Monday, August 22, 2016

Office Assistant and Communications Support Intern, On Campus, Part Time

Compensation:$9.00 - $9.50/hour

The Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance seeks an energetic, highly motivated, and detail-oriented student to assist with administration tasks and other communications projects as assigned.

This a part-time, 10-15 hours/week position.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

- Answering phones, greeting guests, processing mail, and other clerical duties as needed.

-Assisting with communications projects, including, but notlimited to:

o Drafting documents and other communications materials
o Assisting with logistics for meetings and special events
o Designing posters, flyers, and other outreach materials
o Supporting ongoing website redesign project (updating new website via Drupal CMS, writing
and editing website content, conducting research on website development and design, etc.)


Must be a current University of Maryland graduate or undergraduate student with at least sophomore
standing. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is recommended. All applicants with the requisite skills will be
considered, but students with an area of study related to communications, journalism, marketing, business
administration, or graphic design are strongly encouraged to apply.

-Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Willingness to learn in a professional setting
- Ability to maintain a consistent and reliable schedule
- Discretion, and an understanding of the confidentially associated with a Vice President’s office

- Basic photography skills
- Knowledge or experience with website administration
- Experience with online research and gathering data
- Familiarity with Dreamweaver, Drupal, InDesign and Photoshop a plus

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to:
Tacy Lambiase, Coordinator
Division of Administration and Finance
University of Maryland
2119 Main Administration Building
College Park, MD 20742


Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 9, 2016.

Interviews may be scheduled prior to this date if a sufficient number of applications are received in advance.

Saturday Morning Physics - a series of free lectures by the world experts here at UMD

These lectures are aimed at anyone who would like to learn about the fascinating subjects of QM, relativity, astronomy, Large Hadron Collider, Theory of Everything, etc. etc. The intended audience includes everyone from school students to senior citizens.

You can look at the details here:

and can register here:

After-School Mentorship Program

Are you enthusiastic about math or science?  Do you want to make a difference in a young girl’s life?  If you answered yes, then you should be a GEMS Undergraduate Mentor!

We are now looking for mentors for our programs in three schools :
- William Wirt program (Every Tuesday, 4:00-5:55 pm)
- Nicholas Orem program (Every Wednesday, 4:15-6:00 pm)
- Buck Lodge program ( Every Thursday, 3:30-5:00 pm)

Our most urgent need is for mentors, but other volunteer opportunities are also available: curriculum development, field trip coordinator, funding, PR/Communications, IT, parent relations.

The weekly time commitment for each mentor would include the time in their chosen school as well as 30 mins- 1 hr for the weekly mentor meeting, which can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Our program has historically had 5 mentors in each school, each doing hands-on activities with a group of 3-5 girls.  We will start our program in the first week of October, meet when University of Maryland meets (except the week of Thanksgiving) and we stop before exam week.

Students interested in being a can apply at For best consideration, Apply by Tuesday, September 13th, 2016. Don’t hesitate to contact us even if the deadline has passed!

We know that many students would like to make a difference in the life or a young girl, but do not have the time needed to be a mentor for a semester. We have benefited in the past and we would welcome this semester as well presentations from University of Maryland students to our girls. The students can talk about their fields of studies, how they became interested in them, their internships, and future jobs.

For more information contact:  Raluca Rosca  or our organization’s account

The Diamondback's Copy Desk is Hiring

The Diamondback, the university’s independent student newspaper, is hiring copy editors for the fall semester. Copy editors fact-check articles and columns and proofread pages for accuracy, spelling, grammar and Associated Press style. Copy editors work two four-hour shifts each week and will start on August 28. Priority will be given to applicants who will be available to work three or more shifts a week.

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in the newsroom and a great way to get involved at The Diamondback. Copy editors also get paid a biweekly stipend. All majors are welcome to apply; we especially encourage candidates with previous journalism or editorial experience.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume via email attachment to copy desk chiefs Jack Paciotti and Ryan Romano at with a subject line of "Last Name, Fall Copy Editor Application." We are looking to hire as soon as possible; we will accept applications on a rolling basis, but we will give priority to those who apply by the end of the day Sunday, August 21. Thanks in advance to all applicants!

Winter Term Study Abroad in Taiwan

Want to experience warm weather for Christmas and New Year's Day in Taiwan this winter?

You will have the opportunity to study Chinese language and Taiwanese culture in Taipei, Taiwan this January and earn course credit of CHIN269 or HORN258M!

This program offers language classes in the morning, cultural
classes in the afternoons, a total of 3 short excursions in Taipei and 3 long excursions during the weekends. Students will explore the northern, southern and eastern part of the country to learn the history, religion and politics situation of Taiwan. Speaking partners are offered daily for language practice through free conversation. Housing, group meals, local transportation, and excursions are included in the program fee.

For more information about the program details and itinerary, feel free to contact:
Dr. Phoenix Liu at or visit our Study Abroad page at

Maryland Student Researchers Program

Maryland Student Researchers Program

Francis DuVinage, Director – Jacquelyn de la Torre, Coordinator – -


Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review nearly 150 available opportunities by visiting our website at:

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program serves as a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Nearly 150 projects are listed with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s).  The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research.  Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Most positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities – space for each session is limited so please RSVP to with the date/time of the session you plan to attend:

Schedule for MSR Information Sessions, Fall Semester 2016:

Wednesday, August 31,  12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 1,  10:00-10:30 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 1, 1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 2,  12:00-12:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 2,  3:00-3:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall

Wednesday, September 7,  1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, September 7,  3:00-3:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 8,  10:00-10:30 a.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, September 8,  1:00-1:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, September 9,  2:00-2:30 p.m. - 1201 Marie Mount Hall

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they have the listed required skills.  It is open to students of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Most positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chilean Culture, Democracy, and Social Change. Winter Term, 2017

This Education Abroad Offering allows a unique opportunity to study the lead up to and continuing effects of the 1973 Coup D'etat and the following 17-year-long dictatorship through the lens of culture, writing, and the arts.

Program Dates:  Jan 1-20 2017
​Pre-requisites: None
Language of Instruction:  English
Program Fee:  $3950.

Visit numerous sites included in the readings: major governmental and cultural institutions as well as former detention centers and other places of repression which have been transformed into museums, theaters, and parks for reflection and the preservation of collective memory.

Participate in a community engagement opportunity where you will help run a week-long summer camp for 20 to 30 elementary and middle school aged children in Valparaiso.

Explore three cities: Santiago, the bustling and arts-enriched capital city; Valparaiso, world UNESCO Heritage site; Pucon, a beautiful lake town known for its abundance of outdoor adventure activities.
Education Abroad will enroll you in one of the following 3-credit courses: ARHU350, CMLT498C, GVPT309F, HIST329N, HONR349C.

Fulfills the ARHU "Global Engagement" requirement!
Deadline for Applications:  10/01/2016
Scholarship Application Deadline:  09/24/2016, fill out your scholarship application here:

For more information, please check out the website:

​Or, reply to: Johnna Schmidt,​ or Vivianne Salgado,