Friday, September 22, 2017

Attend the Idealist D.C. Grad Fair!

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall E.
5:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more
  • Speak with graduate admissions advisors from local, national and international universities
The fair is free and open to anyone considering graduate school. Watch these two short videos to see why you should attend the fair and what it looks like.

Click here for more information and to RSVP!

First Year Book Lecture - Get Your Tickets Now!

First Year Book:
March: Book 3, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

The annual First Year Book lecture will take place on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm in the Chapel. Congressman John Lewis and Mr. Andrew Aydin will address the campus community.

March: Book 3 is the 2017-2018 First Year Book, and follows a young John Lewis’ work in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s as chair of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The book culminates with the 54- mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and the eventual passage of the voting Rights Act.

Tickets are free but required. Students, faculty and staff may pick up one ticket each with a UMD ID beginning Monday, October 9 from 12-9pm in the Stamp Student Union Ticket Office. Please note that the majority of tickets will be reserved for students and are expected to go fast.

First Year Books are now available in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 2411 Marie Mount Hall.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Entry Level Law Position for Recent Grad

Jordan IP Law, LLC is currently seeking an entry level intellectual property administrator to work in its North Silver Spring office. The IP Administrator position is full-time, and some responsibilities include: supporting attorneys in patent prosecution, maintaining patent dockets and files, preparing client correspondence, and other administrative duties. For more information please visit our careers page on our website:  Please send all resumes to

Do Good Dialogue Events Next Week

Tuesday, September 26th event  is FREE and open to the public!  Please check  ticket information for Wednesday, September 27th at the Clarice Website. 

Do Good Dialogue: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!
Nyumburu Cultural Center, UMD
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 7:00PM
In this Do Good Dialogue, join performer Keith Wallace and members of the Nyumburu Center’s Black Male Initiative for a conversation about what it’s like to be black in America, coping with trauma and how to instill hope in young people living with unimaginable challenges.

The Bitter Game
MilkBoy ArtHouse
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 and Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 8:00PM
When Jamel’s mother discovers her young son playing with a toy gun, she knows it’s time to explain the rules of the game to him – the rules of surviving as a Black man in America. In this explosive solo performance combining verse, prose and "sh**-talkin’,” Keith A. Wallace draws on his own youth in Philadelphia to examine the effects of racism, the question of excessive force used by police, and the value of Black lives in this country.
Student tickets are $10.

The Bitter Game Post-Performance Discussion: Know Your Rights!
MilkBoy ArtHouse
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 9:15PM
In this interactive workshop, lawyer and UMD alumnus Gregory Yancey seeks to answer these questions and increase the chances that we come out of any police interactions with our physical and emotional health intact, and that our rights were respected along the way.
Free, no tickets required!

Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) 2017-2018 Members

Nate Zumbach, Economics Representative (Chair)
Hi, my name is Nate Zumbach and I am a senior pursuing a dual degree in economics and finance. On the council I represent the department of economics and serve as this year's council chair. In the last year on DSAC I created and organized the first ever BSOS International week; a week-long celebration of internationaly focused BSOS programs and the diverse cultures in the college. Outside of DSAC, I am a legislator on UMD's SGA. I am also a member of the co-ed, professional fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi where I serve as one of my chapter's investment fund managers. Please feel free to contact me at with any questions or issues you want to bring to the council's attention.

Nia Nickerson, Psychology Representative (Vice Chair of Student Services)
Hello everyone! My name is Nia Nickerson and I am a senior Psychology major with a minor in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. In addition to my involvement with DSAC, I am involved as a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, the vice preseident of the Multiculutural Association for Psychology Students (MAPS), a former student in the College Park Scholars Public Leadership Program, and a few other organizations. I also work in the Cognition and Development Lab as a research assistant and I have plans of attending graduate school after graduation. I am thrilled to be the Psychology Representative for DSAC and I have a lot of great ideas that I hope will benefit all students in BSOS while also fostering a stronger sense of community and support within the college. I would love to hear from you regarding any ideas, suggestions, or questions that pertain to bettering BSOS. I can be contacted at

