Monday, February 29, 2016

Want to volunteer to help out DC medical clinics?

Come to the Eyes on Health Volunteering GBM on Wednesday, 3/2, to find out what you can do to help out at federally qualified health centers in D.C.! 
We will be meeting in Jimenez Room 2123 at 7 pm to discuss these opportunities. In the meantime, you can check out to find out more!

Condom Fashion Show!

Come watch stunning student models strut down the runway in an outfit made entirely of condoms! This event aims to reduce the stigmas surrounding
HIV/AIDS, to promote regular STI testing, and to celebrate the importance of sexual health and wellness in our community. There will be music,
models, condoms, a raffle, and free stuff! Come check it out!

Wednesday March 2nd, 2016
Stamp Grand Ballroom

More information at and!events/c1n5m

UMD Pre-Med Society's Suture Clinic - 3/3

Ever wanted to learn how to suture? Then make sure to attend UMD Pre-Med Society's suture clinic, co-hosted with AMSA and Charles R. Drew Pre-Health Society! Physicians from the US Army will be coming to teach us suturing techniques, which you will be able to practice for yourself on pigs' feet! This is a great opportunity to learn a valuable skill and hear more about what it's like to be a physican in the army! There will also be pizza, so not only do you get to suture a pigs' foot, but you also get to eat free food (preferably not at the same time). The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of Stamp at 7pm on Thursday, 3/3. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early!

Event Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Event Start Time: 7:00PM
Event Location: Grand Ballroom in Stamp
Contact Person: Jennifer Kim
Contact Email:

Friday, February 26, 2016

Beyond the Classroom presents the award-winning documentary "SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY!" on Monday, February 29th at 7:00 pm!

South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102

 SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution. 

 SHE’S BEAUTIFUL does not try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time --- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.

That story still resonates today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, as the film shows present-day activists creating their generation's own version of feminism. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is a film about activists, made to inspire women and men to work for feminism and human rights.  

 "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" captures the excitement, electricity, humor and power of women realizing that they are not crazy, the system is crazy. By showing women as they take this great leap forward in consciousness and activism in the 1960s and early 1970s, Mary Dore makes revolution contagious for the far greater numbers of younger women who are making new leaps of consciousness and activism now. Seeing is believing. To see this documentary will help all women believe in ourselves and each other." -- Gloria Steinem, founder, Ms. Magazine.

 • "Reminds us, feminists didn't just feel as if they were changing the world - THEY CHANGED IT. Makes clear: the fight isn't over." -- Rachel Saltz, New York Times.

 • “EXCEPTIONAL Bristling with the energy and insight of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century. INCISIVE. NIMBLE. Sharply edited.” -- Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times.

• Should be mandatory viewing for every American citizen, both girls and boys who should know where men's and women's political relationships now are, and how they got there. More than an honest work of journalism, this cautionary doc hears thunder in the distance, the legal storm threatening to rescind the progress made by a generation of women of all colors who fought and sacrificed for the freedoms women -- including my two daughters -- experience today.” – Dann Gire, Daily Herald (Chicago).
For details, go to:

Join Us for Upcoming Events, including:
Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:00-9:00 pm:
“The Square” – 2014 Academy Award-nominated documentary about the people power protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square!
Seize the Civic Moment and Join Beyond the Classroom for Fall 2016!
To learn more and apply by Friday, February 26th for contingent housing in South Campus Commons 1, go to:

Sign up TODAY for RELAY FOR LIFE!!! University Honors Team now Open!! Register before April 16

Join us on April 16th as we RELAY for a cure!! Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's largest fundraising event. All the proceeds we raise benefit ACS and the research they fund to find a cure, as well as the many programs and services they provide to cancer patients, survivors and their families. Their mission is simple: Create a World with More Birthdays!!

Registration for Relay For Life IS ONLY $10!!!!! Once registered, any additional fundraising you complete benefits YOU in the way of PRIZES and GIVEAWAYS! Come out on April 16th for food, games and above all else FUN as we celebrate survivors, remember victims, and above all else, FIGHT BACK!! CLICK HERE to join a friend's team, make your own, or join the University Honor's Team! Can't wait to see you there!

Panel : Kickstarting Your Career With Service - 3/1

Are you interested in volunteering or working in the social sector? Join us in Stamp to learn about Peace Corps and excellent service opportunities with Alternative Breaks, Global Communities, the Center for Leadership and Community Service Learning, and Living Classrooms Foundation (a nonprofit organization in Baltimore and DC).  If you have a desire to help others in your career by developing sustainable and impactful solutions to complex social issues domestically and abroad, then this panel is for you. Food provided!

We invite you to listen to stories and advice on how to launch an impactful career from these expert panelists. 

When: Tuesday, March 1, 4:30-5:30

Where: Stamp Grand Ballroom Lounge 

How: Click to RSVP on Careers 4 Terps

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Advancing Technological Capabilities to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism - 2/29

University of Maryland
Computer & Space Science Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, February 29, 2016
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Dr. Joel C. Rynes
Assistant Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security

Advancing Technological Capabilities to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is solely focused on preventing nuclear terrorism through nuclear detection and technical nuclear forensics. DNDO’s Transformational and Applied Research (TAR) Directorate has the mission to develop break-through technologies that will have a dramatic impact on capabilities to detect nuclear and radiological threats through an aggressive and expedited research and development (R&D) program. This talk will provide an overview of DNDO and its approach to solve the technical grand challenges derived from gaps in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) and Technical Nuclear Forensics (TNF). The talk will emphasize emerging technologies to solve these problems as well as remaining technological needs.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Kumbhel D Balde at (301) 405-4834 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

