Events, Life

The Dalai Lama visits UMD

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the University of Maryland. He was a charming man who had the most incredible laugh and sense of humor. He spoke peace and about seeing one another as humans first, not as blacks, white, Catholics, Buddhists, Jews, Americans, Tibetans, etc. He also told the audience to always remember that no one wakes up and decides, “Today, I don’t want to be happy.” We are all trying to find what makes us truly happy, and every human being has the right to do so. It was a great experience and I am glad to have had the opportunity to go. How many people can say they’ve seen the Dalai Lama?! (OK, maybe a lot… but it still felt pretty darn special.)

Dalai Lama

It was also great to see His Holiness in a Terps visor — too funny 🙂

Go Terps!


Zaching for Cancer

If you haven’t heard about “Zaching” yet, well then you are SOOOOO out of the loop.

Better than Owling, Planking and Tebowing combined, Zaching is a new trend emerging in support of a University of Maryland student who is battling brain cancer. Read Zachary Lederer’s incredible story here, and take a picture of you and your friends Zaching to show your support of Lederer and all those who are battling cancer. E-mail your photos to and tweet them using #zaching.

We showed our support at the Smith School! Check out the pages and pages and pages of photos on the Zaching for Cancer tumblr page — it’s amazing how many people have shown their support!

Zaching at the Robert H. Smith School of Business -- photo courtesy of Tony Richards (