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Mar 27, 2020

Acquire Data Science Skills for graduate school and the workforce by enrolling in PSYC 417 for Fall 2020! Fulfills a Theme I and/or 400 level lab requirement!

PSYC417 Introduction to Programming and Advanced Data Analysis for Non-Quantitative Majors
MW 1:00pm - 3:00pm
4 credits and fulfills 400 Level Lab Requirement
Prerequisites: Calculus or Elementary Calculus and PSYC 300
Instructor: Dr. Alec Solway

Fulfills Theme I and/or 400 Level Lab Requirement

A large number of industry and academic jobs require basic programming and data analysis skills. This class provides an introduction to
both. Students will learn the two most widely used programming languages in data science: R and Python. The course starts from scratch, and no previous programming background is assumed. Basic statistical techniques and advanced topics from a computational perspective will be addressed in the context of both toy data that students simulate
themselves as well as real world data sets. The class is highly
hands-on and has a heavy in-class and out-of-class project
component. The overall focus is on application and execution over
theory, which is introduced only at a high level where needed.

Virtual Career Support through the University Career Center!

University Career Center @ BSOS Offers 
Virtual Support
10 Career-Related Tasks You Can Accomplish Virtually

We know that for many people, semester plans have changed and there are lots of questions and much uncertainty around the future. The University Career Center is here to support you through career development during a challenging time.

Options for students seeking career/internship guidance:

Spring 2020 Internships
If you have questions about your spring 2020 internship, please review this resource.

Intern For A Day
If you participated in the IFAD orientations, you will be receiving an email with instructions shortly. This program has been postponed for spring 2020. 

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Virtual Interview Workshop, March 31 | 4:30-5:30 pm
Join us for a Virtual Interviewing Workshop to learn how to prepare and ace these types of interviews! Virtual Interviews are used by Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, GEICO, IBM and others, so make sure you're aware of how to succeed!

Managing Stress During the Job Search Process an an International Student, April 3 | 2-3 pm
This workshop will focus on strategies that students can use to manage stress, and provide tools to keep students focused and empowered.

Psychology Graduate School Virtual Fair, April 7 | 11 am-3:30 pm
Prospective Students Meet Psychology Schools Real-time. Engage with faculty, students and admissions representatives.

Hire Big Ten Plus Virtual Career Fair, April 14 | 11 am-2 pm
Meet top employers in an online environment and discover new opportunities.

Attend the Psychology Graduate School Virtual Fair on Tuesday, April 7th!

Psychology Graduate School Virtual Fair
Tuesday, April 7th
11:00 am-3:00 pm
List of Colleges/Universities and Programs

Prospective Students Meet Psychology Schools Real-time. Engage with faculty, students and admissions representatives. The Virtual Fair is free to interested students.

RA Positions with the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention!

Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention
General RA Position HERE
Communications RA Position HERE

The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) is seeking candidates for two research assistant positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. Research Assistants are expected to work at CECEI approximately 10 hours per week and enroll in an independent study for which their work will count for course credit.

Mar 26, 2020

Important announcement regarding Spring 2020 Grading Policy Change

Spring 2020 Grading Policy Change
More information HERE

-All undergraduate courses in spring 2020 will be graded pass/fail unless the student elects to receive an earned grade for the course.
-Students will have the opportunity to choose to receive an earned letter grade in each class and may make that choice until the last day of spring semester classes. A new website is being created for this purpose.
-The limit on pass/fail credits for the semester will be waived. Spring 2020 pass/fail courses will not count against the 12-credit pass/fail limit in a student?s overall record.
-The requirement for a C-minus or better in major, concentration, and Academic Writing courses will be waived for the semester.
-The requirement that General Education courses be graded will also be waived.
Students on academic probation who do not elect to accept course grades will be continued to the next semester, since they cannot bring up their GPA with P grades.
-The university moving to P/F grades will not jeopardize a student's financial aid eligibility.

Mar 25, 2020

New Neuroscience Major begins Fall 2020! Learn more by attending an online information session!

Neuroscience Major Information Sessions
April 1st 2:30 pm EST
April 17th  2:00 pm EST
April 30th  5:00 pm EST
Flyer HERE

Interested in learning more about the Neuroscience major?

Join the Neuroscience Advising Team for a virtual information session via Zoom!

April 1 @ 2:30PM EST
April 17 @ 2:00PM EST
April 30 @ 1:00PM EST

Please register for a session using Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions for connecting to the Zoom meeting.

Summer/Fall 2020 RA positions with the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab!

Research Assistant Positions
Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab
Summer 2020/Fall 2020

The Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL) provides high-quality, low-cost counseling and psychotherapy to adults in the Prince George's, Montgomery County, and Washington, D.C. area. Treatment focuses on insight and understanding difficulties in relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and meaning of life. Research conducted in the lab aims to study the effectiveness of psychotherapy. The lab is looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants for the Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. 

How To Apply:
If interested please complete the application HERE and email your completed application with your resume, Unofficial Transcript, Student Schedule for semesters applying and other availability to Morgan Anvari at and cc Vardaan Dua at

Mar 24, 2020

Full-time Literacy Tutor positions!

The Literacy Lab works to close the achievement 
gap by providing 
pre-K and elementary schools with evidence-based literacy intervention, full-time literacy tutors to implement the model, and assessment tools and a coaching support structure that ensures the success of the program and students. If you have an interest in education, non-profits, social justice, or community empowerment, we encourage you to consider our one-year program!

