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  1. Beyond the Classroom presents "The New Black"
  2. CISSM Forum | "Religious Parties, Gender Equality and the Future of Democratic Politics in the Middle East and North Africa"
  3. Welcome Back from Riggs!!
  4. Good Morning Commuters FREE Breakfast WED, Feb 4
  5. Intro to Bicycle Maintenance Class
  6. PSLA Plant Science Seminar 02/05/15, Philip Becraft, Iowa State University, 4:00 p.m., PLS 1140
  7. Social Enterprise Symposium featuring TOMS Shoes
  8. Lunch with the Laywer: Tax Questions
  9. ***Multicultural Greek Council | Spring Open House***
  10. Career Chats: Get Your Feet Wet for the Career Fair (Option #1)
  11. Career Chats: Get Your Feet Wet for the Career Fair (Option #2)
  12. English Conversation Program Volunteers and Participants needed for the Spring 2015 Term!
  13. Parenting research study seeking parents of 5-10 year old children?
  14. Nominations for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award are open!

1. Beyond the Classroom presents "The New Black"

When: Monday, February 02, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community in Prince George's County, Maryland is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage, and it examines homophobia in the black community's institutional pillar-the black church. It also reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/643112039144925/

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

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu



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2. CISSM Forum | "Religious Parties, Gender Equality and the Future of Democratic Politics in the Middle East and North Africa"

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Van Munching : 1203
Event Type(s): Colloquium,Forum,Lecture,Seminar

Leila Austin, Ph.D., a SAIS Professorial Lecturer in Global Theory and History and Middle East Studies, currently serves as deputy director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS. She also teaches in the Global Security Studies department of Johns Hopkins University's Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the American University's School of International Service. She has previously taught at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Austin is consultant to Freedom House and Voice of America. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and her M.A. in International Affairs from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Website: http://cissm.umd.edu/events/cissm-forum-religious-parties-gender-equality-and-future-democratic-politics-middle-east-and

For more information, contact:
Jonas Elliott Siegel
CISSM
+1 301 405 4020

www.cissm.umd.edu



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3. Welcome Back from Riggs!!

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Where: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
Event Type(s): Other

Riggs would like to welcome students, staff and faculty back to campus. We wish you a happy new year and a successful semester.

Are your looking for a place to host an event this spring?

Contact us today to get your events on the calendar.Visit riggs.umd.edu or call today for more information.

For more information, contact:
Angela Christine Dimopoulos
+1 301 405 7938

riggs.umd.edu



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4. Good Morning Commuters FREE Breakfast WED, Feb 4

When: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium
Event Type(s): Recreation

Welcome back, Terps! #theMuffinMan and Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life's Good Morning Commuter's FREE Breakfast is back and better than ever!
TOCSL is inviting all UMD off-campus students and commuters to the ultimate morning feast with fresh pressed juice, bagels, coffee, and vegan muffins from our friends at the Maryland Food Co-Op . Gluten options will also be available.

Join us in the Atrium in The Stamp from 7:30AM to 11:00AM for a warm cup of joe and cool conversation with fellow UMD-er's. We'll be hosting sponsors from the UMD that will join us, cluing you in on all the greatness UMD has to offer.

Last year, Good Morning Commuter's November Free Breakfast saw well over 600 people! So be sure to get there early. Our breakfast is first come, first serve. We'll see you there.

When: Wednesday, February 3, 7:30-11:00 AM
Where: Atrium in Stamp Student Union

Have questions, comments or concerns? Contact Keya Burks at kburks1@umd.edu

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

For more information, contact:
Brittany A Britto
+1 301 314 7168

http://thestamp.umd.edu/transfer_and_off-campus_student_life



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

When: Thursday, February 05, 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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7. Social Enterprise Symposium featuring TOMS Shoes

When: Friday, February 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union
Event Type(s): Conference,Special Event

The Social Enterprise Symposium returns to UMD February 27, 2015! Created and hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation at the Smith School of Business, the Symposium explores economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change. Learn from and engage with thought leaders in the space, including Shira Shafir, Director of Social Innovation and Impact at TOMS Shoes. Be sure to arrive early! A limited amount of TOM's discount codes will be available to those who attend morning Keynote. SES is free for University of Maryland students, staff and faculty. Learn more and register: ter.ps/ses

Website: http://ter.ps/ses

Ticket Information:
Charges: CSVC Registration Free; ;
Website: https://www.cvent.com/events/7th-annual-social-enterprise-symposium/registration-025948c25f4d42db894d9d10d4c0ec95.aspx

For more information, contact:
Ryan Christopher Steinbach
+1 301 405 8822

http://ter.ps/csvc



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

When: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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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12. 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
ESOL Conversation Program
+1 301 314 5919

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



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13. Parenting research study seeking parents of 5-10 year old children?

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

Are you the biological mother of a 5-10 year-old child?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study being conducted by the University of Maryland. The purpose of this research project is to better understand how mothers of children with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder plan and parent. Participation includes:
-1 visit to the University of Maryland
-$25 compensation for research participation
-2-hour Helpful Parenting Tips workshop

If you would like to learn more about the study, please contact the Maternal Executive Functioning Study at (301)405-4606 or marylandadhdprogram@gmail.com.

For more information, contact:
Heather Mazursky-Horowitz
+1 301 405 4606



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14. Nominations for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award are open!

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - Thursday, February 05, 2015
Event Type(s): Special Event

Materials must include the nominee's current résumé/CV and at least one letter of nomination addressing how the GradTerp has made outstanding contributions to the University community in the areas of service, involvement, leadership, and scholarship.
Faculty, staff members, advisors, academic departments, and fellow students should submit all nomination materials online at http://stampunion.umd.edu/awards/graduate/nominate.aspx by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, February 5, 2015. Award will be presented on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the University Awards Program hosted by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union -- Center for Campus Life and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Website: http://stampunion.umd.edu/awards/graduate/nominate.aspx

For more information, contact:
Jacqueline Mac
Graduate Student Life
+1 301 314 9544

http://thestamp.umd.edu/engagement/graduate_student_life



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