Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hypnotic Intoxication

University Health Center - Health Promotion
April 30, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Hoff Theater, STAMP
Contact: Jessica Bediako,
Hypnotic Intoxication is a "journey into the mind." Through the use of hypnosis, volunteers from the audience will believe they are drinking the most potent alcohol, but they will really be drinking bottled water! If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Bediako at

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Alumni Association Scholarship - Application Deadline FRIDAY

This Friday, May 1, is the deadline for the Alumni Association Scholarship. Students can visit to review the criteria and submit an application. Fifteen scholarships will be awarded: 10 ($2,000) scholarships for undergrads and 5 ($3,000) scholarships for graduate students in good academic standing who are active participants in the campus community. Legacy is considered, but is NOT a requirement to apply.

Any questions regarding these scholarships or the application process can be sent to Kourtney Kleine Temple at

GradBash ’15 - Tuesday

Celebrate senior week w/ live music, drinks & free food! Join us at #GradBash on May 5 from 4-7p at @RiggsCenter: 

All seniors are invited to GradBash ’15 at the Riggs Alumni Center, Tuesday, May 5 from 4-7p.m. This celebration, co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and Senior Council, will feature a live band, free food and a cash bar. Seniors who purchase a GradPak membership by May 4 can skip the lines and gain VIP access to the event!

Event details can be found at and questions about the event can be directed to Kourtney Kleine Temple at

LITFEST, a university-wide celebration of literature and art - May 7

The JimĂ©nez-Porter Writers’ House would like to invite you to this year’s LITFEST, a university-wide celebration of literature and art. The event will include the release of this year's Stylus literary magazine, readings from Literary Prize Winners, and the unveiling of student chapbooks.

Join us in St. Mary’s on Thursday, May 7 at 8 pm! Below is the facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Rocky Horror Picture Show - Free, May 2, Hoff Theater

Are you an ordinary kid looking for some thing to do for a night out? Come see the Satanic Mechanics perform the Rocky Horror Picture Show for the last time this semester. Join us May 2nd in the Hoff Theater at 11:45pm for this completely free show! UMD students only need to bring their student IDs, non students can get their free tickets through our Facebook page  Find out more information by finding us on Facebook or Twitter.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tule Lake: The Japanese American Experience in the WWII Segregation Center - Monday May 4

Monday, May 4, 2015
4:00pm – 6:30pm


Please join the Digital Curation Innovation Center in welcoming Dr. Satsuki Ina to discuss the experience of Japanese Americans in the World War II Internment site, Tule Lake, and screen her documentary “From a Silk Cocoon.”

For more information and to RSVP, please go to

Peace Corps Application Workshop: Tips for Success - Tuesday May 5

What: Workshop to learn how to make your Peace Corps application stand out from the rest. Learn how to strengthen your application, gain other valuable tips on the application process, and get your questions answered.

When: Tuesday, May 5th, 4PM-5PM.

Where: Seminar Room, University Career Center & The President’s Promise, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing


Anna Holland 
Peace Corps STRAT Recruiter 
University of Maryland, College Park
University Career Center & The President’s Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
RPCV Tanzania 2010-2012

LECTURE: Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society - May 6

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:00 PM
Stamp Student Union: Pyon Su Room 

“Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society”

Dr. Rashid Ahmad, Visiting Scholar at the University of Maryland's College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centre (SZIC), University of Peshawar, Pakistan

For more information, contact:
The Baha'i Chair for World Peace
+1 301 314 7714

Maryland Music Business Society hosts Maggie Cannon, director of marketing at the 9:30 Club - Wednesday

The Maryland Music Business Society is having a guest speaker in on Wednesday 4/29 at 7 PM in 1335 Van Munching Hall.  Maggie Cannon is the director of marketing at the 9:30 Club and I.M.P. Promotions, and she will be speaking about her experiences in the music industry.  This is a valuable networking and internship opportunity.  Open to everyone.

Jim Collison of Gallup will give a guest talk titled "A Look inside Gallup’s Strengths Based Software Development Culture and How It’s Changing Engagement in the American Workplace" - Thursday

Jim Collison of Gallup will give a guest talk in CMSC435 "Software Engineering" on Thursday, April 30, at 11AM in 3117 CSI. His talk is titled
A Look inside Gallup’s Strengths Based Software Development Culture and How It’s Changing Engagement in the American Workplace
During the talk he will touch on best practices in research and engineering, and also ways to prepare for a career in this domain. We have space available in the lecture hall and invite any who are interested to sit in. Bring your good questions!

Mr. Collison oversees a team of software developers for QBank, a proprietary application that stores all the questions that Gallup has asked in its polling and consulting work. He also partners with Gallup's Talent Resources team to recruit and retain world-class system and database administrators and software developers who support Gallup's clients and the company's internal systems as well as oversee both the College and High School internship programs year around.

