Friday, March 31, 2017

Alumni Association Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunity Available
To be eligible:
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time (12+ credits) in both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters at the University of Maryland, College Park. 
  • Competitive applicants should have a 3.0 GPA or higher, show commitment to the university community through on-campus and/or off-campus involvement, and exhibit Terp pride. 
  • Applicants will be evaluated on leadership, involvement, service (to their community, UMD or otherwise), and academic excellence. Legacy status (a family member of the applicant attended the University of Maryland, College Park) is an additional element of the review process, but is not a requirement for consideration.
  • Undergraduate recipients will receive a $2,000 award and graduate recipients will receive a $3,000 award. Awards be be applied to the recipient’s student account (with the Office of Student Financial Aid) and divided evenly between the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.
Applications are due online on April 10th at:
Please contact Lauren Norris at with any questions or concerns.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. Please visit this link for more information.

Participants needed for a Chinese Learning Study (PAID!)

For a language learning study, we are recruiting some native English speakers who are interested in learning some Chinese words. Participants will be asked to come for FOUR one-hour sessions, and will be compensated $40 in total.

​The participants must meet ALL of the following requirements:

(1) speak English as their native language;
(2) NOT be bilingual;
(3) NOT have prior knowledge of a tonal language, such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai or Vietnamese;
(4) NOT have more than two years of individual instruction in any combinations of musical instruments (including voice);
(5) be between 18 and 40 years old;
(6) NOT have hearing loss or speech impairment.

​If you are interested, please email Dr. Min Wang at and we will contact you to arrange the time for you to come to do the study.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Summer/Fall Internship With the Center for Substance Abuse Research

Position: Undergraduate Internship – Summer/Fall 2017

Title: Research Assistant

Duties: The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with a variety of

community-based/outreach projects, as well as substance abuse focused

research projects. Students can participate in one or more of the following

projects depending on the amount of time committed. No prior research

experience is required.

Community-Based Projects/Outreach

 Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL): Funded by the Governor’s Office of

Crime Control and Prevention, CESAR is working to develop and maintain its free online

service locator tool ( that houses information for almost 9,000 social service,

health service and criminal justice programs statewide. Students can participate in conducting

telephone surveys with community providers, data maintenance and updates using Microsoft

Excel, and community outreach at resource fairs.

Research Projects

 Community Drug Early Warning System (CDEWS): With funding from the Executive

Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), CESAR is

conducting ongoing studies to assess trends in drug use in the United States. Expanded drug

testing panels are being used to screen existing urine specimens from individuals under drug

monitoring as part of the criminal justice system. Expanded drug testing of urine specimens

collected from individuals that have experienced a synthetic cannabinoid overdose and seek

care in emergency departments is also being conducted. Students can participate in analysis

and report preparation as part of this study.

 National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS): Funded by the National Institute on

Drug Abuse (NIDA), the NDEWS project is an innovative public health surveillance system

designed to identify new drugs and drug trends as they emerge. The project will focus on new

drugs, such as new psychoactive substances, synthetic cannabinoids, and changes in the use

of other more traditional drugs such as fentanyl and heroin. Students may be involved with

NDEWS in several ways, including assisting with news scans, website updates, analysis of

social media scans and data collection and analysis.

 Spread the Word Not the Virus Project: With funding from the Substance Abuse and

Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CESAR works in collaboration with

Bowie State University (BSU) to increase the awareness of HIV and Hepatitis C among high

risk populations in Bowie, Maryland. Trained peer educators conduct HIV and Hepatitis C

education and prevention workshops on the BSU campus and in the greater Bowie

community. CESAR is responsible for data analysis of surveys administered at workshops

and conducting a 30-day follow-up study to assess participant behavior change. Students may


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be involved with the project in various ways, including data entry, checking, and analysis,

and follow-up study administration.

 The Intersection of HIV Risk Behavior and Violent Victimization among Black Male

Victims of Violent Injury: This study involves ethnographic interviews with African

American males who have sustained violent injury (gunshot wound, stabbing, or violent

assault) to examine the hypothesis that those who experience violent victimization may

engage in HIV risk behaviors. Students can participate by transcribing and coding

ethnographic qualitative interviews with African-American male victims of violent injury.

Qualifications: No prior research experience is required. This candidate must have strong

attention to detail, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preferred skills

(not required): interest in substance abuse/health research, knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or

Microsoft Access, experience working with community service providers.

