Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Share Your Scientific Research!

Want to share your scientific research with the rest of campus?
Scientific Terrapin is now accepting manuscripts!

The University of Maryland undergraduate research journal, Scientific
Terrapin, is now accepting submissions of your research findings. The
journal is accepting articles in the fields of life sciences, social
sciences, and natural and applied sciences. Articles must be 5-6 pages
single spaced (up till 10 pages including tables/figures), formatted
in 12 pt Times New Roman font with 1 in. margins in .doc(x) or .pdf
files. Submissions will be accepted for priority consideration on
September 15, 2011. Take the opportunity today to share your work with
the University of Maryland community by publishing in Scientific

Visit our website for further details and
submissions guidelines. Please send any questions or submissions to

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Volunteer at the Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (CAIP)

The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program (CAIP) is looking for undergraduate research volunteers for the Fall 2011 semester. CAIP conducts clinic-based research, trying to understand the best ways to assess and treat behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents.

For more information on CAIP and to download an undergraduate volunteer application, please see:

Duties will include (1) Recruiting and assisting in the completion of assessments for the study
(e.g., Explaining study to participants, supervising their completion of assessments, conducting interviews and administering tasks on the computer), (2) Managing data collection (entering data using statistical software), and (3) Assisting with administrative duties at CAIP.

Volunteers will have weekly meetings with Dr. Andres De Los Reyes (Director of CAIP) and weekly meetings with the graduate students who are coordinating the projects.

Skills: Volunteers will be trained on tasks related to the study. We expect volunteers to commit to two consecutive semesters of service. This commitment will consist of a minimum of 9 hours a week of volunteer work. With the exception of religious observances, we expect volunteers to commit to assisting on weekend assessments. With the exception of religious observances, we heavily weigh weekend availability in deciding among volunteer applicants.

Contact: Dr. Andres De Los Reyes ( to arrange for an appointment. Please complete the volunteer application before contacting Dr. De Los Reyes to arrange an appointment. This application may be downloaded at:

Constitution Day Celebration

Join us for our annual Constitution Day celebration! There are only 200 available seats, so make sure to arrive early & guarantee yourself a spot...we've got a fantastic guest speaker this year!

Friday, September 16 · 4:00pm - 5:00pm 

McKeldin Library's Special Events Room (Room #6137)

Guest speaker: Mr. Michael Coulter '97
Regional Director, Middle East and South Asia
General Dynamics Corporation

Scholarship Opportunity for Current Freshmen

Each year, Sigma Phi Epsilon awards the 'Balanced Man Scholarship' to well-rounded incoming freshmen men.

While academic excellence is one of the criteria for applicants, this award is not determined solely by academics. The purpose of the Scholarship is to recognize and reward those who have led balanced lives. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Over $1,000 in scholarships and prizes will also be awarded to second and third place winners, along with other finalists. Please note that applying for the 'Balanced Man Scholarship' in no way commits you to joining Sigma Phi Epsilon. To find out more about the 'Balanced Man Scholarship' and to fill out your application, please visit

The deadline for applications is September 23rd.

Part-Time, Paid Local Government Position

The Office of Prince George’s County Councilman Mel Franklin is searching for a Coordinator for the Prince George’s County Youth Commission. This is a part-time position in a County Council office and is ideal for a matriculating college student, recent college graduate or graduate student who is interested in local government and youth organizing.

Applicants with a focus in Political Science, Communications, Social Sciences, Law, Public Policy or related studies are preferred. Applicants should be residents of Prince George’s County and have involvement and experience with student organizations at preferably both the high school and college levels, and an interest in government and the political process.

If interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to (no phone calls please).

Additional questions may be forarded to:

The Office of the Honorable Mel Franklin
Prince George's County District 9
County Administration Building
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Saturday, August 20, 2011

We've Come a Long Way!

While our college's history dates back to the early 1900s, 'The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' was formed in 1986 when the University of Maryland's five academic divisions were combined, and subsequently split into fourteen individual colleges. Believe it or not, the "LISTSERV" (a tool for managing large-scale email communications) was also developed in 1986. The college has come a long way since then...and so has communication technology.

In 1997, the same year that The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences created the Environmental Science and Policy Program, another major communications tool came into existence - the weblog, or 'blog'.

Fast forward to 2011: The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is proud to announce the retirement of one LISTSERV, and the launch of its very own blog, created to provide our [Terrapins] with news, updates, and important information. Here you will be able to search our posts (both by keyword & category), subscribe to our blog via email and share information on a number of social media platforms. Hooray BSOS!