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  1. Maryland vs. #11 West Virginia Tomorrow Night
  2. Serve as an Alternative Breaks Staff/Faculty Advisor!
  3. Beyond the Classroom presents "One Day on Earth"
  4. Paid Meditation Training Study
  5. Male participants needed for language study ($15)
  6. Samuel Riggs Open House
  7. Lunch Conversation With Kate Brown
  8. Brain and Behavior Community - Social Event
  9. Sign Up NOW for Art and Learning Center Classes!
  10. Open House for Weddings and All Other Events!
  11. Make a difference and develop leadership skills!

1. Maryland vs. #11 West Virginia Tomorrow Night

When: Friday, August 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Ludwig Field
Event Type(s): Athletics

Come out to see the Women's Soccer team host #11 West Virginia Friday night at 7 PM. New to school? Don't miss your first athletic event as a Terrapin. See you at Ludwig tomorrow!

Website: http://www.umterps.com

Ticket Information:
Charges: Adult $6.00; Youth/Senior $4.00; Group (15+) $3.00
Available at: Ludwig Field
Phone: 301-314-7070
Website: http://www.umterps.com

For more information, contact:
Steven Donlan
University of Maryland Athletics
+1 301 405 1000

www.umterps.com



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2. Serve as an Alternative Breaks Staff/Faculty Advisor!

Where: Stamp Student Union
Event Type(s): Community Service

The University of Maryland Alternative Breaks program engages individuals in short-term service-learning experiences with long-term impact. Through reflection, education and service, Alternative Breaks (AB) develops mutually beneficial community partnerships, critical thinking and leadership skills to create a socially just world.

Staff/Faculty Advisors are an integral part of the AB program and serve as a learning partner for each student team. In the Advisor role, you have the unique opportunity to partner alongside a small group of students in their understanding of social issues, new experiences and development of their values, perspectives and active citizenship.

Advisor applications are now available online and due September 23rd by 8:00 am. Visit our AB website for more information and make plans to drop by one of the upcoming AB Meet and Greet events (Sept. 9, 4-6 pm; Sept. 21, 6-8 pm).

Website: http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Courtney Holder
Leadership & Community Service-Learning
+1 301 314 2895

http://alternativebreaks.umd.edu



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3. Beyond the Classroom presents "One Day on Earth"

When: Monday, August 31, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

ONE DAY ON EARTH: The World's Time Capsule is the first film made in every country of the world on the same day -- October 10, 2010! We see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a diverse group of 19,000 volunteer filmmakers assembled by a participatory social media experiment. The world is greatly interconnected, enormous, perilous and wonderful.
. "A record of how extraordinary a single day on our planet can be!" -- CNET News."

This seminar series on "Ensuring a World Fit for Children? Rethinking Our Civic Responsibilities" is available for academic credit (UNIV399C, 1-3 credits)

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

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

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu



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4. Paid Meditation Training Study

Where: Patapsco 1110
Event Type(s): Other

This study investigates the effects of meditation on reading comprehension and cognitive skills.

The study involves 4 sessions. Total payment is $90 ($15/hour). You receive $5 each at the completion of Sessions 1-3 and $75 at the completion of Session 4.
The 4 sessions are spread across 2 consecutive weeks.

You cannot participate if you participated in the Reading and Attention study, the fMRI Study: Meditation and Cognition, or last year's Meditation Training study.

You must be 18 - 40 years of age; Native English speaker; Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing.

Website: http://ter.ps/9m9

For more information, contact:
Dr. Alexa Romberg

ter.ps/9m9



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5. Male participants needed for language study ($15)

When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:00 PM - Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00 PM
Where: JMZ 0202
Event Type(s): Other

You are invited to participate in a language study by a UMD investigator in the Second Language Acquisition Program. The study investigates the effects of tasks on language learning.

Participation in the study will involve one session with the researcher that will last approximately one hour.

