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  1. Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society
  2. TODAY! What's Next in the Sports Media Job Market?
  3. Beyond the Classroom presents "You've Been Trumped"
  4. Go Garden Mini-Grant Initiative
  5. Are you the biological mother of a 5-10 year-old child?
  6. GIS Workshops
  7. Riverdale Community Garden Plots available
  8. Mandarin Speakers NEEDED!
  9. Mechanical Engineering Design Day
  10. TODAY: FREE Wednesday Group Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center
  11. Free Diet Analysis Service
  12. TerpAccess Movie Night
  13. Graduate Assistant Position for BioFIRE Living and Learning Community
  14. Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC)
  15. New Contract with Convergint Technologies, LLC
  16. Survey for students who recently applied to graduate school ($15 compensation)
  17. Spring Study Break for GradTerps This Thursday
  18. TODAY - SEE Presents "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
  19. Grunig Lecture Preview: Free Ice Pops!

1. Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society

When: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Pyon Su Room
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Baha'i Chair for World Peace Presents "Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society" with Dr. Rashid Ahmad, Visiting Scholar at the Bahá'í Chair for World Peace, Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centre (SZIC), University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
RSVP: http://bahai.umd.edu/events/rahmad

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

For more information, contact:
Awet Sellers
+1 301 314 7714

www.bahaichair.umd.edu



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2. TODAY! What's Next in the Sports Media Job Market?

When: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Knight Hall : Eaton Theater
Event Type(s): Forum

What's Next in the Sports Media Job Market?
Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm in Eaton Theater of Knight Hall

Pizza included

Moderated by George Solomon & Kevin Blackistone
Adrianne Flynn, Merrill College Internships & Career Development Director
Dianna Russini, News4 Sports, WRC-TV Sports Anchor & Reporter
Chris Kinard, 106.7 The Fan & CBS Sports Radio Program Director
Kevin Lockland, SB Nation Vice President of Editorial
Patrick Gleason, Baltimore Ravens Assistant Director of Public Relations
Matt Vita, Washington Post Sports Editor

Website: http://povichcenter.org/may-6-whats-next/

For more information, contact:
Beth Mechum
Povich Center
+1 301 405 4605

www.povichcenter.org



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3. Beyond the Classroom presents "You've Been Trumped"

When: Monday, May 11, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on a celebrity tycoon. At stake is one of Britain's very last stretches of wilderness. American billionaire Donald Trump has bought up hundreds of acres on the northeast coast of Scotland. In a land with many golf courses, Trump is going to build two more with a 450-room hotel and 1,500 luxury homes. The trouble is, the land he has purchased occupies one of Europe's most environmentally sensitive stretches of coast. And local residents don't want it destroyed. After the Scottish Government overturns its own environmental laws to give Trump the green light, the stage is set for an extraordinary summer of discontent. You've Been Trumped captures the cultural chasm between the glamorous, jet-setting and media savvy Donald Trump and a deeply rooted Scottish community.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411329909163743/

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

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu



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4. Go Garden Mini-Grant Initiative

Where: Memorial Chapel : Garden & Labyrinth
Event Type(s): Other,Diversity,Forum,Lecture,Meeting,Recreation,Special Event

An opportunity for student organizations and departments! Apply for a grant of up to $250 to host an educational event or initiative at the Memorial Chapel's Garden of Reflection and Remembrance and/or Chapel Labyrinth. Funds may be used to supplement Chapel rentals, honoraria, supplies or food.

For an application contact dmchugh@umd.edu or call (301) 314-9893. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Funding provided by the Open Spaces, Open Places Foundation.

Website: http://chapel.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Denise McHugh
3013149866

chapel.umd.edu



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5. Are you the biological mother of a 5-10 year-old child?

Where: Biology - Psychology : 2109
Event Type(s): Other,Health

Are you the biological mother of a 5-10 year-old child?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study being conducted by the University of Maryland. The purpose of this research project is to better understand how mothers of children with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder plan and parent. Participation includes:
.1 visit to the University of Maryland
.$25 compensation for research participation
.offer to attend a 2-hour Helpful Parenting Tips workshop

If you would like to learn more about the study, please contact the Maternal Executive Functioning Study at (301)405-4606 or marylandadhdprogram@gmail.com.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/marylandadhdprogram/recruiting

For more information, contact:
Heather Mazursky-Horowitz
+1 301 405 4606



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6. GIS Workshops

Where: McKeldin Library : 6101
Event Type(s): Training

Come join the UMD Libraries for a series of three FREE workshops introducing Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In these workshops, you will learn the basics of GIS and practice with ArcGIS software in a hands-on environment. You will learn basic symbology and labeling, querying, map layouts, data types, geocoding, and geoprocessing. Registration is required and seats are limited!

