Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Don't Miss the Global Communities 'Cultural Explosion' on May 1


SAAS Presents: 2013 Financial Expo & Business Showcase

The Society of African American Studies presents the 2013 Financial Expo & Business Showcase this Wednesday May 1, 2013 from 12:30-4:30pm in the Charles Carroll Room of the Stamp Student Union! This event will feature financial guidance and resources from business experts, as well as highlight student businesses and young entrepreneurs. Stop by to receive financial advice from local bank branches, financial aid counselors, and economic consultants. Explore products and samples from businesses in the fashion, party decor, food & beverage industries! Students can enter to win prizes andgiveaways every hour! You don't want to miss it!


Second CESAR Internship Position...Apply Now!

The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) has another open internship position...check it out and apply soon! These are fantastic opportunities for capable student researchers.

Position: Undergraduate Internship (unpaid, for credit) – SUMMER/FALL 2013

Title: Research Assistant

Duties: The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with conducting local substance abuse prevention needs assessments and program evaluations. Specific duties include:
  • Assist with develop of local data collection instruments 
  • Data entry (using Excel or SPSS) for responses from community surveys 
  • Review local data and develop tables/spreadsheets 
  • Assist with preparation of needs assessment reports and logic models 
  • Assist with preparation of community strategic planning documents 
  • Assist with preparation of evaluation reports 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Qualifications: This candidate must have advanced organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, he/she should be comfortable making telephone and in-person contacts with local agency staff and analyzing and writing up local data. Preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with a statistical program such as SPSS is a plus. 

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students to gain academic experience and/or may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3-6 credits).

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Erin Artigiani
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD 20740
301-405-9794
301-403-8342 (fax)
eartigia@umd.edu

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Great Events To Help The Aspiring Entrepreneur!

Creating a Competitive Advantage
Instructor: Professor Paulo Prochno, Smith School of Business
Wednesday, May 1, 12:15-1:15 PM, 2515 Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/2chdhdgtpgs3f2mt

Strategy is about value creation and value capture. We will work with those two elements to craft a logic to create and sustain competitive advantage, with special emphasis on designing alternative paths to fight threats to the long term sustainability of the business


New Product Development
Instructor: Professor Brent Goldfarb, Smith School of Business (also teaches #Real660: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghbE-uYa8D8&feature=youtu.be)
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00 PM, 2534 Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/aa6uh5tx75nfu4pm

Developing and commercializing new products is hard work. Each year thousands of new products hit the market. Many are launched with great excitement and fanfare…only to quietly disappear without ever showing a return on investment New Product Development workshop will show you several steps you can take to increase the probability of success: understanding target market, pricing, clearer product strategies, superior launch planning.

Monday, April 29, 2013

CESAR is Looking For Interns! Apply Now!

UMD's Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) is looking for interns. Apply Now!

Position: Undergraduate Internship (unpaid, for credit) – SUMMER AND/OR FALL SEMESTER 2013

Title: Research Assistant

Duties: The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the development and maintenance of the Maryland Community Services Locator website (www.mdcsl.org). Specific duties include:
  • Verify the accuracy of program listings in the database using online sources and telephone surveys 
  • Data entry (using Excel) for responses from provider surveys 
  • Assist in augmenting the comprehensiveness of the existing database through database comparisons, resource inventories, etc. 
  • Outreach to community providers to promote awareness of the MDCSL in Maryland 
  • Field work with community providers to promote awareness and use of the website 
  • Assist with dissemination of materials to providers 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Qualifications: This candidate must have advanced organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, he/she should be comfortable making telephone and in-person contacts with community providers. Preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Experience working with community organizations and/or social service/health/criminal justice providers.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students only and may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3-6 credits).

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD 20740
301-405-9796
301-403-8342 (fax)
billing@umd.edu

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Don't Wait! Fill Out Course Evaluations Now & Help BSOS!

BSOS Terps! It's that time again...and who wants to wait until the last minute?! 

Fill out your course evaluations now and help BSOS take an early lead in participation numbers. You help improve our amazing university and its academic offerings, while simultaneously showing your BSOS pride. Talk about a two-for-one! Click the image below to get started and...Thank You!


Final Exam Schedule: Spring Semester

Ever heard of that student who studied all night, forgot when the actual exam was & slept through it?! Don't be that Terp. Here's the link to UMD's official final exam schedule. Please check with your faculty, teaching assistants, and departmental advising offices to address any confusion, concerns, or special circumstances as soon as possible. Good luck Terps...finish up strong!

http://www.registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/exam%20tables%20spring.html

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Entrepreneurship Events Tomorrow!

