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Every academic has to publish! Consider these UMBC sessions July 2013

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on July 2, 2013 at 3:24 PM


Writing for Publication: 

  A 2-day session, July 9 – 10, 2013

(Spaces available!)
If you are working on a journal article, conference abstract, fellowship application, proposal, or paper revision, please sign up for this session and utilize this opportunity. You will receive breakfast, lunch, and a snack daily, and will have room to work on your document. Dr. Kevin Omland will also give two special mini-lectures on impact factor and overcoming perfection.
You have options, and do not need to be registered for the full “Writing for Publication” 2-day session to come to the short workshops. If you are interested in coming to Dr. Omland’s lectures, but are not able to attend the full 2-day workshop, please choose option 1 and/or option 2 below:

1)  Tuesday, July 9, 9:30 AM: Understanding Impact Factor. To attend this session, WITHOUT attending the full 2-day “Writing for Publication” workshop, click here:


2) Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 PM: Avoid the Demon of ‘Perfection.’ To attend this session, WITHOUT attending the full 2-day “Writing for Publication” workshop, click here:



Full Workshop Option: To have a space at the table to work on your document, attend both of Dr. Omland’s sessions above, AND have breakfast, lunch, and a snack for both Tuesday and Wednesday, please register for the full “Writing for Publication” Workshop:



Dec. 7, 2012 seminars: 1) Project-based Learning, 2) Addressing Grad Students’ Stress

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on December 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Dear Graduate Student Community,

Please note the following events at UMBC:


1) PROF-it Professors-in-Training Seminar


Speaker: Dr. Mariajose Castellanos

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 12 noon

UMBC, Commons, Room 329

(Bring your lunches with you)

Please RSVP:

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to this seminar.



Speaker: Dr. Robert Deluty

Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Associate Professor of Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

4:30 PM

Public Policy Building, Room 206

Please RSVP:

(Light refreshments will be served.)



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.
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.
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
Postdoc Morning Coffee: Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 10 AM – 12 Noon. Commons 318
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.)

Institutes With Postdoctoral Positions in the Biomedical Sciences Seek Our Students

In Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Over the next few weeks, UMBC will host two organizations that are looking to fill postdoctoral positions in the Biomedical Sciences.  Gladstone Institutes, affiliated with the University of California San Francisco will be on campus on Friday, October 28, 2011, NIDCR will be at UMBC on Monday, November 21, 2011 [NEW, updated 11/15/11], and the National Institute of Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, will be on campus on Monday, November 28, 2011.

Please RSVP for these events:

October 28, 2011 — Meet Dr. Sandy Williams,  the President of Gladstone Institutes

(Dr. Williams is Dr. Hrabowski’s special guest for the day. Please make time in your schedule to learn about this opportunity.)

Dr. R. Sanders “Sandy” Williams


[Updated: 11/15/11]

November 21, 2011 — Meet Dr. Martha Somerman, NIH/NIDCR, RSVP:

Graduate Students, You are invited to meet Dr. Martha Somerman, Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the NIH. Dr. Somerman is interested in talking with UMBC’s students about research opportunities with NIDCR.

Come out for 40 minutes to talk with Dr. Somerman about opportunities:

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
12:15 PM – 12:50 PM
Public Policy Building, Room 206

Fellowships and programs for graduate students:

More about postdocs:

“As director of NIDCR, Somerman will oversee a budget of $410 million and lead a staff of more than 400 researchers and administrators on the NIH campus as well as hundreds of grantees at universities, medical schools, dental schools, and other research institutions. NIDCR-supported scientists conduct research on the full spectrum of topics related to oral, dental, and craniofacial health and disease.” (Ref:

Dr. Martha Somerman


November 28, 2011 — Meet Dr. Jaron Lockett, NIA

(Dr. Lockett was one of the special guests at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute and he would like to meet with more students to discuss opportunities at the NIA.)

Dr. Jaron Lockett

Grad Students & Postdocs: Teaching Portfolio Seminar 10/14, $2000 Teaching Opportunity!

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

We are increasing our professional development offerings so that we can assist with preparing you for careers both within and outside of academe. As part of our “PROF-it: Professors-in-Training” program, we have partnered with UMBC’s Faculty Development Center to provide you with training for faculty positions. We also have a partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) which will award $2000 Teaching Fellowships to five postdoctoral fellows and graduate students for Spring 2012.  Awardees will teach a course on one of CCBC’s campuses, have a faculty mentor from CCBC to guide them through the semester, participate in two UMBC/CCBC Teaching Fellows cohort dinners with faculty and administrators on CCBC’s campus, and receive $2000 (salaried) as a financial award.

Any postdoctoral fellow or graduate student interested in a full-time faculty career or a part-time adjunct position should have receive training. The next workshop (“Developing a Teaching Portfolio”) will be led by Dr. Linda Hodges on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at 12 noon in the UC Ballroom Lounge – RSVP:

All postdocs and students who are interested in teaching at CCBC, must plan to attend the seminars that are sponsored by PROF-it: as participation in these seminars are part of the application process.

All graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend and participate in the seminars regardless of plans to apply for the Teaching Fellows program at CCBC. All seminars, including Friday’s workshop, are open to all interested parties.  Students and postdocs from UM College Park, UMB (Founding Campus, downtown Baltimore), and neighboring campuses are invited to attend the seminar. If you aren’t from UMBC, you may RSVP as a reply/response to this post.