Thursday, February 28, 2013

Charity Hockey Game with members of the USA Warriors

Summer study abroad options for Honors students - apply by March 1, 2013!

  • China - Exploring Confucius China - - Students will study Chinese culture in areas such as history, arts, Taichi, opera, cuisine, calligraphy and music, take excursions to Confucian sites,  and visits to important cultural sites, such as Beijing, Qufu, and the sacred mountain of Tai Shan! In addition, students are eligible for nomination to the Tsinghua summer camp where they can volunteer and earn a stipend for 4 weeks in Beijing prior to the start of the UMD course!
    **10 admitted students will receive $500 scholarships thanks to generous support from the Confucius Institute**
  • Ireland - James Joyce's Dublin -
    Use James Joyces novel Ulysses as a springboard to explore the city of Dublin, its culture, history, politics and society. Live each historical reference while walking through the eighteen chapters of the book. In each chapter youll follow in the footsteps of the main characters as they travel through different sections of Dublin.
  • Croatia - At the Doorsteps of the European Union - Leaving Behind the Memories of War & Communism -
    This program starts in Dubrovnik investigating George Bernard Shaws quote, "those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik." Travel along the Dalmatian coast to reach the island Vis, where we will join a group of students from the University of Zagreb. We will will spend several days exploring the city of Split and its continues urban development since it was founded by the last emperor of Rome in the 4th century. Finally, we will come to the capital city of Zagreb, getting acquainted with the countrys socioeconomic development and geopolitical progress and readiness to enter the EU in July 2013. We will visit several historical and environmental attractions, investigate human and settlement development, attend lectures, and learn about Croatias geomorphology by visiting the natural wonders of the Karst region. 
  • Italy - Landscape Architecture, Architecture & Music
    Investigate Italy through the study of historical town planning, public piazzas, landscape architecture, music, and architecture, in this three-week, three-credit course sponsored by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. You will communicate their observations, reactions, and knowledge of the sites visited throughout Italy. Each student will keep a sketch book/journal (provided) and be requested to discuss their observations in a daily class meeting. There will be language classes for an hour each day.

Want college credit for a Washington internship? Interested in public policy? Intrigued by the idea of a career in public service? Apply *now* to the Federal Semester Program for 2013-2014!

In this selective year-long program, students take a fall-semester seminar in one of four policy-focused concentrations: Foreign Policy, Homeland Security Policy, Federal Health Policy, and Energy/Environmental Policy.  They then work a spring-semester internship in federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, non-profits, or other policy-related organizations.  Federal Semester students have interned in such agencies as the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many, many more.  Year-round program activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.

For details and application form, go to Contacts: ; Dr. Joan Burton, Director (; Megan Monserez, Coordinator (  First round of applications due APRIL 5.

Taste of Limmud - SUNDAY

Have you always been interested in Jewish a cappella? Intrigued by tai chi, and interested in practicing it with a Jewish twist? How about learning the cool aspects of Judaism?
At UMD's Taste of Limmud, you can choose to participate in any of these sessions! 

Limmud is a program that began in England in 1980 and is now being run in 26 countries around the world, impacting over 30,000 people. It is an opportunity for Jews from all different background to come together and learn in an engaging, open environment. Limmud is not affiliated with any strand of Judaism.

THIS SUNDAYMarch 3rd. 12:00-1:30Hillel. Be there.

Bagels, lox, cream cheese, orange juice, and coffee. Uniting the Maryland Jewish community. What could be better? Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Check out the facebook event and invite your friends! Any and all questions can be directed to Judy Gerstenblith at

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

American Medical Women’s Association

Interested in pursuing a career in the medical field? Looking for a great way to get involved on campus and with service while also meeting a group of fun, motivated women? All female undergraduates are invited to attend an interest meeting for the American Medical Women’s Association. AMWA functions at the local, national, and international level and is dedicated to advancing women in medicine and advocating for different women’s health issues. Come out on February 28th to learn more about this exciting new organization at UMD! Meeting will be held in Room 1125, LaPlata Hall and cupcakes will be served. We can’t wait to meet you!

