Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Register for Leadershape Catalyst by June 1st!

As part of the Stamp Summer Leadership Series, the LeaderShape Catalyst program offers students a meaningful, one-day leadership experience. Whether you are a student beginning your leadership journey or are an experienced leader, anyone can benefit from attending Catalyst!

During LeaderShape Catalyst, students will:
 
·         Develop skills that focus on personal strengths, relationships building, and teamwork
·         Meet new people and form unique relationships through meaningful conversation
·         Learn valuable lessons from experienced and inspirational leaders

The LeaderShape Catalyst program takes place Saturday, June 6th from 9:30am to 4:30pm in the Stamp Student Union. Lunch and materials are included. Space is limited to the first 60 students. All Summer Leadership Series experiences are offered at no cost to students!

Registration is now available! Sign-up by June 1st for priority registration. Visit http://ter.ps/sls for more information and to sign-up.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Joseph Mitchell and Michelle Humanick Memorial Awards

We are currently accepting applications for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications and nominations for the Fall 2015 semester award are due June 1, 2015. All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Faculty, staff, and members of the campus community are welcome to nominate deserving students of this award. 

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 2015 semester, the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship committee 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 2015 award process, students may apply to the Joseph Mitchell Memorial and Michelle Humanick Scholarships  through http://josephmitchell.umd.edu.  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.

8 Paid Internships With District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

If you have questions about any of the internships below, contact Mtokufa Ngwenya at ngwenya.m@gmail.com
 
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and one (1) writing sample (max. eight (8) pages) to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015. NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check.


Paid Internship Opportunity #1 – External Affairs and Policy Directorate
Duration of Internship: June 1, 2015 – August 28, 2015

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified planning, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate students and undergraduate students, who have completed at least three years of undergraduate studies, that are interested in homeland security and emergency management related matters and how these practices protect life and property. In particular, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
• Emergency Management/Homeland Security
• Law/Political Science
• Public Administration/Policy
• Public Communication/Relations
As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.
Position With: External Affairs and Policy Directorate
Description of Opportunity
A. Work with Community Outreach Team Members to facilitate emergency preparedness presentations;
B. Work with the Public Information Officer (PIO) on the creation of social media messaging, press releases, and other public communication; and
C. Work with the External Affairs/Legislative Division to assist in policy research and writing for the HSEMA website.
Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in emergency management and homeland security issues
B. Excellent written and oral communications skills required
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
D. Bilingual or American Sign Language fluent applicants preferred
*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and one (1) writing sample (max. eight (8) pages) to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015.
NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check

Paid Internship Opportunity #2 – Finance and Administration Division
Duration of Internship: June 1, 2015 – August 28, 2015

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate students and undergraduate students, who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property. Particularly HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
• Emergency Management/Homeland Security
• Public Administration/Policy
• Business Administration
• Human Resources
As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.
Position With: Finance and Administration Division
Description of Opportunity
A. Assist with the development of HSEMA’s Finance & Administration Division’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
B. Assist with the development of Finance and Administration Division’s training curriculum and materials
C. Assist with audits as needed
Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in budget, finance and/or human resources within the public sector
B. Excellent written and oral communication skills
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends
Learn more about HSEMA at www.hsema.dc.gov.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015.

Paid Internship Opportunity #3 –Operations Directorate
Duration of Internship: June 1, 2015 – August 28, 2015

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate students and undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies who are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property. Particularly, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
• Emergency Management/Homeland Security
• Information Technology/Computer Science
• Public Administration/Policy
• Public Communication/Relations
As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.
Position With: Operations Directorate
Description of Opportunity
A) Assist with the development of a special events checklist for the deployment of HSEMA’s command vehicle (DC-12)
B) PIV-I Program and Installation
o Create white paper(s) on the PIV-I program
o Assist with installation
C) Complete ICS courses 100-800
Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in emergency management
B. Strong writing and oral communications skills
*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends
Learn more about HSEMA at www.hsema.dc.gov.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015.
NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check

Paid Internship Opportunity #4 – Information Technology Directorate
Duration of Internship: June 1, 2015 – August 28, 2015

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate students and undergraduate students who are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property. Particularly HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
• Emergency Management/Homeland Security
• Information Technology/Computer Science
• Public Administration/Policy
• Public Communication/Relations
As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.
Position With: Information Technology (IT) Directorate
Description of Opportunity
A) Assist HSEMA staff members with basic IT troubleshooting
B) Provide assistance to the Lead IT Specialist with developing and managing an asset management tool for the agency
C) Assist the Lead IT Specialist with ad-hoc research requests pertaining to technology used within the agency
D) Provide technical support for planned and unplanned activations that occur during the internship period.
E) Must be available to work July 4, 2015
Required/Optional Qualifications
A) At least one year experience in an IT related field
B) Excellent organizational skills
C) Demonstrated problem-solving skills
D) Must be a highly motivated self-starter
* Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends
Learn more about HSEMA at www.hsema.dc.gov.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015.
NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check


Paid Internship Opportunity #5 – Plans and Preparedness Division
Duration of Internship: June 1, 2015 – August 28, 2015

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate students that are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property. In particular, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
• Emergency Management/Homeland Security
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Statistics
• Governmental Affairs
• Information Technology/Computer Science
• Public Administration/Policy
• Public Communication/Relations
• Urban Planning
As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.
Position With: Plans and Preparedness Division/Recovery Program
Description of Opportunity
A. Support the enhancement of the District Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) by:
o Compiling briefing materials for agencies and organizations identified as having primary or supporting role in recovery organization including their roles and responsibilities pre- and post-disaster
o Researching best practices for functional area-specific RSF operations (i.e., creating economic stabilization plans for Economy, Commerce, and Employment RSF and creating long term housing plans for Housing RSF)
Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in emergency management and homeland security issues
B. Excellent written and oral communications skills required
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
D. Demonstrated proficiency in research and analysis
*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends
Learn more about HSEMA at www.hsema.dc.gov.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and one (1) writing sample (max. eight (8) pages) to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015.
NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check

Paid Internship Opportunity #6 – Plans and Preparedness Division
Duration of Internship: June 1, 2015 – August 28, 2015

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate students that are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property. In particular, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
• Emergency Management/Homeland Security
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Statistics
• Governmental Affairs
• Information Technology/Computer Science
• Public Administration/Policy
• Public Communication/Relations
• Urban Planning
As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.
Position With: Plans and Preparedness Division/Recovery Policy
Description of Opportunity
• Complete an analysis of policy gaps in the District needed to enable successful recovery and develop an implementation plan for enacting these policies in the District by:
o Performing detailed research of best practices and lessons related to recovery policies
o Developing a white paper that identifies gaps in District policies compared to these best practices
o Drafting policies for the District or for specific District agencies to address these policy gaps
o Developing an implementation plan, including socialization measures, to adopt these policies
Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in emergency management and homeland security issues
B. Excellent written and oral communications skills required
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
D. Demonstrated proficiency in research and analysis
*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and one (1) writing sample (max. eight (8) pages) to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015.
NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check

Paid Internship Opportunity #7 – Plans and Preparedness Division
Duration of Internship: June 1, 2015 – August 28, 2015

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified prevention, protection, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate students that are interested in homeland security and emergency management processes and how these practices protect life and property. In particular, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
• Emergency Management/Homeland Security
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Statistics
• Governmental Affairs
• Information Technology/Computer Science
• Public Administration/Policy
• Public Communication/Relations
• Urban Planning
As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.
Position With: Plans and Preparedness Division/Recovery External Affairs Research
Description of Opportunity
• Complete an analysis of potential external affairs measures to implement during long-term recovery efforts in the District by:
o Performing detailed research of best practices and lessons learned in community outreach and engagement, public messaging, and external affairs efforts
o Develop a white paper with the findings of the research
o Develop a proposal of a District Recovery Communications and Outreach Plan
Qualifications
A. Demonstrated interest in emergency management and homeland security issues
B. Excellent written and oral communications skills required
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
D. Demonstrated proficiency in research and analysis
*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekends
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and one (1) writing sample (max. eight (8) pages) to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015.
NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check

Paid Internship Opportunity #8 – Plans and Preparedness Division
Duration of Internship: June 1, 2015 – August 28, 2015

