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  1. Graduate Coffee Hour & Research Poster Forum
  2. Life After F-1/J-1 Workshop for Graduate Students
  3. The French Memory of WWII Workshop
  4. UMD Earth Day Festival
  5. Brown-bag Discussion: "Alternative Incorporation Strategies of Foreign-Born Faculty in U.S. Academia: Unifying Social, Cultural, and Professional Dimensions"
  6. Communication Showcase
  7. Help us improve future touchscreen technology!
  8. Intramural Golf Event
  9. Sustainable Tuesdays on Earth Day
  10. Free Diet Analysis
  11. Spring 2014 Digital Dialogue: Caetlin Benson-Allott
  12. Chinese language learner volunteers needed
  13. Off-Campus Student Appreciaton Week!
  14. AccessibilITy: Building Inclusion at Maryland
  15. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Individuals Aren't Diverse, Groups Are
  16. Immigration in Film Series: Fast Food Nation
  17. Sustainability Volunteers for Maryland Day

1. Graduate Coffee Hour & Research Poster Forum

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Symons Hall, Room 3121
Event Type(s): Colloquium

The Association of Agricultural and Resource Economists--a graduate student organization at UMD College Park--is hosting a graduate coffee hour and poster forum from 3:30 -- 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 3121 Symons Hall. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Graduate students and faculty members will gather and discuss research on agricultural economics, development economics, environmental economics, and related interdisciplinary topics. Five graduate students will present research posters at the forum. Please join us!

This event is sponsored in part by your Student Fees and is open to all graduate students, faculty, and general public.

Website: https://orgsync.com/64362/events/713701/occurrences/1422158

For more information, contact:
Aaron Adalja
Association of Agricultural and Resource Economists at UMD College Park

http://umd.orgsync.com/org/aare/home



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2. Life After F-1/J-1 Workshop for Graduate Students

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Pyon Su 2108
Event Type(s): Other

Workshop Topic: Life After F-1/J-1 with the Office of International Student & Scholar Services
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 12:30-1:30 (lunch served at 12:15)
Location: Pyon Su Room 2108 Stamp Union
For: Graduate Students

Description:
Are you an F-1 or J-1 student planning to graduate within the next two years? Have you been wondering what employment options exist for you in the United States after graduation? The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office invites you to join us for a "Life After F-1/J-1" presentation by the Office of International Services. We will discuss a variety of employment visa options with a focus on F-1 OPT, J-1 student academic training and other J-1 categories, and the H-1B visa status.
For more information and to register, please visit: www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid

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



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3. The French Memory of WWII Workshop

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Taliaferro : 2110
Event Type(s): Colloquium

"The French Memory of WWII"

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies invites graduate students and faculty to a workshop with Professor Olivier Wieviorka on Thursday April 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110. Introductions by Professor Piotr Kosicki.

Workshop participants can request a printed copy of the paper in advance. This copy is not for circulation or citation without prior permission of the author.

More information can be found at: https://history.umd.edu/events/olivier-wieviorka-talk

Website: https://history.umd.edu/events/olivier-wieviorka-talk

For more information, contact:
Reid Erec Gustafson
Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies
+1 301 405 4265

https://history.umd.edu/historicalstudies



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4. UMD Earth Day Festival

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Colony Ballroom
Event Type(s): Special Event

Why should you come to this festival? BECAUSE YOU CAN' engage with 45 different campus and community organizations that will each have a table set up with a unique and exciting activity, enjoy our free smoothie bar, take home your very own basil plant, listen to live music, help paint a huge community mural, learn more about sustainable personal actions, win free stuff, and hear two HUGE announcements about campus sustainability efforts!

And why are we doing all of this?! TO CELEBRATE THE EARTH!

Website: http://www.whatwillyoumddo.org/#!earthday/c1kho

For more information, contact:
Ori Michael Gutin
Student Government Association
2407784587



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5. Brown-bag Discussion: "Alternative Incorporation Strategies of Foreign-Born Faculty in U.S. Academia: Unifying Social, Cultural, and Professional Dimensions"

When: Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Taliaferro : 2108
Event Type(s): Other

Amy Carattini, Ph.D. candidate in sociocultural anthropology, will present research on immigrants in the middle-class sector of the economy that indicates that the assumed distinction between immigrant groups and the national majority is not accurate. Preliminary findings from interviews with 48 foreign-born professors suggest that these immigrants often describe who they are and what they do in relation to their occupation rather than their nation states of origin and/or destination.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/490648014398128/

For more information, contact:
Kris Warner
Center for the History of the New America
+1 301 405 4305

http://newamerica.umd.edu



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6. Communication Showcase

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Library : 6137
Event Type(s): Special Event

Come to this years annual Communication Showcase, hosted by the Communication Department's Oral Communication Program on Monday, April 21st from 4-6pm. The event will take place in the Special Events Room of McKeldin Library 6137. The Communication Showcase will be welcoming back former Communication majors from the University of Maryland. These alumni will be discussing the importance of communication skills within their workplace. This is a great opportunity for students to learn and improve their communication skills for their professional future, as well as build up their own marketability before entering the job market. The event will consist of an information session, Q&A, and end with a networking opportunity for students to speak with the panelists.

