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  1. Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group
  2. Weekly Monday Meditation Class
  3. Digitizing the Cairo Genizah Collections: Dr. Roni Shweka
  4. "Campus Sustainability and the Counseling Center's Role"
  5. From Broke to Budget: Managing Your Finances After Graduation
  6. Wednesday: Rescheduled Real Real World Career Series
  7. Ladies's Golf League at UMGC!
  8. College Park Toastmasters open house this Wednesday
  9. Join the Nile Project for "Crowdsourcing Solutions for a Sustainable Nile Basin"
  10. Exploring Urban Data -- Campus Visualization Partnership (CVP) Lecture Series
  11. Faculty Work Environment Survey Deadline Extended to 5pm Friday, May 1st
  12. Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society
  13. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: How Far We've Come
  14. Sustainable Tuesday

1. Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : 2116
Event Type(s): Meeting

Session 13: April 27, 2015
Implementing Innovation

Bobrow, D. G. and Whalen, J. "Community Knowledge Sharing in Practice: The Eureka Story," Reflections: The SOL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change (4:2), 2002, pp. 47-59.

The iSchool Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group aims to disseminate and advance knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship. In Spring 2015, we meet on Mondays, 2-3 pm in Hornbake 2116 to discuss classic and new articles on key issues in innovation and entrepreneurship, in conjunction with INST 621: Managing Digital Innovations in Organizations. All members of the iSchool community and beyond are welcome to attend any session listed in the schedule below. This group is sponsored by the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) and led by Dr. Ping Wang.

Website: http://ischool.umd.edu/innovation

For more information, contact:
Ping Wang
+1 301 314 9145



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2. Weekly Monday Meditation Class

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel : Lounge
Event Type(s): Community Service

Free class offered every Monday. I will teach you how to practice a very simple meditation exercise. One of the objectives of this exercise is to help us to know ourselves. I have more than 20 years of experience with this technique through my own spiritual path. The activity is sponsored by Cafh, a path of spiritual unfolding: www.cafh.org. For more information contact Francisca Saavedra at saavedra@umd.edu or 240-391-8472.

For more information, contact:
Francisca Saavedra
Cafh, a path of spiritual unfolding
240-391-8472

www.cafh.org



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3. Digitizing the Cairo Genizah Collections: Dr. Roni Shweka

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : 0301 (MITH)
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Cairo Genizah is a unique treasure trove of medieval Jewish manuscripts, comprising about 250,000 fragments written mainly in the 10th to the 13th centuries. This collection has been digitized by the Friedberg Genizah Project almost in full, producing some 450,000 digital images.The lecture will introduce this collection and present some of the modules and tools that have been developed for automatically extracting data from the digital images, joining the dispersed fragments, and locating fragments by a specific handwriting.

Dr. Roni Shweka (PhD, Rabbinic Literature, Hebrew University, 2009) is currently a Harry Starr Fellow in the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University.

Website: https://jewishstudies.umd.edu/events/digitizing-cairo-genizah-collections

For more information, contact:
Debra Kirsch
The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies
(301) 405-4975

https://jewishstudies.umd.edu/



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4. "Campus Sustainability and the Counseling Center's Role"

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker : 0114
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Counseling Center's Research and Development series presents Mark Stewart, Senior Project Manager of the Office of Sustainability, who will speak on: "Campus Sustainability and the Counseling Center's Role." All interested faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited.

For more information, contact:
Kathryn Kline
+1 301 314 7673



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5. From Broke to Budget: Managing Your Finances After Graduation

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Charles Carroll Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

Nervous about student loan repayments? Don't know what to expect for your new cost of living? Learn how to organize and plan for your financial future, including debt repayment, retirement/savings, and more. This event will feature a Q&A session with a financial professional, so you can make sure you're on the right track after graduation!

Website: http://seniors.umd.edu/events.asp

For more information, contact:
Senior Council
+1 301 314 2047



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6. Wednesday: Rescheduled Real Real World Career Series

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium
Event Type(s): Special Event

Diversity + Me: ter.ps/8rt

April 29th @ 6pm

Come learn the basics of how to create a more inclusive environment at work. Hear from diversity expert Pamela Allen on how to deal with common issues that may pop up in the workplace. While you're at it, you'll get to know about the many diversity related resources available at your disposal.

Making Your World Meaningful: ter.ps/8rc

April 29th @ 7pm

Think you don't have time to give back at the same time you're launching your career? Well think again! Come out to this workshop to learn ways in which you can get up and give back to the world.

The Real Real World Career Series is designed to prepare students for the realities of it's like to be a professional in the real world outside of the day-to-day job and to provide advice on how to successfully navigate the basics of being a top-notch young professional. This event is supported by the Pepsi Enhancement Fund program. There will be food.

Website: http://ter.ps/RRWS

For more information, contact:
Neal Jerron McKinney
University Career Center & The President's Promise
+1 301 314 0420

http://ucc.umd.edu/events.cfm



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7. Ladies's Golf League at UMGC!

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:00 PM - Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:00 PM
Where: University of Maryland Golf Course
Event Type(s): Recreation

UMGC Ladies' Golf League is starting up again at The University Golf Course! We'll play 9 holes of golf on Thursday afternoons, divided into 4 and 5 week sessions for the rest of the season. Session 1 will begin April 30--May 28 (5 rounds for $80 includes a cart). Tee times will start between 5-5:30PM. You can pay up front or pay as you play for $20 per round. We had a great turnout last year and look forward to more ladies joining us this year. ALL levels of play are invited to join and any ladies interested can join us. Session 2 will be held June 4--25, Session 3 will be July 9--30, Session 4 will be Aug 6-27. Come out and enjoy a round of golf after work with a great group of ladies. Bring a friend with you -- or play with friends you've never met before.

