Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Office of Science and Technology Policy Spring 2015 Policy Internships

Deadline to Apply: October 17, 2014.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is looking for students who are U.S. citizens and will be enrolled in an accredited college or university during the Spring 2015 semester.

Learn more about the internship and application here.

National Museum of American History Spring 2015 Internships

Deadline to apply for Spring 2015 internships: October 15, 2014.  

Learn more about registration here. 

Counseling Center Student Advisory Board Positions

The Counseling Center seeks motivated undergrads interested in mental health and student outreach to serve on the Center's Student Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB serves several functions: publicizing Counseling Center services and acquainting the campus community with the Center, working on special projects within the Counseling Center and also on campus, and acting as a sounding board for the Center.

The members of the SAB will gain valuable experience working with other students on diverse projects, getting exposure to Counseling Center professionals, increasing their knowledge of the workings of the Counseling Center, and publicizing important events. Members must attend bimonthly meetings and participate in projects and activities.

Please contact Kathryn Kline at kkline1@umd.edu or visit the following website for more information: http://counseling.umd.edu/CS/student_advisory_board.php

Be An RA Next Year!

Information about the RA position can be found at: www.reslife.umd.edu/RAposition.

This year’s Application Deadline is Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4pm.

Career Discovery Zone: Taking Charge of Your Major and Career Path

GET IN THE ZONE! Do you need to find a major and/or a career direction? Questioning whether your current major/career is the "right one" for you? Come to CAREER DISCOVERY ZONE and discover the answers to your questions and more! Meets every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks. Come to one or all sessions. No advance registration needed. Students should plan to attend the full 1.5 hours. Don’t just pick a major/career, find your passion!


Where: Shoemaker Building, 1st floor. **Check in with Main Receptionist**
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

For questions or more info, contact Dr. Linda Gast or Ae-Kyung Jung at 301-314-7651.

Estrogens on Demand: Spatial and Temporal Precision in Hormone Delivery

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Locaton: 1103 Bioscience Research Building

Host: Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program (NACS)

Guest Speaker:
Colin Saldanha
Professor and Department Chair of Biology
American University

Outlawing Revenge Porn

Thursday, October 16th at 6pm

Stamp Student Union Atrium

Public Health Powerhouse

The Schools of Public Health from the University of Michigan, University of California at Berkeley, University of Minnesota, and Emory University are having a Public Health Powerhouse on Wednesday, October 29 from 7-8:30 pm in Washington, DC.

The Public Health Powerhouse will provide an opportunity to interact with top tier Schools of Public Health. The event will consist of a brief presentation from each school and individual break out information stations.

Information regarding the event location, nearest metro station, and date and time are available on the online RSVP.

If you have questions, you may contact sph.inquiries@umich.edu.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Law School Fair 2014

Tuesday, October 14 from 1pm-4pm
Location: Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union

The UMD Law School Fair offers students a unique opportunity to meet in person with law school admissions representatives from over 100 law schools from across the country. The event is open to students and alumni from around the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area and does not require registration. Business casual attire is suggested.

Please email Greg Shaffer, Pre-Law Advisor, at gshaffer@umd.edu with any questions, or visit http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4992 for further information.

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2015

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2015 – all expenses paid?


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2015 – all expenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2015 scholarships – and about preparing a strong application by the *November 12, 2014 deadline* – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

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.

Tuesday, September 30 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, September 30 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 1 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 1 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 2 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 2 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 3 – 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 3 – 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8 pm Eastern Time.

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

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

iDiversity UMD Crowdfunding

iDiversity is a student organization that works to promote awareness of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility within the information professions. For more information about iDiversity, check out our website: http://idiversity.umd.edu/.

We are working on a new project that will benefit diverse user populations on the UMD campus, and we need your help.

UMD's McKeldin Library recently opened a makerspace and we are working to ensure that everyone is able to use the innovative tools and tech, regardless of ability. We are raising funds to purchase software and hardware to make the makerspace accessible to individuals with visual impairments, motor skill issues, etc.

In order to ensure these user populations can use this amazing space we are raising funds through the UMD crowdfunding platform, LaunchUMD. Please take a look at our Launch campaign (ter.ps/launch) and consider supporting this important project.

Faith Ambrosini
iDiversity Secretary

Joint Bachelor's/Master's in Public Policy Info Session

October 2, 2014 6pm - 7pm

1212 Van Munching Hall
Tyser Auditorium

Volunteer at a Terp Service Day!

TerpService Days are one-time days of service targeted at the broad campus community. Students with significant or no experience in service-learning are welcome to participate. Student groups also enjoy participating in the service days.

Read more about our Community Partners and choose where you would like to volunteer! Log into OrgSync and register through our events page! We kindly request that students only register if they are 100% sure they can participate for the entire day of service, which lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After registering via OrgSync, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to the address provided. A few days before the day of service that you have selected to attend, your Service Day Coordinator will send out an additional e-mail with more information on what to expect. 

The next TerpService Day is this Saturday, October 11! For more info, check out the TerpService Day website. Email terpservice@umd.edu for questions!  

Become a Counselor at the Help Center Hotline!

Train to help people dealing with roommate issues, relationship dilemmas, thoughts of suicide, confusion, and other life issues.

Deadline to callOctober 4th

Must be available:
October 21st from 7pm-9pm, October 25th & 26th from 9am - 5pm both days.

Requires 1-2 semesters of on-the-job training.
Freshman and Sophomores Only.

Call 240.281.8555 or stop by 3105 South Campus Dining Hall.

MADE Team Members (Financial Literacy Volunteers) Needed

MADE is a student run project determined to make financial literacy mentally accessible for college students. We accomplish that mission by making the topic fun and easy for students to understand. Through our popular culture related workshops like House of Credit Cards and Game of Loans we can relate to our peers in a way they will understand. We are looking for creative and ambitious students to join our team and help us push this movement further. Check out all of our positions here

Heritage Foundation Spring Internship Opportunities

To apply: Fill out online application and send in two letters of recommendation as well as an official school transcript by October 1, 2014

Learn more about the paid internship opportunities here. 

BSOS Majors! Do you have between 75 and 89 cumulative credits?

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about registration for next semester!  All BSOS students 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 2015 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 4 weeks – Friday, September 19th to Friday, October 17th – 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:  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.

*Please note, ANTH 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.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Undecided About Your Major or a Career? Come to Shoemaker Wednesday at 4:00

Career Discovery Zone workshops. Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm beginning Oct. 1st.   
Open to any student, this 5-session workshop series is being offered twice this semester.  Topics change weekly.  Meet others who, like you, are also thinking about their majors and/or career futures. Students may come to one or any/all of workshops. No pre-registration is required, however students are requested to be present for the full 1.5 hours. 

This week's topic, repeated November 5,  Start Taking Charge of Your Career

Young Man Holding binoculars to his eyes and a description of the 4 sessions

Howard County Police Department Crime Analysis Internship

The Howard County Police Department (HCPD), Crime Analysis, Criminal Intelligence and Gang Section, is seeking applications for Volunteer Internships from students enrolled in criminal justice and related programs. These unpaid positions are for the upcoming 2015 spring and summer semesters.   Suitable candidates have good analytical skills, are able to pass a background investigation, have the ability to follow complex instructions, proficiency in MS Office software such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, have attention to detail, and good writing and oral communication skills.  Interns are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours a week.  Tasks will include: 
  • reading and reviewing crime reports, Field Incident Reports, and other crime-related documents;
  • data entry, reconciliation, validations and performing queries of data stored within assorted law enforcement repositories;
  • development of assorted work-related products such as reports, maps, and charts;
  • creation of products for bi-weekly and ad-hoc command staff meetings and briefings; and
  • performing routine administrative functions as assigned.

The deadline for submitting resumes is Friday, October 10, 2014, no later than 5:00 p.m.  Once the resumes are received and reviewed, selected candidates will be invited to participate in an in-person interview. The final selection of candidates will be based on the quality of the interview. 

Interested students should forward a cover letter expressing their interest, along with a current resume, to  Mr. Skip Baylor (dbaylor@howardcountymd.gov). Contact Mr. Baylor directly with questions relating to this opportunity. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Morgan Stanley Operations - Panel Presentation (New Location!!!)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • 5:30-7:00 p.m.

2517 Van Munching Hall

Morgan Stanley will be presenting information about their Operations Analyst Program. They are seeking to connect with seniors who are graduating between December 2014 and May 2015 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All majors welcome.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Meet and Eat with the International Student Union Wednesday at 5:00

The International Student Union is hosting its inaugural event. "MEET,GREET & EAT" this Wednesday, 09/24/2014 in Room 1124 LeFrak Hall from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  (across from the South Campus Dining Hall).  There will be Pizza & Drinks (Who doesn't like free pizza??!!)

Please RSVP by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday by sending a Text Message to Nini @ (240) 640-2968 or Rachel @ (443) 878-3982 
(NOTE: When you RSVP by texting, please include your Full name and Country and TYPE "Yes, I am attending".)

through our OrgSync page: https://orgsync.com/85822/chapter

On Campus Job Opportunity

Interested in an on-campus job? If so, consider attending an info session to learn more about working at the 4-WORK Service Center. We seek individuals who have excellent communication & customer service skills, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, are good team players and have a flexible schedule. Duties include answering phone calls, entering requests into an online database, filtering messages via phone & pagers, some filing and paperwork. All positions start at $8.25/hr but will bump to $9/hr in January 2015. Students must commit to working at least 9 hrs/wk and be willing to work overnight shifts.  

Info Sessions:
Wednesday, September 24 at 6pm – Leonardtown Community Center
Thursday, September 25 at 6pm – 1111 Cambridge Community Center
Monday, September 29 at 6pm – Annapolis Hall Multipurpose Room

Interviews will be conducted in October.

For more information, please email drf-seo@umd.edu.

The Diaspora Tour at the University of Maryland

The Diaspora Tour at the University of Maryland
10/2/14 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union

Join us for the University of Maryland installment of the Diaspora Tour. The tour, sponsored by the Department of State, the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance and USAID, will include remarks by Department of State Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien and a panel discussion.

Semhar Araia, founder and executive director, Diaspora African Women’s Network
David Ensor, journalist and director, Voice of America
Merle Collins, professor of English and activist, UMD College of Arts & Humanities
Kikanae Punyua, UMD student, founder of Rafiki Beads

‘Diaspora’ is a community of people who live outside their country of origin or ancestry but maintain active connections with it. With over 62 million first and second-generation immigrants currently in the U.S., these communities are some of America’s greatest resources for development and diplomacy.

This is an opportunity for university students, faculty and staff as well as diaspora leaders and local community organizations to learn more about initiatives on diaspora engagement and about how to get involved with Global Diaspora Week, October 12-18, 2014.

The Diaspora Tour at the University of Maryland is free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by: Center for the History of the New America, College of Arts and Humanities and the School of Public Policy
For more information, please visit:  ter.ps/diasporatour

Workshop @ SESYNC: Bayesian Modeling for Ecological & Social Scientists

Bayesian analysis is a formal statistical framework for updating knowledge based on observations using the basic laws of probability. Ecologists and social scientists increasingly use Bayesian hierarchal models to deal with complexity in the systems they study. This workshop provides a principled foundation needed to learn Bayesian approaches to modeling socio-environmental processes.

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) will host a nine-day workshop for postdocs, researchers, and faculty on January 5–14, 2015, covering basic principles of using Bayesian models to gain insight from data. The goals of the workshop are to:
  • Provide a principles-based understanding of Bayesian methods needed to train students, evaluate papers and proposals, and solve research problems.
  • Communicate the statistical concepts and vocabulary needed to foster collaboration between ecologists, social scientists, and statisticians.
  • Provide the conceptual foundations and quantitative confidence needed for self-teaching modern analytical methods.        
The workshop will include lectures and laboratory exercises. Labs will emphasize problem solving requiring programming in R and JAGS. There will be 4–6 group projects using data provided by participants. The projects will be aimed at producing published manuscripts.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Complete details: www.sesync.org/opportunities/education-workshops/bayesian-statistics

Apply by October 31. There is no fee to attend, but participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Questions? Email Mary Collins at: mcollins@sesync.org

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, funded through an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation, is a research center dedicated to solving complex problems at the intersection of human and ecological systems.

Learn About Obstacles Facing Low-Income Immigrants Locally Wednesday Night

Beyond the Classroom is hosting a seminar, "Addressing Legal, Social & Language Obstacles Facing Low-Income Immigrants" Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102.  The talk will give a holistic and humanistic perspective to students, staff and community members on the challenges faced by low-income immigrants in the local area. The speaker is Sarh Block, program initiative coordinator for Ayuda. An informal conversation about careers in immigrant advocacy will follow the first half of the presentation.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Study Politics in Argentina (Where it will be Summer) this Winter!

This winter, study local politics in Latin America from within. The political landscape of Latin America has changed dramatically in the last twenty five years, as most authoritarian regimes in the region gave way to democratic ones. In these democratic environments, political conflicts have increasingly emerged between national and local political institutions. In this course you will explore the tensions between federal and local politics in the third largest federal country of Latin America: Argentina. The seminar will combine class lectures, cultural immersion, and considerable on-the-ground interaction with scholars, activists, and politicians in the Pampas and Patagonia.

