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  1. Native English speakers needed for a Chinese word learning study
  2. Paid Spacial Visualization and Processing Time Study
  3. Intro to Bicycle Maintenance Class
  4. FREE One-on-One Writing Consultation for Graduate Students
  5. Today: Wind Down Wednesday
  6. Greek Archaeology Lecture: "Apollo and Artemis on Kythnos"
  7. Painting Classes Offered at the Art & Learning Center!
  8. ASCDU Hiring Tutors for Spring 2015
  9. TODAY: Free Meditation Session at the University Health Center
  10. Native English speakers needed for a Chinese word learning study
  11. PSLA Plant Science Seminar 02/05/15, Philip Becraft, Iowa State University, 4:00 p.m., PLS 1140
  12. From Selma to Ferguson: Reimagining Civil Rights in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter with Peniel Joseph Ph.D.
  13. Lunch with the Laywer: Tax Questions

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

Where: JMZ 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
+1 678 462 3304



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2. Paid Spacial Visualization and Processing Time Study

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Where: Cole Field House : 2103
Event Type(s): Special Event

Earn $10- $50 for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours of your time!

Researchers at the Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research at the University of Maryland, College Park are interested in spatial visualization and processing time among young adults (age 18 to 25).

If interested, please take the online screener at

ter.ps/UMDgamestudy

If you are eligible to participate as determined by the screener, you will be invited via email to complete the study session in-person at our lab, located in 2103 Cole Field House.

For more information, contact:
Erica Hamilton
The Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotions Research
301-405-3551

ter.ps/UMDgamestudy



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3. Intro to Bicycle Maintenance Class

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 7:00 PM - Monday, February 23, 2015 9:00 PM
Where: 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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4. FREE One-on-One Writing Consultation for Graduate Students

Where: McKeldin Library : 5100B
Event Type(s): Other

The Graduate School Writing Center in McKeldin Library is open, and the Writing Fellows are available for consultations. Be sure to schedule your consultation as soon as possible as our schedule fills up quickly! This FREE service, sponsored by the Graduate School, is a perfect addition to your dissertation or coursework schedule.

For more information, visit www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com or email gradwritingfellows@umd.edu.

Website: http://www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com

For more information, contact:
Emily Becker
Graduate School Writing Center in McKeldin Library
+1 301 405 9871

www.umdwritingfellows.wordpress.com



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5. Today: Wind Down Wednesday

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel
Event Type(s): Concert

Need a break. Come to the Chapel between 12:30 and 2 to unwind. Enjoy a mellow lunchtime in quiet repose in the Garden Chapel, listen to soothing live music, experience the multifaith tree of life art installation, reflect with journals or quiet conversation and explore the nearby labyrinth. 12:30 to 2 pm. RSVP to chapel@umd.edu to reserve a turkey, veggie or vegan lunch.

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

http://thestamp.umd.edu/memorial_chapel



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6. Greek Archaeology Lecture: "Apollo and Artemis on Kythnos"

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Marie Mount : 1400
Event Type(s): Lecture

The public is invited to a free lecture by Dr. Alexander Mazarakis Ainian of the University of Thessaly, Greece. He will speak on "Apollo and Artemis on Kythnos: Findings from the Excavation of a Greek Island Sanctuary." The lecture will take place in 1400 Marie Mount Hall (MMH) at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 3, preceded by a reception outside the lecture hall at 7 PM. The event is sponsored by the Department of Classics and Department of Art History and Archaeology in conjunction with the Washington DC Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Website: http://classics.umd.edu/events/aia-kress-lecture-co-sponsored-classics-and-art-history-archaeology

For more information, contact:
Jorge J. Bravo III

http://classics.umd.edu



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7. Painting Classes Offered at the Art & Learning Center!

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

Have you always been interested in learning the artistic medium of painting? Well have we got the class or classes for you! The Art & Learning Center is proud to provide both Introduction to Painting (Thursdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm from February 12th - April 23rd), where techniques taught are up to the students' interest and Introduction to Watercolor (Mondays 6pm - 9pm from February 9th to April 20th), where watercolor is the primary interest! Where ever your painting goals lie, there's a class for you! Take one, take both but whatever you do, don't knock it til you're tried it!

For more information, contact:
Art and Learning Center
Art and Learning Center
+1 301 314 7682

ter.ps/artlearn



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8. ASCDU Hiring Tutors for Spring 2015

Where: Comcast Center
Event Type(s): Athletics

The Academic Support and Career Development Unit in the Department of Athletics is searching for tutors to work with student-athletes at the University of Maryland. Based on an individual's major and academic skill set, one might work with student-athletes in corresponding academic studies. This is a exciting opportunity for an on-campus job with flexible hours that will help to build a strong resume for your future career endeavors. We are currently looking to hire tutors for all academic disciplines. If interested, please contact TERPTUTOR@UMD.EDU for an application and information packet.

For more information, contact:
ASCDU Tutorial Program Coordinators
+1 301 405 5858



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9. TODAY: Free Meditation Session at the University Health Center

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Health Center : 0142 (Afya Room)
Event Type(s): Health

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

Attend our Winter Break 2015 sessions
Wednesdays
January 28 and February 4
12-1pm

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

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

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

Where: JMZ 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
+1 678 462 3304



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11. PSLA Plant Science Seminar 02/05/15, Philip Becraft, Iowa State University, 4:00 p.m., PLS 1140

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1140
Event Type(s): Seminar

The Plant Science Lecture Series Presents
Philip Becraft, Iowa State University

Presentation Title:
"Analysis of BRI1 and BIN2 in Maize Brassinosteroid Signaling"

Investigating the functions of brassinosteroid (BR) signaling in maize, genes for BRI1 (the BR receptor) and BIN2 (a GSK3-like kinase that negatively regulates signaling) were subjected to RNAi suppression. Lines exhibit both expected and novel phenotypes showing that BRs perform functions in maize not yet described in other species.

Seminar Time/Location: 4:00 p.m., PLS 1140
Grad Lunch with the Speaker: 12:00 noon, PLS 2107

Please bring your own cups/water bottles. Thank you.

For further information, contact Burkhard, burkhard@umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Jessica Rose Trotta
+1 301 405 4356



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12. From Selma to Ferguson: Reimagining Civil Rights in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter with Peniel Joseph Ph.D.

When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Nyumburu Center : Multi-purpose Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

The African American Studies Department presents a talk with Peniel Joseph Ph. D. The talk will discuss how events in Ferguson have renewed a discussion of Black Equality that has been marginalized in the Age of Obama and the myth of post racialism.

Peniel E. Joseph is Professor of History at Tufts University and the author of the award-winning Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Day; Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama; Stokely: A Life as well as editor of The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era and Neighborhood Rebels: Black Power at the Local Level.

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



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13. Lunch with the Laywer: Tax Questions

When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Pyon Su Room
Event Type(s): Seminar

Join guest speaker Leslie A. Mostow, CPA, UMCP adjunct professor and retired accountant with a major firm, to discuss tax issues of importance and concern to the graduate student community. Topics covered will include how long to keep old tax documents, where to file as an out-of-state student, special issues for international students -- and more. Please note that this presentation will be similar in content to our previous workshop on tax questions.

Please let us know if you will be attending by registering via the following link:

http://goo.gl/forms/KlJxijm1I3

Website: http://www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid

For more information, contact:
Graduate Student Legal Aid



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