Johanna McAlister, Anthropology Representative (Vice Chair of Academics)
Hello! My name is Johanna McAlister and I am a Senior anthropology major and sustainability studies minor. I am passionate about socio-ecological anthropology, and my dream is to work with indigenous peoples throughout the Americas in order to conserve their lands and culture. I hope to gain experience working with the National Park Service, conservation organizations, and non-governmental organizations. I love mother nature and experiencing its beauty through hiking and camping, and hope to one-day visit all of the National Parks! Feel free to contact me at

Nancy Jin, Government & Politics Representative (Vice Chair of Programming)
Hi everyone! My name is Nancy Jin and I'm a junior Government and Politics major from Rockville, Maryland. I am also pursuing a minor in Law and Society. I am part of the College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought program. In addition to being the Government and Politics representative for DSAC, I am also a captain for Maryland Mock Trial, a tour guide with Maryland Images, and a brother of Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law fraternity. I just spent a semester abroad in Amsterdam learning about law and criminology in the United States vs. The Netherlands. If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions about the GVPT program or BSOS in general, I'd love to hear them! I can be reached at

Kanta Menton, Criminology & Criminal Justice Representative
Hi! My name is Kanta Mendon and I am a senior Criminology and Government & Politics double degree with a concentration in International Development. After completing my undergraduate degree, I am looking to join the Peace Corps and then attend law school to study international human rights law. In addition to being the Criminology & Criminal Justice representative for DSAC, I have been involved with the BSOS Ambassadors program and currently work in the BSOS Advising Office. In my spare time I like cooking, reading, watching netflix, and travelling when I can fit it in! I am excited to be a part of DSAC this semester! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for BSOS or the CCJS program feel free to contact me at

Sagen Kidane, Sociology Representative
Hi everyone! My name is Sagen Kidane and I am a Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice double major with a minor in Public Leadership. Outside of DSAC, I work as a Research Assistant in the GVPT Department and as an Office Manager at a law firm. In addition, I am a part of the Federal Fellows Homeland Security Policy program, am a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and have served as an Ambassador for the BSOS College. In the past, I served as the CCJS representative, but I am glad to begin accomplishing new initiatives for SOCY majors and BSOS students as a whole. Please feel free to contact me at

My-Asia Chaplin, Hearing & Speech Sciences Representative 

Hi all, my name is My-Asia Chaplin and I'm a rising junior Psychology major with future career aspirations of becoming an osteopathic physician. Along with being the Hearing and Speech Sciences representative, I’ve served on the executive board of the National Council of Negro Women- UMD section and Sex Week @ UMD, and I'm also a member of Beyond the Classroom living-learning program. Aside from shadowing a physician at Howard University for the upcoming Fall semester, I will be completing a Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Internship with Cornerstone Montgomery, as well as serving as a SHARE Peer Educator for the University Health Center. Please, if you have any questions or concerns about BSOS, please feel free to contact me at

Rahila Olanrewaju, Geographical Sciences Representative
My name is Rahila Olanrewaju and I am a Sophomore studying Economics with a minor in International Development & Conflict Management. In DSAC I am the Geographical Sciences Representative. Outside of DSAC, I am a Banneker/Key Scholar in the Honors Humanities Program, founder and president of the African Languages Association, a Global Fellow, and an undergraduate research assistant in PADE; Promoting Achievement & Diversity in Economics. In my free time I love to write poetry and read books by some of my favorite authors; Chimamanda Adichie, Toni Morrison, and Michelle Alexander. As an At-Large Representative, I plan to focus on expanding resources for undergraduate research within all disciplines of the social sciences. In addition, I am passionate about the study and advancement of African countries, and plan to work on creating a new minor in African Studies. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions or concerns at!

Al-Hafis Agedun, African American Studies Representative 
Hello, my name is Al-Hafis Adegun and I am an African Americans Studies major with a concentration in Public Policy on a premed route. Im also a member of the pre health fraternity here on campus Delta Epsilon Mu. I am the son of Nigerian immigrants, and I am from Burtonsville, Maryland, a medium sized town in Montgomery County. I will be serving as the representative for the African American studies department. I look forward to voicing your concerns this school year, and making BSOS a more enjoyable college for everyone. Feel free to contact me via email with your concerns regarding the major or any problems you may be having within BSOS as a whole. Please feel free to contact me at Here is to a great school year!

