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  1. Great ShakeOut
  2. Providing Care to a Loved One?
  3. Public Health Grand Rounds Lecture: Crisis in the Sahel: The Elephant in the Room
  4. Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair
  5. JPMorgan Chase Information Session : Employer Networking Session
  6. UHR - Ethics for UMD faculty/staff
  7. Are you an amateur programmer? Participant in a study!
  8. Connecting Your Career Path: LinkedIn Info-session and Photo-shoot -- Option #2
  9. Siemens Corporation : Employer Networking Session
  10. JPMorgan Chase Information Session : Employer Networking Session
  11. TerpZone Presents: Billiards 8-Ball Tournament
  12. Mithril Turtle--HOBBIT DAY PARTY
  13. Research for Stressed Parents
  14. Beginning Salsa For the TERPS
  15. TerpZone Presents: Billiards 8-Ball Tournament
  16. Good Morning Commuters FREE Breakfast!
  17. TerpZone Presents: Bowling Tournament
  18. Fridays in October: Pathways to Gratitude
  19. Undergraduate Volunteers Needed for a Paid Study
  20. Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) Plant Science Lecture Series Seminar: Dr. Kathryn Gleason, Landscape Architecture, Cornell Univ., 9/17, 4:00 pm, PLS 1130
  21. Weekly Bike Ride from the Campus Bike Shop
  22. Connecting Your Career Path: LinkedIn Info-session and Photo-shoot -- Option #1
  23. University Senate Meeting - September 17, 2014

1. Great ShakeOut

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:15 AM
Event Type(s): Other

On October 16, 2014 at 10:16 a.m., UMD will participate in the world's largest earthquake drill. This will be the university's second year participating in this event. On this day, the university will test its newest emergency alert system. The police will send out an alert via UMD Alerts. These alerts will be sent to UMD email accounts as well as registered cell phones. If you have not registered your cell phone, please visit www.alert.umd.edu. On October 16 at approximately 10:16a.m., we encourage you to practice the protective actions of "Drop, Cover, Hold on". This means to drop to the ground, cover your body (especially your head) with a sturdy object such as a table, desk, or chair; and hold on to that sturdy object.

For more information on earthquake preparedness, please visit http://shakeout.org/southeast/login/index.php

Website: http://shakeout.org/southeast/login/index.php

For more information, contact:
Alisha Jade Childress
+1 301 405 2670

www.umd.edu/emergencypreparedness



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2. Providing Care to a Loved One?

Event Type(s): Other

Are you currently an unpaid caregiver for a loved one? You may be eligible to participate in a study about caregiving experiences through 2 surveys and 3 writing exercises.

Often times the wellbeing of the caregiver is largely ignored. This is your chance to help other caregivers and help researchers to develop ways to care for you.

You can complete the entire study online. If you would like to participate in this research, please contact Amy Fuhrmann at fuhrmann@umd.edu or follow the link below. To participate, you must meet the eligibility requirements of the screening questionnaire.

https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_cx9yds8u0Vs3vtH

Website: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_cx9yds8u0Vs3vtH

For more information, contact:
Amy Carr Fuhrmann
+1 301 405 2858



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3. Public Health Grand Rounds Lecture: Crisis in the Sahel: The Elephant in the Room

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: School of Public Health Building : Friedgen Family Student Lounge (room 2236)
Event Type(s): Lecture

With Professor Malcolm Potts, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Reception at 4 pm; lecture at 5 pm.

Website: http://sesync.us/sph

For more information, contact:
Melissa Andreychek
SESYNC
+1 410 919 4990

http://www.sesync.org



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4. Finding an Internship at the Career & Internship Fair

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 0204 Oakland Hall : 0204 Oakland Hall
Event Type(s): Special Event

The Fall Career & Internship Fair is quickly approaching and now is the time to start preparing. For two days (September 17 & 18), 200+ employers will pack into The XFINITY Center (formerly Comcast Center) to recruit UMD students for full-time jobs and INTERNSHIPS. This program will help you learn how to maximize your chances of landing an internship this spring or summer while participating in our career fairs.