Website: http://fs11.formsite.com/OCPShowcase/form2/index.html

Ticket Information:
Charges: register online free; ;
Website: http://fs11.formsite.com/OCPShowcase/form2/index.html

For more information, contact:
Molly M Coon
Oral Communication Program- Department of Communication
+1 443 745 1546

http://fs11.formsite.com/OCPShowcase/form2/index.html



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7. Help us improve future touchscreen technology!

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 2:00 AM
Event Type(s): Other

Our research group at the University of Maryland is looking for participants with motor impairments to complete a short survey that will help us improve the accessibility of future mobile technology.

The survey will take 20-25 minutes and you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift certificate. To complete the survey: http://ter.ps/surveymobile

If you'd like to learn more about our research group in general, please visit us at: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~leahkf/,

We would also appreciate if you could spread the word about our survey. Thank you for helping out our research!

Maia Naftali
mnaftali@umd.edu
Human-computer Interaction Lab

For more information, contact:
Maia Naftali
+1 301 405 0819



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8. Intramural Golf Event

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: University Golf Course
Event Type(s): Recreation

Friday, April 25 from 5pm-sunset at University of Maryland Golf Course.

REGISTER ONLINE: April 20-24 at ter.ps/imsports
REGISTER IN-PERSON: April 25 from 5-6pm at the golf course.

GAMES INCLUDE: "hit the picker" driving competition, a mini-mini golf course (6 holes) and a chipping competition.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Mulligans coupons, shirts, mugs and more!

Open to undergrads, grad students, faculty and staff.

Website: http://crs.umd.edu/Home/Calendar/Calendar-Details-Page/ArticleID/98/Gym-Class-Heroes-Hit-the-Picker-Golf-Competition

For more information, contact:
Mary Kate Sullivan
+1 301 226 4424



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9. Sustainable Tuesdays on Earth Day

Event Type(s): Other

Celebrate Earth Day with two great Sustainable Tuesday lectures. Professor Bruce James (Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program) will discuss "Education Opportunities in Sustainability at College Park," at 5pm in the Architecture Auditorium.

Amy Crone (Maryland Farmers Market Association) and Dr. Stephanie Grutzmacher (University of Maryland, Food Supplement Nutrition Education) discuss "Farmers Markets and Nutrition Programs," at 6pm in Jull Hall.

Website: http://sustainability.umd.edu/content/curriculum/sustainabletuesdays.php

For more information, contact:
Andrew S Muir
Office of Sustainability
+1 301 405 7068

http://sustainability.umd.edu/



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10. Free Diet Analysis

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 5:00 AM - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:00 PM
Where: Health Center : 2165
Event Type(s): Health

Time is running out to take advantage of your free diet analysis session. If you are struggling to fit a healthy diet into your busy lifestyle , lacking energy and focus throughout the day or confused by all the latest diet fads make an appointment for your individual diet analysis session. At the session you will receive expert advice, strategies and tips on how to successfully meet your nutritional goals. See the website for more details.

Website: http://www.health.umd.edu/nutritionservices#DietAnalysisService

For more information, contact:
Jane Frances Jakubczak
Health Center
+1 301 314 8140

www.health.umd.edu



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11. Spring 2014 Digital Dialogue: Caetlin Benson-Allott

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Hornbake : Basement/Lower Level (near Library Media Services) : 0301
Event Type(s): Lecture

Car movies-movies that subordinate plot and character to chases and collisions-typically appear in cycles that coincide with breakthroughs in visual effects production, concomitant changes in production cultures, and-not coincidentally-devastating advancements in corporate globalization. Comparing the construction and ideological framing of automotive effects from the 1970s and 2000s US car movie cycles, I demonstrate how digital effects cultures are promoting neoliberal economies of spectacle through the same tropes their predecessors established to critique corporate culture. This analysis refutes prior critical dismissals of spectacle as mere visual stimulation, suggesting that its sensation also inspires political feelings.

