Friday, April 29, 2016

Beyond the Classroom presents the award-winning documentary "FOOD CHAINS: THE REVOLUTION IN AMERICA'S FIELDS" on Monday, May 2ND at 7:00 pm!

May 2, 2016, 7:00-9:00 pm
South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102

Food Chains: The Revolution in America’s Fields (USA, 2014)

In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.

There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme ...cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.

Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this.

The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

No documentary on the modern food system does a better job of putting farmworkers’ struggles for social justice into the broad context of 21st century capitalism.” – Shane Hamilton, Associate Professor.
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START (Study of Terrorism And REsponses to Terrorism) Summer Courses

International Business Institute Summer Course May 23-27

International Business Institute CIBER  course is running from May 23-27. The course is five-days and three-credit summer course running from May 23-27. The course is open to all juniors and seniors but is specifically targeting language and area studies students and those interested in international relations. The course is unique in that it includes both classroom-based and experiential learning activities (in addition to pre-work and post-work), with visits to companies, international organizations, and embassies located in the Greater Capital Region. 

UMD Hosts Climate Action Forum - May 5/6

On May 4, the University of Maryland will host the Climate Action 2016 forum, a public conference ​in support of the objectives of ​the Climate Action 2016 multi-stakeholder summit to be held in Washington, DC on May 5-6. Held at the Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, the forum will provide an opportunity for discussion among ​academia and ​a diverse range of stakeholders with an interest in ​advancing ​the climate implementation agenda post-Paris.
The forum will convene some 20 sessions across six thematic tracks: city and sub-national implementation, resilience/adaptation, energy, sustainable land-use, analysis & tools to support decision-making, and climate & society. An opening plenary session will feature U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a luncheon plenary will include Mr. Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and a closing plenary will feature former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and the next generation of student climate leaders.

Please join the Facebook event!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Relay For Life: Executive Board and Committee Applications are open! DUE 4/30

Relay For Life: Executive Board and Committee Applications are open! DUE 4/30

Relay For Life fundraises throughout the year to support the American Cancer Society. Major events include Pie Your Professor and our main carnival/walkathon in April. 
If you would like to be more involved, consider applying for our executive board: OR committee 

Application DEADLINE is 4/30!

Red Cross Blood Drive — Monday, May 9

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

Apply to Serve on SGA Cabinet - Due May 2

Interested in getting more involved with the UMD Student Government Association? Apply to serve on the 2016-2017 Cabinet! The SGA Cabinet is made up of nine directors including Director of City Affairs, Director of Sustainability, Director of Governmental Affairs, Director of Diversity, Director of Shared Governance, Director of Student Groups, Director of Communications, Director of Health and Wellness, and Director of Tradition. These directors chair the SGA committees and work with the Student Body President and Vice Presidents to improve our campus. To learn more about their specific duties, check out 
Apply at by Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM! Any and all questions can be sent to

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Calvary Women's Shelter Service Event (May 7)

Join Humanity First at College Park for our service event at the Calvary Women's Shelter in DC! We will be serving dinner and will have the chance 
to meet the women at the shelter. 

Event Details:
Location: 1217 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Date: Saturday, May 7

Humanity First will be providing transportation.

To sign up, email us at with the following:

1) Name
2) UID
3) Emergency contact name
4) Emergency contact phone number

Hope to see you there!

Education Abroad Photo Contest

EA's photo contest is open for voting! Check out the amazing snapshots of our #TerpsAbroad all over the globe and help us select our winners by voting on facebook for your favorite photos in each category. Here's how:
  1. Like EA on Facebook to get feed updates of the photo contest and other EA info
  2. Look through the photos in each category (make sure to click on "read more" to hear the student's story - some of them are really cool)
    1. Spontaneous moments
    2. Cultural immersion
    3. #TerpsAbroad
    4. Channel your inner photographer
  3. "Like" the photos that get your vote! You can vote as many times as you want!
  4. Most likes wins cool prizes from EA.

Screening of Ducumentary Film "Documented" - 4/28

Join us for the documentary screening of "Documented", Thursday April 28th, from 
4:00-6:00pm in the Thurgood Marshall room in Stamp. 

The film highlights a new perspective of undocumented immigration and people's 
experiences of being undocumented in the United States. 

The documentary follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and his 
journey to America from the Philippines as a child and his public struggle as an 
immigration reform activist. 

