McKeldin Library

Free Speech & Hate Speech Open Discussion

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

McKeldin Library, Room 6137

Join members of the Joint President/Senate Inclusion & Respect Task Force as they discuss the complex intersections of free speech, hate speech, and freedom of association. Learn about the legal framework for speech in higher education and best practices addressing free speech at other Big 10 institutions. Share your suggestions for how free speech and hate speech should be addressed at UMD.

Fake News & Alternative Facts Dialogue

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

McKeldin Library, Room 6137

The Interdisciplinary Dialogue Series, hosted by University Libraries, features panel discussions on important topics by scholars from various disciplines at the University of Maryland. This forum will focus on topics relating to fake news and alternative facts, featuring a panel of speakers from The Washington Examiner, the Department of Communication, the Department of Government & Politics, and more. 

Lunch will be provided. The program will begin promptly at 12:00. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to get your lunch and get settled.

Seed Grant Symposium

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

McKeldin Library, Room 6137

Join us as we learn more about the work and accomplishments of our BBI Seed Grant Awardees for FY16 and FY17. Representatives from each team will be provide short presentations discussing their current or past awards. There will be an opportunity to connect with faculty, students and external members of the BBI community. Reception to follow; refreshments will be served.

Academic Integrity Week Mock Hearing

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Come to the McKeldin Library 2nd Floor Portico Room at 7:00pm for A Mock Hearing, displaying the student-led judiciary process unique to the University of Maryland. Students will witness a mock case in partnership with the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid office. Students in the audience will be able to participate, ask questions, and serve as if they were on the Student Honor Council. 

A Mock Hearing is part of Academic Integrity Week, March 6 - 10. If you have any questions about AI Week or the events, please go to or contact James Bond at  

Speak Up, Save A Life: State's Attorney Presentation

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Assistant State's Attorney Steve Chaiken of the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office will be giving a presentation entitled "Speak Up, Save a Life" about the growing drug epidemic in Maryland and Maryland's relatively new Good Samaritan Law, which happens to be very similar to UMD's Responsible Action Policy. Mr. Chaiken is a charismatic speaker eager to work with students. He will discuss how the law works and how we, as citizens and students, can utilize the law to save lives. The event will be held in McKeldin Library, Room 6107 and is hosted by the University Student Judiciary. Refreshments will be served.

The Friends of the Slave: Daniel O’Connell & Frederick Douglass

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

In celebration of the Irish Heritage Month, the Division of Research is hosting a special lecture and reception in  McKeldin Library, Special Events Room, 6th Floor that highlights the connection between the Irish and African American struggle for freedom and civil rights. 

The lecture by Professor Christine Kinealy, Director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, will explore the relationship between Daniel O'Connell and Frederick Douglass and examine their important contributions to ending slavery.

Professor Kinealy's lecture will be followed by a presentation by Don Mullan and Kristin Leary, co-founders of the Frederick Douglass Ireland Project.

To register for the event, visit

This event is part of the university’s “Maryland Dialogues on Diversity & Community” series. Learn more at

Contact Elise Carbonaro at 301-405-6501 or for more information.

University Student Judiciary and Student Legal Aid Office Mock Hearing

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: McKeldin Library, Special Events Room, 6th Floor

Your presence is requested for a Student Conduct Mock Hearing at the McKeldin Special Events room (6th floor). You are being charged with being interested in becoming a USJ or SLAO member. At the Mock Hearing, you will be able to get an inside look at how hearings are conducted for alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Specifically, we will be looking at a case involving drug possession. There will be food!!

Hazing Prevention Forum

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, McKeldin Library, Special Events Room, 6th Floor

Forum hosted by Sigma Kappa Sorority which aims to facilitate a discussion among many student organizations at the University of Maryland. This discussion will aim to bring to light why hazing occurs, why it is necessary to prevent it, and possible alternatives to hazing.

Contact: James Bond, Office of Student Conduct


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