 For questions or more info please contact:

Take a Survey (Help Someone in Professional Writing)

Here is a link to our survey.  It is just 6 questions and would take less than five minutes to complete.

SEE presents Eric Hutchinson and Dale and the ZDubs Live at Ritchie

SEE presents the 2013 spring semester concert featuring singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson. Born in Washington, DC and raised in nearby Takoma Park, Hutchinson released two albums before achieving mainstream success with the feel-good "Sounds Like This" (2008), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart behind the hit single "Rock and Roll." Hutchinson's fourth album, "Moving Up Living Down," was released in April 2012.
 To learn more about Eric Hutchinson please visit:
Check out some of Eric Hutchinson’s videos:
Rock and Roll:
The Basement:
Watching You Watch Him:
DC reggae-rock band Dale and the ZDubs will be opening for Eric Hutchinson. To learn more about DZD, please visit
 This event is open to the public. Tickets for students will be $9 and non-students will be $25. Tickets will be on sale 2/7 in the Hoff ticket office and online at

Build your public speaking skills with *Hear the Turtle Toastmasters!

From job interviews, to class presentations, to 
networking events and parties, the need to speak 
and present yourself confidently follows you

Hear the Turtle is the UMD chapter of Toastmasters 
International, an organization with 280,000 members 
in 116 countries, dedicated to developing members’ 
communication and leadership skills.

We meet 2-3pm Fridays in the St. Mary’s Hall (Language 
House) Multipurpose Room. Look us up or submit 
questions via Facebook 

ProDev is hosting Activista! Action Aid International

This Wednesday February 27th 
7:00pm - 8:00pm Jimenez room 1122 

Come learn how you can get involved in a global youth network doing creative campaigns in more than 25 countries. 
"We are starting the Global Platform USA, where American students will have the opportunity to take part in international campaign courses with activists from around the world.
This is your chance to explore in-depth the impact of US policies on developing countries, and learn how to take action and campaign for international justice and fair policies with fellow international activists!"

Stay tuned afterwards to learn how you can get involved in ProDev's executive committees! 
There will be FREE FOOD. 

Indian Students Association Charity Dinner

Indian Students Association
March 4th, 6:30 pm at the Grand Ballroom in Stamp. 

 Come and enjoy a delicious ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Indian buffet catered by Washingtonian's Top 100 Restaurants -- Indique Heights!

The menu will include chole, rice, daal, naan, shahi paneer, and butter chicken!

ALL proceeds will be going to SSSMILE Village in India to benefit rural development of impoverished communities.

Doors will open at 6:30pm followed by performances.

This is our largest event of the year and tickets go fast, we will not be able to "hold tickets" at the door unfortunately, all tickets MUST be purchased in advance.

Tickets will be available for $10 outside of Stamp on:
Monday February 25th - Friday March 1st from 10am-3pm
bought online for $11 at bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick& hosted_button_id=EJBPFXTASBA5J


CFHI is a nonprofit recognized by the United Nations that provides global health internships that support local communities.  CFHI staff will be visiting the University of Maryland and hosting an information session on March 12.

CFHI Global Health Internships Info Session: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 • 4-5pm, Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center & The President's Promise.  For more info and to RSVP:

Can't make it? Join a CFHI program info webinar online and learn about CFHI 20+ programs, scholarships and more. Select dates throughout the year -upcoming Feb 28 & March 12- and hear from alumni and staff. Webinar details:

CFHI) is a nonprofit that offers socially responsible Global Health Education Programs for students of  all levels interested in health or medicine. Through CFHI participants go on 4-16 week placements alongside local healthcare professionals in  underserved communities.  Participants rotate through clinics and hospitals, attend medical lectures, and become immersed in the  healthcare system of the community. Over 50% of CFHI program fees go back to underserved communities abroad.