For more details, contact Prof. Jim Purtilo (purtilo

Hi-LAB Reliability Study - Earn Up to $75

This study is meant to assess whether cognitive and perceptual tasks related to predicting foreign language acquisition reliably measure this ability over time. Participants will be able to earn up to $75 through the completion of two sessions ($15 for 1st, and $60 for 2nd); the first session time frame is 09/01/2015 – 09/16/2015, and the second session will occur from 09/22/2015-10/09/2015. Sessions may vary in terms of time commitment and compensation. 

Must be at least 18 years of age, and a native speaker of English.

Study takes place in Room #1110, Patapsco Bldg (5201 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD)
If interested, contact or sign up directly at UMD’s paid SONA site:

Stop the CrISIS: Islamic solutions to radicalization, extremism, and an Islamic State

Time and location: Wed. 4/29 from 11:30AM-1:00PM at the Stamp Atrium

Content: Join us for a riveting, eye-opening look at guarding against radicalization. From Daniel Pearl to the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks, the past decade has been plagued with violence in the name of Islam by fanatics and fringe Muslim groups. As a result, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has launched its national StopTheCrISIS campaign,aimed at dismantling the growing problem of radicalization, as well as the recent surge of bigotry and ignorance towards Muslims.

Contact info: Rizwan Khan (

Monday, April 27, 2015


Position: Transportation Engineer
Level: Entry Level
Location: Maryland
Salary: Commensurate with qualification

Description: Daniel Consultants, Inc. (DCI) has a position open for an entry-level Transportation Engineer in its Columbia, Maryland office. The candidate is expected work with transportation/traffic engineering studies and designs. The person should possess excellent writing skills to support preparation of reports and proposals. This position requires a BS in Civil Engineering.

An ideal candidate should possess an EIT certification and excellent written, verbal, and communication skills. Please provide a cover letter, resume, current transcript, and writing sample for further consideration.

For information on Daniel Consultants, Inc, you may visit our website at:

"Hamlet" - Free, May 1, 2, or 3

Come see The Maryland Shakespeare Players' production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare from May 1 - 3! May 1 at 7:30pm in Grand Ballroom, May 2 at 1pm and 7:30pm in Grand Ballroom, and May 3 at 12pm in Atrium, all in Stamp Student Union. All performances are FREE!

Email or visit the Maryland Shakespeare Players' Facebook page for more information.

UMD Pre-Medical Society 6th (and Last) GBM on 4/28

The UMD Pre-Medical Society will be having its 6th and last GBM for the Spring 2015 semester on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30pm in JMZ0220! At this meeting, we’re going to do something different! Members of UMD Pre-Medical Society will be presenting their research at the Pre-Med Society First Annual Student Research Forum! Selected presenters will discuss their research that they have done at the University of Maryland or other institutions. Our presenters will discuss how they came to learn about their opportunities and will provide suggestions to become involved in research for members. The UMD Pre-Medical Society Executive Board will also discuss some summer opportunities which members could participate in! Come learn what you can do to enhance your interest in the sciences! Medical schools also look to see that you take part in activities in the summer, so the information presented will be extremely valuable to those interested in pre-health careers. Come out and enjoy the last GBM and the end of the semester with students who have similar interests! Hope to see you there!

Event Time: April 28th, 2015
Event Start Time: 6:30pm
Event Location: JMZ 0220
Contact Person: Suraj Jaladanki
Contact E-mail:

UMD CKI 4/27

Love community service and meeting new and awesome people? Then, come join Circle K International!!!

Circle K International is the world's largest collegiate organization dedicated to service and leadership development with more than 500 clubs in nine countries. We do a wide variety of projects in our school and community, including working with children, the elderly, and the homeless all the while building on Circle K's tenants of service, leadership, and fellowship. The University of Maryland Circle K has many opportunities to get involved and serve your community!

We will be located in JMZ 2123 at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Beyond the Classroom presents “BIDDER 70”

Monday, April 27, 7:00-9:00 pm
South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102

Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice. Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. Choose your side.
On December 19, 2008, Tim DeChristopher disrupted a highly disputed Utah BLM Oil and Gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land that were slated for oil and gas leases. Not content to merely protest outside, Tim entered the auction hall and registered as bidder #70. He outbid industry giants on land parcels (which, starting at $2 an acre, were adjacent to national treasures like Canyonlands National Park), winning 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7 million before the auction was halted.
Two months later, incoming Interior Secretary Ken Salazar invalidated the auction. DeChristopher, however, was indicted on two federal felonies with penalties of up to 10 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. Patrick Shea, former BLM Director for Clinton, represented DeChristopher pro-bono.
With the threat of prison looming, DeChristopher stepped up his activism and evolved into a charismatic and ingenious climate justice leader. He co-founded Peaceful Uprising, a grass-roots group dedicated to defending a livable future through empowering non-violent action. After two years and nine postponements, his trial began on February 28, 2011. Outside the courtroom, hundreds rallied in solidarity with Tim. Inside, Judge Dee Benson disallowed every defense his lawyers put forth. After a five-day trial, DeChristopher was found guilty. His sentencing was scheduled for summer 2012.
Refusing to back down, Tim flew to D.C. in April 2011 to give a keynote speech at Power Shift 2011 in front of 10,000 students. He then led students to occupy the Department of the Interior. Tim wisely avoided arrest, but dozens of others were arrested for this mass act of peaceful civil disobedience. On July 26th Tim was sentenced to two years in federal prison and removed immediately from court in chains.
“An excellent new documentary, "Bidder 70," tells the story of another young hero's great risk on behalf of the environment. It's a moving film with an inspiring message calling us to work on behalf of the environment and humanity. It also takes us through the step-by-step experience of the consequences of a serious civil disobedience action.”-- National Catholic Reporter
For details, go to:

University Honors students only – Give us your feedback on how to make 0108 Ellicott Hall the best space for YOU!

University Honors would like share with you our vision for transforming 0108 Ellicott Hall into a multipurpose space that can be used by all University Honors students and student leaders to connect, engage, and learn with and from one another, as well as with University Honors staff and faculty. Our vision for the specific uses of the space include it serving as a creativity space, a wellness and de-stress space, a study space, a meeting space, and a lounge space. All University Honors students will have 24/7 access to the room. We are inviting you to fill out this anonymous survey and let us know your feedback. 
Questions? Contact Linh Tran, University Honors Graduate Assistant, at

Latinx Town Hall - Monday

Latino/as have notoriously been one of the most neglected and overlooked populations at the University of Maryland. Whether it be as one of the many underpaid and mistreated Latino/a workers or as a student who cannot major in the history of his/her people; there are very few Latino/a Terps who can say they are not disappointed in the lack of effort from the university to embrace and advance our community. The wide array of issues that must be discussed has led to Latino/a leaders finding it to be of utmost urgency to bring Latino/as and their allies together for a town hall meeting on Monday, April 27, 2016 at 6PM in the Prince George’s Room in Stamp Student Union. In this interactive town hall, we will have a panel including faculty, staff, community organizers and students. The panel will be followed by an open discussion with everyone in attendance.

To better understand which issues are most pressing to Latino/as on campus, we have created a survey that asks what issues are most important to you and therefore, should be focused on more heavily during the town hall. The survey can be accessed at: . The survey is completely ANONYMOUS and does not trace back your name, email, or any other information so please fill it out as truthfully and specifically as possible. The goal of this town hall is to analyze how far we have come on this campus, what issues must be addressed to move forward and how to come together to accomplish these new goals.

Senior Council Calvert Cotillion May 7 Ticket sales end TODAY

Senior Council Calvert Cotillion
May 7, 2015 (Ticket sales end April 24)
8:00PM - Midnight
Grand Ballroom, STAMP
Contact: Lena Crain,

Calvert Cotillion is Maryland's senior formal event. Enjoy a formal atmosphere with food, drinks, DJ and dancing, and photo booth, and guests receive a keepsake to remember their time at Maryland. Tickets are on sale through April 24 at Contact with questions.

Computer Science or Information Technology Internship in Frederick

Company Description:  The Centro Hispano de Frederick is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to inform, refer, and educate the English limited proficient residents of Frederick County in order to promote full participation in the community. The Centro Hispano is staffed mostly by volunteers and we offer ESL English classes, Citizenship classes, legal Immigration Services, basic level computer training classes, and other services to the local community of Frederick County, MD.

Description:  The Centro Hispano is offering an exciting opportunity for a student. The Centro Hispano is seeking a motivated college student who is interested in fully automating a non-profit organization that currently has little to no automation and relies primarily on paper forms. 

Qualifications:  A student in his or her second year is preferred. It is preferred that the intern possess some experience in: converting simple forms from a paper format into an electronic format; in creating several simple and similar databases from which reports and data can be gleaned; in creating reports and simple spreadsheets and letters from the reports. The intern must also have experience in storing forms and reports and lists and the databases electronically either in a cloud based environment or in an intranet environment and all must be accessible from the cloud or the intranet using secure methods.