Financial Statement Deconstructed
Instructor: Professor Michael Kimbrough, Smith School of Business
Friday, April 26, 10:00-11:00 AM, 2333D Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/hh7v964vi296bqb2

Understand what the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows are used for and learn about the basic accounting principles.



Crowdfunding
Instructor: Brice Leconte
Friday, April 26, 11:15-12:15 PM, 2333D Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/uxkn2qv72vva735w

You all have heard about someone who managed to raised money for their startup on Kickstarter or some other crowdfunding platform. Now you are wondering if this is funding strategy would work for you, and how to go about it to maximize chances for success. Brice will discuss different options and strategies for a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Apply Now to the BSOS Ambassador Program!

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is accepting applications for the BSOS Ambassador Program.

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences would like to offer you an opportunity to become involved in our college while earning two (2) elective credits (via a seminar course). The skills you gain through this experience will make you more marketable to employers as well as graduate programs. This opportunity provides excellent leadership, public speaking and teaching experience as well as networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, university administrators and/or prospective students.

Ambassadors will assist with award receptions and dinners, small- and large-scale special events (symposiums, forums, panels, etc.), prospective student events (e.g., open houses, fairs, etc.), faculty/staff receptions, holiday parties, Maryland Day and commencement ceremonies.

Click here to view the ambassador application, which includes eligibility requirements and commitments.

If you have difficulty accessing the application online, a copy may be obtained by contacting Julianna Bynoe at jbynoe@umd.edu.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 to the address below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

After the application review period begins, selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Those who are applying to the program should send/deliver materials to:

Julianna Bynoe
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2141 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742

If you have questions about the application process or would like to know more about the program, please contact:

Julianna Bynoe
jbynoe@umd.edu

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

University of Maryland Business Model Challenge Finals: This Friday!!!

University of Maryland Business Model Challenge Finals

www.bmc.umd.edu

Date: April 26, 2013, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1115, Computer Science Instructional Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Register to attend at: http://www.bpc.umd.edu/register.html

***It's down to the wire for 11 UMD student and faculty entrepreneur teams!***

UMD Business Model Challenge teams were challenged to complete a multi-week workshop to:
  • Assess the product/market fit for their technology;
  • Get out and talk to at least 25 potential customers; and
  • Refine their product and business model based upon the feedback they receive.
Six of those as-yet-unnamed finalist teams will present how they progressed and what they learned in the finals. Read more about the 11 invited teams below and don't miss the finals to find out who makes the most progress and wins the grand prize!

UMD faculty and student teams invited to complete the challenge included:

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Beginning/Intermediate Level Teams
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CellTrace: developing an automated data extraction software program designed for researchers in the life sciences.
Team: Deborah Hemingway, graduate student, biophysics; Frank Hemingway, graduate student, electrical and computer engineering; Joshua Juen, graduate student, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, electrical and computer engineering; and Kimberly Stroka, Johns-Hopkins University, post-doc, bioengineering.

Destinalo: developing an online booking platform dedicated exclusively to offering accommodations in environmentally friendly hotels.
Team: Cristina Huidobro, graduate student, urban planning.

MotionVibe: developing fitness lifestyle technology solutions that improve training, motivation, and communication between professionals and enthusiasts.
Team: Nick Gerontianos, student, digital innovation management studies.

Proteus: developing 3-D filament recycling solutions that allow users to convert waste plastic and plastic pellets into usable filament for 3-D printers.
Team (all mechanical engineering undergraduates): Ethan Nusbaum, J. Scott Wheeler, and Kelly Kempf.

UMDTutor2Go: developing an online system to provide students with private, online tutoring via Skype, live instant messaging chats and audio broadcasts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Team: Chandra Smith, undergraduate student, psychology, human development, and technology entrepreneurship; Changudra Smith, undergraduate student, finance, marketing, and technology entrepreneurship.

Wheel Shields: developing a skateboarding accessory that solves "wheel bite" (a dangerous safety problem), keeps riders dry and allows riders to stand over their wheels.
Team: Chase Kaczmarek, undergraduate student, management and entrepreneurship.


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Advanced Level Teams
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Kitsune: developing a dynamic enterprise software-updating framework that eliminates downtime and keeps vital services accessible.
Team: Edward Smith, undergraduate student, computer science; Michael Hicks, Associate Professor, computer science; Jeffrey Foster, Associate Professor, computer science.

Maryland Energy and Sensor Technologies (MEST): developing a novel, solid-state cooling technology for air-conditioning, dehumidification, and refrigeration applications.
Team: Ichiro Takeuchi, Professor, materials science and engineering; Yiming Wu, Research Associate, materials science and engineering.

