Events

Attend seminars, network with professionals, and more!

So many things are happening on campus. Get details about events, panels, workshops, and fun activities of interest to English majors. For a full list of events happening at UMD visit the Campus Calendar.

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Various Events throughout November
  • Native Roots monologues ft. Xemi Tapepechul
  • "Warrior Women"Screening & Talk with Activist Marcella Gilbert & Co-Director Elizabeth Castle
  • Full list of events here
2020 Maryland Summer Scholars Program Information Sessions
The Maryland Summer Scholars Programs has opportunities for UMD undergraduates to spend much of the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research, scholarly, or artistic projects. The MSS program provides awards of $3,000 to approximately 25-30 undergraduates each summer. RVSP to come to one of the information sessions at 1201 Marie Mount Hall:
  • Monday, November 11 at 10:00am
  • Monday, November 11 at 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 13 at 12:30pm
  • Thursday, November 14 at 2:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 20 at 1:00pm
  • Thursday, November 21 at 12:00pm (noon)
  • Thursday, November 21 at 3:00pm
  • Friday, November 22 at 11:00am
  • Friday, November 22 at 12:30pm

Midwest Law School Virtual Fair 
Wed, Nov 13 | 11am-3pm | Virtual Event
Planning to apply to Law School in the Midwest? The Virtual Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from law schools across the Midwest in this live online event.

MLaw Career Conversation Series
Wed, Nov 13 | 12:30-1:30pm | 1117 Chincoteague Hall, MLaw Conference Room
Jeremy Rachlin '02 (BA, PSYC) and '06 (JD, Carey School) who is a Principal at Bulman, Dunie, Burke & Feld, CHTD in Bethesda, MD. Jeremy specializes in estate planning, probate, trust administration, and civil and commercial litigation. He represents and advises businesses, individuals, will and trust beneficiaries, and Trustees, Executors, and other fiduciaries. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the Montgomery County Bar Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Montgomery County Inn of Court.

Katharina Luther, When Poetry Speaks Back: Producing Material Resonance and Relationality in Denise Riley’s Say Something Back
Wed, Nov 13 | 3:30-5pm | 2115 Tawes Hall 
Katharina Luther is our Fall 2019 Visiting Professor from the University of Tübingen, where she is affiliated with the Departments of English Literature and Gender Studies. Her fields of interest and research include, New Materialism(s), Object & Thing Theory, Philosophy of Science, Nature Writing, Environmental Criticism, Body Studies, and Contemporary Poetry, Modern & Contemporary English Literature. 

The Weight of Honor Film Screening & Panel Discussion 
Wed, Nov 13 | 6pm | Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union 

A panel discussion will follow the screening with the documentary's director, Stephanie Seldin Howard, and special guest, Timothy Brown—President of Georgetown University's Student Veteran Association and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. Mr. Brown will speak on his experience with rehabilitation after his wounds sustained in combat. The panel discussion will be chaired by our very own Director of STAMP, Dr. Marsha Guenzler-Stevens.

Evaluating Job Offers and Salary Negotiations Workshop
Wed, Nov 13 | 5-6pm | UMD Career Center
Not sure which job offer to take? Wondering if or how you can negotiation for a higher salary? Then join us for a conversation on just that!

Teach English in France Information Session 
Wed, Nov 13 | 5-6pm | UMD Career Center
The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) is now hiring 1,200 Americans for 7-month paid teaching positions!

Information Sessions for Paid 2020 Research Opportunities
Dates vary | 1201 Marie Mount Hall | RVSP to ugresearch@umd.edu 

Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in PAID SUMMER 2020 research opportunities in life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or behavioral/social sciences? If so, RVSP now to attend an information session about research opportunities!

  • Monday, November 11 at 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13 at 1:00 
  • Thursday, November 14 at 12:00 noon
  • Friday, November 15 at 12:30 pm

Site Visit to Reuters
Fri, Jan 10 | Times to be Decided; 8am-5-pm | 1333 H St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005 | RVSP

Reuters is the world's largest news agency, with offices and multi-media operations around the world. Students will be allowed to observe the morning planning meeting, and meet with a cross-section of reporters, editors, producers and photographers in the newsroom, including TV, pictures and text. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and lunch will be provided. To RVSP, email eely@umd.edu and provide a brief statement as to why you are interested in this experience. If you RVSP, it is important that you follow through with the commitment. 

Made Possible by Viewers Like You: Maryland Public Television Turns 50
Sept 2019-July 2020 | Maryland Room Gallery, Hornbake Library 

In 2019, MPT celebrates its 50th anniversary with an exhibit that illustrates the station’s origins, showcases the best of its programs through artifacts and digitized videos, and gives visitors behind-the-scenes glimpses into the impressive array of ideas, people, and technology that have helped make MPT a national leader in public television and a treasured resource for the state.

Katherine Anne Porter: Correspondence from the Archives, 1912-1977
Online Hornbake Library Exhibition 
Features material from the Katherine Anne Porter holdings in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland. This material was digitized as part of the Katherine Anne Porter Correspondence Project. The project scope includes digital surrogates of approximately 3,800 articles of correspondence which spans the years of 1912-1977.

Johns Hopkins University’s Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium 
Fri, April 3-4 | Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD | Sign Up
The first nationwide symposium dedicated to undergraduate research in the humanities! Featuring a keynote by Pulitzer-winning author Anthony Doerr, original creative writing, or a graduate admissions workshop, networking, and a new Macbook raffle! This symposium provides hundreds of students across all fields of the humanities the opportunity to share their work in the professional presentation style most common to their fields. 

This is an edited page of event and activity postings maintained by the English Undergraduate Office. Opportunities listed do not constitute an endorsement by the University of Maryland English Undergraduate Office; screening has not taken place. Individuals are advised to make their own inquiries.