Friday, May 17, 2013

Are you still searching for Fall 2013 off-campus housing? It’s not too late to register for the summer Off-Campus Living Fair

Are you still searching for Fall 2013 off-campus housing? It’s not too late to register for the summer Off-Campus Living Fair where you can find out about current housing options! You might also meet a future roommate. 

The Off-Campus Living Fair is a FREE one-stop shop for incoming students, faculty, and staff to research their off-campus living options. As a housing seeker, you will get personal assistance with the what, when, and where of off-campus living, interact with integral campus departments, and meet other off-campus students and potential roommates. The fair is a perfect opportunity for you to get immediate answers to your all off-campus living questions!

An additional feature to this year’s fair is the ROOMMATE FINDER MIXER! This Mixer allows roommate seekers to talk with other UMD students who are looking for roommates in a fun setting. 

The Spring Off-Campus Living Fair will be held on:

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
4 - 6pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

You can now register online by visiting! For further information about the Off-Campus Living Fairs, please visit our website at or call our office at (301) 314-3645.

Interested in environmental health, justice, public health, disease, or climate change? Looking to take a summer course? Want one that is online?

Check out the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health’s summer course offerings on Testudo! The following courses will be offered this summer:
MIEH210: Environmental Justice, Racism, and Environmental Health Disparities: How where you live can kill you!
(3 credits) Offered online 5/28/13-7/07/13

MIEH215: The Built Environment and Public Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
(3 credits) Offered online 7/8/13-8/18/13

MIEH275: Global Environmental Health: How Our Fouled Fishbowl Impacts Human Health and How We Can Turn the Tide
(3 Credits) Offered online 7/8/13 – 8/18/13

MIEH280: Community Engagement, Citizen Science to Participatory Action Research-Saving the World One Community At a Time
(3 credits) Offered in-person during Summer II 2013 7/8/13-8/16/13

MIEH321: Syphilis to SARS: Climate Change, Development and Emergence of Infectious Diseases
(3 credits) Offered online 7/8/13-8/18/13

 Sign up and check out the classes at

 Contact Maurice Rocque ( for syllabi and more details.

Student Seeking Summer Carpool to McLean

My name is Maddy and I am a rising senior studying Government & Politics. I'll be commuting to McLean this summer for a internship, but am without a car. If you'll be headed that way from campus, I'm willing to pay $20-30/week to carpool. Please contact me at if interested.

Undergraduate Research Conference: "Urban Challenges: building healthy, smart and & creative cities for the future"

Dates: July 8, 2013 through July 12, 2013

Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Conference Details: More than half of the world’s population now lives in large urban areas and this number will increase in the years to come. The growth of the urban population and the dynamic nature of cities around the world give rise to an abundance of interesting research questions and challenges that are of particular interest for the future generation of researchers. Key issues for modern cities range from public health, logistics, safety, governance, migration, diversity and cultural dynamics to design and creativity. The conference will provide the opportunity for three outstanding undergraduates to showcase their research to an international audience of fellow students and staff.

Location Details: The Amsterdam metropolitan region offers an inspiring environment for bringing together a select group of bright young students to share their ideas, knowledge and perspectives on this wide range of challenging issues. Moreover, 2013 will be a special year for Amsterdam as several extraordinary celebrations are foreseen, including the opening of the renovated Rijksmuseum and the 400th anniversary of the Canal Ring. The UvA will look for ways of combining the URC 2013 with one or more festive occasions taking place in Amsterdam at the same time.



Application materials required:
1. A 250 word abstract describing your research topic – must clearly indicate how it responds to the conference theme “Urban Challenges”
2. A resume ¬ please be sure to list all your research and research-related activities (including any presentations).
3. A brief summary of each of your current/previous research experiences, using this format for each experience listed:
[Dates of Participation] [Title of Project] [Name of Mentor or Supervisor]
[Description: in 200 words or fewer, explain the duration, degree, and significance of your involvement, including what responsibilities you had in the project, and what work was carried out collaboratively.]
4. Copies of any presentations or publications you have developed as a result of your research ¬ these may be submitted as attachments or (if the files are very large) as links to web-hosted documents.
5. Names and email address for two professors or research supervisors who know your work.