Hours: 10 hours/week minimum. Ability to commit a greater number of hours is a plus! We are

accepting both part and full-time interns for Summer and Fall 2017.

Preference will be given to candidates that are interested in working with CESAR for more than

one semester.

Compensation: Internship open to undergraduate and graduate students. May be used to earn

BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3-6 credits). These credits may be

used to fulfill elective credit requirements. Full time students are eligible for a


To Apply: Please submit by email a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to:

Amy Billing

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)

University of Maryland, College Park


Please indicate the approximate number of hours per week you are interested in working, along

with the semester you are applying for (Summer or Fall) in your cover letter. If you are applying

as part of a formal internship program on campus, please indicate this as well.


Deadline: Open until filled. We encourage applicants to submit applications by COB

Friday, 4/14/17.

Exceptional Learning Experiences: Student Essay Contest

The UMD Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a student essay contest. If you have had a faculty member whose teaching approach made your learning experience at UMD memorable, meaningful, challenging, and creative, we invite you to submit an essay sharing the exceptional learning experience that you had (no more than 1,000 words, double spaced). The top three essays, as judged by AETL, will receive a monetary award (1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place: $100). The award winners will also be invited for a panel discussion with AETL members about the characteristics of memorable teaching and learning moments. All currently enrolled undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
Submit your essay at:
Submission deadline: Deadline extended to April 9

For more information, contact Kaci Thompson or Leah Waks, co-chairs of the Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning ( at the University of Maryland. AETL is a faculty community of scholars committed to fostering a culture of excellence in teaching and learning at this research university. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of parent and family donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application can be found at must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

5K For Freedom: A Run For Humanity

UMD Students Ending Slavery and Terps for New Horizons are partnering for the first ever *UMD 5K for Freedom: A Run for Humanity* this Sunday, April 2!

Attendance includes food (Ten Ren's Tea Time @ UMD!!), t-shirts (for the first 50 registrants), raffles, sunset pictures, and memorial candle boats while showing solidarity for the human right to pursue happiness!

The registration fee is $15, and all profits will be split between Students Ending Slavery and Terps for New Horizons to support human trafficking survivors and refugees assimilating into the U.S., respectively.

Check in/on-site registration will begin at 6 PM at the sundial on McKeldin, and the run will begin at 6:30 PM. The route will go around North Campus, and as we near sunset we will be offering photographs and candle boats to symbolize solidarity and hope.

Come out and run (or walk) for freedom and humanity!

For more information and to register, go to!

Email with any inquiries.

Out of the Shell Event: Fight Mental Health Stigma!

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 01:42 PM PDT
Out of the Shell Event
Thursday, March 30
3:00 pm-5:30 pm
Nyumburu Amphitheatre
Facebook Event Page

Out of the Shell is an event hosted by Zeta Beta Tau and Delta Phi Epsilon that is focused on fighting mental health stigma right here on Maryland’s campus. We want the UMD campus community to recognize the importance of talking about mental health and that it is not something to be ignored or ashamed about. Around one in four adults experiences a mental health issue every year, yet we still pretend like this is not an issue in our lives.

On March 30th from 3-5:30 we will be hosting our program at the Nyumburu Amphitheater and helping to stomp out this mental health stigma.

Out of the Shell features:
Guest speakers from the Health Center and UMD Counseling center
Therapy animals
Free yoga lesson
Open Mic session for anyone to share their experiences with anything mental health related in their life.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Globalization, Technology & Us: The Future of Work

The U.S. labor market is being reshaped by globalization and technological changes. What will the labor market look like twenty years from now? What labor market policies are best for the American worker and the American consumer in our changing world? A distinguished panel will address these and related issues in what is sure to be a lively discussion on April 6, 2017 from 7:30-9pm in 1100 Tawes.

Brought to you by the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy & Maryland Discourse:

Melissa Kearney
A professor in the Department of Economics. Professor Kearney is also a Maryland Center for Economics and Policy faculty affiliate

Seth Harris
Attorney and Executive-in-Resident at Cornell University's Institute for Public Affairs; former Deputy Secretary and Acting Secretary of Labor

Larry Mishel
The President of the Economic Policy Institute

Ben Schneiderman

A Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is also a Founding Director of the Human Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland

For more information, visit this link.

Celebration of Women Event

On behalf of the President's Commission on Women's Issues, you are invited to the 2017 Celebration of Women scheduled for Friday, March 31, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in McKeldin Library, Special Events Room 6137.

Apply for START Summer Internships by April 4!