This program will take place in several cities of Argentina, including Buenos Aires, Neuquen, and San Carlos de Bariloche.

The program will be directed by Dr. Ernesto Calvo, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics, a native of Buenos Aires. Highlights of the program:

  • Close interaction with Argentine local, provincial, and national decision-makers
  • Guest lectures by leading Argentine scholars
  • Opportunity to develop Spanish language skills and vocabulary important to social sciences
  • Hiking in the Argentine Andean region

The application deadline is October 1.  To learn more and apply, click http://ter.ps/wtargentina.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in one of the following three (3) credit UMD courses:

  • GVPT358K Study Abroad Seminar in Political Science: From the Pampas to the Andes: Political Culture and Local Politics in Argentina
  • LASC369K Special Topics in Study Abroad III: From the Pampas to the Andes: Political Culture and Local Politics in Argentina

Are You Interested in Working for State or USAID and Will You Soon Have a Master's?

Join a Google+ Hangout discussion of the Presidential Management Fellows program at the US State Department and USAID.

The Presidential Management Fellows Advisory Council (PMFAC) at State/USAID will host a Google+ Hangout for current graduate school students and recent graduate school alumni interested in learning more about Presidential Management Fellowships at State and USAID. Noting that Secretary Kerry has reiterated the desire that State “have a workforce that reflects the rich composition of its citizenry,” we are particularly wishing to reach students whose academic or personal backgrounds may be under-represented at State. This "virtual panel" will include a diverse group of past and present State/USAID PMFs to provide insight on common questions about the PMF process, getting jobs at State/USAID, life as a PMF at State/USAID, etc.  We ask that prospective applicants review pmf.gov before joining the discussion.

What: Google+ Hangout for Prospective 2015 PMFs
When: Tuesday, 9/23/2014 at 7:00pm EDT

Disclaimer: Current and former PMFs participating in the Google+ Hangout are speaking in their personal capacity and not on behalf of the Department of State or USAID or the PMF Programs at State and USAID. We are not hiring managers and cannot make job offers. Participation in this Google+ Hangout session is an opportunity offered by PMFs for PMF applicants for information only, and has no bearing on your ability to secure finalist status or a job offer from the State Department.

Temple University: Employer of the Day

Friday, October 03, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Location: Stamp Student Union - Food Court

Learn more about the Master of Social Work Program at Temple University! Locations throughout Pennsylvania Master of Social Work Concentrations: Clinical Practice, Management and Planning, and Communities and Policy Arenas Specializations: Health/Mental Health, Children and Families.

Career Shuttle: Target Investigations Center

Friday, October 03, 2014 • 8:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Are you interested in exploring career paths in corporate security, investigations, strategy merchandise, etc.? See how Target does it at their Investigations Center. Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to Target’s Investigations Center to learn about Assets Protection and Target Leadership careers! This career shuttle is for students who are interested in investigations and management. You will have the opportunity to learn about available full-time positions and Target’s paid internships! *Special note: This opportunity is for U.S. citizens only.

Please plan to meet in the lobby of the University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing) at 8:45 a.m. We will depart promptly by bus at 9:00 a.m. and return to campus by 1:00 p.m. Attire: Business Casual. RSVP required to reserve a seat: Click here. For additional information about this event: contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu

Career & Internship Networking Panel: Law Enforcement

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Interested in a career in law enforcement (criminal investigations, policing, assets protection, etc.)? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from and network directly with professionals in the field. The first hour is a panel (4:30-5:30 p.m.) discussion followed by an hour of informal socializing and networking (5:30-6:30 p.m.). Panelists include, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, United States Secret Service, Target, U.S. Marshal, Prince George's County Police Department.

Please RSVP to this event. Professional dress is suggested and you may bring several copies of your resume. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The event is open to all majors.

Health Professions Acing Your Interview: Interview Skills Workshop

Thursday, September 25, 2014 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing- University Career Center & The President's Promise

Staff members from the University Career Center & The President's Promise and The Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office will discuss interview skills and strategies to help you prepare for a successful interview to professional schools. This is a great workshop for those in the 2015 applicant cycle who are embarking on the interview trail and for those who plan to utilize the HPAO committee process to help prepare for mock interviews and professional interviews in future cycles. RSVP for this event: Click here.

