UMB’s Dissertation House Starts Tomorrow

The UMB campus is preparing for it’s first Dissertation House.  We are looking forward to welcoming participants to the SMC Campus Center, Room 353 at 9 AM. The UMB Writing Center is co-sponsoring this event with PROMISE.

UMB Dissertation House announcement

Items to bring:

  • Computer
  • Power Strip  for your computer (there are never enough wall outlets for everyone’s computers.)
  • Casual clothing for writing
  • Hard copy of the draft that you will be working on.
  • Jumpdrive to transfer your files when you need to print.
  • CD player/iPOD if you like to listen to music while you work with earphones
  • Books and articles necessary for your writing project
  • Style sheet you will be using for your project–MLA, APA, etc.
  • UMB’s guidelines/templates for writing dissertations (Reference UMB’s Writing page.)

Southern Management Corporation Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

About Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (, and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – The PROMISE AGEP includes alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park. She is passionate about training postdocs for careers, cultivating new graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, retention of all graduate students, and Ph.D. Completion. She speaks nationally on these topics, and has projects in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Puerto Rico. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Google+ Follow on Twitter:
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2 Responses to UMB’s Dissertation House Starts Tomorrow

  1. Jenny Lloyd says:

    Just outlined my goals for the week and am ready to start working! It was difficult to pick just a few items that I wanted to accomplish because I want to get so much done but it was also helpful to be realistic and make smaller goals that I hope to actually finish.

  2. Susan Hannum says:

    I am really excited to be participating in the Dissertation House this week; I have many goals that I would like to accomplish and this is the perfect avenue by which to meet these goals. Having just outlined my tasks for the week, I feel that I have a clear sense of the work that I will be doing throughout my time here and I am thankful to be in such a supportive environment!!!

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