June’s relationship practice is “Lessons in Recalculation from our GPS” Click here for more information.
Who will win the People’s Choice Award? Cast your vote today!
This year the Homecoming Spirit Decorating Contest competition is fierce, with more than 30 offices, eight residential communities, and 10 student organizations participating. Online voting is now live and will be open until Tuesday, Oct. 8 at midnight.
The student organization Spirit Banners are being hung in the Commons today. Photos of the banners will be uploaded for online voting Monday morning at 10 am.
Winners of the Office Spirit Decorating competition will be announced at the Homecoming Faculty and Staff Social on Wednesday Oct. 9 from 5-6 p.m. in Flat Tuesdays. Winners of the Residence Hall and student organization banner competitions will be announced at the Bonfire on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at dusk on Erickson Field.
Get more information about Homecoming events and festivities at homecoming.umbc.edu.
CPR for the Healthcare Provider will be sponsored by the Department of Emergency Health Services on the following date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 5:30-10 p.m.
Registration fee is $85 for the full provider course; $70 for the renewal course. For further information, contact Danette McCoy at 410-455-3584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April’s new relationship practice is “Relationship wisdom from flash mobs.”
Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccuping, and Beyond by Robert Provine, professor of psychology, was reviewed in the UK’s Times Higher Education on November 15.
“Provine fearlessly explores the borderlands of scientific experimentation by studying these non-verbal outputs of the body, these behaviours that hardly any funding agency would consider serious subjects for enquiry and that would barely elicit interest beyond the Ig Nobel Prize judges. Incidentally, Provine surely deserves an Ig Nobel, because those awards are given for research that first makes people laugh and then makes them think. That is exactly what he has been doing for most of his scientific career, and that is probably what we should do here: laugh first and then think.”
Join the departments of American Studies, Asian Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies for “Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies,” a lecture by filmmaker and scholar Celine Parreñas Shimizu.
Several students have received Huayu Enrichment Scholarships (HES) from the Taiwan Ministry of Education to study Mandarin in Taiwan from June-August, 2012. The students are Niesha Watts ’14, applied linguistics; Amy Fowler ’12, Asian studies and interdisciplinary studies; Vadim Rubin ’10, history, and ’12 Asian studies; and Jillian Long ’13, Chinese.
Initial contact with the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representatives Office (TECRO) in Washington, D.C., was made by Eugene Schaffer, chair of education. The Asian studies program, including director Constantine Vaporis, organized an information session to inform students about the scholarships and to assist with the application process. Anna Shields, director of the honors college,William Brown, lecturer in Chinese, and Vaporis formed the selection committee.
The scholarships are being supplemented with funding from the offices of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Antonio Moreira and the Asian Studies Program.