America Reads*America Counts is hosting their annual events and we would
appreciate it if you could please forward this message to all faculty,
staff and students who may be interested in participating.
Subject: Volunteer with Kids on Campus!
America Reads*America Counts would like to extend an invite to all faculty,
staff and students to take part in a rewarding volunteer opportunity! ARAC
will be hosting Maryland Counts Day (April 27th), Maryland Reads Day (May
4th), and Partners in Print Family Day (May 5th) and we are looking for
volunteers to work with elementary school students from Prince George’s
If you are interested, please sign-up at
http://stampunion.umd.edu/arac/volunteer/. Volunteer individually or with
a group!! Please refer to www.thestamp.umd.edu/arac for more details.
If you have any questions, please email ARAC at [log in to unmask] *
America Reads*America Counts
On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM, CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS automatic digest
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> There are 12 messages totalling 403 lines in this issue.
> Topics of the day:
> 1. Outdoor Shabbat Services Friday!
> 2. Moksha: Dance is Liberation Showcase
> 3. Rally to stop 10% tuition increase TODAY!
> 4. TODAY: Calling all PRE-MEDS- Dr. Fischell Lecture on Medical
> 5. On Campus Volunteer Opportunity with Kids
> 6. Last Chance to Apply for UMD's Carapace!
> 7. Swishes for Wishes: Charity 5v5 Basketball Tournament
> 8. positions available with the Pre-College Programs
> 9. The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program
> 10. Relay For Life UMD's Hopestock is TOMORROW!
> 11. APPLY TO BE A TERPCORPS COORDINATOR HERE AT MARYLAND!!
> 12. PAID ONE-YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP
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> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:39:35 -0400
> From: Joshua Gilstein <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Outdoor Shabbat Services Friday!
> Join the Reform Jewish Community outside Hillel on Friday, April 20th at =
> 6pm for a Shabbat service full of community, music, and pollen. There =
> will be a free dinner indoors later in the evening. Hillel is located =
> behind the business school on Mowatt Lane. Feel free to contact Hannah =
> at [log in to unmask] with any questions. Everyone is welcome!=
> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:19:16 -0400
> From: Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Moksha: Dance is Liberation Showcase
> Enjoy an evening of Indian classical dance at "Dance is Liberation," =
> Moksha's own showcase on April 21st, 6pm at Hoff Theater. For ticket =
> information, visit www.umdmoksha.com
> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:36:36 -0400
> From: Alexa Stott <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Rally to stop 10% tuition increase TODAY!
> Today at 3 pm in front of McKeldin there will be a rally to prevent 10%
> tuition increases at the University of Maryland and we need your help!
> Recently, legislators in Annapolis cut $50 MILLION from the University
> System of Maryland. If Governor O'Malley does not call a special session,
> there will be DOUBLE DIGIT TUITION INCREASES next year.
> Join us to urge those in Annapolis to stop balancing the budget on the
> backs of students.
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 01:03:47 -0400
> From: Shweta Das <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: TODAY: Calling all PRE-MEDS- Dr. Fischell Lecture on Medical
> Want to improve your interview skills and get an edge that others won't
> have? This can separate you from hundreds of other pre-professional school
> Come out and hear Dr. Fischell speak about his innovative, life changing
> inventions in the medical field!
> Dr. Robert Fischell, founder of Angel Medical Systems Incorporated and
> UMD's Fischell Department of Bioengineering, has invented and currently
> maintains over 200 patents for biomedical devices such as stents,
> pacemakers, and insulin pumps. Biotechnology is a prevalent topic in health
> care and attending this event will provide you with extra knowledge to
> impress your interviewers!
> Sponsored by the Charles R. Drew Pre-Medical/Health Society along with
> American Medical Student Association
> (AMSA), UMD Pre-Medical Society, Delta Epsilon Mu (DEM), and UMD
> Pre-Dental Society, please join us in hosting Dr. Fischell!
> This event will be held TODAY, Thursday, April 19th at 5:30pm in the
> Charles Carroll Room of the STAMP Student Union.
> Refreshments will be served.
> Please come early as seats will fill up fast, and dress to impress!
> See you there!
> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:03:10 -0400
> From: Kiranjit Kaur <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: On Campus Volunteer Opportunity with Kids
> America Reads*America Counts is hosting their annual events and we would
> appreciate it if you could please forward this message to all faculty,
> staff and students who may be interested in participating.
> Subject: Volunteer with Kids on Campus!
> America Reads*America Counts would like to extend an invite to all faculty,
> staff and students to take part in a rewarding volunteer opportunity! ARAC
> will be hosting Maryland Counts Day (April 27th), Maryland Reads Day (May
> 4th), and Partners in Print Family Day (May 5th) and we are looking for
> volunteers to work with elementary school students from Prince George=92s
> If you are interested, please sign-up at
> http://stampunion.umd.edu/arac/volunteer/. Volunteer individually or with
> a group!! Please refer to www.thestamp.umd.edu/arac for more details.
