryland Technology Start-Up Boot Camp Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union. An intensive, one-day workshop and networking event, taught by regional leaders in the entrepreneurial community, about how to launch new ventures. Connect with people who can help you build a company and learn what it takes to be successful. One-to-one mentoring and breakout sessions on intellectual property and writing business plans will be featured. The price is $75 for individuals not affiliated with the university and free for those who are. To register, visit or for more information, contact James Green at 301.314.1450 or

Noon. Entomology Colloquium 1130 Plant Sciences Building. Ruth Hufbauer, Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Department, Colorado State University, will lecture on "Do Knapweeds Provide Support for the Novel Weapons Hypothesis for Biological Invasions?" For more information, contact Joanne Lewis at 301.405.3912 or

Saturday, Nov. 4
11 a.m.-2 p.m. National Weather Service Storm Spotter Training Basics 1202 Martin Hall, Engineering Building. Are you interested in learning more about severe weather and storm spotting? The National Weather Service is returning to campus on Nov. 4 to teach Basics II, the sequel in their Basics Skywarn Spotter series. Although Basics I is required to receive credit, anyone with a strong interest and basic knowledge of meteorology is invited to attend. The class is free. To register, visit Free pizza and soda will be provided for lunch. For more information, contact Zahra Chaudry at or visit

Information provided by University Publications
Maintained by the University of Maryland Electric Pub *