Thursday, February 28, 2013

Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair 2013

Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Location: Colony Ballroom - Stamp Student Union, College Park

Interested in law enforcement, law related or social welfare internship or career opportunities? Still exploring career options? Attend and network with employers, market your skill sets and gather information on employment opportunities that await you at the Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair. ALL MAJORS and alumni of the UMD College Park campus are welcome.

Sample list of employers:
· Federal Bureau of Investigation
· Kohl's Department Stores
· Liberty Mutual Insurance Group (Claims Dept.)
· Maryland Natural Resources Police
· National Institutes of Health (NIH)
· Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
· Teach For America
· The Choice Program
· The Princeton Review
· University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
· Plus many more state and county police departments (some offer community based internships)

Review the over 30 employers who have registered, at https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=CRIM2013.

Learn how to put your best foot forward by reviewing tips, at www.Careers.umd.edu/FairPrep. For additional information about this event, contact David Tana at dvtana@umd.edu.

The Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Student Association, and the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Why Not?

Monday February 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, (Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)

Jim Undercofler, former President and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra and current Artistic Director of the National Orchestral Institute, will discuss entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities and challenges in the arts and with non-profit organizations more broadly.

Mr. Undercofler is a consultant to create a new master of arts degree in entrepreneurship in the arts, as well as undergraduate programs in leadership and advocacy, and is an adjunct faculty member in the RH Smith School of Business.http://www.music.umd.edu/noi/faculty/undercofler.

Sponsored by the School of Music and the Honors College Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Interesting Paid Research Opportunity!

Learning Artificial Language Vocabulary: 4-5 sessions
Come and Earn a Total of $45!!!

Come and enrich your "language experience" with an exotic new artificial language. You will be asked to learn vocabulary in the artificial language. You will listen to sentences in the new language, watch visual scenes depicting the sentences, answer simple questions and do other fun language-related activities.

Monolingual English native speakers or native speakers with minimal knowledge of foreign languages are needed for a multi-session language experiment. A prescreening interview will determine participants’ eligibility.

While engaged in fun activities, learn a miniature artificial language and earn either $5 or one 'research participation credit' per an hour-session, for a maximum of 4 sessions. For participants who receive monetary compensation, a bonus of $25 for completing the 4th (and final) session will be provided.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

UMD Libraries Wants to Reward You For Your Research!

For a third year in a row, the University of Maryland Libraries are offering up to 3 awards of $1,000 each to undergraduate students who demonstrate sophisticated research by robust use of information resources and library services for a paper or project completed in the calendar year 2012.

The student must submit the following documents:

1. Application form
2. Reflective essay
3. Research paper/project
4. Bibliography
5. Letter of support from the sponsoring professor or librarian

Deadline for submission of applications is March 1, 2013.

For more information: http://libraries.umd.edu/libraryaward/

Watch the video: http://www.lib.umd.edu/libraryaward/video

If you have any questions please contact Nedelina Tchangalova (nedelina@umd.edu)or Patti Cossard (pcossard@umd.edu ).

Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships: Apply Now!


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? Do you aspire to make a difference in the world?

If you believe you have these strengths and aims, and would like to learn more about competing for a chance to spend 2 years studying at a major university in the United Kingdom, plan to attend one of our Rhodes and Marshall scholarship information workshops – students in any class year or major are welcome to attend:

Wednesday, February 27 at 12 noon– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP toduvinage@umd.edu
Thursday, February 28 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to duvinage@umd.edu
Friday, March 1 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to duvinage@umd.edu

Very interested but can’t attend a workshop? Send a message to duvinage@umd.edu to arrange an alternate time. You may also visit the Rhodes website here:http://www.rhodesscholar.org/ and the Marshall website here:http://www.marshallscholarship.org/

The Rhodes and Marshall scholarships are among the best known and most prestigious scholarship opportunities open to rising seniors, graduating seniors and recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park. Each provides full support for 2 years of graduate study in the UK.

ELIGIBILITY: Generally, to apply you must be a US citizen; a current Junior, graduating Senior, or recent grad; and have a min. GPA of 3.7 – other eligibility requirements specific to the Rhodes and Marshall programs are detailed on their websites – Nomination is required for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships.

