Monday, October 31, 2016

Public Policy Undergraduate Major OPEN HOUSE - 11/3

The School of Public Policy is hosting an open house for students to learn more about the new Undergraduate Major in Public Policy!

November 3rd from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
1126 Taliaferro Hall

AMSA Kaplan Auction - 11/1

Tuesday, November 1st, 5 - 5:15 PM. Juan Jimenez Hall, Room 0105
Looking into taking the MCAT, GRE, LSAT, or other standardized exam? Consider taking a Kaplan prep course - at a discount! Normally all Kaplan courses go for $2000 - but the bidding starts at $200! Bidding will start at 5 PM with the student panel right after.

#4: Alumni Medical Student Panel (w/HPAO and Pre-Med Society)
Tuesday, November 1st, 5 - 6:30 PM. Juan Jimenez Hall, Room 0105
Current medical students at local programs including UMDSOM, JHUSOM, Howard, Gtown, GWU and USUHS will discuss their experience with medical school thus far and their reflections on what they know now that they didn't know then. This is always a great program. Planned panelists include first through fourth year students and several students who chose to take a year off before medical school. At 6 PM, we will move to a panel discussion on what to do with your time off with the alums who took gap years. There is something for everyone!

UMD Pre-Medical Society is co-hosting this event with UMD AMSA and CRD. In the event, current medical students at local programs including UMDSOM, JHUSOM, Howard, Gtown, GWU and USUHS will discuss their experiences with medical school and reflect on their college experiences. Planned panelists include 1st-4th year students and students who chose to take a gap year. At 6 PM, we will move to a panel discussion on what to do with your time off with the alums who took gap years. Hope to see you there! 

Event Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Event Start Time: 5:00-6:30pm.
Event Location: Juan Ramon Jimenez Hall, Room 0105
Contact Person: Suraj Jaladanki, Monica Attia
Contact Email:

RESULTS UMD hosting discussion of Reach Every Mother and Child Act - 11/1

RESULTS UMD, an advocacy group focused on alleviating poverty, will be hosting a 
discussion on the Reach Every Mother and Child Act this Tuesday 11/1 from 5-6pm in Jimenez 1123. We would love if you could all join us for snacks and an interesting dialogue on using international aid to end preventable disease—and bring some friends! Here is the proposed bill that we will mainly talk about: (

PULSAR Undergraduate Language Science Program Info. Nov 1 or 9

PULSAR (or the Program for Undergraduate Language Science Ambassadors in Research) is a 4-semester program for students interested in language science — a uniquely broad field that cuts across many different areas of study, including social and biological sciences, computer science and engineering, as well as humanities, education, and clinical fields. PULSAR students select a diverse program of language science classes, engage in research and outreach projects, and become part of a strong interdisciplinary community of language researchers at Maryland. PULSAR is open to students in all majors who have taken one of several suggested prerequisite courses or have some comparable background in a language science field. Students earn a transcript notation for completing the program.
Applications for Spring 2017 are due Monday, November 21st. There will be two drop-in information sessions held in the Language Science Center, 0121 Taliaferro on the following dates.
Tuesday November 1st 12pm-1pm
Wednesday November 9th 1:30-2:30.

Students who are interested can drop by at these times and ask questions, or can  email questions to:

Friday, October 28, 2016

Rise Above "-Isms" Week 10/31-11/4

Rise Above "-Isms" Week 2016!

Rise Above Week provides opportunities for us to dialogue as a community about how to further justice and take steps to eradicate the oppressions that hurt us all. These steps help move us towards a world where your oppression is not acceptable to me, and mine is not acceptable to you.

For the full calendar:

Monday, October 31, 10:00 am - 3:00pm
Know the Facts about Immigration
Location: Outside of Stamp by Nyumburu Amphitheater

Monday, October 31, 11:30 - 3:30pm
True Terps Rise Above: Photo Booth
Location: STAMP Main Entrance Lobby

Tuesday, November 1, 12:30 - 1:45pm
Intersections: Identity in Images
Location: Art-Soc 2203

Tuesday, November 1, 2:00 - 4:00pm
“You’re Not Alone” Magazine Launch
Location: Stamp, Juan Ramon Jimenez 2208
Refreshments  provided.

Tuesday, November 1, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: Stamp, Colony Ballroom
ASL Interpreters present.

Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Native Roots Monologues with Tribal Activist & Attorney Tara Houska
STAMP, Charles Carroll Room

Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 - 1:00 pm
Pronouns Pronouncement Day
Stamp Main Entrance Lobby

Wednesday, November 2, 10:00am - 2:00 pm
CommUMDiversity Expo
Location:  Main Floor, Stamp balcony

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12:00-4:00pm
"Dear Terps": Letters of Solidarity
Stamp Entrance Lobby

Miércoles, 2 Noviembre, 12:45pm-2:15pm
Caminos Hacia La Inclusión: Explorando diferencias y formando conexiones*
Almuerzo Incluido.
(In Spanish.)

Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Inclusive Language Training*

Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Marc Lamont Hill
Location: Stamp, Hoff Theater
Tickets required. ASL Interpreters present.

Wednesday, November 2, 7:15pm-8:30pm
Jamie Kalven: Journalist & Human Rights Activist
1205 Cambridge Community Center

Thursday, November 3, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Lunch Served.
Space limited. RSVP required:

Thursday, November 3, 12:30 - 1:45 pm
"Beyond Burkas and Bombers: Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America": Film Screening & Discussion
Location ASY 2203

Friday, November 4, 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid Certification Training*
Breakfast & Lunch provided.
Space limited. RSVP Required:

Friday, November 4, 12:00-1:30pm
Combating Anti-Semitism: Ending oppression for some means ending it for all*
Lunch provided.
Space limited. RSVP Required:

For questions, to request an ASL interpreter at any event, or other accommodations, please email


The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program is a peer-to-peer academic coaching program, in which trained PAL coaches assist UMD students in using effective learning techniques to improve study skills and encourage their growth as learners.

Students engage in a semester-long, peer mentor training program, and are able to volunteer (for a small stipend), or receive 1 or 3 upper-level credits. PAL coaches also have the opportunity to become a certified mentor by the Learning Assistance Service or the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA).

If you are motivated to learn how to support UMD students in developing their time management, study process, organizational and exam skills, please see the attached flyer.


1. Schedule an appointment on TutorTrac & attend a session with a current PAL coach

(Go to and select PEER ASSISTED LEARNING as the Center).

2. Submit a completed application (PDF) with your resume, unofficial transcript, and spring class schedule by Friday, November 11, 2016.

For more information, please visit or contact the PAL Program Coordinator, Juliana Wong at or call 301-314-7699

START Winterterm classes in Terrorism Studies

START is offering Winterterm classes, open to all students interested in Terrorism Studies. This winter you can learn the basics of GIS, Behavioral Profiling, or Network Analysis for Terrorism, or enroll in our 3-credit course on the Rise of the Islamic State. Check out our course listings on Testudo (listed under BSST). 

Terp Got Talent Student-Athlete Show! - 11/9

Come out to SAAC's 4th Annual Student-Athlete #TerpsGotTalent and watch our Student Athletes and kids from Children’s National perform their talents off the field! Show starts at 7PM on November 9th, in the STAMP Grand Ballroom. SAAC has partnered with Terp Thon to raise funds and awareness for The Childrens Health System in Washington D.C., and all proceeds will go to benefit the hospital. You won't want to miss this one, so get your tickets online now at

Critical Issues Poll Launch on 11/1

The University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll will be having its public launch on Tuesday, November 1st at 2pm in the Prince George's Room of the Stamp Student Union. The Critical Issues Poll is a BSOS sponsored initiative bringing together two BSOS units: the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development and the Center for American Politics and Citizenship.

At the poll launch, there will be two presentations of new poll results looking at the upcoming presidential election and also domestic and foreign policy issues. he presentations will be looking at the party breakdown of questions related to both American politics and foreign policy issues. Some of the issues that will presented include race issues and policy toward Syria and ISIS. UMD Professors Shibley Telhami and Stella Rouse will be delivering presentations and afterwards will be joined in conversation by William Galston, the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and columnist for The Wall Street Journal

RSVP using this link:

Thursday, October 27, 2016

NOAA Hollings Scholarship for Sophomores - Environmental Sciences and Policy

Attention SOPHOMORES studying atmospheric and oceanic sciences, environmental engineering, environmental sciences and policy, or ANY major with a strong environmental focus or interest!!! In the last two years, 13 Maryland students have won awards worth up to $9,500 annually along with paid summer research internships (see award benefits below)!!!

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 31, 2017. US Citizenship, sophomore (2nd year) status, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 are required to apply.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. 

The National Scholarships Office is offering information sessions for students interested in learning more about the HollingsScholarship program ­ please write to  indicating which session you plan to attend (if you cannot attend but are interested, write to the same address):

Tuesday, November 1 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 2 at 12:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 2 at 4:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 3 at 12:30 pm – ­2403 Marie Mount Hall

AWARD BENEFITS: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful SOPHOMORE applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with a hands-on research experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education project. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

For more information, or for assistance preparing a NOAA Hollings application, please contact the National Scholarships Office at

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 31, 2017