Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maryland Reads Day

Volunteer with Kids at Maryland Reads Day!
May 2nd, 2014
8:00AM - 3:00PM
Cole Field House
Contact Information: 
Volunteer with Kids at Maryland Reads Day! 

21st Century U.S.-Egypt Strategic Relations Conference

21st Century U.S.-Egypt Strategic Relations


Key Note Speaker – Amr Moussa

May 7th, 2014, 1pm – 6pm

Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC


Join us for in depth look into the current state of Egypt, the challenges the nation faces, and the future outlook for the government and people.

Key Note Speaker: H.E. Amr Moussa

Amr Moussa is a leading Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the Secretary-General of the Arab League from 2001 to 2011. Previously he served in the government of Egypt as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 2001. Last September, he was elected president of the committee of 50 representing all segments of Egyptian society that authored the new constitution, which was subsequently approved in a referendum in January 2014

Panel One: U.S. Egyptian Strategic Relations – Moving Forward

Egypt is the most populous and traditionally, one of the most influential countries in the Middle East. The United States has had long-term military, cultural, and economic links with the country. Recently, due in part to lack of knowledge and understanding of political change in Egypt, that relationship has faltered.
This panel will discuss the importance of the relationship, and the key issues both Cairo and Washington will need to build upon to strengthen the partnership

Panel Two: Counter-Terrorism & Regional Security

Egypt merits the attention and concern of all nations due to its natural position as the leader of the Middle East and Africa; its counter-terrorism efforts; the importance of securing its borders; the Suez Canal; and its key position on both the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
This panel will discuss the recent terrorism spike in Egypt, its implications for the region, and what key issues both Cairo and Washington can focus on to overcome this terrorism threat.

Panel Three: Investment Climate, and Entrepreneurship

Egypt is the largest economic market in the Middle East, with over 90 million people.  An open and competitive economy, a politically stable government, and the potential for investment from nations around the world will be key in the growth and the sustainability of Egypt. Not only will this produce stability for the region, but it will also encourage entrepreneurship and the foreign investment that Egypt needs to be a strong American ally.
This panel will discuss the key economic changes Egypt will need to go through, as well as the vast business opportunities that Egypt can offer.
A link to the event and RSVP page may be found HERE.

Campus Conference this Friday: The Muses of the Land: The Reception of Greece and Rome in the Hispanic World

The Department of Classics, The Latin American Studies Center, The Center for Literary and Comparative Studies,
and The Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Muses of the Land: The Reception of Greece and Rome in the Hispanic World

Friday May 2, 2014
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Maryland Room (0100 Marie Mount Hall)
University of Maryland, College Park

Muses of the Land will spotlight how Spain and Latin America have engaged with their Greek and Latin cultural heritage. Despite the fact that this heritage has been central to many aspects of the cultural life of the region, it has received little consideration in the English-speaking world, where the idea that Latin American is a "non-western" civilization still has some currency.  Recent panels at academic conferences in the United States, however, have begun to explore the influence of this heritage in the literature, film, and drama.  Our conference seeks to expand the panorama of scholarly perspectives by inviting representatives from other academic fields to enter the conversation.  We selected a group of papers from various fields (history, art, classics, and Spanish literature) that not only showcase the variety of forms assumed by classical reception in the Spanish-speaking world, but also spotlight the challenges facing the study of this topic that might be specific to this particular cultural milieu. 
For more information, visit the website or Facebook page. Click here to view the abstracts for the conference.
Please direct any inquires to Francisco Barrenechea (

THURSDAY, MAY 1 — Third Floor Patio, Tawes Hall 
Reception at 7 pm

FRIDAY, MAY 2 — Maryland Room, 0100 Marie Mount Hall

Morning Session: Indigenous Contestations (9:30 am – 12:00 pm)
9:30-10:00 — Coffee and Danish
10:00-10:10 — Introductory remarks, Francisco Barrenechea, Department of Classics, University of Maryland, College Park
10:10-10:30 — “Phoenician Colonists and Anti-Romanism in the Iberian Renaissance,” Adam Beaver, Department of History, Princeton University 
10:30-10:50 — “A World Apart: Plato and the Guaraní,” Michael Brumbaugh, Classics Department, Tulane University
10:50-11:10 — “Pagan Love Stories about Redemption: Mythological Autos Sacramentales from José de Valdivieso to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz,” Antonio Río Torres-Murciano, ENES Morelia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
11:10-11:30 — “Deifying Pachamama,” Annick Benavides, Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico
11:30-Noon — Discussion

