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  1. FREE WORKSHOP AT LAS - Save Your Semester
  2. FREE SUNDAY! UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble!
  3. CONTRASTS by UMD Wind Orchestra
  4. Meet Boomer Esiason at Do Good Challenge Finals!
  5. SNAPSHOT: What comes next? Student Perceptions of Job Preparation
  6. SEE Presents: Terrapin Talent
  7. Recruiting Participants for Economic Experiments - Earn Money!
  8. Recruiting Participants for Economic Experiments - Earn Money!
  9. ForensicWeek.com Webcast:: Forensic Geology and Underwater Crime Scenes
  10. Whiting-Turner Business & Entrepreneurial Lecture: Abdur Chowdhury
  11. Spring 2014 ITforUM Newsletter
  12. RESEARCH FORUM -- TODAY! -- Graduate Coffee Hour & Poster Forum
  13. FREE Financial Literacy Workshop on Repaying Student Loans
  14. UMoves Undergraduate Dance Concert, 4/24 & 4/25 at 7:30PM, 4/27 at 3 & 7:30PM
  15. The Struggle for Human Rights: Global Perspectives Documentary Film Festival
  16. Take the Lead: A Women's Empowerment Conference
  17. FORUM: What comes next? Student Perceptions of Job Preparation
  18. TODAY - Israeli Musics; Beyond Nationalist Signifiers, featuring Assaf Shelleg
  19. Stamp Student Employee Cookout
  20. Dinner with Drug Policy Reformer Stacia Cosner
  21. CISSM Forum | "European and U.S. Approaches to the Ukraine Crisis" | Julianne Smith
  22. University Residency Classification Workshop for Grad Students
  23. Maryland Leadership Institute 2014 Session 4: Money, Government Power, and Fiscal Issues
  24. *ArtWALK UMD*
  25. Undergraduate Art History Symposium
  26. TODAY'S Meditation Sessions
  27. Resume Thursdays
  28. Immigration in Film Series: Fast Food Nation
  29. MPRC Special Lecture: China's Population: From now to the Future
  30. A Critical Race Symposium on the Legacy of Congressman Parren Mitchell: First African American to Obtain a Graduate Degree from the University of Maryland
  31. UHR Training: Credit 101 -- What you NEED to know about your credit score (in English and Spanish)

1. FREE WORKSHOP AT LAS - Save Your Semester

When: Monday, April 28, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker : 2202
Event Type(s): Other

Are you feeling overwhelmed'exams are approaching and you don't know where the semester went. Some students tend to give up during this critical time and lose unnecessary points. Instead, this workshop will introduce you to techniques to organize the last three weeks of the semester, feel more in control of your time before finals, and help you earn as many of your remaining points as possible.

Website: http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/html/acadsuccseries.html

For more information, contact:
Kim Tran
Learning Assistance Service
301-314-7693

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



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2. FREE SUNDAY! UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble!

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Dekelboum Concert Hall
Event Type(s): Concert

Traditional Japanese koto opens this concert with simple, clean and clear sounds that express nature's beauty.

Website: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2014/umd-japanese-koto-ensemble

For more information, contact:
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
+1 301 405 2787
http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu



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3. CONTRASTS by UMD Wind Orchestra

When: Friday, May 02, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Dekelboum Concert Hall
Event Type(s): Concert

This final program of the UMD Wind Orchestra's 2013--2014 season pairs the playful rhythms and varied orchestral textures of Magnus Lindberg's Gran Duo with the blended, consistent and serene qualities of Steve Reich's Tehillim.

Lindberg, who served as Composer-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic from 2009--2011, is known for using musical language that is highly complex yet highly full of vim and verve. Reich is one of the pioneering composers of minimal music; his 1981 work Tehillim was the first major composition to reference his new-found interest in his Jewish heritage and it is seen as something of a departure from his earlier, more experimental, works.

The concert opens with a preview of the UMD Symphony Orchestra's original interpretation of Copland's Appalachian Spring with movement design by UMD alumna and renowned choreographer Liz Lerman.

