Monday, September 30, 2013

First Semester Students, turn your Graduation Plan in by Oct. 1st!



As a first semester student in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, you are required to attend a graduation planning workshop and submit a graduation plan by Tuesday October 1, 2013.  You will have a block placed on your record which prohibits you from registering for Spring 2014 classes.

If you submit your graduation plan by October 1st, we guarantee that your registration block will be lifted prior to your registration date. However, if you submit your graduation plan after October 1st, there is NO guarantee that your block will be lifted prior to your registration date.

Graduation planning workshops are being offered by the BSOS Advisors and Peer Mentors to explain the process of developing your graduation plan.  Several workshops are offered throughout the week at varying times, and to sign up for a workshop that best fits your schedule please visit the BSOS Workshops website at http://bsosworkshops.umd.edu/. In addition, there is an online graduation planning workshop that you can complete at your convenience in the comfort of your own room.

If you are currently enrolled in a BSOS section of UNIV 100, you will create your graduation plan in your UNIV course and do not need to attend the graduation planning workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact the BSOS Advising Center at (301) 405-1697.

Sincerely,
Your BSOS College Advisors

Do you have between 75-89 credits earned? Let Advising help you make a plan for your last semester/s!



Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about registration for next semester!  All students in BSOS with between 75-89 credits are required to complete an official academic audit in preparation for graduation.

What is an official academic audit?
The academic audit is an official review of what degree requirements you have finished and what you still need to complete. 
Doing an audit now is important to prevent graduation problems in your last semester. 

When must the audit be completed?
Students with 75 - 89 credits will be required to complete an audit before being able to register for Spring 2014 classes.

Why is it important for you to complete an audit?
1) It gives you a chance to review what courses you have taken to ensure that they have been recorded correctly. 
2) It allows you to verify what courses and/or credits you are missing in order to meet graduation requirements. 
3) It makes sure that you, your department and the college are all working with the same information.

Where do I go to complete the audit?
You may complete your audit in one of two ways: 

1) Online.  For 2 weeks (Friday, September 20 – Friday, October 4) the online system will be open.  This allows students to complete their audit without having to meet with their advisors in person.  To complete your audit online, please go to:  www.onlineaudit.bsos.umd.edu <http://www.onlineaudit.bsos.umd.edu>  and follow the instructions.
*Please note ANTH and SOCY students MUST complete their audit IN PERSON.

2) In Person. 
* First, meet with your departmental advisor to review major requirements.
* Then, meet with a BSOS advisor to review CORE/Gen Ed and university requirements.  You can schedule an appointment online at http://www.bsos.umd.edu/students/undergraduate-advising

Please note, Anthropology students must have their supporting course work approved by faculty advisor in the Anthropology Department BEFORE being eligible to complete the audit and register for classes after earning 90 credits.  Anthropology students must complete their audit in person.

Please note, Sociology students must complete their audit in person.
Sincerely,
Your Departmental and College Advisors

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Interested in Federal Internships & Jobs?

USAJobs and Federal Opportunities and Internships
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Location: Marie Mount Hall 0108

Event Details:
Students may join Federal and Global Semester participants for workshops by the Partnership for Public Service. They will be reviewing how to navigate USAJobs.gov and federal opportunities.

For additional information about this event:
contact Starsky Cheng at scheng17@umd.edu

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Latin American Study Abroad Fair!

The Latin American Studies Center will host a Latin American Study Abroad Fair next Monday, September 30th from 5:00 – 7:00pm.  We would love to see you there!

In addition, check out the winter term study abroad courses cross-listed with LASC:

Belize: BSCI339M/LASC369M - Mayan Culture and the Interface between Tropical Rainforests and Coral Reefs.
Brazil: SOCY498C/LASC448C - Exploring Brazil through Work, Culture and Race
Ecuador: CPSP279T/LASC269T - Technology and Society: Ecuador in Context
Ecuador: SPAN448E/LASC448R - Special Topics in Latin American Cultures: Andean Spaces: Traversing the Colonial City and the Natural World
Southern Caribbean: GEOG328B/LASC369B - Topics in Study Abroad III: Geography of the Southern Caribbean

Click here to access the Education Abroad website and to find out more about study abroad programs going to Latin America.

Please note that many programs have application deadlines on Tuesday, October 1stClick here to access program deadlines.