Afternoon Session: Reflections of Identity (2-4:30)
2-2:20 — “Bolívar at the Roman Forum: Republican Visions and Dreams of Empire,” Elise Bartosik-Vélez, Spanish and Portuguese Department, Dickinson College
2:20-2:40 — “Antigone as Foundational Myth of Spanish American History: the case of Argentina,” Aníbal A. Biglieri, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky 
2:40-3:10 — “Athens and Sparta of the New World: Classical Confrontations in Santo Domingo,” Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Department of Classics, Stanford University 
3:10-3:30 — "Ancient Greek Aesthetics, Indigeneity, and Africanness after the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940,” Theodore Cohen, Latin American Studies Center and Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
3:30-4:30 — Discussion

Gamer Symphony Orchestra's big concert

Do you like music and video games? What about music from video games? If so, you're invited to the Gamer Symphony Orchestra's big concert on Saturday, May 3rd at 2 pm. Join us in Dekelboum Hall of CSPAC as we play music from Pokémon, Mass Effect, Legend of Zelda, and more. We hope to see you there!

SermonSlam and Art Show this Sunday at 8 pm in Charles Carroll Room in Stamp!

SermonSlam is a Jewish poetry slam--a space for deep thinkers to come together to hear sermons, poems, stories, narratives, plays, and anything else intended to combine centuries-old tradition and modern innovation in a swirling hybrid of brilliant, beautiful Jewish practice. 

Join us this Sunday, May 4th at 8:00 pm in the Charles Carroll Room in Stamp Student Union. Featuring performances and artwork by fellow Terps! Check out the event here:

Make Your Move photo contest – win a FitBit!

As part of the Make Moves Maryland campaign, Campus Recreation Services want to SEE how you make moves. Simply a share a photo of how you incorporate activity into your day for a chance to win a FitBit Flex and 1 of 20 #MakeMovesUMD t-shirts.

To submit your photo, visit the Campus Recreation Services Facebook page ( and click on the “Make Your Move Photo Contest” application. OR, follow this link directly: You can also automatically be entered into the contest by sharing your photo on a public Twitter or Instagram feed with the hashtag #MakeMovesUMD.

We’ll select 1 winner at random to win a FitBit Flex and 20 participants at random to receive a Make Moves Maryland t-shirt. All may participate, but you must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students to claim a prize. Submit your photo by Monday, May 5.

So, go ahead, MAKE YOUR MOVE Maryland!


Want to get more involved with the UMD MEDLIFE Chapter? Want to take a more active role in the events, service opportunities and activities we plan?
Apply for MEDLIFE E-board for the upcoming Fall semester! 
We have two open  leadership opportunities:

-Mobile Clinics Officer/ Development Corps Officer  
- Administration Officer

If you're interested in these positions please fill out the application and submit it to by Saturday, May 3rd. 

Hope to hear from you soon!

Thank you!

Facebook Page: MEDLIFE- University of Maryland Chapter

MEDLIFE Executive Board Application 2014
Graduation Year:
E-mail Address:
Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________________
List the organizations you have been involved with, if any, and how you contributed to its cause.  If you have not, please list any other leadership experiences you’ve had.


openClassical is a website that strives to promote the listening and understanding of classical music. Here is the link to the site: It is easy to use, especially for those who are not very familiar with classical music. The website has been built almost entirely by UMD students, a few of them current and/or former honors students, and was founded and directed by David Henry, a doctoral music student and former financial software developer.  The past few months have been spent developing, testing, and releasing a playlist feature that seeks to help students with their final exams. The playlists encompass some of the best classical music out there, and the topics of the playlists range from study music to excitement. We would like to primarily like to raise awareness of the Study playlist, but we would also appreciate some general feedback on the website.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Workshop: Making Major/Career Decisions Now & In the Future

Wednesdays,  3:30-5:00pm
Shoemaker Building
(Check in at Main Reception,  1st Floor)

Weds.,  Apr. 30 Making Major/Career Decisions Now & In the Future

Come to one or all workshops no advance registration needed. Students  should plan to attend the  full workshop time (3:30-5:00pm).