Website: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2014/umd-wind-orchestra-contrasts

Ticket Information:
Charges: Regular 25; Subscriber/Staff/Faculty 20; Student/Youth 10
Available at: Clarice Smith Box Office
Phone: +1 301 405 2787
Website: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2014/umd-wind-orchestra-contrasts

For more information, contact:
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
+1 301 405 2787
http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events



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4. Meet Boomer Esiason at Do Good Challenge Finals!

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Orem Alumni Hall : Riggs Alumni Center
Event Type(s): Special Event

Check out some of the most exciting UMD student impact initiatives and enter to win a chance to hang out with Boomer Esiason! Join the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, The Center for Social Value Creation and Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management as we host the 3rd annual Do Good Challenge Finals. This year teams will pitch for over $20,000 of total prize money in front of a live audience and a panel of judges, including Boomer Esiason, sports analyst and former NFL Quarterback, and David Falk, legendary sports agent. Attendees can vote for their favorite team to win the $2,500 People's Choice Award and have a chance to win free t-shirts and time to mingle with Boomer. Learn more here.

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

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



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5. SNAPSHOT: What comes next? Student Perceptions of Job Preparation

Event Type(s): Other

Are UMD students confident that they'll get the job they really want after graduation? What about one that just pays the bills? The Campus Assessment Working Group (CAWG) asked juniors and seniors how well UMD was preparing them for the job force in a spring 2012 survey. CAWG is excited to present the findings in the "What comes next? Student Perceptions of Job Preparation" Snapshot, available at www.umd.edu/cawg. To hear more about this topic, please join us for a Forum presentation on Thursday, May 8 at 10:00 am in the Career Center (3135 Hornbake Library).

Website: https://www.irpa.umd.edu/CAWG/Reports/2014/snapshot_may14.pdf

For more information, contact:
Emily K Weir
Campus Assessment Working Group (CAWG)
+1 301 405 5595

www.umd.edu/cawg



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6. SEE Presents: Terrapin Talent

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Hoff Theater
Event Type(s): Special Event

Watch talented Terps sing, dance, and perform in hopes of winning audience members' votes and the competition's grand prize: an iPad Air!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/610763965679738/

For more information, contact:
Andi Hubbell
Student Entertainment Events
301-314-8498

www.see.umd.edu



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7. Recruiting Participants for Economic Experiments - Earn Money!

Where: Tydings : 4104
Event Type(s): Other

SIGN UP AT: http://experimental.econ.umd.edu/recruiting/signup.html

In the next few weeks a number of economic experiments will be performed in the Experimental Economics Lab at UMD. The experiments are primarily in individual and group decision-making and universally enjoyed by the participants.

The students who participate will be paid for their participation. The amount paid depends on the experiment run, the decisions made by the subject, and the decision made by the other subjects in the experiment. An earnings rate between $15 and $25 for 1 1/2 hours of participation is common although in many experiments students earn much more.

Website: http://experimental.econ.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Ozlem Tonguc
+1 301 405 3266



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8. Recruiting Participants for Economic Experiments - Earn Money!

Where: Tydings : 4104
Event Type(s): Other

SIGN UP AT: http://experimental.econ.umd.edu/recruiting/signup.html

In the next few weeks a number of economic experiments will be performed in the Experimental Economics Lab at the University of Maryland. The experiments are primarily in individual and group decision-making and universally enjoyed by the participants. Further information about the lab can be found at http://experimental.econ.umd.edu

The students who participate will be paid for their participation. The amount paid depends on the experiment run, the decisions made by the subject, and the decision made by the other subjects in the experiment. An earnings rate between $15 and $25 for 1 1/2 hours of participation is common although in many experiments students earn much more.