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) manages and coordinates the District’s unified planning, response, mitigation, and recovery efforts for all disasters, whether natural or man-made, that occur in the District of Columbia.
HSEMA is looking for highly-skilled graduate or post-graduate students that are interested in homeland security and emergency management related matters and how these practices protect life and property. In particular, HSEMA is looking for students interested in or majoring in the following fields:
• Emergency Management/Homeland Security
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Statistics
• Governmental Affairs
• Information Technology/Computer Science
• Public Administration/Policy
• Public Communication/Relations
As an intern you will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic agency that is nationally-recognized as a leader in homeland security and emergency management practices.
Position With: Plans and Preparedness Division/Mitigation
Description of Opportunity
• Support the management of existing mitigation grant awards and/or the application to the alternate opportunities
o Assist with project development
o Provide grant management support
o Provide administrative support to the Mitigation Officer
• Support the Mitigation Subcommittee program
o Facilitate meetings of the subcommittee and develop planning materials
o Perform data/information management and analysis
Qualifications
A. Knowledgeable of emergency management doctrine, specifically related to the mitigation mission area
B. Excellent written and oral communications skills required
C. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
D. Must possess experience with basic data/information management analysis practices
*Interns may be asked to work outside of normal business hours including weekend
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and one (1) writing sample (max. eight (8) pages) to hsema.internship@dc.gov indicating the particular Internship Opportunity being applied for in the email subject line by May 22, 2015.
NOTE: Applicants must be US citizens and are subject to a background check

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Adele's Restaurant: The Breakfast at Midnight 5/16

May 16, 2015
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Adele's, STAMP
Contact: Jessica Leveille, jessleve@umd.edu
Adele's Restaurant will host The Breakfast at Midnight on Saturday, May 16th from 9pm to 1am! So put down your books and pick up your forks, because it's time to feed your brain! If you have any questions, please call 301-314-8022. Be sure to check out our twitter as well: https://twitter.com/AdelesUMD.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ClassTracks Interns: EdTech Superheroes


Prepare for the experience of a lifetime! Work with great people, gain experience in marketing and customer development, all while improving educational outcomes for student around the world! You will join a local startup with an impressive network and experienced founders. Get ready for more responsibility than anyone else would dare give you.


About ClassTracks: We’re a local startup that provides foreign language teachers tech tools to make their classrooms more effective, efficient, and engaging. Our first tool, a vocabulary study
tool, allows teachers to assign vocabulary and monitor class and individual student progress, while providing students with an innovative, research-based, and extremely effective method for
learning and vocabulary that adapts to their unique needs. We were featured at the SXSWedu startup showcase, won first place TechBreakfast’s biz bootcamp pitch competition, and
participated in the industry-leading education Accelerator, 4.0 Schools Launch.


Internship details: ClassTracks is looking for two go-getter, all-star interns with tireless hustle to support our customer development team. Your responsibilities will depend on your skills, but may
include: content/social media marketing, PR, customer support, quality assurance, data-analysis (research). You will have the opportunity to contribute to existing projects and to lead a small
project of your own. Training and mentorship will, of course, be provided by our awesome team members!


What we’re looking for: Openness to learn, willingness to try anything. Ninja-like skills with regards to writing, interpersonal communications, and relationship management. Ability to quickly
adapt and hustle to find ways to overcome any obstacles put in your way. Web-savvy. Must have studied a foreign language in high school or college.


Bonus experience you could have to make us drop our collective jaw:
-Have technical or design background and want to hack on our WordPress site or help with a small project on the product team? Awesome!
-Have teaching (or student-teaching) experience? Heck yeah!


Location: We work out of the Emerging Technologies Center (ETC), an open office space in East Baltimore that hosts dozens of local startups. We are also location-flexible, if you prefer to spend
some of your time working from home (or Starbucks).


Hours, compensation: Hours are as flexible as you can handle. Compensation includes meals/drinks, awesome letters of reference, mentoring, experience, and visibility into the inner circles of the technology and edtech industry. If you would like to receive credit from your school, we are happy to work with you to make that happen.


Send resume to: Lida Zlatic zlaticdbk@gmail.com

Monday, May 11, 2015

Spring Honors Grill & Chill 2015 - Wednesday

Finals got you down? Tired of Diner food? Come on out to our annual Spring Grill and Chill! There will be FREE FOOD (burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream) and pick-up frisbee. So take a break from studying and join us on Wednesday, May 13th from 1-3pm at Anne Arundel Hall!

