Move-in day

Because students experienced a migration of their own when they started college, Life Sciences Director Beth Parent provided some information to first-year students on the body's reactions to things such as sleep and stress.

3 Theme Questions With... Beth Parent

Throughout the year, our Scholars faculty and staff across programs will share their responses to three questions around our 2018–19 annual theme, "Migrations: Populations and Practices on the Move." The questions typically relate to a resource directors are using in class. Following is another entry in our “3 Questions With…” series.

Andy Shallal, Psyche Williams-Forson and Regie Cabico headshots

Busboys and Poets' owner Andy Shallal (left) will join Professor Psyche Williams-Forson, a scholar of material culture & food, for a wide-ranging discussion at a special Do Good Dialogue, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 4:30–6 p.m., in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Slam poet Regie Cabico will also perform.

3 Theme Questions With… Andy Shallal

Long before it was a “thing” to have a “slash” career, Andy Shallal boasted several careers to his name. The Iraqi-American owner of the popular local restaurant chain, Busboys and Poets, Shallal has been an entrepreneur, artist, political activist… even a politician.

World map with yellow dotted lines leading to College Park

Students are invited to share their migration stories at a Scholars Theme event Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at 7 p.m. in 1205 Cambridge Community Center. This map shows some of the family migration paths that eventually led Scholars faculty and staff to the University of Maryland.

An Invitation to Share Your Migration Story

“How did you get here?” is a rich and complex question. Asked in a tone of suspicion at, say, an airport or a store, it may feel like a challenge or even a threat: “You don’t look like you belong here. How and why are you here?” Asked over a cup of coffee in a friendly tone of voice, it will probably feel like an invitation: “Tell me more about yourself. What brought you to this place at this time doing what you are doing?”