NOMINATION PROCESS: To apply for a Rhodes or Marshall scholarship you must be nominated by the UK Post-Graduate Fellowships Committee of the University of Maryland, College Park. To be considered for nomination candidates must submit complete nomination applications to scholarships@umd.edu no later than August 15. Details of the nomination application requirements will be presented at the workshops listed above and may also be requested by writing to duvinage@umd.edu

How Can We Strengthen American Democracy?

The MacArthur Foundation and Illinois Humanities Council is sponsoring a national competition for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy. $100,000 in prize money will be awarded in May. Submissions are due by April 16th, 2013.

Click here for all the details: http://lookingatdemocracy.org/

We’re looking for short, provocative media submissions designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy.

If you are an independent media maker, investigative reporter, student, graphic designer, artist – or anyone with creative ideas to help engage Americans and shift the political discussion in a fresh and engaging way, then use your creativity to share your vision of how to make government work to improve our nation, our communities, and our lives.

Go to http://lookingatdemocracy.org/ to find out more and submit an entry.

Undergraduate Research Day is Coming! Submit Your Proposal Now!!!


Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland’s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, May 1, 2013!

This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on May 1, with set-up beginning at 12 noon. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research – including creative and performing arts – are welcome!

Submitting a proposal is free and easy – you can find the form on the MCUR homepage atwww.ugresearch.umd.edu – the deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 15 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us at ugresearch@umd.edu

The Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Wants You!

Summer 2013: Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps

This summer UMD will launch the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps, an eight-week overseas study and internship program that will enable UMD students to work side by side with development professionals in designing and supporting MicroConsignment businesses in rural Nicaragua. The program will start with an intensive, two-week course on the concepts of social entrepreneurship, to be taught on the UMD campus from April 15th to the 26th by Greg Van Kirk, co-cofounder of the Social Entrepreneur Corps and a leading expert in economic development. Students will then travel to Nicaragua for 8 weeks of additional training and carefully structured, closely supervised fieldwork. More information about the program may be found at: http://ter.ps/umdsecorps

Please contact the Office of Education Abroad for more information about this important new program: educationabroad@umd.edu

Want to Change The World? Start Here.

What would the world look like if you had 24 hours to change it?

Leaders change the world in ways that are transformative, inclusive and long lasting. They know that creating change through excellent public leadership is essential. Become a leader and change the world! All you need is two semesters remaining at UMD and a commitment to public leadership to apply for this program. Fellows develop community action projects, take courses on leadership, serve at an internship, and meet both elected officials and non-profit leaders!

The 2013 - 2014 Applications for the School of Public Policy's Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows are now available. Applications are due April 12th, 2013. Please visit our website, read the attached flier, or come to one of our information sessions to learn if the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows is right for you.

Information Sessions will be held in 1126 Taliaferro Building on

March 4th: 12 PM
March 5th: 2 PM
March 13th: 5PM
March 28th: 12 PM
March 29th: 4 PM

Please contact Shane Loorz with any questions.
Email: sloorz@umd.edu
phone: 301-405-8560

Calling All Potential Fulbright Scholars!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities during the 2014-15 academic year?

Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1700 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

FULBRIGHT STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT WORKSHOPS:
Friday, February 22 at 4:00 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Monday, February 25 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Tuesday, February 26 at 4:00 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING GRANT WORKSHOPS:
Thursday, February 21 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, February 22 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Monday, February 25 at 4:00 pm– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Tuesday, February 26 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

There are two types of Fulbright grants:

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa; A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 3, 2013 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

Career Center Updates! Awesome Workshops and Networking Opportunities

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Oakland Hall, Multipurpose Room

Learn how to find an internship and how to make the most of your time at the Spring Career and Internship Fair! Many employers will be looking specifically for interns, so come by this workshop and learn how to maximize your chances at landing an internship for summer! This workshop is part of the Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate Program, where students can earn a professional portfolio and certificate in four easy steps while gaining insight into the internship search process. To learn more:www.careers.umd.edu/InternshipCertificate. This workshop is intended for all students, not just Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate participants. RSVP for this event:http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3634.

*For additional information about this event: contact Edward Bempong atbempong@umd.edu.


MEET EMPLOYERS:

Federal Resume Writing Workshop: Presented by National Institute of Health: Employer Networking Sessions
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise: Resource Room (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Learn about careers at the National Institutes of Health and get help with your resume from an expert. A recruiter will show you how to get that Federal Government job or otherwise you really want by using great resume tech-niques. We can talk about anything or everything! If you are interested in supporting NIH’s mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability, join us!