Contact Lisa Geraghty (geraghty@econ.umd.edu -- 5-3506) with any questions and to register.

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

For more information, contact:
Lisa A. Geraghty
+1 301 405 3506

www.golf.umd.edu



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8. College Park Toastmasters open house this Wednesday

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, 5825 University Research Court, College Park : Ste. 2500
Event Type(s): Training

You stand up to lead a meeting. Your palms get sweaty and your carefully rehearsed talking points get lost in your nervousness.

You've worked years on research that you're sure will have an impact. Now if you could just present it clearly with professional excitement.

Let Toastmasters help!

Toastmasters is an international organization that has been helping people develop confidence and speaking skills since 1924. The College Park club is a community of supportive colleagues who share your desire to learn by doing. The club will host an open house at 5:30 p.m., April 29, at Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, 5825 University Research Court, Suite 2500.

Join us to enjoy brief speeches, refreshments and free parking.

For more information, contact collegeparktoastmasters@gmail.com

Website: http://1983973.toastmastersclubs.org



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9. Join the Nile Project for "Crowdsourcing Solutions for a Sustainable Nile Basin"

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Leah M. Smith Hall
Event Type(s): Special Event

The Nile Basin runs through 11 countries, spanning ecological zones ranging from rainforests to deserts. The river is essential for the survival of its diverse people. However, it faces grave developmental challenges of poverty, high population growth, environmental degradation, unstable economies and insecurity. How will Nile Basin countries deliver potable water, provide clean energy and feed a projected 945 million people by 2050?

Join a discussion with The Nile Project founder Mina Girgis, local experts and student leaders to learn how you can actively participate in creating a prosperous and environmentally sustainable Nile Basin.

Sponsored by The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Artist Partner Program, & Beyond the Classroom

Website: http://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2015/crowdsourcing-solutions-sustainable-nile-basin

For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu



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10. Exploring Urban Data -- Campus Visualization Partnership (CVP) Lecture Series

When: Friday, May 01, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: J.M. Patterson 2121
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Division of Information Technology in conjunction with the Campus Visualization Partnership (CVP) is pleased to host the third season of a lecture series focusing on the use of visualization in research and education. In the fourth and final lecture of the semester, Juliana Freire will present "Exploring Urban Data." Dr. Freire holds an appointment at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and she is a faculty member at the NYU Center for Urban Science and the NYU Center of Data Science, where she is also the Director of Graduate Studies.

Space is limited. Please visit http://viz.umd.edu to learn more and to register.

For more information, contact:
Fran LoPresti



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11. Faculty Work Environment Survey Deadline Extended to 5pm Friday, May 1st

Event Type(s): Diversity

Dear Full-Time Faculty

At the request of faculty, we have extended the deadline for participation in the Faculty Work Environment Survey to 5pm Friday, May 1st.

An invitation was sent by Provost Rankin to ALL Full-time faculty (tenure track and professional track/non-tenure track) requesting that they take the 2015 Faculty Work Environment Survey (FWES).

The FWES assesses faculty perceptions of UM as a place that supports their professional growth and key aspects of work environment such as diversity climate, support for research and teaching, life-work balance, and workload.

The survey takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete and is voluntary. The results will be most useful with a strong representation of faculty voices. We will provide an individual report to each college, but can only break down findings by gender, race, and career stage if we have high participation from faculty in each college. Thank you for completing the survey.



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12. Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society

When: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Pyon Su Room
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Baha'i Chair for World Peace Presents "Nonviolent Islam: Social Change for a Better Society" with Dr. Rashid Ahmad, Visiting Scholar at the Bahá'í Chair for World Peace, Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centre (SZIC), University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

RSVP: http://bahai.umd.edu/events/rahmad

Website: http://bahai.umd.edu/events/rahmad

For more information, contact:
Awet Seller
+1 301 314 8502

www.bahaichair.umd.edu



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13. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: How Far We've Come

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

Often, when talking about diversity, justice, and inclusion, I hear two different and opposing conversations: the "how far we have come" versus the "how far we have to go" conversation. For example, when considering rights for LGBT people, there is a focus on how far marriage equality has come, without regard for the continued need for federal and state-level protections for LGBT people. Both of these conversations are important; however, regularly "how far we have come" takes over and we completely lose "how far we have to go". This happens particularly in moments of crisis when people emphasize progress, celebrate accomplishments, give out pats on the back, and move on. I think a significant part of being a community committed to inclusion is being able to consistently have both of these conversations. It is hard to hold both, but necessary.

-- Contributed by Beth Douthirt Cohen, Ph.D.

For more information, contact:
Jenny Denton
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
+1 301 405 1328

www.diversity.umd.edu



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14. Sustainable Tuesday

Event Type(s): Special Event

Sustainable Tuesday talks for Tuesday, April 28 include:

"Student Housing: Living Sustainably" featuring Cindy Felice, Associate Director, Services, Department of Resident Facilities at 5pm, in Auditorium 0204 of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

"Certified Humane Labeling" featuring Emily Thomas, Humane Farm Animal Care at 6pm in Jull Hall, Room 1123.

For more info: http://ter.ps/sustuesdays

For more information, contact:
Andrew S Muir
Office of Sustainability
+1 301 405 7068

http://sustainability.umd.edu/



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