Ashli Taylor, Environmental Science & Policy Representative
Hi, my name is Ashli Taylor and I am a Government & Politics major with minors in Sustainability Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to being a member of the Council, I am a BSOS peer mentor, a legislator for the SGA, an intern for the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace, and a member of both Phi Alpha Delta and the American Indian Student Union. In the future I plan on becoming an environmental lawyer focusing on international environmental dilemmas primarily in Brazil. My email is, please feel free to contact me about DSAC, BSOS or the ENSP program.

Paige Rodrigues, Student Government Association Representative
Hello! My name is Paige Rodrigues and I am senior Government and Politics major and a Sustainability Studies and French double-minor. Along with DSAC, I am also a BSOS Representative for the Student Government Association, an ambassador for the Student Alumni Leadership Council, and a sister of Alpha Chi Omega. Following graduation, I plan to attend law school and become an environmental law attorney. Please feel free to reach out me at with and questions or suggestions regarding DSAC and BSOS-- I'd love to hear from you.

Jonathan Frank, Living & Learning Program Representative
Hi, my name is Jonathan Frank and I am a sophomore double majoring in Economics and Public Policy with a Professional Writing minor. I am the Living & Learning Program Representative for this year’s DSAC. I am currently in the CIVICUS living and learning program, in which I serve as a Student Ambassador. Around campus, I am a Resident Assistant in the North Hill Community and volunteer weekly as a Recovery Leader with the Food Recovery Network. I am excited to serve on the council this year and hope to make substantial progress in enhancing the BSOS student experience! I would love to be contacted with any questions, concerns, feedback or ideas at

Shikha Dave, At-Large Representative
Hi everyone! My name is Shikha Dave and I am a senior Economics major with a minor in Sustainability Studies. Aside from being an At-Large representative on the council, I am a Guided Study Session (GSS) Leader for Principles of Microeconomics, a tutor with the Academic Support and Career Development Unit (ASCDU), and an alumna of the College Park Scholars Life Sciences Program. I’m looking forward to working with DSAC to improve
the academic experience in BSOS! Upon graduating, I plan to pursue a career as an economist. Feel free to contact me at with any questions or suggestions about BSOS!

Lillia Damalouji, At-Large Representative 
My name is Lillia Damalouji and I am a Senior pursuing a degree in Government and Politics with a minor in Sustainability Studies. Along with being an at- large representative on DSAC, I currently serve on the University Senate as a Senator for BSOS and as an Undergraduate Representative on the Senate Executive Committee. I work as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant and an Academic Peer Mentor for the University, and am a current member of Federal Semester Fellows. I hope to help improve students’ experiences while attending the University of Maryland and to strengthen collaborative efforts between faculty, administration, and students. I am happy to hear any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have! Please feel free to reach out to me at

Recruitment for 2018 Orientation Staff

If you are interested in either of the positions below, applications are available at, and are due Wednesday, Oct. 25th at 11:59pm.

The Orientation Advisor (OA) position provides a current undergraduate student the opportunity to support new first-year students, transfer students, and their families in their transition to the University of Maryland.  OAs are responsible for assisting students with academic advising, providing information about campus resources and services, educating students about campus policies and procedures, and helping new students acclimate to the university environment.  In addition, an OA serves as a representative of the Orientation Office and the University of Maryland.

The Program Registrar (PR) position assists in the registration of new students and their families for orientation programs, answering phone calls and questions about the orientation program and campus, and assisting in preparing for all orientation programs.  PRs are also required to disseminate current information about the campus and assist in the daily administrative operations of the Orientation Office.  This position incorporates working in cooperation with the professional staff and the other student staff members in the Orientation Office.  In addition, this position serves as an initial point of contact for new students and their families.

Alternative Breaks - Meet & Greet Session!

Sign up today for Alternative Breaks (AB)!

Are you passionate about social, political, and economic issues affecting the world today? Do you want to take the knowledge you gain in class outside the classroom? Interested in connecting with communities in and outside of our region? Alternative Breaks is for you!

We are excited to offer 27 immersive experiences over Winter, Spring, and Summer Breaks. Alternative Breaks teams engage in critical reflection, education and service before, during and after immersion experiences working alongside communities locally, domestically, and internationally. As a participant, you'll develop lasting relationships, critical thinking and leadership skills, and a passion to create a socially just world.

