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August 26, 2016: Work-Life Balance Workshop – A Talk with Dr. Robert Deluty

Dr. Robert Deluty, Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, discussing about balancing work and life responsibilities at PROMISE AGEP’s 2015 Work-Life Balance seminar.   PROMISE AGEP ...

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University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 18-19, 2016 #ThinkBigDiversity

University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 18-19, 2016 (with activities on 8/20-8/21) – The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Hanover, Maryland.  UMBC ...

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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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2015 PROMISE AGEP Opening Day at UMBC

Sept. 8 – 9, 2016: PROMISE AGEP Opening Week!

PROMISE AGEP Opening Week is coming! We will be hosting our annual opening ...
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September 10, 2016: Funding Your Graduate Education with the NSF GRFP Fellowship

Interested in learning how to fund your graduate education? Come and learn ...
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August 26, 2016: Teaching Assistant (TA) Training/Orientation – Teaching and Learning Workshop

All new Teaching Assistants, and  all graduate students who are interested in teaching (during ...
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July 2016 Writing Workshops w/lectures on impact factor and “false demon of perfection”

Originally posted on The Dissertation House:
Building upon the foundation ...
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PROMISE Dissertation House online is in full effect! Launched over the July 4th weekend, 2016.

Over the holiday weekend, the Dissertation House online opened, and we already ...
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Call for Applications for the 4th Cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity

Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity 2017-2019 apply.interfolio.com/35094    Program Description The ...
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Summer Professional Development Workshops 2016

You are invited to join schools within the PROMISE AGEP for Summer ...
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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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Summer 2016 Dissertation House (Accepting Applications!)

The Summer 2016 Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (July 5, 2016 ...
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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 ...
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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 Research and Professional Development Symposium, there will be a 2 hour workshop that is specifically dedicated to discussing faculty diversity in STEM. Dr. Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University System of Maryland will bring the opening remarks, and […]

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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 faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2016. We are searching for a candidate with research interests and experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and/or knowledge management (KM). The ideal candidate should have expertise in conducting AI/KM research to improve decision making […]

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Duke Science & Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

  Science Communication Fellow The Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites applications for the 2016-2017 Science Communication Fellowship Program. This fellowship is intended for individuals with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, JD) who are interested in an academic or policy career in science communication. Science & Society: The Duke Initiative for Science & Society […]

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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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Winter 2016 Dissertation House

The Winter Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (January 19-22, 2016). Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House (below). Open application period: December 8, 2015– January 6, 2016  (Please note that there are only 12 to 15 slots for this event, consider applying early)  Applications […]

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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 participate in the 2016 University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium and Professional Development Conference. This conference replaces the former PROMISE Research Symposium, and adds a professional development component that will prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions in Science, […]

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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, and former AGEP scholar at Rice University is now an ACE Fellow at UMBC. The ACE Fellowship program trains faculty for future higher education leadership at the level of dean, provost, and president. When Dr. Williams was a graduate student, she was a […]

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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 featured in the production of the “What is PROMISE” video from the 2007 Summer Success Institute (SSI) have successfully defended their doctoral dissertations! Robert Holder, UMBC PROMISE Peer Mentor, Computer Science, has been working full-time while pursuing his PhD, and today, he defended, rounding […]

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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 – USM STEM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Please read all of the guidelines on https://promiseagep.wordpress.com/about/postdocs/ prior to submitting an application. Download the PDF: USM STEM Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement 2016-2017 Deadline, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

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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 submitted by January 20, 2016. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 […]

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