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2016-2017 California Alliance Postdoc Program Application announcement

The California Alliance offers postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities at four top-tier California institutions; UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, and Caltech in the Mathematical, Physical Sciences and Engineering fields.  The program also includes ...

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Dissertation House as a pre-conference event for the PROMISE SSI at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, August 13-14, 2015

The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is sponsoring the University System of Maryland-wide Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, August 13-15, 2015. All participants will work on their ...

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PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) – August 15, 2015

Theme: #ThinkBigDiversity The 2015 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI), #ThinkBigDiversity, will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with a pre-conference Dissertation House session on ...

PROMISE AGEP Spotlights, Activities, and Events

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Learn “How to Turn Your Science into a Company”. DEADLINE APPROACHING: Aug 20

The ASM is hosting a two and half day entrepreneurship workshop for ...
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Take a Dissertation Break at the UMBC Mind Spa

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Interview w/ Kavita Krishnaswamy, @UMBC Computer Scientist, Ambassador for Disability & STEM

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July 2015 Summer Horizons: Apply to Graduate School! Special Speaker: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

UMBC will host the annual Summer Horizons program for undergraduate students and others who are ...
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Summer Dissertation House ONLINE — Active Now! #PhdChat Join us from anywhere in the world!

You are invited to join the Dissertation House online: https://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/blog-online-challenge/summerdh2015/. We have been ...
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AAAS Fellows Symposium “Making Changes: Learning from Social Science Research to Drive

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows invite you to register for the ...
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Summer Dissertation House (July 7-10, 2015)

The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 7-10 2015. Graduate ...
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A thought about “Protest” behind the lines, and the video on “How to approach your grad advisor/committee if you’ve been MIA”

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PROMISE Alumni Professors Give Voice to #BaltimoreUprising: Dr. Karsonya Whitehead, Dr. John Bullock, & Dr. Chris Whitt #Baltimore

Our PROMISE family includes alumni who are now professors who have insight ...
PROMISE Cookout and Celebration of Graduates 2015

Saturday, May 2: PROMISE Friends & Family Cookout in Laurel

UPDATE: 4/30/15: This event will still take place on Saturday, 5/2. Please feel ...
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New features on GradSense Website | Financial Literacy Seminar (April 22, 2015)

Introducing new updates to the GradSense Website As part of the “Enhancing Student ...
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Dr. Belay Demoz & JCET invite you to see Kenji Williams, 4/20

YOU ARE INVITED! Communicating Climate 2015 April 20, 2015, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University ...
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The PROMISE anniversary book featuring 10 years of SSI professional development programs is available on Amazon

You can now purchase a copy on Amazon. The book features PROMISE ...
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Career Paths for Grad Students Dinner Seminar @UMBC, Weds. April 8, 4:30, UMBC Campus (Free!) @UMBCGradSchool @UMBCcareers

Please RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/31161 Students who are not from UMBC, and are ...
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ADVANCE & AGEP Connect! Grad students & postdocs invited to talk w/ Dr. Nora Volkow (580+ publications!), Dir. @NIDAnews @NIH

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to meet Dr. Nora Volkow, ...
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Summer Internships for Graduate Students @IBM in Africa and in the US. Full-time positions also available. Apply now.

Dear Graduate Students, You are invited to apply for a summer internship ...
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Annual Address to Grad Students: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski will discuss “Pathways to Leadership,” Weds. March 11, 2015 @UMBC (w/ lunch, Free!)

In 2003, the first year of programming for the PROMISE AGEP, a ...
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Attend the National Postdoctoral Association’s @nationalpostdoc session in MD, March 13, 2015: Institutional Diversity Postdoc Fellowships

The PROMISE AGEP will be represented at the annual conference for the ...
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Dean Laura Bryan (UB, @EubieBee) & Career-Life Balance/Integration Portfolios – Feb. 25, 2015

The new Career-Life Balance Initiative at UMBC is sponsoring a February 2015 workshop ...

