Thursday, March 29, 2018

Diamondback Copy Desk is Hiring

The Diamondback, this university’s independent student newspaper, is hiring copy editors for the remainder of the spring semester. Copy editors fact-check articles and columns and proofread pages for accuracy, spelling, grammar and Associated Press style. Copy editors work two four-hour shifts each week, and will start in late April. Priority will be given to applicants who will be available to work three or more shifts a week.

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in the newsroom and a great way to get involved at The Diamondback. Copy editors also get paid a biweekly stipend. All majors are welcome to apply; we especially encourage candidates with previous journalism or editorial experience.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume via email attachment to copy desk chiefs Arya Hodjat and Suzi Marsh at with a subject line of "Last Name, Spring Copy Editor Application." We will accept applications on a rolling basis, but will give priority to those who apply by April 12th. Thanks in advance to all applicants!

Muddied Waters: Online Disinformation During Crisis Events Lecture and Discussion with Professor Kate Starbird - 4/9

Monday, April 9, 4:30 PM
1100 Cambridge Community Center

9/11 was an inside job. Sandy Hook was a hoax. The survivors of the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla., are actually hired actors.

We've all heard these conspiracy theories. College Park Scholars now invites you to join special guest Kate Starbird for a lively--and timely--discussion on how such theories spread after a crisis. Starbird is an assistant professor at the University of Washington and an expert on crisis informatics, studying how information flows following a disaster
. She'll share how alternative narratives of crisis information spread, creating confusion and clouding judgment. This promises to be a lively discussion that will also raise some challenging questions about how systems can be designed to be less vulnerable to disinformation.

Media Lux Exhibition – The Stamp Gallery - Opens April 4

The Stamp Gallery goes dark in Media Lux, an exhibition featuring work by artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park. Media Lux includes artworks set in a dim environment by Clay Dunklin, Mason Hurley, Monroe Isenberg, Irene Pantelis, and Gina Takaoka. The five 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. The exhibition will be of interest to faculty and students who study the interaction of experience, light, space, and media. A performance will take place at the opening reception on April 4.

Opening Reception & Performance: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:008:00pm
Exhibition: April 4May 19, 2018
Free and open to the public

Our Gallery doors are open Monday–Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Friday 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. Please feel free to contact the Gallery via, or our coordinator Raino Isto at, if you have any questions or would like to schedule a class visit.

STUDENT INTERN: FedCentric Technologies, LLC - College Park MD.


- You must be a U.S. Citizen. 
- Available for employment immediately, 10 hours per week. 
- Position open to undergraduate students of all years


FedCentric Technologies LLC (FC) will receive a contract with the Defense Mobility Classified Capability (DMCC) Program Office. This program will support the CSG Cellcrypt for Secret (CCfS) Android application for encrypted communications currently in use at DISA. We expect student interns to work 10 hours per week. All applicants must be US Citizens.

Requirements for this program include:
  • Implementing changes to Android code in support of DMCC customer requirements
    • Platform Samsung S7 
    • Platform and OS will not change over time
  • Support National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) certification of the Android code and S7 platform
    • NIAP experience is not necessary
  • CellCrypt For Secret Android Application
    • DISA desires a US Company to implement code changes for this Phone App.
    • DISA desires a US Company to maintain a separate code path for this Phone App.
You can find more information about FC at:

You can find more information about the  CCfS and CCNG mobility products from: 

Please contact us at if you are interested in supporting FC in this important government program.

PCN 2018: Dalawang Dalaga - April 14

TIME: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 5pm
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

 The Filipino Cultural Association will be hosting its largest event of the semester, Philippine Culture Night, on April 14th. Dinner is included!

Philippine Culture Night (PCN) is FCA's annual play that is considered by many to be the culmination of everything FCA does. PCN is written, directed, choreographed, acted, danced, and produced by FCA general body members.

This year's PCN will be held on Saturday, April 14th and doors will open at 5pm. This year's PCN play will focus on issues of immigration and mental health, telling the story of Aiza, who immigrates to the United States from the Philippines at the age of twenty with her estranged husband, Ed, who had previously left Aiza to live in the United States. 

Tickets are $8, and $10 the week of PCN. The night involves talent show performances, singing from our a capella group, a play, and a full Filipino dinner!

The event details can be found at our Facebook event page linked here.

Summer/Fall Research Asst Positions at Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI)

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) is seeking Summer/Fall Undergraduate Research Assistants to assist with several projects, including: Developing an early childhood curriculum, examining the effectiveness of a preschool expansion grant, studying the implementation of special education services in early childhood, and promoting family engagement in young children’s learning. Undergraduate Research Assistants will be expected to work at CECEI approximately 10 hours per week. Compensation will be course credit. Please note that priority will be given to applicants who are available/interested in working for two consecutive semesters.
Please feel free to email with any questions:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Fulbright Study/Research and English Teaching Info Sessions - April 2,3

ATTENTION undergrads and recent graduates: Are you interested in pursuing prestigious international study/research or English teaching opportunities after graduation?