Website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/gov-info-gis/research-and-instruction/home

For more information, contact:
Kelley J O'Neal
UMD Libraries
+1 301 405 9260

www.lib.umd.edu



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7. Riverdale Community Garden Plots available

When: Saturday, May 09, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Type(s): Special Event

Do you live in the Riverdale area? Do you want to grow fresh produce? Field of Greens and Sheridan Street Community Gardens will be having a tree planting sponsored by the PG County Department of the Environment this Saturday, May 9th. There will be fruit and nut trees planted behind Sheridan Street garden, as well as fruit shrubs planted within Field of Greens.

Join the community garden and create change in your community! The garden is all organic, $20 per year, and each plot is about 150 square feet.

To get involved contact:

Betti Gregus
(917)446-4748
bgregus@umd.edu



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8. Mandarin Speakers NEEDED!

When: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 10:00 AM - Friday, May 15, 2015 5:00 PM
Where: Biology - Psychology : 3150
Event Type(s): Other

Are you a native speaker of Mandarin who have learned English as a second language and are fluent in daily communication using English? If so, you could earn $10 by participating in a study in the University of Maryland Department of Psychology. We are investigating the cognitive mechanisms involved in switching between languages.
To participate in this study, you must:
- be at least 18 years old ,
-- be a native speaker of Mandarin,
-- have learned English as your second language, and
-- be fluent in daily communication using English .
Participation in this study will involve a one-hour session, scheduled at your convenience. You will be compensated $10 for your time. Interested?
If so, please email LMCLChineseEnglishStudy@gmail.com

For more information, contact:
Xiaoxue He
2404012352



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9. Mechanical Engineering Design Day

When: Thursday, May 07, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Kim Engineering : Rotunda
Event Type(s): Special Event

Join us for Mechanical Engineering Design Day. Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering students in the Integrated Product and Process Development Course. Teams of senior level students present project prototypes built to solve selected engineering problems.
Vote for People's Choice, Best Design!
Free event. Open to everyone.

Website: http://www.enme.umd.edu/events/me-design-day

For more information, contact:
Terry L. Island
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
+1 301 405 2199

enme.umd.edu



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10. TODAY: FREE Wednesday Group Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center

Where: Health Center : 0142 (Afya)
Event Type(s): Health

Meditation is a journey inward to the authentic self, and is a technology that brings health and healing to mind, body and spirit. The University Health Center offers FREE Group meditation sessions to all students, faculty, and staff.
Attend our spring 2015 sessions:

Wednesdays, 1-2pm

All meditation sessions are in the University Health Center, Afya Room 0142.
Want to meditate now? Listen here as Edie Anderson, Certified Meditation Counselor, takes you through a breathing technique that will leave you feeling calm and relaxed.

http://www.health.umd.edu/sites/default/files/Edie_calmness_meditation_9-21-12.mp3

Website: http://www.health.umd.edu/meditation

For more information, contact:
Edie Anderson
University Health Center
+1 301 314 9629

www.health.umd.edu



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11. Free Diet Analysis Service

Where: Health Center : 2165
Event Type(s): Health

Only 1 week left to take advantage of our Free Diet Analysis Service (service runs until the last day of classes, 5/12/15)

The Diet Analysis Service offers office hours every day of the week except Fridays -just email uhc-nutrition@umd.edu or call 301-314-5664 for a session time.

Want to know what to expect? Watch a 2 minute video here: https://youtu.be/5hXWKeO7oU0

Website: http://www.health.umd.edu/dietanalysis

For more information, contact:
Jane Jakubczak
301-314-5664



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12. TerpAccess Movie Night

When: Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : Special Events Room 6137
Event Type(s): Diversity

ABOUT THE FILM:
From rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes, our cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who were active. We went rock climbing with the blind, played soccer with quadriplegics, and swam with those with muscular dystrophy, to name a few. Through our journey, we learned that sports really are the great equalizer, unifying people of all abilities on a level playing field.

This event is sponsored by the TerpAccess Disability Network Supported by a Moving Maryland Forward Grant.

Website: http://sph.umd.edu/department/knes/terpaccess-disability-network

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Joan Cork
UMD



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13. Graduate Assistant Position for BioFIRE Living and Learning Community

Event Type(s): Other

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences is currently hiring for a Graduate Assistant for the 2015-16 academic year. This individual will plan, coordinate, and implement community building activities for the new BioFIRE Living and Learning program (http://hhmi.umd.edu/biofire) based in Easton Hall. Other duties include teaching a weekly program colloquium based on UNIV 100: The Student in the University during the fall semester, supervising undergraduate tutors associated with the program, working with other living and learning programs to coordinate programming in areas of joint interest, and serving as a mentor and first point of contact for students seeking guidance in making a successful transition to the university.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to hhmi@umd.edu. Review of applications will begin May 8.

