Tuesday, June 1, 2010

PROMISE@UMB 05/18/2010 - Dissertation House this Summer, Dr. Williams hooded, etc.

Dear PROMISE,

I am excited to announce the first ever on-campus Dissertation House this Summer! This means that interested UMB students do not need to travel to UMBC or UMCP to attend. You can just walk from your lab to the SMC Campus Center. UMB Dissertation House will be on June 28-30 (M, T, W). Applications are accepted June 1-7. Please see attached flyer for details on how to apply. Applications must be complete. Seats are limited! Feel free to invite your colleagues who may benefit from attending Dissertation House.

UMB Dissertation House is cosponsored by PROMISE and The Writing Center.

Other news:

* REFLECTIONS: Movie Night – Thank you those who came and enjoyed “The Blind Side” with popcorn and other refreshments. As the academic year comes to a close, it was a great time to catch up and relax. Also, the movie inspires us to overcome setbacks, reach out in kindness to others, and excel in what we do!

* Networking Workshop, Wednesday, May 19, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Howard Hall, Room 450

Networking is crucial for your career success. This workshop will demystify the process of networking and teach participants new tools they can immediately employ to develop new contacts and enhance their job search visibility and professional development. Instructor: Derek Haseltine, MEd.

Pre-registration is required online at www.peopleware.net/1482

* Graduate School Hooding Ceremony, Thursday, May 20. SMC Ballroom 2nd floor, 4-6pm.

SHOUT OUT to former PROMISE Peer Mentor, DR. CALVIN WILLIAMS, Microbiology and Immunology, who will be hooded. Dr. Williams defended his PhD last October. He is currently finishing up his MD, and plans to enter into an internal medicine residency program with a strong clinical infectious disease and research components. Congratulations!

Save the Dates:

  • UMB Graduate School Orientation Week – PROMISE night: Wednesday, August 18, 5-7pm
  • Summer Success Institute, UMBC Aug 20-21
  • 2010 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring will be held in Tampa, Florida at the Marriott Tampa Waterside from October 28-31, 2010.

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