Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Republic of Gamers Game Night

Get Your Game On!
Stamp, Charles Carroll Room 2203K
November 02, 2012
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Contact information:

Any gamers: A Night of fun: Nov. 2, Stamp: Charles Carroll room, 6:30-9:30pm.

Get Paid to Tutor

Frog Tutoring is looking to hire more tutors from UM to continue working with students in the Baltimore area.   To learn more information about Frog Tutoring, please visit:

Anyone interested in applying for the tutor position should submit their application and unofficial transcript at our website:
Below is a list of qualifications and responsibilities.

Why Work For Frog Tutoring?

         i.      Great Pay

         ii.     Flexibility

                    1.       Tutors will choose which grade levels and subjects to tutor.

                    2.       Tutors will create their own work schedule.

                    3.       Tutors can work as many hours as they like.

         iii.    Driving Compensation 

                    Depending on the distance, tutors will be compensated for driving over a certain mileage.

         iv.    Bonuses

                    Tutors who constantly receive high tutor rankings will be eligible for periodic bonuses.

         v.     Incentives & Acknowledgement - (Hard work does not go unnoticed!!!)

                    Tutor of the month: Every month the Regional Coordinator from each region will submit one tutor to be selected as the tutor of the month.


Internship @ Target

Are you interested in an internship or fulltime position at Target? We hire all majors! We’re looking for leaders... do you think you think you have what it takes? E-mail your resume to Maddie Koerber, a student here at Maryland and campus liaison for Target!

And be sure to check out more information about Target's internship & career opportunities for college students here!

Join our Team. Expect the Best.
•       Fortune magazine ranked Target on its 2012 “Top 50 Most Admired Companies” list
•       DiversityInc. magazine ranked Target on its annual list of  “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” in 2012
•       Forbes magazine and the Reputation Institute ranked Target on the 2012 list of “America’s Most Reputable Companies”
•       Ethisphere Institute ranked Target as a “World’s Most Ethical Companies 2012”
•       Corporate Responsibility Magazine included Target on the 2012 “100 Best Corporate Citizens List”

Current studies that need participants

Culture and decision-making study for Afghan-Americans and Americans of European Heritage!
Where: Stamp Student Union

Researchers at the University of Maryland in College Park are running a study to better understand the role that cultural background plays in the way people make decisions. Currently, our team is recruiting English-speaking participants who are immigrants from Afghanistan, the children of Afghan immigrants, or Americans of European heritage.

This study involves the completion of an on-line questionnaire lasting no longer than 1.5 hours in total. As compensation, each participant will be entered into a drawing to win one of several $300 gift certificates to Target. Chance of winning is 1 in 20.

If you think you fit the criteria above and are interested in participating, please email Ivica at, or call (301) 226-9075.

For more information, contact:
(301) 226-9075


CAN YOU HEAR or READ ME NOW? Participant call.

This study investigates a person’s ability to read or hear sentences with distortion while undergoing functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) brain scanning. Several cognitive and language tasks will be administered in addition to fMRI.

Research participants must be fluent speakers of American English, right-handed, between 18 and 23 years of age, have good reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in English, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (contact lenses are fine, no eyeglasses), and normal hearing.  Research participants should NOT have any of the following: history of neurological and psychological disorders, or learning disabilities.

Compensation: $20 per hour for up to 2 ½ hours.

Study will be held at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center on Greenmead Drive, near UMCP campus. Campus shuttles to Courtyards are available, which drop off next to the MNC.

For more information, please email:

Brain Training to Improve Language Learning

Train your working memory and help scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) learn how to help you learn and use foreign languages! You can receive $10 per hour of participation in this study, with participation time varying between 10 and 20 hours.

Working memory is what you use to store and process information in real time. You use working memory whenever you have to: focus, filter out distraction, switch between tasks, understand text or speech, or learn a new language.  CASL scientists have developed a training regime to train working memory.

What will you be asked to do?
The length of participation ranges from 9 hours to 19 hours, spaced over several weeks and multiple 1 and 2-hour sessions. During these sessions you will be asked to complete tasks of memory, reading, thinking, and problem solving.

To be eligible to participate:
•             You must be a Native English speaker between the ages of 18-40.
•             You must have normal, or corrected to normal, hearing and vision. 
•             You must have unimpaired use of your dominant writing hand.
•             You do not have a personal history of neurological, neuropsychiatric, psychiatric disorders, or learning disabilities.
•             You do not have a recent history of excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, or substance abuse.

For more info, please contact:


Mandarin Chinese Study

Researchers from the University of Maryland are looking for native speakers of Mandarin Chinese for a paid language study.  The study involves making judgments about the pronunciation of a set of Mandarin words produced by English speakers.  Participants may also be asked to provide background information about themselves. 