If you have any questions, please contact Education Abroad (educationabroad@umd.edu, 301-314-7746) or the Latin American Studies Center (lasc@umd.edu, 301-405-6459)

Вы говорите по-русски? Native Russian Speakers Needed For Study!

NATIVE SPEAKERS OF RUSSIAN NEEDED FOR STUDY

We are recruiting native speakers of Russian to participate in a language study.

For the study, you will be asked to take several computerized tests looking at how you use your native language. The entire study will take about 2 hours. For full participation, you will earn $40.

To participate, you must be a native speaker of Russian and meet the following requirements:
- born in Russia or any of the former USSR republics;
- speak Russian from birth with both parents;
- have completed all or most of your schooling in Russia/former USSR;
- have not been in the US for more than 3 years;
- must be able to read in English;
- be between 18-35 years of age.

All tests will be remotely administered, meaning you can take them at a time and location of your convenience.

If you are interested in participating or if you would like more information, please send an email to russiantesting@gmail.com, or text or call (607) 794-8767 (Daria)

Screening of DOSA HUNT & Filmmaker Talk with Creator Amrit Singh.

Screening of DOSA HUNT & Filmmaker Talk with Amrit Singh.

The event will be followed be a DOSA & Dance afterparty in the Dorchester Lounge. As usual, we’ll have fresh-made Indian dosas, music, and good Global Communities company! Don’t know what a dosa is? Come find out!

Details:
Thursday, September 26
4-5 pm: Special Events Room, McKeldin Library 6137 (Film viewing and talk)
5-7 pm: Dorchester Lounge (Dosa and dance afterparty)
Please RSVP:  http://bit.ly/GC-DOSA

About Amrit: Amrit Singh is the Music & Culture Editor, and Host, of REVOLT TV, the new television network from Sean Combs. At REVOLT, he will write and present stories and interviews on live television, all day every day, with an emphasis on connecting the dots between music, culture, and news. You can watch his intro to REVOLT, or read pieces in Billboard and The L Magazine, for more. Previously, he served as Executive Editor of Stereogum.com for nearly eight years, writing and producing the website into a leading voice in independent music. His video journalism has appeared on ABC, MTV, and Fuse. Amrit also served as Editor of the University of Wisconsin International Law Journal, and is a NY State Bar certified attorney, but we try not to remind his father of this. In 2012, Amrit made and appeared in his first film, DOSA HUNT, featuring members of Vampire Weekend, Das Racist, Neon Indian, Yeasayer, and the Vijay Iyer Trio on "The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!" (Here's the trailer, if you're curious.) His speaking engagements and press campaign have connected the film with diverse audiences, film festivals, and media outlets from New York Magazine to BBC TV World News. Amrit has been called a "global citizen to watch" and a "generational voice" by The Huffington Post's Jim Luce, and "an example of how Indian culture gets hybridized" by The World's Marco Werman. He lives in Los Angeles, and was born in New York City.


Incredible Opportunites To Study Abroad, Learn Launguages...All Expenses Paid.

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2014 – all expenses paid?
ARABIC • CHINESE • KOREAN • JAPANESE • RUSSIAN • TURKISH • INDONESIAN • HINDI • BANGLA/BENGALI• PERSIAN  • PUNJABI • URDU • AZERBAIJANI

Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2014 – all expenses paid?
EGYPT • JORDAN • MOROCCO • OMAN  • TUNISIA • CHINA •  SOUTH KOREA • RUSSIA • TURKEY • INDIA •TAJIKISTAN • BANGLADESH •AZERBAIJAN • INDONESIA •JAPAN

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

Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 26, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 26, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 27, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 3, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 4, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend – if you are interested but unable to attend, please write to the same address to receive more information by email. IMPORTANT – BY REPLYING TO scholarships@umd.edu YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO OUR ELMS RESOURCE SITE FOR CLS APPLICANTS.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8 pm Eastern Time.

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

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at http://clscholarship.org/index.html

Economics Research Fellow Program!

The Department of Economics is offering a Research Fellow Program for Fall 2013. The Research Fellows Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience applying economic knowledge to the production of market research valued by businesses.  The program constitutes a “practice internship” - students can stay on campus but still get the opportunity to engage in research activity that they might do as an intern or an entry level employee working at a consulting firm.

In addition to exploring a career option appropriate for economics majors, students who succeed in the program will get an enthusiastic letter of recommendation from a respected business executive and be well-positioned to draw on a network of business contacts.

