Federal Research Update Webinar Open House (10/29-11/2)

This webinar conference will be held beginning Monday, 10/29/12, through Friday 11/2/12. These sessions are being offered in an open house format, as not all talks will be relevant to all areas. Please join us for the sessions relevant to your area. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 29, 2012 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ENG 023 11-3:30 & ITE 456 3:30pm-5pm(DOE Session Only)
11:00am Kei Koizumi, Assistant Director for Federal R&D, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on the President’s priorities and budget requests for research (confirmed)
12:30am Shai Akabas, Senior Policy Analyst with the Bipartisan Policy Center, on anticipated effects of budget sequestration (confirmed)
2:00pm John Frazier Glenn, Principal Assistant for Research and Technology HQ, Army Medical Research & Materiel Command, on research and budget priorities (confirmed)
3:30pm Harriet Kung, Director of Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy Office of Science, on DOE budget priorities for research (confirmed)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Commons 329 
11:00am Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health, on NIH research and budget priorities (confirmed)
12:30am Emily Linde and Scott Cooper, NIH, on updates of NIH grants policies and procedures (confirmed)
2:00pm David Han, Deputy Director of Research in the Office of Naval Research, on ONR research and budget priorities (confirmed)
3:30pm Jeremy Leffler, Outreach Specialist in the Policy Office within the Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management, on updates of NSF grants policies and procedures (confirmed)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ENG 023
11:00 a.m. Elizabeth Albro, Associate Commissioner for Teaching and Learning, National Center for Education Research, Department of Education, on ED budget priorities for research (confirmed)
12:30 a.m. Elizabeth Albro, Associate Commissioner for Teaching and Learning, National Center for Education Research, Department of Education, on updates of ED grants policies and procedures (confirmed)
2:00 p.m. Mark Poth, Director, Bioenergy Division in the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment within the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the USDA, on NIFA budget priorities for research as well as updates on grants policies and procedures (confirmed)
3:30 p.m. Michael Sieverts, Director, National Science Foundation Budget Division, on NSF research and budget priorities (confirmed)

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ENG 023 
11:00 a.m. Michael Nelson, Associate Administrator, Office of Federal Assistance Management, Health Resources and Services Administration, on HRSA research and budget priorities (confirmed)
12:30 a.m. Thomas Russell, Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (confirmed) 

Friday, November 2, 2012, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ENG 023
11:00 a.m. Nadina Gardner, Director, Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities, on NEH budget priorities and updates to grants policies and procedures (confirmed)
12:30 a.m. Carolyn Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, on AHRQ research and budget priorities (confirmed)
2:00 p.m. David Shillcut, Public Health Analyst, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, on SAMHSA research and budget priorities (confirmed)


Post-Election Forum (11/8)

The campaigns, the candidates, the voters, the outcome…

2012 Post Election Forum—What Happened and Why?

Join experienced political analysts for an informed and engaging discussion about the election—campaign strategy, key issues and voter turnout.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4 p.m., Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

  • Donald F. Norris, Professor and Chair, Department of Public Policy and Director, Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research
  • Thomas F. Schaller, Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Annie Linskey, State Politics and Government Reporter, The Baltimore Sun

A Social Sciences Forum, sponsored by the Department of Public Policy and the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research.

Faculty Training for FYI Test Pilot

Hands-on training for faculty participating in the new online First Year Intervention pilot test will be held on the following dates and times: 

Tuesday, 10/16 from 12-1 p.m. Place: ENG 025
Thursday 10/18 from 1-2 p.m. Place: ENG 025
Wednesday 10/24 from 10-11 a.m. Place; ENG 025
Thursday 10/25 from 2-3 p.m. Place: ENG )25

Only 14 places open per session so be sure to sign-up early at www.umbc.edu/training.

GES Seminar – Spatial Modeling to Predict Stream Sensivitivy to Climate Change (10/17)

The Geography and Environmental Systems department presents our fourth seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year, presented by Dr. Nathaniel Hitt of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Leetown Science Center. Dr. Turner’s seminar is entitled, “Spatial Modeling to Predict Stream Sensitivity to Climate Change.”

The seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 17, at noon, in Sondheim 001.

For more information, contact Andrew Miller at miller@umbc.edu.