Monday, November 19, 2018

Help SHARE non-profit community based food network distribute food

SHARE is a non-profit community based food network that distribute approximately 7,000 packages of nutritious food package to families and individuals monthly; however this month due to Thanksgiving, we are expecting to distribute approximately 20,000 packages of food. This distribution is possible with the assistance of volunteers. We are considerably behind, this month due to the large (holiday) demand. If you have students, staff, colleagues or friends who are looking for an opportunity to help thousands of families this season please send them our way. We accept individuals, groups, organizations etc. All volunteer activities take place at SHARE 3222 Hubbard Road, Landover, MD  20785. The hours this week are 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Volunteers will assist the staff with bagging dry food items, preparing boxes for packages, sorting food.

Contact: 301-864-3115 or Ninochika.Twitty@cc-dc.org

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Innovo Scholars Program in Smith School of Business is open to ALL undergraduates at the University

The Innovo Scholars Program is housed within Robert H. Smith School of Business. In the Innovo: Business Processes practicum, students partner with university administrators to understand and map a business process that affect students, identify opportunities for process innovation, and recommend solutions. The program immerses students within a management consulting engagement that impacts University of Maryland campus and students.

The Innovo: Business Processes program is open to ALL undergraduates at the University of Maryland. 
For more information, send an email to Laudan Kalantary, laudank@terpmail.umd.edu.
Apply today at go.umd.edu/innovoapplication

 

Urdu Speakers Needed for Language Research

The Aphasia Research Center invites you to participate in research investigating the ways in which bilingual speakers process and produce languages.
 
Participants must be a speaker of Urdu, and be proficient in English. You don’t need to be equally proficient in both languages!

 
You are eligible if you are 18-65 years old and are neurologically healthy (no learning disabilities, seizures, etc).
Total participation time is 4 hours and involves filling questionnaires and naming pictures. Research will be conducted at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Participants will be paid $20 upon completion of the study!

Interested? Contact us:
The Aphasia Research Center
(301)-405-2477
aphasia@umd.edu ; www.aphasia.umd.edu

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ANTH405 - Anthropology of Human Rights (January 2019)

Blended Course
In-class: MWF 10 am -12:50 pm
January 2-22, 2019

Following a consideration of the philosophical and legal foundations, an examination of human rights principles and practices in five policy domains: structured inequality, gender, indigenous livelihoods, migration, and climate change. Emphasizing an anthropological perspective, drawing heavily on fine-grained, ethnographic accounts to contextualize human rights violations and responses. 

Dr. Robert Winthrop served as senior social scientist at the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management (2002-2017). He is a cultural anthropologist and professional track faculty member in the Department of Anthropology.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Peace Corps Director Olson to visit campus

University of Maryland Global Leaders Program
Join Peace Corps and the UMD Office of International Affairs as we welcome Peace Corps Director Dr. Josephine Olsen to campus as part of the Maryland Global Leaders Program! This event will include opening remarks made by Dr. Olsen highlighting Peace Corps role in development, followed by a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Storytelling Panel where discussions  their own Peace Corps journey, the diversity of Peace Corps experience, and career opportunities that come after serving. A Meet and Greet will follow – so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! We hope to see you all there! Reservations are required so please RSVP here

Event Details:
Where: Global Crossroads Atrium, HJ Patterson Hall
When: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.

Peace Corps STRAT Recruiter 
University of Maryland, College Park
University Career Center & The President’s Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

"The Peace Corps represents some, if not all, of the best virtues in this society. It stands for everything that America has ever stood for. It stands for everything we believe in and hope to achieve in the world." -Sargent Shriver, 1st Peace Corps Director

Screenprinter/Illustrator Artist Talk — AIGA

AIGA is honored to welcome Luke Martin, local Baltimore screen printer/illustrator behind Suburban Avenger Studios, Nov. 13 at 7pm in ASY 2322 to give a talk about his work, his career as a young artist, and what it was like transitioning into that career after college. He’s insanely talented and has done gig posters for artists like Childish Gambino, Death Cab for Cutie, Arctic Monkeys, and Nine Inch Nails. We’re really excited to hear from him!

Here’s the link to his site: https://www.suburbanavengerart.com/ 
And here’s the link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/254185421938941/

Engineering World Health guest speaker: Intersection of Biomedical Research and Science Policy - Nov. 28

Engineering World Health has a guest speaker event in a couple weeks on November 28th.

Come hear Dr. Glowinski talk about the Intersection of Biomedical Research and Science Policy.