Find out more information about the event here:

Thursday 4/28 - Hidden Disabilities | Jimenez Room - Stamp | 7:30PM

  • Hidden Disabilities is an interactive panel discussing the disabilities often over looked. Join us in a discussion about those Hidden Disabilities and how to create change in our society. ActiveMinds is also cosponsoring this event. We have a great panel of 6 diverse people who will speaking on their experiences with their less apparent disabilities and how it has affected them in different facets of their lives. We hope to inform the community on how to better interact and be inclusive at all times. #HiddenDisabilities
    • Presented by  Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

4th Annual Mr. Burgundy and Grey | PG Room - Stamp | 8PM

  • Who will be crowned the next Mr. Burgundy & Grey in 2016? Contestants will compete for the crown through swimwear, formal wear, talent, and a Q&A portion. There is a $2 entrance fee with all proceeds of the event being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. #MrBnG2016
  • Presented by  Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Cracking the Secrets of the Universe Using Computers: Re-discovering the Higgs & Searching for Invisible Matter" Presentations - 5/10

We have scheduled  a poster session for HONR269L "Cracking the Secrets of the Universe Using Computers: Re-discovering the Higgs & Searching for Invisible Matter" on May 10th,  11:00am - 12:30pm, in the   PSC lobby. Students will be presenting the research work they have done during this semester. Students  interested in HONR 268N "Solve Mysteries of the Universe Using Fundamental Physics and Computationally-intensive Analysis Tools" could attend this poster session to learn the details about the course. 

Here is the list of projects that students will be presenting during the poster session:

New particle search in Higgs boson decays.
Searching for Dark Matter.
Study simulation of fusion and astrophysical plasmas.
Top Quark properties at the Large Hadron Collider.
Study of data from IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole.
Learn how to manage Tier3 of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid.
Design a payload to detect atmospheric dust in the stratosphere.


'The FBI and Counter-Terrorism' - 5/2

 Monday, May 2, 4-6:30PM. In the Honors Lounge in Anne Arundel Hall, with Dr. Howard Smead

Dale Watson, former FBI Executive Assistant Director in charge of Counter Terrorism and Counter Intelligence, will  speak on Counter-Terrorism policy and methods, Torture, Drones, American terrorists abroad, and many other related issues.

All are welcome. Please bring a friend, and lots of questions. We'll bring the pizza.

Monday, April 25, 2016

PHD Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania (All Expenses Paid) - Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

On September 29 to October 1, 2016, we will hold the first ever Penn Honors Diversity (PHD) Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This Symposium, co-organized by many of the PhD programs at Penn, will emphasize student diversity. It aims to particularly attract underrepresented students (especially sophomores and juniors) at colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic states who are interested in learning more about graduate school.

The PHD Symposium is a two-day plus program designed to provide a venue for the students to (a) network with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, (b) learn from them about cutting-edge research and PhD training opportunities here at Penn, (c) present their work to faculty and students in a poster session, and (d) attend workshops and seminars about the admissions process, funding opportunities, life as a graduate student, etc.  

We hope to host 100 students and 30 program directors. The application is now open. Applicants from the Mid-Atlantic states are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to students from surrounding undergraduate institutions within a 4 hour drive or train ride. All expenses will be paid for accepted students and invited programs directors/facultyThe deadline for online application is May 1, 2016, and acceptances will be announced by the end of May. Additional information will follow soon. For more information, please contact us at

We hope that you will recommend this opportunity to your students. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact us at

Full information, including the online application, is available on the website at

University of Pennsylvania Participating Schools:

Doing Business in India: The Promise and the Perils - 4/29

Please join us for our sixth annual Emerging Markets Forum, presented by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Friday, April 29, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Rotunda Room
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

India is an emerging economic powerhouse that holds considerable promise, yet is complex and difficult to navigate. This year's Emerging Markets Forum focuses on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in India at a time when U.S.-India commercial ties are of increasing importance to both countries.
·  Key trends and forces impacting the fortunes of Indian industry
·  Effective strategies for negotiating the diverse Indian market
·  Government policies and the reform agenda
Your registration for this daylong event includes lunch.


His Excellency Arun K. Singh
India's Ambassador to the United States

Arun K. Singh is a career foreign service officer who is the current Ambassador of India to the United States, assuming the position in April 2015. Prior to this post, he served as Ambassador of India to France (2013-2015). Singh served previously as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. (2008-2013), and as Ambassador of India to Israel (2005-2008). He holds a master's degree in economics from Delhi University.

Jagdish Bhagwati
University Professor of Economics, Columbia University

Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor of Economics, Law and International Affairs at Columbia University and director of the Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies. He was Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has been economic policy adviser to Arthur Dunkel, director general of GATT (1991-93), special adviser on globalization to the UN, and external adviser to the WTO. Bhagwati is described as the most creative international trade theorist of his generation.

 Mukesh Aghi, PhD
President, U.S.-India Business Council

Mukesh Aghi is president of the U.S.-India Business Council. With more than 27 years of experience across diverse industries and geographies, Aghi has a proven track record of leading various international business giants. His last assignment was as chief executive and member of the board at L&T Infotech. Earlier he served at Steria, Inc.-India, as its CEO, Asia-Pacific and global executive sales director, responsible for their top 50 global accounts with revenues exceeding $1.5 billion and instrumental in the successful merger with Xansa, creating a multi-billion dollar technology services business.

Seating is limited for this event so please register today.

Questions? Please contact


Academic Achievement Programs: Now Hiring Tutors for Summer/Fall 2016 - Apps due 5/2

Are you interested in providing peer tutoring to your classmates at UMD? The Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) is currently recruiting for many summer and fall paid tutoring positions! AAP peer tutors gain exposure to teaching and facilitation fundamentals while providing peer-led small-group tutoring in a collaborative learning environment for first-generation college students and students in the campus’ most challenging courses. 