Payment is $10/hour for a 45-60 minute session.  The experiment will take place at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC)<> right next to campus.  All interested individuals will be asked about their language background before participation.  Not all native Mandarin speakers may be eligible. 

If you are interested in participating, please email Ryan Corbett at<>.


CASL Listening Research Study

The University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is seeking participants who speak English as a native language for a language research study that will take place over several months.

Participants would be asked to participate in a research session (2 hours) where you will complete a listening comprehension test and
a memory test.

Participants will receive $95 for their time.

Suitable participants must be highly proficient in American English and must have learned it as their first language and must be 18 to 19 years old.

For more information, please contact: The CASL Listening Research Team at, 301-226-8999.

Honors College Backpacking Shenandoah National Park

Date: Saturday, November 10-Sunday, November 11
Location:  Luray, VA
Pre-Trip Meeting:   Monday, November 5 @ 8PM in the ORC
Cost:  $50 (includes transportation, backpacking equipment, and meals)

Honors College is subsidized this trip through the generous donations of Honors parents and friends to keep the cost at $50 for students.

Don’t miss out on this adventure exclusively for Honors College students!  Leave the busy city for a weekend of peaceful backpacking in the famous, beautiful mountains of Shenandoah National Park.  This is the perfect time to soak-up the remaining fall colors and enjoy the crisp fall air.  Registration is limited and will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. 

Register online here:  For additional questions, please contact Amanda Even, Coordinator for Adventure Trips, at or 301.226.3078.  

Active Minds at Maryland Presents: Project Unbreakable

November 1, 7PM 
Grand Ballroom Lounge
Grace Brown, founder of Project Unbreakable, is speaking at the University of Maryland on November 1st. Grace Brown created a photography project that features survivors of sexual assault holding a poster that includes a quote from their attacker. Its purpose is to give these survivors a voice and raise awareness. We would like to welcome Grace Brown onto our campus with open minds/hearts. Grace has photographed over 200 people and received over a thousand submissions. TIME magazine has named it one of the top 30 blogs to follow!
Co-Sponsors: The Love Movement, SGA, Feminist for Sexual Health, SARPP 

**WARNING: Images are very powerful, and may have some triggering effects**

Grace is photographing on campus from 11am to 4pm Please contact her work email at projectunbreakablesubmissions if you would like to be photographed.

THURSDAY! UMD Freethought Discussion: Rational response to natural disasters

Where: Stamp Charles Carroll B 2203K
When:  Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm
What:   UMD Freethought is a secular student group which promotes belief based on reason and evidence rather than tradition and dogma.  We host social events, community outreach, and discussions.  At our discussion this week, we'll be discussing how we can promote a rational response to natural disasters. Further details can be found at:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Mortar Board Fundraiser

Eat at Jason's Deli this Monday, October 30 from 5 pm - 9pm and help Mortar Board raise money for events centered around Scholarship, Leadership and Service. Just attach the flyer ( to your receipt and place it in the collection box labeled "GroupRaise!"
Enjoy great food, take a break and make a difference at the same time.
Your support is greatly appreciated!

Honors SPC hosts "Terp Trot: 5K for DNA"

Can’t wait for the Thanksgiving festivities? You don’t have to! Grab a friend and come out to the Honors College Student Programming Council’s Terp Trot: 5K for DNA! Our version of a turkey trot will be held on Sunday, November 18th from 9:30am to 12pm, with registration starting at 8:30am in the Anne Arundel Basement Lounge. The 5K route will be on-campus and starting at Anne Arundel Hall. Anyone can join (you don’t have to be a member of the Honors College), so ride solo or form a group and race/walk together! All proceeds will go to Genetic Alliance, a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and advocating for research of genetic diseases. For event details and registration information, please see our FB event at Together, let’s fight genetic diseases on a molecular level!

If you have any questions, email us at SPC. Doin' big things. Do them with us!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blood Drive

The UMD Pre-Veterinary Society is sponsoring a Blood Drive through the American Red Cross! The blood drive will be held this Monday, October 29th, in the Stamp Student Union in the Atrium. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walk-ins are certainly welcome, however, it is beneficial to schedule an appointment on the website if possible. When doing so, you simply set up a password and then you are given a fully private account that will record each time you donate, what your blood type is, when you are eligible in the future, etc. Furthermore, you will receive an email the day before each time you sign up to donate, which describes how to prepare to donate, what to eat, and any other pertinent information.
Either way, please come and donate if you are eligible. It's for a great cause, there's no better gift you can give, and after you donate, you get juice, cookies and a t-shirt! Hope to see you there!

DREAM Act Rally

Learn more & support ONE EDUCATED NATION
Nyumburu Amphitheater
October 30, 2012
5:00pm - 7:00pm 

This is a long awaited event pushed forward by a resilient student movement to raise awareness about what the DREAM Act is all about.

Halloween-themed Open Mic Night!