Arts and Culture Student Think-A-Thon

Join Us for the Arts and Culture Student Think-A-Thon

Do you wish that arts and cultural events could be a bigger part of student life at the University of Maryland and College Park?  What should a new Arts and Culture District along Route 1 look like?  What should it do?  Come join the College of Arts and Humanities, the campus Arts Working Group and other students as we prepare for this fall’s college-city Thinkathon for arts, culture and Route 1.  Make sure that student voices are part of the process! 

Tuesday, May 6th, 6-8pm
1205 Cambridge Community Center
Food will be served.
Please RSVP to by Friday, May 2nd if you can join us for this event.


Want to get more involved with the UMD MEDLIFE Chapter? Want a take a more active role in the events, service opportunities and activities we plan? 

We have many opportunities for leadership positions available for the Fall 2014 semester, including Treasurer, Public Relations Chair, Mobile Clinics Officer, and Development Corps. 

Please fill out the application and submit it to by Tuesday morning, April 29th. 

In order for us to make a more informed decision, we will be conducting MANDATORY formal interviews next Tuesday, April 29th from 6:30-9:50pm. These will be short 20 minute interviews. We understand that this is a limited time slot, but please try your best to make it within this allotted time frame. If you absolutely cannot make it, please e-mail the board at and we will try to find a better time for you.

As for how you should prepare, you will want to dress in professional attire (you can't go wrong with dressing well!). Please also bring a copy (or two!) of your resumé.

Please sign up for a time slot on this Doodle Poll. The poll is on a first come, first serve basis as slots fill up and only one time slot can be selected. Please pick the time that is best for you, and be prompt to arrive (it's only fair to everyone else!).

Doodle Poll link:

Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail the board

UMD Pre-PA Club PA Panel Discussion

The UMD Pre-PA Club will be having its third and final general body meeting this upcoming Thursday, May 1st @ 7pm in 0302J Hornbake. We will be having a panel of PAs coming to talk to about PA school, their experiences in the profession and any other information they want to share with us. It's going to be quite an informational meeting so be sure to be in attendance.

ESOL Program interns for the 2014-2015 academic year needed!

The Learning Assistance Service (LAS) of the University Counseling Center is looking for a few well organized and self-motivated individuals to meaningfully assist the LAS ESOL conversation program during the 2014-15 academic year.
- UMD Students who are or will be education majors, interested in/ experienced with TESOL, and/or international cultural exchanges are strongly preferred.
- The internship would be up to 10-15 hours a week for academic credit.
- Interns will take on program administrative, outreach, communication/advertising and social event planning responsibilities.
Attached is a detailed description of the internship.
If you are interested, send a resume and a brief cover letter to the coordinator Adam Lax at
Also, you can check out our website  and our program blog to learn more about our program.

Combat Paper Project Papermaking Workshops

Subject       : Combat Paper Project Papermaking Workshops, 4/29 & 4/30, 12-7PM, 5/1. 12-4PM
When          : Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:00 PM - Thursday, May 01, 2014 4:00 PM
Where         : Stamp Student Union  : Art and Learning Center

Both veterans and community members are invited to participate in papermaking workshops where uniforms worn in service will be transformed into handmade paper. The workshops will be an opportunity to engage in the process, share experiences and create works of art.
The event is free, but RSVPs are encouraged. Email with the date you plan to attend, the number of people in your party and your name.

Screening of Documentary "The Glass House"

Sunday May 4th, 2014 in Hoff Theater at 5 PM

Come out and learn about a truly amazing foundation that changes the lives of young Iranian women!

The Glass House is a documentary that follows the lives of four young women in Tehran, who attended the Omid-e-Mehr center. This center provides care and support to disadvantaged young women in Iran, who have been put th
rough traumatic experiences ranging from domestic violence to drug abuse. We at Iranian Students’ Foundation have named Omid Foundations USA, a sister chapter of Omid-e-Mehr, as our official philanthropy. They provide a three-year program for these young women. Through classes, therapy, and a supportive environment of professionals, Omid-e-Mehr creates a home where these girls can grow into their true potentials. This is a 501(c)(3) organization that holds an OFAC license. All the donations that will be collected will go directly to Omid Foundations.

We will be screening this documentary at the Hoff Theater in the Stamp Student Union at 5 PM. We are pleased to be joined by Dr. Gohar Farahani and Farzaneh Javid, board directors of the Omid Foundation USA. A question & answer session will follow afterwards.

