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FYI Topics for Monday January 26, 2015
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  1. Beyond the Classroom presents "A Force More Powerful"
  2. MAP Spring Adventure Trip Registration is Live!
  3. Ski Shuttle
  4. FREE Writing Fellow Consultations for Graduate Students
  5. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Basics of Making your Office Accessible
  6. Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt & Energy Consumption
  7. OMSE Accepting Award Nominations!
  8. PSLA Plant Science Seminar 02/05/15, Philip Becraft, Iowa State University, 4:00 p.m., PLS 1140
  9. Structural Racism and the Root Causes of Prejudice Series
  10. Lunch with the Laywer: Tax Questions
  11. BTC Presents: Freedom Summer to #BlackLivesMatter

1. Beyond the Classroom presents "A Force More Powerful"

When: Monday, January 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

"A Force More Powerful" focuses on one of the 20th century's most important stories -- how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule. In South Africa in 1907, Mohandas Gandhi led Indian immigrant in a nonviolent fight for rights denied them by white rulers. The power that Gandhi pioneered has been used by people on every continent to fight for their rights and freedom. In the 1960s, Gandhi's nonviolent weapons were taken up by Black college students in Nashville. Disciplined and strictly nonviolent, they successfully desegregated Nashville's downtown lunch counters, becoming a model for the Civil Rights Movement. In India in the 1930s, Gandhi and his followers adopted a strategy of refusing to cooperate with British rule. Through civil disobedience, they successfully loosened their oppressors' grip on power and set India on the path to freedom. It tells the story of millions of people who chose to battle the forces of brutality with nonviolent weapons -- and won!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/781801075235696/

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

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu



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2. MAP Spring Adventure Trip Registration is Live!

Where: Various locations
Event Type(s): Recreation

Registration for spring adventure trips with the Maryland Adventure Program (MAP) is now live! Trips hosted by MAP are a great opportunity to get out of College Park, meet new people, and explore the great outdoors. All UMD students, faculty and staff are eligible for MAP trips and can bring up to one guest. All gear, instruction and transportation is included in the cost of trip. Check out our spring adventure trips at http://crs.umd.edu/Maryland-Adventure-Program/Trips. Register today! Spaces are limited.

Website: http://crs.umd.edu/Maryland-Adventure-Program/Trips

For more information, contact:
Amanda Even
Campus Recreation Services
+1 301 226 3078

www.adventure.umd.edu



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3. Ski Shuttle

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 4:00 PM - Wednesday, March 04, 2015 11:00 PM
Where: Local Ski Resorts
Event Type(s): Recreation

Catch a ride to the ski slopes with the Maryland Adventure Program (MAP)! MAP will be providing a shuttle to nearby ski resorts for College Day on Wednesdays from January 28 through March 4. The shuttle rotates between Whitetail Resort, Liberty Mountain Resort, and Roundtop Mountain Resort and departs at 4 PM from MAP each Wednesday. The cost of the shuttle is $10 and does not include ski/snowboard rentals or lift tickets. The College Day special is $35 for a 4 hour flex lift ticket; ski/snowboard rentals are an additional $5 if needed. Pre-registration is required; register at ter.ps/ski.

Website: http://ter.ps/ski

Ticket Information:
Charges: ; ;
Available at: Eppley Recreation Center
Website: http://ter.ps/ski

For more information, contact:
Amanda Even
Campus Recreation Services
+1 301 226 3078

www.adventure.umd.edu



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4. FREE Writing Fellow Consultations for Graduate Students

Where: McKeldin Library : 5100B
Event Type(s): Other

Writing Fellows are available for one-on-one writing consultations with graduate students during the Summer 1, Summer 2, Fall, and Spring terms. To register for a consultation or for information about the Fellows program, please visit: www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com.

Feel free to email gradwritingfellows@umd.edu with any additional questions!

Website: http://www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com

For more information, contact:
Emily Becker
Graduate School Writing Center in McKeldin Library
+1 301 405 9871

www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com



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5. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Basics of Making your Office Accessible

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

Consider making your office friendlier to people with disabilities. Ask questions like: Is the door easy to open, automated, or have a door bell? Can someone in a wheel chair see over the reception desk or move easily through the office space? Are the print and online materials using easy-to-read fonts? Is the office website usable by people who use web-readers? Are your staff and faculty trained to know about the UMD resources available for people with disabilities? Though it may be difficult to implement every needed change all at once, start somewhere. It makes a difference, and conveys that your office is working towards inclusion.

-- Contributed by Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Ph.D.

