Category Archives: University of Maryland College Park

The University of Maryland College Park’s Dissertation House is coming: July 15-18, 2014!


Students at the University of Maryland College Park, your chance to attend a Dissertation House is here! The on-campus setting provides Dissertation House participants with productive and rewarding scholastic engagement. Students who participate in this program will spend each day thinking, writing, … Continue reading

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The Summer Dissertation House at UMBC begins in July. Applications are being accepted now.


The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 8-11. 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 12, 2014 – May 23, 2014. … Continue reading

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Summer Dissertation Houses at UMBC and College Park – July 2013


Our Summer Dissertation Houses will be held at UMBC and College Park in July 2013. UMBC: July 9-12, 2013: https://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/save-the-date-summer-dissertation-house-july-9-12-2013-umbc/ UMCP: July 16-19, 2013 Deadlines have passed, but for questions, contact promisestaff@gmail.com for UMBC’s Dissertation House, and  grad-retention@umd.edu for UMCP’s Dissertation … Continue reading

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Dissertation House Summer 2012 at College Park … A Success!


The results are in! The Dissertation House at College Park was a success. Dr. Carter-Veale and Dr. Alexis Williams recorded the full range of sentiments, reflections, and take-home messages on our Summer 2012 Challenge, and on the PhD Completion website.   … Continue reading

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Dissertation House at College Park, Coming July 23. Deadline 7/11


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Comments Regarding A Successful Defense Of A Dissertation (Input from a 2007 Physics Alum)


In 2007, Willie Merrell, a theoretical particle physics student from PROMISE at College Park, shared the following information following his doctoral defense. Willie was part of the first group of PROMISE Peer Mentors. We reprise this article which has been … Continue reading

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March Madness! Dissertation House *Insanity* and excitement propels #TeamGetItDone


March Madness is here! The DH students have their “insanity” countdowns, and the team is rallying for the big finish! There are defenses coming up within the next few weeks so we’re cheering everyone on! There are no traditional “March … Continue reading

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Do you need to continue the Dissertation House experience? Join the “INSANITY/Countdown” group for the next two weekends! Feb. 10-12 & Feb. 17-19, 2012!


Opportunities to work with your friends and colleagues from any session of the Dissertation House (DH) continues over the next two weekends! The group from the January 2012 DH has nicknamed their group “INSANITY!” People in the group and on … Continue reading

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Dissertation House @ UMBC started this morning at 9 AM sharp! 58 comments online so far!


Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale started today’s Dissertation House at UMBC at exactly 9AM EST! There are 19 people in today’s Dissertation House in the Commons on UMBC’s campus. They’ve just taken a break to have a buffet lunch in the Skylight … Continue reading

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Dissertation House @ UMBC for Employees


The employees are hard at work in Dissertation House @ UMBC on September 23-24, 2011.  

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The Dissertation House at the University of Maryland College Park, July 19-22


The Dissertation House at the University of Maryland College Park is in full swing. Dr. Carter has already given mini-lectures on public speaking and your role with your advisor and Dr. Noah Collins, Staff Psychologist from the Counseling Center discussed … Continue reading

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Summer Dissertation Houses, coming to Maryland in June and July


We are in the process of planning for our summer sessions of the Dissertation House (DH).  DH sessions are being planned for the University of Maryland Baltimore (Medical School Campus) in June, UMBC in mid-summer (July 5-8, 2011), and UM … Continue reading

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Dissertation House Includes Leaders and Students from Three Campuses


Today marks the second session of the “Dissertation House for Employees” at UMBC.  We had some extra slots on our roster this year, so graduate students from the three campuses who’d requested a spot in any available DH were invited … Continue reading

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Successful Dissertation House at UMBC. College Park’s DH starts tomorrow.


UMBC’s grad students stated that they enjoyed the Dissertation House experience and were pleased with their progress. The week included discussions by the counseling center, an elevator pitch exercise, a writing exercise, and mini-lectures on organization and working with your … Continue reading

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UMCP’s Dissertation House begins Tuesday, July 20th!


Following two successful Dissertation House sessions at the University of Maryland Baltimore (Medical School, Downtown campus), and  UMBC campuses, we are looking forward to welcoming UMCP’s  students next week. This is the first summer that we are hosting Dissertation Houses … Continue reading

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