FYI Topics for Friday December 19, 2014
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  1. Interfaith Holiday Calendar: Dec. 22-28
  2. Paid hearing study at new MEG lab
  3. Iranian Women Writers: A Moderating and Modernizing Force
  4. Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women & Men on Campus in a New Millennium
  5. 2015 Celebration of Women Nominations
  6. Winter Grads get your Alumni pins!

1. Interfaith Holiday Calendar: Dec. 22-28

Event Type(s): Diversity

The Interfaith Holiday Calendar seeks to raise awareness of the different holidays observed by members of our campus community. Below are observances for the week of Dec. 22-28.

Wed. Dec. 24th- Christmas Eve (Christian)- Day before Christmas.

Wed. Dec. 25th- Christmas Day (Christian)-Celebrates birth of Jesus Christ. Note that some branches of Eastern Christianity observe this holiday on Jan. 7th.

Thurs. Dec. 26th to Mon. Jan. 1st-Kwanzaa- Seven-day celebration of African-American values and traditions and their continued vitality.

Please let us know of any omissions or mistakes in these listings. Also be aware that not all members of a faith or group may observe a particular holiday. A complete listing of holidays will be coming to the Interfaith Programs and Spiritual Diversity webpage soon.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Johanna Olson
Memorial Chapel
+1 301 405-7154

www.thestamp.umd.edu/interfaith



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2. Paid hearing study at new MEG lab

Where: (near The Courtyards at UMD) : Avrum Gudelsky Building, 8077 Greenmead Dr
Event Type(s): Other

Sessions for a MEG study of sound processing are running at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center, and we are currently recruiting research subjects.

Eligibility criteria for this study include:
-Being between 18 and 40 years old
-Have no history of auditory, neurological, or psychiatric disease
-Have no history of head, spine, or heart surgery
-Have no metallic implants/tattoos
-Carry no metallic piercings during the session
-Have not had splinters from metallic materials (e.g. work, accident)
-Not being claustrophobic

A compensation of $10/hour is offered, and participation time has an expected duration of 2 hours.

For more information, please contact Francisco at fcc@umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Francisco Cervantes Constantino
Computational Sensorimotor Systems Lab
+1 301 405 9604
fcc@umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Francisco Cervantes Constantino
Computational Sensorimotor Systems Lab
+1 301 405 9604



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3. Iranian Women Writers: A Moderating and Modernizing Force

When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium
Event Type(s): Lecture

Join Farzaneh Milani as she presents on Iranian Women Writers: A Moderating and Modernizing Force.

Farzaneh Milani is Raymond J. Nelson Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures and former Director of Studies in Women and Gender at the University of Virginia. She is a past president of the Association of Middle Eastern Women's Studies in America and a Carnegie Fellow. Milani has published several books including 'Words, not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement', over one hundred articles, epilogues, forewords, and afterwords in Persian and English.

RSVP: http://bahai.umd.edu/events/milani2015

Website: http://bahai.umd.edu/events/milani2015



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4. Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women & Men on Campus in a New Millennium

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Colony Ballroom
Event Type(s): Lecture

"We're often told that men and women are so different we might as well come from different planets. In this engaging and entertaining lecture, Michael Kimmel strips away those myths and suggests that women and men aren't so different after all. Surveying the landscape of current controversies about gender, he shows how men and women are transforming our campus and our culture -- and why gender equality is actually a good thing for men! Join Professor Kimmel of Stony Brook University, NY as he discusses women and men on campus in a new millennium.
RSVP: http://www.bahai.umd.edu/events/kimmel



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5. 2015 Celebration of Women Nominations

Where: Stamp Student Union
Event Type(s): Special Event

The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2015 Celebration of Women nominations for NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES is still open. Nominations for Non-Exempt Employees will be accepted until Friday, January 16, 2015. For more information and nomination forms visit the PCWI webpage at www.president.umd.edu/PCWI/index.html

Website: http://www.president.umd.edu/PCWI/index.html

For more information, contact:
Kevin Alexander Webb
PCWI
+1 301 405 0805

http://www.president.umd.edu/PCWI/index.html



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6. Winter Grads get your Alumni pins!

When: Friday, December 19, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: 2nd Floor Reception Lobby : Riggs Alumni Center
Event Type(s): Other

Stop by the Riggs Alumni Center this week to get your state flag alumni pin and wear it proudly at commencement. No better way to show your pride in UMD and being an alumnus! You will also have the opportunity to sign up for an alumni association membership.

For more information, contact:
Michelle D. Harris
Alumni Association
+1 301 405 4678



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