 Questions?  Email or call 415-957-9000, CFHI's Facebook Page:

Get the CFHI Email Newsletter

CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.

The Jewish-Muslim Alliance will be hosting a FREE dinner

The Jewish-Muslim Alliance will be hosting a FREE dinner this coming Tuesday in STAMP! Come engage in interesting dialogue with Jewish and Muslim students from the Middle East who are visiting for a leadership trip. There are only five spots left--RSVP quickly!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Community Roots and Justice at Maryland THIS THURSDAY!

6-8 pm 1101 Tydings Hall.
This week (2/28), Community Roots and Justice at Maryland will be joined by Aslam and Heni, former Adidas Workers at PT Kizone, an Indonesian Adidas factory that supplied apparel for UMCP and other US universities. They're coming to speak out about their struggle for Adidas to pay $1.8 million in severance pay to 2,800 former PT Kizone workers. Together with UMCP students, Aslam and Heni will call on us to take action against Adidas.
More information:

Engineering Modern Medical Devices – The Road from Novel Idea to Commercial Product

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:00 – 5:00pm, Biosciences Research Building, Room1103
Sign-up for dinner and discussion with the speaker following the lecture here:

Presented by Wesley G. Lawson, Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Hosted by the Marquee Courses in Science and Technology
Medical devices save lives, promote health, relieve pain and define a billion dollar industry in the US. Dr. Lawson will introduce the science and technology behind the development of devices such as those used in treatment for migraines and breast cancer surgery. In an interactive lecture Dr. Lawson will challenge the audience to play the role of venture capitalists in consideration of the ethical, economic, social, and legal issues that impact successful product development. Time for questions and discussion with Dr. Lawson will follow the lecture.

MEDLIFE Presents Dr. Eric R. Sundel, M.D.

Location: Hornbake Library Non-Print Media Services Room J
Date/Time: 8PM - Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 

MEDLIFE UMD is proud to host Dr. Eric R. Sundel, a pediatric hospitalist at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. This past Winter, Dr. Sundel traveled with UMD students to volunteer at the MEDLIFE clinic in Riobamba, Ecuador. His perspective as a practicing physician is extraordinarily unique! In his presentation, he will be discussing his observations on community health in Ecuador, highlighting his clinical and service experiences during his time with MEDLIFE. We especially encourage your attendance if you are interested in going on a clinic this summer or are signed up for the Spring Break clinic! There will also be time for personal questions for academic and professional support!

Roundtable Discussion: ""Should I Stay or Should I Go? Explaining Variation in Western Jihadists' Choice between Domestic and Foreign Fighting"

START-- The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism--is pleased to invite you to attend a special round table session with Dr. Thomas Hegghammer, one of the foremost scholars of violent jihadist ideology and practice. The session will take place on Wednesday February 27th from 12 noon to 12:45. We will be providing a light lunch during the session which will take place at the START offices at 8400 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 250. This event is open to all UMD staff, faculty and students, as well as interested alumni. 

Please RSVP to by 5 pm on Tuesday, February 26th.
The title of his talk will be "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Explaining Variation in Western Jihadists' Choice between Domestic and Foreign Fighting", based on his American Political Science Review  article of the same name, available at:
Dr. Hegghammer’s online profile is available at:

Engineers Without Borders

EWB Member Development Meetings:

Want to get more involved in EWB? Looking to learn more about the organization in general? Or just looking for a good time with fun people and free popcorn?  Come out to our first Member Development Meeting this Wednesday at 5:30 pm in EGR0110. This week we will be watching an EWB webinar, “Principles of Community Development,” and discussing community development and aid.

THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE: A Panel Discussion with Distinguished Scholar/Teachers

Monday, February 25, 2013

Black Myths: Reshaping Perceptions


Join Rikudei Tzav for our bi-weekly Israeli Dance session, this Wednesday from 6-7pm in the Hillel Multipurpose Room! We'll be doing everything from 
traditional to modern, circles to line dances. Open to all!

We'll be holding sessions at the same time every other week, so we hope you can join us!

