Friday, September 28, 2018

full-time job opportunity: study coordinator in neuroscience lab

Candidates are being considered for a NIH-funded post-baccalaureate (study coordinator) position in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Shackman in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland at College Park ( The overarching mission of the lab is to have a deep impact on the fields of affective and clinical/translational neuroscience. To that end, we do our best to perform innovative studies that can lead to significant discoveries, to disseminate our discoveries as widely as possible, and to mentor trainees to become top-notch scientists. As part of several recent NIH awards, the focus of this position will be to support on-going projects aimed at understanding the neurobiology of fear and anxiety and its role in the development and maintenance of adult anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. This position will provide opportunities to gain experience with neuroimaging (fMRI), ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and clinical assessment techniques. This is an exciting opportunity for receiving top-notch mentorship and establishing a competitive research record (publications, conference presentations) in preparation for graduate school in neuroscience, clinical psychology, or related fields. This is a 1-year position that is renewable for a total of 2 years, contingent on performance and funding. Duties may include, but are not limited to, subject recruitment and scheduling; data acquisition, processing, and archiving; study/database management, and general lab administration. Applicants should send a cover letter describing relevant experience and interests, CV/resume, and 2-3 letters of reference to Dr. Shackman ( Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative-Action Employer. This is a fantastic opportunity to live in and explore the DC, MD, and N VA area! Read more about the NIMH R01 project here and here. Read more about the NIDA R21 project here and here.
Alexander J. Shackman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program
University of Maryland
4094 Campus Drive (Biology/Psychology Building)
College Park, MD 20742-4411

Telephone: +1 (608) 358-5025

Join In An Empathy Talk

An Empathy Talk is when strangers are paired up and guided through a conversation of increasing closeness and gravity. Empathy Talks' purpose is to foster a culture of empathy by bringing humans together to have intentional and meaningful conversations. All you need to bring is yourself and an open mind. There will be free baked goods. If you are interested in attending an empathy talk, please email us at Or if you are interested in getting more involved, we have several leadership positions open to all years! Apply at

Thursday, September 27, 2018

AKPsi Social Impact Career Day - Friday 9/28

Undergraduate Research Asst. Opportunity

Dr. Sergei Sukharev is looking for one or two undergraduates to join his lab.

We are interested in understanding the intrinsic mechanisms of
mechanosensitive ion channels. We are looking to train highly motivated and
self-driven students in a suite of complementary techniques to
characterize mechanosensation, including genetic manipulation, bacteriology,
electrophysiology, biochemistry, biophysics, surface chemistry, and others.
No experience is necessary.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in
pursuing a PhD in Biophysics, Biochemistry, or related disciplines. 

Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and a brief cover letter to
Madolyn Britt ( indicating their level of experience and
how working in the Sukharev lab would fit in to their career aspirations.

Contact Person: Madolyn Britt
Contact Email:

Smith Undergraduate Student Association SmithTalks Event: Artificial Intelligence - Oct. 2

Explore the intersection of business and artificial intelligence at SmithTalks, a TED-talk styled speaker series within Smith! Hear from an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and Smith professor on both its impacts and potential. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd, from 7-8 PM in Van Munching Hall 1212 and is open to all UMD students. You don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

LinkedIn Workshop on October 9th at 6pm at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Have a LinkedIn but not sure what information to include? Unsure how to use LinkedIn to find potential internships or jobs? This workshop is for you!

This 90 minute workshop is designed to strengthen your professional skills with new opportunities to find the right connections and make sure the right people are finding you. 
Come learn how to optimize your LinkedIn network to set yourself up for job success and opportunities! Register here.

Snider Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Fellowship

Ed Snider Center for Markets and Enterprises

More information:

Application link:

The Ed Snider Center is currently taking applications for the SURE research program (all majors and years welcome!). SURE (Snider Undergraduate Research Experience) presents undergraduate students in any field at the University of Maryland College Park with an individualized research experience *and* mentorship with a professor! While the program aims to investigate enterprise, a business background is not required. Previous cohorts have welcomed fellows from computer science, business, public policy, behavioral and social sciences!

