Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Smith Minor Program Applications *Now Open*

The Smith Business Minor program has officially opened their applications for student interested in pursuing a minor in General Business, Business Analytics, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

If students have any questions, please visit go.umd.edu/smithminors or email smithminors@rhsmith.umd.edu.

Monday, December 9, 2019

APS Study Session - open to all CCJS majors


Alpha Phi Sigma will be hosting a study session for all CCJS majors on Reading Day. This will be a space for CCJS majors to help each other out with courses and have a quiet place to study.

When: December 10 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: McKeldin 2213

Spots will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so come early!

Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission seeking Researcher/Writer/Editor

Researcher/Writer/Editor
Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission

Overview
The Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission (WHDPC) is a bipartisan, independent entity created by Congress to evaluate US counternarcotics policies in Latin America and the Caribbean and provide concrete, actionable recommendations for improvement.

Our legislation instructs us to examine a variety of issues – from interdiction to money laundering, eradication to alternative development, police reform to violence prevention. Our goal is to find better ways to reduce illicit drug supply while also addressing the damage and violence associated with drug trafficking and abuse. We must identify which programs work and which don’t, which should be strengthened and sustained, and which should be modified or eliminated. 

We are looking for an experienced researcher/writer/editor to help our small team prepare the comprehensive review that we must present to Congress and the White House by the end of 2020. 

The position will end when the Commission wraps up operations in early 2021, but it offers a unique opportunity for an up-and-coming scholar, a veteran practitioner, or a seasoned journalist to do in-depth research into complex, controversial policies that  affect lives and livelihoods throughout the United States and Latin America.


Qualifications
Responsibilities
  • Qualitative and quantitative research into US counternarcotics policy, using a variety of sources including agency and program budgets, indicators of performance and effectiveness, program evaluations, academic literature, and media reports;
  • Drafting background briefing papers, memos, and analysis;
  • Preparing charts, tables, and simple graphics;
  • Editing and fact-checking staff and consultant policy papers or reports;
  • Helping WHDPC staff and consultants with general research and administrative tasks;
  • Keeping track of news developments and relevant research.

Qualifications
  • Demonstrated interest in counternarcotics policy, development programs, or security sector reform, especially in Latin America;
  • Fluency in Spanish;
  • Exceptional research, writing, and editing skills;
  • Quantitative expertise, including professional or academic work in economics or statistics;
  • Ability to work under pressure and on deadline.

Application instructions
How to apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, two references, and two writing samples (totaling no more than 20 pages) to Edward.Gracia@WHDPC.gov. Please indicate that you found this position on www.GlobalJobs.org in your application.  We will also ask top candidates to take a short editing test. We will review applications until the job is filled, which we hope to do quickly.

Investigative Analyst Job Opportunity - Department of Health and Human Services

Image result for dhhsPosition: Investigative Analyst (Recent Graduate)  GS-1805-7/9

Organizational Location: Office of Investigations - Department of Health and Human Services

Duty Station: Washington DC

Who May Apply: Recent Graduates who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Opening period:  Monday, December 9, 2019 through Friday, December 13, 2019.  The job will close when 50 applications have been received.  

Link:  HHS-OIG-RG-7/9-DE-10637681

The Haven - Support Services and Winter Break Programming

The Haven is committed to supporting students that may be experiencing substance use and mental health challenges through their outpatient programs and peer-driven recovery meetings and community. They will be OPEN throughout Winter Break!  Posted below is a group schedule and activity calendar. 

 All clinical services are covered by most insurances out-of-network. For more information or to make referrals, please call the Haven at 301-329-5885. 

Recovery Meetings and Support Groups: 
All inclusive student led Recovery meetings hosted at the Haven Outpatient Center, 7207 Baltimore Ave, College Park 20740. For more info, please call 301-329-5885.

  • Marijuana Anonymous Meeting: Friday 8:30PM
  • All Recovery Meeting: Saturday 7:30PM 
  • Yoga & Mindfulness Meeting: Tuesday 5:30PM
  • All students are welcome to come enjoy free wifi, study space, coffee & snacks throughout finals in our Drop In Space! We will be open after 5pm

Please note that you do not have to be enrolled in Intensive Outpatient Programming at The Haven to participate in weekly open meetings or join for our Winter Session activities!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Open Spring 2020 Class - HIST 429F


Looking for another Spring 2020 class?  Consider registering for HIST 429F  Special Topics in History; MAC to Millennium: History of the University of Maryland.  

Through extensive use of primary documents, students will gain an overview of the history of UMD, from its founding in 1856 to the present day.

The class meets Thursdays from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM in HBK 3210.  There are no prerequisites; the class is open to all majors.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

BSOS College Scholarships - Applications Now Open


The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a variety of scholarships to current students! Before submitting your application, make sure to review each scholarship's unique eligibility criteria. To explore all of our scholarships, and determine which best suit you, please visit this link.

Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are due on February 10, 2020 by 9:00 AM

Questions regarding the scholarships or the application process can be e-mailed to: bsos-scholarships@umd.edu.