In order to participate, you must:
- Be between the ages 18-45
- Be a native speaker of the American English dialect
- Know how to drive
- Not be colorblind
- Be male participant

For more information, contact:
Jiyong Lee



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6. Samuel Riggs Open House

When: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
Event Type(s): Other

Register now for our open house on September 8th! You will be able to sample food from our 12 exclusive caterers, explore our seven unique event spaces, and meet with our campus partners and recommended vendors!

For more information, contact:
Angela Christine Dimopoulos
+1 301 405 7938



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7. Lunch Conversation With Kate Brown

When: Friday, September 04, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Francis Scott Key : 2120
Event Type(s): Lecture

Please join us for a conversation with Kate Brown as she discusses "Plutopia: How Nuclear Disasters Created Utopian Cities." To celebrate the beginning of the new academic year, the History Department is providing lunch for this event.

Copies of Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford 2013) and Dispatches from Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten (Chicago 2015) are available for review in the Miller Center.

Website: https://history.umd.edu/events/lunch-conversation-kate-brown

For more information, contact:
Katie Labor
Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center For Historical Studies
+1 301 405 4299

https://history.umd.edu/historicalstudies



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8. Brain and Behavior Community - Social Event

When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : 3736
Event Type(s): Meeting

We are excited that we are hours away from the 1st BBI social event of the fall semester-Fri Aug 28, 3-5 pm in the Clarice (Rm 3736).

Wondering what can the BBI do for you? The BBI Steering Committee views its role as facilitating & encouraging Brain and Behavior interdisciplinary research. We really want to know how we can provide you & your research staff with the support you need to achieve this goal. Please join us at the social to hear an update from the steering committee on the progress of the BBI (BBI seed grant announcement anticipated in Sept! Networking events to help you to identify collaborators for this & other funding opportunities! BBI seminar speaker series!) & provide us with your feedback. There will also be plenty of time for socializing with your colleagues & potential future collaborators.

Please register at http://goo.gl/forms/MZep1KPNkZ.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Jens Herberholz & Reza Ghodssi

For more information, contact:
Beth Brittan-Powell
+1 301 405 1459



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9. Sign Up NOW for Art and Learning Center Classes!

Where: Stamp Student Union : B0107
Event Type(s): Recreation

Looking for a way to unwind and relax this coming semester? Then it's time to sign up for a class with the Art and Learning Center in the Stamp Student Union! We offer non-credit courses in the arts, dance, music, and design, and there's something for everyone. Check out our offerings at http://thestamp.umd.edu/art_learning_center and follow us on Facebook for updated information about our classes and FREE workshop events!

Website: http://thestamp.umd.edu/art_learning_center

For more information, contact:
Sara Elizabeth Thompson
Art and Learning Center
+1 301 314 8493



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10. Open House for Weddings and All Other Events!

When: Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel
Event Type(s): Other

We have one final open house this summer and it's going to be Sunday August 30th from 2 PM - 4 PM. Make sure to mark your calendars because you're not going to want to miss it. Come take a tour of our beautiful and historic Chapel and unwind by taking a walk in our garden and labyrinth.

We hope that all of you can make it!

For more information, contact:
Chapel Office
+1 301 314 9866



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11. Make a difference and develop leadership skills!

Event Type(s): Community Service

Want to meet some awesome UMD students and be part of a great campus community?

Like working with kids?

Want to serve your community AND gain leadership skills?

Apply today to become a Fall 2015 America Reads, America Counts, or Partners in Print Mentor!

Volunteer and Federal Work Study ($10/hr for those who are eligible) positions available.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 2, 2015 at 5pm. We will be holding interviews the first week of class.

Each semester, approximately 250 UMD students serve with America Reads*America Counts. Our Mentors come from many different majors, all years of study, and very diverse backgrounds.

Join us! Apply now at www.arac.umd.edu!

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

For more information, contact:
Alison Hannah Barlow
America Reads*America Counts
+1 301 314 7321

www.arac.umd.edu



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