FYI Topics for Monday September 22, 2014
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  1. Personal Statements Workshop
  2. Waters of Destiny: The Everglades & Flood Control in the Anthropocene
  3. Winter Term Study Abroad in Belize
  4. Border Crossing and Family Crisis: Upcoming Talk Today
  5. 2014 Terp Transportation Fair
  6. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Understand Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Diversity
  7. Partnering in the Development of University Counseling Centers in Wuhan, China: Our Excursion to Huazhong University of Science And Technology (HUST)
  8. REMINDER: HEALTH INSURANCE FAIR FOR EMPLOYEES & GAs
  9. Hazing Prevention Week Event
  10. TOMORROW @ The Art Gallery | Panel Discussion on 9/23 with Chip Lord and Norman Klein
  11. UHR - New Catalog of Professional Development Opportunities
  12. FREE Suicide Prevention Training for UMD Groups - Currently Scheduling for Oct/Nov
  13. MPRC Seminar: The Education-Occupation Mismatch of International Emigrants and Return Migrants from Mexico, 2005-2012
  14. Fall Lawn Maintenance
  15. TODAY: MITHRIL TURTLE HOBBIT DAY PARTY
  16. Win $25K for your ideas! 2014-2015 FIA Seed Grant Competition Kickoff Meeting
  17. Entrepreneurship Connector's 2nd Annual Kick-Off
  18. Internship Interviews: How to Stand Out from the Competition
  19. The Pryvat Spyrit of America, from Dissent to Interpretation: Lecture by Geoffrey Harpham
  20. TONIGHT: Men's Soccer vs. Dayton

1. Personal Statements Workshop

When: Monday, October 13, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Tawes Fine Arts : 1203
Event Type(s): Other

Applying to graduate school or an internship? Bring your personal statement ideas, draft, or questions.

Website: https://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter/resources/workshops

For more information, contact:
Nabila Hijazi
+1 301 405 3809



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2. Waters of Destiny: The Everglades & Flood Control in the Anthropocene

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: SESYNC, 1 Park Place, Annapolis MD : Suite 300
Event Type(s): Seminar

Presenter: Katrina Z. S. Schwartz, Residential Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. This seminar presents ongoing qualitative research on the politics of implementing the world's largest ecosystem restoration program in the Everglades, where flood control and agricultural pollution have gravely imperiled natural systems and urban water supply. Despite broad stakeholder consensus on restoration strategies and billions spent since the late 1980s, implementation has been maddeningly slow and ecosystem decline continues apace. Dr. Schwartz explores the sociopolitical, institutional, and biophysical complexity that produces this gridlock.

Website: http://www.sesync.org/events-announcements/seminar-schwartz

For more information, contact:
Melissa Andreychek
SESYNC
+1 410 919 4990

http://www.sesync.org



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3. Winter Term Study Abroad in Belize

Where: Centreville 1212
Event Type(s): Special Event

Join us in Belize as we focus on Mayan civilization and the effect the Mayan people had on their environment. We will visit several Mayan archeological sites in the jungle and will talk about tropical ecology, natural history, and geology of the region. We will go cave tubing and interface with natural species including howler and spider monkeys. Finally, we travel off the coast to a small island and stay there for several days snorkeling along the world's second largest barrier reef looking at fish, coral, and invertebrates.

Three academic credits for the course (BSCI 339M/LASC369M).
Deadline to apply is October 1, 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jat4EmByj2E

https://myea.umd.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10149

For more information contact wilke@umd.edu or 301-405-0528

Website: https://myea.umd.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10149

For more information, contact:
Jessica Wilke
College Park Scholars-Life Sciences
+1 301 405 0528

https://myea.umd.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10149



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4. Border Crossing and Family Crisis: Upcoming Talk Today

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Marie Mount : Maryland Room
Event Type(s): Lecture

Professor Leisy Abrego (UCLA) will discuss her work on Salvadoran transnational migration and family separation in the context of the recent border crisis. Abrego is a member of the first large wave of Salvadoran immigrants who arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Currently, she is a sociologist studying Central American immigration, Latina/o families, and the inequalities created by gender relations and by US immigration policies. Abrego's talk is free and open to the public!

For more information, contact:
Tyler Stump
Center for the History of the New America
+1 301 405 4305

newamerica.umd.edu



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5. 2014 Terp Transportation Fair

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Hornbake : Plaza
Event Type(s): Special Event

Stop by the Terp Transportation Fair Tuesday, September 23rd at Hornbake Plaza for information about parking, Shuttle-UM, bikeUMD, and MUCH more. This event offers you the opportunity to win raffle prizes, receive giveaways, have fun, and leave as a well-informed member of the UMD community.

If you have questions about parking during athletic events, visitor parking, or wish to learn how to track one of our Shuttle-UM buses, come visit us on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Hornbake Plaza.

This year we will also have representatives from NextBus, Rt. 1 Ride, Zipcar, and hopefully WMATA.