This event is brought to you by the Honors Student Programming Council, the Black Honors Caucus, and W.E.B. Dubois Honors Society.

Stamp Study Zone May 11 - May 20

Stamp Student Union
Contact: Noah Henry-Darwish, nhendar@umd.edu
 
Need a place to study? Stressed out? Hungry? Then come by the Stamp Study Zone during Finals Week! From Monday, May 11 to Tuesday, May 19, Stamp will be the place to go for all your Finals Week needs. There will be free massages, quiet study spaces, cookie decorating, Adele's buffet specials, Puppy Pallooza, and much, much more! For the full schedule, please visit http://ter.ps/ssz15. If you have any questions, email stampspecialevents@umd.edu.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FULBRIGHT - Final info sessions - English Teaching & Study/Research Grants May 11-14

Are you interested in pursuing prestigious Fulbright international study/research or English teaching opportunities after you graduate?

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program! Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply, but interested Freshmen and Sophomores are welcome to attend!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1500 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright study/research and teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

FULBRIGHT GRANT WORKSHOPS: Please specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response

Monday, May 11 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Tuesday, May 12 at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, May 14 at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, May 14 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

There are two types of Fulbright grants:

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in 68 countries (the list is regularly updated and enlarged) including: Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rwanda, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa;  A stipend is provided based on living costs in the host country. The Fulbright award covers round-trip international travel, health and accident insurance, and orientation costs.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2015 – contact us at fulbright@umd.edu for details.

The Weekday Players Original Works Project

The Weekday Players present our annual night of theatre by and for students! Join us on Wednesday, May 6, 7:30pm in the Cafritz Foundation Theatre at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for our evening of eight short plays, entirely written and produced by student artists. No tickets required!
http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2015/weekday-players-original-works-project-2015

Need an fun elective or GVPT class? Join Maryland Mock Trial!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Separating the Sacred from the Everyday - Friday

May 8, 2015
5:30 -7:30 PM
Maryland Hillel
Contact: Jennifer Olson, jenolson@umd.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/836748563077978/
Join Maryland Hillel for a FREE Interfaith Shabbat dinner around the theme of "Separating the Sacred from the Everyday" on Friday, May 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The dinner will include the chance to speak with Jewish students about the meaning of Shabbat and share how each of us separates the sacred from the everyday. This event is sponsored by MICA, Memorial Chapel and Maryland Hillel. RSVP at https://orgsync.com/99870/forms/139355

Rise Above: Student Symposium on Disability

School of Ed/CHSE
May 8, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Atrium, STAMP
Contact: Carolyn Fink, cmfink@umd.edu
Please join us for Rise Above: Student Symposium on Disability. Students from EDSP289i and EDSP220 will be presenting their dis/ability related projects on Friday, May 8th from 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon in the Atrium at Stamp. The Keynote Speaker for this event will be Rosy Caranza, a doctoral student in the College of Education. Rosy will present, "You Don't Look Like a Blind Person: Sharing my disability narrative", the lighter side of life from her perspective (and blindness). For more information, please contact Val Foster at 301-405-6515.

SKETCHUP: Who's The Goose? FREE Comedy, Friday May 8th!


Sketchup is UMD's premier sketch comedy group and "Who's the Goose?" is our FREE end-of-year sketch comedy show! Come out to the Hoff Theater in Stamp on Friday, May 8th at 7pm for an hour and a half of UMD's best sketch comedy! Doors open at 6:50, and even though there is NO PRICE FOR ADMISSION, you'd best be there early, because seats go fast!

CMNS End of Year Celebration - Thursday

The SAB is hosting an CMNS End of Year Celebration and I was wondering if you could advertise this in your daily emails. 

The event takes place on May 7th (Thursday) from 5-6:30 on La Plata Beach. 

Students should come out and enjoy FREE Dairy Ice Cream as well as games on the beach. Student groups associated with the CMNS College will also be tabling the event and looking toward getting students, especially underclassmen, more involved next year. 

While the event is focused on CMNS majors, all are welcome!


