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  1. Announcing Epidemiology, Biostatistics & SAS summer courses
  2. TODAY: FREE Tuesday Group Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center
  3. Black Lives Matter at UMD - A Moment of Solidarity
  4. Kinesiology's 2015 Husman Lecture- Physical Activity: What's Next?
  5. UHR - Admin Professionals Track
  6. Next Tuesday: University District 2020
  7. Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society
  8. SEE's Caricatures Recess
  9. SEE Presents The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  10. TONIGHT! Sustainable Ag Tuesdays Lecture: From Farm to Food Truck
  11. Graduate Coffee Hour & Research Poster Forum (Thursday, May 7)
  12. SeaPerch Summer Camp 2015
  13. Learning Technology Accessibility Presentation

1. Announcing Epidemiology, Biostatistics & SAS summer courses

When: Monday, June 01, 2015 - Sunday, August 23, 2015
Event Type(s): Other

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics will be offering summer 3-credit courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and SAS.

YOU may be interested in these courses if you'
. Want to explore the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, or public health.
. Need some statistical programming skills.
. Are looking for an elective.

EPIB330 - The Coming Plague: Public Health Perspectives
Meets 6/1/15-8/23/15 (ONLINE)
EPIB610 - Foundations of Epidemiology
6/1/15-7/12/15 Tu/Th 4:00pm - 7:10pm
EPIB650 - Biostatistics I
6/1/15-7/12/15 Mon/Wed 4:00pm - 7:30pm
EPIB651 - Biostatistics II
7/13-8/23/15 Tu/Th 1:00pm-4:30pm
EPIB698E - Special Topics in Epidemiology and Biostatistics; SAS Programming
7/13/15-8/23/15 Tu/Th 4:00pm-7:20pm

For more information, contact:
Olivia Denise Carter-Pokras
+1 301 405 8037

http://sph.umd.edu/department/epib



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2. TODAY: FREE Tuesday Group Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center

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

TODAY: FREE Tuesday Group Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center
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:

Tuesdays, 12-1pm and 5-6pm

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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3. Black Lives Matter at UMD - A Moment of Solidarity

When: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Mall
Event Type(s): Diversity

Over the past few months, the #BlackLivesMatter Movement at UMD, as part of the larger national movement, has offered events (see blacklivesmatterumd.tumblr.com) to address the racial, sociopolitical, cultural, and structural beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and processes which contribute to the marginalization, criminalization, and violence toward Black people.

You can support the event by attending the event on Tuesday, May 5th at 2:30pm
at the Sundial in McKeldin Mall and wearing a black shirt to show your solidarity
with the Black Lives Matter Movement @ UMD. After the solidarity action at
McKeldin Reflection Pool, there will be a solidarity conversations students, faculty, and staff may attend.

Website: http://diversity.umd.edu/BLM.pdf

For more information, contact:
Domonic Antonio Rollins
+1 301 405 2858

diversity.umd.edu/BLM.pdf



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4. Kinesiology's 2015 Husman Lecture- Physical Activity: What's Next?

When: Friday, May 08, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: School of Public Health : SPH1312
Event Type(s): Lecture

Dr. Michael Joyner will deliver the annual Kinesiology Husman Lecture, "Physical Inactivity: What Next"?

The Husman Lecture honors Dr. Burris F. Husman, who arrived at the University of Maryland's Department of Physical Education in 1949 and remained there for over 30 years, nine of them as chairperson or acting chairperson of the department. He also served as a professor, instructor and coach.

About Dr. Joyner:

Michael J. Joyner, MD, is a physician-researcher and one of the world's leading experts on human performance and exercise physiology. Using humans as his model system, he has made major contributions to understanding muscle and skin blood flow, blood pressure regulation, and human athletic performance. His ideas about human performance are widely quoted in both the popular media and scientific publications.

Website: http://sph.umd.edu/department/knes/event/kinesiology-husman-lecture-dr-michael-joyner-physical-inactivity-whats-next

For more information, contact:
Polly Sebastian Schurer
+1 301 405 2453



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5. UHR - Admin Professionals Track

When: Friday, May 15, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chesapeake Bldg : 1101U
Event Type(s): Seminar

We are bringing Lynda.com to the classroom and facilitating the courses with you!

Work-life balance, aka "having it all," can seem intimidating and hard to achieve. Work-life fit, on the other hand, is a positive way of including more of what you love in your life. Discover the principles of work-life fit in this short course with best-selling author Cali Yost. Cali shares highlights of her weekly practice for building performance and well-being in every area of your life with small "tweaks," and a step-by-step process for making bigger, more formal changes.