Hope to see everyone there!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476979475884508/

For more information, contact:
Phillip T. Hyon
Transportation Services
+1 301 314 7270

www.transportation.umd.edu



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6. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Understand Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Diversity

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

One way that we can be more inclusive of AAPI populations is to recognize that people among this racial group are extremely diverse -- with over 50 ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages, AAPIs make up the fastest growing group of people in the U.S. Among the AAPI populations are some ethnic groups with the greatest wealth and some with the greatest poverty, as well as some of the highest educational attainment and some of the worst high school drop-out rates in the country. By recognizing the within-group diversity of AAPIs, programs that target these populations can be more carefully tailored to meet their varied needs.

-- Contributed by Nicholas S. Sakurai, M.A, M.B.A.

For more information, contact:
Timea M Webster
+1 301 405 6810

diversity.umd.edu



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7. Partnering in the Development of University Counseling Centers in Wuhan, China: Our Excursion to Huazhong University of Science And Technology (HUST)

When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker : 0114
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Counseling Center's Research and Development series presents Sharon Kirkland-Gordon, Ph.D., and Yi-Jiun Lin, Ph.D., counseling psychologists who will speak on "Partnering in the Development of University Counseling Centers in Wuhan, China: Our Excursion to Huazhong University of Science And Technology (HUST)." All interested faculty, staff, and students are invited.

For more information, contact:
Kathryn Victoria Kline
+1 301 314 7673



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8. REMINDER: HEALTH INSURANCE FAIR FOR EMPLOYEES & GAs

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Colony Ballroom
Event Type(s): Other

The University Human Resources Employee Benefits Office will host the Annual Open Enrollment Health Fair, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 9:00AM-2:00PM in the Stamp Colony Ballroom. All of the vendors (health, dental, life insurance, disability, long-term care, prescription and the retirement plans) will have representatives present to answer your questions. As in past years, employees will receive one hour of release time to attend, subject to operational considerations.

There are important changes to the health plans for 2015; Open Enrollment will begin on 10/15/2014. Stay tuned for more information!

For more information, contact:
Employee Benefits Office
University Human Resources
+1 301 405 5654
www.uhr.umd.edu



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9. Hazing Prevention Week Event

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Grand Ballroom Lounge
Event Type(s): Special Event

September 22nd- 26th is National Hazing Prevention Week! In light of this, the University's Hazing Prevention Coalition is addressing hazing prevention in a variety of ways. On Tuesday the 23rd there will be a 2-hour hazing awareness event from 5:00pm-7:00pm in The Stamp Grand Ballroom Lounge. Refreshments will be served and there will also be giveaways! Students will come away with a greater understanding of what hazing is, why it's harmful, and ways to prevent it. All are welcome! Contact James Bond with any questions.

Website: http://www.hazingprevention.umd.edu/HazingPrevention/Default.aspx

For more information, contact:
James Bond
Office of Student Conduct
+1 301 314 8204

http://www.osc.umd.edu/OSC/Default.aspx



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10. TOMORROW @ The Art Gallery | Panel Discussion on 9/23 with Chip Lord and Norman Klein

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Where: Art-Sociology : The Art Gallery : 2202
Event Type(s): Art Exhibition

In conjunction with The Art Gallery's current exhibition "Process It All: Selected Works by Chip Lord," artist Chip Lord will discuss his work in-person with author, cultural critic, and CalArts professor Norman Klein (via Skype). This panel will be moderated by exhibition curator Taras Matla.

FREE admission. Refreshments will be served.

Website: http://www.artgallery.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Taras W Matla
The Art Gallery
+1 301 405 1474



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11. UHR - New Catalog of Professional Development Opportunities

Event Type(s): Other

We are building it... we invite you to come!

Check out our new fall training catalog at http://uhr.umd.edu/wp-content/uploads/FY15FallCalendarDA.pdf

Register for classes at training.umd.edu

And join our Facebook page to stay informed -- https://www.facebook.com/UMDWiLD

Don't forget Lynda -- UMD's eLearning Library FREE to university faculty, staff, and students.. www.lyndatraining.umd.edu

Website: http://www.uhr.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Cyn Trombly Allen
WiLD, UHR
+1 301 405 5686

www.uhr.umd.edu



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12. FREE Suicide Prevention Training for UMD Groups - Currently Scheduling for Oct/Nov

Event Type(s): Health,Training

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the United States. The University of Maryland Health Center is committed to preventing suicide and offers a FREE suicide prevention training. The prevention training teaches attendees how to: (1) recognize students who are at potential suicide risk; (2) intervene; and (3) refer students to professional counseling.

The Health Center is currently scheduling trainings for OCTOBER and the first part of NOVEMBER. If your UMD student, staff, or faculty group would like to learn more about hosting a suicide prevention training, please read the web information and complete the training request form at http://www.health.umd.edu/suicidepreventiontraining . Please email Maureen Wimsatt at mwimsatt@health.umd.edu if you have questions that you'd like answered before submitting a training request form.

