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Events for March 2011: Dissertation House, Proposals, Teaching Portfolios, Lift Up (Haiti) Movie, Career Roundtables

In Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM

We have many events lined up for March! Please stay tuned to this post for updates:

March 4: Thesis and Dissertation Proposals:  A Ph.D. Completion Project Workshop. UM College Park. Guest Speaker: Christine Feak, English Language Institute, University of Michigan.

March 11: PROMISE Mid-Semester Meeting and Networking Social for College Park (Co-hosted by the UMCP Black Graduate Student Association and the UMCP Latino Graduate Student Association.) 3:00 – 5:00 PM.  This will be an opportunity for BGSA, LGSA and PROMISE participants from all disciplines to meet or reconnect over great (FREE) pizza!

DATE: Friday, March 11, 2011
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
LOCATION:  Ledo’s Restaurant
ADDRESS:  4509 Knox Road (at the corner of Knox and Route 1 attached to the new parking structure)
DISCUSSION TOPIC:  Success Beyond the Classroom: Protocol and Professionalism in Graduate School
COST: FREE!
RSVP/REGISTER: http://tiny.cc/BGSALGSAPROMISE
RSVP/REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 9, 2011 by 4:30 PM
CONTACT: promise@gradschool.umd.edu

 

March 11-12: Dissertation House, UMBC Campus.  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5914

March 12: Grad Student Connection Lunch, 11-2 PM, Skylight Room, UMBC. All graduate students are invited but you must RSVP.  RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/6083

March 16: Writing an Effective Teaching Statement and Constructing a Teaching Portfolio, Facilitator, Dr. Linda Hodeges, Director of the UMBC Faculty Development Center, Room UC Ballroom Lounge, UMBC Campus.  RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5910

March 27: Come to a screening of the film Lift Up, a documentary about Haiti following the earthquake.  One of the filmmakers is UMBC PROMISE Peer Mentor Huguens Jean. Huguens is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. MyUMBC link for the event can be found here:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5913. We excited to promote this special movie outing at Pratt Library.

March 30: Career Paths for Graduate Students, 4:30 – 6PM, UMBC AOK Library, 7th Floor. Dinner will be served. RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5982

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PROMISE Spring Opening Dinner Meeting: “Getting to Level 10” — Friday, 2/18/11

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is dedicated to increasing the numbers and diversity of Ph.D.s in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. PROMISE also provides a strong support system for underrepresented students of all fields, and for all graduate students.

This UMBC Spring Opening Meeting will be combined with the meeting for the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program and will provide candid information and discussion for underrepresented minority students (particularly from Hispanic, African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander backgrounds) about preparations for postdoctoral and professional opportunities that have to begin as a graduate student, overcoming stereotyped challenges, and mentoring.

Come out on Friday, February 18, 2011, at 4:30 PM (Location: Public Policy Building, Room 206, UMBC Campus) for dinner, connections, and community. Learn survival tips and receive an introduction to the concept of “Getting to Level 10.”

This opening meeting will be co-sponsored by the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program.

Our speakers will be UMBC graduates (alumni of the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program) who are now postdoctoral fellows.

* Dr. Carlise Bethel, Johns Hopkins, Department of Pathology


* Dr. Marquis Walker, Johns Hopkins


* Dr. Sampson Kyere, University of Maryland Medical Center

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5673

Preparing for Global Leadership: Cultural Competence and Connections with and for International Students and Colleagues

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 2, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Preparing for Global Leadership: Cultural Competence and Connections with and for International Students and Colleagues. A UMBC Success Seminar: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, 1:00-2:15 PM, UMBC’s AOK Library, 7th Floor Open Area.

Join a panel of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to share experiences and answer questions regarding the following topics:

•    What does it mean to be culturally competent?

•    How does cultural competence play a part in mentoring students or relationships with professors in graduate school?

•    How can we promote cultural competence at work, e.g., connections with colleagues?What can we gain from interacting with people from other cultures?

•    What kinds of things should one do to gain cultural/intercultural competence?

PANEL

MODERATOR: Violeta Laura Colombo, Language, Literacy, & Culture (Argentina)

Vincenzo Tamma, Ph.D., Physics (Italy)

Rachel Sturge, Biology (Canada)

Huguens Jean, Electrical Engineering (Haiti)

Nohemi Voglozin, Geography and Environmental Systems (West Africa)

Nandadevi Cortes-Rodriguez, Biology (Mexico)

Wenjia Li, Computer Science (China)

Satarupa Joardar, Language, Literacy, and Culture (India)

Dr. Ed Larkey, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Dr. Dwayne Arola, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Adriana Medina-López-Portillo (tentative), Program in Language, Literacy, and Culture

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP. This seminar is free.

RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5670