All students interested in a career with the federal government are encouraged to attend. The strategies and tips outlined by the NIH presenters are relevant to applied for any federal agency. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3688. For additional information about this event: contact Megan O'Rourke atmorourk2@umd.edu.


U.S. Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 • 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Online

Meet the U.S. Intelligence Community Online. The United States Intelligence Community (IC), an integrated network of agencies that work together to protect our nation’s security, is seeking a culturally diverse, technologically savvy and skilled workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields. Join us at the fourth annual IC Virtual Career Fair to explore career opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings.

*Space is limited! To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-registration is highly encouraged. Go to ICVirtualFair.com to register and learn more. (U.S. citizenship is required.)

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:

• Visit IC agencies’ virtual booths • Chat in real-time (event day only) • Attend live presentations • Explore currently available jobs • Link to IC agency Web sites to apply to positions online • Network with other job seekers • Learn about internships and other student opportunities

The following IC agencies will be participating in the fair:

• Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) • Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) • FBI Language Services Section (FBI LSS) • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) • National Security Agency (NSA) • National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC)

Visit the Center’s website for additional information-http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3705.

Questions, contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu or visitwww.ICVirtualFair.com.



US Census Bureau: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 • 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: Stamp Student Union - Charles Carroll Room A

Be a part of the Census team! RECRUITING FOR: Analyst/Statistician, Information Technology Specialist, Mathematical Statistician

MAJORS: Business Administration• Cartography• Computer Information Systems• Computer Science• Demography• Economics• Geography• Information Systems Management• Math• Political Science• Psychology• Public Administration •Sociology •Statistics

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3730. For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.


Employment for People with Disabilities Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 • 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual - On the Web

Meet Employers Live in a Virtual Setting on the Web. Looking for a Job? Attend the fair from anywhere! Students, Post-docs, and Alumni are invited to attend the Virtual Career Fair, a unique virtual event that helps job seekers meet employers in a time efficient, virtual way. Google, CDC, Amerigroup, United Water, and more have already registered to participate. CareerEco Virtual Career Fairs and Bender Consulting Services (a firm that aligns individuals living with disabilities with professional career opportunities in the public and private sectors) have partnered to host a virtual career fair on February 27, 2013, specifically targeted to help students and alumni with disabilities of any 2-year or 4-year institution in the nation find full-time, internship, and/or co-op jobs. For additional information about this event: http://www.disability.careereco.net/.


Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, February 28, 2013 • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Stamp Student Union - Pyon Su

The CIA will present an information session on their available positions. They are interested in students from all majors. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3784.

*For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.


The Washington Center: Employer Networking Sessions
Friday, March 01, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

The Washington Center is the largest independent, nonprofit academic internship program in the country. It brings together exceptional and dedicated college students and civic, governmental and business leaders, hundreds of colleges and universities, scores of public and private host organizations (or internship sites), and more than 50,000 alumni.

Offered during spring, summer, and fall, the internship program consists of three components:

1. An internship that is tailored to your interests, skills and professional goals.
2. A leadership forum consisting of weekly events, including a speakers series, a career boot camp, a meeting on Capitol Hill and more.
3. An academic course, ranging across many disciplines, that meets one evening each week.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3721. For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu.

Minor in IDCM- apps due Friday 2/22



Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management, to begin the program in the Fall 2013!
The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world.

To be eligible to apply, students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate studies; generally, 70 percent of accepted students were entering their junior year. Applicants must also be full-time students in good standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The admissions process is competitive: last year, less than 50 percent of applicants were admitted for one of the 70 slots in the entering cohort. In selecting students for the program, the application review committee emphasizes academic achievement and demonstrated interest in international development and/or conflict management (through previous coursework and/or activities). Currently, the program has students enrolled from 11 of the 12 undergraduate colleges and schools at the University of Maryland.
To complete the program, students must take three core courses (a gateway overview and two capstones focusing on the two pillar subjects of the program), an elective from the list of Global Studies Signature courses, a research methods or quantitative analysis course (200-level or above, from any discipline, including a student’s major), and a practicum course. The program can be completed in one year, with careful advance planning to fit in the required courses.

To apply, or for more information, visit the program website at: http://www.cidcm.umd.edu/minor.
Applications are due by 5PM on February 22, 2013 (Friday).

