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A newsletter for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends

August 25, 2017

A new frontier fighting prostate cancer

UMES researcher’s gene splicing idea earns U.S. Patent

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Dr. Peter Wang is on a mission to unlock the mysteries behind a medical diagnosis dreaded by half the planet: prostate cancer. Along with fellow oncology researchers with whom he’s worked since immigrating from Taiwan 15 years ago, Wang is an emerging expert in the field of cancer genomics. Shortly after joining UMES’ School of Pharmacy faculty in 2016, Wang was one of three researchers awarded a U.S. Patent for a diagnosis and treatment described as “novel splicing variants of the genes associated with prostate cancer risk and survival.” Much work still lies ahead, Wang said, but peers have signaled that the gene splicing strategy focusing on ribonucleic acid – commonly known as RNA – shows promise in treating a disease that is the second leading cause of death among American men. The numbers are proportionately higher among African-American men, which is of particular CANCER / continued on page 6

UMES celebrates successful fundraising year A Development Office Update

The university has had another banner year with its fundraising achievements. Alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, employees and others gave $3,403,197 in fiscal year 2017. That’s close to 50 percent over the $2.3 million goal. Our largest donors were the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation in support of the UMES Hospitality and Tourism Management program at the Universities at Shady Grove campus, The Richard A. Henson Foundation in support of the Henson Honors Program and a corporate gift/pledge for need-based scholarships from an alumna who wishes to remain anonymous. While the large gifts are critical in helping us achieve our goal—or exceed as was the case this past year—every gift makes a difference. It is the sum of our combined effort that makes it possible for UMES to provide the margin of excellence that philanthropy brings.

Employees raised a record $80,649 from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Thank you, colleagues! As we embark on a new fiscal year with a fundraising goal of $2.5 million, we ask that you, as members of the UMES community, help us promote our university, our programs and the achievements of our students, alumni, staff and faculty. We encourage you to serve as ambassadors and make connections with those who believe in us, to help identify leaders of industry in your professions and to reconnect with alumni. Above all, believe in the potential of our students to be the next leaders in their communities and in their professional fields. On behalf of all of our students, thank you! Dr. Veronique Diriker, UMES Director of Development


Center, from left, UMES President Juliette B. Bell, Board of Visitors Chairman John Allen Jr., and Dr. Veronique Diriker, UMES’ director of development, are surrounded by student athletes at the university’s annual donor reception

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Hawk Nation Column School of Pharmacy Accredited

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Making Physics Phun Faculty Promotions UMES Hosts United Way

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High School Students Earn UMES Credits UMES Partners with Peace Corps

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Student Chef Showcased at Governor’s Event Commencement

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Hawks Volleyball

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Concert Choir in Virgin Islands Professor Presents in Italy Math Professor Teaches in China La Merced Medical Mission

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M Street Grille A&E Calendar


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Circling the Oval

s g n i t e e Gr ! n o i t a N k w a H

I hope that you had a productive and enjoyable summer and that you are ready for the 2017-2018 academic year! This is the first installment of my new post in The Key, called HawkVision. HawkVision is my take on the vision and direction that UMES Hawks are pursuing. We will no longer be “the best kept secret” in the region, state, nation, or world. Instead, we will become increasingly recognized as a leader in the production of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture and mathematics) graduates, health care professionals and a workforce that is “green-saavy.” As partners with business and industry in our local communities, we will be recognized as a leader in research and innovative problem solving. We will continue preparing our students to become actively engaged with their communities as social and criminal justice practitioners and agents of social change. Through our continued commitment to liberal arts and civic engagement, we will continue to engage the hearts and minds of our

students so that they can find creative solutions to the pressing issues facing our communities today. We will expand and strengthen our niche academic programs. We know that we are doing great things at UMES. We want the world to know about our stellar academic programs, our beautiful campus, our outstanding faculty and staff, and yes, most importantly, our amazing students! Together, we will fully embrace our ICARE core values –Integrity, Commitment, Accountability, Respect, Excellence - and create a campus environment that welcomes, values, and respects the contribution of all voices within our community. With our HawkVision, we will “strive higher, reach higher and soar higher.”

