Message from Graduate Admissions!

Melissa Nathanson is the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Bank Street College is a progressive graduate school of education that has been around since 1916. They offer master’s degrees for those who are interested in becoming classroom teachers or administrators.  They also offer programs that focus specifically on special education, bilingual education, museum education and teaching literacy.
You can learn more about the college at the Washington DC Idealist Graduate School Fair.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5-8pm
Washington Convention Center, Hall D
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
They have a number of different scholarships for minority students that would pay for a significant portion of the programs. They’re looking for great candidates that might fit the criteria for these scholarships.
More information about the graduate school can be found here.

Internship Opportunity: START

START (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) Countering Violent Extremism Fellowship (CVEF) 2015-2017

START’s Countering Violent Extremism Fellowship (CVEF), is a comprehensive, two-and-a-half -year program designed for four undergraduate students at the University of Maryland. Students will enter the program in the middle of their sophomore years, and the program will last through the end of their senior years. The program experiences are aimed at transitioning students from their undergraduate experiences to professional positions in the homeland security science and technology arena (HS-STEM), with particular emphasis on transitioning into positions related to countering violent extremism (CVE) programming and policy-making.

The four students selected to participate in this program will receive financial support, allowing students to focus their time and energies on their homeland-security studies and professional development, rather than having to take on part-time employment to ensure that they have sufficient funding for school-related costs. Each student selected for the program will receive:

  • Tuition and mandatory fees for two-and-a-half academic years beginning spring 2015 (five semesters, two summers, one winter)
  • Monthly stipend of $350 during the academic years of their fellowship;
  • Salary for two, 10-week summer research internships (one in Chicago and another at the Hedayah Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism in Dubai, United Arab Emirates) and summer housing and travel stipends totaling $18,000 ($7000 for summer 2015, $11,000 for summer 2016)
  • Support to attend the annual DHS Career Development Conference
  • Support to attend the START Annual Meeting.

In return for the generous support the CVEF students will receive, they will be required to maintain full-time student status throughout the duration of their participation in the program, participate in START programming designed to best prepare them for successful transitions to positions in the HS-STEM arena following graduation from UMD, and graduate with a Bachelors’ degree from the University of Maryland within one academic year of completing the CVEF program.

Deadline: Monday, November 10, 2014

Terps Against Sweatshops Campaign Kickoff

When : Monday, October 13, 2014 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where : Stamp Student Union : Caroll Room 2203

Please join the BSA and special guests, Julia Wang and Saurav Sarkar, in the kickoff for Terps Against Sweatshops campaign. In this event, there will be discussion on the impact of sweatshops in South Asia and how the students of UMD can make a tremendous difference for good.

There will also be discussion on future of this campaign and how students can get directly involved. By the end of this kickoff conference, attendees will be signing a letter to the University of Maryland administrators, which will ask UMD to either cut off ties with the sweatshops they are affiliated with, or force the sweatshops into giving their employees better working conditions.


Free Depression Screening

When : Thursday, October 09, 2014 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where : Health Center

The University Health Center is hosting Depression Screening Day on THURSDAY, October 9. This event is designed to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of depression and help UMD students, staff, and faculty take an active role in caring for their mental health.

On October 9, stop by Room 1150 of the Health Center to take an anonymous written depression screening assessment and speak with mental health professionals about counseling resources on campus. The event will take place between 11am and 2pm; attendees should anticipate spending about 20-30 minutes at the Health Center completing the screening. This event is FREE to UMD students, staff, and faculty.

For more information, contact:

Maureen Wimsatt

Health Center

+1 301 314 8106


Job Posting! Academic Lab Monitor Position

The ASCDU, in the University of Maryland, Department of Athletics, is looking for reliable and responsible individuals to monitor and serve as the Lab Monitor for the Academic Lab.

The Lab Monitor will maintain a study atmosphere in the lab, and will aid staff by performing office duties such as data entry, phones and other administrative projects as needed. Lab monitors should be personable and comfortable assuming leadership roles.

Registered Graduate students are preferred; would be required to work on Sunday afternoons and week nights between the hours of 2pm-10pm.

For more information, contact:

Courtney E Hoffmann


Job Posting! Do you read Japanese? The UMD Libraries have a job for you!

The Gordon W. Prange Collection is seeking a student assistant. If you read Japanese and are interested in working in the Libraries, please send a library application form to no later than Friday, October 10.

For more information, contact:

Amy Wasserstrom

Gordon W. Prange Collection

+1 301 405 9294