Monday, December 14, 2015

Final Call - Boren Scholarships for Critical Language Study

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2016-17 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Boren Scholarships for 2016-17 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 4 years!!!

The Boren Scholarship supports study of ANY of the languages of Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. In addition, the Boren program has special initiatives for African and South Asian languages:

AFRICAN LANGUAGES INITIATIVE: The Boren Scholarship offers applicants special opportunities to begin or deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, African languages and cultures. Through the initiative Boren Scholars can study one of the following languages at a U.S.-based summer 2015 program prior to commencing their overseas Boren Scholarship funded program: French, Akan/Twi, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu. In addition, African Languages Initiative overseas programs are available for intensive language and cultural study during fall semester 2015 in the following countries: Tanzania (Swahili), Mozambique (Portuguese), and Senegal (French).

SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES INITIATIVE: The Boren Scholarship offers applicants special opportunities to begin or deepen their knowledge of, and proficiency in, Hindi and Urdu and cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas language programs. The SAFLI program is appropriate for applicants with no language proficiency as well as those with intermediate and advanced proficiency in Hindi and/or Urdu.
*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.*
The UMD deadline to apply for the Boren Scholarship will be January 25, 2016. You can learn more about the Boren Scholarship program here:
DEADLINE: All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is JANUARY 25, 2016.
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

2016 Maryland Summer Scholars Program - App. Deadline Feb. 8

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  For the summer of 2016, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]
Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:
Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2016, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2016. All academic majors are eligible.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2016 awards will be midnight on Monday, February 8, 2016. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.
If you have questions about the Maryland Summer Scholars program, or would like to meet with MCUR staff to discuss your plans, contact us at – if you wish to meet, indicate days/times you are able to meet next week.
The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. 

2016 US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission 2016 UK Summer Institute application period is open! These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.  Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
 Theses Summer Programmes available for US students in 2016:
·         Scotland Summer Institute 
·         Wales Summer Institute

Full details, selection criteria and application forms are available on our website.
·         Online application form:
The 2016 application form is now online.  A link can be found on the ‘Applying’ tab of each Institute’s website.  We highly recommend students prepare a draft application with the form provided on the website.  Application instructions and FAQs are available for reference. 
·         Previous travel outside the US: 
We state on our website that preference will be given to those who do not have extensive, recent experience in the UK. While your experience in the UK won’t preclude you from applying, you would be at a disadvantage. However, a strong application wouldn’t prevent you from being selected. We encourage anyone eligible and interested to apply for our awards.
  • Recommendations:  Students should direct their references to the link on the program webpage for an online reference form.  All references should be completed using this form.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Unit 302, 3rd Floor Camelford House | 89 Albert Embankment | London SE1 7TP

GIS/Big Data skill-set courses, Winter 2016

The Center for Geospacial Information Sciences is offering 1-credit and 2-credit courses for Winter 2016 on advanced GIS and big data topics. Courses are open to both  graduate and undergraduate students. These skill sets would benefit those who need to deal with big data, spatial data processing and analysis, online data collection and publishing, etc. 

GEOG788F Big Data Analytics with Python (1 cr)
GEOG788C GIS & Hadoop (1 cr)
GEOG788E Web GIS (2 cr)

Questions: Contact Dr. Ruibo Han at

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Interested in gaining experience in research in the spring?

The Family Involvement Laboratory IS LOOKING FOR BILINGUAL (Spanish/English) UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS for the spring (3 Credits).
Students will serve as research assistants for the Family Involvement Lab, which is currently conducting a study on Latino immigrant mothers, fathers, & young children. The goal of the study is to understand how mothers’ & fathers' values, goals, & beliefs influence their children’s social and academic skills.
Research assistants will code/transcribe mother-child and father-child play and reading interactions, conduct short literature reviews; participate in data collection; recruit parents; schedule visits; & enter data. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in the social sciences. Depending on interest & skill-level, there will be opportunities to write honors theses and participate in papers for publication.
Interested students should send their unofficial transcript and resume to Catherine Kuhns and For additional information on our lab, see our website at

Students Against Slavery

Last Meeting of the Semester Today at 6:00 pm in Jimenez 0118.

Please join us as we gather to celebrate the semester! 
Looking for a good read over winter break? Check out Half The Sky: 

Lastly, check out this awareness video created by MTV Exit:

See you at tonight's meeting!