You can find more information at:

FREE SKETCH COMEDY SHOW: The Bureau Presents: Oranges, the New Crack

Sat. 5/3 at 7PM @ Hoff Theater

Don’t miss the Bureau’s last show of the semester, featuring 12 of our newest, funniest original sketches! Oranges, the New Crack will take place this Saturday, May 3rd at 7PM in the Hoff Theater at Stamp. Join our Facebook event at 
To stay up to date with our shows, auditions, and events, like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @UMD_Bureau

Best Buddies Friendship Walk and Games

Best Buddies Friendship Walk and Games is a statewide event hosted by our university to raise money for Best Buddies, which is a volunteer movement dedicated to creating one-to-one friendships, leadership opportunities, and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is this Saturday, May 3, starting at 9:30 am! Students can register online to walk with the UMD team, "UMD for BB." Students that raise $50 will get a T-shirt! After the walk, stick around for lunch and games!

If people have questions, they can contact me:

BHC Elections This Thursday!

Black Honors Caucus Elections

This academic year is coming to a close, and we are currently looking for the next leaders of the Black Honors Caucus. 

​The Black Honors Caucus
 was first created in 1972 to foster the matriculation and retention of Black students in the Honors College and at the university. We also thrive on providing a forum for diversity and discussion about our community's concerns. This year, we focused on the goals of quality events and membership retention. We have had enormous improvement in attendance to events because we planned them carefully and made sure they all aligned with our mission, created an impact on those in attendance, and were (hopefully) enjoyable. We hope our progress this year will inspire you to further the progress even more by serving on the executive board and making our organization even better and have higher regular attendance.  

​This year we had monthly executive board meetings, study halls, and GBMs. So we do not meet as often, but 
because of that we pride ourselves on quality events. The executive board for next year may of course choose to have more frequent GBMs. You will also have the chance to plan your own event! This is a great leadership experience and you will develop skills with teamwork, professional development, and planning.

​Here are the positions and duties:
All Executives
• Shall be present and on time to all meetings
• Shall pass along all pertinent information to the rest of the executive board
• Shall plan at least one event or general body meeting per academic year
• Shall advertise events via social media resources

• Shall make agendas
• Shall run general body and executive board meetings
• Shall meet with advisors at least once a week
• Shall set up a detailed list of things to be accomplished for each program/event
• Shall delegate duties to rest of executive board
• Shall be prepared to speak on our behalf

1st Vice President
• Shall fulfill the roles of the President in the event that he/she is unable to do so
• Shall focus on events and programs that enhance community outreach

2nd Vice President
• Shall be in charge of public relations
• Shall create flyers for events

• Shall manage finances of the BHC including monies received by school affiliated organizations (such as Student Government Association), outside support, and internal fund raising efforts
• Shall coordinate fundraising efforts

• Shall take minutes at general body and executive board meetings
• Shall provide descriptions of BHC programs and events
• Shall create and/or maintain listserve

Executive Member at Large
• Shall assist executive board members in designated tasks
• Shall represent the general body members as a whole

Community Liaison
• Shall attend and participate in Black Alliance Network (BAN) meetings
• Shall be primary contact of SGA liaison
• Shall be in contact with other campus resources as needed
• Shall report to executive board information received during BAN meetings and SGA communications

• Shall take pictures at all major BHC events and programs
• Shall keep a record of all flyers that are made for programming
• Shall keep the BHC photo album current, neat and organized
• Shall serve as the Webmaster to help keep the web page current

You may apply for interest in multiple positions, however you will only be able to hold one. This year we
​are ​
having a preliminary online application instead of a speech, but we require you to come in for Elections
 Thursday so that we can ask you any follow-up questions and complete the process. The application to become an executive board member can be accessed at this site:

Rochelle Samuel
2013-2014 President
Fear the Intellectual. BE the Intellectual.

Your BHC E-Board,
Rochelle Samuel, President
Carmen Banks, 1st Vice President
Ganiyat Lawal, 2nd Vice President
Michael Adams, Jr., Treasurer
Eseigboria Ikheloa, Secretary
Aaron Banks II, Community Liaison
Christopher Boggs, Historian
Tanisha Bethea, Executive Member At-Large

Monday, April 28, 2014

Come Try Out for UMD EntouRAAS 2014-2015!

Come try out for Maryland's Premiere Garba Raas Dance Team, EntouRAAS! We will teach you everything you need to know at the teaching session. No dance experience is necessary! Get ready to break it down on the dance floor and meet the EntouRAAS family!

