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  1. National Preparedness Month
  2. MARYLAND FOOTBALL: Nominate a Colleague to be Recognized on the Field this Season!
  3. Start the school year green.
  4. Chinese Language Classes to start up at CIM - Confucius Institute at Maryland
  5. Farmers Market TODAY!
  6. Free Suicide Prevention Training for UMD Student Groups
  7. Support UMD Scholarships! Donate an Item Today for the Family Weekend Silent Auction!
  8. DATE CORRECTION - Masting NSF Data Management Plans
  9. Join a 1-credit Diversity DIALOGUE for Fall 2014!
  10. Maryland Dairy: September's Featured Sundae
  11. Sbarro: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza!
  12. UMD running study; $50 for participation
  13. Stamp Friday Showcase
  14. New Training@Maryland Environment
  15. Save the Date! 2014 Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) Unity Welcome Fair & Festival- Friday, October 3, 2014
  16. Alumni Association 25th Anniversary!
  17. FREE Writing Consultations with the Writing Fellows!
  18. An Open Forum on the War in Gaza
  19. PAL is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors

1. National Preparedness Month

Event Type(s): Other

September is National Preparedness Month. Preparedness is a shared responsibility, it takes a whole community. The UMD Emergency Management Program and Ready.gov encourages you to "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare"!

During National Preparedness Month, we encourage you to take the following steps:
-Be Informed
-Make a Plan
-Build a Kit
-Get Involved

For more information, please visit the resources below:

www.umd.edu/emergencypreparedness
www.ready.gov/september
Twitter: @PreparednessUMD
Like us on Facebook: UMD Emergency Preparedness

For more information, contact:
Alisha Jade Childress
+1 301 405 2670

www.umd.edu/emergencypreparedness



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2. MARYLAND FOOTBALL: Nominate a Colleague to be Recognized on the Field this Season!

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:00 AM - Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 PM
Where: Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
Event Type(s): Athletics

Does a colleague of yours deserve to be recognized on the field during a Maryland football game in front of 50,000 fans at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium this season?

If so, let us know! To nominate one of your colleagues to receive this amazing honor, please visit umterps.com/FSHonor.

Go Terps!

Ticket Information:
Charges: ; ;
Available at: Terrapin Ticket Office at Comcast Center

For more information, contact:
Jordan P Looby
+1 301 314 7162



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3. Start the school year green.

Event Type(s): Other

Become part of the Green Office Program! This FREE program promotes green practices in an office environment. Join your colleagues and work your way through Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. We provide everything you need including posters, stickers, incentives and more! Space is still available for our next training session on Tuesday, September 16th. Find out more: www.greenoffice.umd.edu

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Terps leave small footprints. Go to www.sustainability.umd.edu and click on "Receive our e-newsletter"

For more sustainability tips, visit http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/resources/sus_you.php

For more information, contact:
Katherine Cassidy Richard
+1 301 405 5408



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4. Chinese Language Classes to start up at CIM - Confucius Institute at Maryland

When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:00 AM - Friday, September 05, 2014 5:00 PM
Where: Susquahanna : 4131
Event Type(s): Training

OPEN HOUSE for Fall Semester Chinese Classes at the Confucius Institute!
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., September 2 - 5 (Tuesday-Friday). 4131 Susquehanna Hall. For information or registration - come see us! New Chinese classes for beginner through advanced levels will begin on Monday, Sept. 8.

Website: http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/confucius-institute-maryland

For more information, contact:
Rebecca W. McGinnis
Confucius Institute at Maryland
+1 301 405 0213

http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/confucius-institute-maryland



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5. Farmers Market TODAY!

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Outside Cole Fieldhouse, Campus Drive entrance
Event Type(s): Health,Special Event

New and returning Terps are arriving in College Park! Enjoy the relative quiet of this last Wednesday before classes start at the Farmers Market at Maryland. Come visit our vendors, get some fresh air, and do a little shopping for some healthy fruits and vegetables. You'll be supporting the local economy while doing something good for you and for the environment.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/farmersmarket.umd) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/FarmersMarketUM) for the latest market updates and special events.

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

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



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6. Free Suicide Prevention Training for UMD Student Groups

Event Type(s): Health,Training

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the United States. The University of Maryland Health Center is committed to preventing suicide and offers a FREE suicide prevention training. The prevention training teaches attendees how to: (1) recognize students who are at potential suicide risk; (2) intervene; and (3) refer students to professional counseling.

