Friday, December 20, 2019

Postgrad Research positions available in the JHUSOM - Division of Nephrology

Postgraduate Associate Position in the Kidney Precision Medicine Project

A postgraduate research position in translational and clinical research is available for 1-2 years
in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University
starting June 2020. The research group of Dr. Chirag Parikh, Director of the Division of
Nephrology, has several ongoing clinical research studies (see including
the recently funded NIH study in Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP). The KPMP study aims to analyze and evaluate human kidney biopsies to create a kidney tissue atlas, define
disease subgroups, and identify critical pathways and targets for novel therapies in acute and
chronic kidney diseases (see The position involves direct patient
interaction, collection and processing of human blood and urine specimens, medical chart
abstraction using electronic health records, study database data entry, conducting literature
reviews, manuscript writing, and participating in team meetings.

Requirements for the position include BA/BS in the Life Sciences or completion of the Pre-
Medical track. Prior experience in a research laboratory or hospital is preferred but not
required. We seek candidates with a strong desire to contribute to patient-oriented research
and gain medical knowledge. The associate will have the opportunity to obtain clinical research
experience, interact with patients and healthcare professionals, and work closely with
physicians and clinician scientists. There is also an opportunity to participate in manuscript
publication and ancillary studies. 

The lab is composed of a great group of physicians, research fellows, nurses, and study
coordinators. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript
with the subject line ‘Postgraduate RA Application’ to by February 1, 2020.

The Washington Leadership Program -- Now Accepting Applications for 2020

The Washington Leadership Program (WLP) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from high-potential South Asian American college students for the 2020 summer leadership program scheduled to take place from June 13, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

WLP cultivates the South Asian American community's next generation of leaders by placing them in congressional offices or federal agencies in Washington, D.C. for eight-week summer internships and a structured leadership-training curriculum. The students gain a firsthand view of the policy-making and legislative process, as well as gain access to high-profile South-Asian leaders in the nation's capital. Applications are available online at

The deadline for submitting applications is January 15, 2020.

Please follow @TheWLP and for additional information that will provide insight for the application process.
Though selection to the WLP is highly competitive, all South Asian American students who are either US citizens or legal permanent residents are encouraged to apply, regardless of academic focus or professional goals. The backgrounds of past participants have ranged from medical school to art and business.

Interns will receive a total stipend of $2,000 and will be required to complete 2-3 short writing assignments during the internship.
The WLP has over 200 alumni who have interned for notable elected officials including Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). Alumni have gone on to win Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and Truman Scholarships, as well as acceptances into top-flight medical, law, public policy, and other post-graduate programs. Several alums are currently senior advisors to government officials, and one is an elected State Representative in Ohio.

For more information about the program, visit the WLP's website at www.thewlp.comApply now!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Diamondback Opinion Desk Hiring

The Diamondback Opinion Desk is hiring columnists! Columnists will submit weekly opinion articles of 500-700 words on political, social or campus topics of their choice, and may be published both online and in our print edition. All majors are welcome to apply. Examples of typical submissions can be found at

Interested students should apply by emailing their resume, contact information (major, class year, phone number, and twitter handle) and an original sample column with appropriate URL citations of all facts and figures to Hadron Chaudhary and Zachary Jablow at by January 20.

Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention seeks Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention is seeking an Undergraduate or Graduate Research Assistant to assist with several projects beginning spring semester 2020.

The deadline to apply for spring semester is January 6, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Fulbright Research/Study/English Teaching Grants - Early Access

The Fulbright US Student Grant Program offers thousands of opportunities to do research, study, or teach English around the globe. 

Current juniors and seniors, and recent alumni, and grad students are eligible to apply for Fulbright grants this coming autumn 2020. (US Citizenship is required.)

Click here to get a head start in learning about Fulbright international research, study, and English teaching opportunities, to gain access to our ELMS resource site for Fulbright applicants, and to receive notice about our winter Fulbright info sessions.

You can visit the Fulbright US Student Grant Program website by clicking here.

UMD National Scholarships Office 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

IT Service Desk Now Hiring (All Majors & Skill Levels)


Join a dynamic and growing educational organization in Maryland!

We are looking for highly motivated University of Maryland Honors College students to teach
SAT and/or ACT prep at area high schools.

Flexible schedule – evenings and weekends available.

Immediate openings for those available to teach weeknight classes.

Training, curriculum and materials are all provided.

Competitive pay: $17-$25/hour based on experience, with bonus potential.

We currently employ several UMD Honors College students & alumni and welcome the
opportunity to work with you as well!

Teachers must provide their own transportation.

Send resume or letter of interest to:


**Our mission: We feel strongly that all students, regardless of family income, location, school
and extra-curricular schedules should have the opportunity to present their strongest college
application. For this reason, we founded The Answer Class as a way to make SAT & ACT prep accessible as possible to as many students as possible -- and in some small measure work to
even the playing field for students taking the SAT & ACT. **

Friday, December 6, 2019

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications and nominations for the 2020-2021 academic year are due March 22,  2020. All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Faculty, staff, and members of the campus community are welcome to nominate deserving students of this award.  
The scholarship award was established in recognition of Joe Mitchell's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstances. Scholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester to one or more deserving students. These are one-time awards of up to $2,000 per recipient.
For more information about the Scholarship Award, please visit 
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the scholarship, please feel free to contact either Tynesha McCullers (, 301-314-7484) or Dai-An Tran (, 301-314-0416).

Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Black Child and Family Laboratory

Overview: The Diverse Black Families Project, led by Dr. Cecily Hardaway in the
Department of African American Studies, is seeking undergraduate students to work as
research assistants. This is a great opportunity for students who plan to pursue graduate
training in the behavioral or social sciences. The project focuses on examining how
contextual risks influence child development and family functioning; understanding
individual, family, and extra-familial factors that promote positive development or protect
children and families from contextual risks; and exploring how race, culture, and social class
shape the well-being of African American children and families. We are examining how
African American women’s work characteristics, conditions, and experiences are related to
their parenting, family relationships, and emotional and physical health as well as risk and
protective factors that shape low-income African American adolescents’ socioemotional
adjustment. We are using longitudinal data sets to conduct secondary data analysis on
relevant topics and preparing for an upcoming pilot study.

Undergraduate research assistants are expected to work on the project for at least one full
semester. However, there is some flexibility around start and end dates. This opportunity is
paid but may be done for course credit instead. Students majoring in African American
Studies, Family Science, Human Development, Psychology, and Sociology are especially
encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Primary duties will include conducting literature searches and reviews;
assisting with qualitative data analysis; assisting with manuscript preparation and editing; and
planning for an upcoming pilot study. In addition, research assistants will attend weekly
meetings where we discuss ongoing research activities and address questions that arise from
work on the project.

Qualifications: We are looking for motivated, hardworking individuals to join this project.
The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, good time management skills, and
be comfortable working both independently and as a part of a team. This position requires a
time commitment of up to 20 hours per week.

How to Apply: Please send the following in one pdf file to Jacquelyn Chin at
-Resume or curriculum vita (CV).
-Unofficial transcript.
-One-page cover letter stating why you would like to work on this project
-For best consideration, please submit your application by December 23, 2019.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

"Greener Future via Additive Heat Exchangers"

Dear Technology Enthusiasts,
We would like to invite you all to join our friends at the ASHRAE UMD student chapter for a great seminar on "Greener Future via Additive Heat Exchangers" by Dr. Peter De Bock, a principal engineer from GE Research Center with expertise in innovative thermal solutions. Please see the attached flyer for more information about our speaker and the event.
The seminar will be on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, in 2164 DeWalt Seminar Room, Glenn Martin Hall. Pizza and refreshments will be served!
We welcome all students, faculty and personnel of UMD. Please register for free through this link: 
If you're interested in joining ASHRAE student chapter, please use this link:
ASHRAE - UMD Student Chapter

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Black & Bold Alumni Panel

Beyond 13th: A Dialogue About Resistance, Agency, and Change in the Age of Juvenile Incarceration - Dec 7

On Saturday, December 7th from 11AM to 2PM MaryPIRG Juvenile Justice and Mass Incarceration Campaign is hosting a panel and workshop titled "Beyond 13th: A Dialogue About Resistance, Agency, and Change in the Age of Juvenile Incarceration."

