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    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 Seminars & Workshops: Open to Graduate Students and Postdocs
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    Fall 2014 Ph.D. Completion Project Workshops
    Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Juan Ramon Jimenez Room 2208, Stamp Student Union, Univeristy of Maryland, College Park

    September 19, 2014: Dissertation and Thesis Management

    November 14, 2014: Managing Graduate Student Loan Debt
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    December 5, 2014: CVs and Cover Letters
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    To learn more, please contact Kelly Cowdery at kcowdery@umd.edu.

    UMBC Postdoc for Faculty Diversity Positions Open for July 2015.
    Deadline: November 14, 2014
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    PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner 2014
    Date: November 21, 2014
    Time: 6:30-8:30pm
    Location: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
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    Please visit the PROMISE AGEP website for more opportunities.

    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