Website: http://mith.umd.edu/podcasts/dd-spring-2014-caetlin-benson-allott/

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Lynn Sapienza
+1 301 405 2142

http://mith.umd.edu/



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12. Chinese language learner volunteers needed

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Where: Benjamin : 0307
Event Type(s): Other

I'm looking for 6 interested people who are Chinese learners and speaking English as mother tongue to participate a Chinese reading research project for my final paper. The project will involve these tasks: filling out a short questionnaire and doing a judgment test on a computer. In return for your participation, I would be happy to help with your Chinese homework and be your language partners. If you are interested, please send an email to qyao12@umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Qin Yao



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13. Off-Campus Student Appreciaton Week!

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Where: Stamp Student Union
Event Type(s): Other

April 23rd-30th is Off-Campus Student Appreciation Week! Below is the full list of events. Be sure to check out OCSL's Website and Facebook for more info!

http://thestamp.umd.edu/engagement/ocsl
https://www.facebook.com/UmdOffCampusStudentLife

Wednesday, April 23: It's Not Too Late to Find an Internship
Co-Sponsored with the Career Center
12:00-1:00pm in the Margaret Brent Room, 2112 in the Stamp.

Friday, April 25: Ice Cream & Root Beer Floats
1:00-3:00pm in the Engagement Suite of the Stamp.

Saturday, April 26: Free Laser Tag & Face Painting
Co-Sponsored with Veteran Student Life
11:00am-3:00pm at the Cole Fieldhouse

Monday, April 28: "Lone Survivor"-Film Showing.
Co-Sponsored with Veteran Student Life
6:00-10:00pm in the Hoff Theatre

Tuesday, April 29: Terpzone Tuesday!
12:00-2:00pm in the Terpzone

Wed. April 30: End of Year Good Morning Commuters!
Sponsored by the University Club
7:30-11:00am in the Stamp Atrium

Website: http://thestamp.umd.edu/engagement/ocsl

For more information, contact:
Ann Elizabeth Howe
Off Campus Student Life
+1 301 314 8503

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



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14. AccessibilITy: Building Inclusion at Maryland

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Charles Carroll Room
Event Type(s): Diversity,Lecture,Seminar,Special Event

IT accessibility awareness insures equity of services both in and outside of the classroom for students with disabilities. Colleges and universities are seeking systematic ways to ensure accessible solutions for websites, web applications, course materials, and other services throughout their campuses. Please join us for a panel discussion sponsored by the President's Commission on Disability Issues to hear key campus faculty, staff, and students discuss and answer questions on accessibility and building IT inclusion at Maryland.

Snacks will be provided. This event is FREE!

To RSVP for this event, visit https://umd.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cHpUnYpjEXuYk7j

Website: https://umd.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cHpUnYpjEXuYk7j

For more information, contact:
William Newsome
PCDI
301-314-7958

https://umd.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cHpUnYpjEXuYk7j



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15. DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Individuals Aren't Diverse, Groups Are

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

Sometimes individuals are referred to as "diverse". But that term doesn't make sense, because "diversity" is a group rather than an individual characteristic. Individuals, for example, African Americans, sexual minorities and religious minorities, may be "marginalized" or "underrepresented", and to create diverse work groups and classrooms, we need to recruit, hire, admit and fully engage students and colleagues from such groups. But "diversity" is a characteristic of the collective. Referring to individuals as "diverse" contributes to the notion that some people have "culture" or "identity", while others do not. Yet every one of us has "identity" and "culture". Using precise terminology helps us to make a "diverse" campus feel truly inclusive.

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

For more information, contact:
Timea M Webster
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
+1 301 405 6810

www.diversity.umd.edu



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16. Immigration in Film Series: Fast Food Nation

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Francis Scott Key : 0106
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

Join us for the Center for the History of the New America's final event of our Spring 2014 Immigration in Film Series with a screening of Fast Food Nation on Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm in Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 0106.

Based on Eric Schlossinger's 2001 book of the same title, Fast Food Nation explores the social and environmental consequences of America's fast food industry with comedy and wit. History professor and executive director of CHNA, Katarina Keane, will lead a discussion afterwards. The event is free and open to the public and pizza and soda will be served.

Website: http://newamerica.umd.edu/film.php

For more information, contact:
Center for the History of the New America
+1 301 405 4305

newamerica.umd.edu



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17. Sustainability Volunteers for Maryland Day

Event Type(s): Other

Volunteers are needed on Maryland Day for compost education and the Office of Sustainability exhibit.

Compost educators will help the university reduce its waste on Maryland Day. Sign up for any of the following shifts: 10am-12pm, 12-2pm, and 2-4pm. Sign-up here: http://ter.ps/5hn

You can also volunteer with the Office of Sustainability for a three hour shift. Email atoews@umd.edu for more info.

For more information, contact:
Andrew S Muir
Office of Sustainability
+1 301 405 7068

http://sustainability.umd.edu/



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