For more information, contact:
Maureen Wimsatt
Health Center

www.health.umd.edu/prevention



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13. MPRC Seminar: The Education-Occupation Mismatch of International Emigrants and Return Migrants from Mexico, 2005-2012

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: 1101 Morrill Hall
Event Type(s): Seminar

Andres Villarreal, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland

About the Speaker: Andrés Villarreal is a new Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland and a Faculty Associate at MPRC. He is also affiliated with the Center for the History of the New America. Prior to his arrival in Maryland, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Villarreal is currently engaged in a research project funded by the NICHD to study changes in Mexican migration over the past decade. He also studies race and ethnicity, crime and violence, and social inequality in the context of Latin America.

Website: http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/new_e/event_1406219074312

For more information, contact:
MPRC
301-405-6403



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14. Fall Lawn Maintenance

When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Where: Arboretum Outreach Center at the Apiary : 1105
Event Type(s): Lecture

Not thrilled with your lawn? Fall is the best time for lawn maintenance, and in this timely talk, Geoffrey Rinehart will show you how to spruce it up. Geoff is coordinator of the "Grass Roots" program at the US National Arboretum, an amazing display of all things grass. (This is the first talk in our series all about things under-foot.)

Website: http://www.arboretum.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Carin A Celebuski
UMD Arboretum
+1 301 314 1823

www.arboretum.umd.edu



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15. TODAY: MITHRIL TURTLE HOBBIT DAY PARTY

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type(s): Special Event

Join us for a potluck of Middle-earth dishes on September 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM!

LOTR cosplay encouraged but not required. Bring a dish to share.

Attendees are invited to prepare songs or poems to contribute to the evening's entertainment, either Tolkien's or their own original work in homage to Tolkien.

UMD's own Matthew Rice will lead off the festivities by singing his original composition "The Ballad of Bill the Pony."

Website: http://mithrilturtle.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Michelle Markey Butler
+1 301 405 2033

www.michellemarkeybutler.com



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16. Win $25K for your ideas! 2014-2015 FIA Seed Grant Competition Kickoff Meeting

When: Monday, September 29, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : Special Events Room 6137
Event Type(s): Meeting,Special Event

Join us September 29th, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM in the Special Events Room, 6th floor of McKeldin Library, for the informational kickoff meeting for the third FIA-Deutsch Seed Grant Competition.

Register at: http://www.fia.umd.edu/seedgrants/register/

Meet other student participants and faculty mentors, discuss potential ideas with FIA Partners and staff, hear from past Seed Grant winners and be inspired to form your own team and compete. Four student teams with faculty advisors can win up to $25,000!

Website: http://fia.umd.edu/seedgrants

For more information, contact:
Tetyana Lokot
The Future of Information Alliance
+1 301 405 2399



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17. Entrepreneurship Connector's 2nd Annual Kick-Off

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Prince Georges Room
Event Type(s): Meeting

Come check out EC's first event of the semester! We will have a quick presentation by our executive board regarding our upcoming activities and opportunities, followed by a presentation by two innovative startups!

This is an awesome chance to hear from student entrepreneurs, network, and check out all of the opportunities our club has to offer!

Chick-fil A and Subway will be provided to all attendees.

Website: http://umdeconnector.com

For more information, contact:
Isaac Appel



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18. Internship Interviews: How to Stand Out from the Competition

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : University Career Center & The President's Promise : 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Event Type(s): Special Event

When searching for internships, it is important to effectively articulate your experiences in an interview setting. This interactive session will help students learn about different types of interviews (in-person, phone, Skype, group, etc) and how to effectively handle each one. We will also discuss the power in story telling and provide an effective formula to help your story stay on track. This session is intended to be fun and provide students with an opportunity to practice!

Website: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5006

For more information, contact:
Erica Ely
301.314.0362

www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5006



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19. The Pryvat Spyrit of America, from Dissent to Interpretation: Lecture by Geoffrey Harpham

When: Friday, September 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Anne Arundel Hall : Lower Level Lounge
Event Type(s): Colloquium

Prof. Harpham's talk seeks to understand the singular place of privilege that America has accorded to the humanities. In other countries higher education was shaped by the needs of the professions and of the civil service; by contrast, the political and moral commitments of America's self-understanding created a system of education in which the interpretation of literature held pride of place and made English synonymous with the humanities.

Geoffrey Harpham is an American academic who currently serves as the fifth President and Director of the National Humanities Center, succeeding Charles Frankel, William Bennett, Charles Blitzer, and Robert Connor. One of the characteristics of his tenure has been the encouragement of dialogue between the humanities on the one hand and the natural and social sciences on the other.

Please RSVP by September 24th here: http://ter.ps/harpham

Website: http://ter.ps/harpham

For more information, contact:
Megan Eden Kuyatt
+1 301 405 0000



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20. TONIGHT: Men's Soccer vs. Dayton

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ludwig Field
Event Type(s): Athletics

Join the Maryland Men's Soccer team as it takes on Dayton at 7 PM at Ludwig Field.

Admission is FREE for all faculty/staff with presentation of Maryland ID.

Go Terps!

Ticket Information:
Charges: Faculty/Staff/Student FREE; ;
Available at: Terrapin Ticket Office at Comcast Center
Phone: 1.800.IM.A.TERP
Website: http://www.umterps.com

For more information, contact:
Jordan P Looby
Maryland Athletics
+1 301 314 7162

www.umterps.com



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