Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Want to make some extra money? Participate in a research study on campus

Paid study on cognition and meditation ($240)
We would like to invite you to participate in a paid research study for the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language. The study involves 12 sessions at the Patapsco building (Room 1110, a short walk from College Park Metro, accessible by Shuttle #104; parking available). Right now, we are currently interested in people willing to start in early January.
You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as receive training in meditation. You must be between 18 and 40 years of age to participate.
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-11, and $185 at the final session).  After completing session 12, you will get a raffle entry to win a $200 gift card!
Complete the survey at the link below to determine your eligibility. We will contact eligible participants to schedule their sessions.

For further questions, please contact MTBehavioralStudy@casl.umd.edu


Estudias el español? ¡Participa en un estudio en el próximo semestre!
The Language Learning and Cognition Study is recruiting for spring 2015!  Sessions will be available starting in January.
Participate in 14 sessions of 1-2 hours each.  All sessions are now being held at Taliaferro.  You will be asked to complete cognitive tasks and questionnaires, as well as training tasks on an iPad.
Receive $240 for completing the study ($5 each for sessions 1-13, and $175 at the final session).  After completing session 14, you will get a raffle entry to win one of 10 $200 gift cards!
Eligibility criteria include (see website for full list):
- 18-30 years of age
- monolingual native speaker of English
- currently enrolled in a 300-level Spanish course or completed a 300-level Spanish course within the past year
- not started studying Spanish before age 12
- no immersion experience of longer than 1 month in a Spanish-speaking country
To take the pre-screen and for more info, visit www.casl.umd.edu/langlcs
Contact us at LangLCS@casl.umd.edu

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NYU Global Academic Fellowship Info Session 11/21

This Friday, November 21st, a representative from the NYU Global Academic Fellowship Hiring Committee will be on UMD's campus to host an information session about this program. Dr. Phoenix Liu, Director of Language House, and the NSO will co-host this information session for students.
Time: 2 pm- 3pm
Date: November 21, 2014
Location: Language House Multipurpose Room

Here are links to their program websites:

For the Abu Dhabi Program: http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/academics/mentoring/global-academic-fellows.html
For the Shanghai Program: https://shanghai.nyu.edu/academics/support/arc/fellows


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2015 Maryland Summer Scholars Program - Information Sessions


Francis DuVinage, Director – Elizabeth Mackenzie Tobey, Coordinator – http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project. For the summer of 2015, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2015, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2015. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2015 awards will be midnight on Sunday, February 8, 2015. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2014 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100 D in McKeldin Library. Please reply to ugresearch@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

IEFS Hosting Rohan Paris

International Economics and Finance Society is hosting Rohan Paris, a senior policy analyst from the FDIC on Wednesday, November 19th at 5pm in Van Munching 1411.

He will discuss his role in regulating the commercial banking system, his personal career background, and internship opportunities for students. You don't want to miss this event! 

Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to Find an Internship Event

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?

Then you will want to attend this event to help you with your internship search. Topics discussed will include:
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field

Monday, November 17, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
RSVP for this event: Click here

For additional information about this event:
contact Erica Ely at eely@umd.edu

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lunch with an ECON Professor!

Hey ECON Students!

On Tuesday, November 11th, the Dean's Student Advisory Council will be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch with ECON professor Dr. Ethan Kaplan. If you are interested in learning more about what you can do with an economics degree post-graduation, research opportunities in economics, or would like to discuss the intersection of economics and politics outside of the classroom, this is the event for you! The event is limited to 10 students so be sure to RSVP quickly at the link below!

ECON - Dr. Ethan Kaplan
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
12:00PM - 1:00PM (Lunch will be provided)
Location: 2113 Chincoteague Hall

RSVP here!

Dr. Kaplan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. His research spans the areas of political economy, applied microeconomics, and empirical macroeconomics. This semester he teaches ECON 175: Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies and ECON 326: Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis.

Smith Business Analytics Minor Information Session- Fall 2014


Seeking Students for NEW Geographies of Conflict and Development Program & Special Topics Course Starting in Spring

On behalf of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, I am pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new opportunity for UMD students:

Geographies of Conflict and Development (GeoCoDe)

Attached is a document with further details about this program.

In brief, GeoCoDe will build important, marketable expertise in geographic analysis that transitions immediately to close involvement in a major faculty-led research project to study the relationship between foreign development assistance and the dynamics of intrastate armed conflict.

We are seeking 40 undergraduate students to participate.

GeoCoDe consists of three stages:

1.       A special topics course during the Spring 2015 semester.

During the first half, students will receive relevant introduction and training. In-class and online lectures, complemented by hands-on interactive experiences, will be conducted by the instructors and guest experts.

In addition, teams comprised of 4-6 students will be constituted. During the remainder of the semester, each team will tackle georeferencing (i.e., match mapping coordinates of locations identified based on related documentation) development projects for a particular country in Africa. Teams will also draft plans for analytical products – e.g., country profiles, blog columns, policy briefs, academic articles – that examine key patterns and trends of relationships between development assistance and armed conflict. Appropriate templates and specific topics will be devised in consultation with the instructors.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Interested in the ECON Honors Program?

Dear ECON Majors,

If you would like to impress future employers or graduate programs with a really solid demonstration of your initiative, good writing skills, and willingness to take on a challenge, then consider participating in the Economics Department's honors program during the 2015-2016 academic year. Detailed information on the honors program, including eligibility requirements, can be found online at http://www.econ.umd.edu/undergraduate/honors.

If you are interested in learning more about the honors program, Dr. Clement (Director of Undergraduate Studies) will be holding walk-in hours on Thursday, November 13th from 1pm – 5pm in 3108B Tydings Hall.

This is a perfect opportunity for juniors who might be interested in applying to the department's honors program next year. Please note that students must have already completed or be currently enrolled in ECON321 or STAT400 and at least one intermediate theory course (ECON325 and/or ECON326). In addition, students may not have an expected graduation date before May 2016.