Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2 bedroom College Park Towers unit available in July/August 2017

$2400/month, fits 4 tenants at $600/month with 1 parking space. 4th floor unfurnished unit (2 bedrooms/1 bathroom) in College Park Towers available starting in July/August 2017 though end of May 2018. Utilities are included except for cable/internet. Groups of 3 to 4 are welcome to inquire, as we already have one tenant (male) interested. Ideal location adjacent to the University of Maryland and a few min. walk to Route 1 bars & restaurants. For more info, contact UMD alumnus Melanie Turlington at melanieturlington@gmail.com.

free study abroad opportunity

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 cohort, who will travel to Cape Town, South Africa in summer 2018 for a credit-earning study abroad program on Intercultural Communication and Leadership. Scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for a cohort of 10 students from MSIs. Last year's cohort was selected to travel to London, England in summer 2017, and a future cohort will have the opportunity to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea during summer 2019.

Apply for the 2017-2018 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship!

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) have partnered in an effort to increase the opportunities for the most financially challenged students from the nation’s nearly 600 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Named in honor of Frederick Douglass—the African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and international statesman—the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship seeks to break down the barriers of cost, curriculum, and culture to make study abroad accessible to students from MSIs.

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 cohort, who will travel to Cape Town, South Africa in summer 2018 for a credit-earning study abroad program on Intercultural Communication and Leadership. Scholarship funds will cover 100 percent of program fees and travel costs for a cohort of 10 students from MSIs. Last year's cohort was selected to travel to London, England in summer 2017, and a future cohort will have the opportunity to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea during summer 2019.

Selected Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will be meritorious individuals who demonstrate high academic achievement, possess exemplary communication skills, display the hallmarks of self-determination, exhibit characteristics of bold leadership, and have a history of service to others. In the spirit of one of America’s most powerful intellectuals, communicators, and scholars, Frederick Douglass Global Fellows will commit to sharing their experiences and intercultural growth with peers and classmates before, during, and after the fellowship.

  • Applicants should be undergraduate college students that classify as rising Sophomores or rising Juniors at the time of participation (summer 2018).
  • This application is for students interested in the Fellowship for participation in the summer 2018 experience in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Fellowships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and presidential nomination
  • Awards will cover the full cost of travel and participation in a four-week study abroad program sponsored by CIEE.
  • CMSI will select 10 Fellows from accredited Minority Serving Institutions.
  • Fellows will be expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their MSI community upon their return to campus.
  • Fellows from prior cohorts are ineligible from applying again.
  • Fellows earn 3 college credits for taking the Intercultural Communication, Identity, and Leadership in Cape Town course that can be transferred back to fulfill degree requirements.
  • Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions.
 Application Instructions & Submission Link

Gilman Scholarship for Spring 2018 Study Abroad - Pell Grant Recipients

Are you thinking about studying abroad in spring 2018?  Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)?

SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last year and a half 62 University of Maryland students - nearly 50% of our applicants – have won Gilman Scholarships!

Write to us now at gilman@umd.edu and we’ll give you access to our ELMS online support site for Gilman applicants, and let you know about info sessions and our upcoming Gilman Panel with returned UMD Gilman Scholars.

Learning about the Gilman Scholarship over the summer will help you submit a strong application by the October 3 deadline!

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 4 weeks - Must have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2017

UMD Talks for Summer Researchers - Fulbright US Student Grants - June 20

Learn about the Fulbright US Student Program, which offers opportunities to conduct an academic year of international research, study, or English teaching in over 140 countries.

Undergraduates, Recent Alumni, and Graduate Students who are US Citizens are eligible and welcome to attend (Please see eligibility details below)

Location: CSS Room 1113 - also know as the Atlantic Building (formerly the Computer and Space Sciences Building)

Time: 4:10 – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 20 - Applying for Fulbright International Research/Study/English Teaching Grants - talk open to all undergraduates, recent alumni, and graduate students whose plans would benefit from opportunities for international research, studies, or English teaching. Only US Citizens are eligible.

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Rising Seniors, Recent Alumni, current Graduate Students – All Majors and Fields of Study – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2017

Interested but unable to attend? Write to us at fulbright@umd.edu for more information.

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085

Friday, June 9, 2017

Join the Arrival Survival Team!

We are looking for student leaders willing to help new students and their families during Fall 2017 opening.

Benefits include: 

-Leadership experience
-Volunteer and teamwork experience
-The opportunity to meet and great new residents and their families!
-Move in early- beat the rush!
-Breakfast and lunch on move-in days for volunteers
-T-shirts and other prizes

For more information or to apply, visit the Arrival Survival website at reslife.umd.edu/ast/

Contact Emily Leonard at AST@umd.edu with any questions!

The Stamp Gallery Presents I'M FINE Through July 28

I’M FINE 2017
June 5th–July 28th, 2017
Opening reception: Wednesday, June 7th, 6–8 pm

The Stamp Gallery presents I’m Fine, a student-curated exhibition investigating art as a means of catharsis. Featuring works from seven artists, I’m Fine explores narratives of personality, process, and release, exploring how the practice of art-making participates in (or disrupts) the evolution of personal development. While each artist examines different aspects of the mind and body in flux, the works and performances in I’m Fine operate in conversation, scrutinizing the ways art comments on mental and physical health and self-care. Ultimately, the exhibition calls into question notions of memory, power, permanence, love, the physical body, and the relationship between the individual and collective. I’m Fine is on view June 5 through July 28, 2017. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 6–8 pm.

FREE and open to the public, The Stamp Gallery is open during the summer: Mondays–Thursdays: 11 am–6 pm; Saturdays and Sundays: Closed. More information: thestamp.umd.edu/gallery

UMD Global Dental Brigades Trip to Honduras (Apply by July 1)

UMD Global Dental Brigades will be traveling to Honduras this winter to volunteer with mobile clinics providing free dental care to rural communities. You will be able to meet and bond with other pre-dental students from UMD, shadow AND assist dentists during their procedures, see the equipment that M4S fundraised for be used, teach the importance of dentistry to kids and most importantly, play a role in changing the lives of hundreds of people in those communities.

Apply by July 1st: