Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TODAY RSVP to meet Alex Lockwood ’07 on Friday, October 2

RSVP today to meet Alex Lockwood ’07, star of PHD Movie 2! Join Alex for an informal Q&A for Honors students on Friday, October 2 in 0120 Anne Arundel Hall.  Free pizza will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to ask Alex your questions about graduate study, film, or finding your career.

Read more about Alex in Terp Magazine, and see PHD Movie 2 in Hoff Theatre at 6:00 pm on October 1! The event is free, but tickets are required.  Pick up your ticket at the Stamp Ticket Office.

Earn extra money tutoring in your spare time!

Earn extra money in your spare time! Tuli is a new tutoring app launching at UMD and we are looking for tutors! Think of it as Uber for tutoring. Tutors put in their available hours and how much money they want per hour, and then the app automatically matches them with someone wanting a tutor!

We are currently having tutors sign up. There is no time commitment, you choose your hours (if any), your pay, and your subjects. Signing up is just opening up an opportunity to make some money if you happen to have some free time--and for people who want it can be a way to make serious cash.
To sign up as a tutor students go to, click “sign up,” and then fill out the short form.

UMD Pre-Medical Society - 10/6

Hi all, The UMD Pre-Medical Society will be having its Second GBM of Fall 2015 on Tuesday, October 6th in ARM0135 at 5:30PM! Our speaker is Dr. Foxwell, the Dean of Admissions at University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), and he will be reviewing what UMSOM looks for in its medical school applicants. This is a great GBM for those who are considering applying to UMSOM in the future and for individuals wishing to hear firsthand the qualities of a strong medical school applicant. This is an event you don’t want to miss! All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

Event Time: Tuesday October 6th, 2015
Event Start Time: 5:30pm
Event Location: ARM 0135
Contact Person: Suraj Jaladanki
Contact E-mail:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Zumbathon - 10/8

Olney Theatre Center is offering $15 student tickets to see Bad Dog

If you like bitches, you’ll love Bad Dog.

After ten years clean and sober, Molly Drexler falls off the wagon and drives her Prius through her living room wall. With a hole in the house as big as the hole in their hearts, Molly’s two sisters, mother, father, and wicked stepmother descend on her and her wife for an “intervention” that doesn’t play out the way anyone thought it would. The six extraordinary actresses (and two actors!) explore themes of addiction, family, and LGBT issues on stage, bringing to life a sharp and poignant dark comedy from one of Netflix's hottest writers. Bad Dog is presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, which celebrates and supports the work of women theater-makers.

Olney Theatre Center is offering $15 student tickets to see this exceptional production with the promo code RUSH15. Buy online now at The theatre is just 25 minutes from campus by car!

Internships With District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is a unique and dynamic organization dedicated to protecting against, planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural and man-made hazards. The internship program will provide real-world knowledge and experience in emergency management, homeland security efforts, and intelligence analysis. 

Duration of Internship: January 11, 2016 – May 13, 2016 Compensation: Starting at $1,200.00 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm (Subject to change based on specific placement) **Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check**

We are seeking current graduate AND undergraduate students who are interested in or who are majoring in the following or similar field(s):

- Cybersecurity
- Criminal Justice
- Emergency Management
- Homeland Security
- Intelligence Analysis
- Information Technology /Computer Science
- International Relations
- Graphic Design
- Public Administration /Policy
- Public Communication /Relations

A highly qualified applicant will possess the following: self-motivation, attention to detail, critical thinking skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

To apply, email a complete application package (in one PDF document) to HSEMA.INTERNSHIP@DC.GOV with “2016 Cohort” as the subject line.

All packages must include:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- Two writing samples (maximum of six pages each)
- Copy of valid driver’s license or state issued ID
- Two letters of recommendation (one academic; one employer)

Application Deadline: December 11, 2015

UMD Students Ending Slavery - Meeting Thursday 10/1; Volunteer Event Saturday 10/3

Hello Activists!

We will be having a volunteer event on an upcoming Saturday at either Safe House of Hope or The Samaritan Women, both are local non-profits that assist survivors of sex trafficking. Please fill out this doodle with what Saturday you are available so that we can figure out what day to go. Also, email Jess ( if you have a car and would be willing to drive.

As always we will have a meeting on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Jimenez 0118. Below are the links to the content we discussed this past Thursday.

Rachel Lloyd TED Talk:

Safe Harbor Laws:

Thank you to everyone who has been out to meetings thus far! We have had some great conversations. I'm sure many more are to come!


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Sign up for Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag on Mckeldin Mall! - 10/15

Do you like Capture the Flag? How about glowing in the dark? If so, join us for Glow-in-the-Dark Capture the Flag on McKeldin Mall! The event will be held on Thursday, October 15th at 7pm, and is free for all students. All participants will receive a glow bracelet to mark their team, and flags will be glow-in-the-dark.

Sign-ups can be found at, and should be submitted by 10/14. Be there or be square.

This event is brought to you by the Honors Student Programming Council.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Meeting Thursday Oct. 1

SASE (Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers)'s first GBM of the fall will be held at EGR 2164 (DeWalt Seminar Room) at 7pm this coming Thursday (10/1/2015). For additional information email:

Monday, September 28, 2015

SORC Game Night

September 28, 2015
Student Involvement Suite, STAMP
Contact: Andrew Bowen,
Join us on Monday, September 28th from 2:30-4:30PM in the new Student Involvement Suite to hang out, eat some free food, network with other student organizations, and recruit new members over board games! If you have any questions, contact

Terportunity Carnival: Discover experiential learning and on-campus employment opportunities! 9/30

September 30, 2015
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Atrium, STAMP
Contact: Stephanie Ryan,
Discover experiential learning and on-campus employment opportunities! Get free food! Play fun games! All free at the Stamp Student Union Atrium on Wednesday, September 30th, from 11:00AM - 3:00PM. Please contact Stephanie Ryan at for more information!

Worship? Worth It! - 9/29

September 29, 2015
7:30 - 9:00PM
Margaret Brent Room, STAMP
UCO presents a 3 part series called "Worship?" starting on Tuesday September 29, 2015. University Christian Outreach is a group of students from a range of religious background seeking to build a community and life together on campus. Come join us as we talk about worship in our 3-part series with topics including: who we worship, why we worship, and why UCO worships so loudly. We will meet in the Margaret Brent Room on September 29th and October 6th & 13th at 7:30 PM. For more information find us on Facebook @ UCO Maryland, email us at, or contact Jerel at (313) 727-2017 for more info! 

Tour Terp Farm - October 9

University of Maryland Dining Services invites everyone in the campus community to the first-ever Terp Farm Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, October 9 from 2-5pm.  This free event is your chance to get a first hand look at the great work taking place at the farm and the university research facility in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 

There will be free food from Green Tidings Mobile Dining, a live performance from Hayley Fahey & Numbering Sundays, farm tours, pumpkin decorating, and information tables and activities from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the LEAF Outreach Team. 

Free transportation provided by DOTS will be departing
The Stamp every half hour from 1:30-4:30 pm.

Miles for Smiles Executive Board Application - Due Oct. 11

Miles for Smiles has a mission to raise oral health awareness on the University of Maryland campus with an annual 5K event, which will also fundraise to provide dental care for children who could not otherwise afford it in rural Honduras. We work closely with the UMD’s chapter of Global Dental Brigades but are not limited to only pre-dental student involvement. 

If you are interested in a position on our board, please fill out this application by October 11. If you have any questions or concerns, please 
contact Janine Taira at Stay smiling :)

American Medical Student Association Meeting - Tuesday 9/29

On Tuesday, Septemper 29 at 7pm, the American Medical Student Association will be having our second GBM, Neurology Night, in Benjamin Banneker Room at STAMP. We will be inviting Dr. Marc DiFazio, M.D. to talk about his work as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. DiFazio is the Medical Director of the Montgomery County Outpatient Center at Children's national. Previously, he served as Chief of Child Neurology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has been recognized for his service to the community and expertise in clinical child neurology, with particular emphasis on concussions, headaches, and Tourette's. Come out and enjoy a Q&A session on pediatric neurology afterwards.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Beyond the Classroom presents “ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL”

Monday, September 28, 7:00-9:00 pm
South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102

On the Way to School interweaves the stories of four children from around the world whose desire to learn and better their lives through education forces them to contend with arduous, often perilous journeys every day on their way to the classroom.

These children live thousands of miles apart in Africa, South America, and India ' but share the same thirst for knowledge. They understand that attending school, every single day, is their only hope for a brighter future, for themselves and their families.