Website: http://experimental.econ.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Ozlem Tonguc
+1 301 405 3266



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9. ForensicWeek.com Webcast:: Forensic Geology and Underwater Crime Scenes

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: www.ForensicWeek.com webcast
Event Type(s): Lecture

The show will examine all the "dirt" there is to know about forensic geology and the real forensic science behind underwater crime scene investigations. Special guest, Dr. Joseph A. Finley, retired FBI Agent, Mineralogy Unit, FBI Crime Laboratory Division and member of their Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team, will share his knowledge and expertise in these fields. Join host, Tom Mauriello and student interns LIVE and archived on www.ForensicWeek.com. Thank you for watching!

Website: http://www.ForensicWeek.com

For more information, contact:
Thomas Mauriello
301-219-1492

www.ForensicWeek.com



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10. Whiting-Turner Business & Entrepreneurial Lecture: Abdur Chowdhury

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Kim Engineering : 1110
Event Type(s): Lecture

The Whiting-Turner Lecture on April 24, 2014, will feature Abdur Chowdhury, Co-Founder and CEO of Pushd, Co-Founder of Alta Vista School, and Former Chief Scientist of Twitter.

The talk, titled "The Economics of a Job: Why starting or joining a start-up might make more sense," will take place in the Kim Engineering Building. The reception will start at 4:30 pm and the program will begin at 5:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Clark School of Engineering.

Website: https://clarkschool.wufoo.com/forms/whitingturner-lecture-abdur-chowdhury/

For more information, contact:
Elise Carbonaro
Clark School of Engineering
+1 301 405 6501

http://eng.umd.edu



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11. Spring 2014 ITforUM Newsletter

Event Type(s): Other

-- Increase your skills with Lynda.com training.
-- Get Adobe Creative Cloud apps.
-- Colocate research computing resources in the Cyberinfrastructure Center.
-- Learn about visualization for research and education.

All of this information, and more, is available in the Division of IT's Spring 2014 ITforUM faculty/staff newsletter, coming to campus mailboxes and available online at www.it.umd.edu/ITforUM.

For more information, contact:
Division of Information Technology



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12. RESEARCH FORUM -- TODAY! -- Graduate Coffee Hour & Poster Forum

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

Join us for a coffee hour and research poster forum. Pizza and refreshments will be served! Graduate students and faculty will discuss research on agricultural, development, and environmental economics, and related topics. Please join us!

Four graduate students will present posters:

Ian Page (AREC): "The Effects of Wind Power on Market Conditions"

Rubaba Ali (AREC): "Do roads lead to prosperity? Evidence from Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Senegal"

Joe Maher (AREC): TBD

Aaron Adalja (AREC): "Voluntary Non-GMO Food Product Labeling in the U.S."

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

Website: https://orgsync.com/64362/events/713703/occurrences/1422160

For more information, contact:
Aaron Adalja
AARE

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



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13. FREE Financial Literacy Workshop on Repaying Student Loans

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: J.M. Patterson Building : 2121
Event Type(s): Seminar

Worried about paying off student loans? Then, join us for the FREE financial literacy workshop, "How to Manage Repayment of Student Loan Debt," led by Financial Aid Counselor Jemika Hansberry at 1:00pm this Friday, April 25th in Room 2121 of the J.M. Patterson Building.

How you manage your money today can affect your financial security tomorrow. It's your money. Take control of it.

Register now! Space is limited. http://ter.ps/54r

Website: http://gradschool.umd.edu/FinancialLiteracyWorkshop.html



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14. UMoves Undergraduate Dance Concert, 4/24 & 4/25 at 7:30PM, 4/27 at 3 & 7:30PM

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:30 PM - Sunday, April 27, 2014 7:30 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Dance Theatre
Event Type(s): Dance Performance

The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents a concert featuring the emerging talent of the next generation of dance artists.

The program includes original works created and/or performed by undergraduate students majoring in Dance as they are finding their choreographic voice and vision, plus new works developed throughout the year by guest choreographers.

Website: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2014/umoves-undergraduate-dance-concert

Ticket Information:
Charges: Regular $25; Faculty/Staff $20; Students/Youth $10
Available at: Clarice Smith Box Office
Phone: 301.405.ARTS (2787)
Website: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/events/2014/umoves-undergraduate-dance-concert



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15. The Struggle for Human Rights: Global Perspectives Documentary Film Festival

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

Join us for screenings of two award-winning documentary films on the struggle for human rights around the world from the Philippines to Guatemala!
1:00-2:45 pm: "Give Up Tomorrow" (2012)
GIVE UP TOMORROW is also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry, sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man.
GIVE UP TOMORROW is an Emmy® nominated documentary for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
2:45-5:30 pm: "The Dictator in the Dock" (2013)
The Dictator in the Dock film brings viewers into the courtroom as former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt stands trial for genocide and crimes against humanity in Guatemala. This historic case marked the first time that a former head of state was tried for genocide in a national court, in the country where the crimes were committed. It is also the first time in the history of South America that the genocide of indigenous peoples was tried in a court of law!

Website: http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1389093151232090/



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16. Take the Lead: A Women's Empowerment Conference

When: Monday, April 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Van Munching : Frank Auditorium: 1524
Event Type(s): Conference

The Smith Office of Career Services and the Smith School Women's Society are teaming up to educate students of all majors at the University of Maryland on how to empower women in any professional setting. Workplace gender equality is a relevant and pressing current issue that the majority of students will experience upon graduation. This incredible event will include a keynote presentation by authors James E. Hamerstone and Lindsay Musser Hough on the book, "A Woman's Framework for a Successful Career and Life" and a panel discussion featuring prominent companies, like Under Armour, Northrop Grumman, AT&T, and Bechtel. The event will conclude with a networking reception. You must RSVP at:
http://www.cvent.com/events/take-the-lead-a-women-s-empowerment-conference/event-summary-d4b828e4bff149f28f30c73d107ae3e2.aspx

Website: http://www.cvent.com/events/take-the-lead-a-women-s-empowerment-conference/event-summary-d4b828e4bff149f28f30c73d107ae3e2.aspx

For more information, contact:
Stefani Pappas
Smith School Women's Society
(301) 807-7289

http://smithwomen.wix.com/smith-women-society



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17. FORUM: What comes next? Student Perceptions of Job Preparation

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Hornbake : University Career Center, 3135 Hornbake
Event Type(s): Forum

Are UMD students confident that they'll get the job they really want after graduation? What about one that just pays the bills? The Campus Assessment Working Group (CAWG) asked juniors and seniors how well UMD was preparing them for the job force in a spring 2012 survey. Please join us for "What comes next? Student Perceptions of Job Preparation" Forum, which will include a presentation of CAWG's survey data and discussion with University Career Center and Counseling Center representatives. The event will take place on Thursday, May 8 from 10:00 -- 11:00 am in the University Career Center (3135 Hornbake Library, South Wing). For more information on this topic, please visit www.umd.edu/cawg.

Website: https://www.irpa.umd.edu/CAWG/Reports/2014/snapshot_may14.pdf

For more information, contact:
Emily K Weir
Campus Assessment Working Group (CAWG)
+1 301 405 5595

www.umd.edu/cawg



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18. TODAY - Israeli Musics; Beyond Nationalist Signifiers, featuring Assaf Shelleg

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Leah M. Smith Hall
Event Type(s): Lecture

Despite the proliferation of musical styles stemming from Israel's ethnic proximities, its histories have been punctuated by political dates or "representations." With nationalism as the main yardstick by which Israeli music is measured, narratives have consisted of responses to wars or other formulations whose easily identifiable musical citations rang the bells-and-whistles of the Zionist project. Examining the mechanism of Hebrew Culture in pre- and post-statehood years, Assaf Shelleg's talk will separate national rhetoric from processes of cultural hybridization so as to disclose cases in which music seeps across political and aesthetic borders to undermine both nationalist edifices as well as categories such as folk, popular, and art musics.

This event is cosponsored by the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and the School of Music.

