Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Diamondback's March Madness Contest - Enter by March 6

Looking for an easy way to raise money for your organization? Want to get your group's name out to thousands of students in a few clicks?

Join The Diamondback's March Madness contest! Here’s how it works: If selected, we will enter you into a bracket-style tournament with cash prizes for every advancement after the Sweet 16. Every week, your group will face off with another student organization. We will provide your group with a link to a poll where members, friends and family can vote for your team. Post the link on Twitter and Facebook to maximize your chance of winning. We will also link to the main tournament page on social media and through our newsletter. The group with the most votes at the end of a predetermined time period will advance. Make it through all six rounds to be crowned the Diamondback Madness Champion and receive more than $300 for your group’s use.

The Diamondback, UMD's independent student newspaper and largest on-campus publication, has a Twitter following of more than 20,000, a Facebook following of more than 7,000. With this tournament, whether you win or lose, your organization has the opportunity to reach thousands of students and faculty involved in all areas of campus.

To get started, simply fill out this Google form by March 6, and we'll enter your group into our selection lottery for a chance to compete for fame, fun and cash.

Midterm Power March 1

Social Impact Job Opportunity (for a Soon to be College Graduate)

2017-2018 Bridges Job Description

Position: Public Service Fellowship – Elementary/Middle School Program

Updated: February 20, 2017

Bridges Overview

Bridges helps motivated Baltimore City youth find success in school and in life through a 9-year

program that students enter in elementary school and participate in through the end of high

school and beyond. We currently work with 200+ youth ages 9-18+ via an integrated system of

high quality out-of-school time programs, summer jobs, tutoring, social support, and school


Founded in 1993 as an outreach program of St. Paul’s School, Bridges recently opened a site at

Gilman School (est. 2014). It has a vision of building multiple sites in Baltimore and working

with 1000+ Baltimore City students and 700+ independent school volunteers per year.

The Opportunity

We are seeking one highly motivated recent college graduate / young professional to join our

small, hard-working, and innovative team. This person will spend 1 to 3 years leading programs

and helping to change the lives of the motivated young people we serve. The

“Elementary/Middle School Public Service Fellow” (PSF) will join our site at St. Paul's School

(Brooklandville, MD) in early June of 2017. He/she will work under the guidance of the

Elementary/Middle School Program Director.

Position Summary: Public Service Fellowship – Elementary/Middle School Program

The Elementary/Middle School PSF will:

 Summer (June – August): Take on a key leadership role in the Bridges Summer Institute that

includes managing special events, head counselors, and our high school volunteer program

 School Year (September – May): Direct our after school program for fourth and fifth graders

and our weekend enrichment programs for sixth through eighth graders

 Communications (Year-Round): Work with our Communications team to help market our

work via Facebook, Instagram, newsletters, and our annual Kickball Classic fundraiser.

Why Become a PSF?

Working as a PSF can help to jump-start a career in human services. It can also clarify career

aspirations in education, counseling, public policy, and non-profit management. It’s a great way

to serve others and an opportunity to develop leadership skills that will help in any career path.

Desired Background

The PSF role is a rewarding one, but is also quite demanding. It requires a person who thrives in

a fast paced working environment, is optimistic, likes to learn, and seeks excellence in all


Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:


 Under-graduate degree with a proven record of academic success

Volunteer / work / leadership experience

 Experience working with urban youth between the ages of 8 and 18

 Success in at least one post-high school leadership role

 We will look favorably upon prior volunteer experience at Bridges

Willingness and Ability To

 Build strong & trusting relationships with students, parents, volunteers, staff, and partners

 Help us improve the organization and our programs

 Grow from failure

 Maintain confidentiality

 Support other projects and assignments that are in the best interest of the organization

 Use existing workplace technology (Excel, Outlook, Word, Dropbox) and adapt to new

applications as needed

 Drive a 14-passenger van (We will train you!)

 Speak publically

Length of Commitment

 The Public Service Fellow’s first year commitment is June 2017 – August 2018.

