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February 18, 2021
Below are important reminders regarding 2021 graduation deadlines and timeframes for graduate students.  Please email us at if you have any questions about this,
March 23, 2020
The University’s current guidelines instructing all employees to telework and avoid coming to campus directly impacts thesis and dissertation defenses.  The Graduate School has provided emergency policy for remote defenses. In addition to these policies, we offer some advice for all defense participants.
January 29, 2020
By Anna de Cheke Qualls 
January 23, 2020
Invest in Your Future:  Graduate School Success Symposium January 23, 20209 am-4 pm, Edward St. John Teaching and Learning Center Have some big goals for 2020?  Join us to get a jumpstart on your academic and professional development! Doctoral students and postdoctoral associates are invited to join the Graduate School for a day of networking and interactive, hands-on sessions designed to help you achieve your goals. We’re offering four tracks aimed at helping you reach your academic and professional goals.
November 28, 2019
By Anna De Cheke Qualls
November 26, 2019
Behavioral and Community Health doctoral student Sara Olsen, UMD MPH '17, PhD '21, was the student veteran speaker at Honor and Remember, a Veteran's Day Service held at Memorial Chapel on Monday, November 11. Olsen, a Navy Commander and 17-year combat veteran, hesitates to receive gratitude on Veterans Day. 
November 7, 2019
The UMD Graduate School co-sponsors this year's BioScience Day, Genomics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Dogs, Viruses and More happening Tuesday, November 12, 9am-5pm in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union.
October 31, 2019
Autumn Griffin, a doctoral candidate in Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Leadership in the College of Education, co-founded Blackademia-a digital network dedicated to sharing and celebrating the stories of people of color in academic spaces-with Tiffany Lee, now a higher education administrator. Griffin and Lee found they had similar challenges and experiences as Black academics throughout their early careers. 
October 29, 2019
By Anna de Cheke Qualls  Small talk can be awkward, but it is often the first step to building relationships and networking. It is an essential skill that international graduate students and postdocs on the campus have been asking to practice in a safe space.
October 28, 2019
By Anna De Cheke Qualls Ashley Minner tells the story of the Lumbee in East Baltimore to anyone who will listen. It is a journey of members of the largest tribe east of the Mississippi through hardship, poverty, racism, identity and community.

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