Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Event Planning Internship Program: Fall 2013

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Event Planning Internship Program: Fall 2013

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions seeks a three-month (approx. September 9th – December 9th), up to twenty-hour per week intern for the Marketing Area to assist with event programming. This internship position will work as part of a team who shares responsibility for recruiting, admitting, and enrolling talented and diverse undergraduates. The office offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment in which the events intern will play a vital role in the accomplishment of these important goals.

Primary responsibilities:
-Assist with a wide variety of tasks related to program planning, implementation, and execution of recruitment and enrollment events, including but not limited to; Maryland Marquee Day programs, Visit Maryland Day programs and Maryland Ascent Program Events.

-Assist with establishing and maintaining working relationships with on-campus and off-campus vendors, hotel and restaurant sales managers.
Provide on-site assistance to the Assistant Director of Events & Visitor Services and the Graduate Assistant for Events and Programs.

-Provide event planning support as needed to Freshman and Transfer Area events such as, Prince George’s County Information Session, Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship (TAES) Reception.
-Assist with phone and email queries and maintain and update event filing systems.

-Attendance at events scheduled outside of normal business hours is expected.

Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have solid program planning experience, strong organization and attention to detail, sound written and oral communication skills, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and have the ability to adapt to a changing, fast-paced, dynamic environment. Knowledge of MS Office products is required. Admission as a full-time student to the University of Maryland, College Park is required.

Salary & Benefits:
This is a non-paid internship. Credit can be earned through your college department.

Contact:
Please submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, a
resume, and the names of three professional references with their
current telephone numbers and email addresses via e-mail or fax to:

Emilie Bonano, Coordinator of Events
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 301 Rossborough Inn, University of
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
Phone: (301) 314-1121, Fax: (301) 314-1244, E-mail: ebonano@umd.edu.

The position begins September 9th

Understanding How Researchers Think About and Communicate Climate Change

Topic: Climate Change Communication: Understanding How Environmental/Climate Researchers Think About and Communicate Climate Change

Date and Time: Thursday, August 1st, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Location: Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), Room 4102, 5825 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740-3823,

Speaker: Daniel Smith is a rising sophomore seeking a double degree in Mathematics and Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOSC). Under the supervision of his mentor, Professor Raghu Murtugudde, Smith is currently researching how environmental and climate researchers communicate climate change to the general public and what conclusions can be drawn from analyzing communication this way. Abstract and more information.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Student Government Association's Committee on Financial Affairs

Are you interested in affecting the way student programming is funded on this campus? The Student Government Association's Committee on Financial Affairs is charged with fairly and equitably allocating the Student Activities Fee to student groups who request funding for their events and programs. We seek to enhance the University of Maryland experience by supporting a vibrant and diverse array of student programming.

The committee meets at least once a week. At the end of each month, the committee meets more frequently to deliberate on submitted budgets.

Applications are due on *Wednesday, August 7 at 11:45 PM*, and can be found under "Forms" on SGA's Orgsync portal (www.orgsync.umd.edu).

For more information about SGA Financial Affairs, visit www.umdsgafinance.weebly.com, or email the Vice President of Financial Affairs, Andrew Aggabao at sgavpfinance@umd.edu.

*If you are interested in serving as an Assistant Vice President, feel free to contact Andrew and complete the corresponding application found at the same location.*

Friday, July 19, 2013

Workshops and Info-Sessions for the Researchers Out There!

Attention rising Sophomores and Juniors – Learn all about the Goldwater Scholarship Program for students planning STEM research careers

Tuesday, July 23 from 4 pm to 5 pm in Plant Sciences 1140

TOPIC: The Goldwater Scholarship is the nation's most prestigious award for sophomores and juniors thinking seriously about pursuing Ph.D.'s and research careers in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering. If you have a strong academic record, substantial or growing research experience, and are thinking about a career as a scientist, learn more about the Goldwater application and nomination process at Maryland – applying for Goldwater nomination can be a great way to prepare yourself for graduate school applications! Please note: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship.


Applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship – UNDERGRADS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME

Wednesday, July 24 from 4 pm to 5 pm in Plant Sciences 1140

TOPIC: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is one of the most prestigious and lucrative awards available for graduate studies in the natural sciences, math, engineering, and social sciences. This talk will offer advice and suggestions for using your summer to begin developing a highly effective NSF fellowship application. Graduate students who will be in their first or second year of graduate studies in fall 2013, and undergraduates at all levels are welcome to attend. Please note: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship.

