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  1. January Student Health 101 -- Last chance to win $1,000!
  2. English Conversation Program Volunteers and Participants needed for the Spring 2015 Term!
  3. Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power
  4. $100 Cash for Hand-Holding Study!
  5. Interfaith Holiday Calendar: Feb 16-22
  6. [UMD-Google Internet Search Study] Volunteer for Internet Search Study of HCIL!
  7. Career Chats: Get Your Feet Wet for the Career Fair (Option #1)
  8. Career Chats: Get Your Feet Wet for the Career Fair (Option #2)
  9. ***Multicultural Greek Council | SPRING OPEN HOUSE***
  10. Disability Studies Roundtable
  11. Intro to Bicycle Maintenance Class
  12. Interfaith Holiday Calendar: Feb 16-22
  13. February 4th Bike Commuter Morning
  14. Native English speakers needed for a Chinese word learning study
  15. Intro to Web Design Course in the STAMP
  16. Summer Youth Music Camp Registration
  17. Get Your Brain Scanned, Hold Someone's Hand, Earn $100!

1. January Student Health 101 -- Last chance to win $1,000!

When: Friday, January 30, 2015
Event Type(s): Health

Get your free issue of January's Maryland Student Health 101 at http://readsh101.com/umd.html.

In this month's issue: the science of happy, small steps to big fitness, meal makeovers, and smart spending. Readers have a chance to win $1,000 -- details inside! If you are faculty or staff, please share this resource with your students.

Student Health 101 is an online wellness magazine for Terps brought to you by Campus Recreation Services.

For more information, contact:
Kate Maloney
Campus Recreation Services
+1 301 226 2730

www.crs.umd.edu



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2. English Conversation Program Volunteers and Participants needed for the Spring 2015 Term!

Event Type(s): Other

The English conversation program gives UMD international students, faculty and non-UMD community members a chance to improve their English conversation skills through weekly conversation sessions with student and community volunteers.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to lead conversation sessions and participants who want to improve their Oral English skills.

Interested volunteers, please fill out this online pre-registration form http://studentvoice.com/mary/esolspring15volunteerpre

Interested participants- please fill out this online pre-registration form http://studentvoice.com/umd/esolspring15participantpre

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmS02jIdjvA&feature=youtu.be (video about the ESOL Program)

For more information, contact:
Adam Lax
UMD ESOLConversation Program
+1 301 314 5919

http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/ESOL/



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3. Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power

When: Thursday, February 05, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Cole Student Activitiesa Bldg. : 1207
Event Type(s): Art Exhibition

An exhibition of works by Kara Walker, one of the most successful and widely known contemporary American artists today, who is remarkable for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender, slavery, and sexuality. Opens at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of African American Art on Thursday, February 5th until May 29th, 2015.

Website: http://www.driskellcenter.umd.edu/exhibitions/upcoming.php

For more information, contact:
Dorit Yaron
+1 301 405 6835



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4. $100 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 (410-706-0722).

For more information, contact:
Asia Malik
410-706-0722



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5. Interfaith Holiday Calendar: Feb 16-22

Event Type(s): Diversity

The Interfaith Holiday Calendar seeks to raise awareness of the different holidays observed by members of our campus community. Below are observances for the week of Feb. 16-22

Tues., Feb. 17
Shrove Tuesday-Western Christian
Day of preparation for season of Lent. Often observed by eating foods that can not be eaten during Lent. Also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras

Wed. Feb. 18
Ash Wednesday-Western Christian
The first day of Lent, the 40 day preparation for Easter. Many Christians observe this by having ashes placed on forehead in the shape of a cross.

Thurs. Feb. 19
Lunar New Year-(Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean)
A major festive holiday marking the lunar new year. Each year is symbolized by a different animal. This year's animal is the sheep.

Please let us know of any omissions or mistakes in these listings.

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

thestamp.umd.edu/interfaith



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6. [UMD-Google Internet Search Study] Volunteer for Internet Search Study of HCIL!

Event Type(s): Other

The Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) is seeking participants who are interested in volunteering for a study this semester. We are researching how adults search using the Internet. UMD staff members, students, faculty members are welcomed! This is a home-visit interview, and takes about 40minutes.

You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

For more information, contact:
Jinyoung Kim
240-695-8291
hcil.search@gmail.com

For more information, contact:
Jinyoung Kim
+1 240 695 8291



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7. Career Chats: Get Your Feet Wet for the Career Fair (Option #1)

When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : 3100
Event Type(s): Training

First time at the Career Fair? Learn to put your best foot forward. With resume critiques and fair dos and don'ts, you'll take on the fair like a pro! All undergraduate students are welcome. It's never too early to start!

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact:
Heather Urban
301 314 7120



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8. Career Chats: Get Your Feet Wet for the Career Fair (Option #2)

When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : 3100
Event Type(s): Training

First time at the Career Fair? Learn to put your best foot forward. With resume critiques and fair dos and don'ts, you'll take on the fair like a pro! All undergraduate students are welcome. It's never too early to start!

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact:
Heather Urban
301 314 7120



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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

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



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10. Disability Studies Roundtable

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Benjamin : 0212
Event Type(s): Meeting

Peter Leone and Carolyn Fink will be hosting a second Disability Studies Roundtable to follow up on ​our ​ discussion last October about the development of an undergraduate disability studies certificate or minor.