Global Terrorism Minor- Apps due Friday 2/22

Applications Due February 22nd, 2013

START has developed an undergraduate minor in Global Terrorism, a cross-disciplinary program housed in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland. The minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts, including students who plan to pursue graduate study related to terrorism as well as employment in the federal, state, local, non-profit, and/or private sectors. The program is part of the University of Maryland’s Global Studies program, alongside the minors in International Development and Conflict Management, Global Poverty, and International Engineering.

START is currently accepting applications to the program from University of Maryland undergraduates. Students from all colleges and majors are encouraged to apply.
Student Learning Outcomes

START's goal for the minor is to provide interested students of all majors with the education and training they need to pursue graduate education focused on terrorism research or employment in the ever-expanding homeland-security community, including opportunities within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. By the end of the minor program:
Students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the theories explaining the formation of terrorist groups and the motivations behind terrorist behavior;
Students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the impact of terrorism on groups and individuals;
Students will have developed first-hand experience working in the homeland security community; and
Students will have developed a capacity to conduct research on terrorism using a range of analytical tools and research methods.


*Attention, START has moved offices – please see below for updated application drop-off location*
Eligibility and Application Process

The minor program is limited to 30 students per cohort. Students eligible to apply for selection must meet all of the following requirements (by the time of application):
30 university credits completed, with at least 15 credits awarded by the University of Maryland;
Strong academic record (minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred); and
At least three full semesters remaining at the University of Maryland prior to graduation.

In selecting students to participate in the program, START emphasizes academic achievement, extracurricular achievement, levels of demonstrated interest in terrorism and/or homeland security (through coursework and/or activities), and diversity of academic disciplines.
Application Process and Deadline

Interested students must submit a completed application package in hard copy to START headquarters at 8400 Baltimore Ave, Suite 250. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on February 22, 2013.

Each application must contain:
Three copies of the completed application;
Three copies of the applicant's one-page resume;
Three copies of the applicant's unofficial transcript; and
One copy of a completed faculty recommendation form in a sealed envelope. Recommendations should come from University of Maryland faculty members when possible, but the committee will also accept letters from advanced graduate students at the University of Maryland who have taught the applicant, as well as from faculty members at other universities who have taught the applicant. Recommendations should not come from graduate students at other universities, from employers, or from family friends.

Please note: Late and/or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

A committee comprised of faculty and staff affiliated with START will review applications and select no more than 35 students for the program's 2013-2015 cohort.
Notification

Applicants will be notified of the selection committee's decision by March 15, 2013.
Questions

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if your question is addressed there. If not, please direct questions to education@start.umd.edu

Jacqueline DeVore

Education Coordinator

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
University of Maryland

Phone: (301) 405-7019
E-mail: jldevore@umd.edu

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Terps: A Great Opportunity To Help Your Community!

Do you know where your next meal is coming from?

One in four children don't.

Meals for Minds organizes mobile grocery stores in local D.C. and Prince George’s County public schools, and you can help CIVICUS stock the shelves!

Donate bags or boxes of plain white or brown rice by February 22nd to help the thousands of children who don't know where their next meal is coming from.

Donation boxes are located in the BSOS Dean’s Office (Tydings Hall, 2nd Floor). Please help us fill the boxes and many, many empty stomachs around the county! This is an easy way to serve the community around you...

Interested in Population and Climate Change? Check Out This Seminar!

Join us this Thursday, February 14th, for the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Seminar Series in 1124 LeFrak Hall. Dr. Eugenia Kalnay of UMD’s Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science will speak on Population and Climate Change: Coupling Human and Nature Models.

There will be a Meet & Greet session with Dr. Kalnay, along with lite refreshments, at 3:00 p.m. In an effort to Go Green, don’t forget to bring your own cup/mug!! The discussion will follow at 3:30. For additional information, please contact Klaus Hubacek (Hubacek@umd.edu) or reference the following link:http://www.geog.umd.edu/content/human-dimensions-global-change-seminar-series-current.

Are You A HighRiser?!

What is a HighRiser?

As a HighRiser, you have the opportunity to serve as a host for the Overnight Stay Program (OSP). We want you to show these prospective students what it means to be a TERP! If you want to get involved, enjoy fun activities and prizes, eat free food, meet new people, or simply show off your room for a night, this program is for you!

How do I sign up?

