Friday, March 31, 2017

Networking Panel: Careers In Public Health with the LGBTQ+ Community - April 13

Are you interested in a career that has a positive impact on LGBTQ+ groups? Are you interested in gaining a greater understanding of the challenges LGBTQ+ clients face and the unique nature of this work?

Hear from a group of professionals and volunteers at the Careers In Public Health with the LGBTQ+ Community Panehosted by the School of Public Health Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) and the University of Career Center. 

When: Thursday, April 13, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: Friedgen Student Lounge - Room 2236 in the School of Public Health

Panelists will include:

All students of all majors and class years are encouraged to attend! 
To RSVP visit the following link.
Lights refreshments will be provided!

Schwarzman Scholars Program - China's Role in Global Affairs

Are you strongly motivated - by your professional and intellectual goals - to better understand China and its growing role in global affairs? Do you have an exceptional record of academic accomplishment, leadership, and service?  Learn about the Schwarzman Scholars Program!

The Schwarzman Scholarship is a highly-selective, fully-funded international program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The central feature of the Schwarzman program in an 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University

The program provides Scholars with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, engage in high-level interactions with Chinese leaders and visiting speakers, and learn from world-class faculty through a dynamic core curriculum and a choice of concentrations in:

1) public policy
2) international studies
3) business and economics

The Schwarzman Scholars experience also includes unparalleled opportunities outside of the classroom, including internships, senior mentors, and travel seminars around China.

UMD Recommendation Process: The University of Maryland, College Park will provide institutional recommendations for up to 5 students/alumni annually who are competing for a Schwarzman Scholarship. UMD recommendation is through a selective process - the deadline to apply for a UMD recommendation is May 31.
To learn more about the Schwarzman Scholars program and the UMD recommendation process contact Dr. Francis DuVinage at

Eligibility: All majors, all countries of citizenship are eligible; a minimum GPA of 3.8 or higher is very strongly recommended; must be under 29 years of age as of August 1, 2018; exceptional record of leadership, service, and academic accomplishment expected.

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085


Monday, April 17
5 - 7 pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

As a student, are you prepared to put your best foot forward when you sit down with an employer at the dinner table? Would you like more information on how to best navigate using the forks, knives, spoons, plates, and glasses placed in front of you, without embarrassment? If so, this event is for you!

Employers often observe you during meals and social situations to see how you interact with others. This dining event is designed for you to learn and practice good table manners, helping you to be successful in your job and internship search and as a new professional.

Come participate in this facilitated etiquette dinner, guaranteed to provide the guidance you need. Ms. Lauren Scott, a human resource specialist with the Department of Defense, has conducted numerous etiquette dining sessions, and will be our hostess for the evening.

The event is free, but space is limited. Please Note: If you register and do not attend, your student account will be charged a $25 fee. Additionally, access to your Careers4Terps account may be restricted. 

To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact Linda LeNoir ( or 301-314-7240) no later than noon on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Bright Futures Scholarship

BSCI MAJORS – Are you interested in mathematics beyond Calculus I & II, unique course in Biomathematical Modeling

BSCI MAJORS – Are you interested in learning the mathematics beyond Calculus I and II that is useful for understanding a variety of challenging biological problems, such as population dynamics, viral pandemics, and sequence analysis? Then consider enrolling in BSCI 374H Mathematical Modeling in Biology, which teaches empowering mathematical techniques through the understanding of biological models. Mathematical skills developed in this course include: solving non-linear difference equations, eigenvector analysis, and the implementation of these algorithms as computer models.  For further information, contact Dr. Jonathan Simon at

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Honors Citation Ceremony

Dear Honors College Students,

Please consider volunteering as a Marshal for the Spring 2017 Honors Citation Ceremony on Friday, April 21. This is a celebratory event at which we recognize students who have completed their honors requirements and have earned their Honors Citation. Here are the details about the commitment. 

Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 3PM-7PM
Location: Memorial Chapel (We will meet in Anne Arundel Hall at 3PM)
Duties: Help set up for the event, greet and usher guests, help clean up after the event
Attire: We will provide you with a free Marshal t-shirt

If you are available, please sign up here by Friday, April 7.

Questions? Contact David Turner, Coordinator for Recruitment and Programming, at

Thursday, March 30, 2017

CESAR - Internship Opportunity (Summer/Fall 2017)

Position: Undergraduate Internship – Summer/Fall 2017
Title: Research Assistant

Duties: The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with a variety of
community-based/outreach projects, as well as substance abuse focused
research projects. Students can participate in one or more of the following
projects depending on the amount of time committed. No prior research
experience is required.

Community-Based Projects/Outreach
 Maryland Community Services Locator (MDCSL): Funded by the Governor’s Office of
Crime Control and Prevention, CESAR is working to develop and maintain its free online
service locator tool ( that houses information for almost 9,000 social service,
health service and criminal justice programs statewide. Students can participate in conducting
telephone surveys with community providers, data maintenance and updates using Microsoft
Excel, and community outreach at resource fairs.

