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UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, celebrates graduate students this afternoon, April 4, 2012

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on April 4, 2012 at 9:08 AM

UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski will speak to graduate students this afternoon. His address celebrates graduate students as part of the National Graduate – Professional Student Appreciation Week.  The following information was sent to graduate students at UMBC.  Graduate students from all PROMISE institutions, and all campuses in Maryland are welcome to attend this talk. Graduate students who are visiting the area are also welcome to come to be celebrated.

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Dear Graduate School Community,

President Freeman Hrabowski will take time to talk with graduate students this Wednesday, April 4, 2012.  The MyUMBC announcement can be found using this link: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/11180, please RSVP.  Dr. Hrabowski will be coming  to this event after the Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony which will end around 1 PM.  Our event be held in the Gallery on the first floor of the AOK Library. Please come at 1PM to get your lunch, get settled, and hear some preliminary announcements.  Dr. Hrabowski will be leaving the UC Ballroom to come over to our program in the library. He will begin his talk as soon as he arrives.

This event is open to all graduate students, from all backgrounds, and all disciplines.  The event is open to part-time, full-time, and certificate students.  Faculty, postdocs, staff, and alumni, are welcome to attend. Dr. Hrabowski annually discusses his own journey through graduate school, his path to the presidency, information about graduate education from national and international perspectives, and the value of having a degree from UMBC with respect to your preparation for the workforce.  However, his primary purpose for coming to talk with you is to provide encouragement as you pursue your degree goals at UMBC.  We’ve learned that UMBC is unique in this regard because the president of the university is taking time out of a very busy schedule to talk with graduate students; this doesn’t always happen at other universities where access to the president is limited.  Please take advantage of this opportunity.  Come on out, have some lunch (free), connect with your peers across campus, and hear some encouraging words from the president.
Dr. Hrabowski’s talk on April 4th celebrates graduate students! April 2-6, 2012 is National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, and UMBC’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) will celebrate “Graduate Student Week” April 9-13 with a number of activities and gifts including zumba, poetry & sushi lunch, cookout, games, and tee-shirts, and more! See http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/11369 to download their flyer.  Please RSVP for Dr. Hrabowski’s “Graduate Student Lunch” here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/11180. UMBC appreciates graduate students!
Best regards,

Renetta Tull


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PROMISE Partners: The University of Maryland College Park, The University of Maryland Baltimore

PROMISE is an “AGEP” alliance of three campuses: UMBC (Lead Institution), the University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. PROMISE supports gradate students.
* Find events for grad students at UMBC, UMB, and UMCP through PROMISE.  PROMISE has news that all graduate students can use.

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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: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/postdoc-and-faculty-jobs-down-under-consider-australia/.
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.
 
Speakers:
– 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

 

RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/11003

 

 

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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.

Visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/PROMISEagep/videos

February 2012: Barrett Whitener returns to discuss oral & poster presentations (2/15); PROMISE Spring Meeting (2/17), Thesis & Dissertation prep (2/23)

In Dissertation Completion, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on January 31, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Students who participate in PROMISE from UMBC, UM College Park, and UMB have been trained by Barrett Whitener since 2004.  Barrett Whitener specializes in oral and poster presentations. He is a voice-over actor (you’ve heard his books on many books-on-tape) who has narrated more than 200 audio books.  He has done commercials for organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Boeing Company, and others, and he is the winner of  a “Voice of the Century” award.

He spends 20% of his time teaching public speaking to professionals. He has used his expertise in speaking, timing, and confident tone to train for postdocs at the NIH,  companies in the biotech corridor on Maryland, graduate students at national conferences, corporate professionals, and graduate students of PROMISE.  He is also co-author of the book: Speaking About Science: A Manual for Clear Presentations, which can be found on Amazon and in the UMBC bookstore.

Barrett Whitener returns to UMBC on February 15, 2012 to give the Graduate Student Success Seminar.  All graduate students are invited (from all schools). Students who are from UMBC are asked to RSVP via the MyUMBC intranet link for this program. Students from other universities can RSVP as a comment to this post. Last year, he presented to PROMISE on College Park’s campus; this year, he’ll be at UMBC. Please plan to attend. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1:00 – 2:00 PM (Main program)

2:00 – 2:30 PM (Opportunity for consultation and individual questions)

 

 

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-PROMISE Spring Semester Opening Meeting


Friday, 2/17/12 
4:30-6 PM

Public Policy, Room 206

Dinner will be served.

Facilitator: Dr. Renetta Tull

Learn about upcoming activities that support graduate students, hear about themes that contribute to success of diverse graduate students from the book chapter: “Successful PhD Pathways to Advanced STEM Careers for Black Women” in the Diversity in Higher Education book series (featuring alumni from PROMISE at UMBC, UMCP, and UMB),  get a glimpse of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, hear updates on funding and jobs from our PROMISE and Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) career partners, and hear an update from the “Why Smart People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome” webinar.  (You can also read the article on “The Imposter Syndrome and How to Avoid it” in the magazine for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.)

Come and meet other graduate students from diverse backgrounds!

To read more about PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, visit the PROMISE AGEP website, learn more about the national AGEP, and see publications that discuss PROMISE and the signature programs. PROMISE is one of 22 AGEP alliances in the U.S. and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. 

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-Practical Steps to Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation

With Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale

Thursday, 2/23/12 
4:30-6:30 PM
AOK library, 7th floor open area

Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Carter-Veale is the “Head Coach” for the Dissertation House.

More about the PROMISE Dissertation House:  http://www.thedissertationhouse.com

November 2011 Events: Professors Beyond Borders, MATLAB, Dissertation Workshop, Plagiarism Seminar, Meet the NIA

In Dissertation Completion, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 8, 2011 at 9:37 PM

This month, UMBC is sponsoring several workshops and seminars for graduate students.

Wednesday, Nov 9 Noon

PBB: Being Abroad, Learning from the Peaceworker Experience A “PROF-it: Professors in Training” Workshop WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : Commons 329 · PROFESSORS BEYOND BORDERS WORKSHOP:”Being Abroad, Learning from the Peaceworker Experience”Part of the PROF-it: Professors in Training workshop series. http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9159

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Friday, Nov 11 4:00 PM 

Special Customized MATLAB Seminar for Graduate Students Techniques, Tutors, Assistance! Models & Simulations! WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : ENGR 122 · Several graduate students have expressed a need for assistance with MATLAB.  There will be a special session on Friday 11/11: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9311

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Saturday, Nov 12 10:00 AM

Grad Students: Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation A Special Saturday Breakfast Success Seminar WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : Commons 329 · Dr. Wendy Carter, Dissertation Coach for UMBC, presents: “Practical Steps for Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation.”This annual Saturday seminar will be held on November 12, 2011.  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9151

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Wednesday, Nov 16 4:30 PM

Grad Students: Writing Seminar (Avoid Errors & Plagiarism!) A Graduate Student Success Seminar – Food will be served. WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : UC 312 ·  We will sponsor a  Graduate Student Success Seminar on Writing that will cover common mistakes that graduate students are making along with issues of academic integrity. http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9310

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Monday, Nov 28 1:00 PM

Grad Students: Fellowship and Postdoc Opportunities w/NIA National Institute on Aging, a Division of NIH, wants YOU! MEETING · On Campus : Commons 331 · Attention Graduate Students: The National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health has fellowships and postdoctoral appointments. Come out and learn more!  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9161