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  1. Veterans Adventure Orientation Program
  2. Farmer's Market at Maryland - today's highlights !
  3. Paid fMRI Study: Meditation & Cognition ($60)
  4. Hi-LAB Reliability Study
  5. Paid fMRI Study: Language and Cognition ($20/hour)
  6. TODAY: Free Meditation Session @ the University Health Center
  7. Are you taking a Spanish class? Study Participants wanted!
  8. TODAY Smith School Online MBA Military Benefits Webinar
  9. FROM THE FRONT LINES - A PERSONAL REFLECTION ON BEING A DOCTOR IN SOWETO
  10. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Delving into Dialogue
  11. Earn $12 for Participating in a Psychology Study!

1. Veterans Adventure Orientation Program

When: Friday, August 14, 2015 10:00 AM - Sunday, August 16, 2015 4:00 PM
Where: Wye Mills, MD
Event Type(s): Special Event

Join us from Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16 for the adventure of a lifetime! The program will begin at 10:00 AM on the first day and finish at 4:00 PM on the final day. This adventure experience is designed exclusively for new veterans.

Spend the first day on the ropes course on campus and the next two days navigating Wye Island on the Eastern Chesapeake Bay. In addition to outdoor skills such as kayaking, camping techniques, and outdoor cooking, you will learn about group dynamics, leadership, and decision-making; all of which will help you in your future adventures as a Maryland student.

This program is being offered at no cost due to the support of the Maryland Parents Association. Includes transportation, equipment rental and meals. For more information and to register, please go to: http://crs.umd.edu/Maryland-Adventure-Program/Orientation-Programs

For more information, contact:
Brian Bertges



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2. Farmer's Market at Maryland - today's highlights !

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Type(s): Other

HERE'S SOME OF WHAT YOU'LL FIND!
- Vegetables: Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Fennel, Napa Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brocoli, Leeks, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Pepper (bell, habanero, banana, jalapeno) Onions (red, white), Potatoes, Garlic, Tomatoes (tricolor grape, cherry, roma, heirloom), Okra, Corn, Beets, Radish, Beets, Kale
- Fruits: Apples (Pristine, Fuji, Cameo), Nectarines, Peaches (White, Yellow, and Donut), Blackberries, Blueberries, Plums, Cherries (Sour, Sweet, and Ground), Apricots, Raspberries, Seedless Watermelon, Cantaloupe
- Herbs: Basil
SPECIALS!
- Country Vittles: Smoked Bacon reg $10.25 lb sale $9.75 lb (Country Vittles not at Market 8/5)
- Girardo Crumb Bakery: Focaccia Bread $7.00 loaf, Raspberry Bar $ 2.00 each, Portuguese Sweet Bread $5.00 Loaf ($2.75 Half Loaf)
- Valencia: Flowers $5.00 bunch
MORE'
- Cooking Demo: Seasoned Grilled Vegetable Platter
NEW, ITEMS EVERY WEEK: BUY FRESH AND BUY LOCAL

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

http://farmersmarket.umd.edu/



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3. Paid fMRI Study: Meditation & Cognition ($60)

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:00 AM
Where: Maryland Neuroimaging Center (if eligible)
Event Type(s): Other

We would like to invite you to participate in a paid research study for the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language. In one 3-hour session at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center, you will complete tasks while undergoing MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and eyetracking to examine the attention-related cognitive and neural systems that support language processing after meditating for the first time. If you are eligible and complete the MRI session, you will earn $20 per hour!

Website: http://ter.ps/CogPrepMRI

For more information, contact:
Dr. Stefanie Kuchinsky



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4. Hi-LAB Reliability Study

Where: Patapsco Building : 1110
Event Type(s): Other

This study is meant to assess whether cognitive and perceptual tasks related to predicting foreign language acquisition reliably measure this ability over time. Participants will be able to earn up to $75 through the completion of two sessions ($15 for 1st, and $60 for 2nd); the first session time frame is 07/15/2015 -- 07/31/2015, and the second session will occur from 08/03/2015-08/28/2015. Sessions may vary in terms of time commitment and compensation.
Must be at least 18 years of age, and a native speaker of English.
Study takes place in Room #1110, Patapsco Bldg (5201 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD)
For more information about the study, please contact cognitiveskills@casl.umd.edu or sign up directly at UMD's paid SONA site: http://umpsychology-paid.sona-systems.com/



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5. Paid fMRI Study: Language and Cognition ($20/hour)

Where: Bio-Psych Building & Maryland Neuroimaging Center
Event Type(s): Other

We would like to invite you to participate in a paid research study for the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language, with primary investigators Dr. Nina Hsu & Dr. Jared Novick. The study utilizes functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), a safe, noninvasive neuroimaging method, to examine the attention-related cognitive and neural systems that support language processing. Eligible participants will have the opportunity to earn approximately $35 over the course of two sessions, while contributing to research in the fields of neuroscience and linguistics.

Click the link below for more information and to fill out a brief questionnaire:
http://ter.ps/CogLang



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6. TODAY: Free Meditation Session @ the University Health Center

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Health Center : Want to meditate now? Listen to this podcast 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 : 0142
Event Type(s): Health

Summer time is the right time to take a moment for yourself!

You are invited to experience a FREE relaxing meditation session with Edie Anderson

TODAY From 12PM-1PM at the University Health Center, Room 0142.

Meditation is not about forcing your mind and body to be quiet but to rather allow and discover our dialogue and the stillness and quietness that is already there when we choose to just let go in mind and body. Meditation like many things in life does not work for everyone. Keeping an open mind about experiencing meditation in your unique awareness will help with finding your internal peace and allow your body and mind to relax.

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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7. Are you taking a Spanish class? Study Participants wanted!

Where: Taliaferro : 1104
Event Type(s): Other

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting participants for the summer and early fall!

Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each at Taliaferro. You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.

Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session). After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!

Eligibility criteria include (see www.casl.umd.edu/langlcs for full list):
- 18-30 years of age
- monolingual native speaker of English
- currently enrolled in a 200- or 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
- not started studying Spanish before age 12
- no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country

To take the pre-screen, visit https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_1O1Q2afayIkuVBb.

Contact us at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu.



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8. TODAY Smith School Online MBA Military Benefits Webinar

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Event Type(s): Other

Today! Please join us for a special military webinar presentation for the Online MBA program. Our Director of Military and Veteran Affairs Richard Campbell will be speaking with students about the program, utilizing military benefits, and answering your questions.


Register at https://peonlinemeeting.webex.com/peonlinemeeting/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5eabe5f45a79e1e8dc0703481b119369

Website: https://peonlinemeeting.webex.com/peonlinemeeting/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5eabe5f45a79e1e8dc0703481b119369

For more information, contact:
Stacie Brodie
301 405 8133

http://onlinemba.umd.edu/



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9. FROM THE FRONT LINES - A PERSONAL REFLECTION ON BEING A DOCTOR IN SOWETO

When: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: 2113 Chincoteague Hall
Event Type(s): Other,Health,Lecture,Special Event

Dr. Gloria Teckie will give a personal account of her experience as a physician in Soweto, South Africa.

About the speaker: Gloria Teckie is a specialist physician working in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has fellowships in Nephrology and Internal Medicine and an interest in Critical Care, and is affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. She currently practices medicine at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital that serves approximately six million people from Soweto and southern Johannesburg.

**A light lunch will be provided after the presentation.**

Please RSVP at http://bahai.umd.edu/Teckie.

Website: http://bahai.umd.edu/Teckie



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10. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Delving into Dialogue

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

In the past, I found it difficult to have conversations on topics that made me uncomfortable because of my fear of conflict. I have learned over time that the real purpose of dialogue is to understand different points of view. When entering a dialogue, if your intent is to change the perspective of others, it might be a monologue or a debate, but it isn't dialogue. We live in a diverse society where our experiences, beliefs and cultures enable us to have different points of view. And I now realize the amazing power of having in-depth discussions as a way to understand what shapes the perceptions of others. Challenge your own thinking by having open conversations with people who cause you to question your perceptions. This is where learning happens.

Contributed by --Joseph Williams

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



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11. Earn $12 for Participating in a Psychology Study!

Where: Biology - Psychology : 3132
Event Type(s): Other

The Interpersonal Relationships Lab is currently doing research on interracial relationships (platonic or romantic) between Black/African American and White/Caucasian individuals. The study involves completing a 60 minute lab session with a friend or romantic partner (one of you must be Black/African American and the other must be White/Caucasian). You and your partner will both get $12 for participating! Email Rachel at UMDCPstudy@gmail.com for more information or to schedule a session.

For more information, contact:
Rachel Venaglia
Interpersonal Relationships Lab



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