Monday, December 16, 2013

Rangel International Affairs Summer Program

Are you aiming at a career in International Affairs, Diplomacy, or Development? 

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Rangel Summer Enrichment Program encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in international affairs careers and those with financial need.

The National Scholarships Office provides support and advice to students interested in learning more, and applying to the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program. For assistance preparing your application over winter break contact Leslie Brice at as soon as possible.

Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens – Full-time undergraduate students at any level (Freshmen see note below) – GPA of 3.2 or higher required – All Majors – Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in international affairs careers are encouraged to apply.  IMPORTANT: The selection committee may consider students who have completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic backgrounds and significant international experience.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the involvement of African American and other minority group students. Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June. It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international affairs.
Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.
Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet with Executive Branch policymakers, Members of Congress, representatives of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials and other individuals involved in international relations. In recent years, participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. 

Award Amount: Students who are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,200 stipend for the program.

Application Deadline: Deadlines: February 10, 2014

Leslie Brice, Ph.D.
National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, MD 20742
(T) 301.314.1289
(F) 301.314.0085

Friday, December 13, 2013

LAST CALL!!! DAAD - Germany Study Abroad Scholarship!

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship 2014  -  Deadline: January 31, 2014

Are you a SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR thinking about studying abroad in Germany next year – in fall 2014 or spring 2015 or for the academic year?

Learn about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides a monthly stipend of € 650 (approximately $897) for one to two semesters (four to ten months) to help you meet the costs of studying in Germany. Over the last two years 4 UMD students received this award!

Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study abroad in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either for students taking part in an organized study abroad program or for those planning an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. The National Scholarships Office – – provides advice and support to DAAD Scholarship applicants.

If you are interested in learning about the DAAD scholarship for study abroad in the 2014-15 academic year please contact Leslie Brice at to make an appointment for next week.

Who can apply: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and non-US citizens who have studied in the U.S. for more than one year – Sophomores, Juniors – GPA of 3.5 or higher recommended.
Program Requirements: The DAAD selection committee is looking for students who:
1.       Are currently sophomore and junior year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany.
2.       Are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.
3.       Possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.
4.       Submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.
5.       Demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

To access the online application, or for more information about the DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship, please visit the DAAD website at or email 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

'Get Centered' Labyrinth Event at the Memorial Chapel

With the end of the semester around the corner and final exams almost here, take some time to relax and de-stress at the 'Get Centered' Labyrinth Walk on Friday December 13, 3:30-5:30pm. The event will take place in the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance at the Memorial Chapel. 

The event will include a meditative walk through our beautiful labyrinth. Warm tea will be proved in addition to a craft project of a golden, mini-labyrinth to be taken home with each participant. 

All are welcome! 

For more information, please contact

Social Entrepreneurship Internship and Study Abroad!

Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps Information Mixer
Interested in studying AND interning abroad? Want to gain hands on experience in social entrepreneurship? Consider spending some of your summer with the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps, the program that allows UMD students to engage in a social entrepreneurship experience by participating in innovative development work within a unique cultural setting.

MD Social Entrepreneur Corps Info Mixer!
Time: 6:30-7:30
Place: 1206 Van Munching Hall
What: Come to mingle with former MDSEC Interns, enjoy snacks, and learn about what it is like to work with the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps, and how you can travel with MDSEC to the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua this summer!

Exciting Winter Break Work Opportunity for UMD Honors Students

Are you looking for some EXTRA INCOME over winter break?
Are you looking for some amazing RESUME EXPERIENCE?

·         Positions available all across Maryland and United States
·         $15-17 base rate of pay
·         Entry level customer service and sales
·         No experience necessary
·         Flexible schedules
·         College credit and scholarships available
·         Great resume experience for ALL MAJORS
·         Fun office environment

Apply TODAY… Start AFTER Finals!

CALL 301-545-1750 (Ask to speak to Mia or Emily)
Apply online at

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Live Program Information Webinar: December 16th

Child Family Health
CFHI PROGRAM OPENINGS: CFHI is currently accepting applications for its global health programs through 2015, and still has last minute spots left for December/January 2013!  Programs are appropriate for undergrads and graduate level students interested in health/medicine or various social science fields.
Last minute applicants should contact CFHI to get started on expediting their application.  Programs run every month, alternate start dates throughout each month are also available.
LEARN MORE: PROGRAM INFO WEBINAR DECEMBER 16th: Find out more about CFHI's 20+ programs, scholarships, and more by attending a live webinar on select dates -upcoming December 16th- and hear from alumni and staff. Also visit the CFHI website or contact us.
  • Rotations in clinics and hospitals or work with public health facilities and NGOs 
  • Spanish classes with an emphasis on medical Spanish (Latin America Programs)
  • Health information lectures conducted by local physicians and health professionals
  • Over 20 years experience, United Nations recognized nonprofit, member of the International Volunteer Program Association

Child Family Health International:  
Phone: 415.957.9000

Get the CFHI Email Newsletter

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

Ellicott Community Last Day of Class Celebration

Friday December 13, 3:00 to 5:00pm, LaPlata Multipurpose Room.  Stop by to celebrate the end of the semester and relax before finals start.   Donuts and Hot drinks will be available for the first 400 students.  Help us be green by bringing your own mug.  Sponsored by ACES, EIP, ILS, Gemstone, UHP and the Ellicott Community Resident Life Staff. 

Black Honors Caucus Study Hall--This Thursday!

The Black Honors Caucus Study Hall Co-Sponsored with the Latino Honors Society and W.E.B. DuBois Honors Society

This Thursday, December 12th , we will be hosting a study hall along with 
the Latino Honors Society and the W.E.B. DuBois Honors Society in Anne Arundel from 5 pm-10 pm.
The hall will be open, so no swipe will be needed.
All are welcome, the study hall is not only for honors students. 
The lounge has comfy couches and tables to work on.
There will also be classrooms open for quiet study and group study.
It will be a great environment to get work done!
Additionally, if you would like direct tutoring, please e-mail us 
at with the subject beforehand.
This will be a great opportunity you do not want to miss out on!
We will also be serving *snacks* so be sure to stop by and bring friends!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"A Community of Gardeners" screening on Dec 12

 This Thursday, December 12, from 7-8:30 pm the UMD Public Health Garden will be showing the documentary, "A Community of Gardeners" in the Apiary.

The UMD Public Health Garden will become a community garden open to students and CP residents come springtime.  The documentary explores an outdoor classroom, an oasis of peace in an inner-city neighborhood, a link to an immigrant's homeland: the roles of seven Washington, D.C. community gardens are as varied as the gardeners themselves.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the event coordinators Ann Marie Huisentruit at or Meredith Epstein at  

FREE COMEDY SHOW – Sketchup and Get Down! 

12/12 at 8 p.m. in the Hoff Theater.

Sketchup, the University of Maryland’s only all-sketch comedy group, is bringing you an hour-and-a-half-ish of FREE sketch comedy on Thursday, December 12, at 8 p.m. in the Hoff Theater (in Stamp). Like Saturday Night Live (but funny), Sketchup and Get Down mixes live performance and videos, balancing social commentary with poop jokes. It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s free. Did we mention it’s free? SEE YOU THERE. 
More information at Facebook event:
The Diamondback is Hiring

Do you have what it takes to be a news reporter for The Diamondback? We’re looking for motivated and dynamic reporters to join our team for spring 2014. Staff writers cover a beat and write two to three stories a week. The position is paid. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three clips to news editors Laura Blasey and Jenny Hottle at by Friday, Dec. 13, at 11:59 p.m.

Monday, December 9, 2013

NSF Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates - Info Sessions

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in summer 2014 research opportunities in life or physical sciences, engineering, or social sciences???

Learn about the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program!!!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its “Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)” program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF-funded research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Summer research opportunities are available in these fields:

Astronomical Sciences
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Biological Sciences
Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Department of Defense (DoD)
Earth Sciences
Education and Human Resources
Ethics and Values Studies
International Science and Engineering
Materials Research
Mathematical Sciences
Ocean Sciences
Polar Programs
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

Please note: Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

There are hundreds of NSF REU program sites across the nation and beyond. An REU program sit  consists of a groups of around 10 undergraduates who join NSF-funded research projects at universities and other research facilities, gaining valuable research experience. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

You can view available NSF REU program sites by searching in the NSF REU Database. Students must contact the individual REU project sites for information and application materials. Although application requirements vary widely by project, many include a minimum GPA requirement and previous research experience can be helpful.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is holding numerous 20 minute information sessions for students interested in learning about and applying for NSF REU Summer research placements – ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN 2100D McKeldin Library.

Monday Dec. 9th at 3:30 pm – 2100D McKeldin Library

Tuesday Dec. 10th at 3:30 - 2100D McKeldin Library

Thursday Dec. 12th at 12:00 - 2100D McKeldin Library

Thursday Dec. 12th at 5:30  - 2100D McKeldin Library


If you are interested in learning more but cannot attend these sessions, please send a note to the same email address.

Maggie Peterson
Graduate Assistant
Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2100D McKeldin Library

Become a Guided Study Session Leader

Do you have what it takes to be a
Guided Study Session Leader (GSS)?

