Friday, November 30, 2012

School of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies presents "Gravity"

Kay Theater at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 . 8:00PM
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 . 8:00PM

If you're interested in something a bit off the beaten track, this Friday
and Saturday at 8 our School of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
will present "Gravity".  It will be performed this coming weekend as part
of the Maryland Dance Ensemble (for time schedule, tickets and logistics
please check the page
http://claricesmithcenter.umd.__edu/events/2012/mde-breathe-__rhythm-flight ).
"Gravity" will be a relatively short piece in the ensemble (maybe 10-12
minutes), and it is based in part on two and three-body interactions such
as Doug, Derek, and I study; it has grown out of a collaboration with
Adriane Fang  (Dance department) and Umberto Cannella (postdoc in
Physics).  It should be a different take on dynamics :).

A more detailed description is below.



Choreography: Adriane Fang

Costume Design: Kate Fulop

Projection Design: Andrew Kaufman

Lighting Design: Paul D. Jackson

Performers: Star Cluster: Jennifer Alcott, Chelsea Brown, Christina Camacho,
Ellen Clark, Kayla Coutts, Katie Gundlach, Rachel Mucha, Nicole Turchi

Gravity Trio: Robin Neveu-Brown, Erin Crawley-Woods, Jessie
Laurita-Spanglet, Nicole Y. McClam, Megan Morse-Jans, Lynne Price

This work was created in collaboration with Professor Cole Miller of the
Astronomy Department and Doctor Umberto Cannella of the Physics Department.
  Special thanks to Laurie Frederik Meer and James Forsberg for their
valuable input.

Our solar system is in a sparsely populated part of our galaxy and thus,
fortunately for us, encounters with stars are rare and distant.  However
other regions in the Universe, like the center of our galaxy, are more
crowded: they are packed with stars that either orbit each other or a
central massive black hole.  In the vicinity of heavy objects in fast
motion, space and time do not behave in the way we are familiar with;
rather, they exhibit collective dynamics such that the fabric of space-time
stretches, twists, torques and even vibrates like the membrane of a drum,
giving off the "sounds" of the universe in the form of gravitational waves.

Around these subjects of cutting edge research a dialogue has been
established between the enthusiastic scientists and the curious inspired
community of artists.
Further information about the above seminars can be obtained at or by sending email to

Make sushi with the Japanese American Student Association

Join JASA Dec. 3 for a night of sushi making as we close out the end of the semester! We will be making temaki sushi, or hand-rolled sushi in the St. Mary's Hall basement multi-purpose room at 7 p.m. Please bring $1 to contribute to costs. Contact:

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Join Habitat for Humanity at the Barking Dog TONIGHT!

Join Habitat for Humanity TONIGHT at their final fundraising event of the semester at the Barking Dog! Ages 18+ welcome from 9-11PM, 21+ after 11PM. Your pre-purchased $4 donation includes cover, points for our spring build trips, and the chance to win Habitat for Humanity t-shirts and other fun giveaways!
  • Pre-purchased Tickets/Cover are $4 each and all proceeds go towards Habitat for Humanity
    • Please note - Cover at the door is $5 and Habitat will only receive a portion of these ticket sales
    • Check our Facebook Event for locations we will deliver pre-purchased tickets to!
  • Purchase our 4-Ticket Pack Online for a Habitat T-Shirt and you can bring three friends
    • You'll be added to the guest list so there's no need to pick up your tickets
  • Check out our Facebook Event for more details!

Student Entertainment Events (SEE) is recruiting a Communication Systems Director!

We are recruiting a student webmaster to begin training in Spring 2013, and take over the position beginning in Fall 2013 for a full academic year.  The application is due tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 30 (but it doesn't take too much time!) and can be found here: .

The Maya Apocalypse and 2012 Phenomenon

Will the world really end in December 2012? Maya expert Dr. John Carlson of the Anthropology Department will be speaking about Mayan apocalypse theories and the 2012 predictions. Please join us for a fascinating talk followed by Q&A! 

Date: Monday, December 3
Time: 7-8 pm, followed by Q&A
Place: Charles Carroll A Room, Stamp

Brought to you by the Anthropology Department and the Society of Inquiry at UMD.


Final Pre-Optometry Society Meeting of the Semester!

