Category Archives: Dentistry

“I Belong Here” : Women’s History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

March is Women’s History Month, the HSHSL will celebrate the month by honoring select UMB women through our blog and an exhibit, The First Women of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in the Weise Gallery. The University of Maryland, Baltimore as it is known today was formed through a number of mergers with other Baltimore area Colleges and Universities; additionally, the school was once a branch campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.  Because of this, the history of women at UMB is intermingled with the histories of these schools and each accepted women into their programs at different times.  Continue reading

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Dr. Elton “Tony” Preston Maddox Jr.

In 1968, the first African American student entered the School of Dentistry; Elton Preston Maddox Jr. was born on a farm in Kingston, MD on November 17, 1946.  He was the valedictorian of Carter G. Woodson High School in 1964 and entered Morgan State the following year, graduating from the University with honors in 1968. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was on reserve status during his time at the School of Dentistry.  Dr. Maddox graduated with honors from the School of Dentistry in 1972; he was the only African American Student during his four year tenure.  In contrast, according to The Happenings, by January 1973 there were 32 African American Students in the School of Dentistry. Continue reading

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Love Data Week at UMB Begins on February 10

Love Data Week is an international celebration of all things data! Here at the Health Sciences & Human Services Library, we will be celebrating all week long with info sessions, workshops, prize giveaways, and more.     Want to participate? Here’s how!  … Continue reading

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#iheartumbhshsl Winner!

Congratulations Greg Poku-Dankwah! This School of Dentistry student is the winner of the #iheartumbhshsl contest. He submitted a snappy original song and dance video in homage to the Library. We can’t stop singing it!

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Historical Moment: Baltimore’s 1893 Fire, 125 Years Later, UMB Campus Damaged

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland. Sanborn Map Company; Vol. 1, 1890. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03573_001/. On Saturday, December 2, 1893, a devastating fire broke out in Baltimore.  Burning across the block surrounded by Paca, German, Greene, and Lombard … Continue reading

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Exhibit: Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions, Oct 15 – Nov 24

          From the National Library of Medicine, produced in cooperation with the National Museum of American History, Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions will be on display in the HS/HSL’s Weise Gallery Oct 15 … Continue reading

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Communicating With Patients Workshop: 9/25 and 10/30

                      FACT: Only 12% of the U.S. adult population has proficient health literacy. Are you aware of your patients’ ability to understand and act on the information you give them? … Continue reading

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1933: Dental School “Dents” – Baltimore Amateur Hockey League Champs

Eighty-five years ago the University of Maryland Dental School’s ice hockey team (the Maryland Dents) made their own history by winning the Baltimore Amateur Ice Hockey League championship.   Continue reading

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Let Us Help You Prepare for Graduate Research Day

Students preparing for the upcoming annual Graduate Research Conference on Thursday, March 15, are discovering the Health Sciences & Human Services Library’s value in the research process. Each school’s faculty librarian can meet with students to retrieve relevant articles from … Continue reading

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HS/HSL Supports Children’s Dental Health Month

February marks the celebration of a month long focus on Children’s Dental Health, while the month of March focuses on celebrating reading. Why not celebrate both at the same time! It is a perfect opportunity to use a new list … Continue reading

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