Jackson, 11, lives in Kenya. Twice a day he and his younger sister walk 15 kilometers through a savannah populated by wild animals.

Carlito, 11, rides more than 18 kilometers twice a day with his younger sister, across the plains of Argentina, regardless of the weather.

Zahira, 12, lives in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. An exhausting walk on foot along punishing mountain paths awaits her before she and her two girlfriends can reach their boarding school.

Samuel, 13, lives in India. The 4 kilometers he has to travel each day are an ordeal, as he doesn't have the use of his legs. His two younger brothers have to push him all the way to school in a makeshift wheelchair.

On The Way to School
immerses us in the extraordinary routines of these children, whose sheer will to accomplish their dream leads them onto a path we have all walked – but never quite like this!

• 2014 César Winner for Best Documentary.
"As we watch the different paths these children take to go to school, their transformative journeys become ours and we are reminded that education is a treasure that our families and communities nurture within us sometimes at a great sacrifice because they do trust that the future can be a better place than the present." Forest Whitaker
• "This quartet of beautifully photographed incredible journeys speak inspirational volumes."-Los Angeles Times
• "Recommended. A beautifully crafted reminder that we often and easily forget the privileges we so carelessly enjoy."-Educational Media Reviews

This Seminar Series on “Ensuring a World Fit for Children?” is available for academic credit (UNIV399C, 1-3 credits)
For details, go to:

TerpZone Video Game Night

Every Friday (9/25-12/4)
8:00PM - 12:00AM
TerpZone, STAMP
Need a place to hang out and challenge other gamers? Come to TerpZone on Fridays from 8pm-midnight for Video Game Tournaments! Friday, September 25th: FIFA’16 Friday, October 2nd: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Friday, October 9th: Mario Kart 8 Friday, October 16th: Ultimate Marvel v. Capcom 3 Friday, October 23rd: Injustice Gods Among Us Friday, October 30th: Ultra Street Fighter 4 Friday, November 13th: Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 Friday, December 4th: FIFA’16 Time: 8pm -12am For more info, please visit

Stamp Gallery: NEW ARRIVALS 2015 Opening Reception

September 25, 2015
6:00 - 10:00PM
Stamp Gallery, STAMP

Please join us for an opening reception introducing the 2014-2015 acquisitions of the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP), featuring work by: Derrick Adams, Wafaa Bilal, Titus Kaphar, John Paradiso, Elle Pérez, and Ellington Robinson. Nearly all completed within the last two years, these works explore intersecting contemporary experiences of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, global conflict, and personal identity. Spanning photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and multimedia construction, they incorporate materials as diverse as gold leaf, asphalt paper, shrink wrap, crude oil, and repurposed furniture. For more info:

Alternative Breaks Applications Due Sept. 27

Want to take your learning outside of the classroom? Interested in learning more about economic, political and social issues affecting our world? Excited about engaging in new cultures and communities?

Alternative Breaks is for you! AB teams engage in critical reflection, education and service before, during and after immersion trips working with communities across the globe. As a participant, you'll develop lasting relationships, critical thinking and leadership skills, and a passion to create a socially just world.

Applications for all 27 winter, spring and summer experiences are due September 27th by 11:59 pm.

Interested in helping organize a science camp for kids for the summer? Join the UMD Innoworks E-Board!

  Innoworks is an organization that runs a week long camp on campus for middle school children over the summer.  Throughout the year, the E-board 
meets to organize, fundraise, plan curriculum, and spread the word about our camp!  We are looking for new E-board members, and we would love to have you!  If interested, please apply at  Feel free to email with any questions!

PHD Movie 2: Screening, Q&A, and Book Signing with Jorge Cham and Alexandra Lockwood - Oct. 1

The sequel is here! The PHD Movie 2 examines graduate student experiences including competition in research and funding, writer’s block frustrations, and discovering your voice in graduate school. Join Graduate Student Life, Graduate Student Government, Student Entertainment Events, and the iSchool for an evening of laughs and community building on Thursday, October 1 with the screening of the PHD Movie 2 and a Q&A with Jorge Cham (creator of the PHD Comics) and Alexandra Lockwood (star of the PHD Comic Movies), followed by a book signing.  The event will be held at the Hoff Theater in the Stamp Student Union. Doors open at 5:30pm, with the screening and welcome at 6:00pm. This event is free, but tickets are required. One ticket per person is available beginning September 24 at the Stamp Ticket Office.  For more information, please visit: or contact

Apply to mentor a ninth grade student!