Juliette B. Bell, President

Did you know that a Hawk’s eye has over 1 million photoreceptors? That’s more that five times the number in the human eye. What’s more, Hawks not only see the visible spectrum of light (like you and I), they can also see ultraviolet and polarized light, as well as, magnetic fields! A Hawk’s vision is among the keenest of any creature on earth. In other words, HawkVision is AWESOME!

UMES School of Pharmacy has secured accreditation The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s School of Pharmacy has secured accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through June 30, 2019. Maintaining the national accrediting body’s validation of quality education is the cornerstone of the doctoral program that has produced 278 graduates in the past five years. The designation enables graduates who complete degree requirements to qualify for state licensure required by employers. “Graduates of our programs from our Doctor of Physical Therapy,

rehabilitation services and counseling, and kinesiology are highly successful and often have multiple job offers to choose from,” pharmacy dean Rondall Allen said. Ensuring quality internal and external validation through accreditation, UMES leaders say, is critical to the institution’s recent push for funding needed for construction of a new School of Pharmacy and Health Professions building. State lawmakers approved a construction projects budget during their 2017 session that included a second installment for a health sciences classroom building that potentially could also house physical therapy, rehabilitation and kinesiology students. With backing from Gov. Larry Hogan, the state has committed more than $6.5 million to fund planning and design of the new building, which tentatively is slotted to be built on the site of a de-commissioned orchid greenhouse. UMES’ pharmacy program currently utilizes classrooms, labs and faculty offices spread among five buildings. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has urged UMES to consolidate pharmacy instruction under one roof. How quickly construction can start hinges on getting endorsements from the University System of Maryland regents and the state’s higher education commission for the building’s design and construction costs, and then convincing the Maryland legislature to fund it. UMES leaders are hopeful construction could begin in the fall of 2019.

UMES People University of Maryland Eastern Shore researchers have come up with a unique strategy to improve the success rate of students who take college physics courses. Led by Dr. Kausik S. Das, the team will use a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant to improve student engagement, boost retention and invigorate innovation through an inventive approach to physics instruction and senior-year research projects. A major part of the process involves the creation of culturally and scientifically relevant “clicker questions” that researchers hope will motivate students to think more broadly and critically during lectures. Das and three colleagues will partner with Larry Gonick, an award-winning cartoonist, to create more than “350 humanized clicker questions” spanning UMES’ undergraduate physics curriculum. The goal is to engage students with conceptually challenging questions – all served up with a touch of humor. “College students across the country will benefit from the outcomes of this research,” Das said. “The skills a student learns in a physics classroom and a physics laboratory will take him or her far in life.” The first “clicker questions” will start appearing in UMES’ curriculum this fall and Das said the team anticipates finishing the project in a year. The questions “will then be uploaded to a web page and made ‘open source’ so that we can see a global impact of this UMES project,” Das said. “We are expecting our collaborators from other countries to translate these questions in different languages further down the line.” The copyright of Gonick’s cartoons for the UMES project belongs to the

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university, Das said. Capstone research projects, typically conducted during an undergraduate’s final year, will also put a premium on nurturing critical thinking skills, creativity, innovation, communication and collaboration among physics classmates as well as those in other disciplines. Instead of relying on traditional “cookbook” activities, tweaks to the curriculum will guide students through stages of thinking UMES faculty, analytically as well as interdisciplinary research cartoonist team projects with the goal of moving them toward “authentic discovery.” up to revamp Das was inspired to try this strategy at curriculum UMES following a visit to the University of California at Berkeley in 2016. Researchers believe the cartoon illustration strategy will lead to science and engineering students collaborating more effectively and efficiently in a group environment while growing intellectually and making original discoveries. Das noted several previous projects have produced a start-up company by a UMES alumnus, a patent filing on a new metal oxide based memory device and several peer reviewed papers by undergraduate researchers. The team’s other researchers are: Dr. Moses T. Kairo, co-principle investigator and dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences; Dr. Charles Baldwin, assistant professor in the Department of Education and Dr. Joseph Dodoo, a physics lecturer. Robin Hoffman, UMES’ former director of instructional technologies, helped his colleagues put together the grant proposal.

