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Updates for August & September 2013: Following the Summer Success Institute (SSI)

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Summer Success Institute (SSI) on August 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM

This information was sent to students via email on August 21, 2013. It is repeated here.

We have some updates: 

1) Sat. Sept. 7: NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshop led by PROMISE alums Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson and Dr. Patti Ordóñez,  plus “Featured Fellowship Opportunity, due Aug. 23” (from SSI Mentoring Pods’ Moderator, Miryam Gerdine), see the full post and the comment section:

2) We’ll see you on campus! Opening fall semester reception at UMCP (8/29), lunch at UMB (9/3), and dinner at UMBC (9/6). DETAILS:

3) Calling all STEM PhD students: It’s time for the annual, NATIONAL, SREB Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute on Teaching and Mentoring! (This is the conference that Dr. Carter-Johnson described as “Multiplying SSI by 1000!) You may have a chance to go, all expenses paid! One year, we took 25 people! (Dr. Robert Alexander from the CDC, PROMISE Alum, met his wife at this conference!) Other alums have found jobs at this conference! Coming October 2013. Apply now, it’s first come, first serve:
4) If you have any remaining comments about the SSI, please post them here:

Additional Events at  UMBC:



a) TA Training and “Teaching & Learning” Workshop on Friday, 8/23, 8:30 AM. Topics: Disciplinary Thinking, Blackboard, Conflict Resolution, etc. Plus, “TOP TAs” from departments will give tips for success. Each school will be represented. We will also share information about the $2000 CCBC/UMBC Teaching Fellows program through PROF-it, and the $1000 IHU opportunity.  All new TAs, and all who are interested in “Teaching & Learning,” please RSVP here:

b) Lunch seminar on Life/Work Balance with Psychologist, Author, and Poet, Dr. Robert Deluty, Friday, 8/23, 1PM. Don’t miss this event! Humor, advice, tips for success! RSVP here:

Coming in September:

Feb. 2013 Activities for Graduate Students and Postdocs

In Dissertation Completion, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Events at UMBC:

Speakers: PROMISE and Meyerhoff alumni: Dr. Kenneth Gibbs, Dr. Brooke Coley, and Dr. LaTese Briggs

4:30 PM, UMBC AOK Library, 7th Floor, Room 767

MyUMBC RSVP and information:



Speaker: Dr. Ralph Pollack

UMBC Library, 7th Floor

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Honoree: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski


  • Toastmasters Provides Preparation for Presentations, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2013

Facilitator: Dr. Judith K. Pollack (This is a DEMO meeting to gauge interest. Twenty people or more are needed to validate this event.)

MyUMBC RSVP and information:


Speaker: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, PROMISE Dissertation Coach

10:00 AM – 12 Noon, Public Policy Building, Room 206

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Speaker: Barrett Whitener, Professional Voice-over Artist

12:30 – 2:30 PM, Public Policy Building, Room 206

MyUMBC RSVP and information:



Students who are from schools other than UMBC may RSVP for the Thesis/Dissertation seminar, and the “Radio Research” workshop here:


These events are free.


Events at UM College Park:

Speaker: Spencer A. Benson, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland
2:00-4:00 pm, Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

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.

What is it like to work at a university in another country? Seminar 3/7/12 at UMBC, 1PM

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, Professors Beyond Borders, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Dear Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars,

We recently posted a series of jobs in Australia and we encourage you to think globally as you consider postdoctoral positions, faculty positions, or other careers. Here is that post:
Perhaps you’d like to hear some accounts from others in our community before you consider submitting an application overseas, or before you give your advisor the go-ahead to recommend you for a job with one of their colleagues in another country.
Please take this opportunity to hear from a few of the professors at UMBC who will take time to share their accounts of living in other countries and working at universities outside of the U.S.
– Dr. Ivan Erill (Spain)
– Dr. Gloria Chuku (Nigeria)
– Dr. Claudia Galindo (Colombia)
– Dr. Marie-Christine Daniel (France)
Moderator: Michelle Massey – Office of International Education Services
Light refreshments will be served. 

A Professors Beyond Borders Seminar 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1:00 – 2:00 PM

UMBC Campus, Commons 329






Coming Soon:  

Career Paths for Graduate Students

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

4:30 – 6:00 PM

UMBC Campus

Library 7th Floor

Dinner will be served.

Round table discussions with employers from DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Co-Sponsored by UMBC’s Career Development Center

Professional Development Seminars now available on YouTube

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

As of today, we will begin to broadcast segments of our Success Seminars for graduate students and postdoctoral scholar professional development via YouTube.  Segments of 5 to 8 minutes each will be posted each Tuesday.  Each segment will represent of portion of the seminar series.  We’re starting with segments from the “IP, IRB and Responsible Conduct of Research” seminar that was filmed this past Fall.

This first segment discusses patents and copyrights.