Terps Mentoring is a one-on-one mentoring program that pairs high school students with University of Maryland students. The goal of Terps Mentoring is to foster mentoring relationships between these students in order to encourage the participating high school students to pursue college. For the 2015 - 2016 school year, Terps Mentoring has partnered with Eleanor Roosevelt High School located in Greenbelt, MD to work with a group of ninth graders at-risk for not passing the grade level. There will be two on-campus mentoring sessions per month beginning in early November, which will include tutoring, professional and personal development workshops, mentor-mentee activities, field trips, and community service. These sessions will take place on Friday afternoons from 3:30-6:30 pm. 

If you're interested in applying, email for an application and more information. 

Also check out our Terps Mentoring Facebook page!

Are you a singer, rapper, beatboxer, or musician? Are you a fan of music from around the world? If so, come to Ethnobeat's acapella auditions!

Ethnobeat is UMD's premier world music acapella/performance group. Performing songs from around the world, Ethnobeat breaks musical and cultural boundaries.

If you'd like to be a part of this fabulous group, come to auditions prepared to sing (or play) a few measures of a song of your choice. (English is fine!)

Dates and Times:
October 1, Thursday from 7:45PM - 9:30PM
October 2, Friday from 5:45PM - 8:30PM

Stamp Student Union
Margaret Brent Room A 2112

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Breakthrough Technologies for National Security" - 9/29

This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Breakthrough Technologies for National Security
Arati Prabhakar, Director, DARPA

This seminar series is open to all faculty, staff, students, research, and community members.
Arati Prabhakar, Ph.D., is director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Dr. Prabhakar has spent her career investing in world-class engineers and scientists to create new technologies and businesses. Her first service to national security started in 1986 when she joined DARPA as a program manager. She initiated and managed programs in advanced semiconductor technology and flexible manufacturing, as well as demonstration projects to insert new semiconductor technologies into military systems. As the founding director of DARPA’s Microelectronics Technology Office, she led a team of program managers whose efforts spanned these areas, as well as optoelectronics, infrared imaging and nanoelectronics.
In 1993, President William Clinton appointed Dr. Prabhakar director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she led the 3,000-person organization in its work with companies across multiple industries.
Dr. Prabhakar moved to Silicon Valley in 1997, first as chief technology officer and senior vice president at Raychem, and later vice president and then president of Interval Research. From 2001 to 2011, she was a partner with U.S. Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm. Dr. Prabhakar identified and served as a director for startup companies with the promise of significant growth. She worked with entrepreneurs focused on energy and efficiency technologies, consumer electronics components, and semiconductor process and design technologies.
Dr. Prabhakar received her Doctor of Philosophy in applied physics and Master of Science in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She received her Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University. She began her career as a Congressional Fellow at the Office of Technology Assessment.
Dr. Prabhakar has served in recent years on the National Academies' Science Technology and Economic Policy Board, the College of Engineering Advisory Board at the University of California, Berkeley, and the red team of DARPA's Defense Sciences Research Council. In addition, she chaired the Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Prabhakar is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Texas Tech Distinguished Engineer, and a Caltech Distinguished Alumna.  

Green Infrastructure and Poverty - Majora Carter to Visit UMD - 9/30

How can a cleaner, greener infrastructure move people out of poverty? MacArthur and Peabody Award-winning urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter will share her powerful message.

Majora Carter has set new standards of excellence with projects in her South Bronx community, while expanding her reach through philanthropic pursuits and business interests that have contributed to raising the self-esteem and unleashing the economic potential of low-income people everywhere.

Majora Carter: Home(town) Security
Wednesday, September 30
5:00 p.m.
Colony Ballroom | Adele H. Stamp Student Union

Lecture followed by Q&A and a reception.

Please join us for the first event in the College Park Scholars “Trash Talks” series. The series is part of this year’s Scholars theme, Trash: The Problem of Waste in Our Lives and World. For details and updates, go to

Thanks to the Office of Undergraduate Studies for its support of the trash theme and related events. Thanks to MLaw Programs for support of Majora Carter’s lecture.

*Latin@ Stars Event* - 10/5

Join us for a networking session where successful Latino professionals will share their career journey and experiences. We will have professionals from
a diverse array of careers. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend! Light refreshments will be served.