Please send any questions by email to: ugresearch@umd.edu

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Two Short Courses During the Fall Semester! Sign Up Now!

The Center for Integrated Latent Variable Research (CILVR) at the University of Maryland
is pleased to present:


DIAGNOSTIC MEASUREMENT: THEORY, METHODS, and APPLICATIONS
August 15-16, 2013 (two days)

Instructor:
Dr. André A. Rupp (ruppandr@umd.edu)

For more information, please visit
http://www.education.umd.edu/EDMS/fac/Hancock/CILVR/Workshops/CILVRworkshoppageDCM2013.html


INTRODUCTION TO FINITE MIXTURE MODEL
December 4-6, 2013 (three days)

Instructor:
Dr. Jeffrey R. Harring (harring@umd.edu)


For more information, pleases visit
http://www.education.umd.edu/EDMS/fac/Hancock/CILVR/Workshops/CILVRworkshoppageFMM2013.html

ANTH428N: Nutritional Anthropology

Terps! There are still seats open for this Anthropology course in Fall 2013.

ANTH428N: Nutritional Anthropology
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00-3:15 pm
Fall 2013

Dr. Susan Steen

This course is an introduction to nutritional anthropology – the study of nutrition from an anthropological perspective which includes both biological and cultural aspects of nutrition.

We will explore how nutrition can affect culture how culture can affect nutrition. Nutritional anthropology includes the study of cross-cultural variation in diet, nutritional status and subsistence systems as well as variation in these factors over the evolutionary course of human existence, from prehistoric and historic to modem times. Students will be introduced to nutritional anthropology and provided with the basics for assessing reliability and feasibility of nutritional advice and policy encountered in everyday modern life in a global setting.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Fall Semester Internship on Capitol Hill!

The Washington DC office of Congressman Patrick Meehan is currently accepting applications for the FALL SEMESTER. Intern responsibilities include researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, answering phones, running errands, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House of Representatives. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

The hours are flexible to accommodate students’ hectic course schedules, but generally run 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM when Congress is in session, and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM when not in session. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to MeehanDCIntern@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 29, 2013. Ties to Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District are preferred, but not required.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

CESAR Internship Opportunities! Apply Now!

The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) is looking for Fall 2013 interns. These are amazing opportunities to participate in the center's projects, gain professional experience, and earn credit. Don't wait, apply now!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Topics in International Relations; Conflict Resolution - The Israeli Palestinian Experiment

“Topics in International Relations; Conflict Resolution - The Israeli Palestinian Experiment”
GVPT309X (Also offered as ISRL 349X)

This groundbreaking interactive course provides an in-depth understanding of this conflict using simulations exploring contending historical perspectives and the search for common ground. Topics include the fate of Jerusalem, the problems associated with refugees, settlements, water rights, border disagreements and security concerns.

Prof. Manuel Hassassian a resident of the West Bank, has been the Executive Vice-President of the Bethlehem University and currently the ambassador of the Palestinian Authority in the United Kingdom.

Prof. Edy Kaufman is a Senior Fellow and former Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at UMD, and is the former director of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Course meets 07/28/13 – 08/16/13
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 – 9:20 PM
2110 Tydings Hall

Students who wish to register for the course after July 13, please email summer@umd.edu For more information, please email Professor Kaufman at kaufmane@umd.edu or visit http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/summer2013.html

Monday, July 1, 2013

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research: Summer Talks for Student Researchers

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research – Summer Talks for Student Researchers
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Undergraduate student researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park are welcome to attend talks this coming week on:

1. “So you’re doing summer research – what next???”

Tuesday, July 2 from 4 pm to 5 pm in Plant Sciences 1140

TOPIC: Engaging in a summer research can be a great experience, but there are additional steps you can take to add value to your work – this talk will offer suggestions and advice for preparing to present your research, for communicating the content of your research in your resume and grad school applications, as well as for identifying additional research experiences for next summer.


2. “Applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship” – UNDERGRADS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS WELCOME

Wednesday, July 3 from 4 pm to 5 pm in Plant Sciences 1140

TOPIC: The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is one of the most prestigious and lucrative awards available for graduate studies in the natural sciences, math, engineering, and social sciences. This talk will offer advice and suggestions for using your summer to begin developing a highly effective NSF fellowship application. Graduate students who will be in their first or second year of graduate studies in fall 2013, and undergraduates at all levels are welcome to attend. Please note: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship.

Please send any questions by email to: ugresearch@umd.edu