Since 1992, UMD has placed 397 global student teachers spanning five continents
and 31 countries. UMD student teachers have taught in Australia, Belize,
Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark,
England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New
Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Russia, Scotland, South Africa,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and Vietnam. Student teachers are
only placed at schools that speak English and the schools include British
International Schools as well as government, private, and church related
schools. The International School of Panama, King's College-Madrid, the
British International School of Shanghai, and Prague British School are
just a few schools where UMD students have taught. Because UMD sends such
a large number of students to student teach globally every year, UMD is
one of the leaders in providing global student teachers. All global student
teachers are assessed by a cooperating teacher and in many cases, a headmaster
or principal. For more information contact Jim Sersha at email@example.com.
WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
A UMD team in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering has received
a $200,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (Institutional Transformation
Planning (IT START) grant) over the next two years to conduct a program
to help women advance in science and engineering careers. UMD will improve
the representation and advancement of female faculty in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM). UMD will also provide leadership for other
institutions around the country looking to meet the same goal. The grant
was authored by McKnight Presidential Professor Vicki Hansen, Department
of Geological Sciences; together with Tim Holst, associate dean, Swenson
College of Science and Engineering; Deborah Petersen-Perlman, director,
Office of Equal Opportunity; and Bilin Tsai, professor, Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry.
HELLER HALL DISPLAYS
The Geological Sciences Department has two new displays on the first floor
of Heller Hall. One is a new mineral collection donated by Wendell Wilson.
The other is a global seismic monitoring station. There are three computer
displays in the cabinet and the lowest of these show earthquakes recorded
by a seismometer located in the basement of Heller Hall. Recently, UMD
recorded an earthquake that occurred near Vanuatu in the Pacific basin.
The earthquake was a magnitude 7 and occurred at a depth of over 100 km.
For more info contact Howard Mooers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Sharkey, 2006 UMD SCSE grad, was awarded a $275,000 prize from
Google in the Google Android Developer Challenge for his software application
“AndroidScan,” a bar-code scanning program.
HEALTH SERVICES DRILL
In August, UMD Health Services performed a drill to practice managing
a large volume of students accessing health services as a result of a
possible campus disaster. The process involved a table top discussion,
registering patients, using appropriate safety gear, and processing improvements
to streamline the process.
STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST
The UMD Library will hold its Student Video Contest for the second year.
The contest highlights student creativity and promotes the library. More
information, including a link to a page where you can see last year's
winning videos, is available at: http://www.d.umn.edu/lib/videocontest/
For info contact Rory Litwin at email@example.com.
COMMISSION ON WOMEN GRANTS
To further the Commission on Women’s mission to improve and enrich
the working and learning environments for UMD women, several grants of
up to $1000 are awarded each year. Grants may be awarded to individuals
or organizations seeking assistance in providing programs or activities
which directly benefit a broad group of women in the UMD community. A
wide range of activities have been funded.
Grant applications are available online at: http://www.d.umn.edu/comwomen/grant/grantrequestform.php
Small Grant applications (up to $300) will be evaluated as they are received
by the Commission on Women. Large Grant applications ($301-$1000) have
two deadlines: Nov. 14, 2008 and April 17, 2009. Applicants will be notified
within four weeks after the deadline.
For additional questions about Commission on Women grants, contact the
Grant Committee chair Joanne Itami at 218-726-6319 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the Commission on Women website at www.d.umn.edu/comwomen.
UMD Market Day in the Plaza is every Wed. thru Sept. 24 from 2 -
4:30 pm and features the farmer’s market, live music, artist’s booths,
UMD Stores sidewalk sales, penny-an-ounce fountain pop, and 1/2-price
coffee. (Beverage specials in UMD Stores only.) Dangers of a Jazz
Diet will be performing September 17, and Jamie Ness and Brad Nelson will
be performing September 24. Visit http://www.umdstores.com
or listen to KUMD 103.3 fm on Tues. mornings at 8:15 am to find out what’s
happening at Market Day in the Plaza each week. http://www.kumd.org.
A Brighter UMD Energy Event is in progress thru Sept. 26 in UMD Stores
Express. CFL light bulbs, desk lamps, table lamps, floor lamps, and more
are offerd by Minnesota Power. Minnesota Power will make a donation
to the U-Pass Program for every product purchased through Oct. 31.
Bring in the UMD reusable tote bag for 5% off an entire purchase from
Sept. 29 - Oct. 5. Offer excludes textbooks, electronics, and computer
products. UMD Stores will have totes available for purchase in all campus
Bring a UMD game ticket to UMD Stores during the UMD football, volleyball,
and soccer seasons, and get 20% off UMD Wear and Gifts. Restrictions apply.
Purchase a breast cancer awareness “pink ribbon” cap and UMD
Stores will donate a percentage from the sale of each cap to St. Luke’s
Regional Breast Center in Duluth, MN. For store hours, events, and merchandise
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