For more information, contact:
Katerina V. Thompson
College of CMNS
+1 301 405 2160

http://hhmi.umd.edu/biofire



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14. Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC)

When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 21, 2015 1:30 PM
Where: 8400 Baltimore Ave., Suite 250
Event Type(s): Training

Crisis communication demands are instant and can extend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Preparing for effective communication is essential to enhancing public safety, maintaining trust among stakeholders, and increasing community resilience.

TRACC, a social science-based curriculum funded by the Department of Homeland Security S&T Resilient Systems Division, covers risk communication during the entire life-cycle of a crisis including preparation, response, and recovery. The program aims to improve community resilience (ability to better recover from disasters) through effective practitioner training.

Website: https://www.start.umd.edu/training-risk-and-crisis-communication-tracc

For more information, contact:
Liberty Day
START
+1 301 314 1874



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15. New Contract with Convergint Technologies, LLC

Event Type(s): Other

A New contract with Convergint Technologies, LLC for security services is in effect for campus use.

Convergint Technologies is a service-based North American integrator of Electronic Security, Fire Alarm and Life Safety, Healthcare Technologies, Communications and Building Automation. The company provides professional services that seamlessly combine both their systems and enterprise integration skills to integrate disparate facility systems to meet customer's business requirements.

A new Master Contract was created in the Procurement and Supply website. Reference KFS Vendor Contract No.
12327 for additional information and the option to place your order.

For more information, contact:
Lucy F. Sanchez
Procurement and Supply Department
+1 301 405 5831

http://www.purchase.umd.edu/



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16. Survey for students who recently applied to graduate school ($15 compensation)

Event Type(s): Other

Participants Needed for a Survey on Graduate Applications
IF you applied to graduate school this year
AND
Wrote a personal statement for the applications
THEN
We invite you to take a 15 min. survey about your graduate application experience. You will receive $15 cash for your participation. Please click our survey link below.
https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_9TZMaxLhHBQFwOx

** You will be asked to upload your personal statement (without your name or identifying information), so make sure you take the survey from your laptop or have a copy of the file.
** Any questions, please email the primary investigator at jwessel@umd.edu
*** This study is sponsored by the Psychology Department

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Leah Wessel
+1 301 405 5929



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17. Spring Study Break for GradTerps This Thursday

When: Thursday, May 07, 2015
Where: Stamp Student Union : Grad Lounge 0121 Stamp
Event Type(s): Other

It's #ThrowbackThursday for Graduate Student Life's Spring Study Break! Enjoy Pop Tarts or a childhood favorite cereal with your choice of milk and fruit toppings from 9:30am-11:00am. Take an afternoon break with snacks reminiscent of your younger years, including juice boxes, animal crackers, fruit snacks and more from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. 10-minute chair massages are available from 10:00am-4:00pm; sign-ups begin at 9:00am.

Thirty lucky participants will win a mini desktop zen garden to relieve stress during Finals. Coffee, tea, and hot cocoa will be available all day, as well as crayons and board games. This event is sponsored in part by Mazza GrandMarc, and representatives will be available in the Lounge in the morning.

Website: http://thestamp.umd.edu/graduate_student_life/programs_and_events/study_breaks

For more information, contact:
Amber Webb
Graduate Student Life
+1 301 314 7174

http://thestamp.umd.edu/graduate_student_life



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18. TODAY - SEE Presents "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

When: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 7:00 PM - Thursday, May 07, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Hoff Theater
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

As a part of its Free Spring Movie Series, Student Entertainment Events is screening THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES on Wed., May 6 and Thurs., May 7. This screening is open to the public, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Plot summary: "As the finale to Peter Jackson's epic Tolkien odyssey comes to a close, this last movie in the Hobbit trilogy follows Bilbo and the dwarves one last time, as the armies of the necromancer come towards the Lonely Mountain." Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVAgTiBrrDA

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545160249098174/

For more information, contact:
Andi Hubbell
Student Entertainment Events
301.314.8498

http://see.umd.edu/



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19. Grunig Lecture Preview: Free Ice Pops!

When: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Skinner : Patio outside Skinner basement
Event Type(s): Special Event

Join the Grunig Lecture Event Planning team Wednesday, May 6th outside Skinner Building basement from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Watch a short video about the 2015 Grunig Lecture featuring keynote speaker Kathy Lewton and receive a free ice pop!

Website: http://www.gruniglecture.com

For more information, contact:
Professor Elizabeth Toth
Communications Department



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