Mock Interview Clinic (Employer Led)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center

Need help preparing for an interview? Would you like to gain valuable interviewing tips from employers BEFORE the interview? Need someone to practice your responses with? Come and meet with employers from a variety of sectors and practice your interviewing techniques with them in order to prepare for the real thing! HOW TO REGISTER! Walk-ins also welcomed, but there may be a wait.

Federal Job Search Workshop

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Not sure how to start your Federal internship or job search? Attend this workshop for an overview of the Federal Job Search process and gain valuable time saving tips! RSVP

The Career IMPACT Workshop (One day Leadership Workshop)

Success in a career and in life occurs when ambitions align with core values. People that succeed understand how to effectively communicate with and influence others, how to maximize their potential, and how to overcome challenges. If you want to increase your leadership abilities, explore career paths, or enhance your marketable professional skills, this workshop is for you! The Career IMPACT Workshop was designed to impart those skills through an intensive 1-day experience.

Through the workshop students will:
  • Analyze and employ the six steps of high IMPACT persuasion
  • Explore and debate the role of ethics and integrity in leadership
  • Enhance self-knowledge
  • Discover how to leverage core motivators for career enrichment
Costs: No cost to UMD students. Fees affiliated with workshop materials are covered by NewDay USA. Lunch provided.
Transportation: A UMD bus will be provided from campus on the day of the workshop.
 Eligibility: Open to currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students of any major.
How to Apply: Students may apply to be considered for the workshop through the University’s Careers4Terps online system. Please login and search “The Career IMPACT 1-Day Workshop.” Applications will be accepted until October 10, 2014. Space is limited so early applications are encouraged.

Resume Workshop for Federal Government Internships & Jobs

Tuesday, September 23  & Wednesday, September 24
6:00PM -7:20 PM in Skinner 0104

Learn about the unique particulars of formatting resumes specifically for federal positions & the USAjobs.gov resume builder on government applications.

Sponsored by Federal & Global Semester & presented by the Partnership for Public Service.

Personal Statements Workshop

Applying to graduate school or an internship? Bring your personal statement ideas, draft, or questions to the workshop on Monday, October 13 from 4:00 PM to 5:00PM in Tawes Hall room 1203.
Website: https://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter/resources/workshops

For more information, contact:
Nabila Hijazi

Winter Term Study Abroad in Belize

Join us in Belize as we focus on Mayan civilization and the effect the Mayan people had on their environment. We will visit several Mayan archeological sites in the jungle and will talk about tropical ecology, natural history, and geology of the region. We will go cave tubing and interface with natural species including howler and spider monkeys. Finally, we travel off the coast to a small island and stay there for several days snorkeling along the world's second largest barrier reef looking at fish, coral, and invertebrates.

Three academic credits for the course (BSCI 339M/LASC369M).

Deadline to apply is October 1, 2014.



For more information contact wilke@umd.edu or 301-405-0528

Website: https://myea.umd.edu/index.cfmFuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10149

For more information, contact:
Jessica Wilke
College Park Scholars-Life Sciences

Win $25K for your ideas! 2014-2015 FIA Seed Grant Competition Kickoff Meeting

Join the informational kickoff meeting for the third FIA-Deutsch Seed Grant Competition on September 29th, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM in the Special Events Room, 6th floor of McKeldin Library.

Register at: http://www.fia.umd.edu/seedgrants/register/

Meet other student participants and faculty mentors, discuss potential ideas with FIA Partners and staff, hear from past Seed Grant winners and be inspired to form your own team and compete. Four student teams with faculty advisors can win up to $25,000!

Website: http://fia.umd.edu/seedgrants

For more information, contact:
Tetyana Lokot
The Future of Information Alliance

Do you study Spanish? Participate in a study!

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants!  Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at the Patapsco building (a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104).

You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.

Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session).  After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!

Eligibility criteria include (see website for full list):
-18-30 years of age
-monolingual native speaker of English
-currently enrolled in a 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
-not started studying Spanish before age 12
-no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country

Review additional criteria, get more information, and sign up on the Paid SONA System http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com

For more information about this study, contact the Language Learning and Cognition Team at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu.

A Flipped and Blended Learning Classroom

A Flipped and Blended Learning Classroom
When: Noon to 1 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014
Where: Room 0120, Patuxent Building

Learn how a Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) adjunct lecturer flipped a course that he had been teaching the same way for 34 years and has now changed it to a flipped classroom/blended learning (BL) version. Dr. Tom Mauriello will discuss how he used online video lectures together with his traditional PowerPoint slides, reading assignments, guest speakers, and other A/V presentations and then incorporated new in-classroom laboratory practical exercises, group case studies, and life size mock crime scene processing activities. He will discuss why he developed the blended format and whether it was worth changing paradigms at the twilight of his 37-year teaching career.    