Website: http://israelstudies.umd.edu/upcoming-events.html

For more information, contact:
Samantha Levine
Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
+1 301 405 9413

http://israelstudies.umd.edu/



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19. Stamp Student Employee Cookout

When: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Atrium
Event Type(s): Special Event

The Stamp Student Employees End of Year Cookout hosted by the Student Employee Advisory Board will be in the Chapel Garden from 5:00PM to 6:00PM on May 7th. F

or questions or more information, contact krp@umd.edu. The event is for Stamp student employees only.

Ticket Information:
Charges: FREE FREE; ;



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20. Dinner with Drug Policy Reformer Stacia Cosner

When: Thursday, May 08, 2014 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Margaret Brent A Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is known for educating students and changing laws. We've made a lot of progress in the past few years but we need your help!

There are still thousands of non-violent offenders behind bars, patients without medicine, and substance abusers with little or no treatment options.

Have dinner with former UMD-SSDP chapter leader and now deputy director of SSDP, Stacia Cosner! She'll talk about being an activist, and what it's like to work in the drug policy reform movement.

Join us for a free dinner in the Margaret Brent A Room, STAMP on Thursday, May, 8th from 7:15PM to 9:00PM.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/314772628680611/

Ticket Information:
Charges: FREE FREE; ;



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21. CISSM Forum | "European and U.S. Approaches to the Ukraine Crisis" | Julianne Smith

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Van Munching : 1203
Event Type(s): Colloquium,Forum,Lecture,Seminar

Julianne ("Julie") Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security.

Ms. Smith comes to CNAS while serving as a Senior Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies LLC. Prior to joining Beacon, she served as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States from April 2012 to June 2013.

Prior to her posting at the White House, she served as the Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. In that capacity, Ms. Smith acted as the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs for all matters falling within the broad spectrum of NATO and European policy.

Website: http://cissm.umd.edu/forum/display.php?id=628

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

cissm.umd.edu



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22. University Residency Classification Workshop for Grad Students

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Pyon Su 2108
Event Type(s): Other

University Residency Classification Workshop

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 12:30-1:30 (lunch served at 12:15)
Location: Pyon Su Room 2108 Stamp Union
For: Graduate Students

Description:
Join Graduate Student Legal Aid for a review of University policies and procedures for in-state classification. Learn about important deadlines, the process to petition for a change in status, and University appeal procedures if your petition is denied. Please note that this workshop does not substitute for talking directly to the Residency Classification Office about in-state tuition requirements and procedures. For more information and to register, please visit: www.thestamp.umd.edu/gradlegalaid

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



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23. Maryland Leadership Institute 2014 Session 4: Money, Government Power, and Fiscal Issues

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Charles Carroll B (Stamp 2203)
Event Type(s): Diversity,Special Event

Our next session will be on Money, Government Power & Fiscal Issues!

Bigger government with more services or smaller government with fewer services? Raise taxes or cut spending? Who benefits from these decisions? Learn how money moves with policy and why it matters!

Join us on April 23rd in the Charles Carroll B Room in Stamp from 5-7 for an informative discussion and free food!

For more information, contact:
Jude Paul Dizon



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24. *ArtWALK UMD*

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Stamp Gallery
Event Type(s): Art Exhibition

Did you know that there are five art galleries on campus?! Want to learn more about them? ArtWalk UMD is an event to increase awareness of the visual arts programming here at the University of Maryland. The event will begin at the Stamp Gallery at 5pm, and as a group, we will visit the other amazing galleries and artist studios and end our tour with a reception at the Herman Maril Gallery. Come join us for an exciting night of art and discovery here at UMD!

*Rain or Shine!*
* Wear comfortable shoes!*

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/513365685440151/

For more information, contact:
Martine Astier Gaetan
+1 301 314 8492

http://thestamp.umd.edu/activities/stamp_gallery



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25. Undergraduate Art History Symposium

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Art-Sociology : ASY 4213-Michelle Smith Collaboratory
Event Type(s): Conference,Lecture,Special Event

Sponsored by the Graduate Art History Association, and funded in part by Graduate Student Activities Fee, this event is a short scholarly conference of papers in art history by undergraduates at the University. Accepted students workshop their papers intensively with advisory panels of graduate students throughout the spring semester. On the day of the event, each presenter delivers a 15-minute talk, followed by a response from a graduate student and discussion with undergraduates, graduates, and faculty. This event is open to all. Light refreshments will be served.