To learn more attend our Meet & Greet!
|September 27th | 5-6pm | Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp (1209)|


For more information, check out our website:

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2018 - New Info Sessions!


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2018 – all
expenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2018 scholarships – and about preparing a
strong application by the November 15 deadline – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

  • Friday, September 22 at 10:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to
  • as space is limited
  • Friday, September 22 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to
  • as space is limited
  • Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
  • Tuesday, September 26 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to address to receive more information by email.

--To be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS, include your
email address in your reply or RSVP.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently
enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A
GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS
program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one or
two years of previous study of these languages – for details see:

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Internships with the Association of International Education Administrators

AIEA Internship Program: 2018 Annual Conference

The AIEA internship provides meaningful, practical work and professional development opportunities at the annual conference. AIEA, the Association of International Education Administrators, is a professional organization that serves leaders in international education. The AIEA Annual Conference is an event that brings senior international officers from all over the world together for provocative, relevant and rewarding dialogue and networking.
AIEA is now accepting applications for four interns who will oversee a variety of functions.  Interns play a critical role in ensuring the conference’s success. All positions require a high level of organization and leadership skills to carry out the following key responsibilities:
  • Volunteers – Recruit volunteers from local college campuses within an hour of the conference, Train and manage a volunteer staff of 40-50 individuals, oversee staffing and logistical needs for the duration of the entire conference.    
  • Events – Assist in managing and scheduling volunteers, serve as point person on logistics for events, and escort high-level guests and speakers for the duration of the entire conference.
  • Sessions – Oversee logistics for 100+ conference sessions and workshops for the duration of the conference.
  • Technology – Work with audiovisual staff to assist and review session logistics and track equipment usage.  Work closely with conference speakers on individual technology issues related to laptops, PowerPoint presentations, and LCD projectors for the duration of the conference. 
  • LOCATION: Washington Marriott Wardman Park; Washington, DC; February 17-21, 2018
  • LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: English fluency required. 
  • TIME REQUIREMENT: All interns must be able to fully commit to the following time commitments:
Prior to the conference  Oct. 15 through Feb 1  Four 1-hour conference calls
Prior to the conference   Jan. 2 through Feb. 16 approximately 5 hours per week
On-siteFeb. 17 through Feb. 217am – 8pm
Post-conference  Feb. 26 through Mar. 9  approximately 1 hour per week

Upon successful completion of duties, interns will receive
  • a modest stipend
  • a recommendation letter from AIEA
  • limited access to conference sessions and events
  • networking opportunities with professionals in the field of international education
  • experience leading intercultural teams
AIEA prepares students to succeed in a global and diverse workplace.  Interns benefit in the following ways:
  • Develop work experience and develop connections for a career in international education
  • Learn about internationalization of higher education
  • Training in personal leadership
TO APPLY: Fill out the 2018 AIEA Internship Application
DEADLINE: Friday September 29, 2017
 Eligible candidates will be interviewed by phone, Skype, or in person (when possible).
Transportation and lodging expenses and arrangements will be the responsibility of the intern.
Interns must be eligible to work in the U.S.   

Climate Policies, Deforestation, and Non-State Actors Forum Thursday at Noon

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
12:00 to 13:15

Amb. Rachmat Witoelar Indonesian President's Special Envoy for Climate Change

This special event, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Sustainability, will be held in the School of Public Policy's Van Munching Hall Atrium. RSVP
Amb. Rachmat Witoelar is the Indonesian President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change. He held a position as the Indonesian Minister of Environment (2004 – 2009), and the Executive Chair of the Indonesian National Council on Climate Change (2010 – 2014). His work in the area of environment and climate change issues has led him to head the Indonesian delegation to the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change since COP11 in Montreal in 2005, until the recent COP22 in Marrakech in 2016.
Mr. Witoelar has held the Presidency position in several multilateral events, such as:
• The President of the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council
• The President of COP 13 of the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change
• The President of COP 9 Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal
Rachmat Witoelar was Indonesia’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia (1993–1997) and had a long tenure as a member of the Indonesian Parliament (1971–1993). He graduated as an architect from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 1971. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in Environmental Management from Griffith University, Australia.