 Bridges will look favorably upon applicants with an interest in a 2-year commitment.

To Apply

 Please send a resume with a brief cover letter to rpaymer@stpaulsschool.org by 3/8/17.

 Candidates will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

To Learn More about Bridges

 Web: www.bridgesbaltimore.org

 Facebook: www.facebook.com/bridgesbaltimore

 ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos (May 2015) – 2 minute snapshot of Bridges:


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical demands while performing this job include:

 Hearing: Adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone.

 Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone.

 Vision: Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties

 Requires bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and


Call for abstracts: Submit an abstract to present at the 5th Annual Summer Diversity Conference

The Diversity Committee in the Psychology Department at the University of Maryland would like to invite current undergraduate and graduate students to submit an abstract to present research at our 5th Annual Summer Diversity Conference. Our conference highlights research on diversity with a special focus on its link to psychological processes. The overarching goal of this conference is to facilitate discussion, while drawing attention to the ways in which researchers, clinicians, and teachers develop a greater understanding of diversity and cultural competence. The conference is meant to highlight diversity research in all areas of psychology, and this year we would like to emphasize the role of diversity in the current political environment. 

This year, we are accepting applications from current undergraduate and graduate students with research related to diversity and psychological processes for a 15-20 minute presentation. We will consider applications from students who are outside of the psychology department, as long as the research topic is relevant to diversity, psychological processes, human development, or social interaction.

The date of our conference is TBD, however, it typically occurs in June or July. Therefore, we are accepting proposals for research that will be completed and ready to present by the end of May. The application deadline is April 15th, 2017 @ 5:00pm. We encourage you to apply!

Application Information:
- Title of presentation
- 250 word abstract
- Please follow this link to complete the application: Annual Summer Diversity Conference Application 2017

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2017 @ 5:00pm

Additional Information: Applicants will be notified by May 15th if they have been selected to participate. You will also have an opportunity to practice your talk in front of the committee if you so wish (in some cases, this may be requested).

Contact: Additional questions can be directed to UMDdiversitycommittee@gmail.com !!

We hope you consider applying to the 5th Annual Summer Diversity Conference!!

AMSA Suture Clinic 3/6

The ever-popular suture clinic is back! Join UMD AMSA, Charles R. Drew, and Pre-Med Society to learn how to do real sutures on fake skin (pig's feet) and get FREE PIZZA! (The pizza is before suturing, not during- don’t worry.) Make sure you RSVP so that we get enough pizza. BONUS Medical Simulation Challenge! Our gracious sponsors at the US Army will bring a super high-tech medical simulation android -- practice your emergency medicine skills as you keep the android alive!
Sign up here to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/gFtVW4CWITs2TZlB3   
Where: STAMP Colony Ballroom 
When: Monday, March 6, 6:30-8:00 PM

AMSA Fundraiser @ Jason's Deli March 7

Come grab dinner at Jason’s Deli, support AMSA, and hang out with the e-board! Mark your calendar for March 7th. The fundraiser runs from5-10PM, so stop by any time between then and mention that you want your proceeds to go towards AMSA. We made it overlap with GBM so you can just go right after it ;) Counts as an AMSA philanthropy event.

Arabic and Persian Summer Institute Informational Webinar March 1

Do you want to complete a full year of language learning this summer? The University of Maryland’s School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) Summer Language Institute offers language and culture programs for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students of Arabic and Persian. 

Learn more by registering for the UMD Summer Institute Webinar this Wednesday, March 1, at noonhttps://form.jotform.com/akwater1/summer-language-institute-webinar-r

Monday, February 27, 2017

The $Free.99 Concert

March 2nd, 6 - 11pm
Grand Ballroom - Adele H. Stamp Student Union

The Collective UMD will be hosting The $Free.99 Concert on March 2nd, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of Stamp Student Union. The lineup will consist of top-tier on-campus, local, and well-established rappers, singers, and performance DJs. Everyone at the university and its surrounding communities is welcome to attend. Contact thecollectiveumd@gmail.com for more information.