The Pre-Optometry Society is hosting a Salus University representative and celebrating the holiday season with a party on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00pm in the Edgar Allen Poe Room in Stamp.  Please direct questions to

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Talent Show

Maryland Wishes
Talent Show
Hoff Theater, Stamp
November 29, 2012
7:00pm - 10:00pm 
Maryland Wishes and Colleges Against Cancer are hosting a Talent Show on Thursday November 29th from 7pm-10pm in the Hoff Theater in Stamp!

UMD Freethought Discussion: How Religion Influences Politics and International Conflict

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 the role of religion in politics and international conflict
Further details can be found at:

Rak Shalom Winter Concert! Sunday, Dec. 2nd

Rak Shalom Winter Concert! Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 5 pm at Urlich Recital Hall in the Tawes building.  Students are FREE!

Worried about the fiscal cliff? Don't know what the hell that means?  Either way, come out on Sunday, December 2nd, to hear Rak Shalom warm your heart with songs from Green Day,, Shiri Maimon, Elton John, and some (non-musical) surprises as well!  Like you've never seen them before, Rak will be performing in the beautiful Ulrich Recital Hall for the first time EVER. So bring your cup of hot chocolate and come on out to Rak Shalom’s FREE concert at 5 pm!  Check out the Facebook event at 
and we can't to see you there!

Terrapin Theatre Troupe Performs this Friday and Saturday!

Come  Come Come out and see Terrapin Theatre Troupe's proudction of Lungs by Duncan Macmillan starring Rebecca Ballinger and Matthew Strote, directed by Josie Felt. Performances are at 8pm Friday (11/30) and Saturday (12/1) in the West Chapel. As always admission is free!

The SARPP Program is Planning a Study Abroad Program for Spring Break


HLTH 389S is a three credit, interdisciplinary 10-day study abroad course from
March 15-March 24, 2013 where students will travel to Rome and Sicily to learn about the issues surrounding domestic violence.  Students enrolled in HLTH389S will learn about the dynamics of domestic violence including the power and control wheel, the cycle of violence and safety planning.  Students will be expected to draw comparisons of the response to domestic violence between Rome, Sicily and the United States.  Students will visit various community organizations to further their understanding of domestic violence in Rome and Sicily.   Students will blog daily during the course and must be available to present on their experience during a Sexual Assault Awareness Month event on April 10, 2013.  

Visits in Rome and Sicily will include:

· Community service and touring of a local domestic violence shelter
· Speaking with law enforcement officials
· Visiting a local university to learn about their domestic violence resources
· Speaking with community members
· Visits to major attractions

If you would like to find out more information on the trip we will be hosting an information session on
December 3rd at 5:30pm in the University Health Center on the first floor in Sahet. During this session you will find out what the proposed itinerary looks like, discuss finances, have the opportunity to meet the professors,and ask any additional questions. Please know that snacks will also be provided. We hope to see you there and thanks again for expressing your interest in our program.
For more information please email

60 Sandwich Challenge

The Black Honors Caucus Presents...
60 Sandwich Challenge
Who: Black Honors Caucus
What: community service event that will produce sandwiches to be delivered to Martha’s Table
Where: Anne Arundel Basement Lounge
When: 6:30 p.m.Thursday
Why: Help those in poverty and Build Bonds with your fellow Terps

Sweet Green Fundraiser for Mortar Board Friday 6-8 PM

Come purchase a delicious salad from Sweet Green (under the University View) this Friday, 11/30 from 6-8 PM. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and its work with Reading is Leading, a national literacy project.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Meet w/ Rep. from University of Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs 11/28

Invitation to meet with Jon Gottesman, Ph.D.
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs
University of Minnesota  (
6:30 PM in the Crossland room (room 2200) of the Stamp Student Union

An informal Q & A session for students who want to learn more about biomedical sciences summer undergraduate research opportunities, doctoral programs, the MD/PhD program and the research strengths of the University of Minnesota.

2012 Winter Film Festival Watch Amazing Original Short Films

2012 Winter Film Festival
Watch Amazing Original Short Films
Hoff Theater, Stamp
November 30, 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Contact information:
2012 Winter Film Festival at Hoff Theater on November 30 at 6 pm.