Applications are due October 20th! A $500 stipend and course credit is provided after successful completion of the program! If you have question, please visit the SURE website or email

GVPT Women in Politics panel - Oct 3rd

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

PreMed Society Mtg 10/2

GBM 2:Sara Teich (MSIH/ Psychiatry residency at Georgetown)

Event Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Event Start Time: 6:30 PM
Event Location: Armory 0135
Contact Person: Rachael Oluwasanmi
Contact Email:

Society For Biomaterials meeting 10/3

SFB UMCP will be having our first seminar of the year on Wednesday, October 3rd from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Pepco Room (KEB1105). Our featured speaker is Dr. Xiaoming He, who runs the Multiscale Biomaterials Engineering Laboratory at UMCP.  The title of his presentation is "Bioinspired Micro and Nanoscale Biomaterials Systems for Cancer Theranostics and Tissue Regeneration", and some of the topics of the talk include his career path, current projects in his lab, and advice for students looking to get involved with research on campus. If this is not enough to entice you all to come, please note that there will also be free Insomnia Cookies at the event! Feel free to email with any questions about the event. We hope to see you all there.  

Black Honors Caucus & Honors College Student Programming Council Welcome Back BBQ - 9/28

Black Honors Caucus General Board Meeting 9/26

College Park Day--Volunteer Opportunity - 10/6

Saturday, October 6th
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
College Park Aviation Museum (UMD Shuttle Accessible)

College Park Day is a free festival that highlights the assets of the College Park community. Volunteers are needed in shifts for various tasks and will receive refreshments as well as a gift item for participating. To sign up, please contact Sarah D'Alexander at <>. 

9 am-12 noon -- Set Up Crew -- 25 volunteers needed

Set Up Crew:  Help set up tables and chairs, direct exhibitor traffic, and assist with general set up needs. 

12 pm -3 pm -- Attractions, Kids areas, and Welcome -- 25 volunteers needed

Attractions, Kids Areas, and Welcome:  Help with arts and craft activity tables, pass out event/program map, conduct event survey, and assist with line management at attractions such as climbing wall, inflatables, and bounce house.

3 pm-6 pm -- Attractions, Kids areas, and Welcome -- 25 volunteers needed

Attractions, Kids Areas, and Welcome:  Help with arts and craft activity tables, pass out event/program map, conduct event survey, and assist with line management at attractions such as climbing wall, inflatables, and bounce house.

5:30 pm -7 pm -- Strike Crew -- 20 volunteers needed

Strike Crew:  Help fold up and stack tables and chairs and assist with general event clean-up.

Volunteer as an English or Computer Instructor

  • Instructing English Classes: The English literacy course is provided to non-English speaking parents in order for them to learn basic concepts and improve their English language skills. The course is intended to teach parents English grammar, verbs, every day phrases and pronunciation. This course will be provided weekly for a period of six to eight weeks to a group of 15 parents. Parents will be expected to take a pre/post-test to assess their progress. The purpose of this course is to promote parents communication will school staff, provide job readiness skills and learn common English phrases they can utilize in different environments.  
  • Instructing Computer Classes: The computer literacy course is intended to provide parents with basic and intermediate skills in word processing software (Microsoft words, Excel, PowerPoint). The purpose of providing this course is for parents to better assist students with their homework/projects and provide them with job readiness skills.
The time for the classes will need to be at either 6:00 P.M or 6:30 P.M. due to parents work schedule; however, the instructor has the liberty to choose the day (s) of the week when the class will be taught and how long. Classes will be held at Hyattsville Middle School (1522, 6001 42nd Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781).

Interested volunteers should contact Cameron Thurston @

Monday, September 24, 2018

Gymkana's Alternative Friday Night - Friday 9/28

Friday, September 28th 7-9 PM

SPH Room 1120 - Gymnastics Gym (Doors open at 6:45 PM)

Change up your Friday routine and come try out Gymkana for a night! Gymkana is a gymnastics and acrobatics troupe at UMD that performs shows in schools around Maryland to inspire healthy lifestyles. We will have our troupers guide you through beginner skills in your choice of gymnastics apparatus, rebound acts, balancing, and even ladders! All UMD students, 18 and older are welcome, no experience necessary! Come meet some other honors students and bring your friends. Come dressed in athletic clothes, excited to get a workout, and be ready to learn something new! Rsvp at
. Arrive early to get a spot, event is limited to the first 40 people.

