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  1. Sikorsky Seminar
  2. Gold Code -- Terps Who Pace Win the Race
  3. Diwali Trip to Five Hindu-Buddhist Temples in MD
  4. TODAY Religious and Spiritual Identity Project in Stamp
  5. TODAY Religious and Spiritual Identity Project in the Chapel
  6. CISSM Forum | "EU Energy Security in Times of Turmoil"
  7. Virtual Information Session for Master of Information Management Program TODAY
  8. Are you a caregiver for a family member or friend?
  9. Ebola: Behind the Fear
  10. The Inaugural Diversity Fireside Chat: Rising Tide: The New American Workplace
  11. FORUM: Politics, Elections, and Voting
  12. Free GRE Information Workshop Sponsored AAP & OMSE

1. Sikorsky Seminar

When: Monday, October 27, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Kim Engineering : 1110
Event Type(s): Colloquium,Seminar

Sikorsky Aircraft
Colloquium Series
Co-Sponsored by the American Helicopter Society

Monday, October 27, 2014
5:00 pm
1110 Kim Bldg.

"The Path from Patents to Products"

Presented by
Vineet Sahasrabudhe
Senior Manager of Engineering Sciences
Sikorsky Aircraft

For more information, contact:
Rebecca A. Sarni
Aerospace Engineering
+1 301 405 1135

www.aero.umd.edu/events/sikorsky



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2. Gold Code -- Terps Who Pace Win the Race

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: South Campus Dining Hall
Event Type(s): Health

Have a night to remember, not a night to forget! Alcohol poisoning occurs when a large amount of alcohol is consumed; typically over short period of time. Drink responsibly by avoiding activities that encourage consuming large amounts of alcohol (i.e. chugging, drinking games, etc.) and alternating alcoholic beverages with non-alcoholic beverages.

Win Limited Edition GOLD Sunglasses by attending Gold Code Events!

Thursday, October 23rd
South Campus Mix-Off Competition
South Campus Dining Hall
9:00 PM -- 11:00 PM

Website: http://health.umd.edu/goldcode

For more information, contact:
Jessica Bediako
University Health Center
+1 301 314 8123

www.health.umd.edu



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3. Diwali Trip to Five Hindu-Buddhist Temples in MD

When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Trip to local temples
Event Type(s): Recreation

Masti team of DESI invites you for a fun trip to five Hindu-Buddhist temples in Maryland. We have specifically arranged for a guided tour of all these temples (something you don't normally get). Delicious free breakfast/lunch/snacks will be provided by the temples we will visit. For more details about the plan, please see itinerary.

Overall, the trip will be a great experience, offering a great deal of knowledge about the Indian temples, religions and cultures. It is a great opportunity to connect with the Indian ethos so far away from our motherland.

Eligibility: A valid student ID (or UMD staff ID)
Date: November 1st, 2014
Departure Time: 9.00am
Return Time: 6pm
Meeting Venue: Parking Lot Z, Univ of Maryland, College Park

>>>>>REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE<<<<<
More info: http://www.desi-umd.org/Events/2014_Temple_Trip/

Website: http://www.desi-umd.org/Events/2014_Temple_Trip/

For more information, contact:
Abhinav Mishra
Develop Empower and Synergize India
+1 301 405 4502

http://www.desi-umd.org



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4. TODAY Religious and Spiritual Identity Project in Stamp

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Food Court Table
Event Type(s): Diversity

What is your most deeply held belief? Where do you find meaning? Interfaith Programs and Spiritual Diversity welcomes members of the campus community from all religious, non-religious and spiritual identities to share their perspective on these questions and more as part of a photo and video project. Answers will be edited into a short film to be displayed on our website. Stop by our table to get involved.

Website: http://thestamp.umd.edu/engagement/memorial_chapel/interfaith_programs_and_spiritual_diversity

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Johanna Olson
MICA/Memorial Chapel
+1 301 314 9893



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5. TODAY Religious and Spiritual Identity Project in the Chapel

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel
Event Type(s): Diversity

What is your most deeply held belief? Where do you find meaning? Interfaith Programs and Spiritual Diversity welcomes students from all religious, non-religious and spiritual identities to share their perspective on these questions and more as part of a photo and video project. Answers will be edited into a short film to be displayed on our website. Stop by our table at the Memorial Chapel to get involved.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Johanna Olson
MICA/Memorial Chapel
+1 301 405-7154



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6. CISSM Forum | "EU Energy Security in Times of Turmoil"

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Van Munching : 1203
Event Type(s): Forum,Lecture,Seminar

Tim Boersma is a fellow in the Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on energy policy coordination, energy security, gas infrastructure and regulation, resource scarcity, and unconventional natural gas extraction. He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Groningen. In 2011--2012, he was a Transatlantic Academy fellow in Washington, D.C. Before starting his career in research, Tim spent five years in the private sector, working as a corporate counsel to the electricity production sector in the Netherlands. Tim is currently finishing a monograph called "Want, Waste, or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water, and Minerals," to be published by Routledge in November 2014. In addition, he is working on his manuscript entitled "Energy Security and Natural Gas Markets in Europe: Lessons from the EU and the United States."

