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Getting Started with ELMS: Six Easy Steps for Success

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center, Room 1103

In this new workshop format, we will first orient instructors to the ELMS environment by presenting strategies and best practices for quickly customizing an ELMS space to get it up and running. The last portion of the workshop will be hands-on and participants will have a chance to experiement with implementing the tools learned into their own course spaces.

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Publish the courseIn this new workshop format, we will first orient instructors to the ELMS environment by presenting strategies and best practices for quickly customizing an ELMS space to get it up and running. The last portion of the workshop will be hands-on and participants will have a chance to experiement with implementing the tools learned into their own course spaces.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

Upload a file
Manage the syllabus
Create a simple assignment
Create an announcement
Manage the navigation menu
Publish the course

Do Good Dialogue: Music for Peaceful Understanding

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

MilkBoy ArtHouse 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park, Maryland 20740

Rahim AlHaj is an Iraqi-born musician and composer who was forced to leave Iraq in 1991 due to his activism against the Saddam Hussein regime. He has been living as a political refugee in Albuquerque since 2000 and has been promoting peaceful understanding between the US and Iraq through speaking, performing and writing. Join us as Rahim is interviewed by artist and activist Anas "Andy" Shallal as they discuss pathways to peace.

The Challenges of Age-Related Hearing Loss Lecture

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Tawes Hall, Room 0320

The next presentation in this year's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series will be given by Professor Sandra Gordon-Salant from the Hearing and Speech Sciences Department in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She will present "Golden Years, Golden Ears: The Challenges of Age-Related Hearing Loss." The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lectures are given by faculty members who are being honored for their outstanding accomplishments in both scholarship and teaching. Besides Dr. Gordon-Salant, this year's honorees are Professors Karen Carleton, Jonathan Katz, Jennifer Rice, Rajshree Agarwal and Srinivasa Raghavan.

OxfamUMD Hunger Banquet

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Maryland Hillel 7612 Mowatt Ln, College Park, MD 20740

An interactive dinner that provides participants with first-hand experience of the issues that people face across the globe, depending on their socioeconomic status.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Win prizes
- Listen to incredible speakers who are experts on the subjects of food scarcity, refugee issues, and conflict resolution
- Conduct easy and effective actions to assist refugees and people suffering from global emergencies
- Meet other students on campus who feel passionately about humanitarian issues
- Eat great food!

Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

Location: Tawes Hall

Migration(s) of various sorts -- of people, information, political, religious, and cultural movements -- have long transformed the periods, places, and paradigm sin which they occur. Recent Scholarship has underlined the fundamental importance of migrations in context, these historic migrations also provide much -needed perspective on the migrations our world is currently experiencing. This weekend-long conference welcomes scholars and advanced graduate students from across disciplines to consider migration(s) in the medieval, early modern and present world.

"Thank You for Being Late" Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center, Room 0202

Thomas L. Friedman will discuss his most recent book, Thank You for Being Late, on November 8 at the University of Maryland. He will speak about the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and will explain how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet's three largest forces "Moore's Law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)” are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The event is sponsored by the College Park Business, Society & the Economy Scholars Program and the Center for International Business Education and Research. RSVP and learn more by visiting go.umd.edu/tfriedman.

Self-Advocacy in Transition: Embracing Neurodiversity in College and Beyond

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Lefrak Hall, Room 0135

Reid Caplan will discuss the challenges autistic individuals face when transitioning to higher education, and how the ideas of the self-advocacy and neurodiversity movements can be used to address these challenges. He will also share resources that autistic people can use to prepare for college, employment, and independent living. 

About the speaker: Reid Caplan works for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. As ASAN's Leadership Programs Coordinator, he organizes self-advocacy trainings for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is especially passionate about improving access to resources for disabled students in higher education.

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:15am

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:20 AM

On October 19th, at approximately 9:05 a.m., the UMD campus community will receive an UMD Alert via e-mail. The purpose of this UMD Alert is to educate our community on earthquake preparedness and protective actions, as well as to give the university another opportunity to test our alert and notifications system. As we reflect on recent major earthquakes in Mexico and South of the Figi Islands, it is critical that we know how to protect ourselves.

To protect yourself, there are three easy steps.
1) Drop, 2) Cover, and 3) Hold on!

For more information regarding the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill, please visit www.prepare.umd.edu/shakeout

Gravitational Waves Seminar

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Physical Sciences Complex, Lobby

Join us for a seminar that will broadly highlight the scientific implications of the important new discoveries in the ongoing search for gravitation waves that were announced during a press conference at 10 a.m. This discussion will be hosted by the Joint Space-Science Institute and will include speakers from the Department of Physics, Department of Astronomy and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

(You can also join us at 10 a.m. in the Physical Sciences Complex lobby as we watch the press conference live.)

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