Applications to START's Summer Internship Program are due April 4! Be sure to submit your application to spend your summer working directly with our researchers on policy relevant, terrorism and counterterrorism focused research!

This summer, from June 1-August 11, students will work a minimum of 20 hours-a-week on any one of 15 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology. More information and a complete list of projects are available on our website.

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. Also, there are two funding opportunities for students listed at the above link.

Applications are due on April 4 at 11:59 pm. Feel free to reach out to with any questions!

GEOG Summer Courses

Registration for Summer 2017 courses is now open. The Department of Geographical Sciences is pleased to offer numerous Geography courses for the summer, including:

· GEOG100 (new!)
· GEOG110
· GEOG130
· GEOG330
· GEOG372
· GEOG373

Please see the fliers below for complete information on all GEOG courses offered for each of the two summer sessions, as well as course descriptions. For more information, contact the Geographical Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office at, (301) 405-4075, or visit us at Lefrak Room 2181M.

Join the Summer 2017 Archaeological Field School

Do you like history? Interested in archaeology? Want to help a community learn about its past? The University of Maryland Department of Anthropology invites you to join the summer 2017 archaeological field school! Held in Easton, Maryland, we are documenting the heritage of a 200-year-old free black community at the invitation of current community members.

The six-week course in June and early July will focus on excavation methods, archaeological analysis, and community engagement as we research an 18th-century free African-American home and present our findings to neighbors and descendants.

BSOS Student-Faculty Dinner

On behalf of the BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council,
You are cordially invited to the Annual BSOS Student-Faculty Dinner

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 5:45pm
Location: Riggs Alumni Center's Orem Hall
Attire: Business Casual 

Space is limited; RSVP here at your earliest convenience

Hunger Banquet

Oxfam at UMD and the UMD Food Recovery Network are hosting a Hunger Banquet to engage the UMD community with ways to learn about food scarcity on a global and local scale.

The event will be located in STAMP, Charles Carroll Room from 6:30-8:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased for $5.00 per person, either at the STAMP Ticket Office or at the STAMP UMD Tickets website:

Ticket prices will include each person's entry and dinner for the evening, with proceeds going towards assisting refugees and immigrants in need.

Fulbright - International Research / English Teaching Opportunities

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates: Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation?

Attend an info session to 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 (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 2000 Fulbright fully-funded 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:

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

FULBRIGHT GRANT INFO SESSIONS: Please RSVP to and specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response:
  • Monday, April 3 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Monday, April 3 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Tuesday, April 4 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Tuesday, April 4 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2017

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 over 70 countries including: Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco; Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Kenya, Senegal, 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 1, 2017 – contact us at for details.

Philosophy Matters Presents: "Voting Counts"

Philosophy Matters presents:
"Voting Counts"
Wednesday 3/29/17
TYD 1101

Professional Etiquette Dinner - RSVP Now!

Monday, April 17th
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise 

As a student, are you prepared to put your best foot forward when you sit down with an employer at the dinner table? Would you like more information on how to best navigate using the forks, knives, spoons, plates, and glasses placed in front of you, without embarrassment? If so, this event is for you!

Employers often observe you during meals and social situations to see how you interact with others. This dining event is designed for you to learn and practice good table manners, helping you to be successful in your job and internship search and as a new professional. Come participate in this facilitated etiquette dinner, guaranteed to provide the guidance you need. Ms. Lauren Scott, a human resource specialist with the Department of Defense, has conducted numerous etiquette dining sessions, and will be our hostess for the evening.

The event is free, but space is limited. Please Note: If you register and do not attend, your student account will be charged a $25 fee. Additionally, access to your Careers4Terps account may be restricted.


To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Linda LeNoir ( or 301-314-7240) no later than noon on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Monday, March 27, 2017

U.S. Department of State Diplomacy Lab Fair and Wonk Tank Competition

Join us April 7th at the U.S. Department of State for the 2nd Annual Diplomacy Lab Fair and Wonk Tank Competition Finals!
University students are invited to meet with federal offices and outside organizations in the foreign policy and international development spheres who will be sharing internship, fellowship, and career opportunities for students and recent grads!
Institutions from across the Diplomacy Lab university network will showcase their work with the Department of State in the "University Marketplace." Additionally, three student aspiring foreign policy wonks will take the stage infront of a panel of State Department officials for a chance to win a paid summer internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Confirmed Organizations include:
  • State Department Human Resources
  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Atlas Corps
  • IO Sustainability
  • U.S. Foreign Service Internship
  • Peace Corps
  • The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • The Pickering and Rangel Fellowship
  • The U.S. Diplomacy Center
  • Devex
  • NASA
  • World Learning
  • Global Ties
& More being added everyday!!