Secure Mobile Devices: developing a technology that strengthens the security of mobile devices by combining physical layer technologies with user biological traits and cyber technologies.
Team: John Baras, Professor, electrical and computer engineering and Institute for Systems Research; Vladimir Ivanov, Research Associate, Institute for Systems Research.

Tauros Engineering: developing a technology for the detection and monitoring of bridge scour.
Team: Alison Flatau, Professor, aerospace engineering, Associate Dean for Research, Clark School of Engineering; Tyler Flatau, undergraduate student, government and politics; and Adrian Ross, MBA candidate, Harvard Business School.

Vasoptic Medical: developing a medical device for the early diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy and other medical conditions.
Team: M. Jason Brooke, alumnus, University of Maryland and University of Maryland, Baltimore; Abhishek Rege, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.

The University of Maryland Business Model Challenge encourages UMD students, faculty and researchers to leverage their talent and ideas to create tomorrow's leading companies. The competition process, its network of expert mentors and partners and the cash prizes awarded have helped many UMD entrepreneurs act on their dreams and build their own companies.

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Event Speakers
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"Lean LaunchPad, Innovation Thinking, and the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship"
Dean Chang, Associate Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland

Innovation and Entrepreneurship can mean a lot of different things. Two key aspects are the Lean LaunchPad and Innovation /Design Thinking. What are they and why are they important to UMD and AIE?

"What We Now Know About Startups--and How to Build Them."
Edmund Pendleton, Director, Citrin Fellows Program and Assistant Director, VentureAccelerator

Come learn how the world of entrepreneurship--specifically the building of high-growth, technology-based startups--has undergone a radical change in the past few years. The University of Maryland is one of a very select group of world-class universities recognized as a thought leader in this movement. If you care about startups, you cannot afford to miss this discussion. If you are building a startup, this presentation is a must.

Register to attend at: http://www.bpc.umd.edu/register.html

The University of Maryland Business Model Challenge encourages UMD students, faculty and researchers to leverage their talent and ideas to create tomorrow's leading companies. The competition process, its network of expert mentors and partners and the cash prizes awarded have helped many UMD entrepreneurs act on their dreams and build their own companies.

The UMD Business Model Challenge was founded and is managed by the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech).

Undergraduate Research Day is May 1! Stop By & See What Your Fellow Terps Are Up To!

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster and presentation session WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, between 1:45 and 3:45 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of the STAMP Student Union.

URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – come and learn from hundreds of team and individual presenters!

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY
Where: Grand Ballroom, STAMP Student Union
When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan: “Turkish Foreign Policy In A Changing World ”

The Maryland Global Leaders speakers series, a joint effort of the UMD Office of International Affairs and the UMD School of Public Policy, is pleased to announce a visit to campus by H.E. Namik Tan, Turkish ambassador to the U.S.  Amb. Tan will speak on the topic, “Turkish Foreign Policy in a Changing World.”  His presentation will take place on Monday, May 6, from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM in the Atrium of the School of Public Policy, in Van Munching Hall.  Light lunch (pizza and refreshments) will be provided.  All members of the campus community are welcome to attend, so please share this announcement with colleagues and students.

What Do You Think About 'Office Hours'? Let Us Know!

The Graduate Lilly Fellows at University of Maryland’s Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) seek your assistance in completing an online survey which is available to undergraduates campus-wide. This year, the CTE Graduate Lilly Fellows are researching undergraduate student perceptions of the role, purpose and nature of office hours. In short – we want to know if and how often you attend office hours, why you do or do not attend office hours and whether or not you find these sessions valuable. 

We hope to gain a diversity of disciplinary perspectives representing all UMD undergraduate students. The survey should not take more than ten minutes to complete and will be of great use to our research project. The survey will not ask for any identifying information; however, we will be asking for certain demographics (age, gender, class level, etc.). You may choose to skip these questions; however, it is also important to note that all responses will be confidential. We look forward to sharing research results with the University of Maryland community in hopes to better understand the current nature of our University’s office

If you have any questions you can directly contact our research group at ctegradlilly2013@umd.edu

The survey can be accessed at the following link:
https://umd.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_agAf4zcmel8BTcp

Today is National Walk at Lunch Day! See You Outside!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All Start-Ups Need To Start Somewhere! Check Out These Events Hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship!

