Category Archives: Dissertation House

PROMISE Dissertation House Summer 2017 DH Online. #ThinkBigDiversity — Join (free) from any location in the world; any school!


It doesn’t matter where you are … you can make progress on that dissertation. You want to  … you NEED to finish that doctorate. You’ve been working hard, your family and friends are waiting, but more importantly, you have things … Continue reading

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Summer Dissertation House @ UMBC July 11 – 14, 2017


The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 11-14, 2017. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures. Open application period: Early bird May 22, 2017 – June 2, 2017. Late registration June 3, 2017 – … Continue reading

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Blog your progress! Winter 2017 Dissertation House Blog. All invited.


The Winter 2017 Dissertation House starts today at UMBC. All participants will be blogging daily, but anyone can join, from any location in the world. Are you working on your dissertation? Join in! Click here: Winter 2017 DH Blog Aren’t … Continue reading

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Winter 2017 Dissertation House


The Winter Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (January 17-20, 2017). Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House (below). Open application period: November 29, 2016– January 13, 2017. (Please note that there are only 12 … Continue reading

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Oct.7, 2016 – Oct. 8, 2016: Dissertation House for Non-Traditional Students and UMBC Employees


If you are an employee of UMBC (50% time or more) or a “Non-Traditional” student, and if you are working on your graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event is for you! We’ve worked with our UMBC employees who … Continue reading

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Sisters in the Dissertation House – Dessert Discussion: Fri. Aug. 19, 2016 #ThinkBigDiversity


Building upon the inaugural idea of Dr. Shanna Smith (Visiting Professor of English at Jackson State University, former GA for the PROMISE AGEP and PROMISE Peer Mentor at College Park), and the book “Sisters in the Dissertation House” by Dr. … Continue reading

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July 2016 Writing Workshops w/lectures on impact factor and “false demon of perfection”


Building upon the foundation of the Dissertation House, we continue to host workshops for students and postdocs who are working on other projects, e.g., grant proposals, publications, research portfolios, job applications. This week, by popular demand, we’re bringing “Writing for … Continue reading

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The Dissertation House Online, open now! All invited


We’re so pleased that the PROMISE Dissertation House sessions are so popular, and we are especially thankful to all of the people who have been involved and who have finished their dissertations as part of the DH! Since space is … Continue reading

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University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 18-19, 2016 #ThinkBigDiversity


University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 18-19, 2016 (with activities on 8/20-8/21) – The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Hanover, Maryland.  UMBC and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring the 2016 system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students … Continue reading

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Summer 2016 Dissertation House at UMBC


The Summer 2016 Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (July 5, 2016 to July 8, 2016)!  Students who participate in this program will spend each day thinking, writing, and sharing ideas about their doctoral dissertations.  Students will learn effective time-management skills; … Continue reading

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Winter 2016 Dissertation House


The Winter Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (January 19-22, 2016). Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House (below). Open application period: December 8, 2015– January 6, 2016  (Please note that there … Continue reading

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Bilingual Teaching Opportunities and Faculty Positions at the Ana G. Mendez University in Wheaton, MD


Interested in teaching or becoming a faculty? Ivette Cruz and Sundia Nazario Cardona from Ana G. Mendez University in Wheaton, MD will come to campus to discuss about bilingual teaching opportunities and faculty positions! Please come to listen about these opportunities! Refreshments will … Continue reading

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Dissertation House for Employees and Non-traditional Students, 10/16/2015 – 10/17/2015


If you are an employee of UMBC (50% time or more) or a “Non-Traditional” student, and if you are working on your graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event is for you! We’ve worked with our UMBC employees who … Continue reading

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A great night – Sisters in the Dissertation House. A great DH, sponsored by UMB


Sisters in the Dissertation House #Legacy @PROMISE_AGEP #TeamGetItDone #Reloaded #ThinkBigDiversity @drwestmoreland pic.twitter.com/SG38NGhj0Z — Alexis Williams (@alexisinc) August 15, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js One post describes the event. It was a banner evening for the “Sisters in the Dissertaton House” discussion on Friday, … Continue reading

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“Sisters in The Dissertation House” book discussion and dessert session, Fri. 8/14, 8:30 PM @ The Hotel


Friday Night, August 14, 2015 8:30 PM – 10 PM The Hotel at Arundel Preserve,  7795 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076 Book Discussion & Dessert Session: Sisters in the Dissertation House Book author Dr. Jennifer Bacon will be discussing … Continue reading

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Take a Dissertation Break at the UMBC Mind Spa

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Need a place to achieve career-life balance? A place to de-stress, relax, and rejuvenate? Come to the Mind Spa. The Mind Spa is a room that offers a stress-free environment to anyone who visits.  The ceiling is covered with fabric, … Continue reading

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The Summer 2015 Challenge is now online! Are you working? Post your goals!


Each summer we host a Dissertation House online that connects to participants in our in-person Dissertation Houses in Maryland. You don’t need to be a doctoral student in Maryland to join. You can be  student at any school in the … Continue reading

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Dissertation House at the 2015 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI): Aug. 13-15


University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 13-15, 2015 The University of Maryland, Baltimore  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will … Continue reading

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Summer Dissertation House (July 7-10, 2015)


The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 7-10 2015. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House. Open application period: Early bird May 20, 2015 – May … Continue reading

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“Create the $$$$ slide” – Scott Morgan @UMBC Saturday Brunch Seminar


This morning, Scott Morgan from DC’s The Morgan Group is the key speaker for our Saturday Brunch Seminar on public speaking and preparing presentations. Morgan suggests that each person should have a “money slide” or a main idea that is … Continue reading

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