Feb. 23, 2013 Special Saturday Success Seminars: Thesis/Dissertation Completion & “Radio Research”

This month, we are sponsoring two Saturday seminars on February, 23, 2012, on UMBC’s Campus, Public Policy Building, Room 206.


Breakfast Seminar: 

“Completing Your Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation”

Speaker: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale (PROMISE Dissertation Coach, The Dissertation House)

10AM -12 Noon

RSVP: UMBC’s graduate students are asked to RSVP on MyUMBC here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/16380

Students from other campuses are asked to RSVP as a comment for this post.

Join the blog for The Dissertation House today! http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/blog-online-challenge/winter-2013-challenge/.  Any student from any school may join.

These are free activities.


Lunch Seminar:

“Radio Research” with Barrett Whitener (Professional Voice-over artist, PROMISE Public Speaking Facilitator)
Barrett Whitener returns once again to work with graduate students on public peaking skills. In this seminar, you will learn how to give a synopsis of your work to an audience, WITHOUT a powerpoint presentation. You will be coached to present your work to an audience as if you were being interviewed on the radio.  This seminar debuted at one of the first PROMISE Summer Success Institutes at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia. It was very popular, and we are able to bring it back this year. Whitener conducted our “Confident Public Speaking” seminar in 2012. Graduate students from all disciplines are invited to attend this Feb. 23, 2013 Special Saturday Success Seminar.  UMBC’s graduate students are asked to RSVP on MyUMBC here:


We’re also co-sponsoring:

“Not Just the Tenure Track” with UMBC’s Graduate Student Chapter of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE-Grads), Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 4:30 PM, UMBC AOK Library, 7th Floor.

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

9 thoughts on “Feb. 23, 2013 Special Saturday Success Seminars: Thesis/Dissertation Completion & “Radio Research”

    1. Hello,

      I would like to RSVP for the seminar on Feb. 23. I am a doctoral student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

      Thank you.

      Benita Rashaw


    2. Other events this month:

      Not Just the Tenure Track, THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2013
      Speakers: PROMISE and Meyerhoff alumni: Dr. Kenneth Gibbs, Dr. Brooke Coley, and Dr. LaTese Briggs

      4:30 PM, UMBC AOK Library, 7th Floor, Room 767

      MyUMBC RSVP and information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/15728


      Proposal Preparation (Attention Postdocs!), FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2013
      Speaker: Dr. Ralph Pollack

      UMBC Library, 7th Floor

      MyUMBC RSVP and information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/training/events/13724


      Career Fair and Gala, Black Engineer of the Year, SATURDAY, Feb. 9, 2013
      Honoree: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski


      Toastmasters Provides Preparation for Presentations, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2013
      Facilitator: Dr. Judith K. Pollack (This is a DEMO meeting to gauge interest. Twenty people or more are needed to validate this event.)

      MyUMBC RSVP and information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/16388


  1. Hello,
    My name is Candice Matthews and I’m a doctoral student at George Washington University. I would like to RSVP for this event.

    Thank you,


      1. Hello,

        My name is Toni Jenkins and I am a doctoral student at The George Washington University. I would like to RSVP for this event.

        Thank you,


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