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Community Programs

Artist Residencies

Artists -specializing in music, theatre, and dance - visiting the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center offer the campus and community a multitude of opportunities to interact with them in workshops, master classes, lecture demonstrations, informal gatherings, and other activities.  Visit the Center for information on artists, videos, blogs, events, and more.

Campus Contact

Jermaine Antoine Lewis

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Center for Literary and Comparative Studies

A venue for critical and creative work at the University of Maryland, the Center for Literary and Critical Studies will sponsor lectures, symposia, and readings throughout the year.  Scheduled speakers for our 2009-2010 series, “Reading: Histories, Practices, Futures,” will include David Baker, Duncan Wu, Morris Dickstein, Linda Gregerson, Teresa Svoboda, and James Longenbach.  All events are free and open to the public. 

Campus Contact
Professor Robert Levine 
Department of English

College Park Arts Exchange

The CPAE makes the artistic, cultural, creative, and educational resources of the University of Maryland available to local residents of all ages and backgrounds through classes and workshops throughout the year.

Off Campus Contact

Melissa Sites


Program Administrator

Department of History Collaboration with the National Park Service

In the summer of 2009, the U.S. National Park Service commissioned the Department of History to complete a Historic Resource Study of one of its historic properties – a stately, red brick Georgian country house built in 1760s that overlooks the Potomac River in Prince George’s County ten miles south of Washington, D.C.  The Resource Study will serve as the reference of record for National Park Service officials, historians, and guides who interpret the site for the public.

Campus Contact
David Sicilia
Department of History

Literacy Program for Recent Immigrants

Graduate students from the Department of American Studies work with the Literacy Council to tutor and conduct English conversation classes at the Hyattsville Library.

Campus Contact

Department of American Studies
Nancy Struna

Professional Writing Group

The PWG connects professional writing students and instructors with local business clients including the Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN) in College Park and the TVI Corporation in Greenbelt.

Campus Contact

Professional Writing Group
Department of English