Registration is simple! Just go to our Web site: www.resnet.umd.edu/osp

The semester is about to fly by so mark your calendars with these important dates!

Training Sessions:
Thursday February 28th, 7:00pm, 1205 CCC
Thursday, March 28th, 7:00pm, 1205 CCC

Overnight Stay dates for this semester:
Thursday, March 7th
Thursday, April 4th
Thursday, April 11th

If you have any questions, e-mail Caitlin at crcromer@umd.edu or call (301) 314-9164.

Interested In Patent Law & The Patent Process?

Patent Seminar: America Invents Act

Office of Technology Commercialization
1103 Bioscience Research Building

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
3:30-5:30 p.m.


Join a panel discussion on

· The America Invents Act - including the change in the U.S. to a first-inventor-to-file system
· What is patentable?
· How these recent patent law changes might impact your work at the University of Maryland

Opening Remarks by Dr. Patrick O’Shea, Vice President, Division of Research

Panel Members: 
  • Felicia Metz, JD, Sr. IP Manager, Office of Technology Commercialization
  • Anne Bowden, JD, University Counsel
  • Mary Anthony Merchant, JD, Ph.D., Ballard Spahr, LLP
Moderator: Dr. Gayatri Varma, Executive Director, Office of Technology Commercialization

Website: www.techtransfer.umd.edu

For general questions, please call 301.405.3947 or email: otc@umd.edu

Internships With CAPC Available!!!

Internship Opportunities with CAPC

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) coordinates many exciting opportunities for students interested in Government and Politics. A past participant in the Maryland Internship Program (MIP) had this to say:

"MIP helped place me at the Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Academic Policy. My favorite part of the internship was sitting in on important meetings and observing the policy-making process first-hand, especially the development of Maryland's new Teacher and Principal Evaluation system. My mentor really helped me understand the background and political factors of each project that came into our office. MIP helped me realize my interest in state-level politics and clarify my future career goals."

CAPC and the Department of Government and Politics offer three exciting internship programs to help University of Maryland undergraduates gain real-world experience in government and public policy, coupled with classroom training: the Maryland Internship Program (MIP), Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP), and Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP). You will have the opportunity to intern in federal, state and local government offices and agencies for a semester, earning course credit and valuable experience.

To find out more about all three internship programs and how to apply visit:http://www.capc.umd.edu/intern.asp

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Internship Program’s Summer 2013 Session (deadline April 8, 2013).

Applications for the Fall semester for all three programs will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Program Contacts:
MIP: Jeffrey Taylor, Center Coordinator, at 301.314.2736; mip@umd.edu
PPIP: Christina Bussie, Academic Advisor, at 301.405.4142; cbussie@umd.edu
CHIP: Kathryn Weiland, Academic Advisor, 301.405.4124; kweiland@umd.edu

The SGA is Inviting You To Annapolis!!!

The following message is being brought to you by the UMD Student Government Association (SGA).


Dear Terp,

The University of Maryland needs your help and your voice.

Last year, tuition came dangerously close to being raised by more than 10%, due to massive cuts to our funding from the state. But thanks in part to the efforts of students rallying on this campus and effectively lobbing legislators, our funding was restored and our tuition spared.

This year, the University System of Maryland faces $20 million dollars in cuts. Without this investment, we will not be able to move forward with the programs that are essential for a quality education for students now and into the future.

FEBRUARY 28: Come to Annapolis to defend UMD's future of excellence!

  • Free transportation to Annapolis
  • Rally in front of the State House with Governor Martin O'Malley! 
  • Learn how to lobby in Free Lobby Training by experts
  • Sit down with individual Delegates and Senators to represent the students of Maryland
  • Meet your fellow students from universities around the state
  • Get a FREE lunch
  • Defend the future of the Terp!
Sign up today! http://www.studentsformd.com/register.html

Buses will leave around 8:30 am and will return to campus 2:30 pm. The rally with Governor O'Malley will be at 1pm. Notes from the President's Office excusing your absences will be available upon request.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to have your elected officials hear your voice and why our education is so important. Please register by 2/15 to guarantee transportation.

Thank you,
Your Student Government Association

Please direct your questions to: James Jalandoni, SGA Director of Governmental Affairs, james.jalandoni@gmail.com

Interested in Getting Involved On Campus?! SGA May Be For You

SGA Elections Info Session - February 15, 2013 @ 4pm-5pm

Are you interested in getting involved on campus, or hoping to improve student life or the academic experience for you and your friends? Are you not quite sure how to get started? Here's your chance to find out! The Student Government Association (SGA) elections are approaching quickly. 

