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Happy Holidays from the University of Maryland
December 13

December 12, 2012

Dear University of Maryland family:

There is much to celebrate this holiday season.  The outstanding accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students in education, research, the arts and athletics are what make the University of Maryland one of the premier institutions of higher education in the world.  I also wish to extend my heartfelt appreciation to our alumni, an extended family 300,000 strong!  Your continued support makes possible our successes.

I am pleased to share with you this year’s holiday video card.  This special video can be found at www.holidaygreeting.umd.edu.  Simply click on the link to view.  And be sure to forward it to friends, family and colleagues who might enjoy a little Terrapin holiday spirit. Happy Holidays!


Wallace D. Loh

Smith Center Premieres “Christmas Gift!”
December 11

The University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will host Nolan Williams, Jr.'s premiere of “Christmas Gift!” A Celebration of African American Holiday Traditions through Music and Spoken Word on December 14 and 15. Inspired by an African American tradition of gift-giving that dates back to the mid-19th Century, this family-friendly holiday event brings together music and readings that reflect the power of generosity in hard times.

University of Maryland Students Promote Organ Donation
December 7

Donate Life Maryland: What Are You Waiting For?

Students from the University of Maryland put together this video promoting organ donation.

Get active and become an organ donor today here http://donatelife.net .
Register online to be an organ donor: http://www.amasaveslives.com/register.php

Learn more about AMA Saves Lives at amasaveslives.com and find out more about terpAMA Saves Lives on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TerpamaSavesLives?fref=ts

TerpVision - Spring 2011 : The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance
December 3

The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance at the Univeristy of Maryland contains many elements that come together to create an area uniquely for contemplation. The labyrinth is a sanctuary for those who walk while they think, while benches offer a place for those who want to sit still. Water features add a soothing dynamic, while journals allow the community to express their emotions.

Terrapins Everywhere Are Thinking BIG!
December 3

The University of Maryland is shaping our world. Every year we graduate the inventors, the innovators, the provocateurs and the pioneers. Everywhere you look, everwhere you go across the globe, Terrapins are showing our genius, our determination and our impact. Fear the Turtle!

UMD Joins the Big 10 Conference Starting July 1, 2014
November 28

The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval November 19, 2012 for the University of Maryland to join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1, 2014, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2014-15 academic year. 

Read full release: http://ter.ps/B1GNewser

Meet the Digital Cultures and Creativity Program
November 28

The Digital Cultures and Creativity program is part of the Honors College living-learning program.  Students are housed together and share some core courses during the first two years of their college career. Students explore emerging and hybrid technologies to expand our notions of human potential through research and creative scholarship in physical computing, intermedia performance, augmented reality, biomapping, DIY culture jamming or participatory media.

"Dance Linguist" Anne Warren describes her Honor Humanities course
November 28

The "Creative Process in Dance" explores the process of creation in dance, focusing on ballet and modern dance.  Students read articles by choreographers who share with us the sources of their ideas, the different shapes these ideas take, and the ways in which the ideas expand into finished works of art. The Honors Humanities program is part of the Honors College Living-Learning Program.  Students are housed together and share some core courses during the first two years of their college career.

UMD/NACTA Co-production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
November 28

The University of Maryland's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) crosses continents, oceans and 12 time zones with a groundbreaking bi-lingual co-production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Created in collaboration with the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA), the production was presented at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, under the direction of TDPS Professor Mitchell Hébert and Yu Fanlin, professor of directing at NACTA. After its premiere run at the Center, the production will traveled to Beijing for a series of performances.

TerpVision 6 - Fortune's Bones
November 28

As part of its 10th anniversary, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland celebrated with a year-long series of events, lectures and performances centered around the story of Fortune, a slave living in Waterbury, CT more than 200 years ago. The centerpiece of the celebration was “Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem,” --poems written by Connecticut poet laureate Marilyn Nelson and set to music by Ysaye M. Barnwell, a noted Washington-area composer and the curator of the series. They were performed by a full symphony orchestra, three choirs, seven soloists and a chorus of African bells.