What: UMD EntouRaas Spring Teaching Session!

When: 6:00-8:00pm on May 7th, 2014 

Where: Stamp Grand Ballroom Lounge

Forward Motion Dance Company Showcase

Forward Motion Dance Company will be performing for the very first time on May 10th at 3:00pm in Hoff Theater!! FMDC will be performing a selection of contemporary dances choreographed by members of the company. All are welcome, so come out and show your support for the newest dance company on campus! Tickets are available at the Hoff Ticketing Office in Stamp and online at Tell your friends, hope to see you there!

Join the Food Recovery Network Leadership Team!

Are you passionate about ending hunger and reducing food waste? Then apply for the 2014-2015 Food Recovery Network Leadership Team! FRN is
an organization that recovers leftover food from dining halls and sports games, and donates it to local shelters. To date, we have recovered over 300,000 lbs of food that otherwise would have been
thrown away! Email a copy of your application (available at: to by May 6th!

Summer Medical Mission to Guatemala: Info Session

Summer Medical Mission To Guatemala Aug 2-9! Please join us at an information session for the trip this Monday April 28th in 0105 JMZ. For any students who are interested in getting international experience and help those in need, Humanity First’s Gift of Health program is hosting a trip to Guatemala, where students will gain first hand experience setting up and running a clinic in a local village with local and US doctors. The trip takes great care to provide the best for the students,with housing in a 4 star hotel, a chance to go sightseeing, and first hand experience in a medical clinic in an impoverished area first hand! 
This trip will take place August 2-9 and will end up costing a total of $2000, including airfare! If you are interested please join us for the Info Session on Monday April 28 or email for more information.

Privacy Seminar Speaker: Alexis Bell, Global Forensic Audit Manager, FINCA International

Thursday, May 1, 2014
3:30 - 4:45PM in 3120 Computer Science Instructional Center (CSI)

Our visitor in the privacy honors seminar will be Alexis Bell, whose talk is titled Antifraud Challenges in Microfinance. Ms. Bell works for a nonprofit organization that provides micro-loans to primarily women who make $2/day or less in post/active conflict developing countries. She is responsible for the Global Antifraud program. Her talk in the main privacy seminar starting at 3:30 will give an overview of this financial system and discuss security in developing countries, reliable transactions and the many competing privacy issues.

Then at 5:00PM those interested in either continuing or joining the discussion are invited to do so in a roundtable meeting, which will convene in Room 4185, AV Williams Building (connected to CSI.) In this hour, Ms. Bell will talk about the monitoring and data analysis techniques one would use in a fraud investigation in this global system.

Ms. Bell is the former Board President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Charlotte Area Chapter and has served on numerous nonprofit boards in an executive capacity. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Private Investigator licensed by the Private Protective Services Board of the State of North Carolina. She is also an active member of North Carolina InfraGard task force of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation which is tasked with protecting critical infrastructure and is a member of the Electronic Crimes Task Force of the U.S. Secret Service in Charlotte, NC. She most recently become an ASCENT Fellow of the Mastering Management Program with Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth. She has degrees from Cornell University (Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management) and Southwestern Community College (two Associate of Applied Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration). Ms. Bell has investigated a multitude of domestic and international fraud cases for a variety of organizations over the course of her career. She has been featured on Financial Executives International Television (FEI TV) and is frequently featured as a speaker at financial and forensic conferences and events. She is the author of two books on fraud; Data Analysis for Corporate Fraud Risk: Ratio Red Flags for Fraud, and Mortgage Fraud & the Illegal Property Flipping Scheme: A Case Study of United States v. Quintero-Lopez.

As always, any student in the Honors College who has an interest in meeting our seminar speakers is welcome to attend class as our guest. Details on the course are at

Prof. Jim Purtilo   (

Health + Fit Expo

Get inspired TODAY to live your healthiest life with speakers, demos, and interactive booths for FREE.
What: Health + Fit Expo
When: TODAY, Mon Apr 28 5-7pm
Where: Prince George's Room of STAMP
Who: Tons of fitness clubs, speakers, sponsors, include SWEETGREEN GIFTCARD GIVEAWAYS!

The Terp Fit community is colliding for the ultimate event. Learn from amazing fellow students from a variety of backgrounds, such as Paleo, CrossFit, MMA, Bodybuilding, marathon training, nutrition, and lifestyle.