> If you have any questions, please email ARAC at [log in to unmask] *
> Thank you,
> Kiran Kaur
> America Reads*America Counts
> Office Manager
> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:11:15 -0400
> From: Yori Cozen <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Last Chance to Apply for UMD's Carapace!
> Applications for UMD's Carapace are due Thursday, April 19th, at 5PM! If
> you're looking for a fun leadership opportunity to enhance your student
> experience at Maryland, apply for Carapace, an organization of student
> ambassadors for the University of Maryland Alumni Association! Carapace
> members will be chosen from each class year and will work closely with
> alumni association staff for the 2012-2013 school year. This diverse group
> of students develops and executes programs that bridge the gap between
> current students and alumni through campus traditions, networking
> opportunities, and other exciting programs.
> Applications are available at www.alumni.umd.edu/carapace
> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:31:42 -0400
> From: Melissa Truong <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Swishes for Wishes: Charity 5v5 Basketball Tournament
> Maryland Wishes is hosting "Swishes for Wishes", a charity 5v5 basketball
> tournament that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, this Saturday April 21
> at 1pm.It will be held in the Armory, single elimination format (players do
> not need to be affiliated with UMD)
> To register your team, email [log in to unmask] by TODAY April 19
> with player names, team name and captain's phone number. Players receive
> FREE FOOD! Prizes will be rewarded for the top teams! Entry fees are $10
> per player ($12 if you want a t-shirt as well). Check out our Facebook
> event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/279248688817861/
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:26:16 -0400
> From: Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: positions available with the Pre-College Programs
> There are several positions available with the Pre-College Programs this =
> FACULTY FELLOWS IN RESIDENCE (4 positions available)
> Pre-College Programs (PCP) is seeking dynamic, innovative, and =
> student-oriented candidates to serve as Faculty Fellows this summer. =
> The PCP Faculty Fellow-in-Residence will support the implementation of a =
> Living Learning Community (LLC), an educational experience designed to =
> take student learning beyond the classroom walls. The development of the =
> LLC curriculum and activities will be the responsibility of the Faculty =
> Fellow. Each LLC has a specific focus area, which in the past have =
> included: Digital Cultures (social media, gaming, digital art, online =
> publishing, etc), Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Science and Research, =
> Arts and Humanities; as well as more specific topics such as =
> conservation biology.
> FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT www.precollege.umd.edu
> TEACHING POSITIONS (FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME)
> Science (Chemistry or Physics), Latin, Engineering/Technology (Robotics =
> or CAD); June 17 - July 27, 2012=20
> The Pre-College Programs is seeking an innovative, student-oriented =
> candidate to teach in its summer residential program. The successful =
> candidate must be able to provide a rich curriculum to high school =
> students using a variety of instructional strategies. Additional =
> information can be found on www.precollege.umd.edu.
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:13:57 -0400
> From: Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program
> The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program
> (PREP) at the University of New Mexico, under the direction of Dr. =
> Richard Cripps, is currently recruiting nationwide and accepting =
> applications for the 2012-2013 cohort. PREP is a National Institutes of =
> Health (NIH) funded program designed to enhance the ability of =
> underrepresented minority post-baccalaureate students in the biomedical =
> sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally-recognized Ph.D. =
> We anticipate to begin the 2012-2013 program in June 2012.=20
> We are seeking recent (or May 2012) college graduates to fill 9 PREP =
> trainee/scholar openings. The scholars are required to perform research =
> for one full year with their faculty mentor. In addition to lab =
> research, scholars are expected to
> . prepare and take the GRE
> . seek and apply to Biomedical graduate programs . attend professional =
> meetings . enroll in a Research Ethics course . present research . =
> attend weekly meetings . attend seminars . and other recommended =
> The program is an intensive one-year program. Although it is time =
> consuming, PREP provides scholars with great number of tools, skills, =
> and knowledge to succeed in graduate school.
> Please encourage recent or May 2012 college graduates to visit the PREP =
> website found below for additional information and for instructions on =
> how to apply. There is no official deadline, however we highly encourage =
> applicants to submit their application by April/May of 2012. For =
> additional questions, please feel free to contact the Program =
> Coordinator, Antonio Ba=F1uelos at [log in to unmask] or at 505-610-1725.=
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:24:34 -0400
> From: Relay For Life University of Maryland <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Relay For Life UMD's Hopestock is TOMORROW!
> It's not too late to register for Relay For Life 2012! Relay is a
> fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which raises money for cancer
> research, education, advocacy, and--most importantly--programs for cancer
> patients and their families.
> This year's theme is *Hopestock* and you don't want to miss this night
> filled with musical performances, Redskin Cheerleaders, a moon bounce,
> soccer and ultimate frisbee tournaments, tug-of-war, and free food. On
> Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 5pm, we will come together at Ludwig Field for
> ONE NIGHT OF CELEBRATING, REMEMBERING, AND FIGHTING BACK against cancer.