We are hiring tutors for the 2020-21 school year beginning in August 2020. Because of class cancellations and distance learning, we anticipate many students may be struggling to connect with employers and feeling anxious, and therefore we are offering to connect virtually with any interested individuals and will begin hosting webinars three times a week.

RSVP for a Webinar!

Apply for a Summer START Internship! Deadline is this Sunday 3/29!

Summer 2020 Internship Program
The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
Final Deadline: March 29, 2020
More Information

Below is a list of opportunities available for the Summer 2020 Semester. Please visit our website for detailed project descriptions and more information, and to access the fall application forms:

-Communications or Multimedia Internships
-Cultural Assessment of Nuclear Intentions of Over-the-Horizon Countries
-Geo-profiling Risk Assessment in the United States-Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Internships
-International Communication and Negotiation Simulations Project (ICONS)
-Sociopolitical Narratives and Emotions in Eastern European Social Media
-State Department/START Internship
-Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT): Advanced Research Internship
-Understanding Domestic Realization

-Have a good academic record.
-Demonstrate an interest in the subject matter.
-Be able to complete their internship work hours on site at START.
-Agree to attend orientation and training.
-Submit an application by the deadline, all application packets must include:
-A complete application for the correct semester (available at,
-One Page Resume, Cover Letter,Writing Sample, and Unofficial Transcripts from most recent institution.

Each project may have additional requirements, including minimum credit hours, preferred majors and compulsory meeting times.

How to Apply:
SUMMER 2020:
Final application deadline: Sunday, March 29, 2020; 11:59pm

For more information about the projects, requirements and for the application forms visit:

Questions? Attend a Virtual Information Session!
START’s Experiential Education Specialist, Eva Coll, who will discuss how the internship program currently works, what students or recent graduates have to gain from their experience in the program, application requirements, and the projects offered within the center that interns will be working on.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 1-2 p.m.
Monday, March 9, 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18, 2-3 p.m.

Register through the START website here.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair! Wednesday March 25th 1:00-7:00 pm!

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, you can meet representatives from ten U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2020 Spring Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair. Reserve your spot today!

From the comfort of your computer or mobile device, you can:
-Visit agency booths to explore available job opportunities
-Chat with recruiters and subject matter experts
-Learn about internships and other student opportunities

Who will be there?
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Defense CounterIntelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (DHS I&A)
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

Mar 23, 2020

PSYC Terp Research Fair moved to online/virtual format! Poster submission deadline extended to Wednesday, April 1st!

Please note that the PSYC Terp Research Fair will be 
moved to a virtual format. Details will be shared in the coming weeks. Please encourage your undergraduate students to submit their research.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, April 1 at 11:59 pm and presenters will be notified whether their posters are accepted on Friday, April 3rd. We encourage every lab to present at least one poster, each honors student to present a poster, and PREP students to submit at least one poster. Please click here to submit a poster for presentation. **Please note: Preference will be given to first author PSYC students. PSYC students must be authors on the poster.**

Students can nominate their faculty mentor for the Outstanding Faculty Research Mentor Award by clicking here. Additionally, a team of faculty and advisors will select posters to be awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze, and People's Choice Awards.

Mar 20, 2020

Campus Pantry open today, Friday 3/20!

The Campus Pantry will be 
OPEN today, 3/20, in the ground floor of the Health Center, from 10 am - 3 pm.  

All students and staff can stay up to date with the Pantry's hours during the ongoing COVID-19 response by checking our website:

Mar 19, 2020

Counseling Center Teleservices!

The Counseling Center is committed to 
ensuring that students are cared for during 
this time of uncertainty caused by COVID-19. The center is also committed to ensuring a seamless transition to teleservices (primary mode of service provision going forward) as the university shifts to an online environment in the coming weeks.

The center will start providing all of its services virtually / remotely (no in-person appointments) via phone or teletherapy platforms such as Zoom starting Monday, March 23, 2020.

Counseling Services
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. ( Monday through Friday)
After-Hours Crisis Support Phone Services: 4:30 pm to 8:30 am weekdays, 24 hours/day over the weekend
Phone Number: (301) 314-7651.

Accessibility and Disability Services
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
Phone Number: (301) 314-7682.

Testing Office
Closed until further notice

Please take good care of yourself and follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of infections. If you need additional information about the university’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Coronavirus Information website.

Mar 18, 2020

Drop with a W Deadline Extended to May 12th!

Spring 2020
Drop with a W Deadline extended to May 12, 2020

In light of course progress needs arising from the COVID-19 fallout, please be advised that the Provost has approved to move the deadline for students to Drop with a “W” this Spring 2020 semester from April 10 to May 12.

Mar 12, 2020

Important: PSYC Advising will be handled remotely until further notice.

PSYC advising will be handled remotely 
until further notice.
According to the most recent statement released by the University of Maryland, the University will have reduced operations the week of March 23, 2020, and will be moving to an online environment starting March 30, 2020 and continuing at least to April 10, 2020. PSYC Advisors will be available remotely during our regular office hours 8:30 am - 4:30 pm weekdays beginning Wednesday, March 18 (subject to change). Please email for questions or to arrange a virtual appointment.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Stay safe PSYC Terps!