Making Physics Phun

Faculty promoted and/or tenured in AY 2016-17 School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences Dr. Byungrok Min (Agriculture, Food & Resources Sciences) Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Linda Johnson (Natural Sciences) Promoted to Professor. Dr. Eric May (Natural Sciences) Promoted to Professor. School of Business and Technology Dr. Yuanwei Jin (Engineering & Aviation Sciences) Promoted to Professor. Dr. Lei Zhang (Engineering & Aviation Sciences) Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Tyler Love (Technology) Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Jeff Molavi (Technology) Promoted to Professor. School of Education, Social Sciences and the Arts Bradley Hudson (Fine Arts) Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Dr. Adel Karara (Pharmaceutical Sciences) Promoted to Professor with tenure. Dr. Madan Kharel (Pharmaceutical Sciences) Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Miriam Purnell (Pharmacy Practice & Admin.) Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Maryam Rahimi (Rehabilitation Services) Promoted to Professor. Dr. Lisa Zheng (Rehabilitation Services) Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

UMES hosts United Way annual meeting

Over 300 community members and representatives from 150 local businesses and organizations gathered June 16 at UMES for the 72nd annual meeting and community leaders’ celebration of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Among those recognized for their service to Lower Shore residents in need was UMES’ Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff Kimberly Dumpson. Dumpson was named the Somerset County Volunteer of the Year by the organization.


School News

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Agreements with Delaware public schools pave the way for its high school students to earn credits toward a bachelor’s degree in UMES’ Technology and Engineering Education program. The nation is experiencing a critical shortage of technology and engineering educators, said Dr. Tyler Love, associate professor and coordinator, UMES Technology and Engineering Education program. “The opportunity to earn college credit in high school this agreement addresses—along with UMES’ reduced tuition rate for Delaware residents—aims to address this shortfall,” Love said. “We anticipate it benefiting local school systems and Delmarva’s workforce.” Similar agreements, he said, are in the pipeline for Maryland. Jonathan Moore has several teaching job offers when he graduates this December with a degree in Technology and Engineering Education from UMES. He hails the program as “small, with personal attention from faculty to assist students in making the right connections for scholarships, internships and potential employers.” Moore chose the field because “I knew it wouldn’t be difficult to

Delaware engineering students can earn UMES credits

find a job, especially if you find something in the field that you’re passionate about.” For Moore, it’s automobiles and teaching. The 22-yearold from Elkton, Md. comes from a family of educators and “has always liked working with my hands,” he said. “I was given an opportunity in high school to go to the local Tech School for Automotive Technology.” “Through this opportunity, our students can grow their skills in high school to become college ready and can earn credits that they may choose to apply to accelerate their entrance into a high-need career,” said Mike Fitzgerald, an education associate with the Delaware Department of Education’s Technology Education program. Delaware high school graduates who complete the Project Lead the Way Engineering or Engineering by Design™ pathways can earn up to six credit hours at UMES, Love said. They must earn at least a score of six on each end-of-course assessment tests for Project Lead the Way, or an 80 percent in Engineering by Design™ as well as have a minimum GPA of 2.5. For more information call 410-651-6465 or visit teprospects.html#hsagreements.

Peace Corps and UMES partnership benefits undergraduates The Peace Corps is establishing an undergraduate certificate program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that starts this fall. The Peace Corps Prep partnership with UMES will combine targeted coursework with hands-on experience to prepare students interested in becoming Peace Corps volunteers or other intercultural field work. “UMES is committed to providing international opportunities for our students, both academic and co-curricular,” said Dr. Latasha Wade, interim vice provost. “Offering a Peace Corps Prep program will complement our existing globalization efforts to provide our students with valuable leadership and professional development opportunities.” The university’s Center for International Education will oversee the Peace Corps Prep program, which will be available to undergraduates across all disciplines and majors. UMES students will receive training in leadership skills, intercultural competence, in a foreign language and in a professional sector of their choice, such as education, health or the environment.