Can Jews Become Farmers? Rurality, Peasantry and Cultural Identity in the World of the Nineteenth Century Lithuanian Rural Jew

The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies
University of Maryland


Can Jews Become Farmers? Rurality, Peasantry and Cultural Identity in the World of the Nineteenth Century Lithuanian Rural Jew

Professor Mordechai Zalkin
Ben-Gurion University
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
12:30 – 2:00 PM
0142 Holzapfel Hall (JWST Seminar Room)

Based on conventional wisdom, supported also in no small measure by stereotypes, agriculture as a vocation was not considered as part of the occupational profile of Jewish society in Eastern Europe until World War II. However, various studies show that in different places in this region, primarily Lithuania, White Russia and Bessarabia, tens of thousands of Jews, living in small villages and farms, made a living from direct engagement in various branches of agriculture, including field crops, orchards, lake fishing, etc. Following the first part of my talk in which I will present some figures of this phenomenon, I will examine the possible influence of the agricultural occupation on the shaping of a unique peasant cultural identity among these rural Jews and the ways they coped with the accompanying religious, social and cultural implications.

Mordechai Zalkin is an associate professor of modern Jewish history in the Jewish History department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His special fields of interest are the history of Lithuanian Jewry as well as the cultural, educational and social transformation east European Jewry underwent during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

For more information, please visit:

Books and Bears

The Holiday season is approaching which means Circle K International will be hosting Books and Bears soon!

Books and Bears is a great way to give to the less fortunate  as Circle K International will be collecting children books and wrapping them to give to children in poverty. What makes this event really special is that our local Kiwani's chapter has provided over 70 adorable stuffed bears to be paired with the books we collect.

If you have any children's books that you would like to donate please come to our GBM on DECEMBER 3rd in Jimenez Hall room 2206 with any children's books that you would like to give away. If you're at home, now is the perfect time to collect unused children's books around the house and take them to campus.

Don't miss this opportunity to give to those who are less fortunate! 

Here is the Link to our Facebook Page Event:

How to be a Leading Lady

What does it mean to be a leader? What is professionalism? Join the sisters of Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc. in our workshop on professionalism and leadership. We will discuss effective styles of leading and the significance of being a professional  through exercises that will exhibit your respective leadership style. Let the Lavender Ladies show you how to be a Leading Lady on November 29th at 7:00 pm in 0120 Jimenez. 

Make $10 For Your Opinion About Sharing Genetic Info

We are interested in your perceptions and attitudes regarding sharing genetic information within the health-care industry. You can provide valuable insight by participating in a
hypothetical experiment regarding the sharing of healthcare information. The research is being conducted by the University of Maryland’s Gemstone Program, as well as the
Robert H. Smith School of Business.

We are asking college-aged undergraduate students (ages 18-24) participate.
Please be assured that your answers are confidential. Individuals who participate will not be identified. Additionally, no actual healthcare information will be used; all data will be based upon hypothetical scenarios.

Students who participate will be compensated by $10 for participation as well as up to an additional $10 based upon decisions made in the experiment. Experiments
will require one hour to complete. Participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis.

All sessions will take place in 3518 Van Munching Hall.

Sessions will take place:

December 3rd at 7:30pm
December 4th at 7:30 pm
You can contact us to sign up to participate by filling out the google form
linked below:

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Charles R. Drew Pre-Med/Health Society final GBM!

The Charles R. Drew Pre-Med/Health Society will be having our final GBM!

We will be having our inductions for all our members!
Did you meet all of our membership requirements for the semester?
Make sure to come to our inductions to receive recognition for a job well done!
And remember, members new and old will be inducted as long as they have met the requirements!

The meeting is this Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 in Benjamin Banneker room B.

The Maryland Shakespeare Players: FREE SHOW

Do you like tales of deception, vengeance, monsters, or magic? Come and see The Maryland Shakespeare Players production of The Tempest! The shows will be November 30 at 8pm, December 1 at 8pm, and December 2 at 4pm. All shows will take place in the Atrium in Stamp Student Union and the best part- they’re all FREE!  So come and entertain yourself with a night of Shakespearean comedy.

Circle K International ELIMINATE project

Circle K International will be collecting donations for the ELIMINATE project, while giving out cool ELIMINATE flowers.

What is ELIMINATE about?
ELIMINATE is a project dedicated to the cause of eliminating Maternal Neonatal Tetanus; a fatal disease that kills a baby every 9 minutes. By donating only $1.80  you can purchase a vaccination that can save a baby's life and gives the mother immunity to the disease.

