Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Apply Now for BSOS Scholarships!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers several scholarships to current students. Each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Applications are due on January 23, 2015. Scholarship awards are for the fall 2015 semester. For additional information and requirements, please visit:
http://bsosundergrad.umd.edu/opportunities/bsos-college-scholarships

The college offers the following scholarship awards:
  • Irv & Micki Goldstein Scholarship Award
  • Jean & Robert Steele Scholarship Award
  • Katherine Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Scholarship Award
  • Murray E. Polakoff Scholarship Award
  • The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarship Award
  • The Montgomery Family Endowed Scholarship Award
Deadline to apply:
Friday, January 23 by 5:00 p.m.

For materials that cannot be submitted in your online application, please send or deliver remaining items to:
Attn: Blessing Enekwe
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

or email bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to: bsosscholarships@gmail.com.

Please include "scholarships" in the subject line when e-mailing. All electronic recommendations should be sent from a University email address to bsos-scholarships@umd.edu. Thank you!

Panel on Post-grad Volunteer Opportunities

Join on Tuesday December 2nd 7:30-9:00 at Maryland Hillel (7612 Mowatt Lane) for an informative panel with representatives from great post-grad programs. Featuring representatives from: Teach for America, City Year, AVODAH, Repair the World, and Yahel.

Take a look at their websites for more information on these organizations:
http://www.cityyear.org/
http://www.teachforamerica.org/
http://www.werepair.org/
http://www.avodah.net/
http://www.yahelisrael.com/

Refreshments and Dessert will be served.

DSAC Brown Bag with Dean Ball

The last DSAC Brown Bag Event for the semester will be Wednesday, December 3 - lunch with the new Dean of BSOS, Dr. Gregory Ball!

If you are interested in getting to know our new Dean, learning about research opportunities in BSOS, or want to hear about some of the new ideas Dean Ball has for BSOS then this is the event for you!

BSOS- Dean Ball
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:30PM - 1:30PM (Lunch will be provided)
2141K Tydings Hall (Dean’s Conference Room)
RSVP HERE!

Before becoming the Dean of BSOS, Dr. Ball served as Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Vice Dean for Science and Research Infrastructure in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ball’s past research has covered brain and social behaviors, with his most recent focus on interrelationships among steroid hormones. Dean Ball has earned a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in psychobiology from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Social Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Are you interested in an engaging, dynamic, winter session class in January 2015 at UMD College Park, with a social entrepreneurship theme?

We have a scholarship reserved for a student of social entrepreneurship.

We have several scholarships available, with a simple online application form here: http://goo.gl/forms/6C7iUErgu1

Free Movie Screening and Reception - The Act of Killing

Award-Winning Oscar-nominated Documentary
The Act of Killing

Reception, Screening and Discussion with the Director
December 2, 6:30p.m.
Colony Ballroom-Stamp Student Union

The Global Communities Living-Learning Program presents Joshua Oppenheimer, award-winning documentary director and 2014 McArthur Fellow, in this campus premiere. Dr. Shibley Telhami, Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, will lead a Q&A with the director after the screening. The filmmakers follow unrepentant death squad leaders in Indonesia and challenge them to dramatize their role in genocide, producing a unique and powerful melding of art and remembrance. The screening and discussion will be preceded by a reception.

Paid Summer Research Opportunity (Spring Volunteer)

The Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Fox, is currently seeking a highly motivated and extremely dependable student for the Spring semester to work on the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, which is a randomized control trial of foster care involving infants and young children in Romania. 

We are looking for a student who possesses strong organizational skills, attention to detail, commitment to the accuracy and completeness of data, and is familiar with SPSS Statistics. Requirements: min 3.0 GPA, 9 hrs/week, 3 semester commitment. 

This position also requires availability for a paid summer 2015 internship. Prereq: PSYC 200. 

If interested, please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and Spring 2015 class schedule to Leanna Papp at lpapp@umd.edu

PSYC 479 credits available. For more info about this project, visit: http://www.bucharestearlyinterventionproject.org/

America Reads*America Counts Spring 2015 Application

America Reads*America Counts, which is part of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, is a mentoring/tutoring program where nearly 300 UMD students work weekly to improve the literacy and math skills of Prince George’s County elementary school students. 

We are currently seeking dedicated and enthusiastic college students who love working with kids and want to give back to their community. America Reads*America Counts is a great way to meet new friends on campus, develop essential leadership skills, and gain valuable resume-building experience!

Students can volunteer, receive academic or internship credit, or, if eligible for Federal Work Study, can be paid to work with our program!

Visit http://www.arac.umd.edu to learn more and to apply. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 28th at 5pm.

Moneythink Maryland is Recruiting Mentors


Are you interested in empowering today's youth to fulfill their dreams?

Moneythink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that recruits and trains college volunteers to serve as near-peer role models, college mentors, and financial coaches to low-income teens in high school classrooms within our communities.

Moneythink Maryland has partnered with high schools in Prince George's County, Maryland, to offer mentorship and education during school hours (7am-4pm). Mentors lead 11th-and-12th-graders through a program focused on the real world-financial decisions that young people face.

Information Session:
Tuesday, November 25th 7:00-8:00pm
La Plata Hall Fishbowl (Room 1125)
Apply by December 1st at 11:59PM
Contact if you have any questions

Moneythink Maryland is Recruiting Mentors

Are you interested in empowering today's youth to fulfill their dreams?

Moneythink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that recruits and trains college volunteers to serve as near-peer role models, college mentors, and financial coaches to low-income teens in high school classrooms within our communities. 

Moneythink Maryland has partnered with high schools in Prince George's County, Maryland, to offer mentorship and education during school hours (7am-4pm). Mentors lead 11th-and-12th-graders through a program focused on the real world-financial decisions that young people face.

Information Session:
Tuesday, November 25th
7:00-8:00pm
La Plata Hall Fishbowl (Room 1125)

Apply by December 1st at 11:59PM
Contact if you have any questions.

Changes to Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP) requirements




The campus recently approved changes to the current requirements for LEP majors. This would pertain to CCJS, GPVT, and PSYC majors in BSOS. Please visit the www.lep.umd.edu webpage to review the requirements listed for each major. If you have any questions about the changes, please see an advisor in BSOS or your department.