To help you feel comfortable and confident during the Fall Career & Internship Fair, we will discuss:

How to research which employers fit the type of internship(s) you are seeking
How to make a positive first impression when introducing yourself to employers at the fair
Successful networking tips and tricks to use throughout the fair
Strategies to follow-up with employers after the fair

Website: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5024

For more information, contact:
Duane Wallace
301.314.7264

www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5024



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5. JPMorgan Chase Information Session : Employer Networking Session

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Prince George
Event Type(s): Special Event

JP Morgan Chase & Company will be hosting an information session on September 16th, to inform students about their organization and their career opportunities.

For more information, contact:
Daniel Eric Hefter
+1 301 405 0277



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6. UHR - Ethics for UMD faculty/staff

When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Chesapeake Bldg : 1101U
Event Type(s): Seminar

As UMD faculty and staff, we are all held responsible to the Maryland State Ethics Law. Michael Lord, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Ethics Commission will explain the responsibilities and standards of conduct for State and local government officials and employees.

Mr. Lord's presentation will include Maryland's ethical standards regarding:
compensation and expenditures,
gifts,
business relationships with officials,
campaign contributions, and
meals and receptions for legislative units.

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

For more information, contact:
Cyn Trombly Allen
WiLD, UHR
+1 301 405 5686

www.uhr.umd.edu



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7. Are you an amateur programmer? Participant in a study!

Where: Hornbake : HCIL : 2118
Event Type(s): Other

Subject : Are you an amateur programmer? Participant in a study!
Where : Hornbake : HCIL : 2117
Event Type(s) : Other

We are researchers in Computer Science dept., and testing a visual programming tool.
We look for non-professional programmers who:
- Have used one of the productivity tools like PowerPoint, Word, or Excel.
- Know one programming language.
- Are familiar with basic programming concepts (e.g. loop, conditional).
- Have basic knowledge of HTML and Javascript.
- Have not created any commercial program, or programs longer than 500 lines of code, or browser extensions.

The session takes around 1hr, and you will get paid $10 per hour. If interested, contact Tak Yeon Lee

For more information, contact:
Tak Yeon Lee
+1 301 405 2662



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8. Connecting Your Career Path: LinkedIn Info-session and Photo-shoot -- Option #2

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : University Career Center & The President's Promise : 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Event Type(s): Special Event

The University Career Center is offering two dynamic hour-long sessions* for students to learn how to customize layout, formatting and content appropriate for a strong LinkedIn profile!

After the seminar, students will have the opportunity to have their profile picture** taken, followed by a guided LinkedIn profile tutorial with one of our Peer Career Educators. Take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your online professional presence!


*Note that you only need to sign up for one session*

**It is strongly advised that attendees come dressed in attire that would be suitable for a professional headshot for your industry**

Website: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5031

For more information, contact:
Neal McKinney
301.314.0420

www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5031



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9. Siemens Corporation : Employer Networking Session

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Pyon Su Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

Siemen's Corporation will present an information session about their company and openings within their organization.

Website: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5018

For more information, contact:
Bobby Piper
301.314-2013

www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5018



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10. JPMorgan Chase Information Session : Employer Networking Session

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Prince George's Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

JP Morgan Chase & Company will be hosting an information session on September 16th, to inform students about their organization and their career opportunities.

Website: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5060

For more information, contact:
Bobby Piper
301.314-2013

www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5060



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11. TerpZone Presents: Billiards 8-Ball Tournament

When: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : TerpZone
Event Type(s): Special Event

Are you prepared for a competitive and fun night at the TerpZone? Want to compete in a Billiards 8-Ball Tournament? Join us on October 1 from 6:00 - 11:00PM in the TerpZone at Stamp for a great night!

Entry fee is $5. Sign-ups begin at 5:00PM.

Please visit www.thestamp.umd.edu/terpzone for additional information.

