Orientations and Success Seminars for 2011-2012

The Graduate Schools at UMBC and College Park will hold orientations this week, and UMBC will hold its first graduate student seminar on Friday, August 26. UMBC’s Evening Graduate School Orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 4:30 PM.

UM College Park invites all new and continuing graduate students of color and all other interested students to attend the Annual Networking Reception at the Nyumburu Cultural Center in the Multi-Purpose room. 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 25. This reception offers students and an opportunity to meet and greet graduate student groups and offices that support students of color at College Park; network with faculty, staff, and group leaders on campus; and learn about various student groups. Refreshments will be served.

At the end of the week, UMBC will host a Teaching and Learning Workshop for all new TAs on campus and all students interested in teaching. The workshop will also feature an “Success Seminar” free 1 hour luncheon workshop on Life/Work Balance  for all graduate students with Psychologist Dr. Robert Deluty.

  • All UMBC Graduate Student Success Seminars for 2011 – 2012 are listed here:


  • Postdoctoral seminars are listed here:


  • PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) and Professors Beyond Borders (PBB) seminars are listed here:


Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: http://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull; https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull

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