That combination of training is designed to give them a competitive edge if they apply for Peace Corps service – and should continue to benefit them throughout their careers. Meisha Robinson, a 1999 UMES alumna with a business degree, served in Benin from 2000 to 2002, where she aided small business development. “I trained women in cooperatives and small businesses in basic accounting, business management and marketing,” Robinson said. “I also oversaw the implementation of Junior Achievement in two high schools.” Robinson’s childhood dream was to visit Africa and calls her two years in Benin “the most rewarding and impactful experience in my life. It gave me a better understanding of who I was and what I could accomplish. All of your usual comforts of home are taken away and you get to see who you are at your core. Robinson also served in South Africa in 2012 as a Response Corps Volunteer – a program for Returned Peace Corps volunteers – to do a one month to a year of service. “The Peace Corps taught me how to travel and be able to survive anywhere in the world,” she said. “You can drop me anywhere. Whether I speak the language or not, I will be fine.”

School News

UMES student chef showcases talent at Governor’s event

When Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan hosted the 10th annual Governor’s Buy Local Cookout July 20 at the Government House in Annapolis, a student chef from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the Universities at Shady Grove’s entrée was featured. Keshav Poudel, a native of Nepal, and fellow Hospitality and Tourism Management student Timothy Yu served their “Tandoori Style Rabbit Pita Pocket Sandwich”—one of 19 recipes selected out of 45 entered—to the 500 guests in attendance. The two partnered with Liberty Delight Farm in Baltimore County as a supplier of the locally raised rabbit; a requirement of the contest to incorporate a product from a Maryland fresh food supplier. The cookout kicked-off Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge Week, July 22-30, that encouraged Marylanders to eat at least one locally grown, made or harvested product each day. Buying local, Governor Hogan said in a release, “gives consumers fresher, more nutritious and better-tasting food, and it helps to keep Maryland’s agricultural industry strong, diverse and sustainable.” For Poudel, who will graduate in December from UMES’ Hospitality and Tourism Management program in Rockville, it was a chance to shine—again! “He is hardworking and has been very successful in the program,” said Susan Callahan, a chef instructor with UMES’ program. “This is only the third year in 10 that USG has been chosen to participate.” “It was my pleasure to present South Asian flavor in the state of Maryland where the South Asian population is on the rise,” Poudel said. “I was honored to work with the owner/farmer from Liberty Delight to create wholesome, complex and authentic flavors from their local ingredients. It is wonderful that Governor Hogan is using the Buy Local initiative as a platform for Maryland farmers. I am delighted to be part of the campaign that encourages consumers to buy local, cook local and eat local.” Recipes were chosen based on “availability of ingredients, geographic representation, maximum use of local ingredients and creativity.” Submissions to the contest will be published in the “2017 Buy Local Cookout Recipes” cookbook available online on the Maryland’s Best website. Tandoori is a type of clay or metal oven used in India. The process of making a Tandoori dish is its ingredients and the cooking process, Poudel said. “Tandoori Chicken is famous in South Asian kitchens. The chicken is marinated overnight in a yogurt base that is heavy with Indian spices such as cumin, coriander, cardamom and turmeric, which are baked off in the Tandoori clay oven.”

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Commencement 2017

Members of UMES’ Class of 2017, their families and guests started the Memorial Day weekend with pomp and circumstance. The university awarded 441 degrees during the May 26 graduation ceremony. UMES international student Cui Fang had a special treat. Her parents flew 7,500 miles from their native China to see her make university history as the first recipient of a master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences. “I’m very excited,” she said. “We have not seen each other in two years, so this is a special moment for us.” Yuzhu Zhang, Fang’s mother, said “we are very proud and happy for her.” Hard work in another challenging major paid off for two Delmarva residents, Mitra English of New Church, Va, and Christian Walston of Crisfield. Both graduated with bachelor’s degrees in engineering, specializing in aerospace studies, and have jobs waiting for them in the industry. English will be employed by Raytheon and moving to Massachusetts, where she will be working on missile defense radar systems. Orbital ATK, an aerospace and defense company with a branch in Wallops, Va., hired Walston, who will be working on sounding rocket designs. Top: An honorary degree was awarded to John J. Allen Jr., chairman of UMES’ all-volunteer Board of Visitors and an executive with Delmarva Power, an Exelon company. Allen was instrumental in acquiring a $1 million gift by the company for green initiatives at the university. UMES President Juliette B. Bell awarded a presidential medallion to Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Art Shell (Class of 1968) as a gesture of gratitude for his five decades of support and loyalty.


