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The @GEMFellowship GEM GRAD Lab is coming to @UMBC Sept. 19, 2015 #ThinkBigDiversity #GEMGRADLab

The National GEM Consortium’s GRAD Lab is coming to UMBC on Saturday, September 19, 2015. This page will serve as the host website for the event. Please stay tuned and ...

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#ThinkBigDiversity – After the @PROMISE_AGEP SSI, what’s next?

We had a wonderful time at the 2015 PROMISE SSI! Will you join us for some memories? Photos: http://www.ndemay.com/p865338520 (available for viewing and for purchase) Join us on Twitter! View the #ThinkBigDiversity feed ...

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Join us for the SREB (@SREBDocSch) conference, Marriott Crystal Gateway, VA, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 #ThinkBigDiversity

It’s that time again! SREB! Participants in PROMISE attend the Southern Regional Education Board’s Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute for Teaching and Mentoring every year. We’ve traveled together to Atlanta and ...

PROMISE AGEP Spotlights, Activities, and Events

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PROMISE at UMB (@PROMISEUMB) Fall Kick-off: “The Happiness Prescription” – Fri., Sept. 4, 2015 3 PM

PROMISE at UMB invites all to a special Fall Kick-off & Social ...
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NSF GRFP Fellowship Application Workshop @UMBC, Sept. 12, 2015

“Funding Your Graduate Education” An Annual “Special Saturday Success Seminar” 9:00 AM ...
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Think Big Diversity: Advice for Aspiring #STEM Ph.D. Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Junior Faculty

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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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2016-2017 California Alliance Postdoc Program Application announcement

The California Alliance offers postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities at four top-tier California ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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, Director of the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Volkow is coming to UMBC as the Spring 2015 Distinguished Speaker for the ADVANCE program at UMBC. UMBC ADVANCE reached out to PROMISE and worked with Dr. Volkow to create a special session […]

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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 Thursday & Friday, August 13 – 14, 2015, and a Friday night August 14 “Sisters in the Dissertation House” Book Discussion, all at the Hotel at Arundel […]

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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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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 at IBM. Our friends from IBM note that these opportunities can be in Africa if you have a request, or in the US. To broaden participation, IBM extends a special invitation to underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic and Native American students in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, […]

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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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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 UMBC Public Policy graduate student named Robert Alexander asked if PROMISE could sponsor a “town hall” type of seminar with UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. That conversation birthed the concept of an annual seminar for graduate students that would feature the university’s president. […]

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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 National Postdoctoral Association on Friday, March 13. The conference will run from March 13-15, and will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), downtown, in the Southern Management Corporation’s Campus Center, (SMC CC) https://www.umaryland.edu/campuscenter/. This is the same location that hosted our PROMISE Summer […]

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