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

For more information, contact:
David Vuong



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12. Mithril Turtle--HOBBIT DAY PARTY

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type(s): Special Event

Less than a week away!

Come celebrate Frodo and Bilbo's birthdays!

Bring a dish to share. Costumes encouraged but not required.

If you like, bring a song to share for the evening's entertainment. Your own, or one of Tolkien's set to music.

UMD's own Matthew Rice will lead off the singing with his original "The Ballad of Bill the Pony."

For more information, contact:
Michelle Markey Butler
+1 301 405 2033

www.michellemarkeybutler.com



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13. Research for Stressed Parents

Where: Biology - Psychology : 2109
Event Type(s): Other

Are you the mother of a 5-10 year-old child that you suspect has ADHD? 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 parenting and stress among mothers of children with and without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. You will receive $50 compensation for research participation and a 2 hour Parenting workshop addressing general parenting challenges and challenges specific to your family.

If you would like to learn more about the study, please contact the Stress and Parenting Study at (301)405-4606 or respond "interested" to stressandparentingstudy@gmail.com. [IRB Approval #423620]

Evening and weekend visits available.

Website: http:// sites.google.com/site/marylandadhdprogram/recruiting

For more information, contact:
Sharon Renee Thomas
Maryland ADHD Program
(301)405-4606

sites.google.com/site/marylandadhdprogram/recruiting



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14. Beginning Salsa For the TERPS

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:30 PM - Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Activity Room
Event Type(s): Dance Performance

Learn the basics of Salsa: spins, wraps and lead and follow. Students will get as much dance time as possible.
Where:Stamp Union Activity Room
Time/Date 6:30pm - 7:30pm Thursdays

No partner necessary.

Price:
UMD students $50.00
University affiliates (faculty/staff/alumni) $60.00
General public $70.00

Website: https://stampunion.umd.edu/artlearn/class_description.aspx?action=add&Filtered=0&CourseID=3089

For more information, contact:
Fidel Enrique Gonzalez
+1 301 314 9411



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15. TerpZone Presents: Billiards 8-Ball Tournament

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : TerpZone
Event Type(s): Special Event

Are you prepared for a competitive and fun night at the TerpZone? Want to compete in a Billiards 8-Ball Tournament? Join us on October 1 from 6:00 - 11:00PM in the TerpZone at Stamp for a great night!

Entry fee is $5. Sign-ups begin at 5:00PM.

Please visit www.thestamp.umd.edu/terpzone for additional information.

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

For more information, contact:
David Vuong



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16. Good Morning Commuters FREE Breakfast!

When: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium
Event Type(s): Special Event

Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life invites all commuting students to breakfast the first Wednesday of every month!

Join us in the Atrium, STAMP, from 7:30AM to 11:00AM for food, music, discussion, and fun!

Learn about other great events on campus from the amazing sponsors that join us for each breakfast.

Contact Cori Carfagno at cori@umd.edu with any questions, comments, or concerns.

For more information, contact:
Cori Carfagno



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17. TerpZone Presents: Bowling Tournament

When: Thursday, October 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : TerpZone
Event Type(s): Special Event

Are you ready for a competitive and fun night at the TerpZone? Want to compete in a Bowling Tournament? Join us on October 2, November 6, and December 4 from 6:00 - 11:00PM in the TerpZone at Stamp for a great night!

Entry fee is $5. Sign-ups begin at 5:00PM. There will be a prize for the winner!

Please visit www.thestamp.umd.edu/terpzone for additional information.

For more information, contact:
Kalyx Solomon



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18. Fridays in October: Pathways to Gratitude

When: Friday, October 03, 2014 12:00 PM - Friday, October 24, 2014 1:00 PM
Where: Memorial Chapel
Event Type(s): Special Event

Join Edie Anderson from the University Health Center for a free session of meditation and yogic breathing exercises around the theme of forgiveness and gratitude. Lunch is included!

Sessions will meet every Friday (October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) from noon to 1:00PM at the Memorial Chapel Labyrinth and Garden of Remembrance and Reflection.