College Research and Composition Repository Interest Form

 Created and sponsored by the Honors College Student Advisory Board (HCSAB), the University of Maryland Honors College Research and Composition Repository aims to display student work that demonstrates academic achievement in an accessible digital format. The repository will allow prospective Honors College students and the general public to view the broad range of work, diversity, and interdisciplinary aspects of each student and Living-Learning Program (LLP). 

If interested, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/ope8Ip 
To learn more about the HCSAB, click here.

Interning in the Global Community March 2nd Event

As part of International Week, the Federal and Global Fellows Program are hosting a panel event, "Interning in the Global Community" on Thursday, March 2nd at 2:00PM in Room 2407 Marie Mount Hall
Six alumni of our programs will discuss their internship experiences at U.S. Dept. of State, U.S. Embassy Abroad, Foreign Embassies, Brookings Institution and the Polaris Project!

Pre-Med Society Bowling @ Terpzone

The Pre-Med Society will have our first social event on Monday February 27th, 2017 from 6-7:30pm at TerpZone!!  We will be bowling to get the chance to get to know pre-med members, and soon to be members!

Event Date: Tuesday, Febuary 27th, 2017
Event Start Time: 6-7:30PM
Event Location: TerpZone in Stamp
Contact Person: Gaby Navarro
Contact Email: premed.umd@gmail.com

Intern for a Day Mandatory Orientations This Week!

Intern for a Day connects undergraduate UMD students with alumni, parents, employers and community partners for one day job shadowing experiences.

In order to receive an application to participate in Intern for a Day, you must attend an informative, 30-minute orientation session that will cover the application process, how you will be matched with a host, best practices when shadowing your host on-site and how to show appreciation to your host after your experience.

Spring 2017 Intern for a Day Orientation Dates (Total of 8 Sessions Available): 
All orientations take place in the University Career Center & The President's Promise
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Please RSVP for the session that works best with your schedule.
You will receive the application after attending one of the orientation sessions above.  Applications will be due Sunday, March 5 at 11:59pm.

The majority of questions about Intern for a Day's process and structure will be addressed during the mandatory orientation session.  For other questions or concerns, please email ifad@umd.edu.

Students who have already participated in Intern for a Day still need to attend one orientation session. 


Friday, February 24, 2017

Thomas Friedman New York Times Columnist; Three-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner and Best-Selling Author most recently of Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

PublicRelay Media Analyst Position

Job Posting: Media Analyst

PublicRelay is looking for analysts to provide in-depth media intelligence and executive level reporting to Fortune 500 level companies, national trade associations, and federal government agencies.

Media Analyst Role
Analysts assess traditional, social, and broadcast media from all over the world to provide clients with a highly refined view of their most important coverage. The media intelligence that PublicRelay provides allows our clients to develop sophisticated strategies for promoting their companies and brands.

Successful candidates possess a mix of intelligence and interpersonal skills which allow them to build personal relationships with C-suite clientele. Candidates must be highly analytical, self-motivated, and have demonstrated the ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure to support daily client deliverables.

Due to our clients’ need for timely analysis, the willingness to work a schedule that is shifted to early morning hours (e.g., 6AM) is important.

PublicRelay is headquartered just outside of Washington, DC, in Tysons Corner, VA. We are Metro-accessible and just a 5-minute walk from the Silver Line.

• Utilize our proprietary systems to prioritize and filter domestic and international media content
• Build relationships with executive level clients to understand their needs and provide concise analysis
• Research and gather additional data for clients to provide a more comprehensive picture of people and events in the news
• Build complex analytic reports based on coverage analysis to identify patterns and trends

Job Requirements
• BA/BS, in an analytically rigorous area of study with a minimum 3.4 GPA
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• A personality which thrives on reading news of the day
• Intellectual curiosity and experience using search tools and electronic databases
• Ability to digest a substantial flow of information and synthesize it into an insightful, executive-level synopsis under tight deadlines
• Strong customer service orientation and ability to interact with sophisticated and senior client executives who rely on our analysis
• Ability to identify big picture developments and succinctly communicate them to others