This first half of our event will include a panel of speakers from the RISE For Youth, the ACLU, the Maryland General Assembly, the Juvenile Law Center, and the Criminology and English Department. These speakers will provide insight into their work and advocacy in the criminal justice field. After lunch, the NAACP club at UMD and the ACLU will hold workshops on empowering students to get involved in campus activism and educating them about legal and political advocacy. 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Smith Undergraduate Student Association Committee Applications are open! - Dec 2 deadline

Want to get involved at Smith and become part of a professional student organization? Apply to be on a SUSA committee!

Positions are available on 11 committees. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in a professional setting, broadening your network with leaders at Smith, and driving influence among the student body. 

Applications close Monday, December 2nd, at 11:59 PM - apply and find more info at

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Swedish Ambassador H.W. Karin Olofsdotter to speak at UMD Weds Dec 4, 1:30 PM in HJ Patterson

The Swedish Ambassador to the US, H.E. Karin Olofsdotter, will be visiting UMD on Weds, Dec 4 and will give a public presentation beginning at 1:30 PM in the Global Crossroads Atrium in HJ Patterson Hall.  Amb. Olofsdotter has indicated that her remarks will touch on a number of issues confronting Sweden, Europe and the larger international community (e.g., population movements, political fragmentation, climate change, etc.).  She plans to keep her prepared remarks brief in order to allow for plenty of interaction with the audience, and especially with students.  This is a great opportunity for you and your students to hear from and query an important member of the DC diplomatic community, one whose country is known for its innovative and international approach to the important challenges of our time.  We hope that you will be able to join us!  

"Can We Talk?: Making Connections Through Art, Activism, and Dialogue" - Dec 5-7 Events

This year, the First Year Book Program, Department of Communication, College Park Scholars, and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center are teaming up on a series of events called Can We Talk?: Making Connections Through Art, Activism, and Dialogue. The next event in the series is coming up soon: The Assembly at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

The Clarice at UMD will present Porte Parole (Canada): The Assembly Dec 5 - 7. Inspired by the 2016 American presidential election, this provocative re-creation of a dinner party between strangers with radically divergent views may be of interest to many of your colleagues and students. I hope that you and your colleagues will be able to experience this performance Dec 5 - 7 at The Clarice

Additionally, all UMD students, faculty, and staff receive a FREE TICKET to most events presented at The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse. You can simply follow the link above to begin reserving your free tickets now!

Monday, November 25, 2019

BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS - Study Abroad for Critical Languages - Info Sessions Dec 3 - 4

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2020-21 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Maryland ranks # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded over the past 8 years!!!

Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships may be used for study abroad in Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Fall/Spring 2021. 

*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.*

Attend an info session to learn more about the Boren Scholarship. RSVP to to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address).

Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 - 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday,  December 3 at 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall 

Wednesday,  December 4 at 12:30 - 2403 Marie Mount Hall  
Wednesday, December 4 at 4:30 pm - 2403 Marie Mount Hall

You can learn more about the BorenScholarship program here:

All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020.

Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for International Affairs

Are you an undergraduate student planning a career in International Affairs? Do you receive need-based financial aid?

If so, you should learn about the Rangel Summer Enrichment program for students with strong interests in pursuing careers in international affairs. The program provides undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.

This all-expenses-paid program takes place at Howard University from June 15 to July 24, 2020. The program includes courses (with transferable credit), a full range of extracurricular activities and career-development support, travel, and room & board!

Program Preferences: The Rangel program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service; the program has a strong focus on students who receive need-based financial aid (demonstrated by FAFSA).

Eligibility: Rangel is open to undergraduate students and requires U.S. citizenship. All class years eligible. Rangel requires a GPA minimum of 3.2.

Information Sessions: Please rsvp to if you plan to attend one of these sessions:

Tuesday, December 3, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, December 4, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403B Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, December 5, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403B Marie Mount Hall
Friday, December 6, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall 

Deadline: February 4, 2020

Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Asst. Director 

Net Impact STEM Eboard 2020 Positions Available!

