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  1. MITH Digital Dialogue: Alexis Lothian, "From Transformative Works to #transformDH: Digital Humanities as (Critical) Fandom"
  2. October Student Health 101 -- Chance to win $1,000!
  3. "New Directions in Help-Seeking Research"
  4. Rise Above "-isms" Week, October 20 -23
  5. CHAMP Lab Logo Design Contest
  6. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Are You a Bystander? Step In!
  7. Smith PhD Information Session
  8. "Babylon '13: Filming Crisis in Ukraine"
  9. Putting your Best Foot Forward: A Workshop for Self-Branding
  10. Why All of Us Must Oppose Racial Profiling Brown Bag
  11. PSLA's Plant Science Lecture Series 10/22/14 Presents: Dr. Andrea Ottesen, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA; 4:00 PM, PLS 1130
  12. DC Monuments Sunset Bike Ride!
  13. First Year Book Author Talk: Chris Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid
  14. Free Documentary Screening -- Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film
  15. Free Screening of Hidden Colors 3 (The Rules of Racism)
  16. What Do Maryland and Ireland Have in Common? Frederick Douglass. Come Learn More.
  17. Last Day to Vote for Amy!
  18. Brazilian Elections: Implications for Environment and Development Policy
  19. CASCI Research Talk: Violence and Financial Decisions: Evidence from Mobile Money in Afghanistan
  20. 2014 Shirley Povich Symposium: Michael Wilbon & Others
  21. Tools for Tracking Publications

1. MITH Digital Dialogue: Alexis Lothian, "From Transformative Works to #transformDH: Digital Humanities as (Critical) Fandom"

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Hornbake : MITH, on the lower level behind Library Media Services : 301
Event Type(s): Forum,Lecture,Seminar

Alexis Lothian, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies
University of Maryland College Park

Participants in creative fan communities have theorized their own knowledge production as in conversation with, yet distinct from both media industrial and academic models; drawing from these approaches enables us to understand "digital humanities" as a phenomenon that need not be contained within the bounds of the academy. In this talk, Parham argues that digital humanities is a fandom -- and that there is much to learn from attending to its processes and practices through the lenses developed both by fan studies scholars and by fans themselves.

Website: http://mith.umd.edu/podcasts/dd_fall-2014-alexis-lothian/

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Sapienza
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
+1 301 405 8927

http://mith.umd.edu/



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2. October Student Health 101 -- Chance to win $1,000!

Event Type(s): Health

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

In this month's issue: all-in-one workouts, the science of choice, forecasting your future in the job market, the pursuit of perfection, and how heavy drinking affects brainpower. 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.

Website: http://readsh101.com/umd.html

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

www.crs.umd.edu



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3. "New Directions in Help-Seeking Research"

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker : 0114
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Counseling Center's Research and Development series presents Joe Hammer, M.Ed., Doctoral Intern at the Counseling Center, who will speak on "New Directions in Help-Seeking Research." All interested faculty, staff, and students are invited.

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



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4. Rise Above "-isms" Week, October 20 -23

Event Type(s): Diversity

For the second year, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) is sponsoring a weeklong series of events to engage the entire campus community in a transformative dialogue on the "-isms", their devastating effects, and how we can collectively move beyond them. The week will offer educational opportunities for all members of the campus community, utilizing an array of learning modalities to challenge our beliefs and attitudes and to facilitate authentic conversations. ODI hopes to stimulate students, staff, and faculty to consider our own biases and stereotypes, to explore their impact on our campus community and the world beyond, and to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. Plan to attend at least one event! Visit diversity.umd.edu for more information.

Website: http://diversity.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Jacqueline Wheeler Lee
+1 301 405 9024

diversity.umd.edu



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5. CHAMP Lab Logo Design Contest

Event Type(s): Other

The CHAMP Lab in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health within the University of Maryland School of Public Health is looking for a logo that will encompass the mission and values of our research and community outreach. We invite current University of Maryland students to develop an innovative and professional logo. The logo should be recognizable and encompass the key values of the CHAMP Lab. For additional details including rules and submission instructions, please visit: http://champhealth.org/forstudents.html. The student who designs the winning logo will receive a $50 gift card!

