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Summer 2016 Dissertation House (Accepting Applications!)

The Summer 2016 Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (July 5, 2016 to July 8, 2016)!  Students who participate in this program will spend each day thinking, writing, and sharing ideas ...

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PROMISE AGEP Listed! @WhiteHouse “My Brother’s Keeper STEM+” track #ThinkBigDiversity @NSF

The White House has listed the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE AGEP for Maryland, along with the University System of Maryland’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program (USM LSAMP), among organizations ...

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PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) – August 20, 2016

The 2016 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016, with a Dissertation House component on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19. The event ...

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July 15, 2016 Summer Horizons: Apply to Graduate School! Guest Speaker: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Undergraduate students: This workshop is for you! On Friday, July 16, 2016, UMBC will ...
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PROMISE Resources for Faculty Mentors

This page provides resources that faculty can use to learn more about ...
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UPDATE!! Location change for Saturday, May 7, 2016: PROMISE AGEP Family and Friends Celebration of Graduates Cookout

IMPORTANT UPDATE 5/6/16: DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE COOKOUT WILL BE HELD ...
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UMES holds its first independent PROMISE workshop, April 19, 2016 #ThinkBigDiversity @UMESnews

Congratulations to the Graduate School at UMES, and their Graduate Student Association ...
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PROMISE at Schools within the USM: Salisbury, UMES, Bowie, Towson. “When Faculty Say X” discussion, Spring 2016.

This week, PROMISE is visiting schools around Maryland for meetings and workshops. ...
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Navigating Departmental Politics. A Play! Thurs. March 31, 2016

Dr. Autumn Reed, Director of STRIDE and Coordinator of Faculty Diversity Initiatives ...
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University of Maryland College Park (@UMDGradSchool) Sponsors Dissertation Completion Workshops, March & April 2016

PROMISE at the University of Maryland College Park  and the Graduate School’s ...
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“Dual Language Instruction” Workshops provided by Ana G. Méndez University @SUAGM, #ThinkBigDiversity

The PROMISE AGEP enjoys a partnership with the Ana G. Méndez University ...
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Career Paths for Graduate Students (UMBC Campus Skylight Room, April 6, 2016, 4 PM – 6 PM)

Are you looking for career path possibilities or searching for job opportunities? ...
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President @UMBC Dr. Freeman Hrabowski will discuss Leadership – Grad Student Lunch, Weds. March 2 2016 (Free!)

PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP  and The Graduate School at UMBC present the following ...
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Faculty Diversity and You. Fri. Feb. 12, 2016, 1:30 PM #ThinkBigDiversity

This Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, as part of the 2016 Annual PROMISE ...
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Informations Systems Department

The Information Systems (IS) Department at UMBC invites applications for a tenure-track ...
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Duke Science & Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

  Science Communication Fellow The Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites ...
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Winter 2016 Dissertation House

The Winter Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (January 19-22, 2016). Graduate ...
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Spring 2016 University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference: Fri. Feb. 12, 2016

PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation is pleased to invite you to attend and ...
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Dr. Talithia Williams, @HarveyMudd Math Prof, is an ACE Fellow @UMBC #ThinkBigDiversity

Dr. Talithia Williams, tenured Mathematics Professor at Harvey Mudd College in California, ...
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All students from the 2007 PROMISE video have defended! #ThinkBigDiversity

Today marks a milestone in PROMISE. All of the participants who were ...
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The PROMISE AGEP – USM STEM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2016-2017

PROMISE is pleased to announce a new cycle of the PROMISE AGEP ...
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Chateaubriand Fellowships for doctoral students to study in France. Deadline Jan. 20, 2016

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open: http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org Complete applications must be ...