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

Like to write? Come join The Munch

Like to write? Come join The Munch -- the Smith School of Business' official newspaper. Our assignment meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 25, at 5 pm in room 3200 of Knight Hall. We welcome all writers, so don't hesitate to attend! If you have any questions, email Tanya Kapoor at

March of Dimes Meeting

March of Dimes Meeting this Monday February 25th at 7pm in Room 0302 H in Hornbake Library!!

Are you pre-med? Interested in volunteering at the NICU? Want to network with March of Dimes chapter staff and meet inspirational people and go to conference nationwide?
Then join the March of Dimes Collegiate Council at
UMD! Every year, nearly half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country's premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years.That's serious cause for concern. Premature birth costs more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families.
Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns.
The March of Dimes is the biggest non profit organization dedicated to preventing premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality though fundraising, advocacy, and research. Since abolishing polio, the foundation has moved its focus to premature birth and infant mortality.
If you want to be added to the list-serve email

Pre-Med Society’s 2nd GBM! Ever think about becoming a surgeon?

Join us Tuesday, 2/26 in Jimenez Hall, Room 0105 at 5:30pm.
The Pre-Medical Society is hosting a banana-suturing event,
led by Dr. Capt. Macri of the US Navy! Dr. Capt. Macri will teach you how to properly suture an opening and how to tie it off properly. In addition, Dr. Capt. Macri and other representatives will give a brief presentation about medical opportunities in the Navy and will also be available to discuss MCAT tips and provide advice on how to make your application to medical school more competitive.

Suturing will be on a first come, first serve basis but all are welcome to observe.

Become a UNIV100/101 Teaching Assistant!

University Honors is recruiting students to teach HONR100, a 1-credit colloquium course offered to new Honors Terps.  HONR100 Section Leaders teach a section of the course, mentor new students, and serve as a campus resource.  

To be a Section Leader, you must be in the Honors College and must have completed HONR100, UNIV100/H, or equivalent.  All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Section Leaders earn three credits for HONR358A by teaching the course.

Applications are available online at:

Application deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 10.  Questions? Contact Liza Lebrun at

Be an HONR100 Section Leader

University Honors is recruiting students to teach HONR100, a 1-credit colloquium course offered to new Honors Terps.  HONR100 Section Leaders teach a section of the course, mentor new students, and serve as a campus resource.  

To be a Section Leader, you must be in the Honors College and must have completed HONR100, UNIV100/H, or equivalent.  All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Section Leaders earn three credits for HONR358A by teaching the course.

Applications are available online at:

Application is due: Friday, March 8.  Questions? Contact Liza Lebrun at

Mr. PACman 2013

Saturday March 2, 8 pm
CSPAC band room
Who do YOU think will be the next Mr. PACman?? 
For those who don't know: the men of CSPAC will be vying for your vote! Join us for a hilarious night of fun competition as the boys try to out-perform each other. And hey, you won't even need 20 dollars in your pocket. 

The Hosts: Past participants Scott AuCoin & Dan Vaughn
The Theme: Thrift Store Chic. What does it mean? Come to find out...and make sure you wear your granddad's clothes. 

Sponsored by the lovely ladies of Sigma Alpha Iota! Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. 

Pack Lunches for the Homeless at 6:30pm in JMZ0220

Today CKI will be preparing bagged lunches for Central Union Mission so if you are looking for an opportunity to help out those in need then come help us pack lunches for an emergency shelter in DC. This is an awesome way to give back to the community!

