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Travel Awards for Grad Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Faculty. 5/14/12

In Graduate Student Professional Development on April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

-Seminar on Travel Awards for Grad Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Faculty

Keystone Symposia

Speaker: Dr. Laina King

Monday, 5/14/12 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 PM

Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Conference Room 120

Sponsor: Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program


Listing on main PROMISE website:

Learn about funding for winter and mountain research retreats.


“Preparing for a Teaching Career” Seminar at UMB (Downtown Baltimore), Tuesday, 4/10/12, 12 noon

In PROF-it on April 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

This information comes from the “Career Development” unit at UMB, part of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.  UMB and the University of Maryland College Park are part of the PROMISE AGEP. UMBC is the lead institution.


Preparing for a Teaching Career
Start Date: 4/10/2012 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/10/2012 End Time: 1:00 PM
Event Description
Preparing For a Teaching Career

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
621 W. Lombard Street, SMC Campus Center, Room 208


Guest speaker:

Sabrina Kramer, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland, College Park

This session is targeted to graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing a teaching-based faculty appointment. Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Tips for preparing your application materials, including the “teaching philosophy”

·         Introduction to teaching outside of Academia

·         How to acquiring additional teaching experience, including an overview of “teaching postdocs”

·         Where to look for teaching positions

·         Preparing an effective teaching/job talk

·         Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Registration is now available at

Location Information:
Southern Management Corporation Campus Center (SMC)  (View Map)
621 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact Information:
Name: Stacie Small Mendoza
Phone: (410) 706-5434

UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, celebrates graduate students this afternoon, April 4, 2012

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on April 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM

UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski will speak to graduate students this afternoon. His address celebrates graduate students as part of the National Graduate – Professional Student Appreciation Week.  The following information was sent to graduate students at UMBC.  Graduate students from all PROMISE institutions, and all campuses in Maryland are welcome to attend this talk. Graduate students who are visiting the area are also welcome to come to be celebrated.


Dear Graduate School Community,

President Freeman Hrabowski will take time to talk with graduate students this Wednesday, April 4, 2012.  The MyUMBC announcement can be found using this link:, please RSVP.  Dr. Hrabowski will be coming  to this event after the Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony which will end around 1 PM.  Our event be held in the Gallery on the first floor of the AOK Library. Please come at 1PM to get your lunch, get settled, and hear some preliminary announcements.  Dr. Hrabowski will be leaving the UC Ballroom to come over to our program in the library. He will begin his talk as soon as he arrives.

This event is open to all graduate students, from all backgrounds, and all disciplines.  The event is open to part-time, full-time, and certificate students.  Faculty, postdocs, staff, and alumni, are welcome to attend. Dr. Hrabowski annually discusses his own journey through graduate school, his path to the presidency, information about graduate education from national and international perspectives, and the value of having a degree from UMBC with respect to your preparation for the workforce.  However, his primary purpose for coming to talk with you is to provide encouragement as you pursue your degree goals at UMBC.  We’ve learned that UMBC is unique in this regard because the president of the university is taking time out of a very busy schedule to talk with graduate students; this doesn’t always happen at other universities where access to the president is limited.  Please take advantage of this opportunity.  Come on out, have some lunch (free), connect with your peers across campus, and hear some encouraging words from the president.
Dr. Hrabowski’s talk on April 4th celebrates graduate students! April 2-6, 2012 is National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, and UMBC’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) will celebrate “Graduate Student Week” April 9-13 with a number of activities and gifts including zumba, poetry & sushi lunch, cookout, games, and tee-shirts, and more! See to download their flyer.  Please RSVP for Dr. Hrabowski’s “Graduate Student Lunch” here: UMBC appreciates graduate students!
Best regards,

Renetta Tull

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