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Volleyball team looks to take big step forward in 2017 Back in the hunt for two years now, the Hawks eye MEAC title

When Maryland Eastern Shore coach Toby Rens rejoined the program in 2014, those in the know assumed it would not be long before the Hawks volleyball team returned to contention in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Three seasons into his second tenure, the team is back in the hunt, advancing to its first MEAC semifinal in four years in 2016, while winning 18 games along the way. Now a seasoned group of studentathletes, combined with five newcomers, will look to take the next critical step— winning a conference title. All of the pieces are there for a title run, starting on the outside. All-MEAC Second Teamer and junior Lucia Babic (Sisak, Croatia) will lead a talented group, including All-MEAC Rookie selection Iva Vujosevic (Bar, Montenegro) as she enters her sophomore season and junior Rachel Kayongo (Northridge, California), who exploded on the scene during MEAC play a year ago with 2.82 kills per set. In the middle, Mere Serea (Suva, Fiji) was granted an additional

year of eligibility after an injury sidelined her as a junior. She led the MEAC with 1.11 blocks per set as a senior, and will look to be a presence once again as a graduate student. Senior Alana Polk (Houston, Texas) and redshirt freshman Sola Okesanjo (Chicago, Illinois) also will play vital roles in the middle. Sophomore Ivana Blazevic (Zagreb, Croatia) impressed in her freshman season as setter, and will look to improve at that position. Koya Sowells (Missouri City, Texas)—the spark who lifted the team’s energy on the court—will provide support as a defensive specialist, and senior Kirstin Fink (Tucson, Arizona) can handle almost any position on the court, starting or as a substitute. The schedule currently features 33 matches during the regular season, with 11 taking place at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on campus. Five tournaments are on the non-conference season, including one at home Sept. 15 and 16. MEAC play begins Sept. 29 and concludes Nov. 12. The postseason begins Nov. 17 as the Hawks play host to the MEAC Championships for the third consecutive year. For complete news of Hawk athletics, visit

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interest to Wang and his colleagues who are sharing their findings on how inhibiting aberrant RNA splicing might be the pathway to reducing prostate cancer disparities across racial populations. Wang co-authored a 14-page article published online June 30 by the journal “Nature Communications” outlining what researchers have learned trying to measure tumor “aggressiveness and drug resistance in AfricanAmerican prostate cancer.” “We are basically searching for a way to translate what we have discovered into a clinical approach in the future,” Wang said. “Our ultimate goal is: we want to help patients.” “One of the mysteries in human genome is why 20,000 human genes can produce up to one million proteins.” Wang said. “The key step is called ‘alternative RNA splicing’. It is a process that allows different coded information from the same gene to be selected then ‘spliced’ together.” “One single gene could make multiple different proteins,” he said. Accumulating evidence suggests that alternative RNA splicing may have critical roles in various types of diseases, including cancer. Wang and fellow researchers, including Dr. Norman Lee of the George Washington University and Dr. Steven Patierno of Duke University, with whom he shared the recent patent designation, are concentrating on understanding how maintaining accurate RNA messages (by correcting the aberrant RNA splicing) might lead to staving off or possibly curing prostate

cancer. Medical science has relied for decades on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing as an indicator men might be symptomatic of prostate cancer. PSA is a protein produced by cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate. As a “biomarker,” Wang said, PSA test results can be imprecise. “We want to find a better way to provide early detection of aggressive prostate cancer, and screening for aberrant RNA splicing seems to be a promising approach/tool to achieve this” he said. Although socioeconomics is considered a major contributor for prostate cancer disparities, it alone cannot fully explain the cancer disparities observed between different ethnic groups. Lee, Wang and their research teammates have concluded that distinct genetic differences are likely the culprit for “tumor aggressiveness” and “drug resistance” in African-American prostate cancers. While Wang continues his research with collaborators, he accepted an appointment to UMES’ faculty because it “provides me a more-balanced work life. I enjoy doing research, but I also like teaching and interacting with students.” The next step, he said, is “to validate the ‘splice variants’ in large-scale clinical samples and further translate our finding to precision medicine that can truly help prostate cancer patients.”