What is CKICKI stands for Circle K International and is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship,organization in the world. If you are passionate about service then come out tonight and see how you can:

-Make new friends! -Become a leader!
-Make an impact in the community
-Share your passion for service

~Live to serve,Love to serve.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Career Exploration Help

It is that time in the semester when you may be thinking of registration for next semester, that summer internship (but doing what???) , or your career future after graduation (Grad school? A job? But what field???).  Students have found these services offered by the University Counseling Center helpful in clarifying and focusing career directions with regard to choosing an academic major, a career after graduation, and/or deciding on graduate education. It’s pretty difficult to make these decisions unless you know what you want! So here are some options to help you get focused:

Majors Walk-In on Wednesdays through April 24th for students who aren’t sure of their academic majors or aren’t sure they can be successful in their intended or current major. Students can walk-in without an appointment anytime 1-3pm on Wednesdays, (with the exception of  March 20 and 27). You will be introduced and oriented to SIGI 3 is a self-paced career information system where you can identify careers and majors that would be suitable to your interests, values and personality.

Career Discovery Zone on Select Thursdays in March/April. This 5-session workshop series explores topics like how to charge of career future, how your interests and skills align with potential career paths, how your values can unlock doors to your career future, how to manage stresses and barriers when you are in the midst of any career decision,  and more! No registration needed, just show up to one or all of the workshops. See the attached flyer or call the Counseling Center (301-314-7651) for additional information and dates.

Individual Career Counseling by Appointment. As always, if you want more individual support as you explore academic majors, career paths, graduate schools or other career-related decisions, individual career counseling and career assessments can be very beneficial.  Individual counseling is also helpful if you are experiencing other stressors such as academic difficulty, health issues, family or personal concerns, as well as career questions. Call us now to make an appointment: 301-314-7651.

And did you know that you can get credit for exploring your career future?? Check these two courses out:

EDCP 108c: Choosing a Major-1 cr. Several sections of this course are offered both fall and spring semesters. Students can explore majors (and careers) that are consistent with their interests, values, and academic goals within a small, interactive classroom setting. Best suited to 1st and 2nd year students; juniors by permission. Sections are limited to 20 students.

EDCP 499a:Transition to Careers in a Global Workplace-2 cr. This course is offered to juniors and seniors who need to clarify career and educational plans following graduation. Best suited for upper-level students who are ready to explore career paths in preparation for seeking internship, jobs, and graduate education. Because of continued high demand for this course, register early!

Don’t leave your career future to chance—take advantage of these services to help you focus your efforts and make decisions that will enhance your future!

Linda K. Gast, PhD, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Counselor
University Counseling Center
Asst. Professor (affiliate)
Counseling, Higher Education, & International Education
University of Maryland
1129 Shoemaker Building
College park, MD 20742
Tele:  301-314-7668
Fax:   301-314-9206


Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work at Maryland’s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, May 1, 2013!

This year Undergraduate Research Day will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union, so your work will reach the widest possible audience.

The Undergraduate Research Day poster session will run from 1 to 4 pm on May 1, with set-up beginning at 12 noon. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research – including creative and performing arts – are welcome!

Submitting a proposal is free and easy – you can find the form on the MCUR homepage at – the deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, April 15 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

If you have questions, please contact us at

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


Do you have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishment? Do you have exceptional public service and leadership experiences? Do you have a strong, focused interest in graduate studies? Do you aspire to make a difference in the world?

If you believe you have these strengths and aims, and would like to learn more about competing for a chance to spend 2 years studying at a major university in the United Kingdom, plan to attend one of our Rhodes and Marshall scholarship information workshops – students in any class year or major are welcome to attend:

Wednesday, February 27 at 12 noon– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Thursday, February 28 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Friday, March 1 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to

Very interested but can’t attend a workshop? Send a message to to arrange an alternate time. You may also visit the Rhodes website here: and the Marshall website here:

The Rhodes and Marshall scholarships are among the best known and most prestigious scholarship opportunities open to rising seniors, graduating seniors and recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park. Each provides full support for 2 years of graduate study in the UK.

ELIGIBILITY: Generally, to apply you must be a US citizen; a current Junior, graduating Senior, or recent grad; and have a min. GPA of 3.7 – other eligibility requirements specific to the Rhodes and Marshall programs are detailed on their websites – Nomination is required for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships.