Education Abroad has a few open positions for students

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Voters Behind Bars and Beyond

  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Anne Arundel Hall Basement Lounge
  • Join the Honors College and University Honors for a conversation with Marc Mauer, the Executive Director of The Sentencing Project. He is one of the country’s leading experts on sentencing policy, race, and the criminal justice system. The Atlantic magazine describes him as a scholar who has “reframed how Americans view crime, race, and poverty in the public sphere. His talk will be followed by Q&A. For more information, please contact Professor Richard Bell at This event is free and open to the public.

Ellicott Community Study Freeze - 12/11

presented by The Honors College and Department of Resident Life
  • Friday, Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m.
  • LaPlata Multipurpose Room
  • Put the FREEZE on studying and take a quick study break to enjoy crafts, donuts, and hot chocolate with your fellow Honors students and Ellicott Community residents!

CAPC Research Assistantship

Do you want to gain an in-depth knowledge of American politics? Do you also want to learn how to conduct long-form independent research? Then apply to be a CAPC Research Assistant!!! The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) is currently accepting applications for students who will be paired with faculty members while also receiving formal training in the research process, writing for research, data analysis, and professional presentations. RAs receive 3 credits of GVPT independent study credit for their participation (all majors welcome to apply). Please complete application and submit to CAPC Coordinator Christian Hosam at (Recommended Deadline: December 18th, 2015)

The following materials are required for the application: 

1.      Cover letter with name, major, class standing, UID, and contact information
2.      A current unofficial transcript
3.      One page resume of your educational and employment background that includes name of a faculty reference.
4.      A writing sample, such as a short paper. Submit a copy of a paper that you are proud of.
5.      A 300-500 word essay on the following question: “Given the current political climate and the increasingly politicized atmosphere in which decisions that affect the production of public policy, how can research and scholarship support the development and protection of American democracy?”


Join a dynamic and growing educational organization in Maryland! We are looking for highly motivated University of Maryland Honors Program
upperclassmen to teach SAT and/or ACT prep courses to high school students at Maryland high schools.
Flexible schedule - evenings and weekends available.
Training, curriculum and materials are all provided.
Competitive pay with bonus potential.
Now hiring for Winter/Spring Semester 2016!
Send resume to:

**Our mission:  We feel strongly that all students, regardless of family income, location, school and extra-curricular schedules should have the
opportunity to present their strongest college application. For this reason, we founded The Answer as a way to make SAT & ACT prep as accessible as
possible to as many students as possible -- and in some small measure work to even the playing field for students taking the SAT & ACT.  **

Monday, December 7, 2015

Global Terrorism Minor Now Accepting Applications! (Info Session Dec. 10)

Have you ever wondered why terrorists attack or how communities can better respond to the threat of terrorism? Do you want to learn more about terrorism or are you considering a career in the homeland security field after you graduate? Then check out the Global Terrorism Minor here at UMD! 

The Global Terrorism Minor merges academic study of the causes and consequences of terrorism and responses to terrorism with practical experience in research or in the field of homeland security to craft a knowledge base and skillset in our students that prepares them to become the next generation of terrorism researchers and policy makers upon graduation! Applications are due no later than 5pm on February 26th

For more information on the program, application, and START generally, check out the attached flier, or visit: Additionally, there will be an information session held on Thursday, December 10 at 5pm in room 1122 of Jimenez Hall where more information will be provided and questions will be answered. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to with any questions in the meantime.

Beyond the Classroom presents "Schools that Change Communities" on Monday, December 7th at 7:00 pm!

Monday, December 7th, 7:00PM-9:00 PM
South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102

Schools that Change Communities profiles a diverse group of public schools that are successfully creating higher achieving students in a different way -- by turning the communities where they live into their classrooms. The film re-imagines what education can be, visiting K-12 public schools in five states across America that are engaging students in learning by solving real-world problems in a variety of communities, from economically and environmentally challenged rural areas to poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods. High school students in Howard, SD, build an interdisciplinary curriculum around a plan to save the town's struggling economy. In a Boston neighborhood with a high level of crime and poverty, students learn to connect the dots between what their community seems to the outside world and what it might become. In a small Appalachian town, elementary school students help clean up an adjacent stream polluted by acid mine drainage from former coal mines. In Watsonville, CA, high school students studying Roosevelt's New Deal try to come up with a New Deal for their farming community. In Cottage Grove, OR, students help create a sustainable environment, while learning valuable science, engineering and math lessons.  Teachers, students and local residents discuss their projects and the value they find in place- and community-based education -- an interdisciplinary approach which emphasizes hands-on, curiosity-based investigation using surrounding neighborhoods as "living" classrooms. By confronting and solving real-world issues in their hometowns, students become more engaged in the learning process and develop a stronger sense of civic responsibility and pride. Plus, the local communities benefit!
For more information, please see:
This seminar series on “Ensuring a World Fit for Children? Rethinking Our Civic Responsibilities
is sponsored by Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program, Office of Undergraduate Studies,
at the University of Maryland, College Park