Circling the World

The Key / August 25, 2017


Concert Choir performs in Virgin Islands

UMES Concert Choir members and students from the Julius Sprauve Elementary School sang the U.S. Virgin Islands March at the Emancipation Gardens in St. John. The group’s spring tour, May 28-June 1, took the choristers to St. Thomas and St. John where the 20-member group performed at church services, outdoor venues and were dinner guests at the governor’s mansion. “The UMES Concert Choir has never experienced a more successful and enjoyable spring performance tour,” Harleston said. “The choir truly received red carpet treatment.”

“It was an experience that I will keep forever,” said Brianna Sepelak, a sophomore biology major from Greenbackville, Va. “It showed me a different culture and I was so happy I was a part of it (the tour).”

UMES professor presents at conference Dr. Yen Dang, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice, traveled to Italy to be a scholarly presenter at the Monash Conference. She got a little sight-seeing in and sent “The Key” this photo of her in front of the famed leaning tower of Pisa showing her “Hawk Pride.”

Professor teaches in China

UMES math professor Mark Williams shared his knowledge this summer as a guest instructor at Changchun University of Science and Technology some 600 miles northeast of Beijing. Williams was among area faculty members who participated in the exchange program through Delaware State University. Chinese students travel to the U.S. for their senior year at the nearby historically black institution after being taught STEM courses in English at Changchun. Williams said there is potential for the program to be emulated at UMES bringing nearly 100 Chinese students to campus each year.

UMES volunteers join medical missions trip

A team of six UMES volunteers lent a hand near Managua, Nicaragua early this summer as part of a 20-member La Merced medical mission’s trip. From left are: Dr. Geoff Saunders, PharmD ‘17; Dr. Mark Freebery, formerly of UMES’ faculty; Lena Ward, alumna of the UMES Child Development Center; Dr. Bart Anderson, PharmD ’16; Dr. Veronique Diriker, ORLD ’05, director of development and mission team leader; and Dr. Yen Dang, assistant professor of pharmacy practice.

La Merced is a nonprofit organization in Salisbury whose members have “united for the common goal of helping our neighbors abroad.” The mission’s team aided close to 300 patients at three hospitals, a clinic and at a site referred to as “the dump,” where some of the country’s poorest citizens sift through trash to survive. Medical personnel performed pediatric facial reconstruction and post-mastectomy breast reconstruction surgeries, shared laparoscopic techniques with local surgeons and injected cortisone shots in orthopedic patients. “Each year, we seem to get better. The bond between the team members was absolutely amazing. The variety of procedures we provided was remarkable. The patients were so grateful and all are in a better place.”—Dr. Veronique Diriker UMES’ director of development and La Merced team leader, reconnected with a child she met last year. “The day trip to Tapitapa’s “dump” was the most heartbreaking, yet most gratifying moment of the trip, Diriker said. “Although the people have close to nothing, they are joyful and grateful for life.” A fresh water project was presented there and 60 women and children received care.

arts & entertainment calendar fall 2017 *Unless noted, all events listed are free.


Art Exhibit Opening Reception

4-6 p.m., Mosely Gallery “Homage.” Show features new pieces by UMES fine arts faculty honoring the artists that inspire their work. Hours: Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Show on display through Oct. 12. / 410-651-7770


Founders’ Day

Happy 131st Birthday UMES (1886-2017). 410-651-UMES

“Untitled” by Christopher Harrington


“Homage to Claes Oldenburg-Soft iPhone” by Susan Holt

Health Care Speakers Series

7 p.m., Student Services Center Theatre Rep. Andy Harris, M.D., is the keynote speaker for the second annual Nicholas Blanchard Health Care Speakers Series on the topic, “The State of the Nation’s Health Care.” 410-651-UMES

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The Key August 25, 2017 Edition  
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