Research Projects
 Community Drug Early Warning System (CDEWS): With funding from the Executive
Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), CESAR is
conducting ongoing studies to assess trends in drug use in the United States. Expanded drug
testing panels are being used to screen existing urine specimens from individuals under drug
monitoring as part of the criminal justice system. Expanded drug testing of urine specimens
collected from individuals that have experienced a synthetic cannabinoid overdose and seek
care in emergency departments is also being conducted. Students can participate in analysis
and report preparation as part of this study.

 National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS): Funded by the National Institute on
Drug Abuse (NIDA), the NDEWS project is an innovative public health surveillance system
designed to identify new drugs and drug trends as they emerge. The project will focus on new
drugs, such as new psychoactive substances, synthetic cannabinoids, and changes in the use
of other more traditional drugs such as fentanyl and heroin. Students may be involved with
NDEWS in several ways, including assisting with news scans, website updates, analysis of
social media scans and data collection and analysis.

 Spread the Word Not the Virus Project: With funding from the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CESAR works in collaboration with
Bowie State University (BSU) to increase the awareness of HIV and Hepatitis C among high
risk populations in Bowie, Maryland. Trained peer educators conduct HIV and Hepatitis C
education and prevention workshops on the BSU campus and in the greater Bowie
community. CESAR is responsible for data analysis of surveys administered at workshops
and conducting a 30-day follow-up study to assess participant behavior change. Students may be involved with the project in various ways, including data entry, checking, and analysis,
and follow-up study administration.

 The Intersection of HIV Risk Behavior and Violent Victimization among Black Male
Victims of Violent Injury: This study involves ethnographic interviews with African
American males who have sustained violent injury (gunshot wound, stabbing, or violent
assault) to examine the hypothesis that those who experience violent victimization may
engage in HIV risk behaviors. Students can participate by transcribing and coding
ethnographic qualitative interviews with African-American male victims of violent injury.

Qualifications: No prior research experience is required. This candidate must have strong
attention to detail, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preferred skills
(not required): interest in substance abuse/health research, knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or
Microsoft Access, experience working with community service providers.

Hours: 10 hours/week minimum. Ability to commit a greater number of hours is a plus! We are
accepting both part and full-time interns for Summer and Fall 2017.

Preference will be given to candidates that are interested in working with CESAR for more than
one semester.

Compensation: Internship open to undergraduate and graduate students. May be used to earn
BSOS, HLTH, or CRIM internship credit (3-6 credits). These credits may be
used to fulfill elective credit requirements. Full time students are eligible for a

To Apply: Please submit by email a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to:

Amy Billing
Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
University of Maryland, College Park

Please indicate the approximate number of hours per week you are interested in working, along
with the semester you are applying for (Summer or Fall) in your cover letter. If you are applying
as part of a formal internship program on campus, please indicate this as well.

Deadline: Open until filled. We encourage applicants to submit applications by COB
Friday, 4/14/17.

UMD 5K for Freedom: A Run for Humanity - 4/2

UMD Students Ending Slavery and New Horizons Inc. are partnering for the first ever *UMD 5K for Freedom: A Run for Humanity*! 

Attendance includes food (Ten Ren's Tea Time @ UMD!!), t-shirts (for the first 50 registrants), raffles, sunset pictures, and memorial candle boats while showing solidarity for the human right to pursue happiness!

The registration fee is $15, and all profits will be split between Students Ending Slavery and Terps for New Horizons to support human trafficking survivors and refugees assimilating into the U.S., respectively. 

Check in/on-site registration will begin at 6 PM at the sundial on McKeldin, and the run will begin at 6:30 PM. The route will go around North Campus, and as we near sunset we will be offering photographs and candle boats to symbolize solidarity and hope. 

Come out and run (or walk) for freedom and humanity!

For more information and to register, go to

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Facilitators are an integral part of the Maryland LEAD Program. Facilitators deliver leadership development content to participants in the Terrapin Leadership Institute and our Leadership Conferences. They effectively shape the experiences of participants in those programs. Facilitators learn and practice skills ranging from public speaking, critical thinking, and flexibility! Review the facilitator position descriptions here for a more in-depth look at what the role entails!

The facilitator role is a semester long (Sept. 2017-Dec. 2017), commitment. During this time, facilitators will engage with other members of the M-LEAD community in weekly learning communities to discuss the art of facilitation, and delve into leadership concepts as they apply to our world! facilitators can expect to join a community of supportive peers ready to aid them in their development journeys.
Applications due by April 5th, 2017 by 11:59pm.
For more information, and to apply, go to:

Questions? Contact us at

START Summer Internships--Applications Due 4/4!

Applications to START's Summer Internship Program are due next week! Be sure to submit your application to spend your summer working directly with our researchers on policy relevant, terrorism and counterterrorism focused research!

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. More information and a complete list of projects are available on our website.