Wednesday:

Market Research Tools at the University of Maryland
Instructor: Lily Griner, UMD Libraries
Wednesday, April 24, 4:00-5:00 PM, McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/5hzd46rxziy7g5d5

The University of Maryland offers rich and powerful market research tools to all current students. These tools are invaluable to all companies, and many mature companies pay thousands for the privilege to use them. Learn about these tools and how to make the best use of them for your startups while you are still students!


Friday:

Financial Statement Deconstructed
Instructor: Professor Michael Kimbrough, Smith School of Business
Friday, April 26, 10:00-11:00 AM, 2333D Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/hh7v964vi296bqb2

Understand what the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows are used for and learn about the basic accounting principles.

Crowdfunding
Instructor: Brice Leconte
Friday, April 26, 11:15-12:15 PM, 2333D Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/uxkn2qv72vva735w

You all have heard about someone who managed to raised money for their startup on Kickstarter or some other crowdfunding platform. Now you are wondering if this is funding strategy would work for you, and how to go about it to maximize chances for success. Brice will discuss different options and strategies for a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tons of Career Center Opportunities, Workshops & Networking Events! Don't Miss These!

WORKSHOPS

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: It's Not Too Late to Find an Internship
Monday, April 22, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Stamp Student Union, Juan Jimenez Room 2208

Still looking for a summer internship? Want to find out tips and resources to aid in your internship or job search? Attend this session to get tips and tricks for maximizing your job and internship search in time for summer. This event is in collaboration with Off-Campus Student Life as a part of Off-Campus Student Appreciation week. Find out more information at www.thestamp.umd.edu/offcampus

For additional information about this event: contact Jalisa Whitley at jw2869@umd.edu or visithttp://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3948.


Peer to Peer: Resume Thursdays
Thursday, April 25, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: McKeldin Library Room 2109 Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC)

The University Career Center & The President's Promise Peer Career Educators (PCEs) will be available to offer resume critiques for undergraduate students on a walk-in basis. Please bring a copy of your resume. For additional information about this event: contact Stacey Brown, Ph.D. at sbrown2@umd.edu or visit http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3968.



GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

Dental School Virtual Fair-April 23 and 24
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Online

The 2013 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Dental School Virtual Fair will be held on April 23 – 24, 2013. Prospective dental students have the opportunity to visit online dental school booths, chat live with admissions deans and directors, and gather resources—all without having to travel, and absolutely free of charge. Register Now! For additional information about this event: http://adea.expos2events.com/.


Health Professions Recruitment Fair 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

Are you interested in a Health Profession? Do you want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist or Nurse? Then plan to attend the 2013 Recruitment Fair at University of Maryland, College Park on April 24, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union Building. Meet representatives from Graduate and Professional schools in Medical, Dental, Allied Health & Post-Bacc programs. Review listing of participating schools at https://umd-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&cf=HEALTHSCHOOL13. For additional information about this event: contact Nick Celedon at celedon@umd.edu.


Information Session for MS in Business degrees
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 • 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Munching Hall

Take the next step in your business education with an MS in Business degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business in:
• Accounting
• Finance
• Information Systems
• Marketing Analytics
• Supply Chain Management

For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu orhttp://www.careers.umd.edu.



NETWORK WITH EMPLOYERS

Peace Corps: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center & The President's Promise

Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from a returned Volunteer. Join Peace Corps Recruiter and Returned Volunteer Molly Douglas to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service. Have your questions answered and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event: contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu or visithttp://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3971.


Social Media Club of DC Career Fair
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Marvin Center - George Washington University

In partnership with George Washington University, the Social Media Club of DC is holding a career fair on GWU's campus Wednesday April 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. If you are looking for a job, join us for an evening of networking and career advice. The event is FREE for current students and $10 otherwise. For a limited time, use discount code "jobhunter424" for $5 off. There will be a cash bar. More information and RSVP at: http://smcdc-smpa-career-faire.eventbrite.com/%C2%A0#. For additional information about this event:http://www.socialmediaclubdc.org/.


Live Tweet Chat with LivingSocial (#ARHUrdy)
Thursday, April 25, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual (www.Tweetchat.com)

Interested in full-time or internship opportunities with LivingSocial? Don't miss our Center's first live Tweet Chat! This will be your chance to use the power of social media/Twitter to connect with recruiters from LivingSocial to learn more about opportunities with their organization. Want to learn more about Tweet Chats? Please visitwww.Careers.umd.edu/tweetchats for more tips on utilizing this new networking format. You may also nominate other organizations you would like to see engage with our Center on Twitter. For additional information about this event: contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu or visit http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3969.


Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence Spring Symposium
Thursday, April 25, 2013 • 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Chaney Library, Riggs Alumni Center

National Security and Civil Liberties, Spring Symposium- Mini job fair at 3 p.m.

The Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence program, sponsored by the Director of National Intelligence through the Defense Intelligence Agency, is intended to interest students – from high school through graduate school – in careers in intelligence and related national security professions. This symposium closes Maryland’s 2012-2013 CAE year, which has focused on civil liberties in the cyber domain. For further information, contact Professor William Nolte, School of Public Policy (wnolte@umd.edu), Dawn Pulliam (cdawnpulliam@gmail.com), or Dionne Williams (dwillia8@umd.edu).


Young Terps Networking Event
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: President's Suite, Tyser Tower, Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium

Open to all Maryland students and young alumni. Sponsored by the Maryland Terrapin Club. Dress is business professional (what you would wear to an interview). Parking is available in Lot Z1. Enter through Gate l. Appetizers and refreshments provided. Bring your business cards. For additional information about this event contact at TerrapinClub@umd.edu orhttp://www.terrapinclub.com or visit http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3998.

Enter the BSOS Photo Contest! Deadline is Coming Up!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Think You Can Be UMD's Next Fulbright Scholar?! Apply Now!!!

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 1600 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 a final round of information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities this spring– 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 – Final Spring 2013 Sessions:
Monday, April 22 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Tuesday, April 23 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING GRANT WORKSHOPS – Final Spring 2013 Sessions:
Wednesday, April 24 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, April 25 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.

Got Something To Tell UMD's DOTS? Here's Your Chance!


Any Entrepreneurs Out There? Check Out This Workshop!

Startup Math: Creating Financials for your Business

Instructor: Joel Marquis, Assistant Director, Dingman Center Angels

Wednesday, April 17, 4:00-5:00 PM, 2515 Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/igb2t5xrsvx8qkgg

Creating financial models can be a daunting task. Learn how to create credible financial projections for your startup. Joel is managing Dingman Center Angels and is working with regional investors and entrepreneurs to find best investment opportunities and fund the most promising startups.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Great Opportunity to Help Your Fellow Terps! ANTH 468 Needs A Few Minutes of Your Time!

Dear Terp Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Our class, ANTH 468: Researching the Environment and Culture, is conducting an online survey to better understand the commuting habits of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland. The results of our survey will be combined with in-depth individual interviews to look at ways Terps can make commuting to campus more sustainable and reduce our university carbon footprint.

We would like to invite you to participate in this online survey, How Do You Commute?. It should take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time, and will greatly help our class research project. If you would like to help us out, please click on the link below:

TerpCrawl - www.terpcrawl.com

Please note that this online survey is not being run by the University of Maryland's Department of Transportation Services or the Office of Sustainability. However, we will give a copy of our report detailing the final results of our research to these offices!

If you have any questions regarding this survey please contact Dr. L. Jen Shaffer, our instructor, at lshaffe1@umd.edu

Please forward this survey to other UMD students, faculty, and staff. Thank you in advance for your time and participation!!

Thank you!

Anastasia, Jeremy K., Jeremy R., Jennifer, Kevin, Hans, Patrick, and Shaiyon

Register Now For Terp Service Weekend!

Register now for Terp Service Weekend an annual event that connects University of Maryland students with the surrounding community through meaningful service-learning opportunities!! Learn about social issues that affect our community while volunteering alongside other Terps with a local non-profit organization!

Transportation, food and t-shirts will be provided! A full list of sites can be found on the online registration form from the LCSL page on the STAMP website Can't wait to see you there!!

DATE: Saturday, April 20th

TIME: Time varies by site. See registration form for more information.

Email: Terpservice@umd.edu with questions.

AMST 298O: Digital Media and Cultural Politics in a Global World

Interested in the politics of the internet? Or just want to learn more about how digital media connect cultures across the globe? 

Then check out AMST 298O: Digital Media and Cultural Politics in a Global World. This Summer Session II course taught by Dan Greene will review massive cultural movements spread online and across borders, whether as political projects (the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street) or pop culture sensations (Gangnam Style, World of Warcraft). 

You'll learn about the small corners of the Web where sexual subcultures make a home, and ask fundamental questions about what the internet is, who shapes it and how, and why a particularly precarious generation takes to the Web to make a space of their own. The course will take place online and students will use that space to its full advantage, exploring the politics of globalization as they play out in blogs, YouTube, and social networking sites, and designing research projects that focus on a border-crossing internet community of their choice. 

Questions about the course? Contact Dan Greene at dgreene1@umd.edu for more info.

Do You Study/Speak Farsi, Tagalog, Spanish or Arabic?! Check Out These Research Opportunities!

