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  1. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Talk About It
  2. Bike the DC Monuments and Memorials
  3. McNair Scholars Research Oral Defense/Presentation
  4. McNair Scholars Poster Presentation
  5. Come Participate in a Brain & Language Experiment!

1. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Talk About It

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

When the news media fills with stories of violently racist acts, as in the recent Charleston murders, I sometimes find myself feeling frightened and powerless to make any real changes. In talking with other White folks, I've heard similar reactions, yet, it is critically important to remember that we are an essential component in the anti-racist movement. I encourage White folks to lean in and engage in hard conversations with those who deny these types of tragedies are born of White supremacy or who try to side-step the long history of White violence towards Black people. Find other allies to help support you and share the load. Listen to and lift up the stories of People of Color. Finally, keep talking about what has happened, because silence allows these violent acts to continue. White people need to say out loud that Black Lives Matter, too.

--Contributed by Jenny Denton

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

diversity.umd.edu



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2. Bike the DC Monuments and Memorials

When: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Where: Cole Field House - through tunnel entrance on stadium side : Campus Bike Shop
Event Type(s): Recreation

Join the Maryland Adventure Program for a sunset ride among some of Washington DC's most famous landmarks! Ride leaders will set an easy pace and provide opportunities to stop at various monuments and memorials along the ride. Transportation for you and your bicycle to and from downtown DC is included - if you do not have your own bike one will be provided for you. The group will depart at 6 PM from the Campus Bike Shop. The cost of the trip is $15 per person and group size is limited to eight participants.

Website: https://east-a-60ols.csi-cloudapp.net/UMD/Members/PR/ProgramDetails.aspx?catguid=6c0dc1e1-9b88-440a-a26b-69ffa934ceda&scheduleGuid=12a38cc5-5fd3-4b17-9f31-1b6c62487aa6&source=ProgramList

For more information, contact:
Jeffrey Cyril Holliday
Maryland Adventure Program
+1 301 226 4421

www.adventure.umd.edu



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3. McNair Scholars Research Oral Defense/Presentation

When: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 9:00 AM - Thursday, July 09, 2015 5:00 PM
Where: Marie Mount : 1400
Event Type(s): Special Event

Save the Date: July 8th & 9th, Marie Mount Hall Rm 1400

The McNair Scholars are engaged in a 6-week intensive research training program and will be presenting and defending their research on July 8th and 9th. Please join us in recognition and celebration of the research accomplishments of the McNair Scholars during the 2015 Summer Research Institute.

Website: http://aap.umd.edu/

For more information, contact:
Rhea Keisha Nedd
Academic Achievement Programs
+1 301 405 4749

http://aap.umd.edu/



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4. McNair Scholars Poster Presentation

When: Friday, July 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: College Park Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Event Type(s): Special Event

The McNair Scholars were engaged in a 6-week intensive research training program and will be presenting and defending their research TODAY. Please join us in recognition and celebration of the research accomplishments of the McNair Scholars during the 2015 Summer Research Institute.College Park Marriott Inn & Conference Center

Website: http://aap.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Rhea Keisha Nedd
+1 301 405 4749

aap.umd.edu



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5. Come Participate in a Brain & Language Experiment!

Where: Marie Mount : CNL EEG Lab : 3416
Event Type(s): Other

Are you a non-native speaker of English? Come participate in an experiment at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (CNL) Lab! Read sentences and answer questions while we record your brain's electrical activity (EEG) on your scalp.

Compensation: $10/hour, most studies last 2.

Requirements: Minimal to no exposure to English before the age of 10 (meaning you did not begin hearing or speaking English on a regular basis prior to age 10, including English spoken outside of the US, as in Great Britain or India), became fluent in English after age 10, strictly right-handed, age 18-30, and hair style must allow the EEG cap to fit closely to the scalp.

If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Anna Marie Namyst
amnamyst@umd.edu

Website: http://http:/ling.umd.edu/research/eeg

For more information, contact:
Anna Marie Namyst



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