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Save these 2014 dates: May 3 (Celebration Cookout), August 16 (Summer Success Institute)

Our PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation (PROMISE: AGEP-T) project invites you to save the dates for two big events coming this spring and summer: Saturday, May 3, 2014: PROMISE AGEP Family and Friends Celebration of Graduates Cookout Register for the PROMISE Friends and Family Cookout and Celebration of Graduates: Centennial Park – Pavilion D Main/South Entrance […]

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“Pathways to Leadership” by UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski: March 12, 2014

Dear University Community, We invite you to join us for an address from UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, next Wednesday. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 AOK Library (http://www.umbc.edu/aok/main/index.html) Gallery (1st Floor, next to the Circulation Desk) In addition to his role as UMBC’s president, Dr. Hrabowski chairs the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans: […]

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University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference: Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 @ UM College Park

PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation is pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the 2014 University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium and Professional Development Conference. This new conference revises the former PROMISE Research Symposium, and adds a professional development component that will prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions in […]

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PROMISE Maryland AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner: Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 – College Park (@UMDGradSchool)

Join us for the annual PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner, 6:00 PM, Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Riggs Alumni Center on College Park’s Campus. This event is open to all graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from any school within the University System of Maryland (http://www.usmd.edu/institutions/) who want to participate in, and support the mission of […]

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“On My Own Terms” (Overcoming Subtle & Overt Discrimination in the Academy) – Guest Contributor: Dr. Christine Grant, NC State

During the 2013 PROMISE AGEP Summer Success Institute, Dr. Christine Grant (Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Chemical Engineering, http://www.che.ncsu.edu/people/faculty-pages/grant.html), led the following session: Making the transitions (grad student to PhD, postdoc, professor), keeping your cool, and addressing the issues: How do you deal with the lack of respect on the new job that […]

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“When Faculty Say ‘X’ …” Do you understand what faculty say and mean? Dinner seminar, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Do you ever wonder what your faculty expect of you? Have you been given directions or instructions, but wonder what your faculty is asking of you? Do you have questions about what professors are looking for during the dissertation process, or how they interpret performance on comprehensive exams? Do you wonder if your professors are […]

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STEM + Health Graduate Fellowship, 4 – 9 months in France! Due January 31, 2014

  The STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship targets outstanding PhD students enrolled in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 9 month period. The Office of Science and Technology provide a stipend of up to 1,400 €/month (depending on other sources of funding) and cover […]

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PROF-it teams up with Goucher Prison Education Partnership – Session: Fri., Oct. 4, 2013

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and the PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) Program at UMBC are connecting with the Goucher Prison Education Partnership. This partnership will provide opportunities for graduate students or postdocs  to engage in community-based teaching initiatives.   Amy Roza, Director of the Goucher Prison Education Partnership, will come to the PROF-it “Brown Bag” seminar on: Friday, October […]

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Regional GEM GRAD Lab @ UVA Sat. Sept. 28 (Co-Sponsors: UMBC, UVA, VA Tech)

If you live in the DMV and are interested in learning more about graduate school, plan to take a “road trip” to the GEM GRAD Lab on Saturday, September 28! From the GEM Website: “GRAD Lab encourages young people of color to consider graduate engineering or science education and applying for the GEM fellowship.”  Segments […]

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The UMBC PROMISE/CGS/Grad Student Development GA Position: Information for Semi-finalists

Earlier this week, we posted a position announcement for a Graduate Assistantship at UMBC. This post recaps that position announcement and outlines next steps for semi-finalists. ————————————- The original Announcement: PROMISE Graduate Assistantship – Website, Media, and Database Management This graduate assistantship requires knowledge of computer concepts and programming languages.   The position requires design, trouble-shooting, and support […]

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