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

PROMISE will be joining Frostburg State University for their undergraduate symposium, on Friday, May 1, 2015. If you are interested in joining us, please send email to promisestaff@gmail.com, with the subject “Frostburg.” We will leave UMBC’s campus around 7AM on that Friday morning, and will return Friday night around  9 PM. PROMISE participants will have […]

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

Saturday, May 2, 2015: PROMISE AGEP Family and Friends Celebration of Graduates Cookout You are invited to come, bring your friends, family, and anyone who supports your journey through graduate school. This event is free. Graduate students from all schools within the University System of Maryland (USM) are invited! Here is a list, if your […]

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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 SSI programs from 2003-2013! Purchase here: http://www.amazon.com/Promise-AGEP-Professional-Development-Workshops/dp/1503321770/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1428803526&sr=1-1

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

The 2015 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This conference (business attire) provides professional development for new/incoming graduate students, continuing graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early-career professors, and professionals in the region. This is an annual event that has been in existence since 2003. All […]

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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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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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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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UMBC Postdoc for Faculty Diversity: Positions open for July 2015. Deadline Nov. 14, 2014

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is proud to announce a new round of the now biennial UMBC Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity. This postdoctoral program is a two-year in-residence fellowship that supports promising scholars committed to diversity in the academy and prepares them for possible tenure-track appointments at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). During […]

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Jobs! April 9, 2014. Postdocs + Visiting Professorships! Dr. M. Penn (Gladstone) & Dr. J. Bonilla (TEC, Mexico), + others!

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, we will welcome new PROMISE Mentor, Dr. Michael Penn, Vice President of Strategy at Gladstone Institutes (and author of “Finding Your North,” a book that we featured at a past SSI), and Dr. Jaime Bonilla, Dean of the School of Engineering at  Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Penn (in-person) and […]

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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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