NOMINATION PROCESS: To apply for a Rhodes or Marshall scholarship you must be nominated by the UK Post-Graduate Fellowships Committee of the University of Maryland, College Park. To be considered for nomination candidates must submit complete nomination applications to no later than August 15. Details of the nomination application requirements will be presented at the workshops listed above and may also be requested by writing to

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

Beyond College: A Plan for Graduate School Success program

Based on a collaboration with the McNair Program/AAP, The Career Center & the President’s Promise, Teach for America, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, the Beyond College Academy will launch in March.

Program Description
Beyond College: A Plan for Graduate School Success will be an academy-like, certification program comprised of a series of seminars and workshops to educate University of Maryland students of color about the pathways to graduate school, including law, medical, dental and pharmacy professional schools. Specific topics will include the graduate school admissions process, introduction to graduate school exams (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT), developing a competitive personal statement and resume, financing graduate school, an overview of UMD graduate programs, branding and social meeting and faculty and graduate student perspectives. The Academy will culminate in a celebratory event with awards and certificates for participants.  Networking opportunities with various campus organizations will also be available.

Event Details

Join us for our Kick-off Reception for the Beyond College: A Plan for Graduate School Success program. Learn about how to become part of an exciting graduate school preparation academy comprised of a series of seminars and workshops about the pathways to graduate school, including law, medical, dental and pharmacy professional schools.

Our Kick-Off Event will be held on Wednesday, March 6 from 5pm – 7pm in the University Career Center Resource Room. We are asking students to RSVP by clicking HERE.  

Also, applications to the Beyond College Academy are being accepted through Friday, March 1. If students would like to apply, they can click HERE.

Engineering Co-op or Part-time Job !

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

The Computational Bioscience and Engineering Laboratory (CBEL) has a co-op (Pathways program) job opening for a qualified student in the fields of electrical or computer engineering. CBEL is an advanced research and development organization that supports cutting edge biomedical research activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CBEL is involved in a wide range of research areas including: electronics, data acquisition, optics, robotics, image and signal processing, software engineering, algorithm development, and instrumentation prototype development.

The co-op will assist in the design and development of advanced biomedical instrumentation used in research projects at the NIH. The student will work ‘hands-on’ in a laboratory involved in a wide range of technologies such as: digital signal and video processing; digital and analog circuit design; opto-electronics; programmable logic devices; application specific software development; and rapid 3D prototyping. This exciting position will enable the student to immediately apply knowledge gained in the classroom towards important projects in biomedical research.

Applicants must be willing to work a minimum of one year. Required work hours are 16 hours/week minimum during school semesters and 40 hours/per week during the summer months.

Please send a resume to:
Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers
Interested candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of the Pathways program
U.S. Citizenship is required
Undergraduate and Graduate Level Applicants Accepted

China: Exploring Confucius' China

CHIN 219/ HONR 258M (3 credits, deadline: Mar. 1)
Summer 2013 dates July 19 - August 10
Information session: Monday, Feb. 25, 5:30-6:30 pm in 0106 St. Mary's Hall $500 Scholarship for the first 10 admitted students!!!
If you are interested in learning Chinese language and culture, consider participating in the program this Summer. There is also a 3-week English-teaching opportunity at a university to earn some money before this course starts. Please check for more information or contact the Program Director Dr. Phoenix Liu at <>.

Sabbath Fellowship

 Every year the University of Maryland Adventist Student Fellowship (ASF) invites students to join them and worship together on campus. This year's will be held at the Jimenez Room at the Stamp Student Union from 9:30am - 3pm. I hope you can join us.  Please contact for more information. Thank you.

FULBRIGHT - Opportunities for English Teaching and Study/Research Abroad

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates! Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities during the 2014-15 academic year?

Learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1700 Fulbright grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to


Friday, February 22 at 4:00 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Monday, February 25  at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Tuesday, February 26  at 4:00 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to


Thursday, February 21 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Friday, February 22 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Monday, February 25 at 4:00 pm– at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Tuesday, February 26 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

There are two types of Fulbright grants:

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa;  A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 3, 2013 – contact us at for details.