5:15: JUSTIN WISOR // Paleo 101: Health for Homo Sapiens 5:45: DAVID AMICI // Customizing Your Own Program
6:15: ONYINYE NWOKORIE // Fitness Journey + 6:45: ELAINE WANG // Why You're Not Getting Fit

Plus breakout sessions in between to chat with health experts and get free goodies!

Create a community art balloon chain TODAY!

WHAT: FUSION, a hands-on art and diversity event
WHEN: Today, Mon April 28th at 7:30pm
WHERE: Prince George's Room of STAMP
WHO: Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc. + guest perfomers Joshua, Andrew, Nneka, and Jasmine

We'll be exploring diversity and creating a festival-style balloon chain for a once in a college lifetime community art project! Enjoy a diverse set of performances, including beatbox, jazz cello, poetry, and vocals! Come out and enjoy the sweet life. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Arts & Humanities Dean's Lecture Series: Natasha Trethewey

Tuesday, April 29th at 5:30pm
Ulrich Hall, Tawes Hall

As the United States Poet Laureate and the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, Natasha Trethewey writes poetry as social action, from the intersections of living memory and political, cultural and social history. The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, her work speaks to many scholarly themes including race relations, identity, social activism and cultural memory.

Tickets are FREE. Reserve tickets through the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center online at or by phone at 301-405-ARTS.

To join in the live Twitter conversation on the day of the event, follow the College of Arts and Humanities @umd_arhu and use #ARHUDLS. For more information, visit


Francis DuVinage, Director –

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster and presentation session WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, between 1:45 and 3:45 pm, in the Grand Ballroom of the STAMP Student Union.

URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – come and learn from hundreds of team and individual presenters!

Where: Grand Ballroom, STAMP Student Union
When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Did you or your parents immigrate to the US? $10 psychology study opportunity for students

Did you or your parents immigrate to the US? You may be eligible to participate in one of our paid psychology studies! Our 45-minute studies take place in the Biology-Psychology building and offer $10 in compensation. They involve activities such as taking part in a group task with other participants and completing some questionnaires about yourself. This study opportunity will end on the last day of classes!
Please click the following link to reach our eligibility survey and brief pre-test:

Note: This is an eligibility survey and does not include payment. Eligible participants will be contacted to schedule an appointment for a paid study.

You may contact with any questions.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Project Hello Stranger

Project Hello Stranger UMD <> is participating on Maryland Day for the Kids Carnival!

Maryland Day is this Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. PHS's table is located in Stamp Student Union in the Grand Ballroom Table #1.

We will be doing arts and paper crafts/ card making and origami for the Kids Carnival.

Please click on the following link here. And sign up for times you can volunteer. Please try to sign up for times that are open so that there are
people at the table at all times. Thank you.

P.S. Here is the link to the Facebook Event.

Off-Campus Living Fair and Roommate Finder Mixer - 4/30

Off-Campus Housing
Off-Campus Living Fair and Roommate Finder Mixer
One-stop Shop for Off-Campus Housing
April 30th, 2014
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Colony Ballroom, STAMP
Contact Information:

Taiwanese American Student Association Night Market 2014

Taiwanese American Student Association
Night Market 2014
April 25th, 2014
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Grand Ballroom, STAMP
Contact Information:

Spoken Word Performance - May 2

Spoken Word Performance
May 2nd, 2014
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Hoff Theater, STAMP
Contact Information: Fiona Jardine,

Online Master of Technology Entrepreneurship - Info. 4/28

Online Master of Technology Entrepreneurship - 100% Online, 15-months, $19,500 – Info Session April 28 at 5pm in SCC2, rsvp to (

American Medical Women's Association - 4/28

The UMD chapter of the American Medical Women's Association will be holding our last GBM of the semester on Monday, April 28th, at 7:00pm in 1213 Art-Soc. This will be the last opportunity of the semester for a meeting point, so make sure to come out! 

A student liaison from the American Public Health Association - Student Assembly (APHA-SA) will be at the meeting to talk to us about the organization. Nick Toney, a member of the HPAO student advisory board, will also be at the meeting to talk about the committee letter process. He will be able to answer any questions members may have about the application process and about becoming a competitive applicant as he has successfully gone through the process himself. 

Join our facebook group!