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

diversity.umd.edu



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6. Statistical Mechanics of Money, Income, Debt & Energy Consumption

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 1 Park Place, Annapolis MD : Suite 300
Event Type(s): Seminar

SESYNC seminar by guest speaker Victor Yakovenko, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland.

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

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

http://www.sesync.org



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7. OMSE Accepting Award Nominations!

When: Monday, January 26, 2015 9:00 AM - Friday, February 13, 2015 12:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Library
Event Type(s): Diversity

The Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education is pleased to solicit nominations for two awards to be presented at the Thirty-Fourth University Awards Banquet. The event will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

To apply for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, click here: https://omseforms.wufoo.com/forms/martin-luther-king-jr-community-service-award-k17xv27c0gyuklf/

To Apply for the Outstanding Multi-ethnic Campus Organization Award, click here: https://omseforms.wufoo.com/forms/outstanding-multiethnic-campus-org-2015/

Please note well that the deadline is Friday, February 13, 2015. Award winners will be selected and notified no later than Friday, February 27, 2015.

Questions? Please email Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold, Associate Director of OMSE at spgold@umd.edu for further information.

We look forward to receiving your application - good luck!

For more information, contact:
Dr. Shaunna Lynette Payne Gold
OMSE
+1 301 405 5358

omse.umd.edu



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8. PSLA Plant Science Seminar 02/05/15, Philip Becraft, Iowa State University, 4:00 p.m., PLS 1140

When: Thursday, February 05, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1140
Event Type(s): Seminar

The Plant Science Lecture Series Presents
Philip Becraft, Iowa State University

Presentation Title:
"Analysis of BRI1 and BIN2 in Maize Brassinosteroid Signaling"

Investigating the functions of brassinosteroid (BR) signaling in maize, genes for BRI1 (the BR receptor) and BIN2 (a GSK3-like kinase that negatively regulates signaling) were subjected to RNAi suppression. Lines exhibit both expected and novel phenotypes showing that BRs perform functions in maize not yet described in other species.

Seminar Time/Location: 4:00 p.m., PLS 1140
Grad Lunch with the Speaker: 12:00 noon, PLS 2107

Please bring your own cups/water bottles. Thank you.

For further information, contact Burkhard, burkhard@umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Jessica Rose Trotta
+1 301 405 4356



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9. Structural Racism and the Root Causes of Prejudice Series

When: Thursday, February 05, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Art-Sociology : 2203
Event Type(s): Other,Diversity,Forum,Lecture,Seminar

The Baha'i Chair for World Peace presents the 2015 Spring Symposium in the series on:
Structural Racism and the Root Causes of Prejudice with Dr. Pedro Noguera and Dr. Odis Johnson, Jr.:

'Racial Inequality and American Education: Policies, Practices and Politics'
Dr. Pedro Noguera
Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University

'Why did Convergence of the Achievement Gap Stop? Residency, Race & Inequality'
Dr. Odis Johnson, Jr.
Associate Chair, Department of Education & Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis

RSVP at http://bahaichair.umd.edu/events/feb5-2015

Website: http://bahaichair.umd.edu/events/feb5-2015



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10. Lunch with the Laywer: Tax Questions

When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Pyon Su Room
Event Type(s): Seminar

Join guest speaker Leslie A. Mostow, CPA, UMCP adjunct professor and retired accountant with a major firm, to discuss tax issues of importance and concern to the graduate student community. Topics covered will include how long to keep old tax documents, where to file as an out-of-state student, special issues for international students -- and more. Please note that this presentation will be similar in content to our previous workshop on tax questions.

Light lunch will be served at 12:15pm. Please let us know if you will be attending by registering via the following link:

http://goo.gl/forms/KlJxijm1I3

Website: http://www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid

For more information, contact:
Graduate Student Legal Aid



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11. BTC Presents: Freedom Summer to #BlackLivesMatter

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: South Campus Commons Building 1, Room 1102
Event Type(s): Seminar

Beyond the Classroom Presents a Two-Week Event: Freedom Summer to #BlackLivesMatter

January 27th Screening: Freedom Summer, a powerful documentary about students and ordinary Mississippians pushing for Voting Rights and forming the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in the summer of 1964.

February 3rd panel discussion with three #DCFerguson Activists who have led the grassroots, community-based response to the events in Ferguson by demanding the end of "Jump-Out" Squads by police, addressing economic justice for the DC community, and unapologetically and unequivocally demanding that Black Lives Matter.

Both events are part of a new 1-credit course, 399Y: Youth Grassroots Leadership

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/926604874030762/

For more information, contact:
Amy Fischer
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 405 6330

beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu



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