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FYI Topics for Sunday October 26, 2014
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  1. UMSO Concerto Competition Preliminaries
  2. TLTC Teaching Tip of the Week: Office Hours and Exams
  3. TLTC Request for Proposals for New Coursera MOOCs
  4. CIRTL Online Workshop: Grading and Effective Feedback in the American System
  5. TLTC Reading Group: Evidence Based Education -- Automated Tutors
  6. Dining on Campus - highlights this week
  7. Maury Povich Hosts Panel on Racism & Sports

1. UMSO Concerto Competition Preliminaries

When: Sunday, October 26, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Event Type(s): Concert

Which School of Music student will be the next featured soloist with the UMD Symphony Orchestra?

In the preliminary round of the annual UMSO Concerto Competition, students perform excerpts of a concerto or concert piece for an independent jury panel. A select number of competitors are advanced to the final round where a winner, runner-up and second runner-up are announced.

The prizes for the 2014 UMSO Concerto Competition are graciously donated by The Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Music.

Website: http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2014/umso-concerto-competition-preliminaries

For more information, contact:
The Clarice
+1 301 405 2787
http://theclarice.umd.edu



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2. TLTC Teaching Tip of the Week: Office Hours and Exams

Event Type(s): Other

Frequently remind students to come to your Office Hours if they have questions, want advice on an assignment, need help, or want ideas for further study. Consider having a participation assignment where they have to find your office and sign a sheet on the door, or make at least one Office Hour visit mandatory. Students can greatly benefit from Office Hours before exam time yet they may not consider taking this opportunity for one-on-one consultations with their instructor. Thus encourage your students to step by your office well in advance of possible exams to help them most efficiently.

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska
+1 301 405 2399

tltc.umd.edu



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3. TLTC Request for Proposals for New Coursera MOOCs

Event Type(s): Other

University of Maryland's Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become one of the most successful Coursera courses. UMD faculty created 16 courses so far, attracting more than 1.2 million registered students. We are now offering a Request For Proposals to develop a new set of MOOCs on the Coursera platform. We plan on adding approximately four new courses funded by the Provost's Office. Our goal is to start course development in January with new courses to be offered starting summer 2015. All campus faculty are eligible to apply. Read more and submit proposals at http://ter.ps/77r.

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska
+1 301 405 2399

tltc.umd.edu



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4. CIRTL Online Workshop: Grading and Effective Feedback in the American System

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type(s): Other

Because grades are used as evaluations of student work, it's important that grades accurately reflect the quality of student work. It's no surprise that grades are a source of anxiety for students and that grading is often a stressful process for international TAs. This session will introduce the American grading system, place an emphasis on strategies that can decrease the stress of grading for TAs, and provide suggestions for how to provide meaningful feedback to students. To join the online workshop go to http://www.cirtl.net/events, scroll down to the event and click "Join the Session."

Website: http://www.cirtl.net/events

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska
+1 301 405 2399

tltc.umd.edu



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5. TLTC Reading Group: Evidence Based Education -- Automated Tutors

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : Room 2113
Event Type(s): Other

The goal of this reading group is to increase our collective exposure to recent advances in educational approaches to transform our teaching practices, institutional approaches, and consider new research activity. For each meeting, participants should read the papers in advance and be prepared for an informal, multidisciplinary discussion. This week we'll look at two articles: a.Computer-Guided Inquiry to Improve Science Learning; and b. Writing pal: Feasibility of an intelligent writing strategy tutor in the high school classroom. You can access the readings here http://ter.ps/77s. Please RSVP http://ter.ps/77t.

Website: http://tltc.umd.edu/#events

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska
+1 301 405 2399

tltc.umd.edu



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6. Dining on Campus - highlights this week

When: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Saturday, November 01, 2014
Event Type(s): Other

Daily
- Tue. Adele's Butcher Block - hand carving an array of meats right at your table. 5-8:30 Limited seating
- Tue. Trivia Night at Mulligan's
- Wed. Chili Cook Off: The Diner and South Campus Dining Hall
- Wed. Farmer's Market and Green Tidings Food Truck at Cole
- Fri. Adele's Halloween Celebration
All Week
- Stop in any Cafe on Campus for a fresh Cobb Salad
- Adele's B1G Road Trip: this week, Pennsylvania. At lunch, the Pittsburgh Style Hot Pastrami and Swiss. At dinner, a Rib Eye Steak Sandwich. Finish with a Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake
Always
- Green Tidings Food Truck 11:30 to 3:00 Mon to Fri UMDGreenTidings.com for menus and locations
- Check out the October Stamp Food Court specials! Favorite brand names dish up great deals.
Visit us online for menus and details

For more information, contact:
W Bartram Hipple
Dining Services
+1 301 314 9413

dining.umd.edu



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7. Maury Povich Hosts Panel on Racism & Sports

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Orem Hall : Samuel Riggs Alumni IV Building
Event Type(s): Athletics,Forum,Special Event

"Racism in Sports: How far Have we Really Come?"
November 11, 7:00 p.m. in the Orem Hall of the Samuel IV Riggs Alumni Center

Free & Open to the Public

MODERATOR:
Maury Povich
Television Host

PANEL:
Kevin Blackistone
Visiting Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," Columnist

Kara Lawson
Washington Mystics, 12-year WNBA veteran, ESPN Commentator

Damion Thomas
Curator of Sports, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Scott Van Pelt
ESPN Commentator, University of Maryland alumnus

Michael Wilbon
Co-host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption," ESPN.Com columnist

Website: http://povichcenter.org/ninth-annual-shirley-povich-symposium/

For more information, contact:
Beth Mechum
Povich Center
+1 301 405 4605

www.povichcenter.org



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