Documentary: The Act of Killing

When: December 2, 6:30p.m.

Where: Colony Ballroom-Stamp Student Union

The Global Communities Living-Learning Program presents Joshua Oppenheimer, award-winning documentary director and 2014 McArthur Fellow, in this campus premiere. Dr. Shibley Telhami, Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, will lead a Q&A with the director after the screening.

The filmmakers follow unrepentant death squad leaders in Indonesia and challenge them to dramatize their role in genocide, producing a unique and powerful melding of art and remembrance. The screening and discussion will be preceded by a reception.

This special event is co-sponsored with the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, CIDCM, the Honors College, and the School of Public Policy.

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award

The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award provides one-time awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate or graduate students whose ability to succeed at the university may be challenged by some personal or family circumstance.

Scholarships will be awarded each fall and each spring semester to one or more deserving students.

Applications and nominations for Spring 2015 award are being accepted through January 4, 2015.

Job Posting!

Hey Graduate students, apply for the GRID Coordinator Position!

The Graduate Student Government is seeking to hire a graduate student part-time to serve as the primary support person and coordinator for Graduate Research Interaction Day (GRID), the all-campus graduate student conference hosted by the GSG annually.

This event, to be held on April 8, 2014, requires coordination of the submission of student abstracts, the selection and coordination of judges, and the logistics to ensure the event runs smoothly the day of.

It is anticipated the GRID Coordinator will work for 90 hours at $16/hour (totaling $1440).

College of Arts and Humanities Social Innovation Scholars Program

The College of Arts and Humanities is accepting applications for the third cohort in its Social Innovation Scholars Program starting in spring 2015. Offered through its ARHU Center for Synergy, the program is an opportunity for students, regardless of major, to work closely with a faculty mentor and a non-profit organization to learn how to develop and implement a strategy for social innovation in a cause they care about.

They are looking for students who can research and develop useful strategies. Each student works with a different organization in a customized program. Over the course of a calendar year, scholars research, design and implement their own innovative solution to the organization’s challenges.

Applications are being reviewed from November 20 to December 8 or until filled. This program is open to all UM students, regardless of major.

If interested, please email Ms. Ashley Richerson Miller at by December 8 with your application form, essay, resume and nomination letter. Finalists will be interviewed.

Space is limited so act fast! This is a great opportunity to work with a faculty member and build your resume!

Culture, Art, & Stage Features in Chinese Opera

When : Monday, November 17, 2014 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Where : St. Mary’s Multipurpose Room (0105)

This Monday there will be a lecture/workshop by the award winning Chinese opera artist Qi Aiyun! The lecture will be in Chinese with English translation. Ms. Qi will demonstrate movements in the opera, show several short recordings, and also sing and act in live!


For more information, contact:

Phoenix Liu

Language House-SLLC

+1 301 405 6996

Job Posting!

Stamp Special Events is currently recruiting four undergraduate students to join their team! The positions are for Undergraduate Programming Assistants!

The Undergraduate Programming Assistants (UPAs) are a group of four undergraduate students who work collaboratively with the Stamp Special Events Coordinator and Graduate Assistant in order to plan and execute events hosted by the department. The Undergraduate Programming Assistants will also serve as officers on the Student Homecoming Committee. These positions are open to all undergraduate students, but may be of special interest to students interested in marketing, event planning, and project management.

UPAs are expected to work 10 hours a week in the office during the spring 2015, summer 2015, and fall 2015 semesters. This is a paid position, with each UPA earning $800 per semester (spring, summer, fall).

For more information and to apply, click here. Applications are due at 5pm on Wednesday, November 19.

Questions? Email