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FYI Topics for Tuesday November 25, 2014
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  1. Free Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center
  2. Distinguished Scholar Teacher Lecture: How Many Physicists Does it Take to Discover a New Particle? The Higgs Boson and Big Science
  3. Screening of "Precious Life" with director Shlomi Eldar, Israeli journalist
  4. UHR -- Weekly Job Vacancy Announcement
  5. Do you study Spanish? Participate in a study next semester!
  6. Paid study on cognition and meditation ($240)
  7. Nothing's Slower Than A Sick Turtle Get your flu vaccine before the holidays!
  8. 2015 Celebration of Women
  9. Recycling Update: Plastic Bags Not Accepted
  10. 140$! EEG Study Recruiting International Student Volunteers!
  11. $50 Cash for Hand-Holding Study!

1. Free Meditation Sessions at the University Health Center

Where: Health Center : 0142
Event Type(s): Health

The University Health Center offers FREE meditation sessions to all students, faculty, and staff.

Meditation is a journey inward to the authentic self, the soul that is pure and whole. It is a technology that brings health and healing to mind, body and spirit.

Attend today's sessions at
12-1pm
or
5-6pm

All meditation sessions are in the University Health Center, Afya Room 0142.

Want to meditate now? Listen here 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

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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2. Distinguished Scholar Teacher Lecture: How Many Physicists Does it Take to Discover a New Particle? The Higgs Boson and Big Science

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Physical Sciences Complex : Lobby
Event Type(s): Colloquium

On July 4, 2012, the CMS and ATLAS collaborations announced the discovery a new particle whose properties were consistent with those predicted for the long-sought Higgs boson. This discovery is both a triumph of the Standard Model of forces and particles developed during the middle of the last century, and of "Big Science", or science done in large, international collaborations using massive, elaborate, expensive detectors. In this talk, Sarah Eno will give an overview of the significance of the Higgs particle to physics, but she'll also do her best to explain why (using the example of the CMS collaboration), the paper announcing this discovery had 2892 authors from 168 institutions.

Dr. Eno will describe what it is like to work in such a large collaboration, the individual contributions to the Higgs result from the many authors, and the benefits to graduate and undergraduate students working in this environment.

Website: http://www.umdphysics.umd.edu/events/physicscolloquia/886-how-many-physicists-does-it-take-to-discover-a-new-particle-higgs-boson-and-big-science.html

For more information, contact:
Carole Cuaresma Kiger
+1 301 405 5945



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3. Screening of "Precious Life" with director Shlomi Eldar, Israeli journalist

When: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Knight Hall : Eaton Theater
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

What happens when an Israeli doctor tries to save a Palestinian baby while war rages around them? Find out at a screening of the documentary "Precious Life," winner of the 2010 Ophir Award (the Israeli Academy Award®) for Best Documentary.

Stay after the film for a discussion with:
Shlomi Eldar, Director of "Precious Life" and Gildenhorn Institute Journalist-in-Residence
Mark Feldstein, Richard Eaton Professor of Broadcast Journalism, Merrill College of Journalism
Yoram Peri, Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Israel Studies and Director of GIIS

Website: http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/upcoming-events.html

For more information, contact:
Samantha Levine
Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
+1 301 405 9413

http://www.israelstudies.umd.edu/



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4. UHR -- Weekly Job Vacancy Announcement

Event Type(s): Other

University Human Resources Employment Office is pleased to provide the Weekly Job Vacancy Announcement. This announcement includes a listing of all positions that were posted on campus within the last week. To view the listing please click the link below:

https://umd.box.com/umd-jobs

To see a complete listing of all our current job vacancies go to https://ejobs.umd.edu

If you have any questions regarding the employment process please contact the University of Maryland Employment Office on 301-405-5679.

Website: https://ejobs.umd.edu/

For more information, contact:
Sherry Costello
UHR
301 405 5717

www.uhr.umd.edu



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5. Do you study Spanish? Participate in a study next semester!

Where: Taliaferro
Event Type(s): Other

The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting for spring 2015! Sessions will be available starting in January.

Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each. All sessions are now being held 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 website for full list):
- 18-30 years of age
- monolingual native speaker of English
- currently enrolled in a 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 and for more info, visit www.casl.umd.edu/langlcs.
Contact us at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu.

Website: http://www.casl.umd.edu/langlcs

For more information, contact:
Valerie Karuzis



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6. Paid study on cognition and meditation ($240)

Where: Patapsco 1110
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. The study involves 12 sessions at the Patapsco building (Room 1110, a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104; parking available). Right now, we are currently interested in people willing to start in early January.

You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as receive training in meditation. You must be between 18 and 40 years of age to participate.

Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-11, and $185 at the final session). After completing session 12, you will get a raffle entry to win a $200 gift card!

Complete the survey at the link below to determine your eligibility. We will contact eligible participants to schedule their sessions.
http://ter.ps/cogprep

For further questions, please contact MTBehavioralStudy@casl.umd.edu.

Website: http://ter.ps/cogprep



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7. Nothing's Slower Than A Sick Turtle Get your flu vaccine before the holidays!

Where: Health Center : Call (301) 314-8184 for an Appointment
Event Type(s): Health

Get your Flu Vaccine Now!

Call (301) 314-8184 to schedule your appointment!
Appointments are available between 8am and 4:30pm.

The University Health Center offers the Quadrivalent* (injectable vaccine) and FluMist** (intranasal spray).

Most insurances*** accepted!

Don't have insurance or just want to pay cash?
Cash Price: $25 Injectable, $35 FluMist

For more information about our Flu Vaccine Clinic, please visit our website: www.health.umd.edu/flu

*Quadrivalent flu vaccine protects against 4 flu viruses (two A and two B strains).
**FluMist Intranasal Spray is suitable for those under the age of 49 and who do not have history of asthma. Limited availability.
***Student Health Insurance Plan covers the Flu Vaccine. Medicaid is only accepted for registered students with Maryland State Medicaid. The University Health Center does not accept Kaiser Permanente, TriCare Prime, most HMO's, or Medicare.

Website: http://www.health.umd.edu/flu



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8. 2015 Celebration of Women

Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium
Event Type(s): Special Event

Each year the President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) honors outstanding women on our campus for their exemplary contributions and positive impact at the University of Maryland. Nominations are open for the following awards:

* Outstanding Woman of the Year
* Outstanding Woman of Color
* Outstanding Graduate Student
* Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff
* Outstanding Exempt Staff

These awards will be presented at the 2015 Celebration of Women. Nomination instructions and event information are posted on our website: http://www.president.umd.edu/PCWI/. Please pass this announcement along to your co-workers and consider nominating a deserving colleague. Initial deadline is December 1.

Website: http://www.president.umd.edu/PCWI/

For more information, contact:
Kevin Alexander Webb
PCWI
+1 301 405 0805

http://www.president.umd.edu/PCWI/



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9. Recycling Update: Plastic Bags Not Accepted

Event Type(s): Other

The University of Maryland can no longer accept plastic bags through our single-stream recycling collection. This change is effective immediately. Our local recycling facility is no longer accepting plastic bags of any kind. You can continue to take any plastic bags and film plastic to your local grocery store or to the Commons Shop on campus to be recycled. Please remember to bring reusable bags with you so you can avoid plastic bags altogether.

We will be working to update posted recycling signs on campus to reflect this change.

As a reminder, small plastic items such as plastic drink lids, straws, creamer cups and plastic cutlery are not recyclable and should be placed in the trash.

If you have any questions, please visit terpsrecycle.umd.edu.

Website: http://terpsrecycle.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Adrienne W. Small
+1 301 405 7332

http://terpsrecycle.umd.edu



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10. 140$! EEG Study Recruiting International Student Volunteers!

Where: Biology - Psychology : 1227
Event Type(s): Other

We are recruiting participants for study on international students' experiences in their host country over a year. This research will involve several sessions in which you will be asked about your attitudes towards the USA and your experiences since arriving here. For this reason, you must be a student who has arrived in the USA within the last three months and will be staying in the USA for at least a year in order to participate! You will also wear an EEG cap and complete multiple runs of a computer task investigating social situations. While you see a variety of social situations, your brain activity will be recorded.

We are looking for students from Western Europe, South America, Oceania, or Africa.

For more information, contact:
Katie



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11. $50 Cash for Hand-Holding Study!

Event Type(s): Other

We are looking for male volunteers age 18-65 who are interested in participating in a paid research study on social affiliation, involving interviews, questionnaires, and a fMRI scan.

Research activities will take place at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP); fMRI scans will take place at UMCP.

You will be paid for your participation and transportation to/from the fMRI scanning facility.

This research study is conducted under Melanie Bennett, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more, please contact Asia Malik (410-706-0929).

For more information, contact:
Asia Malik
410-706-0929



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