Monday, May 4, 2015

"Everything You Know About Immigration Is Wrong" - Tuesday

Students for Liberty
May 5, 2015
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Charles Carroll Room, STAMP
Contact: Miles King, milo.j.king@gmail.com
Join us to hear a talk by Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute! He'll address several criticisms of immigration to the U.S. related to crime, native employment and wages, fiscal costs, etc., and argue in favor of more legal immigration. He will also be arguing for granting undocumented immigrants legal status. Everyone is welcome regardless of their views, and Mr. Nowrasteh will be taking questions after the talk. If you're interested in U.S. immigration policy, attend this! Contact umcpsfl@gmail.com for more information.

Charles R. Drew Membership Ceremony - Thursday

It's been a long road, but we have finally reached the end of the semester. This Thursday we will be having the Spring '15 Membership Ceremony at 7pm in the Atrium of Stamp. Invite your friends and let them join in the celebration.

Friday, May 1, 2015

FIGHTING SEX SLAVERY TODAY - May 11

Monday May 11, 2pm-3.15pm, La Plata Hall Multipurpose Room
Talk and Q&A with Tina Frundt, Founder and Executive Director of Courtney’s House

Join the Honors College and University Honors for a conversation with Tina Frundt, the Founder and Executive Director of Courtney’s House, a local service organization which provides direct aid to sex trafficked youth in the DC area. Herself a survivor of sex slavery, Ms. Frundt has devoted her career to raising awareness of the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Her talk, ’Transitioning Your Mindset,’ will be followed by Q&A. For more information, please contact Professor Richard Bell at rjbell@umd.edu. This event is FREE and open to everyone.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Position – Summer 2015 Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory




Who are we?
The Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab is currently seeking assistance from undergraduate researchers for the upcoming Summer 2015 semesters. The laboratory is located in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, 3304 Benjamin Building. The Principal Investigator of the lab is Dr. Richard Prather. Additional information about the lab can be accessed at: http://pratherlab.org/

What do we do?
We investigate children’s neurocognitive development with a primary focus on mathematical cognition and related processes. Our current project utilizes both EEG and behavioral studies to examine these topics.

What will you be doing?
RA’s working in the lab will receive training and experience with EEG methodology. RA’S will also assist in the scheduling and recruitment of participants. This opportunity is ideal for students interested in graduate school, or those interested in gaining valuable hands-on research experience. Credit will be offered for RA involvement.

Requirements
Interested RA’s MUST have flexible weekday schedules and be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Undergraduate RA’s are required to have at minimum a 3.2 GPA within their major and at least an overall GPA of 2.8.

Interested?
If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to be involved in, please send your resume, summer weekday availability, and unofficial transcript to Sara Fitt at sfitt@umd.edu.

Beyond the Classroom presents “CESAR’S LAST FAST” - Monday

Monday, May 4, 7:00-9:00 pm
South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102
(http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.htm)

Cesar’s Last Fast is a multi-platform feature documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers, and the impact Chavez’s legacy has on today’s generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez’s 1988 “Fast for Life,” a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers. The story of this water-only fast is the film’s dramatic arc into which the filmmakers interweave the historic events that defined the life mission of America’s most inspiring Latino leader and the struggles confronting today’s farm workers.
 
This project is more than just a film. It is a powerful tool to engage people and organizations to participate in social justice movements using Cesar Chavez’s inspiring story as a model for how individuals and communities can address the inequities they confront every day. To carry out this social impact initiative, the filmmakers will partner with national civil, labor, human rights, and faith-based organizations. These partner groups will organize community-based screenings and incorporate the film into their social justice campaigns. This strategy will ensure the film reaches a new generation of immigrant workers who may not know Chavez’s story and his impact on Latino civil and labor rights in the United States.
 
• Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2014.
• “Cesar’s Last Fast goes well beyond its title to tell the complicated history of the United Farm Workers and the man who led it, C├ęsar Chavez. In this engrossing film, we learn more than how Cesar used the ritual of fasting to advance la causa. The film is the first to grapple with the mixed legacy of Chavez, revealing both his creativity and his desire for total control. The filmmakers include a diverse set of actors from the movement resulting in the most complex portrayal of the man ever captured on film.” — Matt Garcia, Professor of History, Arizona State University.
·       “A reverential perspective on America’s renowned union founder and leader Cesar Chavez.” – Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter.
 
 
 
 

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Saturday, May 9, 2015
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