Website: http://champhealth.org/forstudents.html

For more information, contact:
Erin Kelly Tagai
CHAMP Lab
+1 301 405 2521

http://champhealth.org/forstudents.html



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6. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Are You a Bystander? Step In!

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

Recently, there's been attention to the important role of bystanders in preventing sexual assaults--by stepping in and speaking up when someone is at risk. Bystanders are also important when sexist or racist or ableist comments are uttered or when homophobic or religious slurs or "jokes" are made. It's important not to be silent when we witness problematic behavior. When these situations occur, we sometimes feel tongue-tied and don't know whether or how to respond. It's useful to know that we can simply say: "I'm not comfortable with what you just said." This can help the person to begin to check their thinking and their behavior.

--Contributed by Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D.

For more information, contact:
Timea M Webster
+1 301 405 6810

diveristy.umd.edu



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7. Smith PhD Information Session

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Van Munching : 1303
Event Type(s): Forum

Are you interested in exploring creative topics within the realm of business? Are you interested in a career in academia, specifically at a research institution? The PhD Program Office is hosting an information session for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in Business and Management in one of our 8 different fields of study (listed below). The session will cover the overall logistics of the program and application and give potential applicants the opportunity to speak with faculty and staff about their research interests and the research interests of the fields of study.
Fields of Study:
. Accounting and Information Assurance
. Finance
. Information Systems
. Managerial Economics
. Marketing
. Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management
. Operations Management/Management Science
. Strategic Management (Entrepreneurship)
. Supply Chain Management

Please RSVP at http://smithphdinfosession.rsvpify.com/ and let us know which field of study you are interested in.

Website: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/phd-program/news-events/information-sessions/info-session-oct-30-2014

For more information, contact:
Justina L Blanco
+1 301 405 7210



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8. "Babylon '13: Filming Crisis in Ukraine"

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Taliaferro : 2110
Event Type(s): Other,Forum,Movie/Film/Video,Special Event

"Babylon '13: Filming Crisis in Ukraine"

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites you to a film screening with Babylon '13 documentary filmmakers on

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4 pm in Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110.

Professor Sarah Cameron will introduce the speakers.

Please RSVP to millercenter@umd.edu.

For more information, see https://history.umd.edu/events/babylon-13-filming-conflict-ukraine

There is no pre-circulated material for this event.

If you have any questions about this event, don't hesitate to contact us.

Website: http://history.umd.edu/events/babylon-13-filming-conflict-ukraine

For more information, contact:
Allison Renee Gunn
Miller Center for Historical Studies
+1 301 405 4330

http://history.umd.edu/historicalstudies



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9. Putting your Best Foot Forward: A Workshop for Self-Branding

When: Monday, October 20, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Hornbake : University Career Center : 3100 - Hornbake Library, South Wing
Event Type(s): Training

Have you ever thought about how your professional identity (both online and in person) comes across to employers? Have you ever wondered how you can improve your professional presence and get employers interested in you? If your answer is yes, then the University Career Center invites you to attend our new Self-Branding workshop on October 20th!

During this interact, our Peer Career Educators will talk about tips, tricks, and best practices for enhancing your social media and networking skills that can help you land your dream job! This is a session you don't want to miss!

Website: http://ucc.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5192

For more information, contact:
Neal Jerron McKinney
University Career Center
+1 301 314 0420

http://homecoming.umd.edu/calendar



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10. Why All of Us Must Oppose Racial Profiling Brown Bag

When: Monday, October 27, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Nanticoke Room
Event Type(s): Community Service

MICA's presents the first event of the MICA Workshop Series: Why All of Us Must Oppose Racial Profiling on Monday, October 27th at 2-3:30 pm. This event is meant to educate UMD's AAPI community about the importance of fighting against and to foster solidarity with other communities of color against racial profiling. Ferguson has had a significant impact on the AAPI community and shows that racial profiling is an issue that, historically, AAPIs' experience have been silenced community has faced. Discussions will be surrounded by diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

There will be two student and one faculty staff panelist to speak on this controversial issue. Come out to learn, share, and discuss experiences you, your friends, or your families have faced. FREE FOOD/SNACKS will be served!

