Monday, February 17, 2020

Public Health Action Through Civic Engagement (PHACE) Leadership Forum


Students will hear from speakers, including Gloria Blackwell from the Office of Community Engagement and College Park Major Patrick Wojahn, about leadership and advocacy in public health, along with receiving networking opportunities with speakers, SPH staff/faculty, and fellow students.  RSVP HERE!

Gates-Cambridge Scholarships for Grad Study in the UK

Gates-Cambridge Scholarships - Graduate Studies at the University of Cambridge

Congratuations to Abhishek Goel ('16), Maryland's 2020 Gates-Cambridge Scholar!

Are you motivated to make a real difference in the world? Do you have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishment? Do you have exceptional public service and leadership experiences? Do you have a strong, focused interest in graduate studies? 

If you think you may have these strengths and aims, you should learn about the Gates-Cambridge Scholarships, which fully fund studies toward a graduate degree at the University of Cambridge in the UK. 

Contact Francis DuVinage at duvinage@umd.edu for an individual appointment to learn more about the Gates-Cambridge scholarships. Students and alumni in ANY MAJOR are welcome to be in touch. You may also learn more by visiting the Gates-Cambridge website here: https://www.gatescambridge.org/

ELIGIBILITY: To apply you must be a current Junior, graduating Senior, or recent grad; US and foreign citizens are eligible. Candidates should have exceptionally strong academic, research, service and leadership accomplishments. UMD nomination is NOT required.

Rhodes - Marshall - Mitchell Scholarships

Congratulations to A. J. Pruitt ('18), Maryland's Mitchell Scholar for 2020!

Are you motivated to make a real difference in the world? Do you have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishment? Do you have exceptional public service and leadership experiences? Do you have a strong, focused interest in graduate studies? 

If you think you may have these strengths and aims, and would like to learn more about competing for a chance to spend 1 or 2 years studying at a major university in the United Kingdom or Ireland (Mitchell), contact Francis DuVinage at duvinage@umd.edu for an individual appointment to learn more about the RhodesMarshall, and Mitchell scholarships. Students and recent alumni in ANY CLASS YEAR OR MAJOR are welcome to be in touch.

You can visit the Rhodes website here - the Marshall website here - and the Mitchell website here.

ELIGIBILITY: Generally, you must be a US citizen; a current Junior, graduating Senior, or recent grad; and have a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Permanent residents may be eligible for Rhodes Scholarships. UMD Nomination is REQUIRED.

NOMINATION PROCESS: To apply for a Rhodes, Marshall, or Mitchell scholarship you MUST be nominated by the UK/Ireland Post-Graduate Fellowships Committee of the University of Maryland, College Park. Details of the nomination application requirements are available from the National Scholarships Office. The deadline to apply for nomination is August 1.
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MTI Distinguished Seminar Series: Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at US DOT

United States Department of Transportation Research: Where Is It Headed?

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, will be presenting a seminar on US Department of Transportation research initiatives and priorities. 
RSVP
Tuesday, February 25
10:30am~11:00 Networking Reception
11:00~12:00pm Seminar

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Benjamin Banneker Room  (Rm 2212)

Stamp Student Union, UMD
3972 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Applications for Student Advisory Committee for VPDI now open!

Undergrads: get involved in diversity, equity & inclusion work, share what’s working (& what’s not), and help improve campus for you and other Terps! Apply for the student advisory committee for the VP for Diversity & Inclusion at ter.ps/sacvpdi by Monday, March 2.



Attention BSOS Students!! Study Abroad Deadline!


Application Deadline - March 1st!!!



Education Abroad is now accepting applications through March 1st for Summer, Fall and Full Year 2020 programs and EA Scholarships.

As an BSOS major, you can earn credit towards your degree with programs supported by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences!

Contact:
Education Abroad
educationabroad@umd.edu
Phone: 301-314-7746
1118 H.J. Patterson Hall

Application for Business Minors


Deadline to Apply is Today - February 17th!!



The Question of Slavery and the Founding of the Maryland Agricultural College (now UMCP)


Charles Benedict Calvert (yes, a collateral descendant of the original founder of the colony) wanted to expand the variety of crops on his extensive plantation.  If he had lived in the deep south, he could have grown only cotton.  In Maryland he raised tobacco, wearing out the soil.  He did something only possible in a border state --  explored new crop possibilities, gave the land to found an agricultural college and shifted the composition of his labor force. Though he was a slave owner he foresaw the demise of slavery, primarily on economic grounds.  Come and hear the full story of the beginning of our state's flagship University.
Join the conversation aboutslavery and American Universities in the 19th Century.
MARYLAND'S FOUR CENTURIES PROJECT OFFERS A SERIES OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS, PAVING THE WAY TOWARD THE STATE'S 400TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2034.   
BURT KUMMEROW, FOUNDING DIRECTOR, WILL PROVIDE FULL INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT.
THIS FREE PROGRAM IS A JOINTLY SPONSORED
BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND THE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
AND BY THE FOUR CENTURIES PROJECT.  

Friday, February 14, 2020

Paid Spring Internship with the National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C., announces an opening for a Data Analytics Intern within the Research and Data Analytics team.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will work with the Research and Data Analytics team for through May 2020, with a possible extension based on need.  The intern will assist in completing on-going data projects, data visualization and provide technical and administrative support.  Qualifications and skills needed for the position are presented below:

  • Strong data and analytical skills necessary.
  • Proficiency with statistical software packages such as STATA, R, or Python.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products. Excel and Word skills should be at intermediate level or higher.
  • Comfort in handling large databases of county-level data.
  • Working knowledge of business intelligence software such as Power BI or Tableau.
  • Background in Economics, Statistics/Mathematics, Public Policy, Geography, or related field.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks under short deadlines.
  • Eye for detail; strong organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Undergraduate students (especially upperclassmen), recent college graduates and graduate students majoring in political science, public administration, public policy, other social sciences or related fields of interest to NACo are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to students with an interest in local/state government careers.


Hours/Salary

Interns typically work at least 3 full days, up to 24-29 hours per week, depending on the Department’s needs and the intern’s availability. This internship is paid.
Application Procedures

To apply for an internship, please send a resume to research@naco.org.

In your email, indicate your availability (approximate number of hours per week available to work and approximate start and end dates). Applications are processed on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled, so apply as soon as possible.

Teryn Zmuda
Deputy Chief Innovation Officer
660 North Capitol Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

ECON Scholarships - Due March 8!