When: October 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Stamp Student Union - Colony Ballroom
Dress code: Business Casual

How to RSVP:

Meet Alex Lockwood, Honors Alum & Star of PhD Movie 2 - 10/2 (RSVP by 9/30)

Interested in a career abroad? Want to learn more about Peace Corps? Check out the Peace Corps Information Session

on Sept. 28th, from 4-5PM, at the University Career Center. You can sign up for that by clicking on the link below:

Also, check out Peace Corps office hours, every Tuesday from 10-2 at the University Career Center. You can make an appointment to meet with a recruiter by following these steps:
1) Sign into Careers4Terps
2) Search for “Peace Corps Office Hours”
3) Click “Apply and Interview” to choose a meeting date and time.

Can’t make the office hours or the information session. Email to set up an appointment at another time.

Donate to the Catalyst - an Undergraduate Research Journal

The Catalyst is an Undergraduate Research Journal that is interested in promoting undergraduate research on campus. With your help, we would be able to provide our publications to a larger audience and continue to support students who want to pursue research. Please consider supporting our campaign at  - , as every little bit counts!

Learning How To Learn Workshop - 9/29

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Info Sessions: Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2016 - 9/25

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2016 – all expenses paid?

Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2016 – all expenses paid?

Learn more about the CLS summer 2016 scholarships  – and about preparing a strong application by the *Mid-November 2015 deadline* – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:
Friday, September 25 at 9:15 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Friday, September 25 at 12:00 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
Friday, September 25 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited
--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to address to receive more information by email. 
--To be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS, include your email address in your reply or RSVP.

Application Deadline: Mid-November 2015, date to be announced shortly.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see:

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at
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

Paid Meditation Training Study

This study investigates the effects of meditation on reading comprehension and cognitive skills.
The study involves 4 sessions in the Patapsco Building (Room 1110). Total payment is $90 ($15/hour). You receive $5 each at the completion of Sessions 1-3 and $75 at the completion of Session 4. The 4 sessions are spread across 2 consecutive weeks.
You cannot participate if you participated in the Reading and Attention study, the fMRI Study: Meditation and Cognition, Meditation and Cognition EEG study, or last year’s Meditation Training study.
Prescreen link:
Researchers will determine your eligibility according to these and other criteria to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you to participate in this study. You must:
be 18-40 years of age;
be a native English speaker;
have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing;
not have extensive prior meditation experience;
not have any known psychiatric or neurological disorder.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Alexa Romberg  at

Participate in the Meditation & Cognition EEG Study! (Earn $20)

Earn $20/hr (1 session, up to 3 hrs) by completing questionnaires, language tasks, and meditation while undergoing EEG (electroencephalography) at CASL (accessible by Shuttle #104, free parking).
To participate, you must meet all criteria listed on SONA, including: 18-40 years of age, U.S. citizen, normal vision and hearing, right-handed, monolingual native speaker of American English, no known neurological/psychiatric conditions or learning disabilities, not be taking psychoactive drugs, no practice of techniques designed to improve cognition, no hairstyle preventing EEG data collection, no participation in meditation studies.
To indicate interest, please take the pre-screen at:  If eligible, you will be contacted via phone.  For more info, visit Meditation and Cognition EEG Study on the SONA (

Saturday Philharmonia; Student string orchestra looking for members - 1st Meeting October 3

Saturday, October 3rd at 1:00 p.m. is the first meeting of the Saturday Philharmonia, an ensemble on campus open to strings players of all levels. Every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. this group will read through and rehearse masterworks for string orchestra by Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg, and more! It is a no-fault, fun way to experience great works of classical music.

No registration is required. Just show up with your instrument and we’ll play!

If you would like music in advance to practice, e-mail for pdfs of the music. 

Where: Orchestral Rehearsal Room (room 1230) of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

When: Every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., beginning on October 3rd.  
Who: Violin, Viola, cello and double-bass players of every level are welcome.

Need more information? E-mail Daniel Hopkins at

Support Team INJECT's Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Team INJECT, an undergraduate research team in the Gemstone program, is trying to develop a preventative treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is an eye disorder that affects many elderly people all around the world. With your help, we will be able to purchase the necessary lab materials and equipment to expand on our research. Please consider funding our campaign on LaunchUMD. Every little bit counts!

BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS - Study Abroad for Critical Languages

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. Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) 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 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:

The NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions to help you learn more about the Boren Scholarship and its application process. Please write to to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address.

Thursday, October 1 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 1 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 2 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, October 2 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"America and the Middle East: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go From Here?" - Oct. 6

Be An RA Next Year - Apply by Oct. 8

Qualifications for the RA position are as follows (*you can find more information about the RA Selection Process at 
  • Applicants must be a current undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Applicants must maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA at the University of Maryland, College Park. Unless this is their first semester at the University, they must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on Thursday, October 8, 2015 to participate in the selection process. Those in their first semester do not yet have a GPA at the University. The GPA of all eligible candidates will be checked after grades have posted for the Fall 2015 semester.
  • Applicants must attend an Information Session in order to apply for the RA position.
  • Applicants must be in good judicial and financial standing with the University.
  • If invited to take the RA Class, applicants must register for and complete HESI 470 in the Spring 2016 semester in order to be selected for a position.
  • If offered a position, newly hired Resident Assistants are expected to hold the position for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.
Students often need more information about the RA position and our Selection Process, so we’ve scheduled Information Sessions.  Current RAs and professional staff members will be on hand to answer questions following each 45 minute presentation.  Attendance at one of the Information Sessions is required of all applicants. 

Here are the dates of our Information Sessions (applicants are required to attend one of these sessions):

Info Session Date:                    Time:                                      Location:
Wed. Sept. 23                                       6 – 7 pm                                               0117 Tydings 
Thurs. Sept. 24                                      4 – 5 pm                                   0117 Tydings 
Mon. Sept. 28                                       Noon – 1pm                                          0204 Oakland Multipurpose Room 
Tues. Sept. 29                           6 – 7 pm                                               0204 Oakland Multipurpose Room 
Wed. Sept. 30                                       4 – 5 pm                                               1120 Susquehanna
Thurs. Oct. 1                                         Noon – 1pm                              Annapolis Multipurpose Room 
Thurs. Oct. 1                                         6 – 7 pm                                               1100 Cambridge Community Center
Tues. Oct. 6                                          3:45 – 4:45 pm                                      1120 Susquehanna
Tues. Oct. 6                                          6 – 7 pm                                   0117 Tydings 
Wed. Oct. 7                                          4 – 5 pm                                               0204 Oakland Multipurpose Room 
Wed. Oct. 7                                          6 – 7 pm                                   2102 Shoemaker

Please note:  this year’s Application Deadline is Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4pm.  
Candidates can download the RA Application from our website starting September 24th:

Volunteer Opportunities at Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic in Rockville, Md

The Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic is one of Montgomery County, Maryland's 12 safety net clinics that serve  low income uninsured adults.  We serve over 2000 clients, 70% of whom are Hispanic.    We have a limited staff and use many volunteers to augment our services.  One critical need we have is translation services.  We are interested in establishing a long-term placement opportunity for students who might be interested in helping with translation within the clinic on an ongoing basis. Volunteers must be over 18 years old and be able to work a three to four hour shift, ideally at least twice a week.  A student with a background or interest in health care would be ideal, since they will be expected to use some medical terminology in their work. We can also use part-time office assistants who can help answer the phones, do data entry, and help with filing.  Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable. 

This would be an excellent opportunity for students interested in public health or access to health care to get some real world experience and make a contribution to the community.  For more information on the clinic, see the web site at  For the Volunteer application form, please see:  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Andy Jordan, the volunteer coordinator, at or at 301 918-6818.  

"Radical Simply Means 'Grasping Things at the Root'" w/ Angela Davis - 9/24

Honors College Student Employment

The Honors College main office is currently seeking student workers for the fall semester.  Please read the brief job description, and apply if interested.

Student Worker Job Description

 General student employee responsibilities include but are not limited to:
·        Answering the phone
·        Greeting guests
·        Developing marketing materials
·        Making copies
·        On-Campus deliveries and pick-ups
·        Setting up for and cleaning up after events
·        Moving and lifting furniture/boxes
·        Classroom AV assistance
·        Organizing storage areas
·        Assisting with supply inventory
·        Other duties as assigned

Student workers will be assigned between 5-10 hours a week, starting at $9.25 per hour.  To apply, click here.  All applications are due October 5, 2015. For questions, please contact Nicole Jenkins at