Students at any stage of their education are welcome to apply--from Freshmen through Ph.D. candidates. Review our internship information here: 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 11:59 pm. Feel free to reach out to me at with any questions!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates: Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation? Fulbright - International Research / English Teaching Opportunities

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

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 2000 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:

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 GRANT INFO SESSIONS: Please RSVP to and specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response:

Monday, April 3 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, April 3 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, April 4 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, April 4 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2017

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 over 70 countries including: Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine; Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela; Middle East / North Africa: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Morocco; Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Ivory Coast, 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, 2017 – contact us at for details.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Midpoint 2017, an exhibition of work by current second-year MFA candidates in University of Maryland’s Department of Art - 3/29

2017 Exhibition Features New and Recent Work by
Bekí Basch, Hugh Condrey Bryant, and Jessica van Brakle
Opening Reception Free and Open to the Public Wednesday, March 29, 6–8 pm

The Stamp Gallery presents Midpoint 2017, an annual exhibition featuring
work by artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of
Maryland, College Park. Midpoint 2017 includes work by Bekí Basch, Hugh Condrey Bryant, and
Jessica van Brakle. The three artists have collectively curated the exhibition, selecting among
their own recent work and producing new artworks in dialogue with the Stamp Gallery’s distinctive
space. Midpoint 2017 is on view March 29 through May 22, 2017. An opening reception, free and
open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, March 29, 6–8 pm.

Bekí Basch (b. 1987 New Brunswick, New Jersey) received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture
from MICA in 2009 and is now an MFA candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. She
has worked for both galleries and professional working artists, in the US and abroad. Largely
inspired by powerful artists of the past and present as well as by her local artist peers, she has
shown works in Baltimore and also in Ireland. Bekí primarily works in a project-based practice,
where each cumulative exploration of narrative and object expands over time to realize the scope
of its effect. She is fascinated by history, relationships, and interconnectivity. Beki currently
resides in Baltimore and is looking forward to a solo show at Current Space in May.

Hugh Condrey Bryant originally hails from Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012 and received two BFAs, one in sculpture and
the other in theatrical set design. Before coming to Maryland he held the position of site manager
and facilities coordinator for Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota. There he worked with
many different artists from around the world to install their large-scale outdoor sculptures. His
work has been exhibited at Franconia Sculpture Park; Casket Arts in Minneapolis, MN; Stevens
Point Sculpture Park in Stevens Point, WI; and the Salisbury Sculpture Show in Salisbury, NC. He
has also been the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the McKnight Individual
Artist Grant and Emerging Artist Fellowship at Salem Art Works in Salem, NY. His work primarily
centers around the use of concrete and steel—materials associated with trade labor traditionally
performed by men—to challenge contemporary ideas of masculinity through transforming those
materials and altering how they are perceived.

Jessica van Brakle was born in Bethesda, Maryland and received her BA in Fine Arts in 2007
from the Corcoran College of Art & Design. She has exhibited extensively throughout the
Washington metropolitan area, been included in art fairs such as Scope Miami and (e)merge Art
Fair, and participated in the Artist Residency Program at the Arlington Arts Center from 2011
through 2015. Van Brakle is a previous recipient of the Individual Artist Grant for Painting from the
Maryland State Arts Council, has received grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and
Humanities, and was selected in 2010 for a two-year fellowship with Hamiltonian Gallery in
Washington, DC. Her work is included in the collection of the U.S. Consulate Dubai as well as in
many corporate collections such as the headquarters of PNC, Hilton Worldwide, and Capital One
Digital Headquarters. Utilizing drawing, painting, and cut paper collage, her artwork is inspired by
history, sci-fi, ecology, and identity. Threaded throughout are the relationships and
correspondences between the progress of man and the power of nature—a commentary on
hierarchies found in society.

Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary
art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Stamp Gallery supports
contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community
and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of -the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging
artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to
emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for

FREE and open to the public: Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am–8 pm; Fridays: 10 am–6 pm;
Saturdays: 11 am–5 pm; Sundays: Closed. More information:

Philosophy Matters: Voting Counts (3/29/17)

Philosophy Matters presents:

***Voting Counts***

Wednesday 3/29/17
TYD 1101

Eric Pacuit
Department of Philosophy

Piotr Swistak
Department of Government and Politics

Democracy rests on the notion that the will of the people is reflected in the process of governing. Voting is an efficient means to access the preferences of the populace. But, different methods of voting can have drastically different
outcomes, even holding fixed people’s preferences. Is there an optimal method for capturing the people’s will by voting?

Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion with Maryland faculty exploring issues at the heart of a representative democracy.

Black In Business, Tuesday, March 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom Lounge

Join the Black Honors Caucus and Black Business Association on Tuesday, March 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom Lounge for their event Black in Business.The purpose of this event is to highlight the achievements of black student entrepreneurs at the University of Maryland. From 6:00 - 6:45 pm over fifteen student entrepreneurs will be exhibiting their business. Attendees are invited to walk around and visit the tables, get information on the businesses and network with the students. From 6:50 - 7:40 pm a panel will be held with six student entrepreneurs and monitored by Ms. Le-Marie Thompson, Lecturer for the Honors College Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and Founder and CEO Nettadona LLC. The panel will discuss what it is like to balance classes, their business, and the courage to start a venture at a young age. This event is sponsored by the Honors College Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and the Honors College.