We will be outside of STAMP on Tuesday and Thursday between 11:00am & 3:00pm at the tables so show your support by donating just a few dollars or any change you have in your pocket. We will also be handing out handmade flowers symbolizing the ELIMINATE project as a memento (great for gifts!!).

Learn About Lung Cancer

***Friday 11/30 8-10am Grand Ballroom Lounge in Stamp*** 
Learn about lung cancer: the leading cause of cancer death in the US for both men and women, and the most under-funded. Learn about the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act and make a difference by contacting Congress. Tobacco use accounts for over 80% of lung cancer deaths. Learn about UMD's smoking ban, and take a survey about it. 
Share your new knowledge with others on a balloon.

Send email:

FREE Screening of 50/50 at Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Union

This thursday UMD AMSA and YACS (Young Adult Cancer Support) will be hosting a FREE screening of 50/50 at the Grand Ballroom Lounge in the Stamp Student Union. 50/50 stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original comedy about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. 

Donations for the Ulman Cancer Fund, an organization supporting young adults in their journey through cancer, will be collected before the show. The show starts at 6:30! We can't wait to see you there!

Bioscience Day 2012 in the Stamp Student Union

"Understanding Life"
Tuesday November 27, 2012
Stamp Student Union

This Free event features a keynote lecture at 5:00 pm in the Colony Ballroom
"On Growth and Form - A Physical Basis for Morphogenesis" 
L. Mahadevan
de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics,
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,
Professor of Physics,
Harvard University

Other presentations begin at 2:00 pm in the Colony Ballroom:
"A Systems Biotechnological Interrogation of Quorum Sensing: Opportunities for Altering the Microbiome" By William Bentley
"Molecular Insights on Aging from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome" by Kan Cao
“RNAs that Move Between Animal Cells to Control Genes” by Antony Jose
"How Do Cells Move? Chemistry Meets Mechanics" by Garegin Papoian
"Navigating in Dark Water: the Secret Lives of Cavefishes" by Daphne Soares

Networking Panel – to help guide you in your job search – 11:00 am in the Jimenez Room
Poster Session with lunch – see the work done by your faculty and peers – 11:30am in the Grand Ballroom

Innovation Corner – Professor Venture Fair – 12:00 n in the Grand Ballroom Lounge - Professors and inventors will pitch their inventions to local Venture Capitalists

MEDLIFE - Spanish Workshop (Special Event)

·         Date: Tuesday November 27
·         Time: 6-7pm
·         Location: Jimenez Room 1224

Pick up some Spanish skills, with a Pre-Trip meeting for those going on the Winter Break trip from 6:30-7:00pm (more information to follow). We encourage all students to attend, not just those going on the trip!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences
Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Coordinator –

The Beinecke Scholarship Program provides graduate study scholarships in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to JUNIORS of exceptional ability who have a high degree of financial need.

The Beinecke program seeks highly motivated and intellectually accomplished JUNIORS who plan to pursue graduate studies toward the Ph.D. in the arts, humanities, and social sciences after graduation. "Junior" means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2013 and August 2014.

FIELDS OF STUDY: The Beinecke program is open to students planning research-oriented Masters and Ph.D. studies in any fields in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Professionally-oriented degree programs in these fields ARE NOT supported.

FINANCIAL NEED: The Beinecke program seeks candidates who have a documented history of receiving significant need-based financial aid as an undergraduate. Candidates for nomination by the University of Maryland should be recipients of Pell Grants or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Candidates for the Beinecke Scholarship must be nominated by their university or college – the University of Maryland, College Park can nominate 1 outstanding junior annually to compete for a Beinecke Scholarship. To seek nomination, candidates must submit a complete draft of a Beinecke Scholarship application by February 4, 2013.

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Beinecke program by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.

Tuesday, November 27 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 28 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 28 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 29 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Who may apply: To be eligible for Beinecke Scholarship nomination, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career. Generally, a minimum GPA of 3.7 will be required for nomination; exceptions may be made in extraordinary cases.

  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree during the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • Have firm plans to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences after graduation.

  • Be a United States citizen or a US national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • Be a Pell Grant recipient as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of underlying financial need.

Award Amount: Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school.

Duration: Scholars must utilize all funding within five years.

Campus Deadline: February 4, 2013. This is the deadline for submitting a complete draft of a Beinecke application to be considered for University of Maryland, College Park nomination.



Join Rikudei Tzav on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at Hillel! Open to all levels!! 
.   November 28
.   Dec 5th
.   Dec 12th (maybe)

We will also be going to RikkudDC sessions in DC on Sundays. Contact us if you'd like a ride!

Israeli Dance is traditionally called Rikudei Am in Hebrew, meaning "folk dance". Since UMD's mascot is the turtle (tzav in Hebrew), we've combined the two to make Rikudei Tzav! 

Questions? Comments? Interested in getting involved? Email us at and check us out on Facebook!

Looking to gain international work experience next year? Apply to be the next Director of The Peace Project in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua!

Responsibilities include:
-Running the After School Day Camp (which includes tutoring, English classes, and recreational activities)
-Teaching English twice a week at the local primary school
-Recruiting and coordinating volunteers
-Securing financial resources for the Peace Project and managing project funds
-Ensuring the sustainability of the Peace Project
-Pursing The Peace Project's mission
-The position is a minimum 1 year commitment.

Qualifications include:
-Spoken and written FLUENCY in English and Spanish
-Experience working with kids
-Teaching experience (formal or informal)
-International travel experience (preferably in Central America)
-A commitment to working for, practicing, and creating peace

The Peace Project, founded in August 2011 by 3 UMD alumni, works with the youth of Laguna de Apoyo in order to achieve its mission of:

1. Providing English language instruction and reinforcing the local educational efforts to expand future job opportunities.

2. Creating a culture of peaceful conflict resolution and positive communication.

3. Developing a greater awareness and open-mindedness of new ideas and cultures.

Check out the project website for more info:

Job Benefits:
A free room and all meals are provided by the Apoyo Cultural Center. The Director is responsible for her/his other expenses including airfare. S/he is highly encouraged to fundraise for a living stipend.

Interviews are being conducted through November 26th.  The Director must be able to start in December 2012 or early January 2013 at the very latest. Apply ASAP.

Catalina Marshall
Directora del Proyecto de Paz
Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

Maryland Neuroscience Society Meeting

Maryland Neuroscience Society is having a meeting today, Monday the 26th. The meeting will be a member led discussion on the neural basis of ADHD. Come out and partake in this fun and interesting discussion led by some of our own members! The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the Art-Sociology Building, room 2309. See you all there!!

Charles R. Drew Pre-Med/Health Society

The Charles R. Drew Pre-Med/Health Society will be having our final GBM!

We will be having our inductions for all our members!
Did you meet all of our membership requirements for the semester?
Make sure to come to our inductions to receive recognition for a job well done!
And remember, members new and old will be inducted as long as they have met the requirements!

The meeting is this Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 in Benjamin Banneker room B.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Calling all soon-to-be Graduates! Peace Corps is seeking dedicated people

Help a Community in Need, Gain Valuable Technical and Language Skills, and Become a Marketable in the World Economy – Peace Corps is seeking dedicated people to fill thousands of program assignments around the world.  Secure your post-graduation job today.

Submit an Application by November 29 at to be considered for an assignment departing by Fall 2013.

Professional and Personal benefits include:

- Deferment of some student loans
- Free medical and dental care in service
- Grad school programs with financial assistance
- Federal jobs advantage after service
- Two years of international work experience
-  More than $7,000 upon completion of Peace Corps

More about Peace Corps:
Volunteers of all backgrounds and ages are serving around the world, working on important global issues like food security, environmental conservation, education and youth development, HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention, poverty relief through economic development, women’s empowerment, and more.  Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old.

For questions, contact the Peace Corps Mid-Atlantic Regional Office at or 1-855.855.1961. Visit

To receive Peace Corps event updates and information, sign up at

Engage with Peace Corps at: Facebook || Twitter || YouTube  || Flickr || Tumblr || LinkedIn

Graduating seniors: Want to change the world -- or know someone who does?

Applications are officially open for AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, a unique one-year program for people 21-26 combining work for justice, leadership development, Jewish learning, and community building. Learn about AVODAH and how to spend the next year fighting poverty in one of our four cities around the country! Watch this video and find out more at

Meet current corps members and alumni on an upcoming conference call, more information here. 

2 Clicks Away from CASH or an iPad!!

Did you know that nobody knows exactly how the flu is spread? Join the historic UMD Got Flu? Study, that aims to uncover when and how the flu virus is transmitted. You do not need to have to the flu to join, all you need is a computer or smart phone. It takes less than 5 minutes to register online and even less time to answer our two weekly questions regarding any flu symptoms you may have (only 2 clicks a week!!). Simple, quick, and easy!

To register for the Got Flu? surveillance study, go to By answering the two weekly questions you are entered into the following raffles:

Each week, four $25 drawings
Every four weeks, two $75 drawings
In January, two iPad drawings

If you catch the flu, don’t wait! You could be compensated $20-100 in cash to submit samples. Call 424-2GOTFLU or go to now to register and help make scientific history!

Federal Internship Opportunity (Department of the Interior)

Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Paid: Yes
Hours: Flexible, 15+ hours a week
Department: Budget and Administration
Major(s): Business preferred, open to all
Description: This is an opportunity to intern with the Department of the Interior in one of their field offices located in Annapolis, Maryland. The majority of the work expected will be related to assisting with the office's budget and learning the management operations within a field office. The hours are flexible for students as this is an spring semester internship, but there is the possibility for extension of the internship period. This is a great opportunity for the applicant to get their foot in the door with the federal government, and a great learning experience in a fun environment. 

Should anyone have questions related to this position, please email your inquiry. If you would like to apply to this position please send your resume and a brief paragraph stating your interest to the email as well.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Monday, November 26, 2012 . 7:30PM

Nolan Williams, Jr. photo courtesy of NEWorks Productions

Join us for a conversation about Christmas and holiday traditions in communities of the African Diaspora.
This Creative Dialogue is held in conjunction with the presentation of “Christmas Gift!”, an original Nolan Williams, Jr./NEWorks production featuring new and traditional yuletide music and dramatic readings.
This family- and community-oriented event draws its inspiration from the first compilation of African-American Christmas themed literature, Christmas Gif': An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs, and Stories, which was published in 1963.

HONR209R: Mr. Shakespeare Goes to Hollywood

Honors College Spring 2013 Online Course

HONR209R: Mr. Shakespeare Goes to Hollywood
  Kimberly Coles, Department of English

With the success of Shakespeare as a screenwriter, this online course will explore Shakespeare in film. Through readings of Shakespeare plays and their cinematic adaptations, we will consider whether (and how) the storytelling is aided, or inhibited, by the conditions of filmmaking—and indeed how Shakespeare himself has become our contemporary. In spite of Jonson’s claim that “He was not of an age, but for all time,” Shakespeare had a very local habitation. What precisely is interesting about Shakespeare, then, is not that he is “timeless” but how—and perhaps more importantly, why—he is reinterpreted at various times. A sustained inquiry of the course will be the various media, in different periods, in which Shakespeare has been produced. Assignments will involve comparing printed play-texts with the various filmed versions and thinking about the choices made as Shakespeare is produced in a medium he never could have imagined. Filmmakers will include: Kenneth Branagh, Akira Kurosowa, Baz Lurhmann, and Orsen Welles.

The class is entirely situated in an online environment, and students will be assessed on their participation in class discussion (conducted on discussion board), blog entries and collaborative work. Students will be asked to write short response papers and three essays of 4, 6, and 8 pages respectively. 

Terps Roots and Shoots of the Jane Goodall Institute

Terps Roots and Shoots of the Jane Goodall Institute will be holding their last general body meeting of the semester on ***Monday, November 26 at 8 p.m. in Margaret Brent Room A in the Stamp Student Union*** Hope to see you all there!

Pre-Medical Society: LAST Meeting 11/27

We will be having our LAST meeting of the semester on
***Tuesday, 11/27 at 5:30pm in 0105 JMZ.***
 A Kaplan MCAT instructor will talk about the MCATs, how Kaplan can improve your score, and tips for Med School applications. PLEASE pre-register for this meeting at to ensure that we will have enough materials for you.
 Remember, to be an active member, you must have at least 3 meeting points and 8 service points. Toward Finals week, we will send out an online survey where you input information about the hours you collected outside of our society.

Have a great Thanksgiving break!

UMD's Pre-Medical Society
Send email:
Office hours: Stamp Student Involvement Suite 0207D
Wed 10am-3pm and Thu 11am-2pm