We anticipate continuing our discussion of the feasibility of a disabilities concentration, how it might be organized, and what it might include.

Faculty and students are encouraged to attend.
Donuts and coffee will be available at the meeting.

For more information, contact:
Pamela Cichon Wruble
+1 301 405 6494



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11. Intro to Bicycle Maintenance Class

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 7:00 PM - Monday, February 23, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel : Cole Field House Multipurpose Room
Event Type(s): Other

Show your bike some love this winter! This four-session class offered by the Maryland Adventure Program provides an introduction to the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair. Starting Feb. 2nd, this class meets on Monday nights from 7-9 PM in the Cole Field House Multipurpose room. Topics covered include flat tire repair, brake adjustment, brake pad replacement, drive-train maintenance and repair, and an introduction to hubs, bottom brackets, and headsets. The class is being offered at a discounted cost of $15. Upon successful completion of the class participants will receive a bike multi-tool and a set of tire levers.

Website: https://east-a-50ols.csi-cloudapp.net/UMD/Members/PR/ProgramDetails.aspx?catguid=eb334658-521e-4a34-9bfa-60f18ddfbf56&scheduleGuid=de827e55-8038-40a9-b483-edb08e4e9b7a&source=ProgramList

For more information, contact:
Jeffrey Cyril Holliday
MAP
+1 301 226 4421

https://east-a-50ols.csi-cloudapp.net/UMD/Members/PR/ProgramDetails.aspx?catguid=eb334658-521e-4a34-9bfa-60f18ddfbf56&scheduleGuid=de827e55-8038-40a9-b483-edb08e4e9b7a&source=ProgramList



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12. Interfaith Holiday Calendar: Feb 16-22

Event Type(s): Diversity

The Interfaith Holiday Calendar seeks to raise awareness of the different holidays observed by members of our campus community. Below are observances for the week of Feb. 16-22

Tues., Feb. 17
Shrove Tuesday-Western Christian
Day of preparation for season of Lent. Often observed by eating foods that can not be eaten during Lent. Also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras

Wed. Feb. 18
Ash Wednesday-Western Christian
The first day of Lent, the 40 day preparation for Easter. Many Christians observe this by having ashes placed on forehead in the shape of a cross.

Thurs. Feb. 19
Lunar New Year-(Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean)
A major festive holiday marking the lunar new year. Each year is symbolized by a different animal. This year's animal is the sheep.

Please let us know of any omissions or mistakes in these listings.

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

thestamp.umd.edu/interfaith



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13. February 4th Bike Commuter Morning

When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Where: Stamp Student Union
Event Type(s): Other

Brave the cold and ride your bike to campus! This February we again have two convoys travelling to campus: one leaving from Silver Spring, MD and one leaving from Colombia Heights, DC. Both rides will meet at the Stamp for the free Good Morning Commuters (GMC) breakfast! Everyone who rides will receive an AWESOME Good Morning Commuters travel mug!

Join the Facebook event for more info: http://ter.ps/Feb4th

Website: http://ter.ps/Feb4th

For more information, contact:
Jeffrey Cyril Holliday
Maryland Adventure Program
+1 301 226 4421

http://ter.ps/Feb4th



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14. Native English speakers needed for a Chinese word learning study

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 10:00 AM - Thursday, March 26, 2015 5:00 PM
Where: Jimenez 0202
Event Type(s): Other

Native speakers of English are invited to participate in a Chinese word learning study. Participants will be asked to come for FOUR one-hour sessions and be compensated $40 in total.

Participants must meet ALL of the following requirements:
(1) speak English as their native language;
(2) NOT speak a language other than English;
(3) NOT have prior knowledge of Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai or Vietnamese;
(4) NOT have more than three years of music lessons in any combinations of instruments (including voice);
(5) be between 18 and 35 years old.

If you are interested, please send an email to manli@umd.edu.

For more information, contact:
Man Li
Second Language Acquisition Program



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15. Intro to Web Design Course in the STAMP

Where: Stamp Student Union : Art and Learning Center : B0107
Event Type(s): Other

Join us for a weekly non-credit course in Web Design!

Upon completion of the course, students will: have hands-on knowledge in creating basic HTML websites, know how to plan, design and develop with tables and build websites using frames, have an understanding of CSS, enhance skills in design, layout, and interactivity of Web pages, know how to integrate varied software applications such as Web editor, graphic, multimedia software, know how to connect social media to a website, and know how to publish a website.

Introduction to Web Design
Mondays 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM, 10 weeks, 2/9-4/20
Art and Learning Center (Basement of STAMP)
Price: $250- students/ $275- affiliates/ $300- general public

Website: http://thestamp.umd.edu/art_learning_center



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16. Summer Youth Music Camp Registration

Where: Clarice Smith PAC
Event Type(s): Special Event

Registration for the University of Maryland Summer Youth Music Camp will begin around Feb 1. The day camp is open to band, orchestra, choir, and piano musicians entering grades 5-10. Band camp is July 19-24 while Orchestra, Choir and Piano Camp runs July 26-31. Please visit symc.umd.edu for more information.

Website: http://symc.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
SYMC Administration
+1 301 405 4646

symc.umd.edu



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17. Get Your Brain Scanned, Hold Someone's Hand, Earn $100!

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 (410-706-0722).

For more information, contact:
Asia Malik
410-706-0722



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