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

Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Why not?

Monday February 25, 2013 at 5pm in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall, CSPAC (Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
Jim Undercofler, former President and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra and current Artistic Director of the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland, will discuss entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities and challenges in the arts and with non-profit organizations more broadly.  Mr. Undercofler is a consultant to create a new master of arts degree in entrepreneurship in the arts, as well as undergraduate programs in leadership and advocacy, and as adjunct faculty in the RH Smith School of Business.    Sponsored by the School of Music and the Honors College Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.  

Peer Leadership Council

The Peer Leadership Council is currently seeking new members, and our application is live!

The Peer Leadership Council (PLC) is a trained group of undergraduate and graduate students who deliver leadership experiences to other students through a series of workshops, institutes, and conferences. PLC participation provides an opportunity to serve the campus community, apply personal leadership skills, and develop an awareness of self.

PLC works collaboratively to develop students’ capacities to be social change agents, critical thinkers, and life-long learners through challenging and engaging leadership learning opportunities.
Applications are due: March 6, 2013 by 11:59 pm.  To apply, click on the link below:

Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions, and we look forward to receiving your application!

Social Enterprise Symposium

WHAT:   REGISTRATION DEADLINE for the 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium
WHERE: Stamp Student Union, the University of Maryland, College Park
WHEN:   March 1, 2013  |  10 am - 7 pm
You know the scoop! The 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (#SES13) is right around the corner - March 1, 2013!  We couldn't be more excited.  As a reminder here's just a few of the amazing people joining us on March 1:
  • Elysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Stewardship, CLIF Bar
  • Dave Stangis, VP Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Campbell Soup
  • Jonathon Atwood, VP Sustainable Living & Corporate Communications, Unilever
  • Lisa Hall, President & CEO, Calvert Foundation

to reserve your spot.
The deadline is February 26 at 11:59 PM.  

And don't forget - new this year is a Professionals' Networking Lunch beginning at Noon.  This is your chance to meet others in the #SOCENT space and potentially rub elbows with Symposium speakers and sponsors.

For more information on the event, including speaker bios and a complete agenda, visit the Social Enterprise Symposium website.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Calling all female musicians!

Would you like to participate in an all-female musical ensemble? Come to an interest meeting on Monday, February 25 @ 7:00pm  in room 2168 in CSPAC to find out more. All instruments and voices are welcome. Questions? Email Sara Johnson at sarajay144@gmail.comor Rachel McGrain at

Casino Night THIS Friday - Get tickets early for extra funny money!

The AWC Casino Night is THIS Friday!

What: The Association fo Women in Computing will be hosting a night full of blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, Texas Hold’em and much, much more. Faculty and staff will be dealing the tables; there will be lots of food and munchies; and the prizes are LEGIT! Ipad Mini, Roku2, Dr. Dre Headphones, and tons of other swag!
Where: CSIC First Floor
When: THIS Friday, February 22nd 5PM to 8PM
Feel free to bring your friends, roommates, cousins from out of town, etc.!

February 20 and 21st are your last chances to purchases tickets in advance (which = $100 extra in funny money!) in the Undergrad Office. You are also welcome to purchase tickets at the door.

Black Business Association networking reception

On Tuesday, February 26th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the Black Business Association will be hosting a networking reception with top companies like BB&T, Pepsi, Ernst & Young, Accenture, and Northwestern Mutual. This is a great opportunity to practice networking before the big career fair in Stamp next week and perhaps land your dream internship. Employers have been notified that this is the first time some students have ever been in a networking environment.

 Food will be served! This event will be catered by Jason's Deli.

Please RSVP HERE by February 24th. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to network and find out about prestigious career/internship opportunities. The attire is business professional.

Who can Attend: All students of all majors
When: Tuesday, February 26th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where Van Munching Hall, Third Floor Atrium
Who's Coming:  BB&T, Pepsi, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Northwestern Mutual, Teach for America, etc.