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PROMISE Spring Opening Dinner Meeting: “Getting to Level 10” — Friday, 2/18/11

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is dedicated to increasing the numbers and diversity of Ph.D.s in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. PROMISE also provides a strong support system for underrepresented students of all fields, and for all graduate students.

This UMBC Spring Opening Meeting will be combined with the meeting for the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program and will provide candid information and discussion for underrepresented minority students (particularly from Hispanic, African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander backgrounds) about preparations for postdoctoral and professional opportunities that have to begin as a graduate student, overcoming stereotyped challenges, and mentoring.

Come out on Friday, February 18, 2011, at 4:30 PM (Location: Public Policy Building, Room 206, UMBC Campus) for dinner, connections, and community. Learn survival tips and receive an introduction to the concept of “Getting to Level 10.”

This opening meeting will be co-sponsored by the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program.

Our speakers will be UMBC graduates (alumni of the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program) who are now postdoctoral fellows.

* Dr. Carlise Bethel, Johns Hopkins, Department of Pathology

* Dr. Marquis Walker, Johns Hopkins

* Dr. Sampson Kyere, University of Maryland Medical Center



Preparing for Global Leadership: Cultural Competence and Connections with and for International Students and Colleagues

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 2, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Preparing for Global Leadership: Cultural Competence and Connections with and for International Students and Colleagues. A UMBC Success Seminar: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, 1:00-2:15 PM, UMBC’s AOK Library, 7th Floor Open Area.

Join a panel of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to share experiences and answer questions regarding the following topics:

•    What does it mean to be culturally competent?

•    How does cultural competence play a part in mentoring students or relationships with professors in graduate school?

•    How can we promote cultural competence at work, e.g., connections with colleagues?What can we gain from interacting with people from other cultures?

•    What kinds of things should one do to gain cultural/intercultural competence?


MODERATOR: Violeta Laura Colombo, Language, Literacy, & Culture (Argentina)

Vincenzo Tamma, Ph.D., Physics (Italy)

Rachel Sturge, Biology (Canada)

Huguens Jean, Electrical Engineering (Haiti)

Nohemi Voglozin, Geography and Environmental Systems (West Africa)

Nandadevi Cortes-Rodriguez, Biology (Mexico)

Wenjia Li, Computer Science (China)

Satarupa Joardar, Language, Literacy, and Culture (India)

Dr. Ed Larkey, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Dr. Dwayne Arola, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Adriana Medina-López-Portillo (tentative), Program in Language, Literacy, and Culture

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP. This seminar is free.


Faculty Forum with Grad Students! Fri. 10/22 (Free Dinner!)

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 19, 2010 at 2:01 PM

The annual When Faculty Say ‘x’, They Really Mean ‘y’ faculty forum/grad student seminar will be held this Friday, October 22, 2010, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, on UMBC’s campus, ACIV, LH4.

Details online from the UMBC Graduate School Digest.

Post an anonymous question … any grad student, from any school may post a question:

Students from UMBC should RSVP here:

Questions to faculty may also be posted as a reply to this post.

Date changes for October! 10/8 seminar [Fac(x,y)] moved to 10/22, 10/20 seminar [IRB, RCR] moved to 10/26

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 5, 2010 at 9:36 PM

We’ve had a change in schedule for our October seminars.

OLD DATE: Oct. 8.

NEW DATE: Oct. 22

“When Faculty Say ‘x’, They Really Mean ‘y’, Part IV: Understanding Your Professors and Their Requirements
Friday, 10/22/10
4:30 – 6:30 PM
Academic IV, Lecture Hall 4

Dinner will be served.


To post questions anonymously, post here:


OLD DATE: Oct. 20

NEW DATE: Oct. 26

Responsible Conduct of Research and the IRB
Tuesday, 10/26/10
1 p.m. – 2:30 PM
Commons 331

Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP :