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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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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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“Adventures of Dissertation Writing” — a Dissertation House Alum’s Blog


One of our Dissertation House (DH) students started her own blog.  Margaret is a Chemistry student at UMBC and she is moving right along. Enjoy her posts, they will make you smile! http://adventuresofdissertationwriting.wordpress.com/ . Margaret wore her “6 Steps to … Continue reading

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UMBC’s Winter 2011 Dissertation House: “Nothing is Utterly Hopeless.”


The day began late due to ice-encased cars, slippery roads, and a delayed opening. However, the graduate students at UMBC are hard at work and they are putting in the time and effort needed to work on their dissertations.  This … Continue reading

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