Website: http://cissm.umd.edu/forum/display.php?id=639

For more information, contact:
Jonas Elliott Siegel
+1 301 405 4020

cissm.umd.edu



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7. Virtual Information Session for Master of Information Management Program TODAY

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type(s): Other

Come to a virtual information session for the Master of Information Management (MIM) degree program from the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool. The MIM degree brings together technology, design, and management to advance your career as high-impact information professional.

Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. Please register online: ter.ps/33h. The virtual information session will be conducted through Adobe Connect, using the following URL: https://webmeeting.umd.edu/miminfo/

Website:https://webmeeting.umd.edu/miminfo/

For more information, contact:
Mary Carroll-Mason
+1 301 405 1260



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8. Are you a caregiver for a family member or friend?

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Event Type(s): Other

Are you currently an unpaid caregiver for a loved one? Often times the wellbeing and experiences of the caregiver are largely ignored. This is your chance to help other caregivers and to contribute to research by sharing your experience.

You can complete the entire study online and receive a $10.00 gift certificate in appreciation for your time. To participate, you must meet the eligibility requirements of the screening questionnaire by clicking on the link below:

https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_cx9yds8u0Vs3vtH

For more information, contact:
Dr. Mary Ann Hoffman
+1 301 405 2865
hoffmanm@umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Mary Ann Hoffman, Ph.D.
Counseling Psychology Program
+1 301 405 2865



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9. Ebola: Behind the Fear

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : 6137-Special Events Room
Event Type(s): Colloquium,Community Service,Forum,Health,Special Event

Please join us for an open campus forum on Ebola, featuring a panel of UMD experts: Professor Gretchen De Silva, UMD School of Public Health("What is Ebola?"); Professor Linda Aldoory, Director, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, UMD School of Public Health ("Communicating the Risk"); Professor Susan Dwyer, UMD Department of Philosophy ("The Ethics of Infections"); Dr. David McBride, Director, University Health Center and Chair, UMD Campus Infectious Disease Planning Group ("The Local Impact of Ebola"). Prof. Lucy Dalglish, Dean of UMD's Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, will moderate the event. This forum is free and open to all members of the community. Bring your questions!

Sponsored By: College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Environmental Safety, Office of International Affairs, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, School of Public Health, University Health Center

Website: https://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/global/ebola-behind-fear

For more information, contact:
Joseph B. Scholten
Office of International Affairs
+1 301 405 1559

www.globalmaryland.umd.edu



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10. The Inaugural Diversity Fireside Chat: Rising Tide: The New American Workplace

When: Friday, October 31, 2014 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Van Munching : Tyser Auditorium : 1212
Event Type(s): Special Event

Join us for this impactful event, open to UMD and Smith faculty, staff, students, administrators, and community partners. Light lunch will be served at a post-presentation networking.

Please RSVP via www.ter.ps/RisingTide by 10/27/14.

The event will be hosted by Dr. Hank Boyd as he interviews our distinguished guest speaker, Veronica E. Villalobos, Esq., Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Ms. Villalobos will speak on sweeping trends impact both the public and private sectors. Her remarks will be of considerable value to future business leaders, community members, and public policymakers.

Website: http://www.ter.ps/RisingTide

For more information, contact:
Judith Suyen Martinez
Smith School of Business
+1 301 405 0306

www.rhsmith.umd.edu



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11. FORUM: Politics, Elections, and Voting

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Nanticoke Room
Event Type(s): Forum

With the 2014 midterm election season in full swing, the Campus Assessment Working Group (CAWG) recently released a report on UMD freshmen's voting interest and behavior during the Fall 2012 presidential election. Where did students get their election news and what influenced their decision to vote? CAWG investigated these questions and more!

Please join us for the "Politics, Elections, and Voting" Forum, which will include a presentation of CAWG's survey data and a discussion with a panel of UMD faculty members -- Dana Fisher, Trevor Parry-Giles, and Janelle Wong. The event will take place on Thursday, October 30 from 11:00 -- 12:00 in Stamp's Nanticoke Room. The Snapshot is available at https://www.irpa.umd.edu/CAWG/Reports/2014/Snapshot_oct14.pdf.

Website: https://www.irpa.umd.edu/CAWG/Reports/2014/Snapshot_oct14.pdf

For more information, contact:
Emily W Foley
Campus Assessment Working Group (CAWG)
+1 301 405 5595

www.umd.edu/cawg



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12. Free GRE Information Workshop Sponsored AAP & OMSE

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Skinner : 0200
Event Type(s): Other,Seminar,Special Event

ARE YOU PLANNING TO TAKE THE GRE?

Bring a friend and come learn about the new GRE format!

Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) and the Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education (OMSE) are sponsoring a FREE GRE INFORMATION WORKSHOP covering:

. The new GRE test and question format
. Helpful study and test taking tips for each GRE section
. Free resources you can use to prepare for the GRE
. Light refreshments served

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014; 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: 0200 Skinner

For more information, contact: Sharon Vanwright (AAP) at svanwrig@umd.edu or Tunji Sawyer (OMSE) at tsawyer@umd.edu.

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

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

www.omse.umd.edu



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