Do you have thoughts or concerns about Athletics at UMD? - Discussion 9/27

Come participate in an open, respectful conversation on the state of Athletics at UMD with fellow students, Athletics Director Damon Evans, Deputy Athletics Director Colleen Sorem, SGA President Jonathan Allen, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Abigail Bentz. The Athletics Town Hall will take place September 27th at 7:30PM in Jimenez 0220. Join us! Please RSVP at

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Announcing the FrankenTerps Literary Competition

In conjunction with the “FrankenTerps” celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies and the Libraries are sponsoring a Literary Competition for University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students.

All submissions should reflect in some way on Frankenstein, and we welcome poetry and prose. We will choose a graduate student winner and an undergraduate winner. The prize for each is $100. The deadline for submission is October 22, 2018 at 11:00 pm, and the webform for submissions is here:

Winners will be announced and have an opportunity to read from their work at a ceremony on October 31, 2018, at 6:00 pm, in 6137 McKeldin Library, as part of the FrankenReads Marathon & Celebration.

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2019 - New Sessions!

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2019 – all
expenses paid?


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2019 – all
expenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2019 scholarships  – and about preparing a
strong application by the mid-November 2018 deadline (TBA) – by
attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program.

--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to to be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS - include your email address or your UID in your reply.

Application Deadline: Mid-November 2018 (TBA)

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently
enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A
GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS
program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian require one or
two years of previous study of these languages – click here for details.

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website

Truman Scholarships for Public Service / Leadership - Info Sept. 26, 27

Could you be a candidate for a 2019 Truman Scholarship? Truman Scholars have a strong focus on public service goals and activities, have strong leadership experience, and excellent academic performance.

The Truman Scholarship program (, which is the official federal memorial for President Harry S. Trumanrecognizes JUNIORS (3rd year students) with demonstrated abilities to contribute to the public good through outstanding leadership and service. US Citizenship is required.

The Truman program provides a $30,000 grad study award, plus top-level internship opportunities, and participation in an unrivaled professional network of leaders and change-makers in public service.

Learn more about the Truman Scholarship program by attending one of our info sessions next week:
Wednesday, September 26 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Wednesday, September 26 at 3:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 27 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 27 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Friday, September 18 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
If you are interested but cannot attend on these days/times, contact Francis DuVinage at .
Please share this message with other students in your organization or program!

UMD National Scholarships Office

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Gamer Symphony Orchestra is looking for new members for our upcoming Fall 2018 semester!

Are you looking to play in an orchestra or sing in a choir that plays a unique repertoire? We are a
student-run orchestra, and we play entirely music from video games! We hold two main concerts
every semester, and have repeatedly played to packed houses at the Clarice's Dekelboum Hall,
UMD's largest concert hall.

If you are interested in joining our orchestra, there is an audition process. Please fill out the
waitlist form on our website ( and you will be contacted concerning
auditions if there is a seat available for your instrument. If you are interested in joining our choir,
please email our Choir Directors at for more

Winter Term Study Abroad Trip: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in France and Morocco

Explore the contrasting business landscapes on two continents experiencing the intricacies of culture in these regions. This intercontinental program will help you to gain a comparative perspective on entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of industries while exposing you to the beauty of two nations. Students will benefits from sites visits to incubators and innovation centers and explore the various approaches to entrepreneurship from a global perspective. 


Voter Education Seminar - Saturday, September 22nd

Turner Memorial AME Church is holding a Voter Education Seminar on Saturday, September 22nd that will empower young voters, educate them on their rights, and provide an opportunity to discuss the barriers that currently exist in an open panel discussion.

Bus transportation will be provided to and from UMD and funding is being provided to the student organization that brings the most attendees: 1st place- $250, 2nd place- $150, 3rd place-$100.  The bus will leave at 10:15 am from Ritchie Coliseum. Students must RSVP to Rev. Leslye Dwight at <> in order to ensure a seat.

Event Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Event Start Time: 11:00 am
Event End Time: 1:00 pm
Event Location: Turner Memorial AME Church: 7201 16th Pl. Hyattsville, MD 20783
Contact Person: Sarah D'Alexander
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 301-405-1941