For more information and a link to the application, please go to the ECON Undergraduate Blog at http://umdecon.blogspot.com

"Covering the Hot Story" - Cool Journalism Event!


Be the Solution Competition: Kick-Off TOMORROW! RSVP Now!

Terps! We're almost there! On Wednesday, September 25 from 6-7pm we kickoff our 2nd annual Be the Solution Competition!

Dedicated to conquering a problem? Great at identifying new ones? Will your fearless ideas be the solution to society’s challenges?

Whatever your major or background, we invite you to come learn about the competition, join us for free pizza and drinks, and see how we can help your ideas take shape. However ambitious or simple, you'll have the resources and support to develop your ideas and compete for money to get your project started!

The Be the Solution Business Model Competition promotes innovation and entrepreneurship across the behavioral and social sciences by offering students prizes for new ventures with social value. The competition emphasizes learning & entrepreneurship through workshops, coaching, interdisciplinary cooperation and the experience of pitching a business to an expert panel of judges.

Develop & pitch a start-up concept that provides a solution to a problem in any of the following areas:

Global Sustainability   |   Understanding Societies and Cultures
Improving the Human Condition   |   International Relations

Whether you’re starting a non-profit or developing a game-changing mobile app, seize the opportunity to get your fearless ideas on to paper & off the ground. Team up with fellow enTERPreneurs across campus and pursue your common passion to Be the Solution!

REGISTER NOW!

Invite your friends, classmates, colleagues and teammates from across campus. You never know who may have the experience, skills, ideas and passion to help launch your project!


Are You Into International Affairs & Policy?! Check Out These Scholarships!

Are you excited about pursuing a career in International Affairs and Policy?

The National Scholarships Office is hosting a presentation on several outstanding scholarship programs (listed below) for sophomores, juniors, and seniors with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs – these programs focus on students with financial need, as well as students from groups historically underrepresented in international affairs leadership roles in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. They provide generous scholarships for graduate study, prestigious summer study programs, internships, and more. US citizenship or permanent residency is required to apply for these programs.

Our speakers will be Patricia Scroggs, Director of the Rangel International Affairs Program, and Erin Mann, Director of the Public Policy and International Affairs Program. Mohammad Zia, a UMD senior who has participated in both the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program and the PPIA Junior Fellows Program will share his experiences as well.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 4 PM IN THE MARYLAND ROOM, LOWER LEVEL OF MARIE MOUNT HALL – Refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu if you plan to attend! If you are interested but cannot attend, write to us at the same address.


Come and learn about these exceptional opportunities for students interested in international affairs:

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program - http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=684&typeid=CBRIAPSEP
Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Fellows Program - http://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/
Rangel Graduate Fellows Program – http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=672&typeid=CBRIAP92223
Payne International Development Fellowship Program - http://www.paynefellows.org/?session.areaid=2&contentid=941
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program – http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/

Monday, September 23, 2013

Critical Language Scholarships Summer 2014


NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – www.scholarships.umd.edu

Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator
Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2014 – all expenses paid?

ARABIC • CHINESE • KOREAN • JAPANESE • RUSSIAN • TURKISH • INDONESIAN • HINDI • BANGLA/BENGALI• PERSIAN • PUNJABI • URDU • AZERBAIJANI

Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2014 – all expenses paid?

EGYPT • JORDAN • MOROCCO • OMAN • TUNISIA • CHINA • SOUTH KOREA • RUSSIA • TURKEY • INDIA •TAJIKISTAN • BANGLADESH •AZERBAIJAN • INDONESIA •JAPAN

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

Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, September 25, 9:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, September 26, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, September 26, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, September 27, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Thursday, October 3, 12:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Friday, October 4, 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu to let us know which session you plan to attend – if you are interested but unable to attend, please write to the same address to receive more information by email. IMPORTANT – BY REPLYING TO scholarships@umd.edu YOU WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO OUR ELMS RESOURCE SITE FOR CLS APPLICANTS.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8 pm Eastern Time.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. A GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see: http://clscholarship.org/qv_applicant.php

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at http://clscholarship.org/

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Email:duvinage@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu

Friday, September 20, 2013

Interested In A Cybersecurity Minor? Let BSOS Know!

BSOS students, please take 2 minutes to fill out a survey on your interest in bringing a cybersecurity-related minor to BSOS.  Respondents will be entered to win a package of swag from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), including a T-shirt, a mug and other surprises!