Tuesday, October 30 @ 8pm in the Choir Room (CSPAC Rm 2201)

Get your scariest/funniest Halloween costume on and come enjoy SAI's Halloween open mic night! All types of music are welcome, and costumes are strongly encouraged! Room 1115 will be available starting at 7pm for anybody who wants to practice or warm-up before performing. 

Feel free to join the Facebook event or e-mail with any questions. To learn more about Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity for women, check out our website at 

Hand-in-Hand: Childcare and Social Justice in DC - Nov. 8th

Hand-in-Hand: Childcare and Social Justice in DC
When: Thurs. Nov. 8th , 5:30pm.
Where: Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union

Voices of Social Change presents: an evening with the DC Childcare Collective and Empower DC. Come learn about how two community organizations are partnering to promote social justice in DC! The DC Childcare Collective (  is an all-volunteer organization that seeks to empower low-income women and families to become active in their communities by providing free childcare to organizations working to promote tenant’s rights and affordable housing, stop the privatization of public spaces, and to secure quality, affordable childcare for all. Empower DC is one such organization; its mission is to enhance, improve, and promote the self-advocacy of low and moderate income DC residents in order to bring about sustained  improvements in their quality of life. (

At this Voices of Social Change event, representatives from the DC Childcare Collective and Empower DC will talk about their work in the community and conduct a Q&A. Refreshments will be served.

USJ Word Puzzle Contest on Facebook - Starting Oct 29

Do you like doing word puzzles? Do you want to win Maryland Gear?
The University Student Judiciary (USJ) is having a contest! Starting October 29 – November 9, a word puzzle will be posted each week on the “ICE at UMD” Facebook page.

Check out the Facebook event for more details at

The first puzzle will be posted on Oct 29 on the ICE at UMD Facebook page,

Test-Taking Strategies Workshop

It’s almost finals season… do you have an academic survival plan???

If not, come on out and attend a FREE “Pathways to Success” event on test-taking strategies sponsored by the Department of Resident Life’s Office of Educational Programs & Outreach.

When: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7pm-8pm
Where: 1111 Cambridge Community Center

An RSVP is required so please email Caitlin Cromer at if you’re interested!

Rally for the Maryland DREAM Act! - Thurs. Oct. 25

Join us this Thursday, October 25th at 4:00pm in the Nyumburu Amphitheater to rally for the Maryland DREAM Act! Guest speakers in attendance will include Senator Ben Cardin, Delegate Heather Mizeur, Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk, Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, activists from CASA de Maryland and local DREAMers. Remember to Vote FOR 4 because all Maryland taxpayers deserve equal access to education regardless of their immigration status! Support the Dream and see you Thursday!

Study Abroad Fair: Spotlight Languages!

Get Inspired with Languages!
Prince George's Room, Stamp
October 25, 2012
11:00am - 3:00pm

All languages and levels welcome October 25th from 11a-3p in Prince George’s Room to talk to representatives about studying a language abroad!

“Underwater Histories” - The Ocean Floor

Hali Felt and Walter Smith
“Underwater Histories”
When: Friday, Nov. 2 at 4pm
Where: Anne Arundel 0103  

Come join us for an interdisciplinary conversation between Hali Felt and Walter Smith as they explore the underwater histories of the ocean floor!

Hali Felt’s first book, titled Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor is an unconventional biography of Marie Tharp. Felt received her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa and has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and Portland Writers in the Schools.

Walter H.F. Smith is a Geophysicist in NOAA's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry. Dr. Smith has crossed the Pacific Ocean four times on oceanographic vessels, twice serving as Co-Chief Scientist. He is the co-founder of the Generic Mapping Tools freeware and was the Principal Investigator on "ABYSS", a four agency, twelve university proposal for a new NASA mission to map the oceans.

Research Opportunity for Native Spanish Speaker

Interested in gaining experience in research?

The Family Involvement Laboratory IS LOOKING FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT to begin immediately, to either receive credits for next semester or for the winter.

The student will serve as a research assistant responsible for coding and transcribing parent/child interactions and potentially child assessments in Spanish and English for the Family Involvement Lab. Currently we are conducting a study on Latino immigrant mothers, fathers, & children. The goal of the study is to understand how mothers’ & fathers' values, goals, & beliefs influence their children’s social skills & competencies.

All applicants must be a native Spanish speaker, in order to transcribe and code the videos accurately. In addition to being able to dedicate 10 hours a week to assigned coding and transcribing tasks. Research Assistants will be trained in transcribing interactions and coding videos.

This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in the social sciences.

