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  1. Language House Coffee Conversations
  2. PAL is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors
  3. Winter & Spring Break 2016 Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs -- Call For Proposals
  4. UMD Beginners Beekeeping Course March 28-29
  5. Talk on Medical Physics - The Science, The Field, and The Profession
  6. Are you a Native Speaker of an Indian Language? Make $20 Now!
  7. Live the Questions
  8. Talk: The Emergence of Speech Capacity (sponsored by Hearing and Speech Sciences & UM Language Science Center)
  9. ***Multicultural Greek Council | SPRING OPEN HOUSE***

1. Language House Coffee Conversations

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 4:00 PM - Monday, May 04, 2015 4:00 PM
Where: St. Mary’s Hall : 0106 : 0105
Event Type(s): Community Service

Language House Coffee Conversations
Starting Monday, February 2
Mondays: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall Basement

You are all welcome to come and practice, improve and maintain your foreign language skills in a casual setting over coffee and refreshments at the Language House.

Open to anyone interested in practicing

Coffee Conversations also provide you with the opportunity to meet with native speakers of each language and to find conversation partners of varying proficiency levels.

Open to anyone interested in practicing the 13 languages currently offered:

Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.

Come by and reconnect with old friends and make new friends!

Please contact: Naime Yaramanoglu at nya@umd.edu
for further information.

Website: http://sllc.umd.edu/language-house

For more information, contact:
Naime Yaramanoglu
SLLC Language House
+1 301 405 4046

http://sllc.umd.edu/language-house



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2. PAL is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 2:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker : 2202
Event Type(s): Training

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program from the Learning Assistance Service office is recruiting Peer Educators/ Tutors for Spring 2015. 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: 02/04/2015. 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/peer_assisted_learning.php.

Website: http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/peer_assisted_learning.php

For more information, contact:
Katie Koo
+1 301 314 7699



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3. Winter & Spring Break 2016 Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs -- Call For Proposals

When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 3:00 PM - Saturday, March 28, 2015 11:00 PM
Event Type(s): Other

Thinking about offering a winter or spring break 2016 faculty-led study abroad program? Education Abroad is seeking proposals for new and innovative short-term programs. Proposal must be submitted electronically via our web-based system and are due March 1st, 2015. To request access to the proposal forms, please e-mail the following information to Jennifer Precht, Associate Director for Programs (jprecht@umd.edu):

1. Name and UID of person who will serve as on-site Program 2. Director (should be person submitting proposal)
3. City and country where program will be based
Program Term (Winter/Spring Break)

Website: http://myea.umd.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewDocument&File_ID=0305727C7A4F077B7170767105741C73010C7014710D777F6E7703747707710B0104007D0776047571

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Precht
+1 301 405 5747



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4. UMD Beginners Beekeeping Course March 28-29

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:00 AM - Sunday, March 29, 2015 5:15 PM
Where: Bioscience Research Building : BRB 1101
Event Type(s): Training

Do you want to learn how to keep bees in Maryland like a true Terp?
Sign up NOW for the Inaugural University of Maryland Beginners Beekeeping Course!
You will learn beginning beekeeping skills from the best in the field, right on campus.
We are offering a whopping 17 seminars, as well as opportunities to engage with local beekeeping experts.
The course is two full days, March 28-29, and includes lunch and coffee breaks on both days.

For more Information or to register visit our website:
https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x1988997b8e8

Or please contact:
Grace Kunkel
Bee Informed Partnership
gkunkelUMD@gmail.com
301 405 3799

Website: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x1988997b8e8

For more information, contact:
Grace R Kunkel
Bee Informed Partnership
+1 301 405 6269

http://beeinformed.org/



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5. Talk on Medical Physics - The Science, The Field, and The Profession

When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Physical Sciences Complex : 2136
Event Type(s): Colloquium,Lecture,Meeting

The Physics Department Office of Student and Education Services (OSES) will be hosting a talk for undergraduates on "Medical Physics: The Science, The Field and The Profession," presented by Ajay Kapur, the Director of the Medical Physics program at Hofstra University. Dr. Kapur will provide detailed information on the origins and evolution of medical physics as a subfield of physics, and the core focus areas of radiation therapy, diagnostic and nuclear medicine.

Date: Thursday, February 12th
Time: 4:30PM
Location: PSC 2136

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Logan Anbinder at lca@umd.edu. We hope to see you there!

For more information, contact:
Logan Corday Anbinder
+1 301 405 5949



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6. Are you a Native Speaker of an Indian Language? Make $20 Now!

Where: 0133 Lefrak Hall
Event Type(s): Other

We are recruiting participants for a paid study that investigates language abilities of second language speakers and native speakers of English.

We are recruiting second language speakers whose first language is an INDIAN LANGUAGE (e.g., HINDI, GUJARATI, URDU, ETC.). Participants need to be in the age range of 70+ years and be neurologically healthy (no mental or nervous system disorders).

Participation takes about 1.5 hours, will be reimbursed $20, and takes place at 0133 Lefrak Hall (or any other convenient location). This study has been approved by UMD's Institutional review board.

For more information, please contact aphasia@umd.edu.
Yasmeen Faroqi-Shah, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, yfshah@umd.edu

*If you are not in the specfied age range, please consider informing your parents or grandparents about this opportunity to participate in research!

Website: http://aphasia.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Aphasia Research Center
University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Sciences
(301) 405-2477

aphasia.umd.edu



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7. Live the Questions

When: Thursday, February 05, 2015 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : MICA Lounge
Event Type(s): Special Event

What gives meaning to my life? How do science and religion intersect? What does it mean to work for justice?

Live the Questions is a safe, relaxed space for students from secular, spiritual and religious identities to dialogue on questions of belief, meaning and values. Each meeting will explore a different topic based on attendees' interests.

Free snacks provided. Meets 7:30-8:30pm biweekly starting Thursday, February 5th in the MICA Lounge at Stamp.

Contact jenolson@umd.edu for more information.



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8. Talk: The Emergence of Speech Capacity (sponsored by Hearing and Speech Sciences & UM Language Science Center)

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lefrak 1124
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and the Maryland Language Science Center
ANNOUNCE A TALK BY

PROFESSOR D. KIMBROUGH OLLER
(University of Memphis)
(AUTHOR OF the texts The Emergence of the Speech Capacity and Language and Literacy in Bilingual Children)
""Infant vocal development and the speech/language capacity"
1124 Lefrak
11am -- noon

MONDAY, February 2, 2015

For more information, contact:
Nan Bernstein Ratner
Hearing and Speech Sciences
+1 301 405 4217



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9. ***Multicultural Greek Council | SPRING OPEN HOUSE***

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium
Event Type(s): Diversity

Are you interested in joining Greek Life but haven't found the right one yet? Do you want to join a diverse group of individuals that want to ensure that you become the best version of yourself? Are you interested in forming unbreakable bonds of friendship that will follow you after you graduate?

Come meet the chapters of the University of Maryland Multicultural Greek Council! Founded in 2003, we are a coalition of 10 culturally-based social Greek organizations at UMD. We are leaders, activists, achievers, friends, movers and shakers.

#UMD #MulticulturalGreekCouncil #GreekLife @umd_greekterps

instagram.com/mgcterps

Website: https://www.facebook.com/MGCTerps



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