Learn About University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce Program 12/9

Join Sean Kelley, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruiting, on Wednesday, December 9th to learn more about the University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce Program.  This unique 10-month business degree for non-business majors features tracks in Business Analytics, Finance, or Marketing & Management, as well as a global immersion in Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, East Asia or the Middle East & India. The last four graduating classes of the M.S. in Commerce posted placement statistics of 95-99% three months after graduation, and the program was recently ranked No. 1 “Best Value Master’s in Management Programs” by Value Colleges.

What: M.S. in Commerce Drop-In Hours
When: Wednesday, December 9th (by appointment)
Where: The Coffee Bar, 1201A Adele H. Stamp Student Union

If you are unable to meet with me but wish to learn more, contact me to set up a phone call or to schedule a visit in person; we would be delighted to host you for a visit to UVA.  If you know of any classmates who might be interested, please feel free to share this invitation!
I hope to see you soon,


New Honors Seminar '16 HONR 378R/MLAW Risk, Security and the Rule of Law

New and Special Opportunity for Pre-Law Students!
(and open to other students as well)!

HONR 378R/MLAW Risk, Security and the Rule of Law
Brandee Pettus, Maartje van der Woude, visiting professor from Leiden University, Netherlands
Th 4:00pm - 6:30pm JMZ 2207

What choices are made by the legislature in the war on terror? How is the legislature contributing to racial profiling? How is it possible for countries in the EU to close their borders in the light of the freedom of movement all EU citizens enjoy?

This internationally oriented and interdisciplinary course introduces students to the rule of law framework for criminal justice issues. There with focusing on the early stages of the policy cycle: the stage of “agenda-setting” (deciding which social problems should be addressed through new criminal justice policies and laws) and the “legislative stage” (the stage of drafting and deciding upon specific laws and regulations). 

From a political, criminological and socio-legal perspective the course addresses what social and legal dilemma’s political and legal institutions face while governing security, guaranteeing safety and handling (inter)national crises on the one hand, and protecting the rule of law in a democratic yet complex society on the other hand.

Maartje van der Woude is Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology of Leiden University. Her current research aims at a deeper understanding of the process of crimmigration, the growing merger of crime control and immigration control. By studying the political discourse and legislation on both the level of the EU as well as on the Member State level – with The Netherlands as a case study – her project aims to provide insight into the interaction and complex dynamics between the level of supranational decision-making and the level of national decision-making.

If you have question, please contact Professor Robert Koulish, Director, MLaw Programs, at

CMNS is hiring Peer Mentors!

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences is looking for Peer Mentors! Our goal is to help students set and attain academic, career, personal and social goals by offering a peer perspective. We help students create their four-year plans, discuss course content, and offer assistance with scheduling and registration.

Applications, requirements and responsibilities can be found at or in 1300 Symons Hall and 1317 Symons Hall (the Peer Mentor Office)

Stacy Woycheck,
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Jailed Without Justice Panel


The Chi Chapter of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporada invites all to join us for Jailed Without Justice: Immigration Detention in the United States this Thursday, December 3rd at 6PM in the Juan Ramon Jimenez Room of Stamp Student Union.

Thousands of migrant children and their families are detained in centers under deplorable conditions for prolonged periods of time. 

Come learn more about the situation, including the issues surrounding immigration detention and what you can do about it. We will discuss human rights violations, international development/relations (in terms of immigration), activism, legal perspectives and more! 

We will have representatives from Detention Watch Network, RAICES, United We Dream, and other organizations to share their experiences. Light refreshments will be provided. 