Specify whether you are interested in presenting orally or by poster.


Part-Time Position for Post-Bach PSYC Terp

The Department of Psychology and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences are thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a 2013 Moving Maryland Forward Grant.  The goal is to produce a series of online video modules that provide current and prospective minority students with virtual mentoring on success at the undergraduate level. Some modules will focus specifically on psychology while others on more general aspects of academics, professional development and preparation for graduate study.

The grant creates a part-time Project Manager position (Contingent I - 20 hours per week) to start mid- to late-June of 2013 through May of 2014.  The project manager will be responsible for:
§ Conducting literature reviews and summaries of research related to academic achievement disparities and interventions
§ Conducting focus group sessions with current and prospective students on this and other campuses
§ Developing and producing short video modules that address specific aspects of academic success at the undergraduate level.  These would include interviews with a diverse range of students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
§ A bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland (the work requires an intimate knowledge of this particular University)
§ A record of significant academic achievement in psychology
§ A record of involvement in independent study (e.g., internships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships)
§ Experience conducting literature reviews
§ Experience producing multimedia content (e.g., videos, online presentations, course content)
§ Experience designing and conducting survey and experimental research
§ A demonstrated interest in supporting student learning and success (e.g., peer mentor, teaching assistant, student affairs).
§ The ability to travel offsite to other schools in Maryland
§ A demonstrated ability to work independently and manage long-term projects within deadlines and budgets
§ Excellent communication skills

Special Consideration will be given to those who have:
§ Experience conducting focus group sessions or leading organizational meetings
§ Experience developing and evaluating persuasive campaigns
§ Advanced experience with interviewing a wide range of individuals
§ Advanced experience with video production (high-quality audio, filming, editing)
§ A demonstrated record of commitment to issues of diversity on and off campus
§ Experience with qualitative research
§ Experience with between-groups data analysis

To apply:
1.       Review the position requirements to ensure that you would make a strong candidate for this particular position.
2.       Familiarize yourself with the 2013 Moving Maryland Forward Grant RFP and our funded proposal
3.       Prepare a professional cover letter not exceeding two pages that discusses your interest in the position and your qualifications for it.  If you wish you may include links to projects that demonstrate your skills and experience.
4.       Email your letter to Dr. Scott Roberts ( as a PDF file no later than Tuesday May 28th, 2013.  If you include any appendices, please include them as pages in that single PDF file.

Review Process:

A search committee will review applications to identify candidates whose skills and experience best match the particular requirements of this initiative.  Please understand that this is anticipated to be a competitive search.  Depending on the number of applications we receive we hope to invite finalists for interviews during the first week of June.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Be a Peer Assisted Learning Tutor - Earn Credit!

Jelly for the Belly

Volunteer at our collection today! (Tuesday 14, 2013)

Jelly for the Belly is a group on campus that delivers food from Dining Halls to homeless people!.
If you have some dining points that you'd like to donate, please visit the North or South Campus Diner TODAY any time from 11:30am-2:30pm. 

Just order any food of your choice (like pizza, salad, sandwiches, cookies, fruit), purchase it with your extra dining points, and return the food and receipt back to volunteers who will be standing outside the dining hall. The donations will then be distributed to people in need in Washington, DC.

Questions about how to help? Interested in volunteering? E-mail

Monday, May 13, 2013

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications and nominations for the Fall  2013 semester award are due July 1, 2013. All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Faculty, staff, and members of the campus community are welcome to nominate deserving students of this award. 

The scholarship award was established in recognition of Joe Mitchell's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstance. Scholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester to one or more deserving students. These are one-time awards of up to $1,000 per recipient.

For more information about the Scholarship Award, please visit

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the scholarship, please feel free to contact either Michelle McCubbin (, 301-314-9555) or Dai-An Tran (, 301-314-0416).

Friday, May 10, 2013

Honors Trips to Singapore/Malaysia and United Arab Emirates

Applications for the two global programs listed below are now open and early applications are encouraged as the course to Dubai was the most popular short-term education abroad in 2013 and Singapore/Malaysia in 2012.

