Friday, May 16, 2014

AMST 298O: Digital Media and Cultural Politics in a Global World - Summer Session II

Interested in the politics of the internet? Want to learn more about how digital media connect people across the globe? Need to earn History and Social Science and Understanding Plural Societies General Education credits over the summer online? 

Then check out AMST 298O: Digital Media and Cultural Politics in a Global World. This Summer Session II course taught by Dan Greene will review massive cultural movements spread online and across borders, whether as political projects (the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street) or pop culture sensations (Gangnam Style, World of Warcraft). We'll learn about the small corners of the Web where sexual subcultures make a home, and ask fundamental questions about what the internet is, who shapes it and how, and why a particularly precarious generation takes to the Web to make a space of their own. The course will take place online and students will use that space to its full advantage, exploring the politics of globalization as they play out in blogs, YouTube, and social networking sites, and designing research projects that focus on a border-crossing internet community of their choice. Questions about the course? Contact Dan at for more info. 

Breakfast at Midnight - at Adele's Restaurant

Friday, May 16, 2014 9:00 PM - Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:00 AM
Stamp Student Union - Adele's Restaurant 

Join us for a breakfast buffet, Adele's style.
21.99; Resident Points, Terp Bucks, Terrapin Express, credit cards and cash
Turn in your passport at breakfast for the chance to win prizes!

For more information, contact:
Jessica Leveille
Adele's Restaurant
+1 301 314 8022

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Joseph Mitchell and Michelle Humanick Memorial Scholarship

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications and nominations for the Fall 2014 semester award are due July 1, 2014. All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

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 the Fall 2014 semester, the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship will award an additional one time scholarship of $250 to honor the memory of Michelle Humanick, who passed away on July 25, 2010 from a car accident.  Michelle served 15 years with the Department of Resident Life, and was a beloved colleague and friend, an extraordinary designer and the founder and first Manager of Resident Life’s Design and Publications unit.  Michelle is remembered for her special talents for befriending, guiding and mentoring both students and full-time professionals with whom she worked.

During the Fall 2014 award process, students may apply to the Joseph Mitchell Memorial and Michelle Humanick Scholarships  through  In addition to the one-time $1,000 Mitchell scholarship award, a second, one-time $250 scholarship honoring Michelle Humanick will be awarded.  Students will only be eligible to receive one of the awards.        

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).


Hosted by:
*Chinese Wushu Association
*2014 U.S. “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month China Week” Organizing Committee
*Confucius Institute at the University of Maryland

Do not miss your chance to witness an historical event that will once and for all answer the question, “What is wushu?”

Kay Theater
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland

Please find ticket information at:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Summer course offering co-taught by Israeli and Palestinian- ISRL349X Conflict Resolution: The Israeli/Palestinian Experiment

This groundbreaking interactive course offers an in-depth understanding of this conflict using simulations that explore competing narratives and the search for common ground. Topics include settlements, refugees, Jerusalem, water rights, security concerns, and border disputes.

Edy Kaufman is a Senior Fellow and Former Director of the Center of International Development and Conflict Management and is the former Director of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

Manuel Hassassian is the former Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University and currently serves as the diplomatic representative to the U.K for the Palestinian Authority. 

The course will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:20 pm in Tydings Hall, Rm. 1101. For any questions please email

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

"CJD: An infectious agent lacking prion protein?"

Date/Time: May 13 at 9:30 AM Location: BRB 1103

Crutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD), Mad Cow Disease (BSE), etc.  are these really the result of self-replicating prion proteins  or a slow virus?  Come, hear and question the leading skeptic of the protein only hypothesis:

Professor Laura Manuelidis
Department of Surgery and Faculty of Neuroscience and Virology
Head of Neuropathology
Yale University  Co-sponsored by the Honors College and the ADVANCE Program

Student Government Association

My name is Aiden Galloway and I am the new Speaker of the Legislature in the Student Government Association.  We would like to fill as many seats as possible by the first meeting of next semester.

If you are interested in SGA, please visit  this form .

2014 DCC Capstone Extravaganza!

Drop on by the DCC Gamma Class capstone fair to see all of the great projects our students have been working on all semester! Projects will be on display in Queen Anne's Multipurpose Room and Anne Arundel's Basement and light refreshments will be served! Bring your friends and family!