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at
 Facebook event:

Red Cross Club Blood Drive — December 10

The American Red Cross Club will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, December 10 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM in the Atrium in the Stamp Student Union.  Appointments can be made ahead of time by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, by going to and using the sponsor code "UMD College Park,” or by emailing us at


As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Spring 2016, we have the following internships available:
  • Water Protection Organizing
  • Natural Gas Organizing
  • Beyond Coal Organizing (Baltimore office)
  • Beyond Coal Policy
  • Invasive Plant Removal/Stewardship (field)
  • Conservation Outings
  • Communications/ Web Media
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Event Coordinator
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume and a two-­page writing sample to Please have your name on each document title.

Applications are accepted until December 8, 2015. Apply early for best priority.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Paid Summer 2016 Research Opportunities in Life or Physical sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, or Social Sciences Info. Dec 3-11

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in PAID SUMMER 2016 research opportunities in life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or social sciences???
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting brief (30 minute) information sessions to introduce students to a wide range of opportunities for Summer 2016:
>>>>For ALL STUDENTS in the Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Social Sciences – Learn about the hundreds of PAID summer placement opportunities offered by National Science Foundation REU’s, National Institutes of Standards and Technology SURF, and other programs:
•           Thursday, December 3, at 12:00 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Friday, December 4, at 3:00 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Monday, December 7, at 12:00 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Tuesday, December 8, at 11:00 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Wednesday, December 9, at 12:00 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Thursday, December 10, at 12:00 noon – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Friday, December 11, at 3:00 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor

>>>>For students who are members of groups UNDERREPRESENTED in Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and Social Sciences research communities - – Learn about the hundreds of PAID summer placement opportunities offered by National Science Foundation REU’s, National Institutes of Standards and Technology SURF, the CIC SROP, the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP, and other programs:
•           Friday, December 4, at 1:00 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Tuesday, December 8, at 2:00 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Thursday, December 10, at 10:00 am – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor
•           Friday, December 11, at 1:00 pm – 2100 D McKeldin Library, 2nd Floor

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

Snider Research Scholars - Research your Passion, Publish & Present. Info 12/7

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Pre-Meds: Hemorrhage Control Clinic w/ US Army co-hosted by UMD Pre-Medical Society and UMD AMSA - 12/3

The US Army is hosting this event to provide a live demonstration of hemorrhage control. This is an excellent "hands-on" activity which students can engage in to test their dexterity skills and learn vital skills from the US Army. Students of all interests ar encouraged to attend! Pizza will also be served on a first come first serve basis, and UMD Pre-Medical Society will also be providing shirts for individuals who paid for them during their shirt campaign. We hope to see you there and give us your feedback on the event!
Event Time: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Event Start Time: 6:30PM
Event Location: Benjamin Banneker Room, Stamp Student Union
Contact Person: Suraj Jaladanki
Contact Email:

Interested in teaching abroad this summer? Info Sessions 12/3 & 12/7

The final deadline is approaching (SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH) for an amazing summer volunteer opportunity with the international non-profit organization Learning Enterprises (LE). LE sends young adults around the world over the summer to teach English in under-resourced areas. Each volunteer experiences true cultural immersion by staying with a host family who provides all essentials, like food and accommodation, thereby keeping in-country costs very low. Furthermore, LE charges no program fee, so although volunteers pay for their transportation, it's one of the most financially feasible ways to volunteer abroad! Volunteers are given a great deal of independence, creating and teaching their own unique curricula (a highly self-driven achievement to put on a resume)! I participated in the Hungary & Slovakia program last summer and it was easily the most incredible summer of my life. 
Summer 2016 programs will be in China, Thailand, Mongolia, Panama, Brazil, Moldova, Poland, Crete, Hungary and Slovakia, Romania and Croatia, and Mauritius

The final application deadline is Sunday, February 14th! Our application is now open, apply here:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Fill out this form if you’re interested, and we’ll send you updates on application deadlines, and on campus info sessions.

We’re having two information sessions, where we’ll be covering everything you need to know!
The first info session is Thursday, Dec 3rd at 7:30 at Jimenez 3205:

The second is Monday Dec 7th from 7:30-8:30pm in the art and sociology building ASY 1213:
You can get more info on our website ( and by liking our FB page
Email with any questions you have!

12/6: SKETCHUP: Just Like Momma Made!

FREE comedy show this Sunday December 6th at 8 pm in the Hoff Theater in Stamp. UMD's premier sketch comedy group presents their fall show: "SKETCHUP: Just Like Momma Made!" No ticket needed, so what are you waiting for? Tell your friends and come join us! 

Terps for Change

Are you interested in community service? Do you want to make learn more about social issues in the Prince George's County community?

Well then Terps for Change is the Program for you!