PROMISE AGEP Past Projects and Events

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NIH WSA Mini Symposium: May 7th 2015 — Talks by Drs. Elizabeth Murphy and Courtney Fitzhugh

Do join us!    Dr. Elizabeth Murphy, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cardiac Physiology and  Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh, Assistant Clinical Investigator, Laboratory of Sickle Mortality Prevention of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and members of the Women Scientist Advisors group at NIH will host a mini symposium at UMBC. Elizabeth Murphy, Ph.D. Elizabeth Murphy received her B.A. […]

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Our students are in schools within several institutions within the University System of Maryland. Some go to school in, are from, or serve in the areas that have been hardest hit by the unrest. In the spirit of community, we know that our graduate students, staff, and alumni have been working to share in the […]

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PROMISE is going to Frostburg University, May 1, 2015 – Mentoring STEM Undergrads, Preparing for Grad School

UPDATE, 4/29/15: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO SEVERAL CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING THE BALTIMORE CURFEW WHICH NECESSITATES A CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR A VISIT TO FROSTBURG IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  ————————————— PROMISE will be joining Frostburg State University for their undergraduate symposium, on Friday, May 1, 2015. If you are interested […]

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PROMISE Cookout and Celebration of Graduates 2015

Save the Saturday dates: May 2 – Cookout & Celebration of Grads; August 15 – PROMISE Summer Success Institute

Warmer weather is arriving and we’d like for you to mark your calendars now for two PROMISE AGEP events that are open to graduate students and postdocs within the University System of Maryland, and our friends and colleagues from other universities. We build community as part of our professional development efforts, so we’ll look forward […]

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Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program invites you to hear Dr. Tracy Johnson, HHMI biology professor from @UCLA on March 26, 2015 (@HHMInews)

Dr. Tracy Johnson, new HHMI Professor from UCLA, and a special guest of UMBC’s Dr. Michael Summers (Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry), will be speaking at UMBC on Thursday, March 26 at 1:00 PM in the Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Conference Room 120. All are invited to attend. If you have a UMBC account, please RSVP on […]

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Dr. Renetta Tull Provides Answers to Students’ “Faculty X|Y” Questions. #MomentsToMentor

Dear Graduate Students, The PROMISE AGEP co-sponsors monthly professional development seminars for graduate students, and one of the increasingly popular workshops is called, “When Faculty Say ‘X’ … Understanding Faculty Expectations, Unwritten Rules.” This seminar, held annually at UMBC, features a panel of faculty members who answer questions that students post (often anonymously) on the […]

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Advanced Statistics for Graduate Students Lunch Seminar & YouTube Video Presentation: Weds. Feb. 11, 2015, 1PM

The PROMISE AGEP, The Graduate School at UMBC, and The UMBC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are co-sponsoring the “Advanced Statistics” seminar series with Dr. Christopher Rakes. Dr. Rakes is presenting series on structural equation modeling and meta-analysis. The next lunch seminar is on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. A live webcast will be available on our […]

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Internships & Fellowships for Graduate Students: @NASA OSSI Virtual Career Fair, Feb. 10-12, 2015

NASA OSSI Online Career Week, a virtual career fair for students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This exciting initiative is sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and it will take place February 10-12. The NASA OSSI Online Career Week will allow students to connect and engage live with NASA, […]

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PROMISE Visiting Professors for Social Change (International) – A Proposed Program

Dear Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Members of the PROMISE Community, We are in the process of developing a new program with collaborators, Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico. We sent out an initial email to gauge interest in a new visiting professor program, and the response was overwhelming! We’re so glad to hear that you […]

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“High Profile Scientific Publishing” Workshop @UMBC, Fri. Feb. 6, 2015 w/ Dr. Hélène Hodak from @ElsevierConnect

The Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program at UMBC, and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP (the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE AGEP – Maryland Transformation, AGEP-T) for the State of Maryland, proudly present Dr. Hélène Hodak, Scientific Editor, Journal of Molecular Biology, Elsevier Inc. on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Dr. Hodak will be talking about writing for high impact journals. We’ve […]

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