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October 2012 seminars for graduate students & postdocs at UMBC

In Dissertation Completion, Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Ph.D. Completion Project, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
1) Professors-in-Training Seminar: Developing a Syllabus,
with Faculty Development Center Director, Dr. Linda Hodges
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. 12 noon – 2PM (Bring your lunch). Commons 329.
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2) “When Faculty say ‘X’ …” A seminar for graduate students with input from faculty
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Lecture Hall 4, Academic IV Building. Dinner will be served.
Related topic “Communicating with your faculty.” Click the link here, read the article, and post a question for faculty to answer during the October 12th session.
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3) Dissertation House for Employees and Non-Traditional Students
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, AOK Library 767
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2012. 10AM – 3:00 PM, AOK Library 767
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4) SEMINAR FOR POSTDOCS:
Postdoc Morning Coffee: Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 10 AM – 12 Noon. Commons 318
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5) IRB and Preparation for CITI Training (Human Subjects, Responsible Conduct of Research)
A “Work” session where graduate students and postdocs can work on their training modules so that
they will be certified for human subjects research (e.g., biological sciences, social science research, etc.)
Lunch will be served.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012. 12 noon – 3:00 PM. Lunch will be served.
Library 7th Floor Open Area
(Faculty are invited to join this session.)
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September 2011 Seminars for Graduate Students at UMBC

In Dissertation Completion, Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on August 30, 2011 at 12:14 AM

SEPTEMBER

Professors Beyond Borders (PBB): An Introduction (Dr. Sabine O’Hara, National Director)

Friday, 9/9/11

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Commons 329

Refreshments will be served.

http://www.professorsbeyondborders.org/home.html

RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/7611

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-PROMISE Opening Meeting
“Community Connections with Faculty, Staff, and Students”

Friday, 9/9/11
4:30  – 6:30 PM

Commons – Game Room

RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/7609

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Preparing for Ph.D. Candidacy: Rules, Regulations, and Forms

Friday, 9/16/11
12 noon – 1 PM
Commons 329

RSVP:   http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/7610

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-SPECIAL SATURDAY SESSION

-Success Seminar (Funding/Fellowships)

Speaker: Dr. Frances Carter

Saturday, 9/17/11
10:00 AM -12:00 PM — SEMINAR (General Public)
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM — NSF Fastlane session (By Appointment only, via the MyUMBC Website below)

University Center 310

RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/7612

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-Dissertation House for UMBC Employees (only)
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale

Friday, 9/23/11

9:00 – 5:00 PM (Part I)
Commons 329


Saturday, 9/24/11

9:00 – 12 noon (Part II)
Commons 329

Details: http://thedissertationhouse.com/

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/7613


UMBC Provost Elliot Hirshman (PROMISE PI) will be the new president at San Diego State University

In Dissertation Completion, Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Summer Success Institute (SSI) on June 15, 2011 at 11:20 PM

UMBC Provost Elliot Hirshman

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP expresses hearty congratulations to UMBC Provost Elliot Hirshman on his new appointment to President of San Diego State University.  Dr. Hirshman has served as the PI for the PROMISE AGEP since he arrived at UMBC.  Dr. Hirshman has championed the programs of PROMISE and has been a strong supporter of the Dissertation House, PROF-it (Professors-in-Training), and the Summer Success Institute (SSI).  Dr. Hirshman has been a speaker for the annual August SSI and for the February leadership graduate student Success Seminar.  He has provided strong support for our collaborations in Puerto Rico, and for initiatives that broaden participation at the graduate level.   Dr. Hirshman, we thank you for your commitment to PROMISE and we wish you great success with your new post!

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PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is a program of the National Science Foundation. The PI, Provost Elliot Hirshman, has served with Co-PIs from three campuses: Dean Janet Rutledge (UMBC), Dr. Renetta Tull (UMBC), Dr. Carol Parham (UM College Park), and Dr. Jordan Warnick (UM Baltimore).

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

PROF-it Professors-in-Training 12/3, January 2011 $$ opportunities for Grad Students, & 2011 Dissertation House. Plus, SREB’s Dr. Bob Belle comes to UM College Park to discuss interviewing Dec. 3!

In Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 23, 2010 at 5:50 PM

As the semester comes to a close, we want to remind you about upcoming seminars on our campuses. We’ll look forward to seeing you!

Prof-It Workshop:  Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar: Learning Styles
Friday, 12/3/10 , 12 noon – 2 PM, Commons  329.  Speaker: Dr. Anne Spence

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5127

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Ph.D. Completion Workshop at College Park: Effective Job Interviews

Special Guest, Dr. Bob Belle, Director of the SREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program,

Headquarters: Atlanta, GA.

Friday, 12/ 3/10, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Ulrich Recital Hall 0f Tawes Hall

RSVP: http://www.training.umd.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.CourseDetail&CLASS_ID=82309

For more workshops at College Park, visit the Ph.D. Completion Workshop Series page:

http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/grrd/workshops/

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Earn $400 during the January 2011 Winter Session!

Build your mentoring and advising skills and become a Winter Advisor for new undergraduate students at UMBC. Deadline: December 10, 2010.  Details on MyUMBC:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5145


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SEMINAR: Preparing for Spring 2011 GRADUATION: Rules, Regulations, and Forms

Friday, 12/10/10. 12 noon – 1 PM. Commons 331

Presenters: Office of Progressions for the UMBC Graduate School

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5128

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Workshop-Dissertation House – On Campus
Winter Session, UMBC Campus only
Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, January 21, 2011, 9 AM- 5 PM

Commons 329 & 327

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/5126 and fill out the application on that site.

For more information about the Dissertation House, visit http://www.thedissertationhouse.com