Net Impact STEM is a student organization with a mission of empowering students interested in STEM careers to use STEM as a force for social and environmental impact. As a chapter we host a variety of sustainability and STEM educational outreach events throughout the semester from design sprints to panels for high school students interested in STEM. If you want to be involved in planning these events and be a leader in driving social change, apply for our 2020 executive committee here: 

UG Research Assistant Positions @ Counseling Center

UG Research Assistant Positions @ Counseling Center
6 months (January to June, 2020) 20-hour/week or 10-hour/week positions,

● Assist with designing research and surveys on student development and basic
● Assist with collecting and analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data.
● Assist with preparing reports, conference presentations, and manuscripts for

Qualifications: Degree-seeking undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in
counseling, psychology, counselor education, human development, quantitative
methodology, survey methodology, higher education, student affairs, or a related
program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Interests and backgrounds in
quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies. Excellent organizational and
communication skills (written and verbal). Strong attention to details. Proficiency with
statistical or qualitative research software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R, HLM, or NVivo) is a
plus. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Yu-Wei Wang, Counseling Center Research
Director <> and submit cover letter, resume, transcripts, name and contact information for two references, and application form. For best consideration, please submit application by December 6, 2019. Position will be open until filled.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Art Exhibit - "Sanjue: Three Perfections" Opening & Reception Dec 5

There is an exhibit called "Sanjue: Three Perfections" under the direction of Dr Kuo in collaboration with the Spring 2020 Honors Seminar (HONR239Q), "Visual and Verbal Representation in Art: Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting."

PLCY 388R: Special Topics in Nuclear Policy - Nuclear Security Policy class

This class introduces students to major themes and debates in the contemporary study of nuclear security, from historical, theoretical, practical, and international perspectives. It provides students with the technical and conceptual tools needed to understand the role nuclear weapons play in international politics. It includes a historical overview of the nuclear age, including a discussion on the evolution of nuclear strategy and the introduction of a new nuclear lexicon, the global nuclear arms race, and the development of the international nuclear nonproliferation regime. The course covers a wide range of contemporary nuclear challenges, including nuclear security/terrorism, non-state actor nuclear challenges, international momentum behind nuclear disarmament (particularly, the evolution of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons), and the role of nuclear weapons in international politics, paying particular attention to future U.S.-Russia/U.S.-China relations, and India-Pakistan-China relations.

2020 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides opportunities for University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) undergraduates to spend much of the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research, scholarly, or artistic projects. The MSS program provides awards of $3,000 to approximately 25-30 undergraduates each summer.

Many Summer Scholars expand their summer research into an independent study or honors thesis project the following autumn semester, and find that their research experience helps distinguish their applications for graduate study, fellowships, internships, employment and other competitive opportunities.

Maryland Summer Scholars (MSS) may conduct their summer research on the College Park campus or elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad as required by the nature of the project. Students whose projects require travel for an extended period of time to off campus locations (not to include regular commuting) may submit a travel supplement request as directed in the online application form. Travel supplements will not exceed $1,000.

Eligibility: You are eligible to apply for an MSS award: if you have earned 12 or more UMD course credits (not including AP or IB credits) by the date of the application deadline; if you have a cumulative UMD GPA of 3.40 or higher by the date of the application deadline; and if you expect to receive your undergraduate degree no earlier than December 2020. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2020 awards will be Thursday, February 13, 2020. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous 30-minute information sessions about the summer 2020 MSS program. Select a session and RSVP by clicking here.

  • Monday, December 2 at 10:00am
  • Monday, December 2 at 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00pm
  • Thursday, December 5 at 3:00pm

Important Tax Information: Please note that MSS awards are subject to taxation as personal income, and awardees should plan accordingly; tax withholding may apply. 