If you’re interested please send your resume & unofficial transcript to Holly Farley ( (you can find the lab at

" An Inside Look at Producing Live Recordings"

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center


An Inside Look at Producing
Live Recordings

Monday, Oct. 29 at 12pm

in the faculty staff lounge at the
clarice smith performing arts center


ETHEL and Todd Rundgren will give a seminar/ discussion on the process of creating live
recordings. Both ETHEL and Rundgren draw from a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area, and they share their thoughts on the challenges and possibilities therein – from the
practicalities of editing and mixing to the applications of live tracks in commercial and
not-forprofit contexts. This session is run as an open forum where audience members are encouraged to ask questions and contribute their own observations.

Open to the public
Please RSVP at:

For information, call 301.405.5974

Got Flu? We'll pay you!

How many other emails do you get paid to reply to?

Did you know that nobody knows for sure how people catch the flu? The
Got Flu Study is studying how influenza spreads. You can help us make
influenza history by joining the Got Flu Surveillance study while you
are well. Later, if you get sick, you can do even more. Answer the
weekly question about your health and we will enter you in a weekly

Register at
It is that easy!

Each week for $25 drawings (4 winners)
Every week for a month for $75 drawings (2 winners)
Most weeks of the semester for iPad drawings (2 winners)

Like us on facebook!

Be A Guided Study Session Leader in the Spring

The Learning Assistance Service of the University of Maryland Counseling Center is seeking Guided Study Session (GSS) leaders for the spring 2013 semester.  Guided Study Sessions are peer led collaborative learning groups that are paired with typically difficult lower level courses in the sciences and social sciences.  GSS Leaders are trained to lead effective collaborative learning groups through participation in EDCP 318N in their first semester with the program; in subsequent semesters, leaders are paid a stipend of $1200 per semester.  We are seeking applicants for spring 2012 to lead groups in:  BSCI 105, BSCI 106, BSCI 201, BSCI 202, BSCI 207, BSCI 222; CHEM 131, CHEM 135, CHEM 231, CHEM 241, ECON 200 and PSYC 100.  Applicants must have attained sophomore standing, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have earned a minimum of A- in the course they want to lead.  For further information and an application form, go to the LAS Website: and click the link on the first page.  For specific questions, contact Dr. Marcy Marinelli at 301-314-7693 or at .  For best consideration, applications are due by October 31, 2012.

Marcy Marinelli, Ph.D., NCC
Assistant Director - University of Maryland Counseling Center
Learning Assistance Service
Affiliate Assistant Professor - Department of Counseling, Higher Education & Special Education
2202A Shoemaker Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
301-314-9206 (fax)

Ergonomics Survey

My health writing class is doing a study examining repetitive stress injuries at the University.

Free showing of Terra Blight and Q&A with filmmakers 10/25 7:45

Along with the Office of Sustainability, and the Student Sustainability Committee of the SGA, ETE is co-sponsoring the showing of the 2012 documentary Terra Blight at 7:45pm Thur Oct 25th in CCC1205. Come one, come all!

Terra Blight is a 55-minute documentary exploring America’s consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.

Here's the facebook event link: & the documentary website

 This event is free and open to the public with free food - yum!

AASU's FUEL the Pride Leadership Conference - Oct 27. Register NOW.

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 10 am - 4 pm. (BRUNCH INCLUDED!)
WHERE: Atrium at Stamp Student Union. 

FUEL the Pride is an opportunity for students to learn and discuss LGBTQ and Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) issues in a safe and interactive environment. By gaining a deeper understanding of the intersections of queer and APIA issues, and forging between multiple diverse communities, students will be empowered to become strong leaders in the community. This year, F.U.E.L. fosters support and brings visibility to the LGBT APIA community and its collaborations with allies and activists. 

BRUNCH INCLUDED with life-changing workshops dealing with the intersections of LGBT APIA issues, a panel of student speakers, and another with leaders from The White House, KhushDC, NAPAWF, SpeakeasyDC + more! REGISTER NOW (click the “register” link on event page)!

FUEL's Main
Registration Page!registration/cp0f
Facebook Event:

Prices$7 before Oct 26, $15 on Oct 26, or $20 with FilAmp ticket.

Erasable Inc.'s FREE Halloween Show!

Hey there, Greatest People In The WORLD,

Improv! Candy! Scariness! Craziness! Festive decorations! FREE!

That's right, kids. It's Halloween-time and that means another
Erasable Inc. Halloween Show featuring UMD's only all-improv
performance group. Join us for your favorite improvised games with a
spooky spin! Did we mention it's freeeeeeeeeee?

So here's the deets: This Friday, the 26th, at 8:30 in the Stamp
Atrium. Come dressed up. That way we'll love you and give you hugs and
kisses. With our mouths.


The Erasable Inc. Halloween Show also marks the debut appearance of
the newest members of Erasable Inc., so come on out, witness the
brand-spanking newness!! (P.S. They're really sexy)

See ya then!
Erasable Inc.

The University Of Maryland's Only All-Improv Performance Group
Free Show every Friday, 1-2 PM in front of McKeldin Library!

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