Chinese film director Jia Zhangke

Meet the Director, Jia Zhangke, hailed as one of the 6th Generation filmmakers, and leading Actress, Zhao Tao

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
4 p.m.
Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
~ The Director and Actress will talk about their work. Q & A with Audience.
~ Simple reception
5:30 p.m.   (REVISED TIME)
Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union. Film: "A Touch of Sin"

**RSVP by TONIGHT!! By E-mail: Subject line: JIA
Parking:  Union Lane Garage, next to Stamp Student Union.
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at the University of Maryland 
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COME SEE US ON MARYLAND DAY!!! SATURDAY, April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the UMD
CIM will have a table in front of Holzapfel Hall - just off the main green space, McKeldin Mall - Fun with Chinese Culture!
-Chinese calligraphy
-identify some mysterious food items......
-what Chinese zodiac animal are you?
-other cultural fun!

Undergraduate Art History Symposium

Please join us this Friday April 25, in the Michelle Smith
Collaboratory (ASY 4213) from 12:15-2:30 for the Undergraduate Art
History Symposium! Sponsored by the Graduate Art History Association, and funded in part by the Graduate Student Activities Fee, this event is a short scholarly conference of papers in art history by undergraduates at the University. Accepted students workshop their papers intensively with advisory panels of graduate students throughout the spring semester. On the day of the event, each presenter delivers a 15-minute talk, followed by a response from a graduate student and discussion with undergraduates, graduates, and faculty. This event is open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

The accepted papers are as follows:

Richard McCauley will present his paper "From Caricature to Icon: Art's Role in the Rise of the Railway," which analyzes the ways artists in the 19th century engaged the public's fears and hopes about the steam locomotive, establishing this new technology as the paradigmatic image of human progress.

Sophie Huget's paper "Dual Didacticism: Reading Pierneef’s Karibib
S.W.A. through the Lenses of Economic and Cultural Development" will discuss the work of South African painter Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, specifically how his work treats the South African landscape in order to suggest shared modern South African identities.

Marcie Wiggins will present her paper "An Analysis of Burne-Jones’s The Council Chamber," which assesses how the themes of the Aesthetic movement and the idea of the escape from modern life are expressed in Burne-Jones' canvas.

Hiji Nam will examine the economic and political circumstances of 1920s Germany and reconsider the complicated significance of Christian Schad's painting in her paper "Christian Schad and a New View of New Objectivity."

Marina Broome will illuminate the relationship between exhibition
practices and state propaganda in Nazi Germany in her paper "Entartete Kunst: The Degenerate Art Exhibition," discussing how the show visually framed and categorized works considered to represent a political and moral danger to National Socialism.

With questions, please contact Raino Isto GAHA Guest Lecture Chair <>

Survey: Happiness Levels

Rabee Haq, a senior honors student, is engaging in measuring the happiness levels of UMD students for his capstone project. If you would like to help
out in the research, please fill out the attached survey. It would take no more than 10 minutes, and would make a tremendous difference. Upperclassmen
are particularly needed.

Thank you for your time!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MEDLIFE Pre-Trip Information Event for Lima, Peru: July 7-11th

WHAT: MEDLIFE is holding an Informational Session for the people going on the July 7-11th Lima, Peru Trip.

Where: MICA office in Stamp- it's located directly across the art exhibit on the 1st floor/Adele's floor in STAMP

WHEN: Thursday, April 24th // 5:30pm- 6:30pm 

RSVP on our Facebook event page to make sure have enough room to accommodate those who are coming

Facebook: "MEDLIFE- University of Maryland Chapter"

We also have UMDxMEDLIFE tshirts for sale $15 each. Come by the during the meeting if you want to purchase one!!

SEE Presents: Terrapin Talent

Come out and support your fellow Terps and watch the talented bunch sing, dance, and perform this Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Hoff Theater.  Students will compete for a chance to win the competition's grand prize: an iPad Air! 

Learn About Creating Your Own Major - Friday

Curious about the possibility of creating your own major (or double major) at UMD?   Lots of Honors students have done so!  Current  majors include Global Diplomacy and Development, Environmental Sustainability, Global Public Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Urban Policy Studies, and Medieval Studies. Come to drop-in session (with breakfast goodies) to find out more about what the Individual Studies program (IVSP) can do for you!
2407 Marie Mount Hall
This Friday, April 25, 9:30a.m. -3:00 p.m.  Coffee, juice, rolls, fruit provided!  Current students will be there too!