Participating with Terps for Change is a semester long commitment of volunteering (at a site of your choice) and learning about relevant social issues. As a participant, you would volunteer at the same site every week and attend dialogue bi-weekly (a total of 5). This opportunity not only allows you to learn outside of the classroom, but hone soft skills for future careers and make friends.

We offer a variety of community sites that tackle topics such as disparities in education, environmental conservation, aging, poverty, and women's protection. The best part is that most of these sites are close to campus or metro accessible.

So if you're interested please feel free to click this link: Terps For Change Application. You must login to OrgSync, with you campus UID (at the top), in order to view and submit the form! Applications are due January 29th, 2016.

Diverse Terps Abroad: Student Panel & Discussion - 12/2

Join Education Abroad and other #TerpsAbroad like YOU at a student panel and discussion about identity and study abroad. Study Abroad alumni will share how their unique experiences around race, first generation status, sexual orientation and ability influenced their time abroad. Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP required.

Diverse Terps Abroad: Student Panel & Discussion
Thursday, December 3rd
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP

Event is made possible by a Rise Above Grant from the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion. 

3rd Annual Black Faculty and Staff Networking Event - 12/2

This Wednesday, Black Honors Caucus is having the 3rd Annual Black Faculty and Staff Networking Event. The RSVP link for students is "

MLDC's FIRST EVER "Fire & Ice" Fall Dance Social (Raffles, Bachata class, Performances, Social, 25% towards Cancer!) - 12/4

Ticket sales @ the Hoff Theater for our "Fire & Ice" Dance Social have begun!
Advance tickets: $5 students, $8 non-students
On the Day of: $10 for everyone

Why should you come to out?

Come enjoy the following:
  • Beginner-Intermediate Bachata Class
    • Taught by Mr. Mambo's very own instructor: Eric Jones-Santana
  • Social Dancing
    • DJ'ed by The Salsa Underground's "2015 Honors Night DJ of the Year": DJ Dola Yorubaontwo
  • Several Dance performances 
    • By various local and on-campus Latin dance teams
  • Professional Photos
  • 1 FREE raffle ticket for everyone that buys an entry ticket
    • RAFFLE GRAND PRIZE: Worth $50 @ Nando's!
  • ***25% of all proceeds go towards cancer treatment for the daughter of Ricardo Laioza, our beloved Salsa On1 instructor***

If you have any issues getting tickets let me know @ and I'll be happy to help you!

WORLDWISE Arts & Humanities Dean's Lecture Series, Angélique Kidjo, December 4, 5:30 PM, The Clarice

The “undisputed queen of African music,” Angélique Kidjo is a musical superstar who uses her acclaimed songs to speak to the lives of African women. For more information and to reserve
your FREE ticket, visit

Summer Study Abroad at Salzburg Academy in Europe - Info. Mtg. Weds, Dec 2, 4pm Knight 2109

Summer Study Abroad Meeting - Weds, Dec. 2, 4pm 
Knight Hall 2109

To apply, visit UMD Education Abroad:

For more information take a look at the following websites:  

Monday, November 30, 2015

HESI 418T: Technology Beyond Borders: Service Learning and Leadership across Cultural, Ethnic and Community 3 credits Spring course with a two-week study abroad component from May 19th-June 2

 Instructors: Anne Spear and Natasha Chapman

Have you dreamed of traveling abroad?  Would you like to experience working on a virtual team with classmates from a different country? Are you interested in engaging in leadership and service while earning credit?    If you answered “YES!”, this NEW Spring 2016 course is for you!
The purpose of this leadership course is to introduce the concept and practice of leadership through service-learning in a complex, global context.  UMD students will work on virtual teams with students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and develop a collaborative service-learning project with a community in Kigali, Rwanda.   The service-learning component of this course will expose students to the needs of appropriate, sustainable technology in under-resourced communities and the role of addressing social issues through global partnerships.  UMD and Polytechnic students will travel abroad to complete the service-learning experience in Rwanda from May 19 - June 2.     

This spring 2016 course will be a hybrid  course, which is primarily online with periodical face to face interactions. Time to be determined once students are enrolled.  Program fee of $3,000 includes travel, lodging, most meals and activities. All students interested in this course must complete a short application and receive permission to enroll by December 1st, 2015. 

Please go to the following link to complete the application:
Space is limited! Apply today!
What to know more about the amazing country of Rwanda? Go to:

Contact Anne Spear at for details.