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Artist Residencies

Artists -specializing in music, theater 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
Robert Levine, Professor
Department of English

Chamber Music Connections

Chamber Music Connections brings UM student opportunities to K-12 schools to provide educational outreach activities.

Campus Contact
Lori DeBoy
School of Music

Chillum Internship Program

The Chillum Internship Program (CHIP) unites Chillum Elementary School, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the College of Education for a collaborative after-school program in which Maryland upperclassmen teach their academic discipline to K-6 students.

Campus Contact
Valary Rawlings, Senior Academic Advisor
College of Arts and Humanities

Off Campus Contact
Sheila Jefferson, Principal
Chillum Elementary School

Choreographer's Showcase

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center collaborates with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to present outstanding contemporary dance from the region. Adjudicated by national artists, this annual program showcases six up-and-coming young choreographers each year. 

Campus Contact
Ticket Office

Cognitive Science of Language in AP Psychology Series

This program consists of a lecture and a workshop.  The lecture on language acquisition is presented to 3 sections of AP Psychology at Northwood High School.  In the workshop, Northwood students work with University of Maryland faculty and graduate students in small groups examining particular problems in the psychology of language. Activities include laboratory demonstrations and problem-based learning exercises in the acquisition, processing and neural representation of language.

Campus Contact
Jeff Lidz
Department of Linguistics

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David C. Driskell Center High School Arts and Education Program

The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland developed the David C. Driskell Center High School Arts and Education Program in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition AN AMERICAN CONSCIOUSNESS: ROBIN HOLDER’S MID-CAREER RETROSPECTIVE. The program engages high school students and local art teachers to learn more about Holder’s body of work, emphasizing social, political, cultural and historical messages and themes. The program follows the mission of the Driskell Center to educate future generations about African American art, to celebrate the legacy of Professor David C. Driskell, and to tell the story of African American art as part of the canon of American art.

Campus Contact
Dorit Yaron
Deputy Director - David C. Driskell Center

Department of Education: Teaching American History Grant

For the next four years, the Department of History will partner with Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and the UM School of Education in a prestigious and competitively awarded Teaching American History grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal is the professional development of approximately fifty PGCPS high school teachers of U.S. history through a series of graduate credit-earning workshops and summer institutes designed and led by UM faculty. This is the second TAH grant in which the Department of History has participated, and the first for our home county.

Campus Contact
David Sicilia
Department of History

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

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Latin American Studies Community Outreach Program

A joint effort by the Latin American Studies Center in association with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Maryland that works to recruit first generation Hispanics to the University of Maryland and to create partnerships with area high schools. Activities have included workshops for parents, oral history collection, and classes for native speakers.

Campus Contact
Leticia Goulias
Latin American Studies Center

Latin Teacher Pedagogy Program

The Latin Teacher Pedagogy Program seeks to familiarize Latin teachers and students with some of the major issues in teaching Latin at all levels, but especially K-12. The program also provides the support and instruction needed by high school Latin teachers so that they can meet the certification standards being set by the No Child Left Behind legislation.

Campus Contact
Judith P. Hallett
Department of Classics

Maryland History Day

Maryland History Day is the state affiliate of National History Day, an innovative nationwide program designed to help secondary schools invigorate history education.

Campus Contact
Elsa Barkley Brown
Department of History

Off Campus Contact
Judy Dobbs
Maryland Humanities Council

Music Education Division School University Partnership

This partnership creates a network of music educators in local schools who serve as mentor teachers for students who are at various levels of experience in their programs. Educators and student teachers meet on campus and participate in workshops, special events, and concerts at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Campus Contact
Janet Montgomery
Chair of Music Education

Music Technology Lab

The Music Technology Lab, Room 1108, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, is a state-of-the-art facility designed for the study and practice of applications in music technology. The Lab works on outreach initiatives with middle school students, as part of The College Park Scholars Service Learning Program.

Campus Contact
William Evans
Director, Music Technology Lab

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Playwrights of the Future

Playwrights of the Future is a Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center community engagement initiative pairing a team of graduate and senior-level undergraduate students within the Department of Theatre with Hyattsville Middle School's students within their Creative and Performing Arts Program. The program augments the middle school’s curriculum by developing playwright and performance skills and encouraging a greater understanding of the role of theater in their own communities. The 15-week collaboration results in a final presentation of new work performed at the center during the spring term. Projects include playwriting, editing, and directing students’ plays.

Off Campus Contact
Saralyn Trainor
Hyattsville Middle School- PGCP
Prince Georges County Public Schools

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

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