Tuesday, May 13, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Free MCAT Preparation App - Osmosis Premed

If you're planning to take the MCAT, definitely check out Osmosis Premed, a really helpful smartphone app primarily designed by Hopkins medical and premed
students for MCAT preparation.  Osmosis Premed is made up of question packs covering all sections of the MCAT, and the app will be free to download off
the app store soon! 

To get the app, simply visit and enter your UMD e-mail. You'll be e-mailed when the Osmosis Premed app is
available for download.  Get handy push notifications, generate quizzes, and keep track of your progress.  This app is based off Osmosis Med, an app currently used by more than 8,000 medical students and primarily developed by Hopkins medical students.  If you have questions or want more info, please contact

Monday, May 12, 2014

“Psychology and the New Heroism”

Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program
Critical Conversations on Civic Issues: “People Power” Series
presents the award-winning documentary:
“Psychology and the New Heroism”

  Monday, May 12, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

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

Philip Zimbardo is professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University and creator of the renowned Stanford Prison Experiment. Daniel Ellsberg served in the Pentagon under Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and is best known as the whistleblower who released documents known as the Pentagon Papers to the public which detailed the secrets and lies that shaped three decades of American foreign policy in Vietnam. These two icons of progressive thought in America met for the first time to discuss a salient question for our times: Why are some people willing to take courageous nonviolent action in defense of ethical principles, even at personal risk to themselves? This film captures their conversation and calls for a new era of truth-telling by citizens privy to crucial and often classified information that the public deserves to know. They call for a new ethic of accountability by those leaders who govern the United States, its judiciary and its military. They challenge ordinary people to take calculated risks in the service of their conscience and their fellow citizens. This defines the New Heroism.

• "One of the finest films I've seen...about a man who in 1971 changes his own life and took on the U.S. government at the ultimate cost to his career." -- Oliver Stone, filmmaker.
• “Daniel Ellsberg, once again, speaks truth to power, this time in dialogue with Philip Zimbardo. Their conversation recasts citizen engagement in a new light, and their call for a new ethic of accountability is especially timely as a new generation of whistleblowers attempts to redress what they see as a lack of transparency and a compromised privacy in the post-9/11 world." – Professor Carl Maida, University of California - Los Angeles.

Calling Student Artists! DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Mithril Turtle, UMD's commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Lord of the Rings, invites YOU to submit Tolkien-inspired artwork for an on-campus display in the fall.  

To allow students more time to get their submissions ready, we have extended the deadline for the Tolkien-inspired Student Art Display until JULY 31, 2014.
For more information, visit our website, or email

Come Celebrate the Last Day of Class with Free Rita’s

Come Celebrate the Last Day of Class with Free Rita’s sponsored by the Honors Living learning Programs and the Ellicott Community Staff.  

Enjoy a sweet treat, lawn games and relax a bit before the studying starts. 

May 13th from 3:00 to 5:00 in between Ellicott Hall and the Diner.  

There will be enough Rita’s for the first 500 people. 

Child Family Health International Summer Program Webinars: May 15th & May 30th

Child Family Health International
Summer Program Webinars: May 15th & May 30th
Global Health Internships in Latin America, Africa, India

May Webinars: CFHI Summer Program Openings
CFHI is accepting applications for its global health programs on a rolling basis, which means there are spots left for select programs THIS summer for undergrad or grad level students of any major interested in health or medicine. 

Hear from CFHI alumni and staff on their 20+ programs, application process, typical day on program, scholarships, and more by joining a live webinar online- register for upcoming webinars May 15 or 30. 

What Makes CFHI Unique? 
CFHI runs 20+ Global Health Education Programs in 7 countries placing students in clinics and public health facilities alongside local health professionals. CFHIs 1-4 month service-learning experiences immerse students in global health realities around the worldCFHI is an official partner of the American Medical Students Association (AMSA) and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations.
  • 4-16 week placements year-round, alongside local healthcare professionals in underserved communities
  • Rotations in clinics/hospitals or with public health facilities and NGOs 
  • Spanish classes with medical Spanish instruction (Latin America Programs)
  • In-depth health information lectures conducted by local health experts

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.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Apply for the Sex Week at UMD Executive Board by Sunday

Liked what you saw from UMD's first ever Sex Week in 2013? Want to get involved for next year's SXWK? Join the executive board of our new organization to plan Sex Week 2014. There are three positions available:
-Finance Chair
-PR Chair
-Programming Chair

Applications are due by this Sunday, 5/11 at 11:59pm!