This is a great opportunity for instructors to bring their ideas and questions to an open forum where we can discuss and learn from each other.

Please register at http://training.umd.edu. Light refreshments will be provided.
This event is open for all faculty and staff who enjoy participating in a lively discussion.

First Semester Students: Send us your Graduation Plans!

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 Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Without an approved plan, you will have a block placed on your record which prohibits you from registering for Spring 2015 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.

How to Complete your Graduation Plan

First: Attend an in-person Graduation Planning Workshop.

  • These are offered several times a week and led by BSOS Advisors and Peer Mentors to explain the process and importance of developing plan. 
Then: Turn your completed Graduation Plan in to the BSOS Advising Center in 2148 Tydings Hall by Wednesday, October 1st.

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 or visit us in 2148 Tydings Hall.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Interested in Studying in India this Winter? Head to Bio-Psyc Wednesday

Risk, resilience, oppression, poverty: how do we make sense of these issues? How does it impact people s' daily lives? How do we work towards improving these issues around the world? This course offers a look at the way in which risk and resilience intersect with poverty and oppression in the lives of women in South India. Visit Chennai, India this winter with Dr. Aditi Vijay, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.  There will be an information session on India: Risk and Resilience in the face of Poverty on Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in 1208 Biology-Psychology.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tomorrow's Youth Organization -- 2 Openings for Graduates

Tomorrow's Youth Organization is hiring for two positions:

We are recruiting an energetic and experienced International Internship and Fellowship Program Coordinator (IIFC) interested in community development, education and youth empowerment at our flagship center in Nablus (Palestine).

The International Internship and Fellowship Program Coordinator (IIFC) will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. The IIFC will be responsible for facilitating and organizing the intern/fellow program for children, youth and women from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of Palestine. The IIFC will work in coordination with local organizations and institutions, including universities in Nablus, acting as a liaison between TYO and the local community and donors.

We are recruiting a highly qualified and motivated Program Manager interested in women's empowerment through education, economic development, advocacy, health and lifestyle reforms and civic participation at our flagship center in Nablus (Palestine).

The Program Manager (PM) will work full-time in cooperation with TYO local and international staff. The PM will help sustain and scale Women's Empowerment Programs for rising female entrepreneurs and women from refugee camps and other marginalized areas of Palestine. The PM will implement existing programming designed to support women's economic development through micro-enterprise, social advancement, research available and applicable grants, and act as a liaison between TYO and the local community and donors.

The applications for both positions are due October 12, 2014.  

Upcoming Public Policy Afternoon Talk on 9/22

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to the Nathan & Jeanette Miller Distinguished Lecture in History and Public Affairs

Donald Goldstein, PhD (Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh) will present "History, Public Policy and Pearl Harbor"

Introductions by Professor Philip Soergel.

Monday September 22nd, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110.  

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to millercenter@umd.edu 

If you have any questions about this event, don’t hesitate to contact the Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center staff at 301-405-4299.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Join Global Communities’ excursion to FIESTA DC Festival and Parade Sunday

THIS Sunday, September 21, 11:00 a.m.

·         We’ll depart Dorchester Hall, Basement Lounge, at 11:00 AM
·         Bring Metro card and spending money for purchasing authentic and delicious food!
·         Wear comfortable shoes for walking
·         Return to campus on your own
·         All are welcome!

Fiesta DC Latino Festival has been held each year in Washington DC for forty-three years. It is an annual celebration of Latino culture that features a Parade of Nations that displays and preserves the Native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as contemporary local groups from civic organizations, schools, and performers. The Parade of nations will take place on Constitution Avenue.

For more information, please visit: http://fiestadc.org/WP/

Keep Working on Landing Internships and a Job After the Fair!


What happens after the fair?  
Follow-up with employers & prepare for interviews!

Internship Interviews:
How to Stand Out from the Competition 
Monday, September 22, 12-1 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Mock Interview Clinic with Employers
Wednesday, September 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Employer Networking Sessions Coming Up

The Fair isn't the only chance to speak one-on-one with employers.  Attend employer networking sessions of interest throughout the semester!

Tuesday, September 23
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the University Career Center & The President's Promise
--Focused on part-time and full-time internships

Thursday, September 25
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the Stamp Student Union - Juan Ramon JimĂ©nez Room
--Open to all majors