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SSI 2010

SSI 2010 Agenda-at-a-Glance

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010

Location:  The Commons (Student Center), UMBC Campus

Attire: CASUAL

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8:30  — FOCUS GROUPS WITH NEW AND CONTINUING STUDENTS

This session is for PROMISE Peer Mentors and Participants in programs such as the Rocky Gap Retreat, Success Seminars, Fall Harvest, UMB’s Health and Wellness (“Reflections”) SeminarsDissertation House, etc.

Room: Commons 329, Breakfast will be served.

Facilitators: Sharon LaVoy and Jessica Mislevy

10:30 — SEMINAR: SECRETS FROM THE FACULTY INTERVIEW

Speaker: Dr. Philip Rous

Room. Commons 331

Welcome and introduction by PROMISE PI and UMBC Provost, Dr. Elliot Hirshman


12:00 — LUNCH, hosted by the UMBC PROMISE Peer Mentors

Samuel Haile (Biology), Sonnet Davis (Chemistry), Miguel Acosta-Tapia (Chemical Engineering), Patti Ordonez (Computer Science), Robert Holder (Computer Science).  Leads: Frances Carter (Public Policy), Katisha Smith (Mechanical Engineering), Shauna Pollard (Psychology), and Lina Martinez (Public Policy).  Peer Mentors will lead guests to the lunch location following Dr. Rous’ seminar.

Location: True Grits, Cost per person $7.35 + tax

True Grit’s features all you care to eat dining and offers made-to-order options, entrees and sides, Italian favorites, made to order sandwiches, Kosher offerings, a fresh salad bar and much more. (Ref: UMBC Dining.) Photos of Food Stations

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Public Policy Building, UMBC Campus

Attire: BUSINESS CASUAL

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8:30 — REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST REFRESHMENTS


9:00 — WELCOME TO PROMISE

Invitation for Participation in Multimedia Coverage (Twitter – #PROMISE2010, @PROMISE_AGEP)

9:05 —PANEL DISCUSSION

Our past, our present, and our future: Understanding national and global implications of our roles as people with advanced degrees

Guest Speakers: Dr. Derrick Cogburn, Dr. Sandra Alcala-Barraza, Dr. Sonia Arteaga

10:00 — MORNING SEMINAR: HOW TO GIVE A KNOCKOUT PRESENTATION

Guest Speaker: Diane DiResta

11:15 — CAMPUS BREAK-OUT MEETINGS

UM College Park:  Room 105, UMBC:  Room 206, UMB:  Room 208

12:15 — LUNCH and RECOGNITION OF DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

Welcome: Dr. Janet Rutledge

Remarks: Dr. Carol Parham, Dr. Jordan Warnick

Facilitators: Dr. Tamara Wilds Lawson, Dr. Kristin Hodge

All Ph.D. candidates will  recognized during the luncheon.  Mentors-in-Residence (Friends of PROMISE and PROMISE Doctoral Alumni) will host tables.


1:30 — SUMMER SUCCESS SEMINARS

New/Incoming Students: How to be Successful in Your First Year of Graduate School

Speaker: Sundiata Jangha; Location: Public Policy Room 105

Continuing Students: Knockout Presentations for Conferences, Proposals, Dissertation Defenses, and Professional Encounters.

Speaker: Diane DiResta; Location: Public Policy Room 206

Ph.D. Level Session: Doctoral  Connections: A Networking Session for Ph.D.s

Deans, Faculty, Postdocs, and Mentors-in-Residence are invited to participate in this session (for Ph.D.s only) to discuss career choices and next steps, life/work balance, unwritten rules, and more!

Facilitator: Dr. Janet C. Rutledge, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education.  Prior to coming to UMBC, Dr. Rutledge was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation and a professor at Northwestern University.  Dr. Rutledge is on the Board of Trustees for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Her profile is here: http://www.rpi.edu/president/bot/rutledge.html

Location: Public Policy Room 208


3:00 — INTERACTIVE NETWORKING RECEPTION

Leads: Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, Dr. Javier Armendariz, and Dr. Adelina Longoria

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“AFTER-SSI” SOCIAL OPTION

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5:00PM

Depart for Columbia, Maryland

Columbia Lakefront Festival

FREE

Jazz/Rock Fusion

(Carl Filpiak and the Jimi Jazz Band)

Lead PROMISE Peer Mentor Hosts: Frances Carter (Public Policy) and Samuel Haile (Biology)

Students will carpool from UMBC after the SSI.  Peer Mentors and students from each campus will assist with transporting students from their respective areas.   Participants are encouraged to bring a change of clothing.  Restrooms in the Public Policy Building will be available for changing into comfortable, outdoor clothes.  Upon arrival to Columbia, food can be purchased at the Columbia Mall Food Court or in restaurants on the Columbia Lakefront. Eating options and other activities will be decided by the group.

Thank you to our Workshop Speakers!

Dr. Philip Rous, Dr. Derrick Cogburn, Dr. Sonia Arteaga, Dr. Sandra Alcala-Barraza, Diane DiResta, and Sundiata Jangha


Thank you to our MENTORS-IN-RESIDENCE and DISCUSSION LEADERS:


Thank you to our Coordinators, Postdoctoral Peer Mentors and Faciliators, and GAs:

UMCP:  Dr. Tamara Wilds Lawson (Coordinator), Dr. Kristin Hodge, Lenisa Joseph

UMB: Dr. Judith Pollack (Coordinator), Dr. Jocelyn Reader

UMBC: Tawny McManus (Coordinator), Gloria Anglon, Violeta Colombo, Wenlong Tang (2009-10), Jessy Warner Cohen (2009-10)

Dissertation Coach: Dr. Wendy Carter, Founder of “TADA: Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished” and Lead Coach for The Dissertation House.

PROMISE PI:

Dr. Eliot Hirshman (Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, UMBC)

PROMISE Co-PIs:

Dr. Janet Rutledge (Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, UMBC)

Dr. Carol Parham (Professor of the Practice in Education and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, UMCP)

Dr. Jordan Warnick (Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and Assistant Dean of Student Research, UMB)

Dr. Renetta Tull (Director of PROMISE and UMBC Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development)


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