If you would not like to apply for a Chair position but are interested in keeping up with SXWK, please join our Orgsync

or like us on Facebook.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Drowsy Driving Survey: UMD Students Still Wanted!

All students enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park and at least 18 years of age are invited to participate in a research study on drowsy driving.

Participating in this study involves taking about 20 to 25 minutes of your time to complete an online questionnaire about your attitudes, perceptions, intentions and willingness, and previous experiences related to drowsy driving.

*If you start this questionnaire but do not complete it in one sitting, you can continue the questionnaire where you left off at a later time (up to 1 month from the start date) by using the same device on which you started it*

***By completing the questionnaire, you will become eligible to participate in a raffle to win one of ten $25 electronic Gift Cards from your choice of Amazon, iTunes, or Starbucks.*** 

Although you will not benefit directly from participating in this study, your participation may help enhance general understanding of the personal and cognitive factors that contribute to drowsy driving behavior in young people.

Interested? Just click the secure link below to get started!

***This research has been fully approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the University of Maryland, College Park (IRB # 585643-2 & -3)***

Questions? Contact Clark Lee (

Sustainable Potting Party

Come to this outdoor event where we will provide all the materials (e.g. seeds, soil, pots, etc) you need to plant a seed for Mother Nature! Music and food will ensure a great time! Bring a friend!

Friday, May 9th • 12:00PM - 4:00PM • St. Mary's Hall Patio (a short walk from McKeldin Library)

Summer Medical Mission To Guatemala

Aug 2-9! Please join us at an information session for the trip this Monday May 12th at 6pm 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 May 12th or email for more information.

Student Government Association, Governance Board Justice Position Vacancy

Thank you for your interest in the SGA Governance Board. The Governance Board is continually seeking undergraduates of all majors to serve as Justices on the SGA Governance Board. We are looking for students with an interest in law and legal proceedings. A successful candidate is able to reason clearly, conduct themselves professionally and maintain confidentially. Freshmen and Sophomore candidates are preferred.  Interested applicants can send via e-mail completed applications to Chief Justice Tony Belton at  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis however the date of best consideration is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 23.  

Student Government Association
Governance Board Justice Position Application

  • Application can be sent via e-mail to
  • Please be sure to include a copy of your resume, and unofficial transcript via e-mail.
  • After receiving this application, you will be notified if you are selected for an interview. Please e-mail if you have any general questions or would like more information regarding this process.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, however the date of best consideration is May 23, 2013 at 11.59 p.m.



Address (Local):


Academic Information
            Expected Graduation Date:
            Current GPA (if applicable):

All SGA members, elected and/or appointed, are subject to have both their academic and judicial records checked by an official of the Office of Campus Programs (OCP) for the following eligibility criteria:
1.    Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
2.    Currently not on academic probation
3.    No serious Judicial record (what constitutes serious will be determined by OCP)
    1. Do you meet the above criteria? :

Time Commitment:
Governance Board usually has 1-2 hearings per academic school year, in the week leading up to a hearing 10 hours/per week can be an expected time commitment. 

Application for:

_____Governance Board Justice
  • As a Justice you would be responsible for attending all meetings where the Governance Board convenes and in making decisions regarding appeals

Short Answer Questions
Please type your answers to the following questions.

  1. What qualities or experiences do you have that would be an asset to the being a Governance Board Justice and to the SGA as a whole?

  1. Describe an experience when you recognized an injustice and took action to address the issue.
3.      What do you feel is the main purpose of the Governance Board?

4.      What do you have to gain from this experience?
  1. List two personal goals and two organizational goals you have for the position you are applying for (organizational means for the SGA).

  1. What activities and/or jobs do you anticipate participating in this year and what is the time commitment for each?

  1. Describe an experience where you felt you were working towards something bigger than yourself.

  1. Anything else you would like us to know about you?

I have read the position descriptions and am well aware of the time commitment, duties, and responsibilities the position I am applying for entails.  I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge, the information in this application is true and correct.

