Friday, December 9, 2016

Viewing Party/Study Break: Team Ninja Warrior - 12/13

Please join us for a Viewing Party/Study Break to cheer on your fellow engineering Terps as they compete on Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness!
Tuesday, December 13
8 p.m.
Lecture Hall, 1110 Kim Engineering Building

Your Terp ninja warriors are:
  • Marcos Colon-Pappaterra, mechanical engineering
  • Delaney Jordan, materials science and engineering 
  • Kevin Merrick, computer engineering and mathematics
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please help spread the word! RSVP for the Facebook event here.
Read more in The Baltimore Sun and Inside Science.

Study Abroad in Europe This Summer – In a Palace in the Alps!

Adele’s Circle of Women 2017 Scholarship Application

The Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship grants annual scholarships to help deserving students who advance the role of women and girls in their academic studies and activities and plan to further this leadership in their personal and professional lives.  The scholarship seeks to aid emerging student leaders and/or recognize accomplished student leaders.  The five scholarships provide a $250 award to a current University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student.  Established in 2015, the Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship is generously funded by Terp alumnae. 

Eligibility Requirements for five (5) $250 scholarships:
  • Previous recipients of Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Current UMD student (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Emerging Student Leaders:
      • One (1) First Year Student
      • One (1) Second Year Student
    • Accomplished Student Leaders:
      • One (1) Third Year Student
      • One (1) Fourth Year Student
      • One (1) Graduate Student
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and a positive attitude

Interested students can apply at .  Applications are due no later than February 3, 2017 to be considered for a 2017-2018 award.  Awards will be given at Adele’s Circle of Women spring event – HerStory.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the event on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 in the Stamp Student Union.  For more details visit the Adele's Circle of Women, at .
Any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Zacker, Stamp Scholarship Coordinator, at or via campus mail to 3100 Stamp Student Union.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

GIS center winter skill-set course: GIS and Hadoop Jan. 3-6

Here is a great 4-day course for students who want a quick, hands-on introduction to GIS and Big Data.

GEOG788C GIS & Hadoop For Big Data (1 cr.) will be offered January 3-6, 2017. This is a great opportunity for graduate students (and undergraduates by permission of instructor).

The skill-set course sequence at the UMD Center for Geospatial
Information Science is designed to provide a comprehensive
overview of current state-of-the-art in geospatial information
science (GIS) and computational social science (CSS), through
intensive training over a short time frame. The skill-set courses
provide advanced training in key aspects of GIS and CSS,
alongside hands-on lab-based exercises across a diversity of
devices, software libraries, exercises, and data environments that
emphasize “learning by doing”.

Course description and schedule are available at

Ruibo Han, PhD
Director of Programs, Center for GIS
1111B LeFrak Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 314-1343

Student Assistant Wanted for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) office within ADS

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) office within the University’s Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) is looking for a student to work between 10-15 hours a week to assist the DHHS Coordinator starting the 2017 Spring semester or earlier. We are looking for a student who is very organized, takes initiative and has strong problem solving skills. Attention to detail, strong writing skills, and being comfortable with Excel are a must.
While this position is specifically to assist the DHHS Coordinator, at times the student assistant may be asked to help support other functions within ADS such as the front desk, testing office, and alternate text unit. Job duties include but are not limited to:
Drafting emails and assignment details
Data entry in both Google Calendar and Excel databases
Assisting with scheduling
Answering phone calls/taking messages
Monitoring emails

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Cassandra Lytle, DHHS Coordinator by December 21st for best consideration.

Sweets and Studying! Spend your Reading Day with the Honors College!

Honors College Sweets and Study Sesh

Spend your Reading Day with the Honors College! On Tuesday, December 13th from 12-5pm we will be having study sessions and free sweets in Anne Arundel Hall.

12-3pm Honors College Ice Cream Social in the Anne Arundel Lobby

1-4pm BHC and Du Bois Study Hall w/ Hot Chocolate in Anne Arundel 0120

3-5pm SPC Cookie Decorating in the Anne Arundel Basement Lounge

BLACK MATHS Artists Talk - Sat, Dec 10 at 2 pm

We hope you can join us this Saturday, December 10 at 2 pm, in the Stamp Gallery for an Artists Talk with Adam Holofcener and Antonio McAfee on the final day of their exhibition Black Maths.

I'm also including a Facebook link to the Artist Talks, a direct link to the exhibition page.