For more information, contact ylantn@gmail.com or billyvu@rocketmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/580572282049224/

For more information, contact:
Ylan Tran Nguyen



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11. PSLA's Plant Science Lecture Series 10/22/14 Presents: Dr. Andrea Ottesen, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA; 4:00 PM, PLS 1130

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1130
Event Type(s): Seminar

PSLA's Plant Science Lecture Series 10/22/14 Presents: Dr. Andrea Ottesen, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA; 4:00 PM, PLS 1130

Seminar Title: Agricultural Microbial Ecology: Metagenomics at FDA

Dr. Andrea Ottesen is the research area coordinator for metagenomics at CFSAN
(Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) at FDA in College Park, Maryland.
Her primary research examines agricultural microbial ecology as it relates to questions of food safety. She is also Adjunct Assistant Faculty in the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland, College Park.

There will be no Grad Lunch with the Speaker.

Refreshments will be served at the seminar.

Please bring your own water bottles and cups.

For more information, or to meet the speaker, contact: Dr. Shirley Micallef, PSLA, smicall@umd.edu.

For more information, contact:
Susan E. Burk
+1 301 405 6244



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12. DC Monuments Sunset Bike Ride!

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Located in Cole Fieldhouse on the north end, lower level - near the tunnel entrance. : Campus Bike Shop
Event Type(s): Recreation

Join us for a sunset ride among some of Washington DC's most famous landmarks! Ride leaders will set an easy pace and provide opportunities to stop at various monuments and memorials along the way. The $15 cost covers bike rental and transportation to the National Mall. Make a reservation through the CRS website or at the MAP rental desk.

Website: http://crs.umd.edu/Home/Calendar/Calendar-Details-Page/ArticleID/241/DC-Monuments-Sunset-Bike-Ride

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

Adventure.umd.edu



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13. First Year Book Author Talk: Chris Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Grand Ballroom
Event Type(s): Lecture,Special Event

Join us for the 2014-15 First Year Book Author Talk with Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid and Senior Editor at New York Magazine!

Come hear him speak about about the book and the incredible story of Polaroid, see student work, and get your copy signed by the author. This is a free event that is open to the entire UMD community!

Website: http://wp.fyb.umd.edu/2014/event/first-year-book-author-talk-christopher-bonanos/

For more information, contact:
Patricia Markert
First Year Book Program
+1 301 405 9980

www.fyb.umd.edu



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14. Free Documentary Screening -- Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : Special Events Room on the 6th Floor : 6137
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

The First Year Book Program and the University Libraries will be hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary 'Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film.' The film, equally though-provoking and beautiful, tells the story of Polaroid through the voices of artists, employees, historians, and the innovators who decided to save instant film in what would have been its last year of production. This is a free event that is open to the entire UMD community!

Website: http://wp.fyb.umd.edu/2014/event/free-screening-time-zero-last-year-polaroid-film/

For more information, contact:
Patricia Grace Markert
First Year Book Program
+1 301 405 9980

www.fyb.umd.edu



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15. Free Screening of Hidden Colors 3 (The Rules of Racism)

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Nyumburu Center : Multipurpose Room
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

You are invited to the next BMI Movie Night this Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM to watch the critically acclaimed documentary, Hidden Colors 3! Hidden Colors 3: The Rules Of Racism is the third installment of the documentary series Hidden Colors 1 and 2. This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity,and the rules,laws,and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system. Hidden Colors 3 features commentary from a diverse group of scholars,authors,and entertainment icons,which includes actor/rapper David Banner (The Butler), comedian Paul Mooney (The Chapelle Show),New York Times Best selling author Tariq Nasheed, Civil Rights activist/comedian Dick Gregory,Hip-Hop legend Nas,and many more.

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

For more information, contact:
Solomon Comissiong
Black Male Initiative
+1 301 314 8439

www.nyumburu.umd.edu



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16. What Do Maryland and Ireland Have in Common? Frederick Douglass. Come Learn More.

When: Monday, October 20, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Margaret Brent Room, A and B
Event Type(s): Seminar

Did you know that Frederick Douglass has connections to Maryland, Virginia, and IRELAND?