> Join the fight by visiting www.relayUMD.org and registering for the event
> today! For more information, e-mail [log in to unmask]
> 2012 Relay For Life
> University of Maryland
> www.relayUMD.org <http://www.RelayUMD.org>
> Facebook: Relay For Life
> Twitter: @relayUMD <http://twitter.com/#%21/RelayUMD>
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:03:00 -0400
> From: Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: APPLY TO BE A TERPCORPS COORDINATOR HERE AT MARYLAND!!
> Hi everyone,
> My name is Shawn Jang, and I am currently a TerpCorps Coordinator. What =
> is TerpCorps you ask? TerpCorps is made up of a group of students that =
> aim to engage the University of Maryland in meaningful community =
> service-learning opportunities throughout the local community through =
> resources, programs, and events. Our goal is to educate others on social =
> issues going on right in our own backyard and what efforts we can make =
> to promote social change. Change starts with one person and any effort =
> made by one individual can make the biggest difference in improving the =
> life of others. Learning from others enables us to empathize with their =
> situation and gage a better perspective of how we can be of help.
> Due to a large number of senior coordinators graduating next year, we =
> are looking to fill some awesome coordinator positions!
> As a coordinator, you will have the chance to be a part of a cohesive =
> group that works to design a education curriculum that help participants =
> engage in meaningful service-learning, plan out and coordinate service =
> events, as well as marketing the word to out to the UMD campus to get =
> involved. As a coordinator, you will take on responsibilities that =
> ultimately allow you to be a voice on this campus and give you the =
> opportunity to leave a lasting mark on campus. Though we have =
> responsibilities, the teamwork of TerpCorp allows tasks to be completed =
> more efficiently and effectively allowing there to be equal amount of =
> time working on other priorities such as social engagements and =
> academics. The experiences and skills you gain from this organization =
> are just some of the great resume-builders that you get from this =
> position. We got SWAG all day!!
> We are looking for students who are or aim to be service-oriented and =
> wish to expand their reach in the community as well as build up their =
> leadership role at the University of Maryland. Applying is easy and only =
> takes a matter of minutes. The application can be found at =
> http://min.us/mPLcanr0V and can be returned to [log in to unmask] or =
> the first cube in Stamp 0110. Applications are due April 27th!! Forward =
> this great opportunity to anyone who you feel might be interested in =
> applying! Thanks everyone!=20
> Shawn Jang
> Candidate for a B.S. in Finance
> Robert H. Smith School of Business
> University of Maryland, Class of 2014=
> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:14:43 -0400
> From: Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: PAID ONE-YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP
> PAID ONE-YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP
> CHEARS in Greenbelt, MD and Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) located in =
> Solomons, MD submitted a joint
> application to Chesapeake Bay Trust for a full time, onear, paid, =
> Conservation Corp Volunteer. Applications are due by May 14, 2012 =
> To see application details, go to www.cbtrust.org.
> Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) program provides service-learning =
> opportunities and
> green job training for young people, ages 18-25, through environmental =
> and energy conservation
> projects. This initiative, supported by Constellation Energy, the Trust, =
> and the state of Maryland,
> pairs young adults with organizations that provide hands-on =
> environmental, leadership, and
> technical training opportunities for a one-year term of service to begin =
> late August 2012.
> DESCRIPTION OF PROJECTS
> Calvert Marine Museum
> The CCC volunteer would review audio-visual materials, primarily =
> consisting of oral interviews
> with =93bay folk=94 and film documentation. =46rom among these =
> materials, the volunteer would identify
> key items to be converted to a digital format, which will be done by a =
> professional film studio. After
> conversion, the CCC volunteer will be primarily responsible for =
> selecting excerpts to be edited and will work
> with a professional videographer in the studio to create suitable film =
> and audio clips for inclusion on the
> Chestory Archive website. The project aims to enhance the virtual =
> archive website as a resource to promote
> the cultural aspects of environmental literacy in Maryland. Contact =
> Richard Dodds at [log in to unmask]
> for more information.
> Educational programs and practices that strengthen intergenerational =
> relationships and
> competencies in children, youth, older adults, and families are critical =
> in changing
> behaviors towards environmental awareness and stewardship. The CCC =
> volunteer will
> assist in developing an intergenerational education program focused on =
> environmental documentation. The CCC volunteer will be facilitating the =
> intergenerational volunteer group in
> learning to use digital media to document environmental solutions. They =
> will assist with camera work, framing
> interview questions, post-production, editing, and uploading of short =
> clips to feature on local TV, YouTube and
> other social media outlets. The expected outcomes from this project are =
> short videos, primarily shot by
> community volunteers and final edited by the CCC Volunteer. Contact Kim =
> Walsh at [log in to unmask] for more
> This multiple site placement provides a specific set of technical skills =
> to the CCC Volunteer interested in
> community film documentation, facilitation of group learning processes, =
> project management, communication
> skills, and leadership development. The CCC Volunteer will begin their =
> year with CMM from September-
> February and spend the remaining half of the year in Greenbelt, MD.=
> End of CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS Digest - 18 Apr 2012 to 19 Apr 2012 (#2012-89)
University of Maryland, College Park
Physiology and Neurobiology
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