Register here.

Express Yourself: Deadline Extended March 29!

Visit for more details. Deadline EXTENDED to March 29!

Congressman Steny Hoyer's Young Professional Meet & Greet

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Congressman Steny Hoyer (UM Class of 1963) cordially invites you to join him for a
Young Professional Meet & Greet
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 8:00–9:30pm
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd. E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Please RSVP to: Max Ernst, (301) 464-5710 or

Summer 2017 Urban Resources Institute Internships in Baltimore

The Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program is a partnership of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities and institutions.

(Applications considered until positions filled)
--Semester internship:  180 hours; 10-12 weeks; 15-18 hours/week
--Most internships are unpaid; paid internships contingent upon funding and have a higher hours expectation
--Academic credit may be applicable; see your academic advisor or internship office.

For information, contact Dr. Edward Orser, URI Program Manager:
To apply, please complete the application found in the link below:

Be advised that the application asks for the following:
1) Resume 2) Letter of interest 3) Faculty academic advisor contact info.
 OF RECREATION AND PARKS (See URI web page for project descriptions)
--Forest Restoration Tracking, Mapping, and Community Engagement
--Graphic Design for Park Signage
--Landscape Design Intern
--Park or Recreation Center User Survey
--Carrie Murray Nature Center Internships
--Park Events Programming Intern
--Volunteer Advisory Council Coordinator
--Marketing Intern
--Graphic Design for Park Promotional Materials
--Photography Intern
--Cylburn Arboretum and Mansion Internships
--Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory “Guide By Cell” Internship

(See URI web page for project descriptions)
--SuperKids Camp Environmental Experience Intern
--SuperKids Camp Environmental Education Intern
--Branches Youth Employment Assistant Team Leader Intern
--Urban Ecology Curriculum Fellow (Baltimore Ecosystem Study)

Native English Speakers Needed for a Chinese Word Learning Study (Paid)

If you are a native speaker of English, and are interested in learning some
Chinese words, you are invited to participate in a Chinese word learning
study. Participants will be asked to come for FIVE one-hour sessions, and
will be compensated $50 in total.

Participants must meet ALL of the following requirements:
(1) speak English as their native language;
(2) NOT be bilingual;
(3) NOT have prior knowledge of a tonal language, such as Mandarin,
Cantonese, Thai, Vietnamese, Ewe, Krio, Twi, or Kikuyu;
(4) NOT have more than two years of individual instruction in any
combinations of musical instruments (including voice);
(5) be between 18 and 40 years old;
(6) NOT have hearing loss or speech impairment.

This study takes place in Jimenez Hall. For more information or to sign up for the study, please contact Man Li at

Friday, March 24, 2017

Paid Federal Advocacy Intern

Are you interested in how policy decisions are made and influenced in Washington? Do you want to make a difference for people living in cities and towns around the United States? The National League of Cities’ federal advocacy internship will provide a student with the chance to learn more about the research, grassroots organizing, and lobbying activity that influences federal policy. Federal advocacy interns will support NLC’s federal advocacy efforts with substantive projects that include research and oral and written communications components, as well as opportunities to meet and network with other nonprofit professionals, city leaders, and federal staff and officials. 

Examples of Work:

-Conduct research on key congressional committees and members of Congress, as well as the cities in their districts;
-Maintain and update data on cities and city leaders for grassroots advocacy campaigns;
-Create content for NLC’s online publications, website, and other communication vehicles;
-Attending hearings or briefings on a range of policy issues and reporting back to federal advocacy staff;
-Attend meetings with city leaders, advocacy coalitions, congressional staff, or federal officials; and
-Providing administrative support as needed.


Qualified candidates should be approaching or in their final year of undergraduate education or in a graduate-level program in government, public policy, public administration, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience working on advocacy campaigns. Relevant coursework and volunteer work will be considered.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Qualified candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; ability to conduct research online and by phone; and understand how to use a database. Experience writing in Associated Press style and interest in local government a plus.

This is a paid internship for a period of three months (12 weeks). Beginning and end dates are negotiable. Work hours are at least 37.5 hours per week.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to:
Talent Management
National League of Cities
660 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20001