This is a paid position at $8.50-9.25/hour with a time commitment of 3-4 hours/week per course. The following courses have vacancies:

Summer 2016:
CCJS 100
CCJS 105
HIST 200

Fall 2016:
CHEM 131
CHEM 241
CHEM 271
CMSC 131
CMSC 132
CMSC 216
CMSC 250
CMSC 330
PHIL 100
PSYC 200
CCJS 105
AMST 101
GEOG 130
PHIL 140
PSYC 100
SOCY 200

Candidates must have a 2.75+ cumulative GPA and have received a B or higher in the course(s) for which you are applying to tutor.

 All positions are filled on a rolling basis and will require at least one in-person interview. Applications are due via email on/before Monday, May 2.

​Writers' House T-Shirt Design Competition

We will pay you $100, yes, $100 (that's 5 Tubmans!) if you win.

Send your T-shirt design in by Monday May 2 at NOON to: (or just reply to this e-mail with the pdf of your design attached).

Designs will be printed out and then the Writers' House community will vote on them at LITFEST on May 6.  Winner to be announced shortly thereafter.  The design will then be placed on Writers' House tees for the coming year, or perhaps sequence of several years.

Designs should be:
  • black and white only and 
  • should require only ONE design field - the front or the back of the tee (no additional arm patch or front and back, that is too spendy for us)
Competition open to all UMD undergraduate and graduate students.  

Sex Week at Maryland Executive Board Applications Now Open! - Due 5/5

The Sex Week at Maryland Executive Board wants YOU to be a part of the amazing work we do. 
Sex Week is a student-run organization that aims to provide accurate and inclusive sexual health and wellness information to the campus community 
and beyond. 
Sex Week provides an online platform and resource for sex-positive information, hosts diverse, educational programming, and promotes relevant events put on by other fabulous student groups.  

Applications due May 5th. 

Apply at:

Are you passionate about raising awareness and increasing access to feminine hygiene products for women in need?

 Then apply to be a part of the No Taboo Period team! Click on the link below to learn more about us and get started on the application! Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis.  

Environmental Science and Policy Student Association career panel on Thursday, April 28th

ENSPire (the Environmental Science and Policy Student Association) is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a career panel on Thursday, April 28th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in JMZ 0105. We will have speakers from a range of careers in ENSP: an environmental attorney from the US Department of Energy, two civil/environmental engineers, a professor of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, and an alumni of the major who works near campus. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to our Facebook event or send an e-mail to We have limited space, so RSVP ASAP!

Become a Moneythink Maryland mentor - teach financial & professional skills to Prince George's County high school Students in the Fall

Are you interested in empowering today's youth to fulfill their dreams? Apply to become a Moneythink Maryland mentor to teach financial and professional skills to students in Prince George's County high schools for the Fall 2016 semester!

Apply before the end of the semester to, and please contact us at our Facebook page or at if you have any questions.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Parren Mitchell Symposium "Racism: In Sickness & In Health" on April 27th

Volunteer with Maryland Reads Day: Friday, April 29, 2016 (Registration closes Monday April 25)

Check out this ON CAMPUS volunteer opportunity to engage with children in reading and math! 

Please sign up to volunteer with some awesome kids from Prince George's County! Shifts are typically 2 hours long. While we need volunteers for all shifts, we especially need volunteers for the Reading with Children shift on Maryland Reads Day - Friday, April 29 from 10:30am-12:30pm. 
About Maryland Reads Day
Friday, April 29, 2016 from 7am—2pm in the Grand Ballroom in Stamp
The America Reads Program places University of Maryland students in 12 Prince George’s County elementary schools to work with first and second graders on developing reading and writing skills. On Maryland Reads Day, all the children who participate in the program will come to campus for the day to celebrate their accomplishments, engage in reading and writing activities, interact with college students, and experience a college campus.
Volunteers will help with event logistics and will interact with our America Reads 1st and 2nd graders throughout the day. Activities will take place in the Grand Ball Room in Stamp. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt on the day of the event.
Maryland Reads Day volunteer registration closes on 
Monday, April 25 at 5pm! Sign up now! 

All registered volunteers will get an awesome volunteer t-shirt at each event! 

Research Assistants wanted for the Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory!

The Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory investigates brain networks underlying emotion and cognition using EEG, MRI, and other psychophysiological measures. The lab works to understand how functional brain activity is disrupted for clinical problems such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and aggression, as well as how such brain activity 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.

-Data collection in Brain Physiology (EEG, MRI) and Peripheral Physiology (skin conductance, heart rate, EMG, startle blink) 

-Signal processing training 
-Statistical data analysis training 
-6 - 9 hours a week commitment 
-Course credit offered

-No previous experience required 

-3.5 GPA (within major area OK) 
-Background and/or interest in programming 
-Highly motivated for graduate study 
-Two years to develop a strong research record (1st and 2nd year students encouraged to apply!) 

Please email your resume, unofficial transcript, and research interests to Matthew Bachman (