Please RSVP to chapel@umd.edu or (301) 314-9866 with lunch preference of veggie or turkey. Sponsored by Engagement, the Memorial Chapel, and the University Health Center



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19. Undergraduate Volunteers Needed for a Paid Study

Event Type(s): Other

We are looking for undergraduate volunteers to participate in a social science experiment.
You are guaranteed $15 for 1-hour of your time. In addition, you will have an opportunity to win $100 in a raffle.

Sign-up online: http://ter.ps/labstudy

Or e-mail the study coordinator: mposard@gmail.com


This experiment is from the Department of Sociology.

For more information, contact:
Marek N. Posard

http://ter.ps/labstudy



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20. Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) Plant Science Lecture Series Seminar: Dr. Kathryn Gleason, Landscape Architecture, Cornell Univ., 9/17, 4:00 pm, PLS 1130

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1130
Event Type(s): Seminar

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) Plant Science Lecture Series Presents Dr. Kathryn Gleason, Cornell University. Fields of Study: Landscape architecture and archaeology. She is a specialist on the archaeology of past landscapes, particularly designed features such as parks, gardens, and fields. Her primary area of research is the Mediterranean of the ancient Roman World.

Grad Lunch with the Speaker will be held at 12:00 p.m. in PLS 2107.
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. Kelly Cook, PSLA at 1-301-405-0303, or kdc25@umd.edu

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



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21. Weekly Bike Ride from the Campus Bike Shop

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Located in Cole Fieldhouse on the north end, lower level - near the tunnel entrance. : The Campus Bike Shop
Event Type(s): Health,Recreation

Join us every Tuesday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM for a ride around College Park and beyond. Destinations include Lake Artemesia, the Northwest Branch Trail, Sligo Creek, and the Anacostia River Walk trail. Ride leaders will set an easy-moderate pace mostly on bike paths, with some street riding as well. Distance traveled will be between 5 and 20 miles, depending on pace and desire of the group. No sign-up necessary, just show up!

Website: http://crs.umd.edu/Maryland-Adventure-Program/Campus-Bike-Shop

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

http://crs.umd.edu/Maryland-Adventure-Program/Campus-Bike-Shop



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22. Connecting Your Career Path: LinkedIn Info-session and Photo-shoot -- Option #1

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : University Career Center & The President's Promise : 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Event Type(s): Special Event

The University Career Center is offering two dynamic hour-long sessions* for students to learn how to customize layout, formatting and content appropriate for a strong LinkedIn profile!

After the seminar, students will have the opportunity to have their profile picture** taken, followed by a guided LinkedIn profile tutorial with one of our Peer Career Educators. Take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your online professional presence!


*Note that you only need to sign up for one session*

**It is strongly advised that attendees come dressed in attire that would be suitable for a professional headshot for your industry**

Website: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5030

For more information, contact:
Neal McKinney
301.314.0420

www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=5030



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23. University Senate Meeting - September 17, 2014

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium Room
Event Type(s): Other

Welcome to the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of Maryland! The University Senate will hold its first meeting of the fall semester on September 17, 2014 at 3:15pm in the Atrium of the Stamp Student Union. The Senate is one of the largest and most influential governing bodies at the University. Senate meetings are open to the public, and we invite you to attend a Senate meeting, meet your representative, and see the University Senate at work.

At the September 17th meeting Bradley Hatfield, Chair of the Joint Provost/Senate Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure (APT) Guidelines Task Force, will present the Task Force's final report and comprehensive recommendations on the University APT Policy and Guidelines for Senate review. For more information on the September 17th Senate Agenda, please visit the Senate materials page here: http://www.senate.umd.edu/meetings/materials/2014to2015/091714/index.cfm.

Website: http://www.senate.umd.edu/meetings/materials/2014to2015/091714/index.cfm

For more information, contact:
Carol J Ellison
University Senate
+1 301 405 5805

http://www.senate.umd.edu/index.cfm



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