FREE Register at www.training.umd.edu

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

For more information, contact:
Cyn Trombly Allen
L&TD, UHR
+1 301 405 5686

www.uhr.umd.edu



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6. Next Tuesday: University District 2020

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Nyumburu Center : Multipurpose Room
Event Type(s): Forum

You are invited to join a discussion on development initiatives, and living in College Park and the University District.

Learn about the changes coming to College Park from local leaders and hear from university employees living locally. Light lunch will be served. RSVP to Catherine Bennett at 301-405-1113 or cbennet@umd.edu

For more information, go to this link. http://vpaf.umd.edu/community/news.html



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7. 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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8. SEE's Caricatures Recess

When: Monday, May 04, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Baltimore Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

Relieve some stress before exams by taking some time out of your day to cartoon yourself for our Caricatures edition of Recess! Who doesn't love a funny-looking drawing of themselves to laugh at?

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/837319079637505/

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

http://see.umd.edu/



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9. 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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10. TONIGHT! Sustainable Ag Tuesdays Lecture: From Farm to Food Truck

When: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Jull Hall 1123
Event Type(s): Lecture

Please join us TONIGHT and help spread the word about the
second-to-last Sustainable Ag Tuesdays lecture of 2015! Free and open to the public.

"Green Tidings: From Farm to Food Truck"
Chef Will Rogers, UMD Dining Services
Allison Lilly, UMD Green Dining
Guy Kilpatric, Terp Farm

Tuesday, May 5
6:00-7:30 PM
Jull Hall 1123

Allison Lilly, Sustainability and Wellness Coordinator for Dining Services at UMD, will give an overview of their green dining initiatives - highlighting the exciting link between Terp Farm and Green Tidings Food Truck. Terp Farm Manager Guy Kilpatric will share his experiences working with students to grow food for campus consumption. Chef Will Rogers will discuss how the popular campus food truck crafts seasonal menus based on local foods - including Terp Farm produce.

Hosted by the Institute of Applied Agriculture as part of the INAG248 Topics in Sustainable Agriculture course. Co-sponsored by the IAA and the Office of Sustainability.

For more information, contact:
Meredith Brooke Epstein
Institute of Applied Agriculture
+1 301 405 4690

iaa.umd.edu



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11. Graduate Coffee Hour & Research Poster Forum (Thursday, May 7)

When: Thursday, May 07, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Symons Hall 3121
Event Type(s): Diversity

The Association of Agricultural and Resource Economists - a graduate student organization at UMD College Park - is hosting a graduate coffee hour and poster forum from 3:00pm - 4:30pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 3121 Symons Hall. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Graduate students and faculty members will gather and discuss research on agricultural economics, development economics, environmental economics, and related interdisciplinary topics. Three graduate students will present research posters at the forum.
This time, we have also invited students from The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) program to present three of their research projects, led by faculty leaders from AREC. Please join us!
This event is open to all graduate students, faculty, and general public.

For more information, contact:
Jen Zheng He
917-744-8699



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12. SeaPerch Summer Camp 2015

When: Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015
Where: Engineering : A. James Clark School of Engineering
Event Type(s): Special Event

The SeaPerch Camp is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade children are eligible to participate in the program. Students build the ROV from a kit following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Summer Camp provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, team work and technical applications.

Website: http://www.cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/seaperch

For more information, contact:
LaWanda S. Kamalidiin
Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
+1 301 405 3879

http://www.cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/seaperch



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13. Learning Technology Accessibility Presentation

When: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Charles Carroll Room
Event Type(s): Lecture

Learning Technology Accessibility insures equity of learning experiences and pedagogy's utilized inside and outside of the classroom for individuals with and without disabilities. Colleges and universities are seeking systematic ways to ensure accessible assisting tools/devices for course materials, websites, web applications and other services and programs throughout their campuses. Please join us for an engaging presentation sponsored by the President's Commission on Disability Issues.

The presenters are:

Dan Newsome--Coordinator,Disability Support Service Adaptive Technology Lab
Stephanie Payne Roberts--Assistant Director for Technology Services, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Chair of the Student Affairs Web Accessibility Group
Marcio A. Oliveira, Ph.D.--Executive Director of Learning Technology Services

Lunch will be served.

For more information, contact:
Chen Li
President's Commission on Disability Issues



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