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research. 
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Terps' Night In: Workshops on Self-Advocacy - Dec 5

Thursday, December 5 from 6:30-8:30. There will be three workshops on self-advocacy in finance/career, mental health, and relationships, with a keynote speech from Sarah Craven, the DC Director of the UN Population Fund. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Gradulting Workshop

The media has focused significant attention on police encounters, especially ones that have taken a negative turn. While encounters with the police can be stressful and even frightening, they can be brief and safe. Learn what rights you have and get advice for dealing with police officers in various situations.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm, FREE light lunch served at 12:15pm for those who register
Location: STAMP, Pyon Su Room, #2108
Speakers: William Zachariah Mundy, Esq. (Director, Graduate Student Legal Aid, UMD).
Cosponsor: UMD (Undergraduate) Student Legal Aid Office
Registration: visit GLAO's website


Terp Thon / Day of Miracles - Nov 21

Terp Thon is a student-run philanthropy at the University of Maryland. We raise money and awareness throughout the year to benefit Children’s National Hospital. One of our organization’s largest annual events is Day of Miracles, where we unite campus to strive to raise $100,000 in 24 hours. Day of Miracles will begin at 12pm on November 21 and conclude at 12 pm, November 22. This year, Terp Thon is inviting you to join us at our Day of Miracles Hype Room in the Student Involvement Suite (also known as SORC) from 12 pm- 8pm November 21. There will be music, games, food and fundraising resources that we are excited to share with you. We look forward to making miracles with you! 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Come live in a Palace in the Alps this Summer! Admissions open Dec 1 for Study Abroad!

Apply to the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change!

Now in its 14th year, the Salzburg Academy runs for roughly 3 weeks every summer — this year from July 19 to August 5, 2020.

The program counts for two courses and six credits
which can be taken in Journalism, Honors, Government & Politics and/or American Studies.  
Students also earn Gen Ed credit for Diversity/Understanding Plural Societies & Scholarship in Practice. 

Students live at Schloss Leopoldskron, 
the palace at the foothills of the Alps in Salzburg where the Sound of Music was filmed 
— see the photo above — and eat all their meals in the palace ballroom — see the photo below. 


Join 75 students and 15+ faculty from five continents and literally around the world 
— working in interdisciplinary and cross-geographical teams on “real-world” issues/projects.  

The topic this year is:  "Power, Protest and the Press: Social Movements and the Future of Civil Society” 


The cost of the program includes tuition and all the housing costs, all meals 
(buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner + morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks for the entire time), 
and two field trips — one to the Alps and the other to a WWII concentration camp.  

  • It's also worth mentioning that many students make the summer abroad work for their budget when they realize that the 6 credits they will earn can help them graduate a semester early and save a full-term of tuition (and maybe UMD's room and board too if you've lived on campus!). 

Please reach out to Prof. Susan Moeller if you have any questions!

Prof. Susan Moeller

Director, International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA)
Professor of Media & International Affairs, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
   & School of Public Policy

Friday, November 15, 2019

Research Assistant for Evaluation of Program for Low-income Infants/Toddlers & Families

Overview: The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention at the University of
Maryland College Park (UMD), is seeking full-time and part-time research assistants (RAs) to
work on a project to evaluate an early care, education, and intervention program for low-income
infants and toddlers, and their families. The RAs would be part of a busy and thriving research-
to-practice group at the University of Maryland. This position is ideal for a young professional
wanting to work with children and families and/or seeking to attend graduate school at a later

Responsibilities: The RA duties for this position are primarily related to data collection for the
evaluation of a program serving low-income infants, toddlers, and their families. Specifically,
RAs will conduct home visits to collect data on family characteristics and experiences, and to
administer assessments to infants and toddlers. Other data collection activities may include
recruiting families for the project at child care centers, as well as interviewing child care center
staff. Although the project is housed at University of Maryland College Park, data collection
occurs in low-income communities of Washington, DC. Given that the data collection occurs in
families’ homes, ideally candidates will have access to a car. Home visits are scheduled at the
times that work best for families. They are primarily conducted on weekday mornings,
weekday evenings, and weekend mornings. RAs are expected to work 20-40 hours per week on
a flexible schedule.

● Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are required.
● Must have evening and weekend availability.
● Must be available to work at least 20 hours per week.
● Experience working in low-income communities is preferred.
● Some experience working with children and families is preferred.
● Infant/toddler assessment experience is a plus, but notrequired.
● Majorin psychology, education, child development,family science, or a related discipline.
● Background using SPSS or other data entry programs is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply: Please send the following in one pdf file to Cassie Simons (
● Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV).
● Halfpage(double-spaced)letterofinterestdescribingtheapplicant’srelatedexperiences,
interest in the position, and future career aspirations.
● Names and contact information for 1-2 references (references can come from work or
volunteer experience or academic advisors orinstructors).
● An unofficial transcript for any undergraduate or graduate work completed.
● For best consideration, please submit your application by December 15th, 2019.