Native speakers of Farsi, Tagalog, or Spanish needed!

Seeking native speakers of Farsi, Tagalog, and Spanish to record several passages being used for a research project.

Time in studio will be 1 to 3 hours and can be scheduled at a time convenient for you and for the studio. You will receive $95 for your time.

· Must be able to speak English fluently with the accent of your native language (Farsi, Tagalog, or Spanish).
· Male and female speakers needed;
· Must be 18 years of age or older.
· Must be local to the greater Washington, D.C. area and willing to travel to a studio in College Park Maryland.

Please contract Kassandra Gynther at kgynther@casl.umd.edu or 301-226-9010 for more information.


Arabic Study! Looking for Students Who Have Studied Arabic!

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is interested in studying how learners of Arabic understand and decipher cultural allusions in Arabic. We are looking for students who have completed about 3 years of university-level Arabic courses. Participants must be native speakers of English at least 18 years of age, should not be native or heritage speakers of Arabic, and not have a known history of speech language pathology or hearing loss.

You will be asked to attend 1 session lasting no more than 1 hour. During the session, you will complete a questionnaire and answer a comprehension questions regarding Arabic passages and political cartoons. You will be able to access dictionaries and the internet to aid your comprehension of the texts and political cartoons.

You will be paid $25 in cash upon completion the questionnaire and comprehension test.

Contact vnovak@casl.umd.edu to schedule an Arabic test. Thanks!

Monday, April 15, 2013

BSOS Global Scholars Program Has Extended Their Application Deadline!!! Apply Now

WHAT is BSOS Global Scholars?

The BSOS Global Scholars program is an academic honor for 12 students who serve as role models for the College. Candidates enjoy collaborating with others from diverse backgrounds and are passionate about resolving global problems. The incoming class will decide on a theme for their seminar.

Click here for BSOS Global Scholars FAQ!

WHY should students be BSOS Global Scholars?

Twenty-first century graduates should be able to connect with people in Beijing or Istanbul as well as those in Annapolis or Washington. They need to be able to relate to, and learn from, people of various ethnicities here or abroad who may understand little English. BSOS Global Scholars candidates have face-to-face interaction with those of diverse backgrounds. Scholars will improve their public speaking, leadership and cross-cultural communication skills. Living, working and studying in different cultures helps students increase understanding of the human condition and generate new ideas to solve global and domestic issues.

WHO may apply?

BSOS majors who will have completed 60 credits by the end of summer 2013.

Students with experience in three of the following areas before Fall Semester 2013:
Lived or studied abroad for a semester or the equivalent in one region
World language (spoken at home, or completed intermediate level)
Global or ethnic studies curriculum (12 credits)
Service learning (240 hours, cross-cultural in nature)

International Students and New Americans are encouraged to apply.

WHEN may students apply?

Applications are open now and close April 19, 2013 at 5 p.m. Click here to begin your online application!

Fall 2013 Seminar – students select guest speakers/films and lead classroom discussions.
Spring 2014 Capstone (e.g. short film, live video discussion with a foreign university group).

For more information, contact Kathryn Hopps at khopps@umd.edu.

Looking Into Grad School? Grant Knowledge Will Be Useful!!!

Research Seminar Series
Thursday April 18th, 2013

Winning NIH Grants: Swimming with Sharks

Featured Speaker: Rosemarie Hunziker, Ph.D., Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials and Medical Devices Program Director, NIBIB/NIH

Juan Ramon Jimenez 2208
Stamp Student Union

9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Thursday April 18th, 2013


Dr. Hunziker has extensive experience working with faculty on ways to approach the NIH successfully for project funding. During this NIH grantsmanship workshop, Dr. Hunziker will focus on the unique culture at NIH, finding the right program for your research, identifying which funding activity will be best suited for your application, strategies for successful proposal preparation, and the review process.

For more information contact Anne Geronimo at geronimo@umd.edu

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Calling All Innovators & Entrepreneurs!

Strategy Planning and Implementation
Instructor: Protiti Dastidar
Friday, April 12, 10:00-11:00 AM, 2515 Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/a7d56mrttkkyy57e

For a startup to achieve a short-term success there must be a good fit between what it offers and the profit opportunities in the markets. For the long-term success, a company must continuously update its capabilities to fit the ever changing market environment. Professor Dastidar will discuss tools and frameworks necessary to develop strategies for your startup that fit, both in the short run and the long run.


