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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance Info Session

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is hosting an Information Session on Thursday October 8th about their new dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance program for ECON, GVPT, and Smith undergraduates.

When: 08 Oct 2015 06:00 PM
Where: Van Munching Hall, Room 1415

Click here* to register!

Visit R.H. Smith's website for additional information regarding the dual Bachelor's/Master of Finance program. For questions, contact the MBA/MS Admissions Office directly.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Apply to START’s Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dialogue (CRED) Fellowship

Have you ever wondered how communities respond to terrorism or work to prevent it? Are you interested in working to prevent radicalization and violent extremism in communities? Then START's Community Resilience, Engagement, and Dialogue (CRED) Fellowship, a comprehensive, two-and-a-half –year, program designed for 4 undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, may be for you! Students will enter the program in the middle of their sophomore years, and the program will last through the end of their senior years.  The program is designed to train students to work in homeland security-related positions, especially positions related to community engagement, community resilience, and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).

 Apply by 5pm on October 16, 2015

For more information visit

DNC Technology Internship

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Victimization and Expanding Rights Consciousness: A Conversation with Attorney Joel Feller ‘90

Event Date and TimeThursday, October 15, 2015- 9:30am to 10:45am
Location: Prince Georges Room, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland
Join the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and MLaw Programs on Wednesday, October 15 for a special event featuring Mr. Joel Feller '90, GVPT for his talk Victimization and Expanding Rights Consciousness. 
Mr. Feller is a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey, a nationally recognized law firm that handles all types of personal injury lawsuits. During his extensive career, Mr. Feller has built an impeccable reputation in the legal community where he is known as a tireless advocate for his clients and an exceptionally skilled litigator who can distill the most complex of issues into simple terms for a jury.
Mr. Feller gained national attention for successfully representing seven sexual assault victims of former football coach Jerry Sandusky in civil litigation against Penn State University. With more clients than any other single firm, Feller and Ross Feller Casey played an integral role in finalizing the $60 million global settlement with Penn State in August 2013.
Interested students may register here:

'The Bomb': A Panel Discussion

Join us Thursday, October 8th, from 1pm–2:30pm in the University of Maryland Art Gallery for ‘The Bomb’: A Panel Discussion. University of Maryland faculty members from the departments of Art, Government and Politics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, and Sociology will be on hand to discuss the subjects and themes of the current exhibition,Questioning the Bomb: History and Non-Proliferation. Featuring over 80 posters by internationally recognized designers from around the globe, the exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and advocates for global relinquishment of such weapons of mass destruction from all national arsenals. During the October 8th panel, UMD faculty members will engage one another and the audience in a lively discussion about nuclear weapons and their relationship to global politics, history, and visual culture.This event is open and free to the public.

Location: 2202 Art-Sociology Building, 3834 Campus Dr., University of Maryland College Park
Time: 1pm-2:30pm
Panel: includes Jim Thorpe (exhibition curator, Department of Art), James Glass (Department of Government and Politics), Michele Mason (Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures), and John Pease (Department of Sociology).

For more information about the panel, please visit our website ( and Facebook page (

Monday, September 28, 2015

Research Analyst Job with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Research & Statistics Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York conducts long- and short-term research and provides analytic support for the Bank’s responsibilities relating to monetary policy, banking supervision, payments systems, funding facilities and other economic and financial issues. In addition to contributing to the formulation and execution of policy in these areas, independent research is conducted on a wide range of topics such as: the links between financial markets and the macroeconomy; structural and financial issues affecting the health of U.S. and foreign banks and banking systems; risks associated with the international flow of payments among large financial institutions; microeconomic issues at the household or firm level; macroeconomic modeling and projections of U.S. economic activity and the federal budget; economic and policy issues of interest to the regional economy; and issues related to international finance and trade and the macroeconomic policies of major foreign economies.

The Research Analyst (RA) Program is a two year program that hires college graduates to assist economists with analyzing current public policy issues and events, as well as long-term, academic research questions. Many RAs have the opportunity to coauthor scholarly articles, blog posts, and other publications with the economists.


• At the direction of economists and senior research analysts or research associates, assist in the preparation of analyses, reports, and other materials for policy and research projects.
• Aid economists and senior staff in a timely fashion with their Bank policy projects. This support includes downloading and assembling data sets; preparing charts, tables and presentations; creating and maintaining spreadsheets; using statistical, econometric and other software packages to perform analyses, model estimation and simulations; and assisting in the preparation of memos.
• Assist economists and senior staff with their research projects. This support includes compiling literature reviews and archival research; data handling and configuration; presenting and maintaining data in attractive, user-friendly formats; running simulations, estimating models, and analyzing datasets with the use of statistical, econometric and other software packages; and writing and proofreading articles under the oversight of economists and senior staff members.
• Support: (1) the production of documents prepared for regular briefings of the Bank president, senior management, and the Bank’s Board of Directors; (2) the production of material included in the Blackbook and other briefing documents produced as part of the FOMC cycle; (3) the production of other reports to carry out the Bank’s and Research Group’s objectives; and (4) the performance of other tasks to carry out the Bank’s and Research Group’s objectives.

• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or related field.
• Demonstrated experience in using large databases and statistical packages (Stata, Matlab, SAS, R, Gauss, TSP, RATS, PROCSQL), or other significant computer programming experience (Java, C++, Mathematica, etc.).
• Strong analytical abilities.
• Ability to provide effective verbal and written analysis.
• Ability to meet strict deadlines and work cooperatively in a team environment.

Please include a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and writing sample.

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2015 (11:59 PM EST)*

*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by the deadline.

This position requires access to Confidential Supervisory Information and/or Federal Open Market Committee Data, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization, and U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.