PROMISE AGEP Past Projects and Events

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions at the NIA Intramural Research Program, through its Diversity in Aging Research Pipeline Program (DARPP)

The NIA Intramural Research Program, through its Diversity in Aging Research Pipeline Program (DARPP), has two postdoctoral fellowship openings. The goal of DARPP is to enhance diversity within the workforce of aging researchers and to provide training opportunities in aging research for underrepresented minorities and students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The deadline to apply for the positions […]

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Management Training for Scientists – Seminar offered by @NIH – Gaylord Hotel, Oct. 28, 2015

PROMISE Alumna, Dr. Mileidy Gonzalez-Delgado (Ph.D., UMBC) of NIH’s Statistical Computational Biology Group is inviting you to attend this seminar at The Gaylord Hotel, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.  Dr. Gonzalez said in her invitation to the PROMISE audience, ” … the NIH office of Intramural training and Education (OITE) will be conducting a pre-event on […]

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Dr. Renetta G. Tull is a finalist for the 2015 GEDC AIRBUS Diversity in Engineering Education Award

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is an educator, mentor, advocate, and scholar. She is trained as an Electrical Engineer, who received both her B.S. and M.S., from Howard University and Northwestern University, respectively. In addition, Dr. Tull received her Ph.D. in Speech Science from Northwestern, and completed a postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, prior to […]

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Addressing Graduate Students’ Feelings of Stress: Fri. Dec. 4, 2015

As the Fall semester comes to an end and finals are approaching, it is understandable that stress loads can increase. On Dec. 4, 2015, we invite Dr. Robert Deluty to provide a seminar talk on, “Addressing Graduate Students’ Feelings of Stress.” Dr. Deluty has a clinical psychology practice and has been a professor of psychology for […]

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Operation “Flood the Gates” for Faculty Diversity: APPLY. #ThinkBigDiversity

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One of the issues that we’re tackling within the ivory tower is the need for faculty diversity. Some programs are beginning to make strides with undergraduate college completion among people from underrepresented groups, and we continue to work on broadening participation of graduate students and…

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Faculty Opportunities at the University of South Florida

Are you interested in becoming a member of the faculty? Gene Murdock, the Faculty Services Administrator from the University of South Florida (USF), will be visiting UMBC to speak about Fall 2016 faculty opportunities at USF. Gene will also be discussing the criteria that USF is looking for in their faculty candidates. Light refreshments will be […]

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Postdoc Morning Coffee: “Developing a Teaching Portfolio” with Dr. Linda Hodges, Director – Faculty Development Center

Postdocs from all disciplines are encouraged to attend a workshop on “Developing a Teaching Portfolio.” Teaching portfolios are increasingly expected of candidates who are applying for faculty positions. During this workshop, we will discuss what goes into your portfolio, how to construct your teaching philosophy, how to highlight your accomplishments and future contribution, and what […]

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#IRBRCR – It’s time to be sure that you have your CITI Responsible Conduct of Research and IRB certifications

Every graduate student needs to know the guidelines for responsible conduct of research.  Depending on the discipline, students need to have additional training regarding rules and regulations for conducting research using animals or humans (including surveys) and details related to ownership of work. All doctoral students and all master’s students should be prepared to learn […]

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WhenFacultySayX Panel 2015

Dr. @Renetta_Tull & @UMBC Faculty host #WhenFacultySayX Oct. 9, 2015. Students have questions. Faculty have answers.

Understanding professors’ expectations shouldn’t be a mystery. However, sometimes, there are disconnects between what a faculty member wants a student to produce for a project, and how the student interprets the instructions. In many cases, the expectations of faculty are clearly articulated, either in written or oral format. However, in other cases, there are situations […]

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Bilingual Teaching Opportunities and Faculty Positions at the Ana G. Méndez University in Wheaton, MD

Are you interested in teaching or becoming a member of the faculty? Academic Director Ivette Cruz and Campus Director Syndia Nazario Cardona (president) from the Ana G.Méndez University in Wheaton, MD will come to UMBC to discuss bilingual teaching opportunities and faculty positions! Please come to listen to these opportunities. Bring your CV for consideration. Classes at AGMUS […]

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