Entrepreneurial Selling
Instructor: Sam Medile, co-founder TownePark
Friday, April 12, 11:15-12:15 PM, 2515 Van Munching Hall

RSVP: https://dingmancenter.doodle.com/352xqnw5kws6wh99

Sam Medile is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He assumes business development and sales role in most of his startups and has a lot of experience to share.

You can have the best product, the best technology, the best team, but nothing happens until you start SELLING! Sam Medile will teach you the secrets of entrepreneurial selling.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 10th-Last Day to Drop with a "W"

The last day to drop a course with a "W" for Spring 2013 is Wednesday April 10, 2013. For more information click the link and below.  If you have questions, please contact an advisor in the college advising office (301-405-1697)  or your department advisor.  Students are also encouraged to consult with the following applicable office regarding the decision to withdraw from a course: financial aid, resident life and the Office of International Services.

 http://www.registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/Schedule%20Adjustment.html

Drop Policy
Undergraduate students can adjust their schedule (add, drop, etc.) until the close of business on the last day of the Schedule Adjustment Period. After the end of Schedule Adjustment, students are limited to dropping a maximum of 4 credits during the Drop Period. The Drop Period for undergraduate students will begin at the close of the schedule adjustment period and terminate at the end of the tenth week of classes during the Fall and Spring semesters and at a corresponding time for Summer sessions. See academic deadlines for end of schedule adjustment and last day to drop dates. A mark of "W" (withdrawal) is recorded for credits dropped during the Drop Period.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Global Semester in Washington, D.C. Program!

The Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of International Affairs are pleased to announce the launch of the new Global Semester in Washington, D.C. Program for 2013-14. Applications are now open for students!!!

This innovative internship program combines a fall seminar taught by expert practitioners with a spring internship in the Washington, D.C. area. The program is open to talented undergraduate students from all majors and will equip them with the knowledge, skills, and experience to become leaders in an increasingly globalized society. Classes bring students in contact with professionals who share their knowledge, expertise, and perspectives. The spring internship placements are with international organizations, agencies, embassies, and more. How much better could it possibly get?

Please visit the website for more details: www.globalsemesterdc.umd.edu.

Got An Unpaid Internship?! Internship Scholarship Fund Could Pay You!


This Week Is Bike Week! Check Out The Events!

For more information, visit: http://www.transportation.umd.edu/bike.html

Tomorrow is the 2013 Sadat Forum: "Can Obama Broker Arab-Israeli Peace?"


The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
and
The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
cordially invite you to the

2013 SADAT FORUM:
CAN OBAMA BROKER ARAB-ISRAELI PEACE?

Host
John Townshend
Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Introductory Remarks by
Jehan Sadat
Former First Lady of Egypt

Panelists
Daniel Kurtzer
S. Daniel Abraham Professor at Princeton University
and former United States Ambassador to Israel and Egypt

Margaret Warner
Senior Correspondent for PBS NewsHour

Tamara Cofman Wittes
Director of Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution
and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

Moderated by
Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Dance Theatre
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park


The 2013 Sadat Forum is convened on the occasion of the release of
The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace: 1989-2011 
Co-authors Daniel Kurtzer and Shibley Telhami will be available
for a book signing at the reception following the panel.

Community Service & Leadership Experience In One!

Want to make a difference in the greater College Park community while gaining leadership experience?

Apply to be a TerpCorps Coordinator for the 2013-2014 school year! Coordinators work together to organize, facilitate, and lead service and educational initiatives at local service organizations, such as Community Forklift, A Wider Circle, and the Maryland Housing Project.

Applications are currently being accepted. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 12th by 5PM. Applications and more information can be found at http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_involvement/lcsl/involvement/terpcorps/how_to_apply.

If you have any questions, please email nsoni@umd.edu!

A TON of UMD Career Center Events & Workshops Coming Up...Don't Miss Them!

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAREER SERIES

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Government
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Interested in a career with federal, state, local government? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. Tentative Panelists include...
· Smithsonian Institution (Representative also a former Dept. of Housing and Urban Development employee)
· District of Columbia Public Schools Central Office (Representative will share both teaching and administrative opportunities)
· U.S. Department of Education
· U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
· The White House Internship Program
· State of Maryland – Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

For additional information about this event, contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu or visit http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3645.


Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

If you are seeking an internship or full-time position with the federal government and are not sure where to start, this workshop is for you! A representative from the Partnership for Public Service will share tips for developing a federal resume as well as ideas for navigating federal job and internship opportunities. The Partnership for Public Service offers many valuable resources for job and internship seekers to utilize, including the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” rankings. http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/. RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=3700. For additional information about this event, contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu.