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

Fulbright awards provide recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) with 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 specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response.

Monday, April 2 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to
Monday, April 2 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to

Tuesday, April 3 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to

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, 2018

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, 2018 – contact us at for details.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Honors College Citation Ceremony, Friday, April 27

Dear Honors College Students,
Please consider volunteering as a Marshal for the Spring 2018 Honors College Citation Ceremony on Friday, April 27. This is a celebratory event at which we recognize students who have completed their Honors College requirements and have earned their Citation. Here are the details about the commitment:

Event: Honors College Citation Ceremony
Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: Memorial Chapel
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 able to help, please sign up here by Friday, April 20. Questions? Contact David Turner, Honors College Recruitment and Programming Coordinator, at

Workshop: #MeToo and You: Preparing For Your Future Career

When thinking about your post-graduation plans and what you might expect
in your new office or lab, there is a lot to consider! No tsure how to talk about
sexual harassment- what it is, what it isn’t, and if there is a culture of harassment
in the workplace you are considering? Wondering if you should investigate
reporting statistics as well as your graduate stipend? Not sure what any of this
means for you? Please join us for an interactive workshop co-hosted by the Honors
College and the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct. You will learn how
to identify sexual harassment in the workplace, describe what you can do about it,
recognize the difference between intent and impact, and learn how you can contribute
to creating and maintaining a safe and respectful workplace environment for everyone.

*Pizza will be provided so please RSVP:

Date: Thursday, April5th
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Prince Fredrick Hall, Multipurpose Room (Room1105)
Use the upper entrance of the building near Van Munching Hall.

"So you Wanna Be a Doctor" week

"So you Wanna Be a Doctor" week - register for all of your free events here: 

 Personal Statement Workshop  
Tuesday 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET
What should go in your personal statement when applying to medical school? We break down the dos and don’ts of a great personal statement. Learn how to craft your story so you can stand out to admissions committees.

Real Talk: How I Got In 
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

  What does it takes to get into medical school? Go behind the scenes with our panel of successful applicants and doctors as they share what worked for them.

MCAT Bootcamp 
Thursday 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM ET

 Need to ace the MCAT? Attend our free, 2-hour, intensive Bootcamp—if you dare! You'll gain some problem-solving and endurance skills necessary to tackle the test with confidence.
With every event attended, you have the chance to win gift cards to Spotify, Amazon, Starbucks, Target, and more!

You can also grab a free study guide at the link above.

Contact with questions.

American Women's Medical Assn. Meeting 4/2

AMWA will be having its THIRD GBM next Monday, April 2nd, at 7:30 pm. The exact building and room number is TBD, so please like our Facebook page or keep a look out for future emails for updates. 

Next week Dr. Bailey Cannon, an OB/GYN, will be our guest speaker. She went to the University of Nevada Medical School and did her residency at the University of Maryland in OB/GYN. Dr. Cannon is a fun, engaging speaker, so bring any questions you may have!!

Reminder: ANYONE is welcome to come and you must attend 3 meetings for active membership.

Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Open Mic and Gallery (in celebration of UMD Pride Month) - 3/30

Hosted by: Friends of the Co-op
Date/Time: Friday, March 30, 5:30-8pm
Location: Maryland Food Co-op (Stamp basement)
Description: All are welcome to bring any artwork or photography to display; poetry, comedy, music, or other performance to share on the theme of "what does gender, sex, and/or sexuality mean to you?" This conversation is inclusive to all backgrounds and perspectives but will have zero tolerance for abusive behavior (hate speech, threats, etc). We will be taking cash and venmo donations for Casa Ruby, and tasty rainbow treats will be available!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

US Senate candidate Neal Simon - 3/28

US Senate candidate Neal Simon is coming into Coffee House Debate this Wednesday (3/28) at 7pm in Art-Sociology (ASY) 3207 for an open discussion about what the future of our congress looks like! Come in, shares your opinions, ask Neal some questions, and drink some of our free coffee.

AMSA Blood Drive - 3/29

AMSA has teamed up with INOVA Blood Donor Services to host a blood drive and would like to take this time to ask you to donate blood! There is no substitute for blood; it can only come from a volunteer blood donor. Currently less than 38% of our population is eligible to donate blood. If you are eligible to donate blood, please click on the link below to make your appointment today.

Donating blood is safe, simple and only takes about one hour. Hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 9am-2pm
Where: UMD Atrium, Stamp Student Union