 HONR 349 Singapore/Malaysia – Winter 2014 (Tentative: December 28-January 8)

Singapore is one of Asia's most successful countries in regards to public policy, business, education, community development, crime control, and urban planning. Singapore is one of the 'Four Asian Tigers' along with Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. Singapore's banking system is among the strongest in the world and the country holds the fourth largest foreign exchange market in the world. Singapore is the world's logistics hub as it has the busiest port in the world.

This course provides a general understanding of doing business in Singapore. Singapore is one of the cleanest and safest cities in the world. It is ranked as one of the best locations to ring in the new year and the trip will take place. Participants will gain an appreciation for why Singapore is ranked as the best country in the world to do business. Students develop a strong understanding of Singapore’s economic success through organizational visits.

Most of the time will be spent in Singapore with an excursion into Malaysia (Kaula Lumpur). The journey to Malaysia provides very memorable experiences as well, including  visiting the Petronas Towers—one of the most recognized symbols of Malaysia whose steel and glass facade is an iconic part of the city’s skyline. To round out the Malaysia experience, the class visits the Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary, where students learn about the rapidly decreasing Malaysian elephant population and the many different ways to help rescue them. As part of a service project, the class will feed and bathe the elephants. The study trip also includes an exciting adventure at the Batu Caves that involves the infamous cave survival training program.

Past global class trips have involved visiting the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business center. For a glance into the political system, the class toured Singapore’s Parliament; they also visited ExxonMobil, the largest foreign manufacturing investor in Singapore; Asia Pacific Breweries, producer of Singapore’s award-winning Tiger Beer and ranked one of the top companies in Asia with a reputation for being a top value creator for its customers, consumers, and shareholders; and Marina Bay Sands, the world’s most expensive stand-alone casino property worth $8 billion. Other tentatively planned visits included the Housing and Development Board, Media Development Authority, BBC, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, Universal Studios, Petronas, Jurong Town Corporation, Port of Singapore Authority, Hewlett Packard, Accenture, Novartis, FedEx, and Discovery Networks

More information is at:

The program fee is estimated at $2,400-$2,700 and includes UM tuition, fees, hotel accommodations, fees for all academic site visits, field trips, and other program-sponsored excursions, transportation to all visits, some meals. Estimated airfare: $1,400-$1,600.

Submit your application at the link below:

HONR 349V United Arab Emirates: Dubai and Abu Dhabi – Spring Break 2014

More than 300 Smith School students have traveled to the UAE making it the most popular destination for short term education abroad experiences. When offered, the UAE experience fills up within the first few hours of registration.

The modernization of Abu Dhabi and Dubai are stunning to see. The class visits some of the biggest, tallest, and most impressive megastructures in the world (Burj Al Arab, the most luxurious and tallest standing hotel tower in the world; Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world; Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, world's fastest roller coaster; Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s most impressive modern Islamic architectural masterpieces; Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping destination; Emirates Palace, world’s most expensive hotel).  

Untouched by the region's unrest, the UAE is the most competitive economy in the Arab World, which is a status it has achieved by diversifying its economy and entering new business sectors such as finance, transportation/logistics, clean air technology, real estate, and tourism. No other place in the world offers the possibility for students to snow ski, visit the beach, and travel to the desert in the same day!

Dubai is one of the most dynamic business environments in the world. Imposing architecture and sophisticated culture make Dubai one of the most interesting hot spots in the world to visit. Dubai brings together the highest standards of comfort and convenience with the mystical adventure of Arabia. From bustling souks to stunning skyscrapers to majestic deserts, Dubai is a truly enchanting destination to experience. Abu Dhabi is also raising its international profile. Abu Dhabi is one of the largest oil producers in the world and significantly contributes to the world's economy, making Abu Dhabi one of the wealthiest cities in the world.

The program fee is estimated at $2,400-$2,700 and includes UM tuition, fees, hotel accommodations, fees for all academic site visits, field trips, and other program-sponsored excursions, transportation to all visits, one or two meals per day (lunches or dinner), and course reading materials. Airfare not included. Final fee will be determined at a later date. Estimated Airfare: $1,000-$1,400.

For reference, UAE trip photos from the most recent trip (Spring 2013) can be found at the link below:

Submit your application at the link below:


CFHI is currently accepting applications for all global health programs through 2014, including last minute June and summer programs! CFHI also offers $1,000 program scholarships via three scholarship rounds, based on program dates. CFHI is now accepting scholarship applications for funding for any CFHI Global Health Education Program running August through December 2013. Deadline for this round of scholarship applications is June 3rd.  For more details see CFHI's Scholarship Page. All interested in CFHI programs are encouraged to apply. 

PROGRAM INFO WEBINARS: To learn more about CFHI 20+ programs, scholarships and more, attend a live webinar on select dates -upcoming May. 21st- and hear from alumni and staff. Also visit the CFHI website or contact us.

CFHI - Socially Responsible Global Health Education Programs
Child Family Health International (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.

Child Family Health International:  
Phone: 415.957.9000

Get the CFHI Email Newsletter

CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSO

Zazz Deals Summer and Fall Internship Opportunity is seeking student marketing interns for the summer and fall semester. Zazz Deals is a University of Maryland start up that provides students with great offers from businesses around campus. Several positions are available and the primary responsibilities will include promoting Zazz Deals and developing marketing strategies for the UMD community. All interns will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the company in a meaningful way and gain valuable experience with a growing start up. Summer availability is not required for the position but opportunities are available.
If you are interested in applying please send an email to with your name, contact information, relevant experience and why you are interested in interning with Zazz Deals.

Jelly for the Belly

Volunteer at our collection this Friday!

Jelly for the Belly is a group on campus that delivers food from Dining Halls to homeless people!.
If you have some dining points that you'd like to donate, please visit the North or South Campus Diner this Friday, the 10th (Reading Day) any time from 11:30am-2:30pm

Just order any food of your choice (like pizza, salad, sandwiches, cookies, fruit), purchase it with your extra dining points, and return the food and receipt back to volunteers who will be standing outside the dining hall. The donations will then be distributed to people in need in Washington, DC.

Questions about how to help? Interested in volunteering? E-mail

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SGA Executive Cabinet positions

Want to be a leader on campus? Applications are open for SGA Executive Cabinet positions. Applications are due on Monday, May 20th.  Apply here: Email with any questions.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ellicott Community End of the Year Celebration

Before you start studying for finals spend time with friends and the Honors College Staff to celebrate the last day of class with free RITAS! Come by the Ellicott Lawn (between Ellicott and LaPlata) THIS THURSDAY from 4:00 to 5:00.  First come first served.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Speaker: Linda McCarthy, CIA Historian

Take a few moments to relax from the craziness that is finals, and come out to the last ICC event of the semester!
WHO: Linda McCarthy, CIA Historian
WHAT: A presentation on the history of women in intelligence - expect lots of cool stories and event cooler spy gadgets!
WHEN: Wednesday, 5/8 @ 6 PM

Project Hello Stranger Splash Bash!

Come on out to Project Hello Stranger's Splash Bash from *10-12:00 *this *
Wednesday*! The event will be happening at *Mckeldin Mall*. Have the
opportunity to throw a water balloon at some Project Hello Stranger members
and vent out some of your finals frustration!

If you're intersted in helping out or volunteering to get splashed email us

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Internship: The Smithsonian National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is looking for students who are interested in fall internships! The deadline is July 1, 2013. You must apply on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment (SOLAA) system: There you must create an account and upload your résumé, two letters of recommendation (one academic, and one work/intern/volunteer --- if related to the internship, if not submit two academic), two page essay (summarizing academic/work/intern/volunteer experience and learning expectations) and your transcripts (can be unofficial).

Sign Up Today For An Extraordinary Class that Lets You Make a Difference! Invest Thousands of Dollars in a Seminar on Philanthropy Past Students Called "Awesome" and the “Best Class I've Taken!"

 “An awesome class…a unique and exciting seminar” 
“So many practical applications to real life”
Tired of the same old lectures and homework? How would you like to be a part of a course that is making the world a better place? Well, this Fall, you can!

This is no ordinary class, this is an experience! The Honors Seminar on Philanthropy will be offered this Fall (HONR Seminar 349I). In addition to learning about Philanthropy in a fun and engaging way, you will also have the chance to make a real impact.

By the end of this class you will be able to create a better world by ACTUALLY investing thousands of dollars in a real nonprofit organization!! What other class gives you the power to BE a philanthropist?

The only thing left for you to do is register for the class and decide how you want to use the grant! Will you use it to help children? How about improving the environment or for AIDS prevention? Or helping eliminate homelessness or hunger? 

Don’t delay spots are quickly filling up!

Check out the Washington Post article profiling this course:

HONR Seminar 349I: Leading and Investing in Social Change: Redefining and Experimenting with Philanthropy
Professor Robert Grimm 
Th 2:00-4:30pm (Taliaferro 1126)

Full course description is available online at:

Dr. Robert Grimm, Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, and Director of the Do Good Challenge
Outstanding Honors College Faculty
“The course is unconventional compared to normal college classes, very intellectually stimulating…This is an amazing course where you participate in…challenging yourself and widening your perspective.”
(From Student Course Evaluations)

Puppy Palooza 4.0

Who let the dogs out? We did. Take a break from studying for finals because Puppy Palooza is back! Join SEE from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp to enjoy this annual event. A local puppy shelter will be bringing puppies for students to play with as a respite from classes and final exam preparation. There is no better way to unwind and celebrate the end of the semester than spending time with some adorable canines. This is free and non-ticketed event, but the puppies are delicate so they will be available for a limited time. First come, first cuddled.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Beyond the Classroom presents the award-winning documentary "For Once in My Life!"

Monday, May 6, 7:00-9:00 pm
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

Come learn about the amazing work of Goodwill Industries International!

This series on “People Power: Activism for Social Change is sponsored by
Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program, Office of Undergraduate Studies,
at the University of Maryland, College Park

"For Once In My Life" is an inspirational documentary film featuring the Spirit of Goodwill Band -- A true story about a special group of people and their dream to make music! For Once In My Life is a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness—and killer soundtrack—within each of them. The 28 band members have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities—as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius. In a cinema veríte style, the film explores the struggles and triumphs, and the healing power of music, as the band members' unique talents are nurtured, to challenge the world's perceptions.

Explore Our Wooded Hillock!

Stressed about finals? Looking for a way to reflect on the Dalai Lama's talk? Anxious to spend some time outside? Then come out on Tuesday, May 7, from 1-4pm and explore the 23 acre urban forest on campus! The Wooded Hillock is located behind the Comcast Center and Terrapin Trail Garage. More information is in our facebook event! ( Events will be ongoing during the time, so stop by or come for the whole time! Hosted by HONR288X.

Kreativity Diversity Troupe presents: Diary of Ourselves!

May 8th, 7-9pm in the Cafritz Theater of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center! This semester's show includes: dancing, singing, music, and even Burlesque! It's free and open to the public! (There will be suggested donations to the Prince George's Summer Teen Theater Bring your friends

Honors is going to Kenya and you should consider joining us!

WHAT: HONR238X Challenging Globalism: Mobile technologies for social responsibility
WHEN: January 2014 Winter Term
WHERE: Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha -- Kenya

We will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 7th from 6-7pm in Queen Annes Multipurpose Room.

This program is open to all students in the Honors College but space is limited. If you are unable to attend this meeting but interested in learning more, please contact Digital Cultures and Creativity ( as soon as possible.

Course Description:

What kinds of social responsibility makes sense in the 21st century? What does it mean to reverse the paradigm from infrastructures of aid and development to local participatory collaborations? How are Kenyans specifically doing this on a local level?

As leaders in emerging mobile technologies, Kenyan organizations have been at the forefront of pushing boundaries and demonstrating the way small-scale citizen movements can lead to large-scale social change.  This course will challenge expectations of how global leadership works and unpack in meaningful ways the role of the individual in addressing global-local paradigms. While in Nairobi  students in the Honors College at the University of Maryland will be introduced to innovative organizations and artists with a specific focus on developing collaborations through design research, media, art, conservation, and hands-on projects in the field. 

Krista Caballero
Associate Director
Digital Cultures and Creativity
Honors College, University of Maryland

FAA Employment Information Session

When: Tuesday, May 7, 6:10-7:00 pm
Where: 0104 Skinner Hall

The Federal Aviation Administration is currently recruiting students of all majors (Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science/Policy, Communications, Economics, Psychology, Physics etc.) for Summer and Fall internships. Come hear Dr. Carlos Manduley, FAA’s Senior Advisor for Educational Partnerships, talk about opportunities at the FAA. The event will consist of: a general overview of the FAA, the different types of career opportunities, the Mentorship Program, and testimonials from current/past FAA interns. If you're at all interested in a career or internship at the FAA, this is a great opportunity to gain more information and network. Refreshments will be provided!

This event is sponsored by the Federal Semester Program 

Pathways to Success: Relax and Reward Yourself! Free Rita's!

Come to LaPlata Beach to de-stress and celebrate the last day of classes! There will be sports, music, mingling, and FREE Rita’s Italian Ice!
Thursday, May 9th from 1-3 PM!
Please contact Caitlin Cromer with any questions at

Caitlin Cromer
Graduate Coordinator for Educational Programs and Outreach
Department of Resident Life, University of Maryland
(301) 314-9164

Part Time Student Job: Tutor/Therapist needed

Zack is a great guy and he has made tremendous progress in our program!
He loves music, reading, computer, hiking, laughing, cooking, and is excited about learning. (Despite a diagnosis of Autism)

Position Information:
Part-time, Paid Training
Experience is not necessary-our Team is enthusiastic about
teaching newcomers! We will teach you Sign Language as well!

Must speak English clearly 
Have energy, enthusiasm, and a dedicated work ethic.
Be flexible, creative and open minded,Willing to learn new skills
Current and valid Drivers License *
Your own vehicle to use within the program*
Desire to work as part of a Team
Commitment of a year or more to the program
Attend a mandatory weekly Team Meeting
Some computer skills preferableEnjoy people

This position will provide:*
A valuable and personally rewarding experience
Hands-on” Training for a student going into the field of Psychology,
Education,Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Pre-Med, Advocacy
Training in Sign Language and Augmentative Communication System
Please e-mail: Resume and References to:** ***

TODAY: First Meeting for #5KforAVM - Race for AVM/Aneurysm Awareness - And We Want YOU!

Interested in taking part in a fun project that will help a lot of people?  Join the Maryland Neuroscience Society, the AVM Awareness Foundation (, and the Joe Niekro Foundation ( to help organize #5KforAVM- a 5K Walk/Run for Arteriovenous Malformation ( and Aneurysm  ( Awareness and Fundraising, currently scheduled to happen on March 29th, 2014.
We are looking for energetic, devoted helpers who will be willing to work with us (and maybe even serve on the board!) to make this a success! 
Our first meeting is TODAY (May 3rd), at McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor, Room 2102, at 5PM!  We will be going over the basics and the positions available! Everyone is welcome, as long as you are interested in helping out! Please RSVP here (so we know how many people to expect):

Even if you cannot join us, if you are interested, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at, or join our 5K planning Facebook Group ( introduce yourself!  We will be happy to forward you any material we go over!

Come visit our Facebook Page at
Learn more about Arteriovenous Malformation & Aneurysms at , and come join us at 

We look forward to seeing you today!

Student Job Opportunity : Become A Shuttle-UM Driver

The Department of Transportation Services is offering new Shuttle-UM drivers a $1,000 scholarship after they go through CDL Training and receive their CDL License. 

This scholarship will only be granted to new student drivers who commit to working as a Shuttle-UM driver for four consecutive academic semesters.

We are also offering an accelerated two week training program during Summer Break.

For more information about becoming a Shuttle-UM driver please email or call (301) 314-7261.


Stressed about finals? Need a place where you can escape? Low on cash? Looking for love in all the wrong places? Literally boring? We've got the event for you!
Sketchup, UMD's premier sketch comedy group, is ready to heal the world with some fine comedy in SKETCHUP 2: BACK IN BIDNESS. On Tuesday May 7th at 7 PM, mosey on down to the Hoff Theater in the Stamp Student Union for a night of laughs, chuckles, chortles and guffaws. And as with any Sketchup production, this show is TOTALLY FREE!

Check out the event on Facebook: 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Professor Gregory Staley Appointed Honors Humanities Director in Honors College

I am very pleased to announce that Professor Gregory A. Staley has been named the new director of the Honors Humanities Living and Learning Program, one of seven Honors College living and learning programs. This program is jointly sponsored by the Honors College and the College of Arts and Humanities.
Gregory A. Staley, Associate Professor of Classics, has been teaching at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1979. His work at Maryland constitutes a return of sorts, since he first began his study of Latin at North Hagerstown High School here in Maryland. Professor Staley earned his A.B. in Latin at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where he received the Filler Prize in Classics. He was a Proctor Fellow at Princeton University, receiving there both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics. He did postgraduate work in 1983-84 as a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. Professor Staley's research focuses on the Roman writer Seneca and on the American reception of the Classics.

Professor Staley has regularly been honored for his teaching. In 1999 he won an award for Excellence in Teaching from the American Philological Association, the national organization of professors of Classics. He has served as a Lilly Fellow and been elected to the Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the University of Maryland. He regularly teaches courses in Classics, Latin, and in the University Honors Program where his seminar HONR208C “Are We Rome?” always receives the highest praise from students.

As Honors Humanities director, Professor Staley plans to emphasize the intersections between the humanities and the sciences; to highlight the connections between the humanities and careers; and to honor the ways in which knowledge of the past helps to shape the future.
I am very grateful to my colleagues who served on the Honors Humanities Director Search Committee, chaired by Professor Alene Moyer.
Let me also take this opportunity to thank outgoing Honors Humanities Director, Professor Valerie Orlando, who will take sabbatical next year before returning to her home Department of French and Italian in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Professor Orlando has many strengths, but one that I will miss next year is her extraordinary talent for engaging Honors Humanities students (and the rest of us) in face-to-face conversations on campus with nationally and internationally recognized scholars and thinkers in the Humanities.
With best wishes,
Bill Dorland
Prof. William Dorland
Honors College Director
Anne Arundel Hall
The University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742-9605

2013-14 Global Semester in Washington, D.C. & Federal Semester Program

Interested in experiencing science in action in the real world?  Apply to the 2013-14 Global Semester in Washington, D.C. or Federal Semester Program today!  Open to talented students from all majors!  Take a fall seminar taught by real-world experts in the field, for example, Science Diplomacy: Foreign Policy and Science, Technology, and Innovation; Health Policy; or Energy/Environment Policy.  Engage in an internship for academic credit in the spring!  The programs include visits with policy makers, trips to D.C., workshops, one-on-one resume and interview help, etc.! For applications and details go to: (Science Diplomacy) or (Energy and Environmental Policy or Public Health Policy). Home for both programs: 2407 Marie Mount Hall.  Director, Dr. Joan Burton.  Megan Monserez, Coordinator of Federal Semester.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

“On Behalf of Nature”

On Saturday, May 4, the artist – Meredith Monk – will perform with her ensemble in a new work entitled “On Behalf of Nature” that explores, through beautiful abstraction, what we are in danger of losing if we don’t change the way we live on the planet.


Position:              Undergraduate Internship (unpaid, for credit) – SUMMER/FALL 2013

Title:                    Research Assistant

Duties:                 The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with conducting local substance abuse prevention needs assessments and program evaluations. Specific duties include:

  • Assist with develop of local data collection instruments
  • Data entry (using Excel or SPSS) for responses from community surveys
  • Review local data and develop tables/spreadsheets  
  • Assist with preparation of needs assessment reports and logic models
  • Assist with preparation of community strategic planning documents
  • Assist with preparation of evaluation reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:   This candidate must have advanced organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, he/she should be comfortable making telephone and in-person contacts with local agency staff and analyzing and writing up local data. Preferred skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with a statistical program such as SPSS is a plus.

Compensation:    This is an unpaid internship open to undergraduate students to gain academic experience and/or may be used to earn BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3-6 credits).

To Apply:            Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:  
Erin Artigiani
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park
4321 Hartwick Rd, Ste 501
College Park, MD  20740
301-403-8342 (fax)

Deadline:             Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.