FYI Topics for Saturday April 18, 2015
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  1. Financial planning - Questions and answers for women of all ages
  2. (TOMORROW) Co-op Housing University of Maryland (CHUM) Potluck
  3. Come Participate in a Brain & Language Experiment!
  4. Grad Prom!
  5. Be part of a video on inclusive recreation!
  6. Democracy and Conflict Resolution: Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking
  7. Department of State Information Webinar
  8. Beyond the Classroom Presents: Death Metal Angola
  9. Beyond the Classroom presents "The Island President"
  10. RELAY FOR LIFE 2015: ONCE UPON A CURE

1. Financial planning - Questions and answers for women of all ages

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Old PARISH HOUSE -- 4711 Knox Rd, College Park MD
Event Type(s): Lecture,Special Event

Want to talk about the intersection of love and money? Wondering how are you going to manage your student loans? Are you interested in the difference between a will and a trust? Always wanted to save but don't have a good way of doing it? Curious if your house or your retirement money counts against your assets when your child applies for financial aid for college? Trying to decide how to manage all your philanthropic giving in a way that maximizes your tax returns?

Send your questions in advance or bring them to the meeting for an animated discussion of this essential subject: your MONEY and how to make the most out of it.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact:
Raluca I. Rosca
+1 301 405 5180



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2. (TOMORROW) Co-op Housing University of Maryland (CHUM) Potluck

When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type(s): Other

Curious about cooperative living? Just want to hang out? Come and enjoy delicious food at our weekly potluck! Please bring a dish or drink - we're vegetarian and vegan friendly. This event will be hosted at one of our houses.

For more information, contact:
Aleah Pisarz
4436037876

www.chum.coop



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3. Come Participate in a Brain & Language Experiment!

Where: Marie Mount : CNL EEG Lab : 3416-C
Event Type(s): Other

Are you a non-native speaker of English? Come participate in an experiment at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (CNL) Lab! Read sentences and answer questions while we record your brain's electrical activity (EEG) on your scalp.

Compensation: $10/hour, most studies last 2-3 hours.

Requirements: Minimal to no exposure to English (did not begin speaking or learning English on a regular basis) before the age of 10, right-handed, age 18-30, and hair style must allow the EEG cap to fit closely to the scalp.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Anna Marie Namyst
amnamyst@umd.edu

Website: http://ling.umd.edu/research/eeg/

For more information, contact:
Anna Marie Namyst



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4. Grad Prom!

Event Type(s): Other

The Graduate Student Government presents the 3rd Annual Grad Prom: Casino Royale!

Wear your most dangerous formal wear for a night of cocktails and not-so-high stakes games. DJ, Dancing, Photo Booth and Cash Bar! Light fare provided. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

8pm - 12 am at Mulligan's on the UMD Golf Course. Friday, April 24th 2015.

Tickets are available here : http://umdtickets.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=294&cid=51



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5. Be part of a video on inclusive recreation!

Where: Eppley Recreation Center : Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor
Event Type(s): Recreation

Campus Recreation Services is producing a video about issues of diversity and inclusion in recreation. We're looking for students of all backgrounds and experiences to participate. Help us create a welcoming campus culture for all to be active and live well.

Sign up for a 15-minute time slot to come and shoot a brief conversation with us and your thoughts may be included in the final video: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0A4EA8AD2BA46-rise

All filming will be held from 1-5pm in the Eppley Recreation Center, multipurpose room (2nd floor) on the following dates: Sunday, April 26 and Mondays, April 20 and 27.

Website: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea8ad2ba46-rise

For more information, contact:
Kate Maloney
Campus Recreation Services
+1 301 226 2730



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6. Democracy and Conflict Resolution: Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Susquahanna : 3105
Event Type(s): Lecture

When it comes to conflict resolution, can democracy do more harm than good?

Oded Haklai, an editor of Democracy and Conflict Resolution: The Dilemmas of Israel's Peacemaking, will discuss how Israel's domestic political configurations can inhibit attempts to peacefully resolve conflicts.

A kosher lunch will be served. Cosponsored by the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and the Center for International Development and Conflict Management.

Website: http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/upcoming-events.html

For more information, contact:
Samantha Levine
Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
+1 301 405 9413

http://israelstudies.umd.edu



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7. Department of State Information Webinar

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : University Career Center : 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Event Type(s): Special Event

Are you a student interested in getting involved with the Department of State?

Join the University Career Center this Monday, April 20 at 3:00 p.m. as we broadcast the live webinar "How to Engage with the Department of State as a Student" in our Multi-Purpose room. This webinar is hosted by the organization, Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) and led by Terry Davidson (a Department of State Diplomat in Residence), and will include information about student opportunities within the Department of State. We will also have the opportunity of posing our own questions to Mr. Davidson through this interactive webinar.

Enjoy this hour long presentation for free and the opportunity to network with other students interested in careers at the Department of State! Feel free to arrive early to help decide a question to ask Mr. Davidson!

RSVP here: http://ucc.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5482

Website: http://ucc.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5482

For more information, contact:
Neal Jerron McKinney
University Career Center & The President's Promise
+1 301 314 0420

http://ucc.umd.edu/events.cfm



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8. Beyond the Classroom Presents: Death Metal Angola

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows a loving Angolan couple, Sonia and Wilker, whose love for death metal music is bringing hope to the town and children of Huambo, and Angola as a country. The devastating reality of Angola's history of wars, and civil unrest has left the country's people torn, broken, and starving for something to give them peace. Sonia, and Wilker's dream to put on the first national rock festival ignites the emotions of the Angolan people, and helps them heal from the war stricken path Angola has left behind. This engaging reality of Angola touches the heart of the viewer, and sheds new light on a music genre that is not well understood.

"a beautiful film...cult classic in the making"
Huffington Post

"Raucously crowd-pleasing"
Hollywood Reporter

"Absorbing, beautifully shot documentary'superb film."
IndieWire

View trailer here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R0G1u0LTcwI

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/361865697332239/

For more information, contact:
Amy Willa Fischer
+1 301 405 6330

beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu



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9. Beyond the Classroom presents "The Island President"

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced-the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with a rise of three feet in sea level that would submerge the 1,200 islands of the Maldives. The film captures Nasheed's first year of office, culminating in his trip to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, where the film provides a rare glimpse of the political process at a top-level global assembly. Nasheed is reveals his strategies-leveraging the Maldives' underdog position, harnessing the power of media, and overcoming deadlocks through an appeal to unity with other developing nations. When hope fades for an accord, Mohamed Nasheed makes a stirring speech that salvages an agreement, becoming a leading voice for urgent action on climate change.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404820336504724/

For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu



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10. RELAY FOR LIFE 2015: ONCE UPON A CURE

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 3:00 PM - Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:00 AM
Where: Ludwig Field
Event Type(s): Community Service

Join Colleges Against Cancer at our 2015 Disney-themed all-nighter on April 18th at Ludwig Field!

For more details, visit our event page @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1066309796729347/

Register online @ http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=64235

See you there!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1066309796729347/

For more information, contact:
Andrew Sungwoo Park
2407518396



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