Website: http://michellesmithcollaboratory.umd.edu/event/undergraduate-art-history-symposium-0

For more information, contact:
Raino Isto
Graduate Art History Association
+1 301 405 1479



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26. TODAY'S Meditation Sessions

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Health Center : Evening Session: 5-6pm : 0142, Afya Room
Event Type(s): Health

All meditation sessions will be offered in the University Health Center, Afya Room 0142.

Tuesdays
12-1pm and 5-6pm

Wednesdays
12-1pm

Thursdays
1-2pm and 5-6pm

Website: http://www.health.umd.edu/meditation

For more information, contact:
Edie Anderson
University Health Center
301-314-9629

www.health.umd.edu



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27. Resume Thursdays

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Stamp Student Union : Baltimore Room
Event Type(s): Special Event

Do you need to have your resume critiqued? Did you just find an internship or a job that you would like to apply to and you want to have someone to review your resume? The Peer Career Educators (PCE) will be available to offer one-on-one advising on making your resume marketable to employers.

Website: http://www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4879

For more information, contact:
Stacey Brown
301.314.7239

www.careers.umd.edu/events_description.cfm?event_id=4879



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28. 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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29. MPRC Special Lecture: China's Population: From now to the Future

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Cole Student Activities Building : 0124B
Event Type(s): Lecture

Speaker: Baochang Gu, Professor, Center for Population and Development Studies, Renmin University of China

About the Talk: Drawing on results from the latest census in 2010, this talk intends to provide an overview of China's demographic transformation in historical perspective in terms of fertility trends, fertility policy, population structure, elderly support, sex ratio at birth, and labor supply, as well as future demographic challenges to the Chinese society.

Website: http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/new_e/event_1352384657722

For more information, contact:
Tiffany L. Pittman
MPRC
301-405-6403



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30. A Critical Race Symposium on the Legacy of Congressman Parren Mitchell: First African American to Obtain a Graduate Degree from the University of Maryland

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (formerly ICC) : 0105* (new location!)
Event Type(s): Other,Diversity,Forum,Lecture,Special Event

On April 29, 2014, The Critical Race Initiative (CRI), under the auspices of the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, will hold a symposium honoring the legacy of the late Congressman Parren Mitchell. Mitchell was a recipient of the Purple Heart for his service in WWII, the first African-American elected to Congress from Maryland in 1970 (serving in Congress for eight terms) and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus. Most noteworthy from the point of view of our institution, in 1952 Mitchell became the first African-American to obtain a graduate degree from the University of Maryland. This degree was obtained in the Department of Sociology, and Mitchell stated later in his life that his sociological training shaped his activism in politics and social change.

Reception Immediately Following in the downstairs Art Gallery Keynote Address given by State Delegate Keiffer Jackson Mitchell, Jr.

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

For more information, contact:
Erika P. Hoff
+1 301 405 6394

Please RSVP here: www.socy.umd.edu



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31. UHR Training: Credit 101 -- What you NEED to know about your credit score (in English and Spanish)

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Where: Chesapeake : 1101U
Event Type(s): Training

There are two sessions: One at 12:30pm (in Spanish), and one at 2:15pm (in English). How to Get and Keep Good Credit will provide you with a starting foundation on credit. In this course you will learn what a credit score entails. You will learn how to maximize your lending abilities with a positive credit score. You will learn what comprises a credit score, how to request a copy of your credit score, how your score affects you, and how to improve your score. The course explains how lenders decide if you are credit-worthy and what information is considered in providing a credit score.

Register at: http:/uhr.umd.edu/Calendar/

For more information, contact:
Cynthia Trombly Allen
UHR Workplace Initiatives in Learning & Development
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