Doctoral Program in Gerontology Lecture Series Announces Fall Speaker (10/10)

The University of Maryland Baltimore and University of Maryland Baltimore County Doctoral Program in Gerontology Lecture Series has announced its fall speaker. Debra Street, Ph.D. will present, “Faces and Places: How Social Relationships and Residential Context Influence Health and Wellbeing in Assisted Living.” The lecture is scheduled for Friday, October 10 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the UMBC Commons room 331.

Street, a professor of sociology, chairs the University of Buffalo Department of Sociology. She is the recipient of the 2011 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2013-14 UB Gender Institute Janice L. Moritz Distinguished Lecture Award. She conducts research on issues associated with health and income security over the life course.

Friday, 10/10/14, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Commons 331

Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Graduate Programs Virtual Info Session (10/9)

UMBC Systems Engineering & Engineering Management Graduate Programs’ Virtual Information Session is scheduled for October 9 from 12 – 1 p.m. Participate to learn about graduate programs in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management.

UMBC offers flexible Master’s and Certificate Programs in both Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. The programs, designed for working professionals, offer courses conveniently in the evening. Participate to learn how the programs’ highly-applied, relevant curriculum sets the stage for future career progression in engineering. RSVP for the information session here.

David Warner ’14, Historical Studies MA, Becomes New Director of Historic Wade House in Wisconsin

Read about David Warner ’14, Historical Studies MA, the new director of historic Wade House in Wisconsin:

The Sylvanus Wade House is a former stagecoach inn located in Greenbush, Wisconsin. It provided lodging and meals to travelers in the early statehood era in Wisconsin.

Wade House

Read more about Wade House here:

The Graduate School Accepting Applications for Spring 2015 Dissertation Fellowship

Applications for Spring 2015 Dissertation Fellowships will be accepted by the Office of the Associate Dean of the Graduate School until 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014.

A committee consisting of three members of the Graduate School Leadership Team will review applications and announce recipients of the Fellowship by November 7, 2014.  Selection will be based on the extent of convincing evidence that the award will provide the critical element needed to complete the dissertation.

Visit the Graduate School’s website at: for the updated announcement and application.

GPC Meeting Dates for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Graduate Program Coordinators (GPC) Meeting Schedule for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

All meetings will be from 10:00 – 11:00 am (unless otherwise noted):

Fall 2014

Tuesday, September 16                 Commons 329
Tuesday, October 28                      Commons 331 – from 10:30 to 12:00
(Progressions Summary Screen and
Degree Audit demonstration)
Wednesday, November 19            Commons 331
Tuesday, December 9                    Commons 329

Spring 2015

Tuesday, February 17                     Commons 329
Wednesday, March 11                    Commons 329
Tuesday, April 14                            Commons 331
Wednesday, May 13                        Commons 329

GPD Meeting Dates for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Graduate Program Directors (GPD) Meeting Schedule for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

All meetings will be held from 1:30 – 3:00 pm in the Albin O. Kuhn Library, 767 (unless otherwise noted).

Fall 2014

September         17
October               15
November          19
December           10

Spring 2015

February              18
March                   11
April                       15 (Location TBA)
May                       13

Postdoc Morning Coffee: “Progress on my IDP” (10/1)

Meet and Greet and Individual Development Plan

Do you know other Postdocs at UMBC?  You are invited to the Postdoc Morning Coffee Meet and Greet. Postdocs from all disciplines are encouraged to attend this workshop on “Individual Development Plan (IDP).” We will continue to discuss tips and strategies to develop your career plan as a postdoc at UMBC and beyond.    Specifically, we will focus on developing professional affiliations. Dr. Judith Pollack, President and COO at MycoInnovation and former Assistant Director of PROF-it and Postdoctoral Affairs (UMBC) will be leading this seminar [photo – Judith Pollack] Please bring your laptop.  There will be time to work on your IDP.

RSVP here:

Wednesday, 10/1/14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Commons 318

Breakfast is provided.