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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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Addressing Graduate Students’ Feelings of Stress

This Friday, Dr. Robert Deluty (UMBC’s Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Professor of Psychology) will talk with graduate students about stress. This is an important seminar that is back by popular demand. Each year, following the seminar, students have said that their stress was reduced, that they felt that anxiety had been reduced, […]

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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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New NSF PROMISE AGEP grant funded until 2017! Includes University System of Maryland, CCBC, AACC, and AGMUS

We are very pleased to announce that the University System of Maryland (USM)-Wide AGEP-T grant for PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant from the National Science Foundation has been funded!  The new “PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation” is a $1,750,000 grant over 3.5 years, effective October 1, 2013 – March 31, […]

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Professional development seminars for graduate students: FALL 2013

Professional development seminars for graduate students: FALL 2013   Success Seminars and Workshops at UMBC. Through our PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), which welcomes students in graduate programs from any school within the University System of Maryland.      Download the PDF: http://promiseagep.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/umbc-graduate-student-fall-2013-seminars.pdf Text version of the seminars at UMBC can […]

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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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Postdocs: Planning for Success and Developing an “Individual Development Plan (IDP)”

During the July “Postdoctoral Writing Suite” at UMBC, there was discussion about developing Individual Development Plans, or IDPs, as a tool for assessing skills, charting goals, and facilitating communication with your postdoctoral mentor. The IDP, developed by Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann (formally of UCSF, joining UMass Medical School August 2013), has been used by both graduate students […]

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July 2013 Summer Horizons: Apply to Graduate School, with UMBC President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

UMBC will host the annual Summer Horizons program for undergraduate students and others who are interested in learning more about graduate school admission, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The 2-hour workshop will feature sessions on the application timeline, GRE, Statement of Purpose, Recommendation Letters, and other topics related to preparing for graduate school.  There […]

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PROMISE students celebrate new UMES President, Dr. Juliette Bell, on UMES’ campus

Our PROMISE AGEP is in the “PROMISE Pathways” phase where we have been looking at ways to expand our program and partner with more campuses within the University System of Maryland (USM). On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, a group of PROMISE students left UMBC at 5AM to travel to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) […]

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