NETWORK WITH EMPLOYERS

Meet with Ethiopian Community Development Council: Employer-in-Residence Program
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

This program allows employers to serve as "career advisors" to students seeking help. Employers participate in our daily rotation by providing career advice to students, in a one-on-one setting, on issues ranging from resume assistance to answering the question "how do I get a job like yours?” Come learn about ways you can improve your skills and get feedback from industry professionals about what they look for in a candidate. For registration instructions, please visit www.careers.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_id=179. For additional information about this event: contact Traci Mills-Womack at twomack4@umd.edu.

St. Luke's House: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

Staff will be present to provide a brief overview of the Back to Work, Career Transition, Supported Living and Residential programs. RSVP helen.gillespie@slh-tsi.org to confirm your attendance as soon as possible. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event, contact Helen Gillespie at helen.gillespie@slh-tsi.org.


GRADATING SENIORS- Looking to gain experience at the White House?
The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence Associate Program: Employer Networking Sessions
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

The Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) is currently accepting applications for the fall 2013 Associate Program. OPC Associates gain professional experience, while also getting unique insight into the Executive Office of the President. Every day, OPC responds to the thousands of letters, e-mails, and phone calls President Obama receives. Associates are assigned to one of the departments in OPC and work alongside staff to help President Obama maintain a dialogue with the American people. OPC Associates serve a minimum of 30 hours per week in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. The fall 2013 program is scheduled from September 3, 2013 to December 13, 2013. Applications are due May 5th 2013. Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified. For additional information about this event contact Renee Nicolas at rnicolas@umd.edu or visit:http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3947.

Spring 2013 Veterans Career Fair
Friday, April 19, 2013 • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: 6900 Greenbelt Rd. Greenbelt, MD 20770

You are cordially invited to the Spring 2013 Veterans Career Fair on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 6900 Greenbelt Rd. Greenbelt, MD 20770. You will have the opportunity to network and interview with top employers in the aerospace industry currently offering internship and employment opportunities for UMD veterans in ALL majors, including the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. RSVP HERE:http://stampunion.umd.edu/veterans/career_fair/. For general inquiries, please contact Tasha Vanterpool at tvanterp@umd.edu or 301-314-0073.


CAREER WORKSHOPS

LGBTQA + Your Future Career
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: LGBT Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)
LGBTQA + Your Future Career: A special edition of Queer Lunch

Pizza will be provided. Meet Kate Juhl, the LGBTQA communities’ liaison from the University Career Center & The President's Promise, ask her questions, and tell her what resources you need to successfully prepare for the workplace as an LGBTQ/allied person. Optional: If you bring your resume, you can get it reviewed! For additional information about this event, contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu.

An Employer’s Perspective: The Value of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Workforce
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Resource Room - University Career Center & The President's Promise

Are you often asked about what you will DO with your women's studies, LGBT studies, American studies, and/or other interdisciplinary major? Hear from employers in a variety of industries about why they value your skill set. Although this program is being organized by the Women’s Studies Department, students from all majors (especially liberal arts fields such as African American Studies, LGBT Studies, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, etc.) are more than welcome to attend. The event will consist of a 45-minute panel discussion, followed by a networking social. RSVP for this event:http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=3886. For additional information about this event, contact Kate Juhl at kjuhl@umd.edu.


INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: I've Got An Internship- Now What?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)

You've got the internship offer, now what do you do? This workshop will give you tools and tips to ensure you have a great internship experience. RSVP for this event:http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=3624. For additional information about this event, contact Jalisa Whitley at jw2869@umd.edu.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Interested in a Career in Government? Don't Miss This Event!

Industry Networking Series: Careers & Internships in Government
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center

Event Details:

Interested in a career with federal, state, local government? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field.

Panelists include...
RSVP for this event: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_RSVP.cfm?event_id=3645

For additional information about this event: contact Megan O'Rourke at morourk2@umd.edu

Have You Been Taking Arabic Language Courses Through College?

Arabic Study

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is interested in studying how learners of Arabic understand and decipher cultural allusions in Arabic. We are looking for students who have completed about 3 years of university-level Arabic courses. Participants must be native speakers of English at least 18 years of age, should not be native or heritage speakers of Arabic, and not have a known history of speech language pathology or hearing loss.

You will be asked to attend 1 session lasting no more than 1 hour. During the session, you will complete a questionnaire and answer a comprehension questions regarding Arabic passages and political cartoons. You will be able to access dictionaries and the internet to aid your comprehension of the texts and political cartoons.

You will be paid $25 in cash upon completion the questionnaire and comprehension test.

Contact vnovak@casl.umd.edu to schedule an Arabic test. Thanks!