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July 2010 Archives

Rita Turner: Published article in Sustainability

Rita Turner published an article titled, "Discourses of Consumption in US-American Culture" in Sustainability. You can check it out here.

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Troy Grant published, "In Other Words...The U.S. Constitution for Regular Folks"

Troy Grant recently published the book, "In other words. . . The U.S. Constitution for Regular Folks", and it is now being sold in the National Museum of American History's bookstore in D.C. for only $4.99.

Pick one up at the bookstore in the museum next time you visit or purchase on Troy's website.

"Mini" Graduate Horizons: Student Orientation Program

Justine Johnson (Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows) and Tawny McManus (PROMISE Coordinator) and the Graduate School have organized a "Mini" Summer Horizons for graduate students. See website here.

Due to financial constraints, the large-scale Summer Horizons campus visitation program cannot be held this year. However, the "mini" version of Summer Horizons will serve visiting undergraduate students who are conducting research at UMBC for the summer. In addition, prospective graduate students (who are not part of any current summer programs on campus) who would like to visit various departments can be invited to participate in this event. This activity helps to recruit students and to provide them with information, motivation, and a community of other undergrads who are making plans for future graduate study.

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 120 (Seminar Room)

Agenda Items:
* 9:30 AM -- The Graduate School Admissions Process (Renetta)
* 10:30 AM -- The Road to Graduate School (Graduate Student Panel) *
11:30 AM -- Motivational Talk (President Hrabowski)
[Dr. Hrabowski's talk: 1 hour. Includes overview of UMBC, UMBC's mission and vision, his path to graduate school, reasons to get a Ph.D., and general tips for success.]

This year, tours are optional, however UMBC's Summer Research Program Coordinators may be making arrangements for their students. The mini Horizons program will not serve food, so students themselves, departments, or summer programs will need to make plan for meals.

* Find events for grad students at UMBC, UMB, and UMCP:

For more details, please contact:
Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Graduate Student
Development and Director,
PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
University of Maryland (UMBC, UM Baltimore, UM College Park)
UMBC Graduate School, 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-2930,