·        Create several simple databases using inexpensive off the shelf software products such as Microsoft Office. The databases are to be similar but are to be divided by purpose into a database for the English classes, a database for the Citizenship classes, a database for the volunteer instructor and staff workers, a database for the annual Christmas Party (including a list of vendors), a database for the annual summer picnic (including a list of vendors and events), a list of all churches and organizations from which we seek donations annually, a Word based document gleaned from the list of donors, and any other similar database as needed.
·        Convert simple paper forms into a data element oriented electronic format such that data may be entered at the point of entry and specialized reports may be gleaned as needed, thereby eliminating paper forms.
·        Create a simple icon based dashboard for the Director of the Centro Hispano such that the Director may access data as needed.
·        Update the Centro Hispano website.
·        Store all the information mentioned above electronically either in a cloud based environment or in a secure intranet format accessible from the Centro Hispano’s website.
·        Inspect eight (8) training computers and five (5) office computers and insure they are in proper working condition and all have the needed current software programs installed properly and all have current software licenses.
·        Check for and eliminate any malware and viruses and unwanted files from all training and office computers.
·        Create a power point presentation containing simple data for use by the Director such that she may make presentations to attendees at a meeting when she seeks a grant from a professional organization.

Company Information: Centro Hispano de Frederick is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization and it is located at 1080 W. Patrick St., Ste 4, Frederick MD 21703-3973. Our mailing address is PO Box 341, Frederick MD 21705.

Centro Hispano Contact Information:  Henry Felices, member, Board of Directors, cell 301-471-5496 or Maria Shuck, Director, cell 301-514-1633.

How to Apply:  Please forward your resume to

Public Safety Campaign

Dear UMD staff, faculty and students,

As part of the University of Maryland Beyond the Classroom program, which focuses on civic engagement, a group of us have created a campaign to enhance public safety in the University of Maryland community. Please support our efforts and make your voice heard by ‘liking’ our page and completing our survey. We appreciate your help in making this campus a safer place to learn and to live!

Link to the survey:

The Beyond the Classroom team 

SYMPOSIUM – Frontiers of Globalization and Governance Weds. 4/29

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4:00 PM
McKeldin Library: #6137 – Special Events Room

Two interesting lectures on the emerging interdependence of the world today. They aim to provide insight on how countries tend to govern themselves during these emerging times.

Amitav Acharya, Ph.D., UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.

Virginia Haufler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Government and Politics, Director of Global Communities, University of Maryland, College Park

For more information, contact:
The Baha'i Chair for World Peace
+1 301 314 7714

Research Assistants needed for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Our laboratory investigates brain mechanisms underlying emotion and cognition using EEG, MRI, and other psychophysiological measures.  We work to understand how functional brain activity is disrupted for clinical problems such as substance abuse, aggression, depression, and anxiety, with a strong focus on how behavior in these brain mechanisms be changed through treatment.  This work is relevant to students interested in various areas of psychology, such as clinical, cognitive, forensic, physiological, social, and developmental, as well as students with basic science interests in the brain, such as biology, neuroscience, and engineering.  We are looking for several new RAs for a series of new projects starting in the summer! 


- EEG and MRI data collection training
- Signal processing training 
- Statistical data analysis training
- Develop new experiements
- Prepare research presentations
- Course credit 

Suggested Prerequisites: 

- No previous experience required 
- 3.5 GPA (within major area OK) 
- Highly motivated for graduate study
X Two years to develop a strong research record (1st and 2nd year students encouraged to apply!) 
- Students at all levels encourage to apply (1st and 2nd year students included!)

How to apply: 

- Please email your resume and unofficial transcript to Matthew Bachman (

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Talk: "Defining Pro-Israel in 2015." Wednesday

On Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 pm in Maryland Hillel, J Street UMD is hosting a talk called "Defining Pro-Israel in 2015." 

Join J Street UMD for an interactive event focused on understanding what it means to be pro-Israel in 2015. You'll have the opportunity to share what being pro-Israel means to you, hear from other students, and gain a nuanced understanding of the term.

Senior Week - Starting May 4

We're officially less than a month away from graduation but before you cross the stage, celebrate your time here at Maryland during Senior Week starting May 4th! Join us for events like free breakfast, an alumni sponsored Grad Bash at Riggs, Calvert Cotillion and more! Check out the full lineup on the Senior Council website:

Project Fair Care's free health fair - Friday

Care about your health? Want to win prizes? Come to Project Fair Care's health fair this Friday, April 24th from 3-6 PM. We will have FREE health screenings including vision, HIV, body composition, and fitness testing. We will also have healthy snacks, informational booths, and raffles for prizes including a $50 gift-card to Looney's. The fair will be located in University Park Church of the Brethren, at the corner of Route 1 and Tuckerman Street. (4413 Tuckerman St, University Park, MD 20782). The fair is sponsored by the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program here at UMD and coordinated by two Honors College students. Come support our community action project, get screened, and win prizes!