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:

Monday, April 2, 2018

Grad Studies at Stanford University - Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Program

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. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Register for Maryland Undergraduate Research Day - April 25!

Register for Undergraduate Research Day!
BSOS Terps, you are invited to present your research at Maryland's largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments! Deadline to submit your proposal is April 16.
All majors & fields of research are welcome!
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Click here for more details

Fellowship Program - Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is recruiting for students, graduate students, and alumni to participate in our Fellowship Program this summer. Below is our recruitment flyer with additional information and application instructions. 

Students must submit their application (Cover Letter, Resume, and a Brief Writing Sample) no later than April 13th. Selected candidates will be interviewed between April 17th and April 27th. Applications should be sent via email to with the subject Summer Fellowship Application.

In addition to students/alumni interested in emergency management we are actively seeking individuals with an interest in education and curriculum development to help us grow our preparedness program in Philadelphia schools.

Information on this fellowship is also available on  (ID# 1450331) and our website All inquiries about the Philadelphia OEM Fellowship Program should be sent to

Interested in Emergency Management?
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The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is seeking highly-motivated graduate or undergraduate students interested in careers in emergency management, public affairs, education, public health, or journalism for summer fellowships.

The OEM Fellowship Program         
The OEM Fellowship Program offers students a unique opportunity to work on a variety of issues and take responsibility for important projects. Fellows will have the opportunity to specialize in areas of particular interest and gain exposure to all aspects of OEM planning and operations. Some of the projects focus on infrastructure, human services, logistics, video production, teaching workshops, and other planning initiatives.

Summer Fellows must:
  • Commit at least 24 hours weekly;
  • Sign a non-disclosure agreement; and,
  • Be subject to a criminal background check due to the sensitivity of our work.
Applicants should have strong interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills. Professionalism, the ability to work individually and in teams, and flexibility are essential.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit:
  • A cover letter describing what you would bring to the program and areas of specific interest
  • Brief 1-3 page writing sample
  • Resume
Applications are due no later than April 13th, 2018.

Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted April 17th to 27th.

All applications should be sent to and include the subject line: “Summer Fellowship Application”.

Who Are We?
The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management is responsible for ensuring the readiness of the City of Philadelphia for emergencies of any kind through an integrated and collaborative program.  OEM educates the public on how to prepare for emergencies, works with organizations throughout the city to prepare for emergency contingencies, and coordinates emergency response and recovery operations.

Fellowship Program Details 
This opportunity is ideal for highly-motivated graduate or undergraduate students interested in careers in emergency management, homeland security, journalism, education, public health, and human services.
Typical duties will include:
  • Independent and team-based research
  • Participation in interagency meetings
  • Policy development
Fellows may also:
  • Support activations of the City’s emergency operations center;
  • Observe emergency field response activities as opportunities arise; and
  • Participate in off-site visits.
The program starts in June and ends in August. Specific start and end dates are negotiable.

This fellowship is unpaid but does offer valuable experience and has resulted in job opportunities for previous participants at a variety of agencies including:
  • Philadelphia OEM
  • State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Montgomery County Department of Public Safety
  • The Salvation Army
  • Baltimore Emergency Management

Humans of Conflict Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds - Deadline 3/28!

Submit your applications today for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds!
These funds assist undergraduate BSOS majors engaged in experiential learning outside the classroom, such as unpaid internships, research, service learning, and professional or academic conferences. The funds are intended to help offset expenses related to such activities like travel/transportation expenses, professional attire, and other opportunity costs (for example: the need to give up a part-time paid job in order to take an unpaid internship).
If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an unpaid opportunity, I encourage you to apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds.
Applications for the summer 2018 and fall 2018 experiences are due on March 28, 2018 by9 a.m.  Click here to apply. Before submitting your application, make sure to review the eligibility criteria here.
Questions regarding the funds or the application process can be e-mailed to