If you would like to learn more about hosting a suicide prevention training, please read the web information and complete the training request form at: http://www.health.umd.edu/suicidepreventiontraining or call 301-314-8106 and ask to speak with Maureen Wimsatt.

***Currently scheduling trainings for early- to- mid-September and the month of October!***

For more information, contact:
Maureen Wimsatt
Health Center
+1 301 314 8106

www.health.umd.edu/prevention



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7. Support UMD Scholarships! Donate an Item Today for the Family Weekend Silent Auction!

Event Type(s): Special Event

Please consider a generous donation of an item or gift card to the annual Family Weekend Silent Auction. All proceeds from the auction support the Parents Association Scholarship Fund for students with significant financial need.

New items such as Maryland memorabilia, gift cards, athletic tickets, and unique student experiences such as 'lunch with a professor' are most welcome as donations. Items can be dropped off at 2108 Mitchell Building - attention Ari Kroop.

If you have questions about what to donate please call Ari Kroop at 301-314-4900.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Website: http://sagiving.umd.edu/silentauction/donations.html

For more information, contact:
Ari Kroop
+1 301 314 4900



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8. DATE CORRECTION - Masting NSF Data Management Plans

When: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: JM Patterson 2121
Event Type(s): Other

*** CORRECT DATE: Thursday, August 28 ***

If you're submitting a grant proposal to the NSF, you have to include a data management plan with your proposal. This information session will help you understand the requirements, design your plan, and deal with special situations. Members of the Research Data Services team from the University Libraries will give a presentation and answer your questions.

Thursday, August 28
JM Patterson 2121
11 am - 12:30 pm

For more information, please contact Research Data Services:

Email: lib-research-data@umd.edu
Web: http://www.lib.umd.edu/data

To review the NSF's requirements, see http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmp.jsp

For more information, contact:
Karl Anders Nilsen
Research Data Services, University Libraries
+1 301 405 9204

http://www.lib.umd.edu/data



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9. Join a 1-credit Diversity DIALOGUE for Fall 2014!

Where: Marie Mount : 2411
Event Type(s): Diversity

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers 7-week, 1-credit intergroup dialogue courses (EDHI 338 Course Series) for undergraduates. These dialogues satisfy the General Education Cultural Competency requirement. This semester dialogue topics include:

- Race
- Gender
- (Dis)ability
- Sexual Identity
- US Born/Internationally Born
- Veteran/Non-Veteran
- A dialogue between UMD students and members of the community of College Park

Register here: diversity.umd.edu/dialogue

For more questions, email Mary at mkgraham@umd.edu.

Website: http://diversity.umd.edu/dialogue

For more information, contact:
Mary Graham Fisher



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10. Maryland Dairy: September's Featured Sundae

When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:00 AM - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Maryland Dairy
Event Type(s): Special Event

Come to the Maryland Dairy in the Stamp Student Union and enjoy September's Featured Sundae: Rockin' Randy!

Starting at September 2nd, enjoy our featured ice cream, Rockin' Randy, which consists of vanilla chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate marble swirl, Reese's, and Heath Bar pieces. This sundae is topped with caramel sauce, crushed Butterfinger pieces, whipped cream, and a cherry. This is available in both one and two scoop varieties.

Maryland Dairy Hours of Operation Monday thru Friday, 11:00AM -- 8:30PM and Saturday 11:00AM - 4:30PM.

For more information, contact:
Dan Robertson
(301) 314-8017



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11. Sbarro: Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza!

When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:30 AM - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Food Court
Event Type(s): Special Event

It's back! Our delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza has returned to Sbarro.

Stop by the Stamp Food Court and try our delicious pizza topped with bacon, red onion, grape tomatoes, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese over a zesty ranch dressing.

You can also try our September Featured Sausage and Pepperoni Stromboli! This Stromboli is busting with flavor and is topped with bacon.

Sbarro Fall Hours of Operation Monday thru Friday, 10:30AM -- 9:00PM Saturday 11:00AM -- 4:00PM

For more information, contact:
Dan Robertson
(301) 314-8017



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12. UMD running study; $50 for participation

Where: School of Public Health
Event Type(s): Athletics,Health,Recreation

Do you run 3 or more times a week?
Are you over 18?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in the Locomotion and Neuromechanics Labs' study on running injury. This study aims to understand - and ultimately prevent - injuries to runners. Participants will be compensated $50 for their time.

If interested please contact us at: neuromechanics@umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Dovin Sky Kiernan
+1 301 405 2450



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13. Stamp Friday Showcase

When: Friday, September 05, 2014 12:00 PM - Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Nyumburu Amphitheater/Baltimore Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

Stamp Friday Showcase is a weekly concert series featuring UMD student performers.

Come by the Nyumburu Amphitheater (Baltimore Room in case of rain) every Friday from 12:00PM to 1:00PM and enjoy some excellent music performed by students.

Bring your lunch and enjoy the show!

Ticket Information:
Charges: FREE FREE; ;



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14. New Training@Maryland Environment

Event Type(s): Other

On August 26, 2014, the university's training and event service transitioned to a new externally hosted system. The new environment presents a global calendar of all training events identified by a variety of university training providers. In addition, users can review and register for the offerings of the individual training providers or use filters such as date, keywords, and training provider to customize their search for workshops and events. The Training@Maryland site continues to be located at http://training.umd.edu. We have prepared a user guide to acclimate users to the new environment, which is located at http://elms.umd.edu/sites/elms.umd.edu/files/webfiles/documents/TrainingatMD_Quick_Guide.docx.

Website: http://training.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Janine D. Clarke
Learning Technologies
+1 301 405 8820

http://training.umd.edu



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15. Save the Date! 2014 Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) Unity Welcome Fair & Festival- Friday, October 3, 2014

When: Friday, October 03, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Grand Ballroom
Event Type(s): Other,Diversity,Special Event

Each fall, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education hosts the "Unity Welcome." The Unity Welcome provides an opportunity to welcome the campus' more than 10,000 multi-ethnic students back to school in fun, festive manner. Students are introduced to the vast array of programs and services at the University of Maryland which support their personal and academic development. This year's event will be held on October 3, 2014 from 12 noon - 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. The event is free and open to the entire campus.

INFORMATION FAIR REGISTRATION
Campus departments and student organizations are invited to participate in the information fair portion of the event. This is an excellent time to reach the campus' talented & diverse Terps! Registration information coming soon!

2014 Partner: The Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA)

Website: http://bit.ly/1onpMqy

For more information, contact:
Tunji Sawyer, MBA
Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE)
+1 301 405 5619

http://bit.ly/1onpMqy



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16. Alumni Association 25th Anniversary!

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Saturday, October 18, 2014
Event Type(s): Other

This fall the alumni association is celebrating our silver anniversary. Join us for 25 days of Fearless Fun! Annual memberships are available for only $25 !

Website: http://alumni.umd.edu/25days

For more information, contact:
Jessica Kline Roberts
Alumni Association
+1 301 405 7081



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17. FREE Writing Consultations with the Writing Fellows!

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

The Writing Fellows will begin holding free, one-on-one consultations for graduate students during the first week of classes. For more information on the Writing Fellows, please visit www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com.

To schedule a consultation, go to www.umdgrad.mywconline.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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18. An Open Forum on the War in Gaza

When: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Prince George's Plaza
Event Type(s): Meeting

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies (GIIS) and
The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development are sponsoring an

Open Forum on the War in Gaza

Speak your mind and ask your burning questions.

On the platform:
Prof. Shibley Telhami - Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development and Middle East expert
Prof. Yoram Peri -- Director of GIIS, Former advisor to Prime Minister Rabin
Prof. Ariel Bendor -- Expert on law and war on terrorism, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at GIIS.
Dr. Khaled Elgindy -- Former advisor to the Palestinian Authority, fellow at Brookings Institution
Shlomi Eldar -- Israeli journalist and expert on Hamas; Journalist-in-Residence at GIIS

Website: http://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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19. PAL is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 07, 2014 9:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker
Event Type(s): Special Event

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program from the Learning Assistance Service office is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors for Fall 2014. Peer Educators who have previously experienced success in difficult courses meet individually with students to improve their performance.
Peer Educators/ Tutors have the opportunity to receive official Learning Assistance Service (LAS) peer educator certification and/or College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA)'s International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC).
We are now accepting applications. Deadline: 9/7/2014. For additional details regarding this program, or to receive an application, please contact: Katie Koo at katiekoo@umd.edu or Visit the website: http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/html/pal.html.

Website: http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/html/pal.html

For more information, contact:
Katie Koo
+1 3013147699



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