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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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Dissertation House @UMBC started today! Post your goals (and “finishing the dissertation in 3 days” should NOT be one of them!)


At 9:00 AM EST, we opened the Winter 2015 Dissertation House at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland). We have a wonderful group of students from UMBC and UMB in house, and we invite … Continue reading

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Dissertation House for University System of Maryland at SSI, August 14-15, 2014


University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 14-15, 2014 The University of Maryland, College Park  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat … 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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Don’t stop working on the dissertation until you’re finished, and learn from “Painful People”


The following message was posted as part of the Dissertation House’s blog within the “Winter 2014 Challenge” thread.  It is repeated here so that those who read the general blog, will receive the message as well. At the time of … Continue reading

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The Dissertation House “Winter 2014” Challenge is now available


It’s winter and it’s cold. It’s the PERFECT time for you to join us for the PROMISE AGEP’s Winter 2014 Dissertation House Online. Click here to join. In addition to hosting the Winter 2014 Online Challenge, PROMISE will host a … Continue reading

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“Get it out of your head, and put it on paper!”


This morning’s Dissertation House mini-lecture focuses on Overcoming Writer’s Block. This morning, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Dissertation Coach, is discussing tips for moving past mere thoughts and blockages. The theme for the morning is to “start writing!” The founders of the … Continue reading

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Summer Weekend Dissertation House “Home” – Math/Psych Room 103, 8:30 AM – 7 PM, Fri. – Sat., June – August.


The PROMISE Dissertation House is committed to helping students to finish their dissertations.  Therefore, we invite all students who have participated in a past Dissertation House or one of the “How to Complete Your Thesis or Dissertation” to participate in … Continue reading

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Today’s talk: “Understanding your advisor and committee” @CarnegieMellon (sponsor: @QoLTCenter)


Today’s Dissertation House mini-lecture for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 will be “Understanding your advisor and your committee”.  This session will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in the Gates-Hillman 4405 Building on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh.  All graduate … Continue reading

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Are you in Pittsburgh? Come to our Dissertation House Seminars @CarnegieMellon 3/27 & 3/28


You may think that you’re not ready to make preparations for your proposal or dissertation, but at PROMISE, we believe that it is never too early to start thinking about how to communicate your research.  This week, regardless of your … 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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Next full-scale Dissertation House at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26-28, 2012


The Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center led by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, will sponsor a Dissertation House for their students at the end of March.  The Dissertation House … 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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I want to defend my doctoral dissertation. How do I get a date from my faculty committee? Six Suggestions


Every season during the Dissertation House, we discuss ways to improve communication with your advisor and your dissertation committee. This year, we have several people from the DH, past and present participants, who are planning to defend their dissertations very … Continue reading

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#TeamGetItDone Gets it Done! DH Marathon SSI 2011


The 12 hour DH marathon at the 2011 Summer Success Institute started with 11 participants and ended with three triumphant women! Kudos to all who accepted the challenge, and special congratulations to Nikki, Maritza, and Patti, the last three standing! … Continue reading

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Dissertation House 12 Hour Marathon Session Comes to PROMISE SSI


The 2011 PROMISE Summer Success Institute will sponsor a 12 Hour Marathon “Dissertation House”  session at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel on Friday, August 19.  The marathon will last from 1:00 PM Friday, 8/19 until 1:00 AM Saturday, 8/20.  This session … Continue reading

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