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: Recruitment@publicrelay.com

Women's History Month Opening Ceremony. It is next Wednesday, the 1st at 5pm in the colony Ballroom. There will be performances, snacks, and giveaways. We invite those of any gender identity to join us in celebrating trailblazing women!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Adele's Circle of Women Service Day - March 11th

On Saturday, March 11th, Adele’s Circle of Women (ACW) and women students from the University of Maryland will be volunteering at two non-profit organizations that serve the needy.  Please join us for a day of service, camaraderie, and bonding at the following organizations:

1)  DC Diaper Bank: DC Diaper Bank works to provide an adequate and reliable supply of diapers to babies, toddlers and their families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Volunteers will be working at the warehouse to count and sort diapers.  Volunteers are asked to bring donations of diapers. 

2)  A Wider Circle: A Wider Circle's mission is to end poverty for one individual and one family after another.  Its efforts focus on the provision of basic need items, education and long-term support.  Volunteers will be working at the warehouse, sorting and moving furniture, toys, linens, etc. 

ACW will provide transportation, lunch, and snack.  We will meet in the Banneker A Room at Stamp for lunch and a briefing before we depart.  Please plan to be there at 11:45 AM to register, with lunch to follow.  After visits to the locations, we will meet again in the Banneker A Room for snack and discussion.  The ACW volunteer day will end around 4:30 PM.

Please join us for a day of service by clicking on the link below to register by March 6th:

Please consider bringing a donation of diapers for the DC Diaper Bank even if you volunteer for A Wider Circle on Saturday, March 11th.

Contact: Jo Ann Chin, jadc74@gmail.com

Chalk Talks for Undergraduate Students Interested in Research 2/28

Beta Psi Omega, the professional co-ed Biology fraternity, will be hosting five graduate students and PIs from different Biology-related departments to each give a short talk about their research and how undergraduates fit into research and labs. We hope to raise awareness of the exciting research that occurs on campus, along with providing tips on how to get involved as an undergraduate student with labs at UMD. We welcome all interested in research, including those who are pre-health, for this hour long session.

Where: STAMP Grand Ballroom
When: Tuesday, February 28th 5-6pm

Talks include: Graduate Students and Principle Investigators from the departments of Environmental Science and Technology, Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, and Maryland Institute of Applied
Environmental Heath

Event Date: February 28, 2017
Event Start Time: 5:00 pm
Event End Time: 6:00 pm
Event Location: STAMP Grand Ballroom
Contact Person: Mackenzie Snyder
Contact Email: mackenzie@snyderx.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Summer Internships at START! Apply Now!

START is currently accepting applications for our Summer 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This summer, from June 1-August 11, students will work a minimum of 20 hours-a-week on any one of 15 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology. 

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: http://www.start.umd.edu/education/internships for more information and specific project descriptions and requirements. Also, there are two funding opportunities for students listed at the above link.

Applications are due on April 4 at 11:59pm. Feel free to reach out to internships@start.umd.edu with any questions!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pre-med Society Meeting

The Pre-med Society is having our next GBM co-hosted with AMSA and CRD Tuesday, Feb 21st @ 7pm-8pm in the Charles Carroll Room (2203) in Stamp. It is a panel on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Health. There will be doctors coming in from a Medical Sociologist to a Health Policy Researcher! it will help people get to know different pathways into medicine and what those fields entail.


The Maryland Leadership Summit is a one-day dynamic experience designed to take your leadership skills and efficacy to the next level through interactive simulations, dialogues, and group discussions. Each participant will be part of a small group led by two peer facilitators that will experience the day together and create meaningful relationships!

Here are some key details about the program:
  • Summit will be March 11th from 9am - 5pm
  • The event is COMPLETELY FREE!
  • The registration deadline is February 24th

If you are interested in registering for Summit, please visit go.umd.edu/MLS for more information! If you have any questions, please contact us at mdlead@umd.edu.