Sunday, September 21, 2014

Interested in Studying in India this Winter? Head to Bio-Psyc Wednesday

Risk, resilience, oppression, poverty: how do we make sense of these issues? How does it impact people s' daily lives? How do we work towards improving these issues around the world? This course offers a look at the way in which risk and resilience intersect with poverty and oppression in the lives of women in South India. Visit Chennai, India this winter with Dr. Aditi Vijay, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.  There will be an information session on India: Risk and Resilience in the face of Poverty on Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in 1208 Biology-Psychology.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tomorrow's Youth Organization -- 2 Openings for Graduates

Tomorrow's Youth Organization is hiring for two positions:


We are recruiting an energetic and experienced International Internship and Fellowship Program Coordinator (IIFC) interested in community development, education and youth empowerment at our flagship center in Nablus (Palestine).

The International Internship and Fellowship Program Coordinator (IIFC) will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. The IIFC will be responsible for facilitating and organizing the intern/fellow program for children, youth and women from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of Palestine. The IIFC will work in coordination with local organizations and institutions, including universities in Nablus, acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community and donors.



We are recruiting a highly qualified and motivated Program Manager interested in women's empowerment through education, economic development, advocacy, health and lifestyle reforms and civic participation at our flagship center in Nablus (Palestine).

The Program Manager (PM) will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. The PM will help sustain and scale Women's Empowerment Programs for rising female entrepreneurs and women from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of Palestine. The PM will implement existing programming designed to support women's economic development through micro-enterprise, social advancement, research available and applicable grants, and act as a liaison between TYO and the local community and donors.

The applications for both positions are due October 12, 2014.  

Upcoming Public Policy Afternoon Talk on 9/22

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to the Nathan & Jeanette Miller Distinguished Lecture in History and Public Affairs

Donald Goldstein, PhD (Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh) will present "History, Public Policy and Pearl Harbor"

Introductions by Professor Philip Soergel.

Monday September 22nd, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110.  

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to millercenter@umd.edu 

If you have any questions about this event, don’t hesitate to contact the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center staff at 301-405-4299.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Join Global Communities’ excursion to FIESTA DC Festival and Parade Sunday

THIS Sunday, September 21, 11:00 a.m.


·         We’ll depart Dorchester Hall, Basement Lounge, at 11:00 AM
·         Bring Metro card and spending money for purchasing authentic and delicious food!
·         Wear comfortable shoes for walking
·         Return to campus on your own
·         All are welcome!

Fiesta DC Latino Festival has been held each year in Washington DC for forty-three years. It is an annual celebration of Latino culture that features a Parade of Nations that displays and preserves the Native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as contemporary local groups from civic organizations, schools, and performers. The Parade of nations will take place on Constitution Avenue.


For more information, please visit: http://fiestadc.org/WP/


Keep Working on Landing Internships and a Job After the Fair!



THE FAIR IS HERE.  DOWNLOAD THE APP.



What happens after the fair?  
Follow-up with employers & prepare for interviews!


Internship Interviews:
How to Stand Out from the Competition 
Monday, September 22, 12-1 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Mock Interview Clinic with Employers
Wednesday, September 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)


Employer Networking Sessions Coming Up

The Fair isn't the only chance to speak one-on-one with employers.  Attend employer networking sessions of interest throughout the semester!


Tuesday, September 23
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the University Career Center & The President's Promise
--Focused on part-time and full-time internships


Thursday, September 25
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Stamp Student Union - Juan Ramon JimĂ©nez Room
--Open to all majors


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Resident of Maryland? Work as an Election Judge on Tuesday, November 4!

Have you ever considered serving your community by working at the polls on Election Day? The Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to manage polling places and provide customer service as an Election Judge on Tuesday, November 4.

To serve in this paid position, an election judge must be registered to vote in the State of Maryland, must also be able to speak, read, and write the English language, and must not hold, or be a candidate for, public or party office. In addition, election judges may not serve as a campaign manager for a candidate or as treasurer for any campaign financial entity.

Election judges who are bilingual in English and Spanish, and workers who are willing to travel to fill vacancies throughout the county are especially needed. If you are interested, you will need to sign up early, because the application process requires both an online quiz and hands-on training before you can be assigned to a polling place. Pay varies based on the position.

To apply online, or for more information, visit  the Maryland State Board of Elections' website at http://elections.maryland.gov.

Ford Predoctoral Fellowship

Ford Predoctoral Fellowship 2015 Application Now Open - Deadline: November 19, 2014

Learn about the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, which provides an annual stipend of $24,000 for three years and access to a large network of successful Ford Fellows. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

The Ford Foundation awards approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships every year. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in research-based graduate study leading to a Ph.D.

Eligibility to apply to a predoctoral fellowship is limited to:
  • U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level
  • Individuals enrolled or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. in the United States
  • Individuals who require a minimum of three years study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree as of the 2015 fall semester.
Application Deadline: November 19, 2014
Contact the National Scholarships office at scholarships@umd.edu to learn more and for assistance with the application process.

Truman Scholarship for Public Policy and Public Service

Do you have outstanding public service accomplishments, an excellent academic record, and clear evidence of leadership ability? Are you passionate about public service? Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a career working for the public good and shaping public policy? 
 
Learn about the Truman Scholarship (www.truman.gov) which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant graduate studies, exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits. Maryland nominees have won Truman Scholarships each of the past 3 years! 
 
Who can apply: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2015) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.5 or higher strongly recommended - All Majors ­ All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their university: Maryland's nomination deadline is Monday, November 24, 2014 
 
To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process sign up for one of our upcoming info sessions and read more below. Please RSVP to truman@umd.edu. Space is limited.
  • Wednesday, September 24, 12:00 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 24, 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 25, 12 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, September 25, 4:30 noon - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, September 26, 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
If you are interested in learning more but cannot attend these sessions, please reply to the same address listing days/times you have available to meet. Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and Politics, is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.
 
The deadline to apply for University of Maryland nomination for the 2014 Truman Scholarship is Monday, November 24, 2014.

Student Sustainability Task Force

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is creating a student Sustainability Task Force. Project oriented in nature, the student group will use an interdisciplinary approach to address the sustainability problems and opportunities in the BSOS College.

We are looking for students who can dedicate one hour per week for a meeting and strategy session, as well as carry out discipline-specific tasks throughout the week that contribute to accomplishing the group project. Students from BSOS will be given higher priority in filling available seats on the task force. A meeting schedule will not be set until all interested parties have been polled for the best time to meet.

If you are interested in tackling and solving a sustainability problem on campus with tangible results at the end of each semester, please contact the BSOS Sustainability Coordinator, Amee Bearne at abearne@umd.edu, with the following information by Friday, September 19, 2014:


Name:
Email:
Year in school:
Major:
Declared?:
Minor:
Do you live on campus or off campus?
What interests you about the task force?
What do you hope to do with sustainability in your post-college career?
Will you be able to dedicate one hour per week to meeting with the task force?
Will you be able to dedicate unscheduled time on your own to accomplish small, individual tasks?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Social Networks and the Environment Symposium

Social Networks and the Environment Symposium
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Margaret Brent Room B, Stamp Student Union

RSVP to www.cse.umd.edu/upcoming-events.html

Contact: Meredith Buchman
Mbuchma1@umd.edu
301-405-9582