Friday, May 18, 2018

FEMA Corps

An Innovative Partnership
FEMA Corps is a partnership between FEMA and the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program. FEMA Corps is a unique, team-based service program that gives 18‐24‐year‐old participants the opportunity to serve communities impacted by disaster while gaining professional development experience.
FEMA Corps members live, work, and travel in dedicated teams and serve for 10 months with an option to extend for a second term. They gain training and experience while providing important support to disaster survivors and communities. They also earn a modest living stipend during their service and receive an education award upon completion of the program.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fulbright International English Teaching Opportunities

Are you interested in pursuing prestigious English teaching opportunities after graduation?
Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright US Student Grant Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1100 English Teaching Assistantships are available to over 70 nations. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright English teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to

FULBRIGHT GRANT INFO SESSIONS: Please RSVP to and specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response:Monday May 14 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount HallMonday May 14 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall Tuesday May 15 at 12 noon  – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall Tuesday May 15 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall 

Can't attend - let us know at and we'll reach out to you individually.Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads, Grad Students – All Majors – GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations would like to invite you to attend a Conference on Anticipating, Preventing, and Responding to Conflict on May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.  The event will feature panels on atrocity prevention, countering violent extremism, defections and disengaged fighters, elections violence, monitoring and evaluation, peace processes, and the Stabilization Assistance Review.  Panelist will include State Department officials, and experts from academia, NGOs, and think tanks.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.

Space is limited, to confirm your attendance and facilitate building access, please email

Monday, April 23, 2018

Persian & Arabic Flagship and SLLC Student Research Colloquium

You are invited to the Arabic & Persian Flagship and SLLC fourth annual Student Research Colloquium, which will take place on Tuesday, May 1st from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm in Stamp Student Union. Students will present on a variety of interesting topics including: Fake News in France, Dialects in Saudi Arabia, Cyber War and Iran, Chinese Ethnic Groups, and much more. Attached is a poster detailing the panel times and presenters.
Additionally, there will be a Researchers’ Reception and Lunch from 11:45 to 12:45 pm that all are very welcome to join. RSVPs requested for the lunch by Thursday, April 24th.
RSVP Form:

Considering Stanford University for Graduate / Professional Studies?

Learn about the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University, the largest fully endowed graduate scholarship program in the world. The Knight-Hennessy 
Scholars Program develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.
Every year, up to 100 high-achieving future leaders from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University, including the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees.

Derrick Bolton, Dean of Knight-Hennessy Scholars Admissions at Stanford University, will meet with UMD students to discuss graduate study opportunities and the Knight-Hennessy program:
When: Tuesday, April 24, from 5 to 6 pmWhere: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center, Room 2208
Please register to attend here: 

Knight-Hennessy Website:
Eligibility: Citizens of ALL countries are eligible to apply for Knight-Hennessy Scholarships. You are eligible to apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars if you apply during your final year of study for your first/bachelor's degree or within four years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Rise to Peace- Afghanistan in 2020: Is Peace Possible?

Rise to Peace focuses on studying trends in terrorism and combating extremism through education. They are holding an event at the United States Institute of Peace on April 25th, where we will be hosting various experts to
discuss the current conflict in Afghanistan. The event is open to the public but requires an RSVP for security
purposes. If you or any other members of START may be interested in attending this event, we would love to have you.

Attached is a link with more information on the event including how to
register for it. If you are aware of any one that may be interested in
attending please feel free to pass on the information.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Summer and Fall 2018 Research Internship Opportunity
Social and Moral Development Lab
Summer or Fall 2018, Dept. Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
EDHD 498 or PSYC 479 (3 credits = 10 hours per week)
Education, Psychology, Behavioral and Community Health, Family Science, Sociology, and Criminology Majors
Gain Valuable Research Experience for Graduate School!

The Social and Moral Development Lab is recruiting Research Assistants to work on several exciting projects that involve research with children and adolescents. We study the origins of prejudice, stereotypes, and bias in childhood. We also examine children’s emerging concerns with fairness, equality, and rights. Summer internships are 10-15 hours/week for 10 weeks. Fall internships are 10 hours/week for credit or volunteer.

We are investigating how children and adolescents make decisions about friendships, inclusion and exclusion in peer groups, the allocation of resources, and the attributions of intentions.

Please email questions to: Bonnie Woodward, Lab Manager, at
Go to the lab website under “lab announcements” on the home page and download the 1-page application.
 Email with the following 3 items attached:
Your completed 1-page application
Your unofficial transcript
Your current résumé or CV

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

ARHU Dean's Lecture April 11: Hate & Bias

Join me for the third conversation in the 2017-18 Arts and Humanities Dean’s Lecture Series focused on 'The Political' with Mara Liasson, award-winning journalist and National Public Radio political correspondent with over 30 years of experience reporting on the White House and Congress. Liasson will present “The Political Landscape: Dealing with Hate and Bias in Washington.”  Reserve your FREE tickets online or call 301.405.ARTS.

Monday, April 9, 2018



Presented by Professor Sandra Scham

Near Eastern archaeology is generally represented as a succession of empires with little attention paid to the individuals, labelled as terrorists at the time that brought them down. Their stories, when viewed against the backdrop of current violent extremism in the Middle East, can provide a unique long-term perspective.
Extremism, Ancient and Modern brings long-forgotten pasts to bear on the narratives of radical groups today, recognizing the historical bases and specific cultural contexts for their highly charged ideologies. The author, with expertise in Middle Eastern archaeology and counter-terrorism work, provides a unique viewpoint on a relatively under-researched subject.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 4:00 - 6:30pm
2118 H.J. Patterson Hall 

Reminder - First NSF Grad Fellowship Info Session Today!!!


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is the largest and one of the most prestigious awards available to support graduate studies toward Ph.D.’s in science, math, engineering, and social/behavioral fields. The NSF award provides 3 years of support, with an annual stipend of $34,000. You can learn more about the NSF award at


IMPORTANT: Students may apply TWICE for the NSF GRFP - once before starting graduate studies, and once during the first two years of graduate study. To enhance your chance of success is it essential to apply at each opportunity.

We are offering three early NSF GRFP information sessions for students planning to apply this Fall 2018 or in subsequent years. Current undergraduates at all levels and recent alumni are welcome to attend, as are those who will be first or second year graduate students in Fall 2018.

NSF Info Session 1:
Monday, April 9 - 4:45 pm to 6 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130

NSF Info Session 2:
Wednesday, April 11 - 4:45 to 6 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130

NSF Info Session 3:
Thursday, April 19 - 4:45 - 6 pm
Plant Sciences Building - Room 1130

Eligibility: You must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship. You must be applying for graduate studies in an NSF supported field.

Deadlines to apply will be in late October 2018 for NSF GRFP awards . Planning early give you your best chance of success!

If you are interested but unable to attend either session please email us at: