Maryland Day 2011 (ARHU)

4/30/11, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
University of Maryland Campus

Please review the following events sponsored by ARHU and its departments, centers and institutes to see what we have to offer for a day of fun!


Krav Maga 2:30 – 3:00 PM

The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies sponsor Krav Maga, an explosive combative street-fighting!  Come and watch black-belt experts demonstrate the hand-to-hand combat system of Krav Maga, developed in Israel and used by Israeli Defense Forces.

Deep Thoughts by Honors Humanities

Tel Aviv Graffiti Mural

The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies present the Tel Aviv Graffiti Mural.  Street Art: you’ve seen it, now help make it! Come and help create a community mural and watch a visiting artist from Artists4Israel create a Mural for Peace.

Explore ARHU! 
The Office of Student Affairs will be located under the ARHU tent on McKeldin Mall.  Meet students and advisors from the College of Arts and Humanities to learn how you can explore your passion, discover your purpose and feed your creativity through academic majors and other opportunities in the college.

Around the World in 40 Languages
The National Foreign Language Center offers a way to travel.  Using our green screen photo booth, have your picture taken in front of the country of your choice and then send an e-postcard to friends and family!

Write Your Name in Greek, Latin and More!
The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and Department of Classics are offering their language skills to the community.  Stop by to learn how to write your name and introduce yourself in a variety of languages including Greek, Japanese, Russian, and More!

Philosophical Advice: $.05
The philosopher from the Department of Philosophy is in. Bring your philosophical questions to members of our philosophy department. Nickels are free.

Playing the Past,
11:30 – 2PM
Learn more about the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). Get involved with retro gaming consoles and talk with students about the research projects we have involving the preservation of video games.

The Middle East at Maryland
Have your name written in beautiful calligraphy.  Learn how to say hello in Arabic and Persian. Savor some Middle Eastern foods.  Find out more about the Arabic and Persian Language Flagship programs at UM.  Meet current Flagship students.

Experiencing and Learning Ten Languages! 
All day, ground floor,  St. Mary’s Hall
The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Language House are offering visitors the world of languages.  Join the Language House for an exploration of international cultures of ten different languages and participate in cross-cultural activities.


African American Storytelling Circle
The Department of American Studies hosts storytellers from the Lakeland Community Heritage Project in College Park.  Hear residents talk about the historic community of Lakeland and learn how to start your own neighborhood history by collecting oral histories and family photographs.

An Exhibition: “Limited Editions: Joseph Holston Prints, 1974-2010, A Retrospective”David C. Driskell Center, 1207 Cole Student Activities Building
Visit the David C. Driskell Center to enjoy the “Limited Editions: Joseph Holston Prints, 1974-2010, A Retrospective ” exhibition, co-curated by Dr. Robert E. Steele, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center and Elisabeth Hodermarsky, the Sutphin Family Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery.  The exhibition highlights more than 40 years of graphic work by Holston whose colorful style ranges from figurative to cubist abstractionist.  

Arts & Humanities Admissions
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Kay Theatre – Clarice Smith Center
Explore your passion, discover your purpose and feed your creativity! With more than 50 majors and minors combined, you’ll be encouraged and challenged to broaden your perspective: learn to speak Arabic; read Shakespeare; become globally engaged through cultural and language immersion programs; intern at the Smithsonian. Hear from the admissions coordinator and current students about these and other exciting opportunities!

Honors Thesis Exhibition
Herman Maril Gallery, Art-Soc RM 1309
Honors Thesis Exhibition works by students in the Department of Art Honors Program.

Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Michelle Smith Collaboratory, 4213 Art/Soc Building
Explore new media technologies throughout the day in Art History’s new visualization lab. Come enjoy movies, interactive games, and virtual field trips in this IMAX-like theater.

You Be the Curator
10 – 11:30 AM
Work with the Art Gallery staff to design your very own art exhibition! Use digital images of the gallery’s current collection to create your own digital show. Back to top

For a complete listing of university events and activities, visit Maryland Day 2011.