The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
                    Maryland Day 2019 Events

 

 

Come and join the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences on Maryland Day 2019, Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., in a free, fun-filled day of learning, exploration and discovery on the campus of the University of Maryland College Park.  Explore Our World of Fearless Ideas. Visit the Official Maryland Day website for additional general information.

Among the more that 400 events taking place on campus for Maryland Day, be sure to visit the BSOS events on McKeldin Mall:

 

Archaeology Along the Underground Railroad (Anthropology)

The Maryland State Highway Administration employs archaeologists and architectural historians who manage historic sites along our road systems. Learn from Department of Anthropology faculty and students about a recent discovery by using virtual reality glasses! Artifacts from the Bush Tavern in Harford County will also be on display, along with a ceramic mending station.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0101

 

Arts and Crafts With BSOS (BSOS Dean's Office)

Join the BSOS ambassadors to make tissue flower crafts!

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0102

 

Be a Cartographer (Geographical Sciences)

Do you like maps? Are you interested in learning about how they're created? The Center for Geospatial Information Science invites children and teens to test their mapping skills with tablet-based GIS games, while adults can learn more about the online professional master's degree in geospatial intelligence.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2111

 

Be the Solution Pledge (BSOS Dean's Office)

From faculty and staff members to students to alumni and donors, each individual in the BSOS community seeks to Be the Solution to the world’s great challenges. The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences make a difference by enhancing international relations, advancing global sustainability, understanding societies and cultures, and improving the human condition. Share how you will Be the Solution in your community!

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2141K

 

BSOS Alumni Network (Alumni and Donor Relations)

The BSOS Alumni Network invites you to learn about upcoming activities, events and volunteer opportunities—and to continue building lasting connections with its community.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0102

 

Building Bridges Across Divides (Baha'i Chair for World Peace)

How can you help build bridges across divides within your community? Visitors each get a brick to write down ways they bridge divides, then the bricks will be added to an outline drawing of a bridge to help create a visual demonstration.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2141

 

Change the World: Explore Government and Politics (Government and Politics)

The Department of Government and Politics offers individuals the tools and information they need to change the world by improving the quality of their government—and thus their lives. It also provides the expertise and data for policymakers to address social problems and societal conflicts both domestic and international.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 1108

 

Cornhole with the BSOS Dean's Office (BSOS Dean's Office)

Play cornhole with Dean's Student Advisory Council members in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0102

 

Design a Turtle with BSOS (BSOS Dean's Office)

Join advisers from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences to design a turtle craft and get information about the college, advising, majors and requirements. 

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0111

 

DIY Photo Booth (BSOS External Relations)

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences has the backgrounds and the props. You bring the smiles, poses and your camera or smartphone. Capture memories of Maryland Day, and send your favorite photos to facebook.com/bsosumd, Instagram and Twitter @bsosumd.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0111

 

Get to Know the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS Dean's Office)

Meet deans, academic advisers, students and alumni and learn how the college fulfills its mission to Be the Solution to the world's great challenges.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2141K

 

Global Trivia (Global Communities)

Participate in Global Communities' global trivia. Winners will be awarded prizes.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2103

 

Hearing Screenings (Hearing and Speech)

Are you interested in getting your hearing tested? The UMD chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology offers hearing screenings.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0130

 

Help Humanitarians Map a Better Community (Geographical Sciences)

Missing Maps is a collaborative effort to put the world's vulnerable people on the map—and you can help by tracing buildings using satellite imagery. No prior mapping experience is needed. Plan to stay at least 20 minutes—or all day—and map to your heart's content.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2111

 

Investigate Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Test your knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 1101

 

Investigate Sociology: The Science of Our Lives (Sociology)

The Department of Sociology presents a variety of sociological games and interactions for young adults and parents and tests your knowledge about careers in sociology. Attendees can read and learn from poster presentations that demonstrate the impact of sociological research.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 1132

 

Language Fun (Maryland Language Science Center)

Learn to "talk Terp" with the Maryland Language Science Center Learning to Talk Lab.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0111

 

Let Your Voice Be Heard: 200th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment (African American Studies)

The 15th Amendment declares the right of American citizens to vote "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." Explore the history of voting within the African-American community and  the current state of voting rights in America through games and thought-provoking activities.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 1132

 

Live, Serve and Learn with CIVICUS (CIVICUS)

Play games and win prizes with CIVICUS, a living-learning program that helps first- and second-year students become engaged citizens through a focus on community service-learning and civic engagement.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2141

 

Neuroplasticity Research Center Activities (Hearing and Speech)

Enjoy interactive demonstrations of listening experiments, displays and information about hearing with the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0130

 

Pioneering Women Trivia, Make Your Own Poem (Gibran)

Play "Women as Partners in Progress" trivia, in which you get rewards for points you earn answering questions about women pioneers from the Middle East. And use an interactive board to put words together and make poetic magic happen.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 1108

 

PSYChed Out! (Psychology)

Advisers and undergraduate program managers provide information about the psychology program and host games related to psychology.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 1102

 

Research Games for Kids (Infant and Child Studies)

The Infant and Child Studies Consortium hosts a variety of research games, such as watching videos on tablets, listening to stories and playing with our researchers. The games take between five and 10 minutes.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2106

 

Scholarship to Advance Peace (Sadat)

Children can make a peace dove to take home and all guests can play a quick game in order to enter a raffle for a signed book by Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, as they learn about the chair and the UMD Critical Issues Poll.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 1108

 

Take a Break Tent for Families (Infant and Child Studies)

The Infant and Child Studies Consortium offers parents with infants and young children an opportunity to take a break from the sun and fun. Activities for children include playing with bubbles, coloring and making brain hats. A changing table will also be available.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2106

 

The Newly Teen Game: How Well Do You Know Your Family? (Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program Lab)

The Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program Lab hosts this spin on the old "Newlywed Game," this time providing a series of revealing questions to determine how well children and parents know each other. 

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 3100

 

Understanding Risk Aversion (Economics)

Understanding risk aversion is important to understanding the decisions people make about investments, savings and consumption. One way that economists measure risk aversion is through incentivized games. The Economics Association of Maryland invites visitors to play such a game, choosing between six lotteries, each representing a different level of risk and with a different payout.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0111

 

Voice Screening and Vocal Health Education (National Student Speech Hearing and Language Association)

Graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences administer voice screening to adults with a clinical supervisor, Kristin Slawson. They will also provide information about its services and on good vocal hygiene practices.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0130

 

Wake Up Your Senses (University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium)

Children can discover their senses of touch, sight and sound through games and activities.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0111

 

Wheel of Judgment (MLAW)

Spin the trivia wheel with MLAW: Undergraduate Law Programs at Maryland, and get a prize if you correctly answer questions about U.S. law, the constitution and legal figures of significance.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 2111

 

Zooarchaeology and Flint-knapping (Anthropology)

Zooarchaeology is the analysis of animal bones found at archaeological sites. Join faculty in a demonstration of flint-knapping, the art of making stone tools like arrowheads and knives, and take part in a hands-on exercise.

Rain Location: Tydings Hall 0101