"You Study WHAT?! On Becoming a Scholar of Trash" - 2/29

A Conversation with Robin Nagle and William A. Cohen Mon., Feb. 29, 6 p.m. Colony Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Why study waste or filth? What can the debris and dirt of a world teach us about that world – its norms, values, beliefs, taboos, and fears? And what happens when a serious scholar of culture and society gets down in the muck to probe its meanings and listen to its stories? What are the rules? The risks? The rewards? Come hear two such scholars talk about the delights and challenges of doing research in unusual subject areas. Bring your curiosity and your questions. This will be an informal, interactive discussion.
Robin Nagle is a clinical associate professor of anthropology and urban studies at New York University and author of Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York CityPicking Up is the official book of the Scholars theme for 2015-16, Trash: The Problem of Waste in Our Lives and World.
William A. Cohen is associate provost and dean for undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland. He is also professor of English and a scholar of Victorian literature and culture. Among his publications is a co-edited anthology, Filth: Dirt, Disgust, and Modern Life. He recently guest-edited an issue of Victorian Network entitled “Victorian Dirt.”
The event is free and open to all. See Robin Nagle’s TED Talk here.
This conversation is the first spring 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 and the Sustainability Fund for their support of the trash theme and related events.

2016 Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research Internship Program

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital (CEHD) and Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) are jointly sponsoring the 2016 Summer/Fall Opportunity for Achievement in Research Internship Program.

The aim of the program is to engage, recruit, and train well-qualified college undergraduate (primarily sophomore and junior) students, from underrepresented minority and other disparity populations, into minority health and health disparities research careers through specialized didactic and mentored research experiences. The SOAR internship program has been highly successful for several years. To learn more about the work of previous interns, please visit

In addition to a core focus on clinical, laboratory, or community-focused research experiences, each student will participate in a series of didactic seminars and video discussion groups. We will do our best to match students with mentors who fit their research interests.

The application deadline is March 7, 2016. The application can be completed and returned electronically along with the required materials. Here is the link to the online application: Students can also visit our website for the announcement, application, recommendation form, and answers to frequently asked questions at

Colloquium with Christina Sharpe (open to ALL)

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 11am-1pm, Key 2120

Part of Queer Beyond Repair, the Spring 2016 14th Annual Lecture Series in LGBT Studies
Christina Sharpe is Associate Professor of English, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies at Tufts University. She is the author of two books: Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke University Press, 2010) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press, Fall 2016). She is currently working on two projects provisionally titled Thinking Juxtapositionally and Refusing Necrotopia.

This event follows Professor Sharpe’s talk from the previous day and is an opportunity for students and faculty to gather in a more intimate and informal setting for more extended discussion of the issues raised in the lecture. We hope you'll join us to continue the conversation around queer beyond repair–all are welcome!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Students Ending Slavery

Meeting Wednesday at 6:30pm!

Hope everyone's week is off to a great start!

Come ready Wednesday to put up flyers for End It Movement after! Be sure to check out  and change your Facebook profile pictures to spread the word.

If you have not already, please fill out the doodle poll for tabling on Thursday if you have free time!

UMD Sports Business Society presents Adam Kilgore from the Washington Post - 2/25

2016 Universitas 21 Summer School: Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Culture Participation in this program is funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $3,200/ student.

2016 Universitas 21 Undergraduate Summer School (U21 Summer School)

Apply by March 1st, 2016!


Host: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Location: Shanghai, China

Program dates: July 4-18, 2016

Travel dates: July 2-18, 2016

Theme: Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Culture

Costs: Participation in this program is funded by the Office of International Affairs for an approximate value of $3,200/ student. Airfare, registration fee (including accommodation and most meals), international health insurance, and visa costs (if applicable) will be covered by the Office of International Affairs for four successful candidates. Participating students will need their own spending money for occasional dinners on free nights, transfers to and from the airport, and personal costs while visiting Shanghai.
This is a competitive application.

The University of Maryland has been invited to nominate four undergraduate students to participate in the 2016 Universitas 21 (U21) Undergraduate Summer School being hosted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China, July 4-18, 2016. This year’s event focuses on the theme “Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Culture”. The summer school will be preceded by an online course open to all U21 students, integrating a virtual element to the program.

The U21 Summer School is a two-week summer science program, promoting interdisciplinary learning and cultural exchange. Participants will attend seminars with distinguished guest lecturers on topics ranging from Traditional Chinese Medicine to medical device engineering and manufacturing, visit academic and commercial pharmaceutical labs, as well as get the chance to tour major sites in Shanghai. The Summer School offers lectures, practice courses, and student research opportunities in all areas of drug discovery and the development of Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs). Participating students will have opportunities to gain first-hand experience in TCM drug discovery, development, and manufacturing as well as optional hands-on involvement in clinical practice, and even acupuncture and moxibustion at Shanghai local TCM hospitals. Students attending the U21 Summer School are expected to complete the virtual course on Traditional Chinese Medicine in preparation for their trip, starting in March 2016. This will allow a more practical approach during the Summer School, in an O2O (on-line teaching, off-line hands-on lab work) environment. Students who are not attending the U21 Summer School are also invited to take part in the MOOC and learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Culture.

Submit your application online at by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.

Your complete application will include your full name, email, UID, Major and Minor, GPA, expected graduation, your resume, two essay questions, an unofficial copy of your transcript, and one academic recommendation. The academic letter of recommendation needs to be submitted by a faculty member at before the application deadline.
For more information, please contact Dr. Raluca Nahorniac in the Office of International Affairs at
* Class Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior graduating December 2016 or later; Minimum GPA: 3.3; Major Eligibility: All Majors