Research Assistants Needed for Evaluation of Early Learning Quality Improvement Network

Dr. Brenda Jones Harden, Professor Emerita, Department of Human Development and
Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD), is seeking
Undergraduate Research Assistants (URAs) to work in our lab. The URAs would be part of a
busy and thriving research-to-practice group – the Prevention and Early Adversity Research Lab(PEARL) in UMD’s College of Education. This position is ideal for a young professional wanting to work with children and families and/or seeking to attend graduate school at a later point.

The URA position is related to an evaluation of the District of Columbia’s Quality
Improvement Network for Early Learning. URAs would be expected to assist with home-visits in
Washington, D.C., assist with recruitment in childcare centers, score and enter data from child
assessments, conduct literature reviews using library databases, and to help with organizing data and
materials for the project.
This position will be primarily located at our lab, about a half-mile from the main UMD
College Park campus. The lab and most home visit locations are metro-accessible. However, it is
easier if URAs have their own transportation. Ideally, students should have availability on weekday
mornings, weekday evenings, and weekend mornings. Applications will be accepted on a rolling
basis. There are options to work in the lab for credit or volunteer hours.

● Major in psychology, education, child development, family science, or a related discipline.
● Some experience working with children and families.
● Background using SPSS or other data entry programs is a plus, but not required.
● Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are required.
● Minimum 6 hours per week preferred.

How to Apply: Please send the following in one pdf file to Cassie Simons (
● Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV).
● Half page (double-spaced) letter of interest describing the applicant’s related experiences,
interest in the position, and future career aspirations.
● Names and contact information for 1-2 references (references can come from work or
volunteer experience or academic advisors or instructors).
● An unofficial transcript for any undergraduate work completed.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Sign up for *NEW* elective Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Quality (ARHU398Q) this Spring 2020!

Next semester, the QUEST Honors Program will be offering an elective for all students, regardless of major or status in the program. This elective, ARHU398Q, will examine global and cultural perspectives of innovation and quality and provide students with the opportunity to collaborate with the USADF (US African Development Foundation) and African entrepreneurs. In addition to working with a startup in Africa throughout the semester, the African entrepreneurs will also be traveling to the University this coming May to meet with the class in person!
You can learn more about the projects here: Please email Rachel DiDonna, QUEST Honors Program Coordinator, rdidonna@rhsmith.umd,edu, with any questions.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Michelle Humanick Scholarship - Deadline Dec 9

Applications for the 2020 Michelle Humanick Scholarship are now being accepted. Please read below for eligibility requirements and to access the application. 
Michelle Humanick Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a non-traditional, full-time registered degree-seeking undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) during the semester for which the award is made;
  • Have completed at least one full semester of enrollment at a college or university and/or be enrolled at the time of application;
  • Have at least one semester of study left at UMCP before receiving a degree; and 
  • Be able to apply the full amount of the award to tuition, living expenses or schooling expenses, such as textbooks or equipment, in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded and disbursed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

To learn more about Michelle's legacy, this scholarship in her honor and to apply, please visit
Deadline to apply is December 9, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
For questions or additional information please contact Tracy Kiras at 301.314.3030. 

PBK new undergraduate scholarship program

Characteristics of ideal recipients include intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary breadth and depth of arts and sciences coursework, leadership propensity, and service to others.
 Students can visit to learn more and apply. The application deadline is December 31, 2019.

PCT Zaching Against Cancer Basketball Fundraiser - Sunday (11/17) 11:30am-2:30pm @ The Armory

The brothers of Phi Chi Theta (PCT), a professional Co-Ed business fraternity here at UMD, are partnering with the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation to help raise funds to improve the lives of cancer patients and their caregivers. Founded in honor of former UMD Student and Terps Basketball Manager, Zach Lederer, this foundation provides support through direct patient services, programs and scholarships. Join PCT this Sunday in The Armory for a fun-filled Basketball Event with endless games, food and raffle items to support the cause! Check out for more information. No basketball experience necessary