Signature (Can be typed if sending via email)                        Date

FREE SKETCH COMEDY! Come see Sketchup - Saturday

FREE SKETCH COMEDY! Come see Sketchup, UMD's premier sketch comedy group, perform its FREE end-of-semester show THIS SATURDAY at 8PM in the Hoff Theater. It's FREE! And funny. So come on down to: Sketchup, Up, And Away! Here's the Facebook event page:

Honors Grill-n-Chill 5/14

Please join us at the 4th annual Honors College Spring Grill and Chill! Take a study break to de-stress and relax with friends on reading day, Wednesday, May 14th from 1:00 - 3:00PM outside of Anne Arundel Hall while playing frisbee or throwing around a football and enjoying free burgers and hot dogs! Food is first come, first serve so crawl out of that dimly-lit library cubicle and come chill with us!

Maryland Global Dental Brigades

The University of Maryland Global Dental Brigades is a nonprofit organization that provides students with opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Honduras and provide dental aid to underprivileged families. This is sure to be an incredible experience and will make you a unique dental school applicant.

If you're interested in coming on the next trip, please fill out the application here:
The application will be open until May 14th.

Questions? Please e-mail or

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Who needs sleep? Let's party all night! (Erasable Inc.)

In this 24 hour-long improv extravaganza, Erasable Inc. continues our yearly tradition of camping out on the steps of McKeldin and improvising all night long. No subs, no breaks, no sleep. (Oyah, and it's free, per ushe.)
We also take this time to raise money for a totally awesome non-profit. This year we've chosen D.C.'s own Young Playwright's Theatre, so bring that pocket change to support kid artists!
Get ready to stay up with us and PARTY HAIRD.

Charles R Drew Pre-Medical/ Health Society Induction with Special Guest

Charles R. Drew Pre-Medical/ Health Society will have its Membership
Ceremony this Thursday (May 8 at 7 pm in the Benjamin Banneker Room)
with business casual attire. This year, things are a little different.

We are proud to welcome Dr. Charlene Jarvis, daughter of the famous
Dr. Charles Drew. She will be in attendance at this induction. You
don't want to miss this rare opportunity! Invite your friends and

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Honors Olympics Winner Announcement

The Honors Student Programming Council is happy to announce that UOENO, a team from the Honors College has won our annual Honors Olympics. They will be honored with their name engraved on the Honors Olympics plaque and a pizza party. 

"Wall of Ambition" - May 12

Stop by Hornbake Plaza on Monday, May 12 from 10 AM - 12 PM to write on the Wall of Ambition, play games, and win free prizes! Get inspired by your peers and feel empowered as we strive together to #BeTheMovement.

Hosted by UMD's WMST200 - 0101.

Global Dental Brigades Trip Info. @ Pre-Dental Society Meeting

The University of Maryland Global Dental Brigades is a nonprofit organization that provides students with opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Honduras and provide dental aid to underprivileged families. This is sure to be an incredible experience and will make you a unique dental school applicant.

If you're interested in coming on the next trip, please fill out the application here:
The application will be open until May 14th.

Information about our Winter Break 2015 brigade will be provided at the Pre-Dental Society meeting on Wednesday, May 7th. Hope to see you there!

Questions? Please e-mail or

Attention Greek Journalism students!

Are you looking for a way to add writing experience to your resume? The Odyssey Greek newspaper is coming to UMD and is now hiring interns for the 2014-2015 summer and school year! The Odyssey is an online newspaper that publishes articles from Greek college students studying at the most prominent schools across the country. We highlight the best that fraternity and sorority life has to offer, and we want every fraternity and sorority at UMD represented on our staff this year!

We are hiring writing interns to submit weekly articles on anything related to what's happening on campus or Greek life. You pick what you write about! The writing internships are low time-commitment, easy and fun, and allow you to intern with a nationally recognized company, get great experience in the writing/publishing world and get published writing samples. This internship will begin in May and continue into the summer and school year, if you choose. It's low stress and a position that you can definitely balance while working your summer job or any other commitments. It’s also a great way to build that resume! Plus, these stories could count for your JOUR class requirements!

Check it out online at or contact Natalie Koltun at for more information.