Come out on Friday, February 15 to the Terrapin Room A in the Stamp Student Union for an informal and open conversation to learn about SGA and how to run for a position in the SGA elections in April! Come with any and all questions. You can contact the SGA Elections Board at electionsboard2013@gmail.com with any other questions.

AASD Presents: “The Nuances of Blackness: Race, Complexion, and Mental Health”

The African American Studies Department invite you to attend the following Black History Month event:

“The Nuances of Blackness: Race, Complexion, and Mental Health”

Dr. Verna M. Keith is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI) at Texas A&M University. She will talk about her research which focuses on how social hierarchy influences social, physical, and emotional well-being including how race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic position are associated with increased risk of depression. Current projects investigate the effects of colorism (i.e., the privileging of light over dark skin complexion) and discrimination on mental health outcomes and substance abuse, the relative effects of subjective and objective social status on health, and the influence of neighborhood characteristics on biological markers of stress. Dr. Keith has authored several books including: In and Out of Our Right Minds: The Mental Health of African American Women and Skin Deep: How Race and Complexion Matter in the "Color Blind" Era.

The talk will be held on Monday, February 25th, 2013 from noon-1:30pm in 1126 Taliaferro Hall, Lucille Maurer Library. The talk is co-sponsored by Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Sociology, Maryland Population Research Center and The University of Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health. A light lunch will be served. Please mark your calendars and feel free to distribute to interested parties.

Social Enterprise Symposium - March 1

Social Enterprise Symposium - March 1, 2013 - Register Now!

What: Created and hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the Symposium brings together over 1,000 students and professionals to explore the role of business in creating lasting social and environmental change. The Symposium will feature two independent keynotes from industry leaders, twelve break-out sessions, our annual “No Limits” Social Impact Pitch Competition, a catered networking reception (newly revamped to create a more lively and engaging atmosphere for students and professionals), and so much more. The day will be packed full of engaging speakers and hands-on workshops with companies like CLIF Bar, Unilever, Whole Foods, Verizon just to name a few! If you're interested in social value creation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship, this is the place to be.

When: Friday March 1, 2013, 10 am - 7 pm
Where: Stamp Student Union
Who: Students, faculty, staff and professionals.
Cost: General registration is free for students.
Attire: Business casual

Website: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ses/

Register: ter.ps/ses13

Monday, February 11, 2013

Project Success!


Juniors, Seniors & Recent Grads! Will You Be The Next Fulbright Scholar?!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities during the 2014-15 academic year?

Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

FULBRIGHT STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT WORKSHOPS:  RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, February 14 at 9 am – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, February 14 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, February 15 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, February 18 at 4:30 pm– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, February 19 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING GRANT WORKSHOPS:
Thursday, February 14 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, February 15 at 9 am – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, February 15 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, February 18 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, February 19 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
There are two types of Fulbright grants:
Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa; A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 3, 2013 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Upcoming Study Abroad Deadlines



Explore Programs and Deadlines
University of Maryland students enjoy a diverse and exciting array of options for study abroad, with programs to choose from on virtually every continent.
Program Term
Deadlines
Search for Programs
Fall & Yearlong
March 15th
Spring Semester
TBD
Spring Break - UMD Faculty led
February 1st
Summer - UMD faculty led
March 1st
Summer - Non UMD faculty led
March 15th
Exchanges Fall & Yearlong
March 1st
Exchanges Spring
October 1st
Exchange - Japan (Fall & Yearlong)
February 1st
Winter - UMD Faculty led
October 1st
Winter - Non UMD faculty led
October TBD
Freshmen Abroad: Terrapin Take Off
April 15th
Freshmen Abroad: Destination London/Rome
April 15th
Looking for a particular type of exchange? Follow the links below if you are an Engineering or Business student:
None of the above? Search all the options already approved for UMD students. Please see information about how to apply to external programs here.
Are you a student from another university?  Search for UMD programs open to you!
Need Guidance? Talk to a Peer Mentor today!
Applications for Spring Break, Summer, and Fall 2013 are now open. Spring Break programs are closing fast! Please contact Education Abroad for more information.
USAC, Tean and all other Non-UMD program led experiences applications remain on a rolling basis.
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