Come hear doctoral students in Anthropology at Maryland and doctoral students in Literature at University College Cork share their interdisciplinary research findings: http://gradschool.umd.edu/news_and_events/Uploads/UMD_Cork_Flyer.pdf

All are welcome to attend. No RSVP required.

Website: http://gradschool.umd.edu/news_and_events/Uploads/UMD_Cork_Flyer.pdf



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17. Last Day to Vote for Amy!

When: Monday, October 20, 2014
Where: Online: http://www.u213mt.com/
Event Type(s): Other

UMD doctoral student Amy Marquardt is a finalist in the international Three Minute Thesis competition.

Voting for the People's Choice Awards ends today.

Cast your vote now! www.u213mt.com

Website: http://www.u213mt.com/



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18. Brazilian Elections: Implications for Environment and Development Policy

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: Van Munching : 1203
Event Type(s): Seminar

On October 26th, 142.5 million Brazilian voters will go to the polls to elect a new president. Brazil is on the verge of a recession and plagued by corruption scandals after four years of mediocre economic performance and growing international isolation. What will the election of a new president mean for Brazil?

Paulo Sotero Marques is Director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. He has also served as the Washington correspondent for O Estado de São Paulo, a leading Brazilian daily newspaper; adjunct lecturer/faculty at the Georgetown University and George Washington University; and staff reporter, assistant editor and correspondent for Veja in Recife, Paris, Lisbon, São Paulo, and Brasília. Mr. Sotero received his M.A. in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University, Washington, D.C.

Website: https://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/events/development-circle-5

For more information, contact:
Victoria Ryan

https://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/current-students/mppmpm/specializations/international-development-policy



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19. CASCI Research Talk: Violence and Financial Decisions: Evidence from Mobile Money in Afghanistan

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : South Wing : 2119
Event Type(s): Lecture

This talk presents the results of a study on the relationship between violence and the financial decisions made by Afghan citizens, using the analysis of "big data" on financial and mobile money transactions with "small data" from a randomized experiment in Afghanistan.

Joshua Blumenstock is an Assistant Professor at the Information School at the University of Washington, as well as the director of the Data Science and Analytics Lab. His research develops theory and methods for the analysis of large-scale behavioral data, with a focus on how such data can be used to better understand poverty and economic development.

Sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI).

Website: http://ter.ps/casci102114

For more information, contact:
Mary E. Carroll-Mason
+1 301 405 1260



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20. 2014 Shirley Povich Symposium: Michael Wilbon & Others

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center : Orem Hall
Event Type(s): Forum

"Racism in Sports: How far Have we Really Come?"
November 11, 7:00 p.m. in the Orem Hall of the Samuel Riggs iV Alumni Center

Free and Open to Public

MODERATOR:
Maury Povich
Television Host

PANEL:
Kevin Blackistone
Visiting Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," Columnist

Kara Lawson
Washington Mystics, 12-year WNBA veteran, ESPN Commentator

Damion Thomas
Curator of Sports, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Scott Van Pelt

ESPN Commentator, University of Maryland alumnus
Michael Wilbon
Co-host of ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption," ESPN.Com columnist

Website: http://povichcenter.org/ninth-annual-shirley-povich-symposium/

For more information, contact:
Beth Mechum
Povich Center
+1 301 405 4605

www.povichcenter.org



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21. Tools for Tracking Publications

Where: McKeldin Library : 6101
Event Type(s): Other

Campus is currently implementing Lyterati to track faculty publications for APT purposes. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are required to begin using Lyterati this academic year, which requires the creation of an up-to-date CV in a particular format. Here is the Faculty Affairs site that explains Lyterati: https://www.faculty.umd.edu/lyterati/.

A number of tools are available to help you keep track of your publications and research output. The Libraries are offering a workshop to introduce you to several: Google Scholar, ORCID, and ResearcherID, which will make it easier to update your CV to meet the Lyterati specifications, and also allow you to avoid manually searching for publications in the future.

Visit http://www.lib.umd.edu/rc/events to register for the day/time that works best for you.

Website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/rc/events

For more information, contact:
Kelsey Corlett-Rivera
UMD Libraries Research Commons
+1 301 405 9116

http://www.lib.umd.edu/rc



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