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  • Office for Diversity Initiatives

    The Office for Diversity Initiatives provides campus leadership for identifying, recruiting, retaining, and graduating a diverse graduate student body. The Office also assists the University’s various colleges and departments in creating an environment supportive of the academic success of women and minority graduate students.

    PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)

    PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is an alliance of the three public research universities in Maryland -- University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). PROMISE is dedicated to increasing the numbers and diversity of Maryland’s PhD graduates, particularly students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields who go on to academic careers.

    Fall 2014 PhD Completion Project Workshops

    Master's and PhD students are invited to attend the Graduate School's first of three PhD Completion Project Workshops:

    Dissertation & Thesis Time Management

    Date: Friday, September 19, 2014

    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Juan Jimenez Room, Stamp Student Union

    This workshop will be conducted by Dr. Marcia Marinelli, who has a wealth of experience helping graduate students alleviate the difficulties encountered in the process of finishing a dissertation or thesis.

    Please see this flyer for details.

    Advance registration is required. Click here to RSVP. Space is limited, so register early! Please contact The Graduate School at gradschool@umd.edu with questions.

    Contact Information

    The Graduate School
    University of Maryland
    2123 Lee Building
    College Park, MD   20742-5121

    Telephone: (301) 405-3644
    Fax: (301) 314-9305
    General Questions: gradschool@umd.edu


    Dr. Robert E. Steele
    Director, Office for Diversity Initiatives

    Evelyn Canabal-Torres
    Coordinator, Office for Diversity Initiatives

    Kelly Cowdery
    Graduate Administrative Assistant, Office for Diversity Initiatives