GSS Leaders have:
• An interest in helping others.
• Content competency in one of the following areas:
o Animal Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Psychology or Physics
• An "A" in the course you wish to support.
• A 3.0 Cumulative GPA or better.
• Sophomore standing at the time of application.
• A schedule that allows you to dedicate approximately 10 hours per week to GSS.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills

If you do, then you should become a GSS Leader!
Application deadline: December 13th , 2013.
For more information visit our website at:

Review Sessions for Finals

Have you prepared for finals?  Come out to one of the Weekly Review Sessions beginning Tuesday, December 3rd until Friday, December 13th for help in the below subjects!

            CHEM 131/132
               Tutor: Tony
Day: Monday
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

CHEM 231
Tutor: Kobina
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

CHEM 271/272        
   Tutor: Nida
Day: Tuesday
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0103

MATH 140
Tutor: Nida
Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:30-9pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0115

CHEM 135/136
Tutor: James
Day: Thursday
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Biology Psychology Building, Room 1232

ECON 200
 Tutor: EJ
 Day: Friday
Time: 2-4:30pm
Location: Hornbake Library, Room 0123

In each weekly review session, you will be able expand your knowledge and attain assistance in those specific course subjects. Enrolled UMD students are able to attend any of the sessions. For additional information, please feel free to contact Andrea Rodriguez at (301) 405-5623 or via email at

Announcing Winter Market!

Thank you for supporting The Farmers Market at Maryland in our 2nd season on campus. We are closed for the 2013 season, but due to popular demand, we're announcing our first-ever winter market! We will be opening early for a special 10-week long market on February 5 before opening for the regular season. Winter market will be held in the same time and same location – Wednesdays from 11am-3pm outside Cole Fieldhouse and will feature nearly all of your favorite vendors. Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( for the latest updates.

Friday, December 6, 2013

FCA's Typhoon Benefit Concert - Dec. 11


For those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in addition to the other natural disasters that have struck the Philippines, hope is what’s needed to uplift and help those affected during this devastating time. 

Please join us at FCA's Typhoon Benefit Concert on December 11th at 7PM in Stamp Grand Ballroom .For just $3, enjoy a night of performances, Filipino food, raffles, a silent auction,a photo booth,and most of all, an opportunity to make a difference to those in need. 

Event Info:

Student Association for India's Development Henna-y Holiday dinner

With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to begin celebrating! So come join the Student Association for India's Development for its 3rd annual Henna-y Holiday dinner! There will plenty of food, music, henna and fun! The event will take place on FridayDecember 6th at 5:00pm in the Nyumburu Cultural Center in Stamp.

Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds go to the Eureka Child Initiative!
Come take a break from finals studying and spread the holiday cheer. See you there!

Deloitte University of Maryland Case Competition

The University of Maryland’s campus case competition will take place in the Smith School of Business on Friday, February 14, 2014.  Team applications for the case competition are due by 4:59 PM on Friday, January 31, 2014. If selected to compete, a mandatory kickoff event will occur on Friday, February 7, 2014.

The winning team from the University of Maryland’s round of the competition will compete in the Deloitte National Undergrad Case Competition, taking place at Deloitte University in Texas on Thursday, February 27th – Saturday, March 1, 2014, with all expenses paid by Deloitte.

Teams should consist of up to 4 current undergraduate underclassmen (no seniors or graduate students). To participate, please submit an application online for your team of 4 by 4:59 PM on Friday, January 31, 2014. Applications are available online for your group at:
Please Contact Christina Buckless at with any questions.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

AAP is Hiring Tutors

AAP’s Tutoring and College Study Skills Components are looking for qualified tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders. Come and join our team and get paid while using your academic skills and confidence to help others succeed at their academic goals!

Tutors/SI leaders earn hourly compensation OR institutional credit through EDUC388, Guided Experiences in College Teaching.
Class meets once per week.

Tutoring for:
ARCH 170, BSCI 201, CCJS 100, COMM 250,
ECON 300, EDPS 210, HIST 200, JOUR175, WMST 250

SI for:
BSCI 106 (Inouye), BSCI 124 (Moctezuma), CHEM 135 (Ondov)
GVPT 100 (Croco), NFSC 100 (Lee), PHIL 140 (Knoll)

Ø  Attend lectures for SI-linked courses above (SI Leaders only)
Ø  Earned a “B” or better in the course you are applying for
Ø  Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher
Ø  Good interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural, and social backgrounds.  
Ø  Good level of responsibility, reliability, and punctuality.
Ø  Two letters of recommendation, with one recommendation that can speak to your knowledge/abilities to tutor in content area.

For Supplemental Instruction (SI Leaders)
Sharon Vanwright, 2201A Marie Mount Hall

For Tutoring (Tutors)
Giselle Denbow –, 1300A Marie Mount Hall